As the capital of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca has endless opportunities for fun and enjoyment. As well as enjoying sublime weather and glorious sunshine, there are also a huge variety of great family activities in Mallorca to experience.
Family Activities in Mallorca
From outdoor activities to gastronomical proposals, cultural events to sports, Mallorca has it all. We have chosen a pick of the best family activities, days out, attractions, sports and destinations for children to enjoy in Mallorca.
About 15 minutes drive from Palma de Mallorca and only 500 meters from the beach is the Palma Aquarium. Both children and adults will be fascinated by the 8,000 specimens of 700 unique species from the Mediterranean, Indian, Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Touring the aquarium is a journey through the world’s seabeds, with a focus on Mediterranean and tropical seas, gardens and jungles. One of the most popular attractions is the large shark tank, being the deepest in all of Europe.
For children with a love for space and the planets, the Astronomical Observatory of Mallorca is a must. This interesting and educational venue offers guided tours for groups where the history of space is explored. In addition to a spherical screen projection, astronomical observation can also be tried with incredible telescopes. The Observatory is located beside the sleepy village of Costitx, which experiences clear night skies – perfect to watch space from below!
Enjoy Palma’s promenade
The iconic Paseo Marítimo of Palma de Mallorca is located south of the capital. It crosses several districts and reaches a distance of 5.5 kilometres. For this reason it is the ideal place to visit and enjoy with the family as provides endless opportunities for enjoyment. Popular activities you will see along the promenade include cycling and roller skating. Both are great family activities in Mallorca and a unique way for both children and parents to keep active.
The island’s capital is a gastronomical paradise with so much on offer for every mood and taste. Why not stop at one of the fantastic bakeries with your family to taste the sweetest side of the island. From traditional Mallorcan ensaimadas to typical hot chocolate with churros, the city caters so well for children. For those that want to focus on healthy eating, there are a plethora of eateries offering everything from fun vegan bites to plates that make up one of your five a day!
Explore Mallorca’s capital
Palma de Mallorca has a variety of interesting tourist attractions to visit. From the Royal Palace of Almudaina to the impressive Cathedral, the capital is filled with culture and history. There are also many parks, churches and palaces that you can discover by strolling through the city. In addition, there are a plethora of unique shops where you can buy everything and anything from souvenirs to gifts. For families that want to educate their children, why not stop at the Es Baluard Museum or Bellver Castle. Both are in a superb setting, enjoying views of the bay of Palma and the Serra de Tramuntana mountains.
Another great way to discover Palma de Mallorca is by tourist bus. This is an original and fun way to get to know the most emblematic areas of the city. Children will also be surprised to get on a double-decker bus with an open roof!
Museum Xperience by Rafa Nadal
For famillies that love the world of tennis and admire the greatness of superstar Rafa Nadal, Museum Xperience is the perfect choice for a day trip in Mallorca. The professional sportsman was born in the Mallorcan town of Manacor and for this reason, the city has a museum dedicated to the tennis player. With an interactive experience room that incorporates the latest technologies, the museum represents the values of sport in a fun way. The guided tour lasts approximately 90 minutes and takes you through four exhibition spaces, each with their own unique experiences.
There is a wonderful trampoline park on the island, where children of all ages can enjoy a fun leisure activity. The 3,000 square meter space is full of interconnected trampolines, where enjoyment is guaranteed for the whole family. The sessions are free with a duration of one hour. You can also perform group or individual activities such as free jumping or slam dunk baskets!
Founded in the port of Pollença in 1964, the Rancho Grande Park makes excursions on horseback throughout the northern area of Mallorca. Here, you can explore the best beaches and landscapes of the island on one of the most beautiful animals in the world. As well as a great restaurant, the venue has a riding school, playground and mini zoo with exotic and native animals.
Courtesy of the Government of the Balearic Islands