About Family Holidays in Mallorca
Mallorca is the perfect destination for a family holiday.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, peaceful woods, white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, Mallorca is a fantastic year-round outdoor playground for all members of the family - you just need to know where to stay, what activities to do, and where to drop the kids off so that the adults can have a holiday too!
Our guide to family friendly Mallorca features info on where to find family focused accommodation, a dedicated childcare section, the best activities on offer for kids, and plenty of other helpful family oriented advice and tips for a hassle-free family holiday!
Accommodation for families
As far as hotels are concerned, something like an all-inclusive resort is a great option. Normally they offer a wide range of facilities specifically for young people and have great swimming pools, playground facilities, cots, high chairs and children’s menus.
Plenty of tour operators and catered villas offer services ranging from in-house nannies, to games/play rooms, cinema rooms, hot tubs, and special needs childcare.
Activities for families
Summer holidays in Mallorca are all about being active, and there is a wealth of activities on offer here for all ages and members of the family. Whether your family enjoy sailing, snorkelling and watersports or would rather some land based activities like mini golf, karting and bowling, there is something for everyone.
Our dedicated guide to activities in Mallorca includes a section specifically on kids' activities with information on theme parks, water parks, horse riding, short family hikes, high ropes courses, where to go swimming, aquariums, and numerous other fun things that will help make your family holiday as unique and memorable as possible!
Best areas for families
You are spoilt for choice with the number of family-friendly areas around the island. Alcudia, Magaluf, Palma Nova, Puerto Pollensa, Cala Millor and Santa Ponsa are some of the favourite destinations for a family holiday thanks to their big beaches, family-friendly accommodation and restaurant.
Depending on the age of your child there are a number of childcare options available in Mallorca.
There are also numerous babysitting and nursery facilities available in the area - have a look at our childcare listings page for more information. NB There are several municipal kindergartens in the area but they are generally very Spanish orientated, so we have omitted them here.
Your hotel is likely to provide a great kids club service so that should be your first port of call!
School holiday dates
Planning ahead can help you avoid the crowds, however, since you will likely be taking your holidays during the school holidays you may not have much choice!
The first term runs from September to December with a two-week break (vacaciones escolares) for the Christmas holidays. The spring term starts after the 6 January festival of Epiphany and runs until Easter (either March or April) with an Easter/spring break of one week. The third term finishes mid-June for the summer holidays which last 10 to 11 weeks.
Schools are also closed on public holidays when they fall in term time and local religious days and fiestas (holidays vary between the autonomous communities).
School holiday dates are published by schools and local communities.
Location: Mallorca Island