Discover fun plans for your children with animals and nature.
If you’re looking for things to do in Gran Canaria with children, we’re going to suggest some wonderful places where the kids can have a great time and learn a lot, such as farms, ecological centres, theme parks like zoos, botanical parks and more. Don't miss these great plans and leisure activities for families! One of the best things to do with children in Gran Canaria is to visit a farm, especially if they like animals.
Why visit a farm?
A farm is a spectacular opportunity to learn more about animals, their physiognomy, their diets, their way of reproduction and their natural space or habitat. It’s also a great experience to get close to the animals to feed them or pet them. Furthermore, it’s a good opportunity to get rid of fear and create bonds with the animals and nature.
Tío Isidro's Farm
This farm is one of the favourite places to have a great time with the family in Gran Canaria. It’s located in the Barranco de la Gallina, in Telde-Jinámar. In this farmhouse, children can interact with different mammals and birds such as goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, the Canarian pig and more farm animals, as well as see fruit trees and typical Canarian banana trees.
There’s also a restaurant where you can try some delicious dishes. And a swimming pool where you can take a dip while the little ones have a great time with the monitors, and the entrance is free of charge! As long as you eat in their restaurant.
La Huerta Farm School
At the Granja Escuela La Huerta de los Niños in Telde the little ones can spend their time, enjoy, learn and take care of themselves. It’s also a good opportunity for parents to take a break during holidays such as Easter, Halloween etc.
In this camp, children are offered sporting and educational activities such as learning how to run a farm, how to grow plants and plant trees and to be aware of what affects the environment. In this way, children are linked to nature and learn how to keep their environment clean and the importance of nature. If you want to raise your children's awareness of the countryside and the environment, this is the place for you.
Los Olivos Ecological Cultural Centre
This large Ecological Cultural Centre houses more than 70 species of animals and a large part of the flora of the Canary Islands. This centre is a place of great cultural and didactic interest. It’s a perfect opportunity to learn how to take care of living beings, to plant agricultural products, as well as to learn in the ecological industry how ecological olives are obtained and how ecological virgin olive oil is processed and obtained. It’s an ideal place to celebrate events such as birthdays, christenings or weddings. They offer camps, tourist visits (groups of at least 20 people), individual visits on Sundays and school visits. Visit the Los Olivos website for more information.
More interesting places in Gran Canaria to go with children
Here we’ll show you more interesting centres to go with children, where they can see animals and interact with them. Don't miss them! Whether they are theme parks or zoos... In this article, we cover them all!
Another great outdoor activity in Gran Canaria is to visit this Donkey Safari. It's a great facility to take a donkey ride or just enjoy touching them, petting them and taking photos - if you're lucky, you might even get to see some baby donkeys! The on-site restaurant is excellent where, for a good price, you get a good quality menu. The donkeys are very tame and friendly, and the kids are sure to love them.
We couldn't forget Palmitos Park, the most famous park in Gran Canaria. It’s located in the southern valley of Gran Canaria. It’s a small zoo or animal park specializing in exotic birds, although it also has various mammals and reptiles, as well as dolphins. As part of the botanical park, you can see hundreds of plants from different parts of the world, such as tall cacti, orchids and palm trees.
Cocodrilo Park is located in the municipality of Agüimes, Gran Canaria. The owners want to make sure that it’s not a zoo, but a rescue centre for exotic animals. In fact, it’s the only exotic animal rescue centre in the Canary Islands. Many animals were found or taken by the SEPRONA (The Nature Protection Service), which fights against illegal exotic animals, as well as rescues animals from terrible conditions. Here, children, teenagers or more adults can meet exotic species such as tigers, crocodiles and other reptiles, parrots and more.
At Sioux City you’ll feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl. This facility is a reproduction of a Wild West town with cowboy shows, a zoo, dances and much more surprises. It’s located in San Agustín, in the south of Gran Canaria. It’s an incredible place to enjoy and have fun with the shows of the old American West, with a great sense of humour. Let the little ones marvel at the cattle drives, horse and pony shows, bank robberies, duels with guns or fists, knife throwing and more.
BEWARE: it will be closed until January 2023.
Have a great time on your family holiday
For all the parents who want to enjoy their family holidays, we recommend one of the places on our list. Are you looking for a good hotel for children? We recommend the HD Parque Cristóbal Gran Canaria, one of the best hotels for families in the south of Gran Canaria. Don't miss out on our current offers and discounts. Would you like more information? Visit our HD Hotels website.