One of Spain’s most popular holiday destinations, mostly due to the year-round sunny weather, Mallorca is the perfect place to take the kids whatever the time of year. With child-friendly accommodation, beaches, attractions, and activities, what’s not to love?
It’s important to bear in mind that travelling with children requires a different pace than maybe what you’re used to, especially when hot temperatures are concerned. There needs to be some flexibility in your schedule, accounting for their needs and including time for some family fun.
To help you out, we’ve included our four tips to ensure your holiday to Mallorca with the kids goes smoothly.
Preparation is key, especially with a young family in tow. Involving your children as much as possible before the trip is the best way to get them excited. Ask them to help you come up with a list of what to pack, what places you should visit, and what they want to eat.
Another crucial bit of preparation involves gathering all your documents. These must be in date and kept in a secure place. Fortunately, to visit Mallorca, you just need to provide a valid passport or National Identity Card – a visa isn’t required.
Fortunately, most major UK airports have direct flights to Mallorca, meaning you can fly from wherever suits you, including Manchester in the north or London in the south.
You’ll benefit from organising your transport to the airport ahead of time. Depending on how big your family is and the time you intend to fly, you may need to book several taxis. Doing so at least 4 weeks before your flight ensures better availability.
You could also drive to the airport and leave your car there for when you return. This is great for when you arrive back home as you can set off upon locating your baggage. You can even go that step further and book meet and greet at Manchester Airport or London.
While flights to Mallorca only take around two and a half hours, as any parent knows, kids can become bored very easily. This is why it’s advised that you take with you some activities like colouring books and board games.
Electronic devices are also a good idea but ensure you download some movies and some games beforehand and bring some headphones to avoid disturbing other passengers.
If you’re planning to travel with a baby or your children are still using car seats, it’s important to inform the airline as they may only accept certain approved seat models on their flights.
With Mallorca being an island, there are plenty of activities to do as a family, both on land and in water.
Among the most beautiful beaches are Cala Millor, Playa de Camp de Mar, and Puerto Pollensa – a coastline spanning 1 km and featuring a superb harbour filled with expensive boats and yachts for the kids to look at in amazement.
In addition to this, Mallorca has several parks to spend a day out. Some of the best are Katmandu Park, Jungle Park Junior, and Forrestal Park. You may decide to just go for a gentle stroll or head out on a short hike depending on the age and capability of your children.
When it comes to water activities, the kids will love heading out on the open waters in a pedalo or a stand-up paddleboard. You could go even bigger and hire jet-skis or just give them a snorkel to do some exploring while you relax on the beach.
Do make sure to keep an eye on them whenever they are in the water and ensure they are strong enough swimmers.
Thanks for reading xxx
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