What to do in Lanzarote with children
Summer is nearly here, and it makes us very happy to know that there are many excited families preparing for their holidays in Lanzarote. If you are travelling with children, exploring Lanzarote can be a fascinating experience. Today, let’s take a tour of the main attractions:
1. Montañas del Fuego (Mountains of Fire): astronauts for a day
Does your child dream of being an astronaut? The Montañas del Fuego will make you feel as if you are walking on the Moon, giving free rein to your imagination. In addition, you will get to know the areas of the park that give off the most heat, and you will discover the only restaurant in the world that cooks using the heat of the earth.
Another thing that tourists don’t usually know is that apart from the restaurant’s “natural BBQ”, there is another smaller one that visitors can use… in other words, you can take your own food and barbecue it with your children using the heat of the volcano!
In addition, at the camel farm, you can take a camel ride along a special route in the heart of the National Park.
2. The Cueva de los Verdes: a journey to the centre of the Earth.
A journey to the centre of the Earth!! The smallest members of the family will be able to enter one of the largest volcanic tunnels on the planet. This is a grotto that is full of legend and extraordinary landscapes.
Here you will discover what the earth is like on the inside.
3. Jameos del Agua: discovering Jameito.
The Jameos del Agua forms part of the same volcanic tube as the Cueva de los Verdes, a place where nature and man met and embraced.
The tube is connected to the sea, and runs out under the ocean for more than one and a half kilometres. For this reason, many species of fish and crustaceans like no others in the world became “trapped” in it. In the lake that is in the heart of Jameos you and your children will be able to meet the “jameito”: a small, white, blind crustacean found nowhere else in the world.
In addition, it is equipped with restaurants, an auditorium, etc. Nature, food and art go hand in hand.
4. The Cactus Garden: 1 cactus, 2 cacti, 3 cacti… 4,500 cacti!
1 cactus, 2, 3, 4 …100, and up to almost 4,500 cacti, a crazy sight! You don’t need to travel the five continents to see different species of cacti. In Lanzarote we have a garden with 450 different species grouped in 13 families.
The garden is surrounded by the largest prickly pear plantation on the island, where cochineal beetles were cultivated in the past.
5. Mirador del Río: were you can reach the sky.
Located at a height of 400 metres, on the Risco de Famara, from here you can see the islets to the north of the island. These views are breathtaking and fascinate any little one, who for a moment, will feel like he or she can touch the sky.
6. Museum of Piracy: playing pirates in a real castle.
We also recommend a visit to the Museum of Piracy, where children will have fun and learn by playing pirates in a real castle. The Castle of Santa Barbara was built to protect the island’s then capital from attacks by enemy armies, corsairs and pirates.
This is a good way to get to know an important part of the island’s history. It offers special educational activities for children.
7. Mancha Blanca Visitors and Interpretation Centre: where volcanic eruptions come to life.
You can also visit the Parque Nacional de Timanfaya Visitors Centre, a museum that specialises in volcanoes, where you can even experience a simulated eruption.
8. A whole host of fun activities.
These are places like no others in the world, but of course the island also has other leisure activities that can be enjoyed with all the family such as: Rancho de Texas Lanzarote Park, Aquarium Lanzarote, Lanzarote Karting, Submarine Safaris, Try to Escape … and much more. Check the alternative leisure offer here.