Ibiza may be famous as a party destination and a clubbers’ paradise, but with great weather, stunning beaches and plenty of interesting things for children to do, it’s also a wonderful holiday destination for families. Here’s our pick of the best fun attractions that kids will enjoy.
You may think that holidaying with kids means your days of enjoying a leisurely beach-club afternoon are over, but some beach clubs have tuned in to this problem, and thoughtfully created special kids’ areas so they can play while you sit back and relax. El Chiringuito, on the particularly beautiful Es Cavallet beach, and Beachouse in Playa d’en Bossa, both have dedicated kids’ areas, in the form of Little Chiringuito and Little Beachouse. These areas offer kids the chance to draw, paint, do crafts and hang out with other kids. These clubs also have fantastic kids’ menus, with the likes of grilled sea bream and mini burgers, as well as vegetarian pasta and rice options.
These days, the benefits of practicing yoga are well-known. Increased strength and flexibility, all-around better health and wellbeing, clarity of mind, relaxation, boosts the immune system… and the list goes on. You can start your yoga practice at any age, with any level of fitness… so why not make the most of the wonderful kids yoga classes while on holiday here on the island. Some o our favourite classes are with Emma Nathan of PranaSol, or Yoga Kids Ibiza, both offer offers not only kids’ yoga classes, but also mother and baby (and partner) classes and family classes, so that you can all join in together.
FARM SUMMER KIDS CLUB
For kids who love adventures, gardening and animals, there’s nothing better than spending some days at a farm summer camp! This is also a great way to connect your little ones with the origin of the food and learn more about nature. At Terra Masia farm, kids get to take care of animals, learn more about vegetables & healthy foods, enjoy eco-friendly crafts, They also harvest food for meals, which are prepared from fresh ingredients grown at this and other local farms. (Yum!)
Most kids (and a lot of parents) love a water park, and if you fancy a change from the beach, they can make a great day out for all the family. Aguamar water park (next to Space nightclub), in Playa d’en Bossa, has plenty of parking, a range of different slides and pools (including paddling pools for smaller kids), picnic areas, a decent restaurant and a play park. For kids and adults who can swim, Ocean Mania Waterpark in San Antonio is great fun, and is essentially an inflatable playground in the sea. The park is a bit like an assault course, and the inflatable circuit has rope swings, trampolines, balancing beams and slides.
Often referred to as ‘the Lobster Cave’, Cap Blanc Aquarium is located in a large natural cave, which was once used as a nursery for lobsters, which were then exported to mainland Spain. Due to the quality of the water and the naturalistic environment, the cave is often used to house rescued sea turtles before they are released back into the wild, and there is a wooden walkway over the water, as well as tanks containing examples of other Mediterranean sea-life. From colourful fish such as the rainbow wrasse, to sea sponges, starfish, shark eggs and other marine life, there is plenty to keep children engrossed. When you’re done in the cave, there’s a decent sea-front cafe on the terrace.
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