Top 5 family-friendly things to do in Majorca
Majorca is such a family-friendly destination – ideal for parents with young children or babies, but there’s loads to do for families of any size and age. Miles of stunning beaches, excellent attractions for small and big kids alike, and of course there’s plenty of resorts to choose from.
Obviously you can’t beat simply exploring – if you have a car, then be sure to explore the Serra De Tramuntana with its hairpin bends, glorious views, forgotten villages (with great restaurants!),and hidden coves for you to find.
But if you feel like doing a little planning, here’s our own top 5 family-friendly things to do in Majorca:
Sunrise and Dolphins in Mallorca
An unmissable sailing excursion, this one starts early (at 6:00 a.m.) from the Port of Cala Ratjada. You’ll head north to enjoy the amazing sunrise over the Mediterranean sea, whilst the catamaran’s captain goes in search of the dolphins living in the area. As you enjoy breakfast on board, you can hopefully watch the dolphins jumping and swimming around the boat. What an experience!
Tickets for the 15o minute trip are €51 adult, €25.50 child, and include breakfast on board – see on the Click-Mallorca site.
Caves of Arta
The Artá Caves are located on the coast in the municipality of Capdepera, in the Cap Vermell, surrounded by mountains that tower over the sea. A nice cool retreat on a searing hot day, your visit to the caves will last between 35 and 40 minutes. Only one group can enter at a time, approximately every half an hour, and there are guided visits in Spanish, French, English and German.
From the entrance you enter the ‘hall’ and then to the ‘Queen of the columns’, a 22m high stalagmite. On to ‘Hell’ for a 3minute sound and light show, before moving onwards to Purgatory (obviously…). The tour carries on through various different areas, and at the exit there are spectacular views over the bay of Canyamel.
Admission to the Caves of Arta is €14 adults, €7 children, under 7’s free.
Located in Playa de Palma (Mallorca), discover the marine world’s best kept secrets by embarking on a wonderful adventure through our marine park featuring more than 8000 animals of 700 different species and more than 5 million litres of salt water. You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities which combine education and fun, suitable for all ages.
Buy your tickets ahead online to avoid the queues – adults €23, children €14, under 3’s free. Or for €65 a ‘family pack’ covers two adults and two children.
Even if you’ve never visited Mallorca you’ll probably know the fabulous Catalonian Gothic cathedral, the best known landmark of the city.
Overlooking the harbour, it lies in the oldest part of the city and is dedicated to San Sebastian, Palma’s patron saint.
Entrance to Palma Cathedral is €6, and the cathedral is closed on Sundays
Playa de Muro
This is a beautiful six kilometre long Blue Flag, white sandy beach in the north of Majorca that is generally quieter than neighbouring Alcudia beach because of its out of town location, almost midway between the resorts of Alcudia and C’an Picafort on the northern coast of Majorca.
This huge swathe of sand beach goes on for miles – but is never that deep, keeping you close to where the children are playing at the water’s edge. The sand is fine and soft, and the beach leads down a gentle incline to the clear and shallow blue sea. It’s shallow enough for kids to play safely (but if the wind is up, it is less sheltered than the more popular Alcudia, and the waves may get bigger).
Playa De Muro beach is divided into three areas – west (closest to Alcudia), the beach has good facilities, is backed by resort hotels & apartments. There are loungers and parasols, toilets, showers and life guards on duty.
The middle section is known as Playa de Muro Sector II (or Es Brac). There are still resort hotels & facilities, but it is slightly less busy.
As the resorts fade, the beach becomes known as Es Comu. There’s 1.5 km of unspoilt beach here, with sand dunes, pine trees and juniper bushes to the rear. To get to this bit you do need to walk from either end, but it’s worth it if you’re looking for a little more quiet!
The beach becomes busier again and is known as Es Capellans as it runs back in tourist land with all the facilities that you could need.
House of Katmandu
Adventure awaits at Katmandu Park®, a new-generation theme park. Step into a mythical world of unexpected adventure, exciting rides, epic 4D encounters and splash park thrills for unforgettable fun!
With a choice of attractions every day until 6pm: The House, KATLANTIS™ Splash Park, KATLANTIS Soft Play Adventure, Zombies! XD Dark Ride, Los Banditos XD Dark Ride, 4D Experience and Desperados! Or add more fun and thrills at Expedition Golf, The Asylum and K3 Climb.
A complete day’s outing, the top ticket for all attractions at Katmandu park is €31.90 adult, €25.90 child.