Tenerife with kids

The best things to do in Tenerife with kids

If you’re looking for things to do in Tenerife with kids, the island has lots to offer.

From the most visited national park in Europe—where you can go on excursions with children and climb with them to the highest peak in Spain, or bring the Universe closer to them in the largest solar observatory in the world—to some of the best leisure parks—where you can have fun like never before alongside the youngest members of your family. These are only some of the many things to do in Tenerife with kids.

Some of the best routes to visit Tenerife with children cross Teide National Park.

The activities which you will find here do not include transportation. If you are looking for things to do in Tenerife with your kids, which include transport, check out our Activities and Excursions using Mount Teide Cable Car section.

Visit Mount Teide on a family holiday in Tenerife

Mount Teide is a volcano and the highest peak in Spain. Parents may think that it is not a place to go with small children. However, visiting Mount Teide during a family holiday is one of the most exciting things to do in Tenerife with kids and an excellent way to share quality time with your loved ones, whilst discovering the natural and scientific heritage of Tenerife.

If you travel to Tenerife with children older than 5 years old, take them to the highest peak in Spain with you on a Visit Mount Teide with your Family tour. Children love to walk the trail to the Pico Viejo viewpoint (a path where lava once flowed not that many years ago), warm up their hands by the fumaroles, listen to the legend of Guayota and spot the islands of La Gomera, El Hierro and La Palma on the horizon, while having the imposing crater of Pico Viejo at their feet.

You can also take them on our tour of the Teide Observatory, during which they will learn about the importance of the sky over Tenerife, participate in an astrophysics workshop and observe the Sun, sunspots and solar flares through powerful portable telescopes, among other activities.

Leisure parks to enjoy Tenerife as a family

There’s no shortage of things to do in Tenerife with kids, but if you don’t know where to go with your children to give them a whale of a time, we recommend that you visit some of the most outstanding leisure parks, where not only your children will have a great time.

Loro Parque and Siam Park—ranked as the best zoo and the best water park in the world, respectively—are just 2 of the internationally renowned places that you must include on your list of things to do in Tenerife with kids.

Be sure to follow our advice: Book the tickets for the best leisure parks in Tenerife now and avoid unnecessary queues at the ticket office.

Whale watching excursions among the best things to do in Tenerife with kids

Can you imagine a better place than Tenerife to enjoy some family activities in the waters of the Atlantic Ocean? Whale and dolphin spotting excursions, or our guided scientific boat trip to watch these incredible creatures, all make up the list of things to do in Tenerife with kids.

Watching cetaceans in their natural habitat, however, is one of the most amazing things you can do in Tenerife with your children, so don’t miss this opportunity to live a family adventure!