Top 10 fantastic things to do
in Lanzarote with the family
Lanzarote is crowned as one of the most popular family holiday resorts in the Canary Islands thanks to its supersized sandy beaches, pretty pebble coves, picturesque towns and entertainment on tap. Better still, its balmy year-round temperatures mean you can snap up a sunshine holiday whenever you fancy, and with our tempting list of the top 10 fantastic things to do in Lanzarote with the kids, you're sure to tick all of your holiday to-do boxes.
HIT PLAYA FLAMINGO BEACH
Lanzarote is all about beaches. Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca, Playa Chica in Puerto del Carmen and Playa Bastian in Costa Teguise are fantastic beaches where you and the fam can spend a day building sandcastles and splashing in the sea. Kids will love the golden sands, watersports and sunshine. These family friendly beaches have nearby cafes and bars to choose from - Antiu Xixona parlour in Costa Teguise is a firm favourite for ice cream lovers.
CATCH THE CATLANZA CRUISE
There are many cool boat trips to enjoy around the island. Hop aboard the Catlanza and spend a sun-soaked afternoon gliding through the seas on a 75-foot catamaran. During this family-friendly cruise you'll pass the scenic Papagayo beach - keep your eyes peeled for magnificent dolphins, flying fish and pilot whales, and relish a delicious lunch onboard - before pulling up anchor and making a splash in the pristine waters off the coast!
4X4 ISLAND TOUR
Try real off-roading with tours from 4x4-Routes. This exhilarating open-top SUV tour takes your family through off-road trails and rugged volcanic landscapes. As you soar across the terrain, you can admire the white-washed houses of sleepy villages, volcanic peaks and visit Lagomar, the iconic cube-shaped house. If the wind in your hair is not enough, the tour also takes you to Playa Famara so you can treat yourself to a refreshing dip!
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Take your kids on an Atlantic Adventure Boat Excursion or Submarine Safari to explore the sea and the marine flora and fauna. The former is a glass bottomed boat that also lets them have a go at snorkelling, swimming and kayaking. The Yellow Sub dives underwater so you'll have front row seats when it comes to spotting stingrays, schools of fish and Barracuda!
COOL OFF IN COSTA TEGUISE'S AQUAPARK
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If you're looking for adrenaline-pumping fun in the sun, Costa Teguise is (handily) home to the largest Aquapark in Lanzarote - and it's jam-packed with thrilling flumes, chutes and slides suitable for all ages. Brave its white-knuckle Kamikaze, race your siblings down the slides and float along the rapids before exploring the cafes, restaurants, and shops on site. It'll be difficult to tear the kids away!
TOUR RANCHO TEXAS
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Rancho Texas is a great day out for the family with plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained. The Cheeky Sealion Show is sure to keep the entire family hooked as is the The Bird of Prey Show and Parrot Show. Make sure you save time to explore what the Wild West has to offer, besides exciting pony rides and a Red Indian village.
ARRECIFE'S 6-D CINEMA
Located on the new Marina is Arrecife, a thrilling 6D Cinema that the kids will love. If movies are not what interest you, try the 6D tour of flying over Lanzarote - you'll be in for an exciting ride!
If you've got your walking boots with you, you mustn't forget to trek to the summit of Islote de Hilario or Fire Mountain in beautiful Timanfaya National Park - the views will take your breath away. The intense volcanic activity under the earth’s surface is best seen in its streaming geysers, and you've got a few to choose from here. Children will love Los Hervidos too, where lava craters are filled with seawater.
GO KART AT SAN BARTOLOME
Once you've ticked off the beach and waterparks, take the kids to spend an hour or two on the whizzing Go Kart tracks at San Bartolome. The karts are suitable for all ages and skill levels, so the little ones will have some serious fun racing down the track. Tickets can be bought in advance online.
GO PARASAILING IN PLAYA BLANCA
Indulge in a fun-loving afternoon of watersports in Playa Blanca and Playa Chica. You'll find bundles of activities here from parasailing, kiteboarding and flyboarding to jet-ski and banana boat rides. With gear available to rent and instructors on hand, the kids (big and small) can enjoy thrills and spills all day long.