As Easter is late this year and you have endured a long, wet winter, feel free to enjoy as many of the great family fun Tenerife attractions as possible during the first big holiday break of the year. Here’s a round-up of the biggest and best. All these are open on the bank holidays as well as weekends unless specified.
Siam Park – The Water Kingdom invites you to swim, slide, float, plummet, and whoosh through 14 big attractions. The thrills suit all ages from the 28 metre Tower Of Power to Sawasdee children’s zone, or the crazy fun of pipes, buckets, and water cascades in The Lost City. The whole family can chill out at the crescent beach below the Wave Palace or drift along the Lazy River. Free buses converge on Siam Park in Playa de Las Americas and it’s next to the main public bus station.
Siam Park is open from 10 am to 5 pm Prices, adults 33 euros, children (3 to 11) 22 euros. www.siampark.net
Monkey Park – Gibbons, crocodiles, and great apes will have you in awe and smaller furry friends like the Lemurs and baby monkeys will be eating out of your hands as you walk through their enclosure. Marmosets and cockatoos sit pretty on their perches and the layout is easy for strolling. On a smaller scale, but a children’s favourite due to the close up interaction. Five minutes from Los Cristianos, self drive or taxi are the best way to get there.
Monkey Park is open 9.30 to 5 pm. Prices 10 euros adults, five euros children.
Submarine Safaris – Mingle with the sea life that fills the waters off the coast of San Miguel. Educational and enjoyable as parrot fish, rays, and barracuda brush by the 22 viewing ports. Comfortable and with full commentary on up to 20 species as you explore 20 metres down. Great for taking unusual photos. Minimum age 2 years.
Submarine Safaris; free pick up buses, online booking discount. Prices from children 30 euros to adults 50 euros.
Robin Hood – Unleash your competitive side by mastering the art of archery at a rural farm up in the original Fañabe. Tuition by a former Canary Islands champion leads into games of accuracy and then direct competition on a safe site. Whether hitting traditional circular targets or moving animal models, during two and a half hours the pleasure grows with your skill level. Lightweight bows and children’s smaller weapons ensure equal challenges for 8 to 80 year olds.
Robin Hood is open 10 am till late, closed Fridays. Phone first 608972015, Prices, adults 29 euros, under 14’s 20 euros, group discounts.
Aqualand – From the steep incline of the Super Slaloms and the Crazy Race to the gyrations and turns of the Twister, and Tornado, this will get you squealing with pleasure. Down at ground level there are large pools to relax and catch your breath. Take a back seat and watch the daily Dolphin Show at 3.30 pm or cool down under the giant suspended tap.
Aqualand is open 10 am to 5 pm. Prices range from 22.50 to 8 euros, depending on whether you meet the height restrictions for all the slides.
Camel Park – Family farm near La Camella just 6 kms above Los Cristianos. Around 70 cocks, hens, parrots and geese but the placid camels are the stars. All ages can enjoy a hump high ride around the trails at a leisurely guided pace. A good way to see views of the coast, butterflies, lizards and plant life.
Camel park is open 10 am to 5 pm; phone 922721121 for pick up; price 20 euros for camel ride and farm.
Karting Tenerife – Testing 13 bends on a 1200 metre go kart track with junior circuit and six types of karts depending on ages, under fives can ride tandem with an adult. Free bus to Parque de la Reina (10 mins from Los Cristanos) café and bar and grandstand for non racers. Fully automated timings and print outs. Safety clothes and tuition provided, thrills guaranteed.
Karting Tenerife is open 10 am to 8 pm. Prices 10 to 30 euros depending on laps and kart model.
Jungle Park – How do you like your Vultures and Bald Eagle? If it’s up-close, the live birds of prey shows are for you. Chayofa is just above the Arona resorts but the multi level walkways and rope bridges over ravines make it seem a world away. Tigers, lions, and Humbolt Penquins are on the outer layers and now a sea lion show is the focus below the amphitheatre restaurant terrace. The Jungle Trail brings out the commando in young and old and the bob sleigh runs are great for adrenalin seekers.
Jungle Park is open 10 am to 5.30 pm. Free buses. Prices, adults 24 euros, children (5 to 10) 17 euros, minis (3 & 4 years) 12 euros.
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