With its year-round warm climate, you can hope 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.
BabyBreaks has done the hard work for you and put together a selection of the best activities in Lanzarote.
1. Museo de la Piratería, Teguise
The kids will love this museum about 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.
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’s 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
This network of intriguing 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 the16th and 17th Centuries. Lit by green and blue lights to highlight the unique rock formations and underground lakes, there are some great photo opportunities here.
There are also regular classical music concerts held inside the caves, which is a really amazing experience- check the website for upcoming events.
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.
Explore the beautiful interiors, formed from existing lava caves and decorated with natural materials like wood from local shipwrecks. The abundant local flora inside and out such as palms, cactus and bougainvillea give a tropical paradise feel. This icon of architectural excellence really is one of the best things to do with kids in Lanzarote.
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am-6pm
5. Lanzarote Aquarium, Costa Teguise
Get a close up view of hundreds of marine species at this great aquarium in CostaTeguise. Highlights include “touch tanks”, an underwater viewing tunnel and the opportunity to dive with sharks!
Opening Hours: Open daily 10am – 5:30pm
Visiting Lanzarote with your kids is the perfect opportunity for a fantastic Family Holiday. The Canary Island is one of Spain’s most popular child-friendly destinations, where you can expect to find lots of restaurants which welcome children and a host of outdoor family activities. At BabyBreaks, we have collated a shortlist of activities, restaurants and hotels so that you can prepare your trip to Lanzarote without browsing the Internet for endless hours. So if you are looking to be inspired to visit Ibiza for your next family break, just visit our different Lanzarote pages to find what this beautiful island has to offer.
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