This park has often been called one of the best water parks in the world, and it’s easy to see why. The park has a huge variety of pools, aquatic rides and a wave pool with some of the world’s largest artificial waves. Siam Beach with its vast white sands and clear turquoise waters make for a great spot to relax and unwind during a busy day of exploring. Thrill seekers will enjoy daredevil rides such as the Mekong Rapids, a fast paced water slide enjoyed aboard a rubber boat, and the Dragon, a uniquely vertical zero gravity experience, as well as the Tower of Power, a slide on a 28m height that brings you through a fish-full aquarium at a speed of 80km/h. One-day pass for adults from €37.00 and from €25.00 per child. siampark.net
Ride a camel
Tenerife has a selection of camel parks and excursions where visitors can meet with and ride on camels. The aptly named La Camella, or Camel Park, was the first camel centre in Tenerife; established in 1988. Here you have a lot of duration options for camel rides along the gorgeous Southern Tenerife region. There is also a farm on site with other animals such as donkeys, goats and parrots which are sure to be a treat for little ones, as well as a restaurant and souvenir shop. Camel rides from €22.00 per adult and €11.00 per child. camelpark.es.
Forestal Park Tenerife offers unique adventure experiences for families. Obligatory Briefing Courses teaches visitors the features and equipment to ensure safe and secure fun. The family course is the perfect base for training your abilities and improving your adventure skills if you’re a first timer, as it consists of three modules which get progressively higher and more challenging as you progress. Ziplines, climbing walls, swinging, hanging and much more can all be expected on this course and it takes about two hours to complete. Family course open to kids aged five and over who are at least 1.10m in height. Online ticket includes access to one of two circuits and is from €18.00 per adult and €17.00 per child aged 5-12. forestalparktenerife.es
Palmitos Park is a zoo, dolphinarium and is even home to Europe’s largest butterfly venue. Mammals, reptiles, aquatic creatures and birds can all be found here, and kids can get up close and personal with all these species and learn more about how they live. As well as that, the park also has a variety of exciting experiences worth availing of. The Dolphin Encounter is a must, as it allows visitors to participate alongside dolphins to learn about their anatomy, biology and habits. Day pass from €30.00 per adult, €21.00 per child and €11.00 per toddler aged three to four with extra costs and booking required for dolphin encounter. palmitospark.es
Angry Bird Activity Park
The Gran Canaria addition to the Angry Bird Activity Park franchise is certainly worth visiting with children aged four to 12. This park has a huge variety of attractions such as softball areas and a ball pool for little ones and the X-Wave and Parkour Track for testing balance and agility. Daredevils can try the Big Piggy Bag Jump (aged five plus) which involves leaping from a platform onto a giant inflatable pillow or scale the climbing wall. Zip-lining, multi sports area, pedal cars, and trampolines are among other activities here. Admission from €12.00 per adult, €16.00 per child aged five to 13 and €8.00 per child aged three to four, while those under three go free. activityparkcanarias.com
There are so many boat tour companies offering different kinds of water tours of various durations, so find one which suits your family and set sail onto the clear blue seas. A huge quantity of dolphins and whales reside in the waters surrounding Gran Canaria so be sure to look into dolphin/whale watching tours if your little ones would be interested in seeing these magic sea creatures up close. Spirit of the Sea offer dolphin and whale watching trips three days a week from €33.00 per adult and €20.00 per child. dolphinwhale.co.uk
Aquapark Costa Teguise
This Lanzarote’s biggest water park and is also host to one of the world’s largest waterslides. Families can enjoy quality time together here racing each other on the park’s massive multi slides. There are lots of areas just for little ones like Children’s Lake and children slides, as well as loads of adrenaline pumping rides for daredevils. Non aquatic activities include paintball, 10D cinema, restaurants shops and so much more. Admission from €23.50 per adult and €17.00 per child. aquaparklanzarote.es
Timanfaya National Park
A must see when you’re visiting this volcanic island is Timanfaya National Park. This volcanic region takes over a quarter of the island and has detailed history of eruptions or both small and larger scales. You can view this park safely and securely aboard a coach will bring you around to all the most spectacular corners of the park, the fare for which is included in your entry fee. Keep an eye out for camels here too, as camel rides are available as well. There is also a visitor centre and designated walking routes. Entry fee from €10.00 per person.
This is Lanzarote’s largest animal park and is home to a huge variety of animals. Birds, mammals and reptiles make up this park’s fauna population and visitors are invited to learn more about each of these creatures and their habitats. There are various shows and exhibitions that take place here which make the park extra special. The sea lions’ performance shows off the creatures’ skills and intelligence, while the birds of prey, parrots and cockatoos presentations are also well worth seeing. Sea lion and dolphin interaction experiences are also available. Admission from €30.00 per adult and €22.00 per child aged three to 12. ranchotexaslanzarote.com