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Posted on Jan 7, 2016

Best Family Attractions in Tenerife, Spain

Best Family Attractions in Tenerife, Spain

Covered in rolling hills, beautiful volcanic formations and home to Spain’s highest peak, Tenerife has become a top tourist location for people looking to escape the frigid winter weather for an exciting family holiday. Being the most populated island of Macronesia, Tenerife is a prime hot-spot for fun family activities, and luckily for you, you can take the kids to a Tenerife water park, theme park, national park, among many other attractions for your family to enjoy. Here, we’re here to narrow them down.

Loro Parque

Loro Parque is an amazing zoo experience that is a perfect first stop for any family holiday. Hosting a diverse range of animal performances including Orcas and dolphins, the zoo captures the diverse range of the whole animal kingdom. You and the children will both love exploring the different areas and becoming acquainted with the animals. Afterwards, don’t forget to enjoy a delicious lunch and refreshing drink from one of their many themed cafe, bars and restaurants.

Siam Park

To call Siam a water park, is an understatement. Siam Park is a water KINGDOM. With structures such as the Dragon (a giant tunnel-like slide containing a lightshow), the Naga Racer (a 6-person racing slide) and the Tower of Power (a clear slide tunnel that goes through a pool containing sharks and stingrays), you can see why this is an essential spot for your family holiday. The kids will love splashing and sliding while Mom and Dad enjoy a calming floating adventure. When you’re done playing around in the water, you can always visit one of their bars or restaurants for a snack. And definitely don’t forget to hit up their Floating Thai-style Market to find a souvenir of your family holiday on your way out.

Tenerife Siam Park

Volcan El Teide

Surrounded by beautiful pines and vistas, Volcan El Teide is a wondrous volcanic formation. Mount Teide is the third highest volcano structure in the world (but the most voluminous), and Tenerife is home to its peak. Be ready to pack the family into a cable car and show the kids a sight they will never forget on this family holiday! Don’t forget to keep an eye out for 168 different types of plant species (33 which are unique to Tenerife).

Teide National Park 

Located on Mount Teide (the largest mountain in all of Spain), Teide National Park is the largest national park in all of Spain. Because the park is situated on an old volcano, the volcanic cones and lava create a canvas of extraordinary colors and natural art. Take a day out from your family holiday and kick back, getting back to nature in one of the most fascinating geographic areas of the world.

Tenerife Teide National Park

ARTlandya DollMuseum

Located in Santa Bárbara, on the district of Icod de los Vinos, is the ARTlandya Dollmuseum. This museum showcases a huge collection of specialized dolls and teddy bears, and is one of its kind in Europe, making it a must for any family holiday to Tenerife. Crafted by international artists, designers and manufacturers, each bear and doll in the museum is completely unique, making each corner an exciting adventure for the kids. In addition to the amazing and unique collection, ARTlandya has a beautiful, quiet and rustic atmosphere away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s the perfect pit-stop for boys and girls of all ages this family holiday.

Now that you know where you’re going, what are you waiting for? Get ready to explore one of the most unique and stunningly beautiful areas in all of Spain. Don’t forget to pack all the necessary gear you will need for a great family holiday of hiking, swimming and learning, all underneath the beautiful Spanish sun.


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