Majorca reportedly has 300 days of sunshine per year, but you may get a cloudy morning one day or you may simply want to escape the midday heat if you’re travelling with young kids. So what is there to do indoors on this family friendly island?
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you, and listed out top 5 indoor activities for families in Majorca.
1. Palma Cathedral
The Catedral-Basílica de Santa María de Mallorca (commonly referred to by locals as La Seu) is a Gothic masterpiece, and Majorca’s most iconic building. Visitors can discover its fascinating history, dating back to the 14th century, as you wander around its cavernous, ornate interiors. La Seu has been dubbed “The Cathedral of Light” thanks to its 61 stained glass windows, including the enormous central rose window, crafted from over 1,200 pieces of glass.
While you’re in the capital you may also want to take the bus up to Castell de Bellver, a 14th-century circular castle with a unique round tower, that perches on a hill above the capital. The ground floor has a museum whilst the empty upper chambers are perfect for kids peering out and running around.
Visiting Hours: Visiting hours vary, check the website below for further details.
2. Palma Aquarium
All kids love aquariums, and what better way to entertain them on a rainy day than with giant sharks, graceful rays and tiny turtles? This large, award winning aquarium in the capital, Palma, has loads of daily activities, talks and interactive displays to get the kids involved, as well as play areas and a cafe.
Opening Hours: Open daily 9:30am – 5pm
3. Cuevas del Drach
Cuevas del Drach are world famous limestone caves, they are the largest and most visited of Majorca’s numerous caves. ‘The Caves of the Dragon’ form a huge underground network, and include Europe’s largest underground lake, where daily classical music concerts are performed – a truly amazing experience. You can choose to explore the caves with or without a guide, but all visits include the classical music concert and boat trip on the lake. We recommend you buy your ticket online in advance as it does get busy in high season.
The caves are located in pretty Porto Cristi, just a few minutes walk from the sea – this is a lovely area to explore afterwards if the weather brightens up.
Opening Hours: Open daily from 10:45am- 15:30pm (winter) / 10am – 5pm (summer)
4. Palma Jump
Let the kids burn off some energy at this large trampoline park in the capital – a great indoor option for a rainy day. Suitable for all ages, there are dedicated sessions for families, so even children as young as three can join in. There are also themed events during the school holidays.
Opening Hours: Open daily 9am – 10pm
More info: www.palmajump.com
5. Mallorca Fashion Outlet
No we are not suggesting you take the kids shopping, but this huge retail centre has loads to keep the kids entertained including a 20 screen cinema complex, an indoor karting track and a soft play centre. There are also 18 food outlets, from ice cream and pizzerias, to American themed diners and traditional Mediterranean restaurants.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 10pm
Majorca is a great destination for a family holiday, with plenty of family friendly attractions to explore, from cathedrals and caves to beaches and food markets. If the weather is sunny, check out our outdoor activities in Majorca . When it comes to refuelling, take a look at our selection of family friendly restaurants in Majorca.
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