30 May 2017
Gran Canaria is a continent in miniature, with a world of spectacular beauty, cultural diversity to explore and a temperate climate all year round. With such an extraordinary range of things to experience, year-round sunshine and just a four hour flight from the UK, its little wonder that Gran Canaria is the go-to destination for family fun in the sun, no matter what time of year you choose to visit!
When you think about relaxing sun-kissed getaways with the kids in tow, you need to know the beaches are up to scratch. With Gran Canaria, you’re never more than a short skip and a jump from golden fine sand beaches. Maspalomas is among the island's finest stretches with the famous sand dunes offering golden panoramas which are jaw-droppingly beautiful. Amadores and Anfi also offer blissful beach-based breaks. And with temperatures rarely dropping below 20 degrees, even in the winter, you'll still be able to relax on the sand.
With a superb variety of attractions for all ages, there are plenty of ways to keep the children entertained. There are some brilliant ways to spend a family day out around the island, including the splash-tacular Aqualand Maspalomas water park, Wild West thrills at Sioux City and the Angry Birds activity park. But that’s only the start of it – from camel safaris and undersea yellow submarine trips through to pink flamingos at Palmitos Park, Gran Canaria is one giant playground!
Hotels and Resorts
In Gran Canaria, luxury hotels are not the exclusive preserve of the honeymoon or romantic getaway. Across the island, child-friendly accommodations are springing up which are as renowned for their kids clubs and splash parks as for their spa treatments and cocktail bars. Together with an incredibly diverse range of restaurants to cater for even the fussiest of appetites, Gran Canaria’s hotels and resorts are truly world-beating when it comes to pleasing the most discerning of guests – children.