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School Holiday Survival Guide

July 3, 2018

The school holidays are on the horizon, and if you’ve not yet put too much thought into a summer break with your family, then now’s the time. Lanzarote is the ideal destination for fun-filled family breaks that have more than enough to entertain the kids and help the adults relax. In this post, we’ll run through the best the island has to offer in terms of kids’ activities – from exciting theme parks to utterly unique Lanzarote day trips and much more.

Thrilling theme parks

Kicking things off is arguably Lanzarote’s most off-the-wall experience, Rancho Texas. This is a beguiling combination of a wild west theme park and zoo that’s sure to entertain children of all ages. The park features live wild west themed shows and performing seals – and you can even see a Komodo dragon! Lanzarote family holidays aren’t complete without visiting this unique and highly-rated park, so make sure you reserve a whole day to pack everything in!

Wild water parks

The island features two cracking water parks that benefit from the near-rainless Lanzarote weather. Aqua Lava, near to Playa Blanca, takes its name from the dormant volcanoes that surround it and features slides and a toddler area for little ones – as well as a lazy river that’s perfect for adults to chill out in!

The similarly named Aquapark Costa Teguise has all the bases covered for a high-octane day out. Its highlight is undoubtedly the imposing kamikaze slide, a daunting challenge for the daredevils amongst your brood. A trip to Aquapark is best combined with a day out in the charming resort of Costa Teguise – allowing you to explore the island with your family and prevent the little ones from getting restless.

Unique activities

With its volcanic moonscape interior and cooling Atlantic breezes, Lanzarote isn’t your typical Spanish resort, as it features some activities that are totally unique.The Timanfaya National Park showcases the best of the local landscape, with highlights including the Montañas Del Fuego, where the red-hot volcanic fissures issuing from the ground provide local restaurants with heat for grilling – certainly a unique lunch option for the whole family!

Timanfaya’s charm doesn’t end there, either. Camel rides are available all year round as an unforgettable way to traverse the volcanic valleys. Prices are approximately €12 per camel, so this works out well in terms of value, as two people can fit on these magnificent desert beasts.

You’ll be spellbound by the sheer range of colour present in the mountains and hills hewn out of a volcanic eruption hundreds of years ago, and while you can see the park as part of a bus tour, climbing on a camel is much more exciting for the kids. They’ll be utterly thrilled by this unique day out, one that’ll undoubtedly be the subject of playground boasts for months to come…

Activity-filled beaches

Of course, one of best things to do in Lanzarote is hit the beach, and there are plenty of kid-friendly spots all over the island. Playa Blanca’s stretch of white sand is an ideal base for days of family fun, with nearby bars an ideal place for the adults to keep a watchful eye over the kids on the beach below, all while indulging in a caña or two…

Playa Blanca also offers pedalo and kayak hire for families itching to hit the high seas, as well as fat bike hire for a unique way to ride along the sands. The pristine waters make this area a diving hotspot, and tuition is available all summer long for teens, so there’s no shortage of fun available at the resort.

If you and your clan are feeling more adventurous, Costa del Papagayo, a short distance down the coast, is a quieter beach that’ll leave plenty of room for activities and family relaxation with more privacy.

Of course, you should always make sure that you have the correct child-friendly swim gear for the beach and pool alike.

The best family accommodation

If you’re wondering where to stay in Lanzarote with family, you should ask yourself: what do you value most on a family holiday? If it’s creating unforgettable memories with your loved ones, then why not consider a private villa? Our range of villas in Lanzarote is diverse enough to satisfy just about any family, from large options such as the Villa Princesa Irene, which sleeps ten and has a large private pool as well as a ping pong table, to the secluded and chilled out Villa Jameos, ideal for baby’s first holiday.

Opting for a villa for your family accommodation in Lanzarote is undoubtedly more relaxing than a package break to a large hotel, as you can set the pace of your holiday as you wish – whether you’ve got energetic kids desperate to dive-bomb in the pool at first light or teenagers relishing a lie-in with the shutters down until midday.

Inspired to bring your family to the Canaries this summer holiday season? Have a browse of our family villas – Lanzarote is waiting for you!

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