6 great things to do in Lanzarote with kids

6 great things to do in Lanzarote with kids

30 December 2019

Travelling as a family is one of the best ways to enjoy a holiday. The Canary Islands, with their year-round mild climate and the distinctive character of each island, have become an ideal destination for family activities.

Today, we want to talk about a special island for your family trip, an island of fire and water, that will immerse you and your loved ones in an unforgettable experience. In this article, we are going to show you 6 great things to do in Lanzarote with kids.

Choosing this island means getting to know the origin of an archipelago that reveals the reason for so much beauty, diversity and environmental richness.

Lanzarote is an island where you can unwind and relax but is also great for outdoor sports. It is an ideal place for everyone to discover incredible places.

How to enjoy Lanzarote with your family?

To enjoy Lanzarote to the fullest, we recommend you hire a car at Lanzarote airport, which without a doubt, is the best way to visit all the places we highlight in this article and many others that we are sure you will discover during your next visit with the family.

Exploring Lanzarote allows us to discover a unique culture, architecture, and nature  while collecting miles of family experiences and creating memories that will last a lifetime.

A wide range of high-quality accommodations are available, especially in places such as Costa Teguise, Playa Blanca and the outskirts of Arrecife. However, you can also find amazing accommodations scattered all along the coastline of the island.

The only thing left for you to do from here is to get to know, feel and enjoy each of the places you visit during your family holidays.

What can we do in Lanzarote with kids?

Probably one of the biggest questions that visitors to Lanzarote ask themselves is: what can I do with kids in Lanzarote? There are plenty of places and experiences to enjoy Lanzarote with the whole family.

The majority of the sites mentioned here act as a magnet that "attracts" both children and adults from the first moment they visit them. The history and curiosities that characterise each of the places we will mention below, make all these visits unforgettable and almost magical.

Without further ado, let’s start with the list of the best places to see in Lanzarote with children so that everyone can enjoy a family holiday.

1. Mirador del Río and the island of La Graciosa

Mirador del Río with views of La Graciosa

Located in the north of the island, this viewpoint is a unique experience for young and old alike. The design of this place was created by the great César Manrique, a multidisciplinary artist, born in Lanzarote and a true admirer of his island. Its privileged location offers stunning views of the island of La Graciosa, in a perfect fusion between nature and art that does not go unnoticed and becomes a key element of the visit.

Lanzarote's proximity to the smallest of the Canary Islands makes it seem as if you can almost touch the coast of La Graciosa with your fingertips from the Mirador del Río. The more adventurous little ones will surely want to ride the ferry from the nearby port of Órzola to explore the secrets of La Graciosa.

2. Playa Blanca

Playa Flamingo in Playa Blanca

Playa Blanca is a spot in Lanzarote that captivates visitors with its relaxed atmosphere and beautiful views. Its white sand and calm waters are the perfect combination for a day of sun and sea with the family. Stroll along the promenade, sample the local gastronomy of its restaurants or simply have fun building sandcastles with the kids on the shore. 

Playa Blanca offers you all the essentials of Lanzarote: natural landscapes, a sunny climate and the peace and quiet you've been waiting for when escaping from routine.

3. Jameos del Agua

Lagoon inside Jameos del Agua

Located in the northeast of the island, in the municipality of Haría, Jameos del Agua blends volcanic nature with the art of César Manrique, creating a magical place where you can appreciate the unique beauty of Lanzarote.

It is also home to the famous and endemic blind crab (munidopsis polymorpha), better known as “jameito”, which is native to the Jameos del Agua. Children will have fun searching for them in the lagoon inside the volcano tunnel and exploring the different corners of this unique place.

4. Las Montañas de Fuego - Timanfaya (The Mountains of Fire)

Entrance to Timanfaya National Park

Another must if you visit Lanzarote with children are the mountains of the Timanfaya National Park. In the volcanoes that shape the national park, the ochre, ash and reddish colours blend together to create a panoramic view that seems to be taken from another planet.

This visual and sensory spectacle brings us closer to the volcanic origins of the Canary Islands. One of the best ways to explore it with the whole family is on a camel ride that takes you through a landscape of shapes and colours that can rarely be found in other parts of the world.

Once the ride is over, the kids will want to explore even further the mysteries of Timanfaya. So head to the visitor centre, where many activities will leave young and old speechless as they see first-hand the power that still lies beneath the earth of Lanzarote.

5. Cueva de los Verdes

Inside La Cueva de Los Verdes

We switch from the volcanic surface to the underground landscapes hidden in the Cueva de los Verdes. The little ones will feel like speleologists discovering the caverns, passages and secrets hidden in the volcanic tunnels of the island.

An experience to enjoy with the whole family and to discover the origins of one of the most famous archipelagos in the world.

6. Dolphin and whale watching in Lanzarote

Dolphin and whale watching in lanzarote

If you're looking for a family adventure in Lanzarote, you should go out and explore its marine wildlife. Due to its location in the Atlantic, the Canary Islands are known for being an ideal spot for whale and dolphin watching. There are different excursions available for this activity, where you can enjoy the sea and its biodiversity with your family. Among the most common species that you can see off the coast of Lanzarote are the common dolphin, the spotted dolphin, the short-finned pilot whale and, on some occasions, even pilot whales and sperm whales.

These trips give you the opportunity to observe these impressive animals in their natural habitat, learn a little more about them and create an unforgettable family experience.

Get ready to enjoy Lanzarote with your family!

We hope we have inspired you with some ideas on what to do in Lanzarote with children and enjoy an unforgettable family holiday. As you have seen, this island is great for everyone.

If you are looking for the best way to move around the island and reach all the mentioned places, TopCar offers you a great variety of family vehicles in Lanzarote that you can book right now on our website.

Get ready to travel miles of experiences!