Lanzarote is a dream destination for families, well known for its endless attractions, great selection of child-friendly resorts and year-round warm climate. If you’re planning a getaway to this beautiful island, here are the best activities to keep the kids happy.
Take a Segway Tour
What better way to explore the sights of Lanzarote than aboard a space age Segway that does all the hard work. Many tours are offered throughout the island including the area around the Papagayo beaches – a spot which offers awe inspiring scenery and a cool ocean breeze as you whizz along the promenade. For the more adventurous, take an off-road tour and climb the Montana Roja Volcano. Once at the top, you can enjoy panoramic views before gliding down to the bottom.
Visit a National Park
The kids will love a day exploring the rugged volcanic terrain of the Timanfaya National Park which has been declared a place of outstanding natural beauty. It’s home to the Fire Mountains which were created over 250 years ago when more than 100 volcanoes erupted. Included in the park entry is a coach tour which navigates the alien landscape with audio commentary and frequent stops for pictures in front of glowing craters and steaming jets. There’s even a demonstration in areas where the ground is still hot enough to set a bush or branch on fire.
Hike a Volcanic Tube
After a morning enjoying the Timanfaya National Park, be sure to visit the nearby natural phenomenon, known as Las Cuevas de los Verdes. This is one of the largest volcanic galleries in the world, where visitors can hike almost 2km though an underground cave system. It’s an easy walk, suitable for all ages and a local guide can provide you with information on this natural wonder. Children will be especially excited to find out it was once a hideout for pirates.
Learn to Surf
No trip to Lanzarote would be complete without sampling some of the thrilling watersports on offer. From scuba diving to fishing and jet skiing, there’s something to be enjoyed at many of the resort towns on the island. For a unique experience, hit the waves at Famara Beach located in the North. This offers the perfect conditions to learn to surf. There are plenty of schools to choose from which provide lessons to get you to your feet in no time.
Take it Easy
After all that excitement, it’s time to sit back and relax whilst the children build sandcastles. The charming town of Matagorda, situated on the south-eastern coast is highly recommended for families with small children. The area is home to three Blue Flag awarded beaches. A gently sloping shore and calm waters makes it the sensible choice for a safe and fun-filled day under the Mediterranean sun. There are also plenty of restaurants in the town where you can indulge in an authentic feast.
Lanzarote holidays have long been a family favourite and it’s not hard to see why. If you’re planning a visit, be sure to check out these exciting attractions for a once in a lifetime experience.