Majorca makes the perfect family holiday with quality time playing on the beach and lazing by the pool. The friendly atmosphere means day and night activities are made easy and doable no matter how young your little ones are. Even celebrities such as Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones bought a home here and bring the kids along too.
With the children in tow, its hard to simply decide what fun things you’re going to do last minute, never mind if the whole family will actually enjoy it. That’s why we’ve come up with the top 10 activities to do in Majorca, so you can plan ahead and keep those little kids – and the big ones – happy for the whole trip.
Pirates Adventure Show
This dinner show is amazing for all the family, with its acrobatics and dancing it promises to keep the children quiet. You can book Pirates Mutiny without dinner and there is also an over 18’s show called Pirates Reloaded, so be careful to book the right one. Beer, sangria and soft drinks are free throughout the evening with both Pirates Adventure and Pirates Mutiny.
Top tip – if you like their Facebook page they often have money off voucher codes and extra discounts.
Aquacity El Arenal
Relax or go wild at this fun waterpark. Great for families, with areas suitable for toddlers and wave surfing for the older ones this will be a day out to remember. There are some huge slides for the adventurous, whilst the rest of us can take a relaxing cruise down the Congo River.
Top tip – you can buy food and drinks in the waterpark, but if you want to save money there are plenty of picnic areas so take food with you.
Dolphins, exotic birds, sea lions, penguins, and every kind of aquatic animal you can think of will greet your kids at this fantastic day out. My seven year old nephew loves everything to do with sharks, so the aquariums were ideal. He also got a chance to meet one.
Top tip – pick up a leaflet from a tourist information desk or your hotel’s lobby as they often contain money off vouchers for Marineland.
Train to Soller
A lot of children love trains and this train journey just happens to be spectacular. Departing from Palma, you can sit back and enjoy the stunning scenery. Once in Soller you can get a tram to the beach where there are a selection of cafes, bars and restaurants along the pedestrianized promenade. These are perfect for grabbing some lunch, before taking the train back.
Top Tip – When in Soller try the cafes and restaurants on the side streets as they work out cheaper than those in the main square.
Horse riding at Rancho Grande Mallorca
Rancho Grande Park is the largest horse ranch in Majorca, it is suitable for every level of rider from beginner to those with more experience and they even offer swimming on horseback – it is a true cowboy/girl experience. There is a restaurant and grill with special menus for children, and in the evening there is live music.
The ranch has also been adapted for disabled clients and if your child is having a birthday whilst on holiday they do birthday parties too. If this wasn’t enough, the play area even has a bouncy castle, water slide and pony rides for the smaller children. The horse drawn western-style wagon is another great choice as adults can enjoy a drink of sangria as they travel through the forest.
Top tip – boots aren’t provided, so make sure you take suitable footwear.
There are two main beaches here to explore and one of the most fun-filled resorts for families with children. There are lots of places to eat that cater for children in the very pretty streets and squares around the resort. Puerto Pollensa is known as a child-friendly resort and is ideal for families who want something a bit quieter.
Top tip – try the local market in the square on a Wednesday and do your souvenir shopping. This is the ideal place to pick up fresh fruit which is a great healthy treat for the kids. Do you want to shop till you drop? Then, get there early as market is open 10am – 12.30. This is a perfect pick if you fancy a morning away from the pool.
This interactive theme park is absolutely great for families. Located in Magaluf, exciting rides and past-times will greet you from the very start. Try The House, an upside down Tibetan mansion with fun special effects and the shaking ground all ages can enjoy. There’s also a 4D experience, the XD Dark Ride and Desperados alongside many more fun rides. Older kids may chance a journey in The Asylum, it’s a little scary sensitive children might want to miss this one out.
Top tip – most of the reviews say it can be a little pricey, but most theme parks are. However, the ticket allows you to leave the park as you please, so don’t be afraid to nip out of the park and eat in one of the cheaper restaurants over the road.
El Laberinto Maze Fun Park
This is a fun park located in Alcudia where the kids will be entertained by clowns and wizards. The main game is to try and solve the maze, but this isn’t as easy as it looks. This is really popular with local children as well as tourists and is a worth the visit.
Top Tip – If you go in the late evening you may get chased by either a ghost or a swamp monster. Worried this may scare the little ones? Then, avoid this time and go earlier.
This is a great day out for all ages where children will learn about all the different species of sea life in a number of different zones. But as well as the marine life they can also have fun having water fights on the pirate ship and when it is too hot they can splash around in the fountain. For children over 8 they can dive with the different species and little ones may also enjoy getting their faces painted.
Top tip – there is a great play area too.
Caves of Drach
Located near Porto Cristo, these caves are worth a visit purely because of their beauty. Take the hour-long guided tour and wonder through the illuminated caves. This includes a 10-minute classical music concert and a trip on a boat across the lake too! There is also a souvenir shop, gardens and picnic areas where you can spread the day out once you have completed the tour.
Top tip – prices to date are €14.50 per adults, €7.50 for children aged 2 to 12 and children under 2 are free.
So, now you’ve got your itinerary sorted, all that’s left to do is book!
Globales Bouganvilla Hotel
Sa Coma, Majorca, Balearic Islands, Spain