A year round sunny climate and variety of attractions makes Tenerife a popular destination for family holidays. Enjoy the volcanic black sand beaches, traditional villages and mountain backdrops, as you sample thrilling rides, lively events, animal experiences and traditional Canarian cuisine for an unforgettable holiday with kids in Tenerife.
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Things to Do With Kids in Tenerife
Whether your family wants to enjoy the natural landscape, immerse yourself in local events, or simply head to the beach or a theme park, there are plenty of options on this, the largest of the Canary Islands.
1. Siam Park, Costa Adeje
One of the biggest water parks on the island, Siam Park will captivate all the family. There's the Tower Of Power's near vertical 90ft drop, the Mai Thai lazy river, a traditional floating market and enough slides to keep you occupied all day. Buses are available from Costa Adeje, Playa De Las Americas and Los Cristianos.
2. Whale and Dolphin Watching
The warm Tenerife waters are a haven for majestic whales and playful intelligent dolphins and there's an exciting chance to see them in their natural habitat. Some of trips include lunch and swimming beside the boat. Regular trips from pick-up points including Los Crisianos Harbour and Los Gigantes Marina.
3. Loro Parque, Puerto De La Cruz
A must do attraction for family holidays in Tenerife. The sheer variety of parrot species alone (350 species and sub-species) hints at the popularity of this animal park, where you could also encounter sloths, penguins, gorillas and dolphins. Premium tickets include dining, a discovery tour and reserved seating for the shows.
4. Carnival Santa Cruz
The second biggest festival in the world explodes into life late in winter. Look out for the opening parade and spectacular costumes, the burial of the sardine (a tradition which ends the carnival), a programme of child friendly events and many street parties and dance troupe parades in between.