Family holidays to Tenerife

Thanks to its sizzling year-round climate, there’s never a bad time to head on a family holiday to Tenerife. Whether you’re looking for warm winter sunshine along black volcanic sand beaches, or wet and wild summers splashing your way down the slides of Europe’s largest waterpark. And with action-packed resorts housing everything from affordable eateries with child-friendly menus to animal parks for miniature zookeepers, and all-singing, all-dancing hotels, the whole clan is catered for. 

Why choose a family holiday to Tenerife? 

Well if a taste of everything we’ve mentioned above is to go by, it’s pretty obvious by now that Tenerife is a stand-out destination for those travelling with kids. Firstly, Playa de las Americas, Costa Adeje and Los Cristianos are the perfect base for fun-filled family getaways. Think mini golf courses, zip-lining adventures and amusements. Not to mention an impressive line-up of All Inclusive properties featuring kids’ clubs, all-you-can-eat-buffets (ideal for fussy eaters) and endless entertainment. Or, maybe the freedom and flexibility of an apartment is more your style? Either way, you’ve got options by the bucketload with our Tenerife deals. 

Family-friendly beaches in Tenerife 

If you’re still not convinced, then let 342km of coastline do the talking! Playa la Pinta, in particular, is designed with tiny swimmers in mind. Not only is it small, so you can keep a watchful eye on your mischievous toddlers, but the calm waves are great for paddling. Plus, the nearby jet skis will satisfy your adrenaline-fuelled teens. If pedalo boats are more your scene, Playa del Camison is a tranquil spot tucked between the island’s southern resorts. 

Make your way north to the capital Santa Cruz to discover Playa de las Teresitas. This shallow lagoon is a must for snorkelling with tropical fish decorating its waters. And did we mention there’s a bouncy castle in the sea? Now that’s what we call an aquatic adventure! But for quieter dips combined with treasure hunts and picnics, Playa Jardin is a Blue Flag awarded stretch surrounded by exotic gardens. 

Top things to do in Tenerife as a family 

The most obvious choice is Siam Park with its Mai Thai lazy river that snakes through an aquarium and 28-metre Tower of Power slide. But if you prefer your thrills high up in the treetops, Forestal Park won’t disappoint. With over 90 activities and 11 aerial runways, take your pick from two challenging courses made up of rope ladders, wobbly bridges and zip lines. 

If you want to get up close and personal with your favourite creatures, Loro Parque is among the best zoos in Europe. Spot sloths, chimps, hippos and tigers, or check out the world’s largest penguinarium. Speaking of animals, camel rides are a unique way to explore the island. With a park dedicated to these humpback furry friends, you can head on safari adventures through Tenerife’s lunar landscapes. 

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