With year round sun, fantastic beaches, family attractions and beautiful scenery, the Canary Islands are the perfect option for a family holiday.
But with seven islands to choose from – which one should you go for to ensure the perfect family holiday? Here’s our run-down to help you out…
Best for attractions
Tenerife is a great option for those looking for fun family days out. Miles of fantastic sandy beaches offer excellent sandcastle building territory, while a number of attractions promise to keep the kids entertained.
Siam Park for example, is a huge water park with a wide selection of rides and attractions such as the Mekong Rapids, the Lost City and a Thai-themed floating market. With options to suit all ages, older kids and mums and dads can have fun too.
Loro Parque is another option for families on holiday in Tenerife. Situated in Puerto de la Cruz, this wildlife park is packed full of animals and birds. Kids will be delighted visiting the huge variety of creatures such as gorillas, penguins and orca whales.
Best for adventurous families
Lanzarote is a superb option for adventurous families looking to explore. The best way to see the island is to hire a car and then drive to locations such as Timafaya National Park. Here you will discover a mysterious lunar like landscape, where you can take guided walks and explore this bizarre place, and hear all about its history.
Other options for those looking for adventure include a day trip to Jameos del Agua; a naturally formed gallery of caves and grottoes. While a day at the Rancho Texas theme park will allow you all to get into the spirit of the Wild West.
Best for entertainment
Gran Canaria is packed full of buzzing resorts that serve up great entertainment for families looking for a lively holiday.
Puerto Rico is one of the best resorts for families on the island. With plenty of amenities, it offers three shopping malls that turn into nightlife spots once the sun goes down. Here you will find family- friendly restaurants, where you can tuck into a plate of tasty tapas along with bars and pubs, while many of the hotels around the resort offer family entertainment.
Best for beaches
Fuerteventura offers 150 miles of beautiful sandy beaches offering everything from untouched tranquil spots to buzzing bar-lined stretches.
Costa Caleta is a great resort for families with a beautiful sheltered beach and calm waters, offering plenty of opportunities for little ones to splash around. Corralejo is one of the most popular resorts with waterparks and activities such as crazy golf for kids, while the miles of sandy beaches offer ideal flopping territory for mums and dads.
Best for quiet family holidays
Not all families are looking for holidays packed with waterparks and nightly entertainment. If you’re looking for more of a laid back and tranquil family getaway then consider La Gomera, the second smallest Canary Island.
Outstandingly beautiful, families with older children may like to explore one of the many hiking trails across the island. With soaring peaks, whitewashed villages and lush forests, there are plenty of opportunities for stunning photographs, so remember to pack your camera.
The black sands of the island offer the perfect place for relaxation, while watersports on offer, will let active families let off steam.