Five family-friendly attractions for children to enjoy when visiting the Canary Island of Lanzarote
This is a real experience, the chance to dive 100 feet down in a tourist submarine from the pretty marina at Puerto Calero with Submarine Safaris.
Tour guides talk you through the memorable hour-long trip and you get the chance to spot a diver, shipwrecks and a stingray amongst other things.
Combine with a visit to the town’s market and you get a great trip out.
Timanfaya National Park
The last eruptions here were in 1824 but the volcanic earth still draws the crowds. Fortunately there is a huge car park and well organised activities.
Staff demonstrate the hot earth by setting dry bush alight, cooking food and creating great gushes of steam out of the ground.
Visitors then take a coach trip around the volcanoes – the roads are narrow and winding with sheer drops but the coach drivers know what they’re doing.
Take a trip to Texas
Well not quite, but Rancho Texas Lanzarote Park has a wild west theme. It is a zoo and water park.
There are sea lion, eagle and parrot shows plus ponies, canoe rides and a water park with slides. A full day’s entertainment near Puerto Del Carmen.
Hire a car and explore, the children will be fascinated by the volcanic landscape.
Just a few miles inland from the beaches the land turns black. Young ones will feel like they’ve visited the moon.
The best in Lanzarote for fine white sand is probably Papagayo beach near Playa Blanca.
The island is second only to Fuerteventura in the Canary Islands for good beaches.
Other options to try are Famara in the north and Playa Quemada – the “burnt beach” – with its black rocks for something a bit different.
Have we missed your favourite? What are your top tips for families visiting Lanzarote?