The best things to see and do on a family holiday to Tenerife

Tenerife has long been lauded as one of the most family friendly islands in the world. But what should you do on your family holiday to Tenerife? Here are some ideas!

What to do on a family holiday to Tenerife

The beauty of Tenerife is that it is remarkably accessible. The airport is closely linked to the rest of the island, with hardly any time wasted in arriving at your hotel. In fact, many hotels offer excellent children´s programmes. You will never be at a loss for things to do. But what about going further afield on the island?

First of all, consider travelling up to the top of Mount Teide on your family holiday to Tenerife. The mountain is the highest in Spain and offers spectacular views of the island. You can easily take a cable car to the top of the peak. No hard legwork is involved, meaning that you can relax and enjoy the views. Arriving to the volcanic site does not have to be difficult either, as legions of buses are available to drop tourists at the base of the mountain. As you can see, a family holiday to Tenerife does not have to be in the least bit stressful.

Teide itself can be quite fascinating for children, as they can see the lava paths that make this region famous. There are several hiking routes that take this spectacular vista into account, all of them relatively easy. There should be no real problem taking children along the route.

Another safe bet for a family holiday to Tenerife is of course, the beaches. Tenerife has many, with the most famous being in the tourist areas of Los Gigantes and Playa de la Arena. There are plenty of available water-sports activities.  You can even try dolphin spotting on many of the glass-bottomed tour boats!

The beauty of Tenerife

If you prefer to visit theme parks, you will find plenty on a family holiday to Tenerife. There is the marvellous Siam Park, which is an aquatic theme park. From dizzying water slides to peaceful lagoons, it is the perfect place to relax or go wild! There are also several places to eat, so you will not need to worry about what to feed the children.

On your family holiday to Tenerife, the children can also enjoy a visit to Las Aguilas. This is a large zoo, that features several shows, including the animals. If your children are animal lovers, it is the perfect place to spend the day. There are also opportunities for the children to be in contact with the animals, as there is a small petting zoo. Another option is the Loro Zoo. This is largely based on displays of parrots but they also have lions, tigers and some aquatic animals. Again, there is a multitude of displays and shows that the children can get involved in. The parrot performances are truly spectacular, with beer drinking and ziplining parrots. In fact, the whole park is a really memorable experience on your family holiday to Tenerife.

As final stops on your family holiday to Tenerife, you could visit El Pueblo Chico. This is a miniature reconstruction of Tenerife and is a lot of fun. The models are extremely cheeky and offer something for adults as well as children. From here, you can also visit La Mariposería Butterfly Farm. The butterflies and moths are truly beautiful and you can have a lot of fun spotting different varieties with your children.

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