If you are planning a family holiday to Menorca this article is for you. On this page, we outline the best family attractions on the beautiful island of Menorca. There is something for every age group from toddlers to teenagers and this page will help you to plan the perfect family holiday. Here is our summary of the best family attractions on Menorca.
The beach and water sports
Almost without exception, the beaches of Menorca are family friendly. They are the ideal place for paddling and making sandcastles for the younger children and there are plenty of water sports for the older children to enjoy. There are also some beautiful natural unspoilt beaches on the island give your children the chance to explore the local wild life.
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MTB and BMX Centre
For active kids the BMX and MTB centre at Ciutadella de Menorca is great. It is open late into the evening, so you can ride under spotlights. There are cycle hire facilities.
Castillo is an amazing shopping and leisure centre in Ciutadella. It is also a wonderful place for children with a huge playground, gardens and pools. Everyone gets the chance to let off steam here and enjoy a family day out.
There are several water parks on the island all of them good. You can find public water parks at Los Delfines, Arenal Den Castell. In addition, several of the holiday complexes have small water parks, which are open to members of the public as well as residents of the resort.
Kayaking is great fun and is available in different forms at various points on the island. Some of the best kayaking is to be found at Es Grau Nature Park.
As you would expect of an island there are several ways to explore on a boat. Kids love boats. The glass-bottomed catamarans that sail out of Don Joan are a great way to see the sea.
You can also enjoy half-day trips that take you along both the north and south coasts. These trips are usually only available during the summer months, but again they are a good way to see more of the island.
There are also shorter harbour trips from several locations on the island. The best trips are from Cala en Bosch and Cituadella.
If your children like animals Lloc de Menorca Zoo makes a great day out. There is a big collection of exotic animals at the zoo. The collection includes many smaller animals, which you rarely see in captivity making the zoo especially interesting to those who like wild life.
Unusual tourist sites that kids enjoy
The Fortalleza de La Mola is an underground complex of tunnels and rooms, with plenty of room for the children to run around in. Many kids enjoy the ruins of Torralba d’en Salord.
Most children find Spanish fiestas interesting as well as fun. There are plenty of fiestas on the island, so you can time your visit to allow your children to experience some Spanish culture and have a good time doing it.
Regardless of where you stay on Menorca, you are assured of a warm welcome. The local residents are very family orientated. They love children and cater for them at all times, so it is the perfect destination for families.