Tenerife has established itself as a family-friendly holiday hotspot in Spain. The island is blessed with sandy beaches and warm weather all year round. Better yet, the time zone here is the same as in the UK, meaning no jet lag!
There are plenty of activities for children to partake in and the majority of hotels here run clubs for children to stay entertained throughout the day. Knowing exactly what to plan for your trip can be overwhelming at times, which is why we’ve done it for you.
Here Are Our Top Tips For Planning A Family Holiday To Tenerife
What could be better than swinging through the trees in the sunshine? Forestal Park brings out your inner Tarzan, donning 11 different ziplines in the stunning pine forest of the Las Lagunetas. The protected landscape is a haven for different species of wildlife, like sparrowhawks, who you may come face-to-face with on your excursion.
If you feel brave enough, you can try your luck on the more challenging course, filled with
suspension bridges, wall climbs and swings. Altogether, each course takes around 2-3 hours, making for a great family day out.
Teide Observatory is one of the best places in the Northern Hemisphere to go stargazing, with scientists from all over the world coming here to study the stars. If you arrive in Tenerife during the day, you should think about organising a trip here first. Make sure to organise a transfer from South Tenerife airport to your accommodation so that you avoid queues at the airport and get yourself ready to head out.
Come night-time, you’re able to see the sun setting over Mount Teide and the stunning sunset that follows. Following this, you’re then able to observe the stars in the sky. The low light pollution in Tenerife allows a clear view of the solar system, should the weather be good. You can book a tour, where astronomical guides will walk you through the constellations like the Milky Way and let you look through the powerful observatory telescopes there.
Water parks always go down well with young children and the whole family can get involved. Siam Park is one of the largest and most well-known water parks in the whole world, spanning 4 acres and a variety of different attractions including slides, white-water rapids and a lazy river ride.
For the fearless members of your family, there’s the Tower of Power, an almost-vertical 28-metre
drop that goes as fast as 80 kilometres per hour. The slide takes you through an underwater tunnel with an aquarium teeming with sharks and stingrays – so make sure to keep your eyes open!
Besides these, Siam Park also offers visitors a beach cabana, a champagne club and a sandy beach to sit back and relax. Let the kids entertain themselves for hours whilst you chill around the pool for the day.
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