Enjoying Tenerife with Kids
The Canary Islands are a fantastic place to go on a family holiday, but some parents will know that traveling with the kids can get stressful from time to time. One way to cut down on the tantrums is to come armed with a list of activities to keep everyone entertained and the boredom at bay. So let’s take a look at enjoying Tenerife with kids!
If youdo decide to take your next family holiday in Tenerife then you will all be in for a treat. Here is a selection of some of the places that your little ones will love.
Animals are a sure-fire way to keep children happy and if yours are keen on creatures, whether they live in the sea, on the land or in the air, then Loro Parque is the place to bring them. Start the day off with a water-based show featuring dolphins and orcas.
These spectacular mammals have been trained to perform in amazing synchronicity, showing just how high their agile bodies can jump. From here visit the penguins, which inhabit one of the biggest icebergs found outside of the polar regions anywhere in the world.
Later on take your children to see some of the land-dwelling animals as well as those who live in the trees. With lions, tigers, gorillas and chimps all within Loro Parque you are bound to find your child’s favorite.
Last but not least are the parrots. The attraction is famous for these and they come in all shapes and sizes, so don’t forget to seek them out during your visit.
A childhood holiday isn’t complete with a bit of messing around in the water and there is no better place to do this than at Siam Park. It is a water adventureland on a grand scale with plenty to do to pass an entire day.
Highlights include the themed slides, the Tower of Power, The Dragon and the Mekong Rapids, with everybody having a different favorite. The Thai theme of the park means that as well as the water attractions there are also lush green gardens, which are great for relaxing in while your children hurl themselves down another slide.
Help to cultivate a love of nature and the great outdoors in your kids by taking them to Teide National Park. Here you will find the highest peak anywhere in Spain. Mount Teide rises 3,718 meters into the air from inside a volcanic crater.
Your kids are bound to love the ride in the cable car to the top of this mountain, as they point out all the things they can see below. You can walk around and take in the stunning views stretching as far as the eye can see.
Playa de las Teresitas
No child is going to turn their nose up at a trip to the beach and all the fun that goes along with it. There are many family-friendly beaches on Tenerife, but our favorite is Playa de las Teresitas.
Not far from the island’s capital, Santa Cruz, and with the Anaga Mountains forming a contrasting backdrop, this stretch of sand goes on for nearly a mile. All elements of a paradise beach are there ready and waiting. The sand is soft and golden, the sea calm and the palm trees sway gently in the breeze. The kids will love it and so will you!