Things to do in Playa del Inglés with children

Travelling with children and taking our holidays with them is always a challenge. Often you don’t know if the place you’re going to has activities for them and for the whole family, so that you can create a travel itinerary according to your family’s needs. If you’re travelling to Gran Canaria, the south of the island offers a wide variety of plans, so it’s of great importance to know what to do in Playa del Inglés with children.

Playa del Inglés is the main tourist spot on the island. Situated in the heart of Maspalomas, leisure, sun and beach are the most important thing. Although it may seem that the area only offers plans for adults, you can find an endless number of plans for the youngest members of the family.

In this post, you’ll find all the information you need to know what to do in Playa del Inglés with children. You’ll find a wide variety of plans for the entire family to enjoy a pleasant time in the best tourist area on the island.

5 things to do in Playa del Inglés with children

Playa del Inglés is the main tourist area in the south of Gran Canaria. Since here there are the most hotels, you can find the greatest concentration of leisure activities.

In the same way, Playa del Inglés has managed to combine its status as a central beach, where tourists and people from all over the island come to enjoy a pleasant day at the beach, with an infinite number of leisure plans, be they restaurantsamusement parks or excursions.

Now, let’s get down to business. We’re going to suggest 5 plans you can do in Playa del Inglés with children. With them, you’ll be able to enjoy a total experience in an ideal setting for a great family holiday.

The dunes, Charca and lighthouse of Maspalomas

Let’s start with a real jewel of nature and one of the main attractions in the surroundings of Playa del Inglés.

If you walk along the promenade of Playa del Inglés, or along the shore of the beach, just a few metres away, you’ll be able to enjoy a wonderful walk through the surroundings of the Maspalomas Dunes.

Here, you’ll be able to enjoy the magnificent views of the Dunes with your kids, where they can play and slide down off them in the warm sunlight. Also, just a few metres away, you’ll find the natural spot of the protected Maspalomas Pond (Charca) and, right next to it, the majestic Maspalomas Lighthouse (Faro).

This is also an unbeatable plan to enjoy a peaceful afternoon, with the gorgeous sunset and the tranquillity of the surroundings.

Playa del Inglés

If you want to enjoy a day at the beach with your family, where your children can enjoy the sun and sand, this is undoubtedly the best beach.

To enjoy Playa del Inglés with children, a good option is to do so in an environment that’s on the other side of the Maspalomas Lighthouse. With its almost 3 kilometres of beach, its 100 metres wide of fine golden sand, with its promenade where you can find a wide variety of places to eat, it’s the largest and most popular beach in the south of Gran Canaria.

Likewise, it’s ideal to go with children, as its calm waters, without much wind or waves, make it the ideal place to spend a wonderful day at the beach with the family.

HolidayWorld Maspalomas

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Undoubtedly one of the best leisure options for children in Playa del Inglés.

HolidayWorld Maspalomas has become, after its thorough remodelling in 2019, the meeting point for all those families who want to enjoy a day full of attractions and games.

Here you can find all kinds of activities that’ll delight young and old alike, such as its large bowling alleykaraoke, its spectacular escape room and its amusement park with a roller coaster and the Big wheel as its main attractions.

Also, to round off a great day out in Playa del Inglés with children, you can go to the top floor, where you’ll find the Nomad Gastro Market and taste a wide variety of world cuisine, such as Mexican, Japanese, Italian or the classic American hamburgers and hot dogs.

Mini Golf

This is a classic among the children’s leisure activities on offer in Playa del Inglés.

You’ll be able to find these mini golf courses with figures that simulate the holes of a traditional golf course. Most of the time they’re located right next to the hotel complexes so that you don’t have to travel far.

It’s also an ideal plan to spend the afternoon with the family, playing a few holes with the little ones to see who is the new Tiger Woods.

Water activities

We end this guide of the activities you can do in Playa del Inglés with children with one of the most common activities in the area, water activities.

In Playa del Inglés, there are several water sports and water sports schools that offer their services for surfingpaddle surfing, riding jet skis or parasailing as a family.

Playa del Inglés: a place for the whole family

As you’ve seen throughout this article, staying in or visiting the most popular tourist area of the island, Playa del Inglés, means leisure and fun for both adults and children.

You’ve seen how varied these leisure plans are, since you’re able to enjoy more natural activities such as a stroll through the Maspalomas Dunes or paddle surfing and, at the same time, enjoy all the leisure offered by an amusement park such as the Holiday World Maspalomas.

In short, we hope that this information has helped you find out a little more about what to do in Playa del Inglés with children and that they enjoy a unique experience in a magnificent place. What are you waiting for?


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