There is no doubt Majorca (Mallorca) is a family friendly destination for little and big kids alike. From water parks & snorkelling to scenic train rides, go karting, exciting caves, beautiful sandy beaches, a pirate show and more, there is something for everyone whether you are after an action packed or relaxing family holiday all year round.
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The warm climate and short two hour flight from the UK makes Majorca a very popular destination for a first family holiday abroad with a baby or toddler too. It’s little sister Menorca is a short hop away too.
Accommodation wise, Majorca is well equipped for families and there are plenty of family friendly hotels or villa options to suit all budgets. (For all inclusive family hotels in Majorca see here.) Look out for the mini ‘train’ which takes you round local areas too! You’ll see many spots to alight!
If you decide to venture from your pool, here are some of my recommendations for family travel in Majorca. Bear in mind some activities are open only from April to October making it perfect for a visit over the October half term holiday.
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See rays, starfish, turtles, sharks and more and observe them feed at set times. There is a splash park to cool off on hot days; an outdoor play area with a bouncy castle and pirate ship play area too.
Take a stroll through the gardens and discover the sea turtles tank with its Carribean sand beach. I you are feeling brave you can dive with the rays in an outdoor tank. The rainforest canopy area is a fun little walk too.
Open from 10am -3.30pm Tickets are around €30 for adults and €18 for children. See here to purchase.
Great for kids of all ages.
Used by locals and tourists alike, catch the famous train from Palma to Soller (about an hours journey) and marvel through the picturesque landscape. A great way of seeing more of the island and a perfect way to explore Soller or Palma. Don’t forget your swimmers as there is a lovely beach at Soller too. Tickets are available at the station or you can purchase in advance here.
Go on a boat trip and see wild dolphins!
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.
Best Beaches in Majorca
There are so many too choose from but Cala d’or is a lovely spot as is Puerto Pollensa. Both are family resort area with facilities.
- Puerto Pollensa has a picturesque bay with beautiful soft sand and clear turquoise waters. The water is calm and shallow, A highlight is the play park on the beach conveniently near a delicious ice-cream shop!
- Playa de Formentor is to the northeast of Port de Pollensa. Visitors can access Formentor via ferry from Port de Pollensa beach during the summer months, or drive across the Tramuntana mountain range and follow it as it winds into the ocean to Playa de Formentor. There are plenty of pine trees along the narrow stretch to provide shade. Opt for a tour of the market , Alcudia town and see the beach too.
- Stef recommends her favourite beaches. “One, Camp de Mar is brilliant for families and is a huge hit with our clan. The sea is crystal clear, calm and shallow and there are little rocky coves that the kids love to explore. At the back of the beach there’s a playground and numerous restaurants, but the most eye-catching restaurant (and our favourite) is Illeta, which is on an island in the sea that can be accessed by a wooden bridge from the beach.”
- Port de Soller beach is a little quieter and situated in the north-west. They even have a fairytale exploration game tour – perfect for families!
- Playa de Muro is a huge expanse of sand with lots of hotels and resorts nearby – so it can become busy during peak seasons.
There are many caves to explore in Majorca, but the Caves of Drach are particularly special. Descend into the depths to an expanse of water and seats. Once everyone is seated an orchestra appears on a boat and serenade you.
The acoustics are spectacular and even an 11 month old, a 4 and 5 year old were transfixed. There are obviously lots of steps and you can bring a stroller.
After the show you can choose to walk back or travel back via boat- which we did! totally worth it. This is also a great option for something to do on a rainy day in Majorca.
Visit a Water Park in Majorca
There are 3 main water parks to choose from; Aqualand and Western Water Park, and Hidropark is handy for the northern resorts. Look out for discounts by booking online and flicking through tourist brochures.
Hidropark, Alcudia Open from May and closes the end of October. We visited on a partially cloudy day so it was little chilly. However, the girls had a blast. The splash pool and play area is perfect for little ones and there are some more adventurous slides and tubes for teens and grownups.
Sunbeds, lockers are available for rent and there is plenty of shade. We visited in May and found it pretty quiet. It is quite expensive if you have kids over the age of 11, they pay full adult price which is roughly 30 euros each person.
Discover Palma With Kids
Chloe from Life Unexpected loves Palma. “Palma is our favourite place to stay as a family. We always go and stay in a gorgeous AirBnb. We find that there is always so many central and lovely ones available. Skip the line tickets are available for many big attractions including Palma Cathedral.
As a family, the Old Town was our favourite place to visit and walk around, but we equally loved a day trip to Soller via the old orange train. It takes you through the mountains and stops off so you can get pictures. The aquarium is also a must visit for kids. It’s huge and so interactive, plus very easy to get to on a bus route. “
Maria from Happy Mummy enjoyed Puerto Pollensa; it is a beautiful port set in a large bay at the northernmost point of the Island. We stay at the Fergus Style Pollensa Park and it really suits us as they have a splash park, toddler pool and lots of daytime and evening activities – including Lily’s must have: A mini disco!
Explore El Arenal
5 things to do in El Arenal Majorca. Angela from Life Of Spicers has stayed in this area for a long weekend. She mentions it’s close proximity to Palma meant the transfer times were very reasonable. Some of her recommendations include; visiting Golf Fantasia – a 54 hole mini golf centre with a Jurassic theme; experiencing the land train and Aqualand.
Have you visited before? What are your favourite things to do in Majorca?
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