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Grand Adventures for Kids on Gran Canaria

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The Spanish island of Gran Canaria in the eastern Atlantic is a great destination for children, boasting a range of activities and diversions to keep those young’uns out from under the feet of their parents. It’s a location most famous for its eternal sun and stunning beaches (128 to choose from!) – but that’s the obvious stuff. There are so many other great things for families to do, and even a fortnight isn’t enough for you to test out everything.

You can pre-book Gran Canaria transfers before you leave home, to get you right from the airport to your hotel, with minimum fuss – leaving you with more time for family fun!

Aqualand

Aqualand is situated in Maspalomas, in the south of the island, and it’s a great place to hydrate under the sun. You and the kids can ride floats, rafts and toboggans down gorgeous gushing rivers of water, encounter wildlife, and relax and soak in pools and gentle buffeting rivers. It’s ideal for children of all ages and there are even attractions that don’t involve water, like mini-golf.

Complementing the activities are the food outlets spread conveniently around the park, and a Children’s Paradise, where it’s safe for toddlers to have a splash about in. The theme park is open all year round, so there are no limits to when it can be enjoyed.

Angry Birds

One of the most popular attractions on the island, this park also boasts some water rides along with the main attractions of go-karts, ball pool, crazy golf, springboards, giant swings, zip-lines and a whole raft of other activities. There is something suitable for children of all ages. The staff are very hands-on with the younger visitors, and there are even a few water sprayers to keep parents cool!

Palmitos Park

Palmitos Park is all about wildlife. Children with a passion for animals will jump for joy at the prospect of seeing dolphins, butterflies, primates and exotic flowers inhabiting such an accessible space. There are also meerkats – everyone’s favourite – along with parrots and spectacular birds of prey. This zoological and botanical park hosts expert talks about the creatures and some fantastic animal shows as well. It’s certainly fun for all the family!

Sioux City

Located at the Playa del Anguila, this park is more of a ‘mise en scene’ than a theme park, and is defined as much by its incongruity as the potential for fun. The TV show Westworld may be too advanced for children to watch, but its aesthetic theme – a western frontier town – is gloriously recreated here.

Children can play at being cowboys, sheriffs or outlaws, stalking the streets and wooden shacks. Sioux City isn’t just about feeling like you’re on a film set though: there are a number of wild shows for entertainment as well. Saloon dances, shooting scenes and bank robberies are staged, much to the delight of kids, and horse rides are available for those seeking more relaxed pursuits.

How to Get There

You can fly from a number of British airports with a variety of airlines – including a number of budget carriers. The flight lasts under five hours and pre-booked Gran Canaria transfers make the trip from airport to hotel as quick and painless as possible. This means less stress for parents and no waiting around for impatient kids.
About author: Desiree Michels

Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for affordable Gran Canaria transfers, Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.

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