On Lanzarote you are looking forward to small guests: the locals are very family friendly. Small guests are important guests. In almost all holiday resorts there are pools for children and games.
Family hotels also offer supervision and animation with sports, games, shows and discos (ask for booking). They also have children's chairs in their restaurants and free baby cots in the rooms. Supermarkets carry everything you need from babysitting to toys to diapers.
The sheltered beaches of Puerto del Carmen and Playa Blanca are particularly suitable for the next generation to bathe because there are neither high waves nor currents. Costa Teguise is recommended because of stronger winds and waves for small children only at the Playa del Jablillo. The Playa de Famara should avoid parents because of the stormy sea and unpredictable currents.
For the children of Lanzarote, the Episcopal Day, January 6, is the most important day of the year, and not the eve of Christmas. They get their Christmas gifts, as in the whole of Spain, on the morning of Reyes Magos. In some places, such as Arrecife, there are children's parades on this day. Children also have their own festivals at the carnival and also crown a Reina de Carnaval - the carnival queen.
Playgrounds and sweets
Many public facilities and parks offer great sandboxes and good toys such as climbing frames, swings and slides.
In Puerto del Carmen (daily 10 am-8pm CC Biosfera | 4 euros / hour) and Playa Honda (10-22 hours | CC Deiland | 3-3.60 Euros / hour) can be children from 4-12 years In children's parks with many devices under supervision. In the shops of the Dulcipé chain in these shopping centers, there are, besides sweets, the piñatas loved by Spanish children. The funny painted containers are filled with sweets and then opened over the little ones.
Region: Puerto del Carmen and the center
Rancho Texas Park
The former horse farm has been extended by an adventure and animal park. There are turtles, lizards, bisons, deer, cougars, giraffes and raccoons to see. Latest attraction are the white tiger and the two boys. A Sioux village invites you to play Indians, there are shows with parrots, birds of prey and sea lions. Children can go for gold and go canoeing. Several times a week there is a Western Night (Mon, Tue, Fri, Sat 19-23 pm | Adults 40 Euro, Children 20 Euro | Tel. 928841286) with shows, music and barbecue. There are bus connections from the resorts. Daily. 9.30-17.30 hrs Puerto del Carmen leave the Noruega Calle and cross the bypass road Adults 14 Euro, children (3-12 years) 9 Euro www.ranchotexaslanzarote.com
Region: Costa Teguise and the north
The freshwater bath below the golf course in Costa Teguise is next to the hotel pools the only alternative to the sea. There are a dozen water slides, several pools, toddler pool, trampoline, miniskooter, playground, sunbathing and a snack bar. The entrance fees are, however, clearly inflated. At the water park children above the age of 6 will have fun. Daily. 10-18 clock | Admission Adults 21 Euro, Children 15 Euro, Loungers 2,50 Euro
Ecofarm Las Pardelas
Carlos Hernández, together with his wife and the five children in the north of Lanzarotes, has created an extraordinary natural park, where young and old alike have the opportunity to get to know the flora and fauna of the island in a relaxed atmosphere. Donkey, cow, pigs and ducks run around freely. In the pottery, everyone can knead and wangle at will, and afterwards take his produce home with them. An exhibition shows Lanzarote, as it did 30 years ago, when there was no tourism on the island. The restaurant offers simple, country-style dishes. Daily. 10-18 clock | 1 km south of Orzola on the road to Yé Adults 3 euros, children (up to 15 years) 2.40 euros
Guinate in the north is the leisure park, a 45,000 m² bird park with toucans, peacocks, flamingos and other bird species from all over the world, but also monkeys, nibbards and Japanese giant carpals. An experience is the walk-through aviary in which the birds fly freely. In the breeding station one can observe the young birds in the breeding and with a bit luck also when hatching from the egg. Particularly popular with children are, of course, the several times a day shows with cycling, reckoning and other antics making parrots. The naming of the animals on the aviaries is very incomplete. We recommend a visit to the Tropical Park for families with children aged 4 and over. Daily. 10-17 hrs Admission Adults 14 Euro, Children 5 Euro www.guinatepark.com
Region: Timafaya National Park
Apart from the sun, sand and sea, Lanzarote has a comparatively few attractions for the offspring. The most exotic experience is certainly a ride through the black Lavameer of the Timanfaya national park on a dromedary. When they ride together with an adult, children are given a sack at their support. Thus, the weight difference between the two riders is compensated so that the dromedary is not loaded on one side. If you ask for it, your smaller children can usually ride on the back of the animal itself, with the parents on the right and left of it in the seats. In the dromedary station at the border to the national park, the sprouts can become acquainted with the animals. Suitable for children from 3 years. Daily. 9 am-4pm (duration approx. 20 minutes) 10 euros per dromedary
Area: Playa Blanca
The sports and children's park offers children from 3 years under the supervision of the parents several pools, inflatable Gummiburg, resting beds and much more. Children's birthdays are also organized. Daily. 10-18 clock | Next to Hotel Princesa Yaiza Family entrance 12 euros