The best things to do on your family holidays in Lanzarote

For the adults, Spain holds a lot of interest for its wines, bullfighting, and historical buildings. Lanzarote is one of the places in Spain that is fun for the whole family. Water activities, as well as several theme parks and museums make this a great place to bring the kids on vacation.

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Beaches are always a family favourite. Lanzarote has a number of famous and family friendly beaches that kids will love. It’s very easy to find a hotel within walking distance of the beach. You could build sandcastles, splash in the waves, or simply lounge on the beach. Kids can play while the adults relax in the sand. Make it a whole day, or combine it with some of the other water activities that you can find in Lanzarote.

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Snorkelling is a possibility for the older kids. The whole family will enjoy seeing marine life such as fish, turtles, and coral. Getting a good guide who will look after your family and pay special attention to the young ones is important. The guides should also teach you about water safety and explain the best way to swim through the coral. Snorkelling is a skill that your kids will have with them all their lives, and hopefully you can start a new hobby for them on your trip to Lanzarote.

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Another water activity that you can do in Lanzarote is canoeing. Seeing the city from the ocean while inside your boat is a unique way to go sightseeing. Even young children can come in the canoes; the middle section of the canoe is perfect for sitting children who are too young to paddle. Canoes are very safe and hard to tip, and they are a great way to get some exercise on your vacation. Just make sure that everyone is wearing good life jackets, and you’re ready to go.

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If you are looking for something even more high energy, there are a couple of water parks in the Lanzarote area. These should be easy for you to find; tour information centres will help you find the one closest to your hotel and send you on the correct bus. Within no time, you and your family could be zooming down some waterslides.

Back on land, the Guinate Park zoo is home to a diverse range of animals. Kids can get up close to creatures from around the world. The zoo’s guided tours are a good way to learn more about the animals you will see. Or, you could try the Rancho Texas Western-themed animal park. Enjoy this Spanish take on traditional American culture through guided tours of the wild.

As you can see, you don’t have to leave the kids out on your trip to Spain. There are plenty of things in Lanzarote that will keep kids of any age entertained. If you do happen to need some time away from the kids, many hotels offer nanny services or day programs for kids. With all of these options, everyone is bound to have a great family holiday.

 

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