4 Family-Friendly Things to Do in Tenerife
Take your family on a trip to Tenerife this summer and you’ll be spoiled for choice with fun things to do. Not only are there beautiful sun-bleached beaches and clear blue waters for the kids to play in, there is also an impressive range of child-friendly activities.
If you go to one of our superb destinations on the island, you can take advantage of our Kids’ Clubs, which give parents and children some time apart and you can also explore any number of fun-packed activities for different age groups.
So, if you or your friends are wondering “what holiday destination has lots of things for kids to do?”, remember this article! Read on as Falcon proudly presents our recommendations for 4 family-friendly activities in Tenerife.
1. Go play in a water park
Seeking more than just sun, sea, and sand? Tenerife has some entertaining alternatives to beach life that are fun for all the family. Aqualand Costa Adeje is a huge water park that has fun rides for even the youngest members of your party. Let them loose in Kidzworld, where safe small slides like the Crazy Race Junior provide a gentle experience.
Slightly older kids will love Siam Park, a little slice of Thailand in the Canary Islands. This action-packed water park features temples, giant dragons and all kinds of thrilling rides. Smaller kids – or adults who prefer relaxation – can enjoy the gentler attractions, and there are some real adrenaline rushes to be had on the Tower of Power and other fast slides.
2. See beautiful butterflies
Take a trip to the other side of Mount Teide and your family can see stunning butterflies in the Mariposario del Drago. Your family can wander around this glassed-in tropical garden and witness beautiful colours!
The relaxing music and atmosphere can be appreciated by all ages, and nature lovers will love tropical birds and butterflies flitting around. You’ll even see terrapins and iguanas! For the intellectually inquisitive, there are education halls and a pupae room to learn about biology and butterfly lifecycles.
3. Take a Segway tour
Explore the magnificent Canary Islands in a unique and fun way! A Segway tour is a great way for families with older children to tour the coastline without walking or taking a car.
Everyone can enjoy the sun on their skin and the wind in their hair. You’ll have safety gear and an instructor on hand to ensure everyone is safe. And the vehicles are easy to drive, electric, noiseless and environmentally friendly too!
4. Watch magnificent whales and dolphins
A trip to watch orca whales and dolphins is ideal for those families that enjoyed the butterfly farm and want to see more wildlife. Loro Parque will let your little ones watch the majesty of these brilliant sea mammals right before their very eyes!
The park is also home to parrots and penguins – “loro” actually means “parrot” in Spanish – and you’ll find a gorilla habitat with lush vegetation and waterfalls. So, your family can enjoy a variety of animals from air, sea and land!
If you’d rather view sea creatures in their natural habitat, take a boat trip from Las Americas to spot pilot whales and dolphins. You’ll find operators who follow guidelines to ensure minimum disturbance for the animals.
Fantastic family activities in Tenerife
You’ll be delighted to hear that we’ve only just scratched the surface of the family-friendly activities on offer. With cable car trips to mountaintops, camel rides, and much more, it’s a getaway destination that shouldn’t be missed! To book a trip to terrific Tenerife, take a look at our range of local choices.