So, let’s take a look at our top 11 things to do with the kids in Alcudia.
1. Try some watersports
Alcudia’s Blue Flag sands are among the island’s longest at six miles (that’s nearly 10km!), and there’s lots of choice when it comes to water-based activities you can do with daring older kids and teens; especially on Playa Deportivo, or Sports Beach. Kite-surfing, windsurfing and paddleboarding, plus sailing, waterbikes and kayaks, are all available. If you prefer snorkelling, head for the quieter end, Playa de Muro.
2. Head for the Hidropark
Make the most of northern Majorca’s only water park, with an array of slides and tube rides, a wave pool, a children’s splash park, mini-golf, and a restaurant and barbecue. There are splashtastic attractions here for all ages!
3. Feast on local specialities at the marina
All the better with a view of the yachts from your waterfront restaurant terrace. Encourage the kids to sample some of the delicious pulpo gallego (octopus with paprika and potatoes), seafood paella, roast suckling pig or tumbet mallorquin (aubergine bake). Alternatively, just stop for drinks and a snack; La Boutique del Gelato has excellent ice cream and crêpes.
4. Wander around the Old Town
Take your time and stroll around atmospheric Alcudia Old Town within its medieval Moorish fort walls. You can’t miss the two impressive gateways into the historic centre: Sant Sebastià and Xara. Entertain the kids by hopping between old and new – they won’t be at all embarrassed, right?
5. Explore by bike
Head back to the Old Town on two wheels before cycling to the vibrant modern centre and Pollentia; the last remains of Roman occupation in the 2nd century. Located just outside the Old Town, it has both an archaeological site complete with Roman theatre, and a museum in a 14th-century hospital building. Here you can see gladiator shin pads and granite animal sculptures among other fascinating displays. One to impress the history teacher with next term!
6. Get up bright and early to hit Alcudia’s main Sunday market
It kicks off around 8am and includes clothing, handcrafted jewellery and food stalls – those with early-rising little ones could make it in plenty of time for a morning browse before unwinding on the beach. Speaking of which, it’s a great place to stock up on goodies for a picnic.
7. Lose yourselves in family fun
Spend a day at Amaze’n Laberintos fun park. Get lost in the giant wooden maze with surprises to discover and characters including wizards and clowns to encounter en route. Or get speedy at KartingMania at the Bellevue hotel, with circuits and karts for all ages, plus tuition for kids.
8. Go on a wild adventure
Venture into the S’Albufera nature reserve behind Playa de Muro beach. You’ll find bird hides, observation decks and marked pathways. Spot herons, waders, terns and moustached warblers, amongst the other wetland inhabitants. At the very least it’s a fab place for the kids to let off steam in the open air.
9. Enjoy a good-natured haggle
Explore the Thursday market at Inca, 15 miles from Alcudia. Great for souvenir hunters, it’s famous for shoes, bags and other leather goods but also includes a wide variety of stalls selling hand-made soaps, flowers, fruit and veg, and plenty more.
10. Delve into ocean life
You’ll find the fantastic Palma Aquarium in the island capital 59 km from Alcudia, with Mediterranean, tropical and jungle zones, a themed play area and even the chance to dive with sharks. One of the highlights of any holiday to Majorca!
11. Get your hiking boots on
Head into the Tramuntana mountains near Palma da Mallorca, which is laced with walking trails. The hikes are rewarding and the views spectacular.
So, that’s what to do with the kids – now take your pick from our family holidays in Alcudia!
About the author
* Written by Sam McKay, 2014. Updated and republished by Lucy Roberts, 2022. *
Lucy Roberts blogs about all things holiday, with tons of Thomas Cook knowledge. And as a mum of two, she's always looking for ways to help you have family holidays that are memorable for all the right reasons!