Top 10 Things for Kids to do in Majorca
Majorca (also known as Mallorca) is the largest island in Spain and is surrounded by the beautiful and warm Mediterranean Sea. It’s a huge tourist destination and attracts visitors in their droves each year seeking sun and relaxation.
Majorca is a great holiday destination for people of all ages catering for those who like to party or simply relax. And if you have the kids in tow the following article looks at 10 great ways to keep them entertained during your stay in Majorca.
Pirates has been entertaining people over the last 24 years and has attracted 3 million visitors over the years! A visit to Pirates is a must and comes highly recommended and is suitable for all ages that like to be entertained. With thrilling gymnastics, acrobatics, and breathtaking dancing in a magical setting, Pirates the show is sure to captivate all imaginations. Please note that there is also an un-cut version of the show for 18 years and over.
Marineland is located close to the popular resort of Magaluf in Costa D’en Blanes, Calvia, this is one of the main aquatic centres in Mallorca and with such an array of activities it is easy to see why. Marineland promises a great family day out with many shows running throughout the day, here you will have plenty opportunity to catch one of the many dolphin shows, sea lion shows, penguins and colourful exotic birds to name a few! There is also an aquarium with tropical fish and fearsome sharks available.
Aqualand El Arenal will certainly get your adrenaline pumping with the many waterslides on offer here. Choose from a huge selection of waterslides and water thrills like the waterslide in utter darkness only for the brave! rapid waves, whirlpools, still pools, crazy race, Anaconda with its thrilling bends and zigzags, surf beach with 1 meter waves, mini park which is any child’s paradise, and much much more.
4. Glass Bottom Boat Tours
What better way to explore the waters beneath Mallorca than by a glass bottom boat tour and without getting wet! Here the wonderful colours and marine life will amaze you as you pass by, from underwater plant life to jellyfish and much more, you are sure to be amazed. These glass bottom boat tours often stop off at a secluded beach where you will get the opportunity to combine a swim with the tour during the summer months.
Caves of Drach are situated on the eastern coast of Mallorca reaching depths of 25 meters below the surface. Inside the caves is Europe’s biggest underground lake which is the largest of its kind measuring 177 meters long and 30 meters wide. Here at the lake you can enjoy beautiful classical concerts that take place daily in stunning surroundings. After the concert you will then journey by boat through these remarkable caves where you will discover the many amazing limestone formations including stalactites and stalagmites.
Get out your swimming gear and be spoilt with the choice of beaches to choose from in Mallorca. From the sandy beach of Es Trenc on the coast, to Formentor beach in the north, the choice is endless. With glistening warm waters that ripple to the shore with dazzling white sand, the beaches of Mallorca offer a great platform for those who like to relax, work on that tan or partake in many sports and water sports.
Mallorca offers a huge selection of restaurants and cafés that are sure to suit all taste buds. Choose from a great selection of seafood, authentic local dishes and international cuisine in cosy surroundings. Most restaurants will offer a great children’s meal menu and prices are very reasonable indeed. With such a variety of restaurants you are advised to try as many as you can during your stay.
8. Explore the local markets
In Mallorca you will find most towns hold a weekly market, here you can sample and purchase the very best in local produce, browse the many clothes and art and craft stalls, pick up some great souvenirs, toys and much more. Santa Maria located 15km from Palma is one of the main and popular markets on the island. Santa Maria’s market takes place every Sunday from 8am to 12pm and is well worth a visit.
9. Take to the Water
The coastline of Mallorca offers countless opportunities for leisure and sport. The warm climate makes Majorca a perfect place for sailing, diving, windsurfing and any other types of watersports possible. The bay of Palma plays host to many prestigious regattas like the Trofeo SAR Princesa Sofía and the Copa del Rey, which promises a great family day out.
10. One-Day Excursions
You must get out and explore the surroundings and see for yourself what Mallorca is all about. There are some great one-day excursions available and the only problem is which one to choose! A day-trip along the islands west coast is very popular, why not take a train journey from Palma to Soller which is a 28 km journey but well worth it as the views en-route are spectacular with its cliffs, blue seas, olive and orange groves, ancient villages and much more, or discover the island for yourself and hire a car!
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