With its mild Mediterranean climate, you can hope to enjoy many days of sunshine during your Ibiza family friendly holiday. And of course many beach sessions. But what are the main things to do in Ibiza with your kids?
In this guide, I will take you through different activities to keep the family busy and inspire you to get out of your hotel premises.
In this list, you will 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 with the best Ibiza kids activities? 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.
So without further do, let’s look at my selection of the best things to do in Ibiza with kids. Vamos!
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.
11. Mini Golf
Situated in Sant Josep on the West side of the island, you can find a fun miniature golf where you can play with your children over 18 holes. There are different difficult levels so everyone can enjoy a nice round.
This minigolf is a perfect attraction that lasts 1 hour that could be done before dinner with some drinks at the bar nearby. The restaurant is worth to try at as well with kids friendly dishes and a relaxing atmosphere.
Overall, this mini golf activity is very good value for money and highly praised by families whether they are tourists or locals.
12. Sirenis Aquagames
Part of the Sirenis Seaview Country Club, the Sirenis Aquagames water park features plenty of fun rides over 4,500 m2 outdoor area. This attraction is suitable for all age groups with even a kids paddling pool.
Usually, families spend between 2 and 4 hours at the park depending if you plan to stay there for lunch or early dinner. Don’t expect a massive water park but a decent place with usual water rides like slides, water tubes and more.
You don’t need to be a resident at the hotel to enjoy Aquagames water park, you simply purchase a session tickets that gives you access to the premises for a 4 hours session.
13. iParc Ibiza
If your young children are desperate to play in a soft play area in Ibiza, have a look at iParc Ibiza in Bahía de San Antonio. This indoor venue hosts lots of families all year round where children can safely play in a balls pit and large inflatable structure.
Parents can sit down at the café sipping their favourite hot drink. Beware that the indoor playground is only open from Thursday until Sunday and is completely closed in July and August.
Overall, a perfect indoor activity for toddlers and young kids who need to release energy for an hour or so!
14. Ibiza Castle
If you are venturing in Ibiza Town, you can’t miss the Ibiza Castle with exceptional panoramic views over the sea and the city. Beware that you would need to climb a few steps to reach the top of the fortress. So young kids might find this a bit challenging. However, the reward is the incredible view where you feel king or queen of the world.
Entrance to the castle is totally free and involves lots of little alleys with cafes and restaurants. If you are in the neighbourhood and you have finished dinner with the kids, it is worth to visit the fortress before the sunset to guarantee a beautiful view with lots of photos opportunities.
15. Family Boat Cruise with Lunch
Not every cruise in Ibiza involves heavy drinking, DJs and loud music. Meet the Sea organises family friendly boat cruises from San Antonio where you can spend up to 4 hours discovering the island. Different activities are available on board such as a snorkelling session.
The organiser also provides a full lunch buffet that you will take on the boat so perfect to fuel your stomach after exploring the sea creatures.
Past families have really enjoyed the staff on the cruise with lots of explanation about the marine life. Also, you don’t need to worry about equipment, as you will be provided with masks, snorkels and life vests. Just make sure you bring your swimsuit, towel and sun protection cream of course.
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That’s a wrap! In this guide, I have highlighted different activities you can do with your kids in Ibiza including an amazing family friendly boat tour. Ibiza is of course a popular Balearic island competing head to head with Majorca. Just make sure you explore the wild side of the island.
Good to know is that Ibiza can also be enjoyed during October half term with less crowds and definitely still a good weather with average temperature of 24 but possible rain though!
Happy family holiday in Ibiza!
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