Attention, question: if you had to choose one day of the week, which one would it be? Surely a very high percentage will answer this question with Friday, Saturday or, if that is not possible, Sunday. And as soon as the weekend approaches, there is a smile on the faces of the whole family, knowing that we have more than 48 hours to enjoy this wonderful island. So, get your people together and let's go! The best ideas for a family weekend in Mallorca. We start!
For "sea families"
There are endless sea-related activities you can sign up for to spend a fun weekend with your family in Mallorca. Saturday could be the right day to spend it among water slides, rapid descents, hydrotubes, kamikaze ramps, wave pools, multi-jet fountains and even giant kites. Aqualand (in El Arenal), Hidropark (in Alcudia) and Western Water Park (in Magaluf) are three of the best water parks on the whole island. Obviously, after so much adrenaline your body will ask for some rest on Sunday. Our family suggestion goes to Marineland, a park where 7 dolphins make two performances a day (at 12 and at 4 pm) or to Palma Aquarium, the best place, for young and old, to get to know the seabed and of course its spectacular inhabitants.
For adventurous families
If you prefer "dry land", there are still many different family plans that the island has to offer. Kathmandu Park boasts as one of the best theme parks in Spain. Located in Calvia, this offers attractions for kids of all ages, including The House, The Asylum, a 4D Experience Cinema and a series of laser guns against zombies and other denizens of the afterlife.
Near the beach of Santa Ponsa, the Jungle Parc offers acrobatic forest trails unique on the island with climbing courses for children from 4 years and other routes that adults can do with children. Also Forestal Park will trigger adrenaline in your entire clan, as it has the longest ziplines in all of Mallorca, with more than 200 meters of length. And Palma Jump guarantees a day of healthy leisure in the first indoor trampoline park for the whole family. Are you ready for "bouncing" without limit?
For eco-friendly families
Children and nature: the perfect combination for the weekend! And Botanicactus will not disappoint you if this is exactly what you are looking for. There you can see plants and trees from all over the world in one of the largest botanical gardens in Europe.
And if you want to move the body a little, the Puig de Galatxo in the Sierra de Tramuntana has a 3.7 km long track from which you can enjoy incredible views of more than 1.000 meters of altitude can enjoy.
Another success in your list of family plans will be the visit to the National Park of Cabrera, a protected area since the year 1991 on the neighboring island that maintains 100% of its rural character. Other emblematic trips you can take on the weekends – and best of all, you can visit these places all year round – are trips to S'Albufera Natural Park, Cala Estellenc or Ses Fonts des Ufanes, where you can get the kids directly involved in nature.
For spelunking families
The caves of Mallorca hide many magical landscapes where children, parents and grandparents can enjoy unforgettable adventures. Another advantage of the caves is that they can be visited at any time of the year. The caves of Campanet are located on the southern slope of Monte Sant Miquel, and will leave you speechless when you see the more than three meters long stalactites and stalagmites.
But the caves in the north of the Sierra de Tramuntana are not the only ones recommended for a weekend visit with the whole family; the geography of Mallorca also has other caves of undoubted beauty such as the Genoa Caves, those of Arta, Dels Hams or the famous Cuevas del Drach. Enter without fear, you will not regret the visit!
For families who love animals
Giraffes, zebras, flamingos, elephants … More than 600 species of animals gather in the Safari Zoo of Mallorca. The most beautiful thing about this place is that you can explore the more than 3 kilometers long park by your own car or by safari train. Prepare your cameras well, because the tame but daring zoo monkeys will dare to reach your vehicle!
Also in the center of the island you can experience unforgettable moments with the family, surrounded by animals such as the experience of feeding parrots, visiting a dark cave to see how the bats live or a visit to the "animal kindergarten" – a few activities you can enjoy at the Zoo Natura Parc.
As you can see, there are thousands of plans you can fall back on to spend a nice weekend with the family in Mallorca. Choose according to your taste and…enjoy!