5 Child-Friendly Activities to do in Ibiza
Ibiza is much more than a party island – it has so much to offer and can be the ideal family holiday destination! Not only does it have some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, but it also has great food and stylish villas and hotels.
However, as fantastic as a destination can be, keeping children entertained on holiday can be challenging! To help, here are 5 top family activities in Ibiza, fun for both children and parents, to help you make the most out of your holiday.
Most kids (and parents) love waterparks, they can make a great day out for everyone. Ibiza is home to two waterparks. Aquamar Waterpark, in Player d’en Bossa, has a range of different slides and pools (including paddling pools for smaller children) along with picnic areas, a restaurant and a play park to help keep the whole family entertained all day.
For more able swimmers, older children, and adults, Ocean Mania Waterpark in San Antonio is fantastic! The park is essentially an inflatable playground in the sea. Similar to an assault course (like BBC’s Total Wipeout), the circuit has rope swings, trampolines, balancing beams and slides. This will be a very memorable family activity on your Ibiza holiday!
Ibiza is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, ideal for a relaxing day out. The kids can blissfully play in the sand and sea whilst you try and do some much needed sunbathing! Cala Bassa, just south of San Antonio, is perfect for families due to its shallow sweeping cove which has plenty of rock pools, ideal for exploring and snorkelling. There is something for everyone as not only does the beach have pedalos and inflatables, it is also the home of Cala Bassa Beach Club which will deliver delicious food and drinks directly to your sunbed.
Cala Vadella is a 15 minute drive from San José. A pretty little cove through the pine forest with shallow waters and rocky outgrowths, excellent for rock pooling and exploring. The pine trees surrounding the beach also offer the perfect shade for when the kids need a break from the sun. This beach also has a diving school, great for children wanting to dive and explore the deeper waters.
For more family friendly beaches in Ibiza check out Ibiza spotlights list.
3. Jeep Safari
If you think your kids will enjoy bumping around in the back of an all-terrain, off-road, open top jeep then an Ibiza Jeep Safari is a brilliant family activity you won’t forget. These safari jeeps provide you with a unique opportunity to explore the beautiful island of Ibiza only accessible in a 4×4 or on foot. Whilst learning about the local birds and wildlife you also have the chance to swim in a magnificent remote beach. Although the initial price of an Ibiza Jeep Safari can be a shock, this price also includes transfers to and from your hotel or villa and a delicious lunch in a rustic finca.
Jeep Safaris are brilliant for a cloudy day.
Note: Children must be over six years old.
4. Boat Trips
Among the brilliant family activities in Ibiza is one that takes advantage of being on an island and going on a boat trip. With the family, you can take a ferry to explore the nearby island of Formentera and hire bikes or walk along the stunning beaches.
Similarly, going on a boat excursion is a great activity for all the family. Chilli Pepper Charters operate relaxed afternoon and sunset excursions from San Antonio. These include drinks, snorkelling equipment and the opportunity for dolphin watching!
5. Aqua Yoga
One of the lesser known but brilliant Ibiza activities for families involves aqua yoga. Aqua yoga adopts classic yoga positions to the aquatic environment, this can often mean that the movements are much easier and therefore highly suited for children and families. Aqua yoga provides numerous health benefits for all ages, the calming nature of yoga can help relax parents as well as children whilst also keeping the kids entertained in the water! Pranasol offer kids yoga classes, mother and baby yoga classes as well as family classes so the whole family can enjoy the activity together.
This family activity is ideal for children who are water babies as well as those who need to build their confidence in the water. So it really can be enjoyed by everyone!
Hopefully, these 5 family activities in Ibiza have given you some ideas of how to make the most out of your family holiday to Ibiza.
Staying in a villa can allow you to make the most of your family holiday to Ibiza. Our child friendly villas in Ibiza allow you and your family plenty of space and a swimming pool all to yourselves, along with other child friendly features to help maximise your enjoyment of your holiday. Browse our beautiful Ibiza villas.