It’s the biggest of the Balearic Islands and is often a family favourite… but when is the best time of year to visit Majorca with kids to gain the most from your trip? The beautiful scenery set alongside a stretching coastline and huge, very popular resorts means that Majorca is brimming with fun and activities for all of the family. and delicious family restaurants! Whether you are looking for the hottest time or the cheapest time to go to Majorca, read on to find out when is the best time what activities are open for you and your family.
Best Time to Visit Majorca for Good Weather
If you are looking for the hottest time of the year to visit Majorca, then average temperatures peak at 30 degrees in August – the height of the UK school holidays. Many hotels, including all inclusive will offer some kids’ club activities in a shady spot.
However, the temperature starts to rise from May with a maximum of 24 degrees and drop again in October to 24 degrees so the summer months will provide you with that much desired warmth but the half term shoulder months should give you some sunshine too.
May, June and October have the possibility of being a little cooler with minimum temperatures dropping to 14 degrees at times but this could make for cooler and more comfortable nights if you are travelling with smaller children. Just pack for cooler evenings.
The likelihood of it raining during your trip to Majorca is dependent on the time of year that you travel. Between September and April, you are more likely to experience some rainfall, with the heaviest rain falling in November and December.
The Summer months from May through to the end of August, beginning of September see very little rain and even if there happens to be a downpour whilst you are there, these are often short and can sometimes help to cool you down from those high Summer temperatures! Thunderstorms are meant to be a spectacular sight if you do experience one in Majorca so try to enjoy it!
Best Time to Complete Tours and Activities in Majorca
If you’d love to marvel at the natural beauty of dolphins or whales in the wild on a glass bottom boat, then the Summer months are your best choice. The water will be calm and clear for the best views and you can enjoy sunbathing on the boat during the journey. The start or end of Summer could be best if you are completing this activity with children however as the weather will be a little cooler and there will be more of a sea breeze.
The same can be said for a visit to the Cave of Hams with impressive views and the option of a picnic on some tours. This activity is not available between the 25th of December and the 1st of January however.
Several cruises are also available to explore the coast of Majorca and the same advice applies for those tours. Do remember that the sea breeze can mask warmer weather when out at sea so it is imperative to stay hydrated and use sun cream liberally.
If you haven’t got your sea legs, then the hop on and off bus tours can be a great way to visit Majorca. This is the perfect activity year round but be prepared with an umbrella and raincoat if you are travelling in the Winter months! Skip the line tickets are available for many big attractions including Palma Cathedral.
Best Time to Visit Majorca in the School Holidays
If you’re looking for a hot Summer holiday then July and August are the best times to visit Mallorca during the school holidays. It will be quite warm with maximum temperatures reaching 30 degrees and this could always increase.
A holiday at the end of August or during June half term could be a little cooler and June dates are a slightly cheaper time.
However, if you are looking for a cheaper time to travel to Majorca, October half term would be perfect with highs of 23 degrees but you will need an extra jumper for the evenings and must be aware that some places and restaurants may not be available towards the end of the week due to it being out of season.
Best Time to Visit Majorca with a Baby or Toddler
The ideal time to visit Mallorca with a baby or toddler would be in either May or September, outside of the peak Summer months when the weather is still warm but not too hot. The island is packed with activities for all of the family and restaurants and shops are well equipped with everything you should need for your little one whilst you are there.
Best Time to Visit the Water Parks in Majorca
Aqualand is open from May to October, every day between 10am and 5pm (6pm in July and August). The attractions are open at different times throughout the day and can be closed due to maintenance so check their website for any up to date details.
During peak months of July and August the park is often busier whereas you will find yourself queuing less during June and September. Visitors also suggest arriving early to beat the queues for the most popular attractions.
The park accommodates for toddlers with a ‘Children’s Paradise’ which is designed for smaller children with slides and is monitored by a lifeguard. Teens will also find enough to do with a variety of attractions for the more apprehensive or the adrenaline junkies of the family!
Western Water Park
At Western Water Park, the season starts in May and ends at the end of September but check the website for the last day entry. It is open between 10am and 5pm (6pm during July and August) and tickets can be bought online or at the gate.
The park can be VERY busy during the Summer holidays so it could be best to visit in early July or September. However, Fast Passes are available to cut the length of queues for specific attractions. More information about this can be found on the website or at information desks at the Park.
The Park is designed for the whole family with specific areas for smaller children and larger attractions for those dare-devil teens! Toddlers will need supervision throughout their time and the activities may be a little too large for some but there are pool areas for playtime too.
The Hidropark, Alcudia is open from May 1st to October 30th inclusively with opening times from 10am to 5am and 6pm during July and August. As per the other parks, Hidropark can be very busy during peak months of July and August but arriving early could avoid this or visiting during the low season of May, June, September and October would mean there would be fewer crowds.
There are a wide range of attractions at this park which are not limited to water slides. Younger children and toddlers are well catered for but teens who might like to challenge their fear factor may not have as much to do. Saying that, there are rides suitable for the whole family individually or together so this would still make for a great day out for everyone.
Best Beaches to Visit in Majorca
What’s a summer holiday without a visit to the beach? Majorca has some fantastic beaches on offer (262 to be exact!) and here are the best of the bunch!
This beach is a fine sand beach which has two parts to it, nestled in amongst a harbour. The water here is clear and shallow, rarely showing big waves, making it perfect for families but it can get busy in July and August.
The beach is well-equipped with sun loungers, showers and toilets and the accessibility of the harbour means the chance for water sports and excursions by boat. There is a car free promenade laden with cafes and restaurants and lots of hotels nearby.
Playa de Formentor
This white-sand, Blue Flag beach is on the North-eastern tip of the island, surrounded by dense pine forests with views of the Traumuntana mountains. This can often offer some shade on those warm days in the Summer. Due to the scenic attraction of this long, skinny white beach, it can be busy with tourists at times.
The beach does offer loungers and umbrellas at set prices across the beach and these can be quite high during the peak Summer months. The water is shallow with low waves and with the added bonus of showers and toilets, it makes it perfect for children.
You can hire some basic water sport equipment but it isn’t too noisy or busy meaning there is lots of space for swimming and snorkelling. There are two restaurants and two souvenir shops nearby too so not a huge selection but they both offer self-service and a good selection of food.
Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar is a far sized beached, and although over-looked by some hotels, the sea views are impressive. It’s a great spot for families with shallow water, low waves and showers and toilets readily accessible.
You can hire sunbeds, umbrellas and pedalos to keep those little ones busy and there are lifeguards on duty which will definitely be needed as the beach can get crowded during the busy Summer months. There are restaurants nearby, including one positioned on an island in the sea which is accessed by a wooden bridge.
Port de Soller
These beaches provide some of the best views in Majorca as they are split into two separate parts along the horseshoe bay. The sea is calm and sheltered with low waves with lifeguards on duty making this a perfect beach for families.
You can hire sunbeds and umbrellas and the promenade offers lots in terms of cafes and restaurants. The option of a ride on a vintage tram is available and you will even get a view of some impressive private yachts which often choose Port de Soller to anchor!
Playa de Muro
This is one of the longest beaches on the Balearic Islands which has four different sectors. The water is calm and shallow and there is a surplus of cafes, restaurants, showers and toilets making it perfect for families!
The lifeguards on duty give you that extra peace of mind too. As the sectors progress away from the facilities, the views become more impressive and the beaches are more unspoilt. There is parking at both ends of Playa de Muro which is ideal if you’ve hired a car to load with all of the unforgettables for a family visit to the beach.
With water sports available here, it makes it a perfect beach for all and everyone, with the option of scuba diving offered for those dare devils!
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