Dear mummy, the summer maybe nearly over but we’re dreaming of sunnier plains already! Looking at our holiday options for next years trip abroad, we keep coming back to Lanzarote as a destination.
Lanzarote has long been a popular destination with families. While it may be well travelled the island still has many surprises under its sleeve. Whether you’ve flown to the Canary Islands before or if you never have, Lanzarote should be near the top of any list of family-friendly destinations. Thanks to the wealth of activities, highly-developed tourist network, natural beauty, and year-round good weather, Lanzarote is always a wise choice.
If you’re wondering what there is on offer for kids, then read on:
You can visit to the Wild West
Lanzarote’s largest theme park Rancho Texas, gives kids and adults a chance to visit a slice of the Wild West on the south coast of the island. Yeeeehaaaa! It also has its very own zoo, with amazing animals like tigers and komodo dragons! There are also pools and rides for the little ones to let off steam. And in the evening there’s chance to try some line dancing and see some lasso tricks.
There’s a mountain view like no other
Take in the amazing views of Mirador del Rio. This amazing mountain top viewing station was designed by famous Lanzarote son César Manrique, and affords some of the best views anywhere in the Canary Islands that will delight kids and grownups alike. It also has a bar and glass fronted café that lets you take in the views over a drink and bite to eat. Thanks to its location, you can easily drive to there, and there are regular bus tours as well.
You can tour a volcano tour by camel
Like the rest of the Canary Islands, Lanzarote is not short of unique natural beauty. And one of the most fun ways to experience it is on the back of a camel! There are safari tours available in the Timanfaya National Park, and they are the best way to take in the splendour of the area’s stark volcanic beauty.
There’s an underwater safari
It’s not just on land where Lanzarote’s natural beauty shines, the ocean around the island is just as alluring. Fortunately, you can easily experience this too! All you need to do is book a trip on the submarine safari. Embarking from Puerto Calero, Submarine Safaris are one of Lanzarote’s most popular attractions, and with an hour under the waves in a spacious and comfortable submarine it’s easy to see why.
It has an abundance of beaches
As you’d expect from such a holiday hotspot, Lanzarote does not want for beautiful beaches. They are found dotted all around the coast and range from the spectacular like the mountain-lined Bahia de Penedo, to the small and sedate like the famous Playa de Papagayo. You’ll never want for sun, sea and sand on a trip to Lanzarote.
Sounds good to us! With so much to see and do Lanzarote is definitely on our holiday shortlist! Have you ever been to Lanzarote? Please let us know what you think of this beautiful island.
Love Bella x
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34 thoughts on “Top five things to do in Lanzarote with kids”
That pic is stunning and i can’t believe you can go in a submarine! I would LOVE that, let alone my kids! I feel like booking a trip there right now for the express purpose of going on the underwater safari! Fantastic post!
Thanks Jess! 🙂
We have visited Lanzarote a couple of times pre-Elliot and it’s a lovely place. Very family friendly with lovely weather and gorgeous scenery!
This makes me want to go on holiday. I have never been to Lanzarote, would love the volcano camel ride!
We keep looking at Lanzarote. As a family we enjoy visiting the Canary Islands x
An underwater safari, not even a child and I want that lol x
I went to lanzarote as a kids and apparently all I did was played in the pool. Great tips xx
The camel volcano tour sounds amazing! I’ve never been to Lanzarote but it sounds great!
Great ideas! I’ve been to Lanzarote a few times and love it there! The volcano tour is fab! xo
Thank Rachel! The volcano sounds awesome!
How stunning is Mirador del Rio? And I would love to tour volcanoes by camel what an experience that would be!
Great post, it’s always good to know what there is to do at a popular holiday destination before you go.
I’d definitely be excited for the views and the beaches. I think this sounds like such a nice family destination.
Lanzarote hasn’t really appealed to me, but it does sound great! I’d love to go in a submarine! Beautiful photo too.
I’ve never been to Lanzarote but my family have and they love it – an underwater safari sounds fun. I definitely need to visit at some point x
I love the sound of the underwater safari, it has been years since ive been to Lanzarote x
A Volcano tour by camel would be fun!
We love the Canaries, usually go to Gran Canaria. The islands are all so beautiful!
The underwater safari sounds so cool! I so want to do that
Wow, what gorgeous pictures! I’ve never been to Lanzarote but it sounds lovely and the thoughts of sun and beaches are very appealing right now 🙂
I’ve been to Gran Canaria before, which I think is similar to Lanzarote. Such a great place for kids.
That pic is stunning…This makes me need to go on vacation. I have never been to Lanzarote, The camel fountain of liquid magma visit sounds astounding! ..
I’ve never been to Lanzarote before, but it is on my list of places to go. My friend goes every year, she loves it here 🙂
I love Lanzarote and I’ve actually done the volcano tour! It’s such a lovely place!
I now want to go on an Underwater Safari, it sounds amazing!
I think I was only a baby when I went to Lanzarote so I don’t remember anything but my mum and dad always loved it! I’d love to do a volcano tour!
I’ve never been to Lanzarote before but I would love to go as my nana always went there with her friends and loved it xxx
The submarine safari sounds awesome!! Somethhing my boys woukd be really into!!!
Lanzarote is stunning. The beaches are gorgeous and the weather is always brilliant. I would love to go and tour a volcano and the underwater Safari does sound fantastic. Hugs Lucy xxxx
Lanzarote is gorgeous. Lots of stunning beaches. I would love to go on a tour of a volcano. And that underwater safari sounds awesome too. Hugs Lucy xxxx
The wild west theme park sounds amazing fun!
The underwater safari sounds amazing!! My boyfriend recently went to Lanzarote to surf but I guess that’s for the older kids.
I love Lanzarote, it’s a great holiday destination for families. You’ve suggested some great things to do their for families 🙂
Such an awesome post! Love Spain and the weather is just the best. Also great ideas for a family holiday