2020 summer family holidays in the Canary Islands

Feb. 4, 2020, 2:16 p.m.

Spending the family holidays in the Canary Islands is probably one of the best decisions for those families that want to live their summer 2020 vacation to the fullest. If you mix impressive beaches with an eternal sun you’ll understand why many families choose the Canaries as their holidays destination…

Indeed, the King of the Sky is always shining in this archipelago located in the Atlantic Ocean just 100 kilometres off the northwestern African coast and a couple hours flight away from the main European cities. Thus, coming to the Canary Islands with kids is a win-win situation.

The Canary Islands is a region with many leisure options that will make kids have a great time enjoying activities as diverse as hiking, camel riding, natural swimming pools, theme and amusement parks or Caribbean-style beaches with shallow calm waters, among others. All of this, and many more, make the Canarian archipelago a must for a family vacation.

No wonder they’re known as the Fortunate Islands! Therefore, if you’re wondering what to do with children in the Canary Islands, keep reading to discover a region with many child friendly places where the mini travellers will experience longlife memories. So which will you take your little ones to?

Things to do with children in the Canary Islands

Even though each island of this dream archipelago has unique features, they all share something – they are all suited for families. That’s why below you’ll find the most important kid friendly activities in the Canary Islands in this new HD Hotels & Resortsblog article. Keep reading to make the most of your family holidays!

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Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria has long been a firm favourite for families thanks to its year round sunshine, as it has many family sandy beaches like Amadores or Anfi del Mar with plenty of services. But if you also enjoy nature, here you can enjoy an easy hike to the top of the Roque Nublo to contemplate the Teide on the neighbouring island of Tenerife.

The best choice to enjoy a family vacation in Gran Canaria is staying at one of the best family hotels in the Canary Islands – the HD Parque Cristóbal Gran Canaria. Located in Playa del Inglés next to Maspalomas, this hotel has been granted with top awards and certificates by some of the best tourist portals like TripAdvisor and Booking.

Benefit from up to a 25% discount on reservations made between February 4, 2020 and March 8, 2020 for bookings until October 9, 2020. Thus, you can plan your holidays with plenty of time in order to enjoy an unforgettable vacation in Gran Canaria.


Tenerife is one of the top family destinations in Spain. The reasons? Its unmatched weather conditions and its amazing theme parks such as Loro Parque and Siam Park, chosen as the best waterpark in the world by TripAdvisor users between 2014 and 2019.

Furthermore, Playa de las Américas next to Costa Adeje where the HD Parque Cristóbal Tenerife is located has an undeniable appeal for children as go-karting, whale-watching, surf lessons and even boat rides are some of the attractions that southern Tenerife offers.


Lanzarote, is probably the most iconic of the Canary Islands. In fact, the local artist César Manrique left his mark all over Lanzarote, specially in magical places such as the Jameos del Agua, the Cueva de los Verdes and the Timanfaya National Park, one of the most visited in Spain.

Therefore, staying at HD Beach Resort & Spa in Costa Teguise, one of the best family hotels in Lanzarote is the best decision. Is there anything better than getting up to a 25% discount on bookings made between February 4, 2020 and March 8, 2020 for bookings until October 9, 2020? We thought so...

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Fuerteventura is the beach destination par excellence. Not for nothing, this is THE island for practicing water sports like surfing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, etc. Fine golden sand and crystal clear beaches like Jandía, El Cotillo or Corralejo are great choices to go with kids due to the safety and the many services available in their surroundings.

La Palma

La Palma, also known as the Beautiful Island, is the greenest of the Canary Islands. Children will find funny hiking through the Caldera de Taburiente. Furthermore, getting to the Roque de los Muchachos is a must for families. Finally, stargazing at the top of the island is an experience the little ones will enjoy to the fullest!

La Gomera

La Gomera is a nice destination for families travelling with children, as it has many organised activities to keep the little ones amused and to impress the parents. For instance, hiking through the Garajonay National Park laurel forest and contemplating the many springs and streams will take everyone to the Tertiary.

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El Hierro

The youngest and smallest of the Canary Islands has such a great biological diversity that the whole island has been declared as a Biosphere Reserve by the UNESCO. Not in vain, El Hierro is a complete energy self-sufficient island that relies on renewable energy sources. Here the little ones can enjoy hiking through its beautiful forests and having a deep in its many natural swimming pools.

The perfect family holidays on the Canary Islands

When you leave the Canary Islands, the first question that children always ask is ‘when are we going back?’. The better part of it is that adults also share that feeling… We can’t blame anyone, as who wouldn’t want to enjoy the long days on the beach under the sun?

Therefore, if you still have doubts, feel free to come to the true paradise on Earth and feel it first hand. Thousands of visitors come every year to enjoy the Canary Islands with children, probably one of the safest and most trustworthy family destinations in the world.


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