Majorca, the Balearic’s biggest island is a family favourite, mainly dues to its stunning beaches which are lapped by calm warm waters, 300 days of sunshine a year and beautiful scenic villages and countryside. In this guide, I will take you through the best things you could do in Majorca with your kids including water parks.
A great destination for active families, there are pine forests, mountain peaks and caves to explore, so why not have a go at some watersports, hiking or mountain biking this year?
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 for families in this beautiful island?
Are you ready to explore our favourite things to do in Majorca with kids. Vamos!
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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 indeed 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.
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.
A clear winner among activities to do in Majorca for families.
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.
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.
In addition, there are themed events during the school holidays.
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.
Anymore reasons not to feature this venue among our attractions to do in Majorca with kids?
6. Beach Hopping
One of the main reasons families come to Majorca is for its hundreds of beautiful beaches. Whether you want tiny hidden coves to discover by sea kayak or long stretches of sand for sunbathing, you’re sure to find it here.
Almost all the beaches boast calm waters and soft sand, so they’re perfect for young families who want to swim, paddle, snorkel and relax.
Three of our favourite beach areas are below:
Cala d’hor : There are seven beaches to pick from in this pretty area, so you can try several in one day… or all of them! Cala Gran is the largest strip of sand, while the pine-fringed Cala d’Or is one of the best looking.
Puerto Pollensa – A firm favourite with families, this sheltered sand and shingle bay is backed by the Tramuntana Mountains. There’s a smart marina lined with restaurants and pretty cobbled backstreets lined with shops and cafés.
Calas de Mallorca – You can walk from one beach to the next along the palm-lined coastal road in Calas de Mallorca. The most popular beach is Cala Domingo Gran, though this can get busy, so head to the more peaceful Cala Domingo Petit or Cala Antena if you want a quieter afternoon. The kids will love the mini train which runs between the beaches..
7. La Reserva Puig de Galatzó
This amazing nature reserve deep in the Tramuntana Mountains is a bit off the beaten path (arrival is via some very bumpy roads!) but you will be rewarded with stunning views of waterfalls, woodland and wildlife.
Visitors can walk the 3.5 km loop which winds past the beautiful scenery, and the kids will be delighted when you come across the various roaming wildlife such as peacocks to goats.
There are even some resident bears who are safely shielded from the public by a fence, but free to roam in the acres of forest.
Additional entertainment includes bird of prey displays, a children’s playground and opportunities for adventure sports such as rock climbing and zip wires.
8. Practise a Watersport with your children
Majorca’s calm waters make it easy for kids to try some easy watersports like sailing or stand up paddle boarding.
Lessons are available at most family resorts, often via several different tour operators so you can shop around to get the best price.
Kids will also love to snorkel in the shallow waters, or why not hire a tandem sea kayak as a family to explore the caves and coves around pretty Port de Sóller?
Parents who are keen divers will be enthralled by Majorca’s numerous fantastic dive sites, suited to both beginners and experienced divers.
There is so much to see around the island, from colourful coral to shipwrecks and caves.
9. Sa Dragonera Island
A daytrip to this uninhabited island and nature reserve is a really unique way to explore Majorca with kids. The protected natural park is home to an abundance of wildlife, most notably numerous species of lizards and birdlife.
Firstly, you children will love all the tales of pirate shipwrecks, and they can even see the ancient pirate watchtower. Secondly they can snorkel around the pretty coves and generally run wild on this unspoiled tiny island.
Getting there: Daily boat trips from Sant Elm, Santa Ponsa, Peguera and Port Andratx
Make sure to bring lots of water in your backpack as it can be hot in the Summer.
10. HidroPark Alcudia
HidroPark is currently closed and will re-open on 1st May until 30th October
If you are looking for a fun day out in Alcúdia, why not spending some family time at the HidroPark. This waterpark is unique on the North of Majorca and is a great way to let your children release balls of energy.
The park hosts plenty of rides suitable to all age groups. For instance, you can enjoy a massive wave pool or fall down the massive slide race. There is also a great kids zone and a green area where you can relax at your own leisure.
Overall, HidroPark is a fun waterpark for young children with lots of fun to share with the family during your visit in Majorca with kids.
11. Ostrich Farm – Artestruz
Need something original to do with the kids in Majorca? Look no further by booking a few hours at the Ostrich Farm called Artestruz.
Located in the South of Majorca, this educative attraction will please every family who want to get close the biggest bird in the world and learn more about ostriches.
You will find very friendly staff members who will guide you through their farm and there is an opportunity to feed the ostriches.
And yes you can even try how good Ostrich eggs at the café. You will be able to choose different sizes depending how big if your family. The biggest egg is XL and can feed easily a party of 7 people. They are served with bread, aioli and olives. Yummy!
12. Katmandu Park
Here is another great theme park to discover in Majorca with kids. Katmandu Park is located in Magaluf on the West side of the island.
In this park, you will find plenty of rides and attractions that will please young children or teens. For example, you can play a round of mini golf, watch exciting mini movies at the 4D Cinema or dare to enter the Horror House.
You can easily spend a day at Katmandu Park without seeing your children getting bored.
If you haven’t book your accommodation in Majorca just yet, have a look at the Katmandu Themed Resort where you will be close to the park. Maximum fun guaranteed for the whole family in Majorca.
13. Castell de Bellver
Majorca is not all about beaches and waterparks. Take a look at the Castell de Bellver that is erected on the West side of Palma.
This Gothic castle was built in the 14th century and can be viewed all year round. What it is particularly unique is the panoramic views you can get from the top of the castle. On a clear sky, you will find lots of photos opportunities on the Bay of Palma.
The 4€ entry ticket is also giving you access to the inside of the castle where you can learn the history of this building and why it was constructed.
14. Western Waterpark
On the list of waterpark available on the island of Majorca, you can find Western Water Park in Magaluff. As its name suggests, the themed park is based on the Far West world. So perfect if your children love playing cowboys and Indians.
This fun water park is divided in 4 areas: adrenaline fun, family fun, kidzworld and child out & play. Expect to find some toddlers activities at the park too. However beware that most of the water attractions are not really suitable for little swimmers and require a minimum height of 1.2m.
During high season, I recommend you pay extra money for the fast pass which will allow you to skip the line in popular rides
15. Jungle Parc Mallorca
One of the best sides of Majorca is the wide variety of parks available on the island. Jungle Parc has different challenging zip lines adventures suitable for children aged 10 years old and over and a minimum height of 1m40 (4.60ft).
But for younger children, Jungle Parc has the Pirates course that is very popular for the age group of 4 to 12 years old. Your children will find different circuits with variable difficulties. So expect to see your kids having fun with zip lines, swings and even a Pirate boat.
So if you are looking to hide under the trees on a hot sunny day in Majorca with the kids, Jungle Parc is a great activity to do at your own pace in the morning or in the afternoon.
16. Aqualand El Arenal
Aqualand El Arena is currently closed and re-opens on May 8th 2023
Have you ever seen so many water parks in an island? Well here is another one worth to visit: the Aqualand El Arenal. Among the most popular attractions are the sea dragons that will surprise you in the big pool.
Your family will enjoy plenty of fun slides including the most spectacular King Cobra.
For your little ones, the venue has thought of a nice splash pool with hippos. They will play on different slides with also hanging bridges.
During the summer when the park is busy, you can opt for the fast pass that will make the experience of taking the popular ride with no waiting queue whatsoever.
17. Marineland Majorca
I have to admit that watching dolphins and other marine mammals in semi captivity for the pleasure of humans is probably a thing of the past. However looking at the recent reviews, it seems that the place is very well maintained and animals look healthy (I wouldn’t dare to say happy, how do we know?)
At the Marineland Majorca, you can see different shows with parrots or sea lions. But the best one not to miss is with dolphins.
You can even book a personal experience with dolphins or penguins.
Good news, the Marineland is open all year round but check their website to see which days are open in the winter.
18. Mercado del Olivar
A visit to Majorca with kids cannot be complete without tasting the local food and produce of the island. Hence why, it is a good idea to head to Mercat de l’Olivar in the morning and discover amazing food.
At this market, you will find different stalls selling fresh fish, meat, fruits & veg and of course tapas.
So if you stay in a self-catering apartment or villa, this is the place where you can stock up your fridge with fresh food and quality ingredients. Who doesn’t love cooking a local dish at home?
19. Rafa Nadal Museum Xperience
Even if you are not a Tennis player, the name of Nadal might be familiar to your ears. Well, Majorca has established a great museum dedicated to the Rafa Nadal phenomenon.
Located in Manacor, the museum is full or artefacts and trophies that the Spanish player won in his career.
On the top floor, you will be able to play VR games in full tennis immersion mode. There are also other sports games simulators to try such as biking or driving a race car and compete with others.
20. Joan Miró Foundation
Last on our list of things to do in Majorca with kids is a museum situated in Palma de Mallorca where you can fully appreciate multiple works from the famous modern Spanish artist Miró.
This place is a great opportunity to open up the knowledge of your children regarding culture and arts with one of the most recognized artists in Europe in modern times.
Joan Miró Foundation is lucky to have over 6,000 works that were donated by the artist himself. You will be able to see the studios of the artist and understand more the life of Miró with a great film about his life.
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This is it! I hope you have found enough activities to do with your children during your family holiday in Majorca.
Majorca is one of the favourite Balearic islands for families. Don’t forget to go out of your comfort zone and take the morning or afternoon off the hotel and visit some cultural sites on the island.
And who knows, you might return to Majorca to discover even more what the island has to offer.
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