Gran Canaria Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended Gran Canaria Family-friendly activities

Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

1. Mogán: 40-Minute Submarine Tour in Las Palmas

Discover the seabed of Puerto de Mogán aboard the Golden Shark in a submarine tour. Explore the world beneath the waves and watch the maneuvers when diving and surfacing with TV screens available for each passenger. Reach depths of 25 meters without experiencing any change in pressure. Marvel at the incredible habitats and ecosystems of the Atlantic Ocean. Drift past shipwrecks on the sea floor and admire unique underwater formations. Enjoy a tour suitable for all and capture one-of-a-kind photos. At the end of your tour, you will disembark at the departure point.

Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

2. Las Palmas: Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura Entrance Ticket

Make your way to Oasis Wildlife Fuerteventura and journey through some of the most exciting regions of the world. Discover a refuge that enhances the survival of the ecosystem in a real oasis. See striking flora in various parts of the park and at the only botanical garden on the island. Fall in love with tropical succulents and native plants.  Attend the live demonstrations by sea lions, reptiles, birds of prey and parrots and their handlers, and interact with lemurs and sea lions in the water. Nourish yourself at the park's 3 restaurants and enjoy exquisite cuisine in a unique environment. Follow a route through the park to discover some 3,000 animals from 250 different species. Go on a camel safari at the largest camel reserve in Europe, look into the bright eyes of the curious lemurs from Madagascar or get your photo taken with a friendly giraffe.

Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

3. Gran Canaria: Dolphin and Whale Watching Cruise

Enjoy a trip along the waters surrounding Gran Canaria and see dolphins and whales up close on a dolphin and whale-watching cruise. Relax on board and snap photos of the idyllic scenery during the journey. Get as close as possible to the majestic dolphins while on the boat so that you can experience their natural habitat in an intimate manner. You can take photos as you watch whales and dolphins play. Sit back and enjoy the experience with refreshments purchased from the cash bar available on board — and bring the children along for a fun family outing.

Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Aqualand Maspalomas

4. Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Aqualand Maspalomas

Aqualand Maspalomas is the largest waterpark in Gran Canaria. It has more than 40 water slides to choose from so there’s plenty of family friendly fun to be had and a variety of activities for all ages to enjoy. Both adults and children can slide on the waterpark’s craziest slide, the Anaconda, or challenge one another to a race on its multi lane slides. There’s more than enough to fill an entire day with fun in the water. Polynesia park, and gardens are the park’s activities on land, while the resident sea lions offer an interactive experience with the friendly sea mammals (available at an added cost and availability is not guaranteed). Enjoy moments of relaxation watching the little ones have fun in the children's paradise, the water park that promises adventure. Sun loungers, parasols, lockers, and fast passes are available to purchase in the park for an extra cost.

Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

5. Agüimes Cocodrilo Park Admission Ticket

Discover the incredible animal species at the Cocodrilo Park which offers an unforgettable experience for you and your whole family. At this zoo, which extends over 22,000 square meters, find over 500 different animals including the largest exhibit of alligators in Europe. Some of the animals you can enjoy in the park are meerkats, turtles, lizards, raccoons, several birds, deer, tigers, pigs, pygmy goats, llamas, monkeys, and chimpanzees. The monkey snack-bar offers a delicious menu of hot dogs and refreshing smoothies.

Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

6. Gran Canaria: Admission Tickets for Palmitos Park

Visit the new dolphinarium, with its spectacular show, as well as the aquarium, the butterfly house, the incredible show of birds of prey, the show of parrots, meerkats, caimans and much more. In the reptiles section you will find a komodo dragon belonging to the first generation raised in captivity in Europe, the biggest species of the lizard group reaching up to 3 meters in height and weighing some 90 kilograms. In the Caiman Lake you may find the Spectacled Caiman, Californian Turtles, and the Gran Canaria Giant Lizard living in perfect synchrony. The Island of Primates is undoubtedly a must-see. Among the many species you will find at the park the most notorious are aardvarks, wallabies, meerkats and talapoins.

Maspalomas: Camel Ride Safari with Optional Food & Transport

7. Maspalomas: Camel Ride Safari with Optional Food & Transport

Visit the Camel Safari Park in Maspalomas and take a camel ride through the 300-year-old Oasis of the 1,000 Palms. Visit and feed the camels. On this 4-hour program you’ll also explore the tropical gardens with your guide, and see a variety of fruit trees such as papaya, mango and guava. You’ll come across a variety of farm animals in this natural oasis that covers an area of 10,000 square meters, and have the opportunity to feed and interact with these friendly creatures. Afterwards, if option selected, you’ll enjoy a tapas meal in a museum-like setting that features displays of antique farm implements of the Canary Islands.

Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

8. Puerto de Mogan: Boat and Snorkeling Trip

Embark on a family-friendly trip from Puerto de Mogan to the Tasarte area. Take in the stunning cliffs of Gran Canaria and snap some unbeatable photos. Once you arrive in the Tasarte area, turn around and navigate to El Perchel for some Spanish food. Then, stop at this awesome beach, accessible only by boat, where you can enjoy around 1.5 hours of snorkeling. During this time, identify many kinds of fish and swim all around the crystal water of Gran Canaria. After your swim, get ready for some food as tapas (Spanish appetizers) are prepared with potatoes with mojo, a Spanish omelet, bread, and fresh fruit. Then, when you're ready, return to Puerto de Mogan.

Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

9. Gran Canaria: Guided Kayaking Trip

After meeting at Santa Águeda's beach in El Pajar (Arguinerguin), you will be provided with your safety equipment partnered with some instructions regarding your kayaking. Shortly afterwards, you will start paddling across the beach as your adventure begins while paddling through the rocks in the direction of your first stop at the Los Militares archeological site. There you will have some time to recover a little as your guide provides you with some information about Canarian culture and the last aboriginals that lived there. Getting back to your kayaks, you will continue kayaking past all the little beaches of the south-west coast before reaching Playa de Montaña Arena, one of the last virgin beaches of the island. Here you will have some free time to have a swim, lay on the sand, and rest or play beach tennis, frisbee, or snorkel. You will also be able to recover with a provided picnic consisting of fruit, chocolates, nuts, biscuits, and water.

Gran Canaria: Holiday World Maspalomas Wooland Ticket

10. Gran Canaria: Holiday World Maspalomas Wooland Ticket

Explore Gran Canaria's most complete leisure space offering more than 30 attractions complemented by shows, pastimes, food areas and much more. Enjoy a great day for all the family with roller coasters for the big kids and dedicated areas for small children. Ride the Ferris Wheel for scenic views of the area, take it easy on the Carousel or feel the adrenaline on the Spin Loop. Take the little ones to the activities specially designed with them in mind and stop for some refreshments in the food court.

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What people are saying about Gran Canaria

Was a fantastic morning spent kayaking with friends. Very enjoyable going along the coast. We went along the coast stoping at a beach along the way to look at some 13th century ruins that was very interesting to see a little history of the island. We then continued round the coast to a very nice secluded beach we’re we stopped for lunch and a rest to enjoy the surroundings. This was a fantastic 4hr experience which we really enjoyed and was a fantastic experience and different was to see and experience the island. Only do this if you have good upper body strength as it’s a physical experience but is well worth the effort as the experience is well worth the £52.11 we spent per person very enjoyable guide was really nice and engaging and knowledgeable 10/10 thanks for a fantastic time would definitely do this again thanks

Everything perfectly organized and very interesting. Can only recommend. Saw a lot of fish near the artificial reefs, we didn't hope for such a variety. No Great Barrier Reef or Caribbean, of course, but you could see right away that the fish and other native sea creatures are very comfortable. Thank you Get Your Guide and Golden Shark team.

Brilliant park. Animals are well cared for. Kids loved it. Would definitely recommend a visit. Only downside is there is no bus direct. Coat €30 each way in a taxi from playa del ingles.

An experience not to be missed! Very good guide about the area.

Family friendly. Interesting and exciting for kids and adults.