Top Things To Do In Tenerife With Kids

The Canary Islands are an easy-going, child-friendly destination with not much advance planning necessary. If you're going for the first time, then it's important to note that July and August can be very busy with the school holidays, so if you're wanting to experience it at its best, it's better to go at a quieter time of year. 

Early spring is a good time to travel with young children as the weather is still warm enough for beach days, without being too hot, and the theme parks and attractions are not too crowded – unless you go at the Easter holidays, that is.

Looking for the best areas to stay in Tenerife, fun activities and sightseeing things to do on your Canary Islands holidays? For a holiday with the kids here are the best things to see, places to visit, helpful travel tips for visiting, for all budgets and ages.

Tenerife Is The Way To Go

Tenerife I would say is the most commercial of the islands, so it seems to be more catered to tourists with it being the largest of the Canaries. The balance of lively resorts and more authentic towns and villages, goes a long way to keeping everyone happy. Even on the busiest coast you’re never far from spectacular, untamed landscape and the great thing is, is that most of it is accessible. With the help of Babythingz, a leading UK supplier of cute cosytoes for prams and buggies, you could even get an all terrain buggy to help the littlest of the family get around. 

The theme parks around Los Cristianos have undeniable appeal for children. Siam Park in Costa Adeje is a massive water park has the lot. Raft rides (on rapids), wave pool and even a white sandy stretch of beach so us parents can still catch some rays in between the slides. The Tower of Power is the slide to watch if you go there - a 28m drop slide which passes through a shark tank, it's not for the faint hearted. 

But if you're in to more lazing around the pool and chilling by the beach, then you're in luck too as Tenerife has some of the most stunning beaches I've ever seen in the South. What's amazing about this island though, is that if you travel North, you'll find some of the most dramatic, lava beaches and lush countryside.

The sunny South coast is where it's at if you're looking for a historic and cultured holiday, in the south coast capital, Santa Cruz. Stunningly authentic local festivals, mountain village markets, artisan workshops and studios are dotted around and make you feel like you're a long way from home. 

And away from all the sunny holidays and resorts, there is Teide National Park - is the biggest park on the Canary Islands. With it's unique landscape of craters, volcanoes and rivers of petrified lava which surround Teide Volcano you can explore and learning through the visitor centres which reveal some of the park’s secrets.

It's an Island that is full to the brim with mystery, superb surroundings and so many things to do, that even a week isn't enough...


  1. AMAZING island to visit - always something new to explore

  2. I have been here and the canary islands are absolutely beautiful. especially as you go more away from the main tourist part and into the countryside

  3. Great ideas and tips x