Majorca Family Travel Guide
The lovely Mediterranean island of Majorca is a paradise for family holidays with diverse dramatic scenery from mountain ranges across the west to beautiful golden sandy beaches that dot the south end of the island. Add lots of sunshine, restaurants and family entertainment and you have a perfect recipe for happy holiday memories!
Family days out and attractions in Majorca
Apart from lots of family attractions, Majorca is also a great destination for families because the Spanish love children and they are welcome anywhere, anytime all over the island. Let’s check out some of the must see and must do attractions that await you and your family.
Water parks are everywhere in Majorca. Kids love water, slides and adventure - so combine all of these and children of all ages will play happily for hours on end at any of these terrific water parks on the island. They are all different and some boast pools, slides, castles and even a wave pool; so get set for thrills and spills to keep you happy all day long, and then get set to do it again! Here are some of the favourites: Aqualandia/EI Foro de Mallorca in Binissalem, Hidropark in Port d'Alcudia, Aquapark in Magalluf, Aquacity in S'Arenal (Platja de Palma)
Animals, animals and more animals: Everyone knows kids love animals and Majorca has animal attractions to delight them all.
Auto-Safari, Cala Millor - A safari park with giraffes, zebra and monkeys plus a 'baby zoo' with young elephants and reptiles born at the zoo.
Nemo Submarines, Magalluf - For a different view see the flora and fauna beneath the sea on a 2 hour exploration by minisubmarine.
Marineland, Portals Nous - performing dolphins, sea-lions and parrots, penguin pool, retiles, sharks and tropical fish; a mock pirate ship and a miniature train; youngsters will love it!
Acuarium de Mallorca, Porto Cristo - Piranhas and electric eels as well as other tropical fish are on show in this small aquarium.
Calvia Pony Club - Kids loves horses; so saddle up and enjoy the scenery!
Other attractions and adventures - Try some minigolf or go-karting and don’t forget the gorgeous beaches that offer lots of relaxation, swimming and fun in the sun!
Child friendly accommodation and places to stay in Majorca
Majorca offers many family resorts which are located near sandy beaches with safe, shallow waters as well as child friendly activities like crazy golf and pony rides. They also have child minding services and children’s entertainment ensuring a fabulous holiday for kids and parents alike.
In the end it’s your decision as to whether you prefer a self-catering option of a villa, apartment or hotel accommodation. Either way, rest assured Majorca is an island paradise that remains a favourite with families who return time and time again. Check these great resorts out.
Puerto Pollensa - This resort has everything - wonderful scenery, beautiful sandy beaches and a laid-back friendly atmosphere.
Santa Ponsa - is a popular resort where you can try out a range of water sports, play on the superb golf courses or stroll along the golden sandy beach.
Alcudia - features the longest stretch of sandy beach in Majorca and the water is shallow making it perfect for children and also includes an action packed go-kart track and water-park! Fantastic!
Family restaurants and local cuisine
Majorca’s Santa Ponsa comes alive at night with lively bars, discos and great restaurants to suit all tastes and free open air entertainment for all the family plays in the new square until midnight.
You are certain to find something tasty on the menu for children of all ages as well as your own more refined pallet, so head out to one of Majorca’s restaurants and get yourself a feed! Many of the island’s supermarkets and resorts also stock superb varieties of Spanish baby food!
Finally; the airport gates at Palma Airport are a really, really long walk from the arrivals area; so be certain to hold on to your kids on the way to the baggage area! They will be asking: Are we there yet? Majorca is busiest in summer, so for a quieter family base it is best to either avoid this particular time or choose one of the Northern resorts such as Port d'Alcudia which is usually not so crowded.