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For some a holiday isn’t a holiday without a trip to a water or theme park, especially when it’s blazing hot and there are kids in tow. Mallorca has the perfect climate for splashing around in water and thrill-seekers bored at the beach have a wide choice of amusement parks. From classic waterslides to zip-lines through the forest, we’ve come up with the best fun-packed parks to visit around the island.
MarAventura is an inflatable playground 50 metres out at sea, so if you have always fancied an adult-friendly bouncy castle and you also like the water then this is place to go. You register on the beach where you are given a lifejacket and swim out to the park, where there are inflatable walkways, inter-connected trampolines, slides and assault courses. You have to be over the age of four to use the park, and kids under six have to be accompanied by an adult. There is a lifeguard on the park itself (as well as on the beach), but as falling off the inflatable into the water is part of the fun, it’s probably not for those who aren’t confident in the water.
Adrenalin junkies should head directly to Forestal Park for some treetop adventures. With the longest zip-lines in Mallorca reaching 200 metres and over 80 different activities to try out, a day spent here is bound to be packed with thrills. The high ropes course is designed to challenge even the more experienced climbers, and the team building games up high in the trees are certainly memorable. You will also find climbing walls, Tarzan swings and Tibetan-style bridges around the park for those seeking a gentler couple of hours.
14, Avinguda Fra Joan Llabrés, 10, Palma, Spain +34 606 81 62 49
Aqualand is the largest waterpark on the island with a wealth of waterslides and areas for swimming. Braver visitors can face the Rapids and Tornado rides or even the thrilling Black Hole slide set in complete darkness. There are giant jacuzzis for the adults to chill out in, whilst the youngsters can frolic in their own wet playgrounds such as Polynesia and Dragonland. Food and beverages are known to be a little on the expensive side, so best take a packed lunch.
Autovia Palma – Arenal, Km 15, El Arenal, Spain +34 971 44 00 00
One of the smaller water parks on the island, Hidropark is great for families with young children who don’t want to spend more than a couple of hours in the hot sun. As well as all the regular water slides and flumes, there are plenty of toddler pools and gentle slides for the under fives, while older kids can let off steam on the trampolines, floating pool balls and jump around in the wave pool. Ticket price includes a 50% off voucher for your next visit.
Av. Tucà, s/n, Port d’Alcúdia, Illes Balears, Spain +34 971 89 16 72
Marineland is a sea-focused amusement park with dolphin and sea lion shows twice a day, pirate-themed performances with parrots and even an onsite aquarium with sharks. Get close up to the park’s variety of birds on a little stroll where you will find beautiful pink flamingos, huge pelicans and cute waddling penguins. If that’s not enough, there’s even an indoor tropical house filled with boa constrictors, iguanas, poisonous dart frogs and even a handful of cheeky tamarind monkeys.
Carrer Garcilaso de la Vega, 9, Costa d’en Blanes, Spain +34 971 67 51 25