The Canary Islands’ location in the Atlantic Ocean close to the African coast makes for year-round sunshine. I enjoyed several winter holidays there pre-children and I’m sure my kids would love a trip there. The Spanish islands make a great holiday destination and are visited by millions of tourists every year. Tenerife is the largest of the seven Canary Islands and offers loads of things to do for families with children. Here are the best tourist attractions in Tenerifenofollow for families:
Climb a volcano
Mount Teide is an enormous dormant volcano and the highest peak on Spanish territory. There’s a cable car that will carry you near to the top in about eight minutes or you can walk up if you have the stamina – it takes around five hours. It’s cold up there so wrap up warm and enjoy the views across the volcanic landscape. On a clear day it’s possible to see the other islands.
Meet some animals
Loro Parque (meaning ‘parrot park’) is a 33-acre wildlife park and tropical garden near Puerto de la Cruz. The park is home to around 4,000 parrots as well as many other creatures including primates, big cats, penguins and whales.