If you are travelling as a family you will know how important it is to get it right. We go on holiday to relax and enjoy time out from our busy lives; the last thing we want is kids telling us that they are bored, constantly!
Lanzarote is an ideal location for families thanks to its wide range of activities for children so you can be sure everyone will have a holiday to remember.
Create the perfect itinerary to keep the whole family entertained with our guide to our favourite child-friendly places to go in Lanzarote.
1. Rancho Texas
Located in Puerto Del Carmen, Rancho Texas is a huge park where you can swim with sea lions and enjoy seeing the funny antics of the parrots and cockatoos. There are plenty of open spaces for children to run around and for you to relax in.
If the kids have been at full speed all day, don’t worry, the fast food restaurant offers a range of burgers, chicken nuggets and pizza, the perfect place for your little ones to refuel before jumping right back into action. Or, if you’re having problems reining in the kids, why not try the Water Corral Terrace, this eatery offers a taste of Mexican food with a view overlooking the splash park, the perfect solution.
Top Tip: there is a waterpark with slides so don’t forget your swim wear and towels
2. Camel Safari
This attraction boasts a unique setting in the Timanfaya National Park, with its breathtaking scenery, it offers an exciting adventure. Stack up on those everlasting memories with endless laughs as you try to stay balanced on one of the 200 camels that reside here. Don’t fret though; you are expertly guided by a leader through the ashfields and hills.
Top Tip: we suggest you avoid wearing strong perfumes or aftershaves on this trip as apparently the aroma acts as an aphrodisiac to camels!
3. Jameos Del Agua
The Jameos was created by local architect Cesar Manrique during the ‘60s. This part-collapsed lava tube is a must see in Lanzarote. The James Del Agua starts with a stunningly beautiful lake, followed by the dark rocks your children will love to explore – they’ll be pleasantly surprised when they spot one of the small albino crabs that lives there.
Make sure you climb the unique stairs to the huge cavern at the top, now used as a restaurant, this is a once in a life time dining experience. And if that wasn’t enough, there’s also a big underground concert hall which hosts regular events.
Top Tip: the steps and rocks can be very slippy, so may not suit anyone with mobility difficulties or very small children
4. Go Karting San Bartolome
Go Karting San Bartolme offers exciting and full-on activities. There is a large fleet of karts making sure all ages and levels can have a go. This is one of the many fun places to go with kids in Lanzarote. Open 7 days a week, even Christmas and New Year, from 10am-8pm (April-October) and 10am-6pm (November-March). This place has to be the first step for any child looking to experience the exciting thrill of karting.
Top Tip: free transport is available to the venue from any resort in Lanzarote, bonus!
5. Submarine Safari
Let the kids get up close and personal with many different species of fish and other marine life. This trip will definitely be one to remember even long after the holiday has ended. You and your family can experience life beneath the Atlantic Ocean in one of the Sub Fun submarines.
Each dive lasts approximately one hour and includes a tour guide on board who will explain each part of the trip. With the opportunity to learn how a submarine works – they’ll be dying to tell their friends and teachers the minute they get home.
Top Tip: this trip is not available for children under 2, due to health and safety regulations
As you can see there is never any need for a dull moment whilst you are in Lanzarote as it is jam-packed with fantastic experiences for families with kids of all ages. Would you suggest any other activities that families may also enjoy?