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Family Fun: 3 Things to Do with the Kids in Lanzarote

June 13, 2019

With summer in sight, there’s no better time to consider booking a holiday that will cater for the whole family. Lanzarote offers a very comfortable average year-round temperature of 22°C, short flights from the UK at around 4 hours long, and an abundance of beautiful, family-friendly beaches to visit, too.

In today’s post, we’re discussing some of our favourite family attractions. From exploring stunning Lanzarote beaches to taking a day trip to witness the heat from the volcanic ground firsthand – when it comes to entertaining the kids, we’ve got it covered.

See the sights

When you’re in Lanzarote, sightseeing is something the whole family can actively get involved in. Take a day trip to the Mountains of Fire, then head to Timanfaya for a guided volcano excursion to fully make the most of your day. Most of the excursions also offer camel rides, so entertaining little ones and older children at the same destination shouldn’t be an issue. Accompanied safely by guides, a trek up the volcanic dunes on a camel is sure to be a bumpy ride you and your kids will never forget.

Another Lanzarote day trip to consider is the Jardin de Cactus that was created by the island’s legendary artist, Cesar Manrique. Kids of all ages will enjoy this spectacle – as long as they avoid the prickles! The onsite bar and gardens provide the perfect spot for some relaxing refreshments, while taking in the stunning views as the sun goes down after a busy day of exploring.

Hit the volcanoes

If your kids thrive with hands-on interactive fun, the iconic volcanic areas will be very well suited to entertain them on holiday. Watch the heat emerging from the volcanic ground when water is poured into a 10-metre deep hole – a sight which is guaranteed to astound children of all ages. For older children, take a drive along the ‘Route of the Volcanoes’ – a route permitted only by guided buses that offers an unforgettable experience.

The Lanzarote sightseeing possibilities don’t end there – Cueva de Los Verde is one of the longest lava tubes in the world. The kids will love exploring around the lava tubes, discovering the huge underground atriums, and wandering through narrow passages. If your kids are interested in pirates, the secret lava tubes also offer some fascinating insights into the island’s history – making it a must-see activity.

Plan for day trips

Riding the slides at Lanzarote’s biggest water, Aquapark Costa Teguise is sure to go down a treat. It has an abundance of attractions for kids of all ages, including young toddler slides and shallow pools. The possibilities don’t end there, the summer season also offers zip lining, paintballing and an adventure park circuit for racing cars – so if your kids aren’t fond of the water, all preferences can be well catered for in one day trip.

Alternatively, combine a fun day out with some awe-inspiring sightseeing with a visit to Rancho Texas Zoo and Waterpark. With several shows a day featuring birds of prey, sea lions, dolphins and cockatoos – it’s fun for all the family.

Volcanic rock and cacti

From exploring the island’s lava tubes to relaxing in Jardin du Cactus, there are endless ways to occupy young ones in Lanzarote, from fun-filled day trips to the relaxing beach time. Just take a little time to plan your itinerary in advance and you’ll be primed for a relaxing stay on the island – especially when you book a stay in one of our stunning private Lanzarote villas. Browse our complete range now and start planning the family holiday of a lifetime.

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