Family and Children's Activities

If you've got children with you in Lanzarote, your priority for most of the time is likely to be the beach or the pool. Even so, both you and the kids may want a change from time to time, perhaps for part of the day at least.

Most of the activities described below can be undertaken in half a day, and of course the island is small enough to get to all of these and back reasonably quickly, assuming that you have access to a car.  (for car hire on Lanzarote, click here).

Jardin de Cactus

Cesar Manrique was well known for his projects based around the natural form and history of Lanzarote, and the Jardin de Cactus is his monument to this range of plants that thrive so well in their natural state on the island.

Whale and Dolphin Museum : MUSEO DE CETÁCEOS, Puerto Calero

Children of all ages, and adults, are captivated by dolphins and whales - don't miss this great museum dedicated to these magnificent creatures!

Urbanización Puerto Calero - Ed. Antiguo Varadero
Planta alta - Local 11 - 35571
Yaiza - Lanzarote
Tel: 928 849560 Fax: 928 849561


Open Tuesday to Saturday, from 10am to 6pm

Closed: Every Sunday and Monday
25th December - 1st January, and  6th January

Kiko Land at the Hotel Princessa Yaiza

10,000 square metres of childrens activities. Supervised play catering to children 3 years and upwards.

Lanzarote a Caballo y Camelo

Lanzarote a Caballo y Camelo is a great place to spend a couple of hours or much longer, depending on what you want to do. You can ride, take riding lessons, or younger visitors can be led on horses and ponies, as well as camels.


The centre has a small donkey sanctuary and visitors are offered the chance to sponsor an animal if they wish.


The space is ideal for kids. There is a large playground called the Alamo, bouncy castle and buggy rides can be organised for parties. The restaurant and bar is large and specialises in barbeques.

Guinate Tropical Park

Guinate Tropical Park, Lanzarote
Guinate Tropical Park is located at the foot of Mount Corona, an extinct volcano that is the highest point of the island. The Park is set in 45,000 sq metres (about 11 acres) of gardens, waterfalls and lakes and is home to many of species of birds, animals, reptiles and fish. Situated some 40 metres above sea level, the park offers outstanding views of the islands of La Graciosa, Alegranza and Montaña Clara. Guinate is open every day including fiestas (bank holidays) from 10 am to 5pm. They ask that you allow at least two hours to enjoy the park properly. There is a snack bar on site and organised trips can be arranged. Adults (14yrs+) 14€ Children (4 to 13yrs) - 6€ Children (0 to 3yrs) - Free for Pensioners - 12€ Concessions for residents Tel 0034 928835500 or 0034 638807468


Blend of water rides to suit all ages, including a children’s section and play ground. Large pools and sunbathing areas and on site snack bars. Avda. de Teguise, Costa Teguise. Tel - 928.592.128

Aquarium Lanzarote

Lanzarote Aquarium
The Lanzarote Aquarium is the largest in the Canary Islands, with 33 aquariums containing more than a million litres of water, and containing hundreds of marine species. From Clown fish to sharks and starfish on view there is something to interest everyone. For younger visitors there are three tactile aquariums. There is a strong ecological and educational theme throughout the aquarium but it's great fun as well. Concessions for residents. CC Commercial el Trebol, Avenida las Acacias, Costa Teguise Tel - 928 590 069

Rancho Texas, Puerto del Carmen

The connection between Texas and Lanzarote is not as odd as you might expect. In the 1700s many Canarians emigrated to the States and a group of Lanzoroteans created the town of San Antonio in Texas.

The RanchoTexas theme park offers a great day out for families, and some great nights out too.

During the day you can enjoy a variety of shows including parrots, birds of prey, sealions and aligators.   However the list of animals to visit is far greater and includes wild cats, reptiles, bison and many more.

On site facilities include a restaurant and picnic areas.

There are discounts for residents,  children's parties are catered for, and there are evening shows as well.

Opening hours 9.30 am to 5.30 pm..  Address: Calle Noruega, Puerto Del Carmen    Tel:  928 841 286