Majorca, Spain | Best Activities with Kids
Without a doubt, Majorca is a family-friendly destination for all ages. From water parks and snorkeling to scenic train rides, go-karts, exciting caves, beautiful sandy beaches, pirate shows and more, whether you’re looking for an action-packed or relaxing family holiday year-round, There is always one for you.
A warm climate and a short two-hour flight from the UK make Majorca a popular destination for a first-time holiday abroad with a baby or toddler.
When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of family-friendly Iberostar hotels in Majorca, Spain to suit all budgets. Watch out for the little train, which can also take you around the area! You’ll see a lot of places to disembark!
If you decide to get out of the pool, here are some of our suggestions for family travel in Majorca. Keep in mind that some events are only open from April to October, so it’s perfect to visit during the October break.
Watch rays, starfish, turtles, sharks and more, and watch them feed at scheduled times. A splash park offers refreshments on hot days; an outdoor play area with a bouncy castle and a pirate ship play area.
Stroll through the gardens and discover the turtle tank and its Caribbean sandy beaches. If you have the guts, you can dive with the rays in the outdoor pool. The Rainforest Canopy is also a fun little walk.
It is open from 10am to 3.30pm, and tickets cost around €22 for adults and €14 for children.
Great for kids of all ages.
Orange vintage train from Palma to Soller
Hop on the famous train from Palma to Soller (about an hour away) and marvel at the scenic countryside used by locals and tourists alike. A great way to learn more about the islands and the perfect way to explore Soller or Palma. Don’t forget your swimmers as Soller also has a nice beach.
Take a boat trip to see wild dolphins
If you want to admire the natural beauty of dolphins or whales in the wild on a glass-bottomed boat, summer is the way to go.
The best beaches in Majorca
There are plenty to choose from, but Cala d’Or is a beautiful place, as is the Port Pollensa. Both are family recreation areas with amenities.
- Puerto Pollensa has a picturesque bay with beautiful soft sandy beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters. The level is calm and shallow. A highlight is the amusement park on the beach, close to delicious ice cream parlors!
- Playa de Formentor is located in the northeastern part of Puerto Pollensa. In summer, visitors can reach Formentor by ferry from Port de Pollensa Beach, or drive through the Tramuntana Mountains, which meander into the ocean to Playa de Formentor. Along the narrow track, there are many pine trees that provide shade.
- Port de Soller beach is quieter, in the northwest.
- Playa de Muro is a wide sandy beach with many hotels and resorts nearby – so it can get very crowded during high season.
Majorca has many caves to explore, but this one is special. Descend to a patch of water and seat below. Once everyone is seated, the orchestra will appear on board and serenade you.
The acoustics are so spectacular that even 11 month olds, 4 and 5 year olds are mesmerized. There are obviously many steps and you can take a stroller.
After the show, you can choose to walk back or take a boat back – we did it! It’s totally worth it. It’s also a great option for something to do on a rainy day in Majorca.
Visit Majorca’s water parks
There are 3 main water parks to choose from; Aqualand and Western Water Park and Hidropark are the conveniences of the northern resort. Find discounts by booking online and browsing travel brochures.
Hidropark, Alcudia is open from May to the end of October. We were there on a cloudy day so it was a bit chilly. But the girls had a great time. The paddling pool and play area are perfect for the little ones, and there are some more adventurous slides and tubes for teens and adults.
Sun loungers, lockers are available for hire and there is plenty of shade. We were there in May and found it rather quiet. It’s quite expensive if you have kids over 11, they pay full adult rates, around £25 per person.
Explore Parma with kids
As a family, the old town is our favorite place to visit and walk, but we also like to take the old orange train for a day trip to Soller. It takes you through the mountains and stops for you to take pictures. The aquarium is also a must for kids. It’s large, interactive and easily accessible by bus.
Have you been there before? What is your favorite thing to do in Majorca?