Mallorca with kids

family with kids laughing having fun on vacation at a beach in mallorca spain

Mallorca is one of Europe’s top travel destinations for families, and it is no wonder. There are literally hundreds of fun and interesting activities to do that makes the island perfect for almost all ages and interests. So let’s have a look at some of the popular things to do with kids in Mallorca.

In this article:

Water parks

Museums

Adventure parks

Animal parks

Marine activities

Karting circuits

A ride in the antique train

excursion with antique train in mallorca

The antique train is one of the major tourist attractions in Mallorca. It is an authentic, fun and beautiful ride through some of Mallorca’s most scenic areas. The train line was opened in 1911, and the mahogany cars operating today are the original ones. The ride is bumpy and and there are just so many impressions to take in which makes it fun for everyone.

Water parks

buy tickets and transfer to western water park in magaluf mallorca
Western Water Park, Magaluf

Splashing, sliding, jumping and laughing … Most kids love a water park packed with fun slides and big basins. Mallorca has three water parks: HidroPark (Alcúdia), Aqualand (Arenal) and Western Water Park (Magaluf), all three with a nice selection of activities for the entire family.

For families with infants and kids under 12, HidroPark is by far the best choice. There aren’t any “crazy” slides and the park has a special area for infants.

Western Water Park is a themed water park, with entertainment on the main scene a couple of times a day.

Aqualand is the biggest of the water parks in Mallorca and has something for everyone, but do tend to get crowded during high season.

Museums suitable for kids in Mallorca

La Granja d’Esporles

two women wearing traditional mallorcan outfits at la granja esporles ethnological museum in mallorca

Getting kids involved in cultural activities might, to some families at least, be a bit of a hurdle to get over.

On the outskirts of mountain village Esporles, you will find the huge manor of La Granja d’Espoles, an iconic property transformed into an ethnological museum exhibiting life of the wealthy landowners and their servants throughout times. A great deal of work has been done to make the visit appealing to most ages. Most kids find it fun to walk about in the authentic settings, visit the free-range animals in the beautiful gardens and enjoy the free tastings of traditional Mallorcan pastries offered.

Sa Bassa Blanca

contemporary art exhibition at sa bassa blanca art museum and gallery in mallorca

At a glance, you might not think that an art museum hidden in the hills of the Alcanada headland north of Alcúdia is the obvious choice for an activity with kids. But you will be surprised. Sa Bassa Blanca is a huge art museum that appeal to most ages. As you stroll about in the beautiful gardens, you will meet hundreds of curious figures, the wishing tree, the rose garden and the megalith constructions. Kids love to discover these many odd creations. Moreover, there are some interactive activities, as well as the famous collection of portraits of noble children, which kids actually tend to enjoy in general. Find more inspiration and plan your visit here

Adventure parks

Mallorca is home to a few adventure parks where you compete to complete courses using bridges, ropes, vines and lots of zip wires to get from treetop to treetop. Forestal Parc in Ca’n Pastilla and Jungle Parc in Santa Ponca and Bendinat. All three offer special courses for kids that makes it even more fun and less complicated to take on the adventure ahead.

Jungle Parc website

Meet the animals

Kids love animals and there are many of them to meet in Mallorca.

palma aquarium in mallorca is an attraction for families with sharks and tropical gardensFeaturing one of Europe’s biggest shark tanks and replicas of different oceanic environments from all over the world, Palma Aquarium is a great place to learn about marine life.

On the roof of Palma Aquarium you will find a jungle full of exotic vegetation, waterfalls and tropical sounds, it’s a great scenic experience. There are many fun and interesting experiences at Palma Aquarium, a great activity for kids.

beautiful peafowl at the reserva nature park in puigpunyent mallorca spainIn Puigpunyent, one of the most beautiful places in the Serra de Tramuntana UNESCO World Heritage site, you should owe yourself a visit to the Reserva Park. In this mixed adventure and nature park, you will meet a range of different animals that has been taken in because they couldn’t survive on their own. Beside from the stunning natural settings and the animals, the park also offer a range of fun activities for kids and adults.

visit to an ostrich farm in mallorcaDown south, in the municipality of Campos, you will find Mallorca’s only ostrich farm where you will meet these huge mysterious birds and learn about their ways. You can also ride an ostrich and even taste ostrich eggs. Find out more about Artestruz here

tropical birds at natura parc zoo in santa eugenia mallorcaIn the small rural area of Santa Eugenia, you should visit the Natura Parc, a private owned zoo that work to rehabilitate animals, as well as support various animal protection organizations. Once you know of the good deeds of this place, the experience becomes so much more real. There is a great mix of exotic, wild and domestic animals here that kids will love. Visit the Natura Parc website

Near Colonia de Sant Pere up north you will find the Rancho Grande where you and the family can go horse riding, visit the mini zoo, enjoy a line dancing performance, BBQ dinner and much more. There are more than 150 animals on the ranch and plenty of activities for all ages. Find out more about visiting Racho Grande here

dolphin show at marineland theme park in mallorcaMarineland in Palmanova (southwest) is renown for its amazing dolphin show. There are many fun animals to meet here, like the humboldt penguins, the sea lions, flamengos, selas, parrots and all the curious creatures in the tropical house. There is also a special kids zone with playgrounds etc.

Marineland also donate to and participate in various animal rights programmes. Plan your visit to Marineland here

sa dragonera island and nature park with much balearic wildlifeJust off the coast of Sant Elm (Andratx), acroos a narrow strait, you will find the island and nature reserve of Sa Dragonera. Sa Dragonera has its name from its shape that makes it look like the back of a dragon. The nature and many vantage points on the island are a great attraction themselves, but there is one more thing here that makes the visit unique, namely the natural inhabitants, the black lizards. These lizards are extremely accustomed to humans and they will often come to say hi to you. You can read more about Sa Dragonera here

Marine activities with kids

A nice cruise on the sea under the Mediterranean sun is great with kids. Sailing is something most people and kids enjoy, it’s a calm and relaxing experience, with lots of impressions from underneath and the coasts. Many catamarans in Mallorca offer a glass bottom feature so that when the catamaran stops in a lagoon and people jump in for a swim, you can go to the lower deck and a projector will illuminate the clear underwater world and you can observe the magical environment and marine life.

Most beach resorts in Mallorca has a mole for the catamarans that sail along the coasts all day.

If a regular boat ride won’t cut it, then perhaps a dolphin safari is the thing. All it takes is that you are willing to get up a bit earlier that morning. From the harbor of Port d’Alcúdia (north), you can sail out and say good morning to these intelligent gentle mammals at sunrise.

You can buy tickets with GetYourGuide (sponsored)

Karting circuits

There are 4 major go-kart circuits in Mallorca: Magaluf (southwest), Ca’n Pastilla (Palma) Alcúdia (north) and Cala Millor (east). Go-karts makes a fun and eventful time for all ages and levels. On the Kartingmania track in Alcúdia, kids compete in the daily Grand Prix for a grand prize.

Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions

Palma Cathedral

la seu gothic cathedral in palma mallorca on the balearic islands in spain

Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.

Learn about Palma cathedral La Seu

The Antique Train

excursion with antique train in mallorca

The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.

Enjoy a ride in the antique train

Castell de Bellver

beautiful gothic bellver castle in palma mallorca spain

Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.

Visit the Bellver castle

Cuevas del Drach

cuevas del drach or dragon caves is a major tourist attraction in mallorca located in the holiday resort of porto cristo

Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.

Visit Cuevas del Drach

Santuari de Lluc

santuari de lluc monastery and major tourist attraction in mallorca

Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.

Visit Santuari de Lluc

La Granja

two women wearing traditional mallorcan outfits at la granja esporles ethnological museum in mallorca

A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.

Visit La Granja

Sa Dragonera

sa dragonera island and nature park with much balearic wildlife

Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.

Visit Sa Dragonera island

Almudaina Palace

the almudaina palace in palma mallorca is a major tourist attraction

The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.

Visit the Almudaina Palace

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