Having Family Fun on Tenerife

Fri, April 12th, 2013 - By Jack Montgomery

You arrive on Tenerife, it’s warm and sunny; the ideal ingredients for a relaxing holiday… and what’s the first thing out of the brood’s collective mouth?

“What is there to do?”

The answer is plenty. There are loads of juicy activities to keep all the family happy throughout their holiday on Tenerife. These are just a few of them.

Visit an Animal Park on Tenerife
Animal parks aren’t for everyone but Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz is one of Tenerife’s biggest attractions and those who visit invariably rave about their experience. With a Thai theme and lush tropical gardens, the park would be an impressive place to visit without the animal inhabitants. Although the tickets might at first seem pricey (€33 for an adult, €22 for a child), visitors get a lot for their money as all shows and attractions are included (except the Discovery Tour).

 

Siam Beach, Siam Park, Costa Adeje, Tenerife

 

Visit a Water Park
Siam Park in Costa Adeje is a beautiful looking water park (also Thai themed) as well as being the sort of place where it’s difficult to tell the difference between fear and excitement. Rides like the Tower of Power and the Dragon test nerve of the most machismo visitors whereas Siam Beach is an idyllic Thai beach, on a hillside on Tenerife, to chill out on… or do a bit of surfing; the wave machine has to be experienced to be believed. Although the Lost City is aimed at younger family members, it’s probably not ideal for toddlers, especially as the entrance fee is the same as Loro Parque.

Visit a Natural Water Park
You don’t have to fork out a lot of dosh to enjoy watery thrills; Lago Martiánez in Puerto de la Cruz offers thrills, lagoons and huge fountains for a few euros. Even more wallet friendly are the rock pools at Garachico where the remnants of an eruption 300 years ago has left a series of rock pools and crevices; some of which are deep enough the plunge into from a height, others shallow enough for todlers to enjoy, as long as they don’t mind their toes being nibbled by tropical fish.

Rock Pools, Garachico, Tenerife

 

Adventure in the Woods
Fancy swinging and zipping through the pines like Tenerife’s version of Lara Croft? The Forestal Park in the heart of the pine forest offers a tree top adventure that most tourists haven’t discovered yet. The park in El Rosario, not far from Santa Cruz and La Laguna, has 90 woodland games and 11 zip line courses and is the place to go to for some adrenalin charged outdoor action. (Tickets are €22).

 

Museum of Science and Cosmos, La Laguna, Tenerife

 

Education with Quirks
The Museum of Science and the Cosmos in La Laguna might not sound like the most fun outing for the family, but as well as being an education, it’s a blast. The children might be sceptical but after they do things like lift a car with one finger, watch their faces transform into skulls and get lost in a hall of mirrors they will concede that mum and dad really do know best. Entrance is €3 (free on Sundays).

Posted : Friday, April 12th, 2013 at 9:50 am
Category : days out
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