What are the best plans for children in Gran Canaria? That’s a good question. How about going from sunbathing on a kilometre-long golden sandy beach to walking through a Wild West town with a cowboy hat and guns?
Here in Gran Canaria, everything is possible. What may be difficult to understand in the eyes of an adult, is very different in the eyes of a child. And we take the opinion of the little ones seriously.
Children want to be sand castle builders for a while, and outlaws for hire after lunch. Here in Gran Canaria they can be whatever they want. We’ve got a very special selection of things you can do with your children in Gran Canaria.
You can ride a camel or visit a huge aquarium. You can travel in a submarine like Captain Nemo or spend a fun time in an amusement park after bowling or leaving an escape room, among many other things…
We adults will never understand how children can have so much energy, but in Gran Canaria everyone can have a great time on their family holidays.
The best plans for children in Gran Canaria
Gran Canaria has all the attractions of a giant amusement park. Thanks to its kilometres of coastline, its green heart and mild spring climate, the youngest members of the family will enjoy this fairytale-like island to the fullest with fun plans and activities.
Poema del Mar, the most spectacular aquarium in the Canary Islands
You can find the wonderful aquarium Poema del Mar in the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Its name is a tribute to the marine paintings of local artist Néstor Martín-Fernández de la Torre.
Here, visitors can discover the enormous aquatic biodiversity of the Earth through a route that passes through three main areas: the surface marine ecosystems, the deep-sea ecosystems and the freshwater species.
But the star of the show is undoubtedly the Deep Sea pool, which has the largest glass window in the world. Here, you can observe more than 350 different marine species, so kids will have a blast identifying their favourites.
Sioux City Park, the Wild West in Gran Canaria
Having fun in the first Wild West theme park created in Spain to recall and relive the life of cowboys, outlaws and Indians sounds good, right? That’s why Sioux City Park is one of the best things to do in Gran Canaria with children.
Located in the south of Gran Canaria, you’ll find a real theme park where the facilities aren’t just decoration or a façade, but where you can enter and live the experience of past times in first person.
Here you can walk through the town, get thrilled about our bank robbery and see the sheriff do his job against real bandits. But you can also visit the animal farm where you can find canarian goats, cows, ponies and horses, donkeys, chickens and much more.
Aqualand Maspalomas, 100% water fun
In the south of the island you’ll find one of the largest water parks in the Canary archipelago: Aqualand Maspalomas. Also, the pleasant temperature of the area means that it’s open all year round, if the climatic condition allows so.
Its dozens of water attractions created with the most modern technology arouse great expectation. Youngsters can have fun in the wave pool, while children can enjoy the areas specially designed for them.
But obviously there are also attractions for the whole family, as well as large relaxation and sunbathing zones. And, as an absolute novelty, you now have the unique opportunity to swim with sea lions!
Palmitos Park, the island’s largest zoo
Another of the best fun activities to do in Gran Canaria with kids is to visit Palmitos Park, a zoo located in the south of the island in a natural environment where hundreds of species of animals and plants, native or brought from all over the world, live together.
In fact, this subtropical oasis is home to exotic birds, tropical fish, crocodiles and dolphins, among others. In addition, there are spectacular and amusing shows of birds of prey and parrots you definitely shouldn’t miss!
But Palmitos Park is also a gorgeous botanical garden with a palm grove with 51 different kinds of palm trees and an astonishing collection of cacti, orchids, colourful butterflies and hummingbirds.
Holidayworld Maspalomas, the best place for families in Gran Canaria
Holidayworld Maspalomas couldn’t be missing from the list of places to visit in Gran Canaria with children. There’s a lot of reasons to choose this place to spend a nice time with the little ones.
Here everyone can have fun in the Wooland Fun Park, unleash their musical passion in the Bamm Karaoke, follow the clues to get out of the Anthology Escape Room or practice their bowling in the Swing Bowling alley.
Older guests can also unwind and try their luck at the Palm Kasino, enjoy the best sporting entertainment at The Harrow Sports Bar, get fit at the Ozone Gym or sample the flavours of the world at the Nomad Gastro Market.
All of these, and many more, are just some of the best plans for children in Gran Canaria, an ideal island for both young and old to have a great time and make unforgettable memories of their family holidays.