Tenerife for families
The best things to do in Tenerife with children
If you’re travelling to Tenerife with children, 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 in the world—where you can have fun like never before alongside the youngest members of your family.
The activities which you will find here do not include transportation. If you are looking for things to do in Tenerife with the family, which include transport, check out our Tenerife excursions and Mount Teide trips 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 in Tenerife is 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 Mount Teide for families 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 designed especially for families, 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
If you don’t know where to go with your children in Tenerife 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.
Tenerife with children is synonymous with Loro Parque and Siam Park, the best zoo in Europe and the best water park in the world, respectively. It is also synonymous with fun among the trees on the zip wires at Forestal Park, and a time travel in the Ethnographic Park and Botanical Garden Pirámides de Güímar. 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.