Top 10 Things for Kids to do in Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria is a wonderful holiday destination and there is much more to this holiday resort than sun, sea and sand.  With so much to do and an abundance of activities all geared towards the international tourist, a visit to Gran Canaria is a must for you and your family. 

The following article looks at just some of the top 10 things for kids to do in Gran Canaria.  For further details please read on…

1.    Waterparks

No trip to Gran Canaria is complete until you have visited a waterpark, in Gran Canaria there is a choice of three great waterparks offering the very best in entertainment for all the family.  Choose from Ocean Park, Aqua Sur in Maspalomas or Aqua Park in Puerto Rico where a great day of fun for all the family is assured.

2.    Holiday World Amusement Park 

Offering the very best in outdoor amusements, Holiday World is a must when in Gran Canaria with the kids.  Holiday World is located in the popular resort of Maspalomas in the southern region of Spain and is easily accessible by car on the G-C1 motorway.  With an exciting fun-fair, bouncing castles, bowling alley, amusement arcade, internet café, restaurants, cafés, nightclubs, bars and much more there is something for everyone at Holiday World Amusement Park.

3.    Sioux City

A visit to Sioux City will transport you back in time to the ‘Wild Wild West’.  Here you will experience a fun day out for all the family in this wonderful recreation of the American Wild West!  Meet the Indians and cowboys, witness bank robberies and shoot-outs, speak with the sheriff, visit the saloons and wig wams and much more.

4.    Cocodrilo Park

Cocodrilo Park is an impressive crocodile park that is built just like an African empire.  On-site there is a gift shop, café and an African village.  This park is home to the biggest collection of crocs in Europe with over 300 crocs calling Cocodrilo Park their home.  The park includes a museum on-site where you can learn all about the crocs history, their habitats and avail of a tour of the park.  There are also tropical fish and birds on-site and a parrot show to add to the entertainment here.

5.    Museums

Gran Canaria is more than just a sun holiday destination, it is also a cultural destination and with amazing architecture, art work, artefacts and may other structures it is easy to see why.  A visit to one of the many museums in Gran Canaria is well worth the experience and the following three are just some examples of museums worth a visit: Museo Canari, Centro Atlantico de Arte Modern and Casa de Colon.

6.    Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is a sub-tropical park located in the southern part of Gran Canaria and is surrounded by stunning landscapes that offer a wonderful backdrop to the park.  Palmitos Park contains over 160 different types of cactus and over 1000 palm trees of 42 different types!  There are also monkeys, an aquarium, crocodiles, an orchid house, Europe’s biggest butterfly house, birds of prey that perform in shows, colourful parrots and much more.

7.    Camel Safari

Camel Rides in Gran Canaria are a very popular activity and a fun way of exploring some of the sand dunes of Las Maspalomas and the pretty little village of Fataga.  Prices for a camel safari are very reasonable and start from just €9.00 to a longer tour priced approximately at €30.00 including lunch!  So sit back and enjoy this tour from new heights!

8.    Beaches

Gran Canaria is home to some of the worlds most loved and stunning beaches, with such a wide variety to choose from with more or less privacy, small or large beaches, the list is endless and is enjoyed by young and old.  Some of the most popular beaches include Playa de Inglés, Playa de Puerto Rico, Maspalomas and San Agustín to name a few.  

9.    Dolphin and Whale expeditions

The warm waters of Gran Canaria is home to the bottlenose dolphins and short-finned pilot whales, why not take a tour and see these beautiful creatures for yourself in their natural and beautiful habitat.  There are many tours to choose from and each offer a unique and wonderful experience.   Check out The great Dolphin Whale trail expedition website which is a popular dolphin and whale tour in Gran Canaria.

10.    Day Trips in Gran Canaria

Get out and explore Gran Canaria by car, with so much to see and do there are some great day trips to avail of here.  Check out our Gran Canaria – 5 Great Day Trips by Car article for some great suggestions.

Gran Canaria has all the ingredients for a great family holiday so start planning that holiday in the sun today!

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Have you been to Gran Canaria before? Perhaps you have other suggestions you would like to share with our readers?  Please feel free to leave a comment in the comment box below.  Thank you.