With its mild Mediterranean climate, you can hope to enjoy many days of sunshine on your Ibiza family holiday. However if you get a cloudy morning or fancy escaping the midday heat, head to a cool cave. You will also find an underground aquarium to entertain the kids away from the beach for a few hours. Ibiza’s party atmosphere has overshadowed its reputation for the past few decades, but those in the know rave about the island’s family friendly attractions. So, isn’t it about time you discovered what this beautiful destination has to offer? For example, Santa Eulalia on the east of island is a very family friendly spot, with quieter beaches, laid back restaurants and loads of activities for all ages.
We’ve put together a selection of the best things to do in Ibiza with your kids.
1. Cap Blanc Aquarium
This unique underground aquarium showcases a variety of Mediterranean marine life including octopus, rays and lobsters. The cavernous interiors add a great atmosphere to what is sure to be a winning day out. For instance, the kids spot colourful fish and learn some cool animal facts to tell their friends back home. The small cafe overlooking the sea is certainly a beautiful spot for refreshments afterwards if the weather has brightened up.
Opening Hours: Mon & Tues 10am-6pm. Weds-Sun 10am – 9pm
2. Museum d’art Contemporani d’Eivissa (Contemporary Art Museum)
Explore an eclectic variety of contemporary art spread over three floors of this modern gallery. The compact size means the kids won’t get bored or tired as you admire painting, sculpture, photography and video exhibits. The art area where you can create your own masterpiece is sure to be a highlight for them!
Don’t miss the chance to see the remains of an ancient settlement that the gallery is built on top of, visible through the glass floor.
Opening Hours: Opening hours vary, check the website for up to date details
3. Cova de Can Marca
The kids will certainly love clambering around these caves, used by pirates and smugglers to stash their loot! Therefore, the cool temperate caves will be a welcome shelter from the rain or sizzling midday heat. This network of caves is over 100,000 years old. Visitors can see the amazing stalactites and ancient markings in their full glory thanks to the atmospheric light show at the end.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10:30am – 7:30pm
4. Mini Ibiza
Run by two local mothers, this amazing kids club tops the list of many local families as well as tourists. That is to say, the stylish light-filled indoor play rooms have lots for all ages of children (0-12) to explore including teepees, toy boxes, sensory areas and craft stations. In addition, there is also a fab outdoor play areas for if the weather brightens up. As well as their daily drop in sessions there are special classes and workshops you can book from 5pm to 7pm on weekday evenings.
Mini Ibiza can also provide trusted babysitters who work all over the island, so you can book in a date night with your other half.
Opening Hours: Playgroup drop in Mon-Fri from 9am-2pm
5. Gran Piruleto Park
Best suited to younger children, this adventure play park has both indoor and outdoor play areas, so its a good choice for an overcast day. Ball pits, climbing frames, and plenty more soft play await your little ones. There are also entertainers and activities such as magicians and face painting on selected days.
Opening Hours: Opening hours vary, check their website for more details
6. Hit the Beach
Ibiza has a staggering 80 beaches to choose from, which come in all shapes and sizes. In addition to sandy bays perfect for paddling, there are secret coves where rockpools teem with marine life. A sure fire hit when travelling to Ibiza with kids.
Families love Cala Llonga (pictured) for its calm waters and good selection of amenities. Likewise, quieter Cala Llenga is perfect for a family picnic and snorkelling.
7. Acrobosc Ibiza Adventure Park
Ibiza’s answer to the UK’s Go Ape, this outdoor adventure park is a fantastic activity for all ages. Suitable for children aged 3 and over, there are zip wires, treetop walkways and obstacles to get to grips with. There are varying levels of difficulty and expertly trained staff on hand, so no need for parents to stand on the sidelines! In other words, you can unleash your inner Tarzan too!
Opening Hours: Open from April to October. Tues-Fri 2pm-7pm. Sat & Sun 10am-8pm
8. Aguamar Water Park
Who doesn’t love a water park on holiday?! Agaumar is Ibiza’s go-to spot for all thing wet and wild. There are white-knuckle flumes for adrenaline seekers, colourful fun slides and play areas for little ones as well as plenty of areas to just relax in the sun if you wish. Refuel after all that activity at the onsite restaurant and café, or bring your own picnic to enjoy on the lawn.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 6pm
9. Boat Trip to Formentera Island
Formentera is the smallest (and many say the prettiest) of the Balearic Islands, and it’s just a short boat trip away from Ibiza. The unspoiled island is blessed with beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters that are perfect for snorkelling, and a really laid back atmosphere. You will feel relaxed just being there! It’s popular to hire a bike when you are there to explore – the kids can go on your tandem bike if they are too small to cycle.
Frequent ferries make the journey to Formentera each day, or if you want your own adventure you could hire a speed boat or even sail there yourself.
10. Kids Yoga
Ibiza is famed for its laid back, hippie vibe which goes hand in hand with its numerous yoga studios and retreats. So if your kids could do with a calming activity, book them into a kids yoga class, and enjoy a relaxing class yourself while you’re there. There are several specialist family yoga studios on the island, offering a range of classes such as family acro-yoga, kids aqua yoga or mum and baby yoga.
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