With its year-round warm climate, you can hope without a doubt to enjoy many days of sunshine on your Lanzarote family holiday. But if you get a cloudy morning or fancy escaping the midday heat, head to a cool cave or a pirate museum to entertain the kids away from the beach for a few hours.
Let’s explore the best activities to do outdoor with your children in Lanzarote.
1. Museo de la Piratería, Teguise
The kids will love this museum because of the history of piracy on the island. Set within the 16th-century Castillo de Santa Bárbara, perched high on the Montaña de Guanapay, it has amazing views too. Are you ready to tell your children great stories about Pirates?
Opening Hours: Mon to Sat 9am – 4pm. Sunday 10am – 4pm
2. Soft Play in Puerto del Carmen
The multi-purpose venue on the top floor of Biosfera shopping centre is a great place to hang out on a cloudy day. There is also a rooftop cinema, dinosaur themed crazy golf, a covered play area and a ‘lost world’ café with indoor soft play.
If you are staying in a large hotel there will also usually be a soft play areas for kids.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 11pm
3. Cueva de los Verdes
At first, this network of lava caves were formed after the eruption of the Volcán de la Corona, and are now one of Lanzarote’s top tourist attractions. With your knowledgeable guide, you can learn all about how it was used as a hideout by locals protecting themselves from pirate attacks in the 16th and 17th Centuries. Moreover, lit by green and blue lights to highlight the unique rock formations and underground lakes. There are definitely some great photo to take here.
There are also regular classical music concerts held inside the caves, which is a really amazing experience. Check the website for upcoming events. No wonder why Lanzarote is great for kids.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 6pm
4. LagOMar Museum
This amazing house built into the rocks is now a museum, art gallery and restaurant – a unique outing that the whole family will enjoy. One of Lanzarote’s most spectacular private properties, LagOMar was designed and created by a variety of famous artists and architects over the years, including the original imagining by Lanzarote native César Manrique.
In addition, explore the beautiful interiors, formed from existing lava caves and decorated with natural materials like wood from local ship wrecks. The abundant local flora such as palms or cactus give a tropical paradise feel. This icon of architectural excellence is really one of the best things to do with the kids in Lanzarote.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am-6pm
5. Lanzarote Aquarium, Costa Teguise
Finally, get a close up view of hundreds of marine species at this great aquarium in Costa Teguise. Highlights include “touch tanks”, an underwater viewing tunnel and the opportunity to dive with sharks! And beware of the BabyShark song stuck in your head! A great activity to do with your kids in Lanzarote.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
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