Mallorca with Kids – Because what would be the best holiday memories if you couldn’t share them with your loved ones?
Whether as a summer vacation or a spontaneous break over the holidays … it is simply the most fun with the family and who is not in a good mood when you see the bright children’s eyes on the beach or when jumping into the pool?
Mallorca remains one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. Why? Because it’s just a particularly child-friendly island! The flight duration of approx. 2 hours can usually be mastered with children without any stress and the holiday destination is a maximum of 1 hour drive with your rental car, which you can easily take over at the airport.
The holiday resorts offer fun for everyone. But which of the many excursions and activities are worthwhile with children? Of course, this always depends a little bit on the age, but these are my favorites when it comes to planning family trips in the sunshine:
Mallorca with Kids – Excursions and activities popular with young and old:
1. La Reserva Puig de Galatzó
Off to the Tramuntana Mountains to the nature park at Puig de Galatzó. Tramuntana sounds like hiking? That’s right, but in this case it is only a 3.5 km walk through the nature park and there is so much to see that the majority of families can get through the park without the kids complaining. This is more likely to happen when it is time to leave. In the park you can see various waterfalls, animals, plants and beautiful views of the mountains.
Don’t forget to pack your picnic in your backpack. There are picnic spots in the park and at the end you can enjoy a barbeque, there is a petting zoo and a pool for the children to refresh. A highlight for children from 8 years of age are the adventure activities (unfortunately not included in the price) such as Rock climbing and abseiling.
According to a very well-known rating portal, Katmandu is the best amusement park in Mallorca and the second best in Spain! You should of course like theme parks, because this is surely not the quietest place on the island. After the park opened in 2007 with the cult attraction “Katmandu house”, it continued to grow annually and offers exciting trips, 4D encounters and water fun. Great family fun no matter if you are a water lover or adrenaline junkie. https://www.katmandupark.com/
The park is advertised as a high ropes course with the longest zip lines in Mallorca and you definitely can have fun here. Children can start their Mallorca adventure from a height of 1.10m and since age is only a number, there is of course no upper age limit. You are properly secured and can then start and have about 2 hours of fun in the family or with the group of friends. Short key data about the park: The high ropes park has a length of more than 200m and it goes up to 20m and is located near Palma. https://tirolinasgo.com/mallorca/en/
There is something for every age. Whether it’s the well-known and popular banana ride, parasailing for two, to look out over the entire bay and far out to sea, or the trend sport paddle surf. Let’s go into the water! In summer there is nothing better and fun is guaranteed.
My favorite among aqua parks. Why? Here you can still bring your own picnic, which of course does not rule out that you can buy snacks at lunchtime, but it is definitely a help in the holiday budget if you spend the day there with the whole family. The park has 4 different tariffs, one especially for small children and another for seniors. The attractions are of course not completely innocent so that the park is on my list. https://www.westernpark.com/en/
6.Jungle Parc (dif. courses from 4 years) and Jungle Parc Junior (4-11 years)
The Jungle Park is a climbing park near Santa Ponsa and depending on the chosen course, 134 different platforms can be reached. It will be fun here, regardless of whether you are traveling with children or only with adults and, for example, choose the “Extremo” course. I can definitely recommend it. It is less extreme as it sounds but the fun factor is at least extremely high.
In addition, the Jungle Parc Junior was created, which is for kids from 4 to 11 years. The park is at Portals Nous and I can’t tell you whether the little ones are more excited before or after; but who doesn’t like to watch their little adventurers and help them master the 50 possible platforms?
In the most traditional train on the island you do not travel the quickest way, but that is exactly what makes it a really cozy family excursion. Yes, even if you live on the island, it’s a popular weekend getaway. Ideally, you can do this if you already had action on the previous days. My tip: Take the railway from Palma. Then you head towards Soller, where you can get out to stroll around the town, or you continue to Port de Soller, where the highlight is a delicious ice cream in the ice cream factory.
Even if the well-known glass bottom boats do not absolutely live up to their name, it is still fun to take a tour. You can do a complete tour with a swim stop, or get off at one of the stops and explore the markets or towns. With children on board, I would not recommend a longer tour than 2 hours, because the freedom of movement on a boat is quite limited.
Now one or the other may think … “oh no the poor horses” but if you go to the ranchos you will see that the horses are taken care of day after day. I have had horses myself for years and can tell you – there are no excursions in the extreme midday heat, nor are the horses treated or fed badly. Whether you are a beginner or advanced – everyone will find the right excursion for them, and finally no hour of life is wasted that is spent in the saddle, isn’t it?
Of course, I would also like to advise against the use of carriages, whether by horse or donkey! Incidentally, the horses do not come from the well know established riding stables, as it is often wrongly thought.
No matter which seat category you choose here, you have a good view, because the seats are max. 15 m from the stage. A dinner show for the whole family, which includes food and drinks in the price. The show is a mix of action, humor and acrobatics. Incidentally, there is also a reloaded show, which is from 18 years. https://www.piratesadventure.com/en/ticket-details
Have you already taken one of the excursions or are you already planning? We are of course happy to receive comments and further ideas.
A little tip at the end: If you plan to come in spring or Easter, take a detour to the spring fair in Palma. You can’t miss it with the illuminated ferris wheel.
Let’s go on family adventures on our sunny island Mallorca!