Heading for Gran Canaria with your family? Then you're in for a world of fun! Whether you want to bask in the sun or jump in the water you can do it all, and more, in and around Maspalomas. We've picked some of the best family activities around for this guide, so you know what you don't want to miss.
1. Things to do in Maspalomas: Palmitos Park
We dare say that Palmitos Park is something you just can't miss when in Maspalomas and all of Gran Canaria. Here you can have a close encounter with dolphins or watch as they put on a show in the Dolphinarium, where you can see them perform some amazing tricks. In their botanical garden you can see many different types of exotic birds, including majestic flamingos, emus, hornbills and much more.
The park offers a "unique up-close and personal" kind of experience with many exotic animals, guaranteed to excite you as well as the little ones.
2. Adrenaline thrill at Aqualand
Feel like racing down exciting slides, swimming with sea lions or just bobbing the day away in a pool? Then Aqualand Maspalomas is the place to be! Thrills and spills for the whole family awaits here, with a Children's Paradise mini water park for the smallest kids and Mamut and a slide where you'll be taken down on a raft to experience several hair raising drops.
Discovery Beach has it's own wave pool and after some fun in the sun you can grab a bite at one of the many restaurants in the park.
Tip: You can buy a double-pass for both Palmitos Park and Aqualand at a reduced price!
3. Have a world of fun at Holiday World
Ferris wheel, merry-go-rounds, bouncy castles and bowling - oh my! Holiday World in Maspalomas has got what you need and more for an exciting evening. With rides and activities catering to both young and old you can easily spend a couple of hours here. Go for your next record in bowling, let out some friendly road rage with the bumper cars or see the kids' faces light up as they enjoy the rides. Entrance is free and you only pay for the rides you want to go on, using a token system, making it another great place to return to during the evening.
4. Grand ol' time at Gran Karting
Got a need for speed? Then Gran Karting Club Gran Canaria is the place where you get behind the wheel and let it all out, whether you're young or old. Here they have a kids track, where the little ones can start their potential F1-racing career while you race around the 967-meter long track, or you can drive together in their two-seater karts. They even have an area dedicated to radio control cars!
Bonus: No reason to feel blue with Radisson Blu
Even though Maspalomas has a lot to offer kids and families, you can rest assured that the young ones will have a great time at the Radisson Blu Resort, Gran Canaria as well! Our own Very Important Child Club is on-site and ready to entertain. Kids aged 4-12 can join in and participate in a stimulating environment where they can make crafts, play games and watch movies. Our multilingual staff ensure all kids receive both the attention and proper care that they deserve.
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Should you want to make your way to Gran Canaria with your family you're guaranteed that the island has a wide range of activities and sights to offer. Welcome!