Ibiza is a fantastic place to bring up kids or even just to holiday with them – and we know from experience, as we grew up here! Not only does the climate mean there is an excess of outdoor activities but there are also myriad other organisations and events directed to children. More than enough to fill an entire summer…
1. Visit Kids In Ibiza www.kidsinibiza.com
This is the go to website for everything kid-related on the island. A comprehensive calendar can help you plan ahead and they also organise nannies, birthday parties, child friendly accommodation, kids activities at special events and equipment hire.
2. Pirate’s day out
The caves of Can Marça in San Miguel are bathed in a mysterious golden light. Take the 40-minute guided tour through this multi-leveled smuggler’s paradise that ends with a light and sound show featuring a enormous waterfall. Channel your inner pirate.
3. Zip through the tree tops
Acrobosc in Es Canar is a park crisscrossed with zip wires. There’s a kids section with appropriately sized lines and safety gear and for the grown ups there’s a circuit which starts at a thrilling nine metres high.
4. Air Zone
Hop into a gigantic clear plastic orb and roll yourself down an astroturf hill or onto the water in San Antonio bay. This activity is for kids and adults alike and one of those things you have to experience at least once in your life.
5. Aguamar Water Park
Who doesn’t love a water park? With The Kamikaze, Black Hole, super toboggans and seven other groups of various sized slides and swimming pools it’s a great day out for kids and adults alike.
6. Hit the high seas
There are so many water based activities to choose from it’s hard to know which to do first. Jet skis, stand up paddle, wind surfing, kite surfing, sailing or even surf the artificial waves at Surf House in San Antonio.
7. Ocean Mania
Keeping the water theme going this is an inflatable water park on the sea in San Antonio. It features trampolines, slides, balancing beams, bridges, rope swings and high dives. Monitored at all times by lifeguards it’s another one of those activities where you can’t tell who’s having more fun, the kids or the grown ups.
8. Eat and play
Many Ibiza restaurants have dedicated kids areas and teams of face painters, clowns, magicians and other entertainers. Favourites include the amazing eco-adventure playground at Babylon Beach; the Kids In Ibiza crew keep things fun at BEACHOUSE Ibiza, El Chiringuito and Pura Vida while Sa Punta has some unique ideas about how to keep the kids occupied while the grown-ups relax.
9. Bush whacka
Take a child friendly guided walk through beautiful forests and breathe taking cliff tops with Walking Ibiza. There are forts, ancient crystals, lighthouses and pirate caves to be discovered.
10. Sand castles
When it comes down to it, is there anything as fun as helping your kids design and build the best sand castle ever? We think not!
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