Best things to do in Majorca including top days out for families

Majorca has everything you could want for a family holiday that’s packed with sun, sea, sand and adventure.

Not only does the Balearic Island boast some seriously breathtaking beaches, but there are plenty of charming towns to discover, natural landmarks and fun days out for the whole family to be found.

To help you narrow it down, we’ve picked out some of the best things to see and do in Majorca whether you’re looking for plenty of adventure, something to keep the kids busy or just fancy a break from lazing poolside/by the beach.

Check out our top picks below…

Going without kids? You may want to check out our guide on what not to miss during an adults-only Majorca break.

1. Palma Cathedral

Palma Cathedral

If you only visit one thing in Palma de Majorca, make it this breathtaking Gothic cathedral.

The Santa Maria Cathedral, also known as Le Seu, is not only impressive because of its sheer size, but of its ornate architecture that never fail to wow tourists.

You can easily while away an hour wandering around. Short on time? Because of its location in the old town you’ll find plenty of local restaurants, shops and bars to discover in the surrounding area.

 

2. The beaches


There’s a reason that Majorca is hailed as one of the best beach holiday destinations for families.

Think picture-perfect sandy shores, turquoise waters which are shallow and swim-friendly, scenic coastal spots for those who like a bit of adventure, and heaps of waterfront resorts where you’ll find plenty of hustle and bustle.

Check out our top picks of Majorca’s best beaches for a dose of inspiration.

3. Palma Aquarium

Palma Aquarium

If you’re looking for fun things to do with the kids, or are unfortunate enough to have a rainy day during your holiday, then Palma Aquarium should be on your radar.

With over 8,000 creatures spanning 700 species, you’ll get to meet heaps of underwater residents.

Oh, and the shark tank never fails to wow kids and parents alike!

Family tickets cost €67. You can find out more on the official website.

 

4. Sóller

Sóller

If you’re planning to go exploring during your trip, then you may want to bookmark this picturesque town on the west coast of Majorca.

Think narrow, cobbled streets where you’ll find plenty quaint boutiques and restaurants, eye-catching architecture and bustling markets. (The town boasts an enviable foodie scene).

Head a little further out and you’ll find plenty of hiking and cycling routes from which you can take in the island’s spectacular scenery.

Thinking of doing more than a day trip? TripAdvisor has a round-up of the best things to visit in Sóller for extra inspiration.  

5. Mondrago Natural Park

Mondrago Natural Park

Those who prefer to go exploring and make the most of the great outdoors will want to leave time on their itinerary to explore this beautiful park.

Ideal for hikers and ramblers, the region also boasts crystalline waters where you can easily take a dip and cool off during the hotter periods of the day – or just take in the views from the land.

It’s worth noting that it can get quite busy during peak seasons so if you are travelling outside of the school holiday dates it’s worth visiting while it’s still a little quieter.

 

6. Alcudia Old Town


Inside Alcudia’s medieval walls you’ll find this picturesque Old Town with narrow paved streets and buildings boasting beautiful architecture.

While away a few hours exploring the quaint boutiques, or stop off for a spot of lunch at one of the restaurants and cafés where you can sample the local fare.

Meanwhile in the rest of Alcudia you’ll find heaps of bustling hotels and bars, as well as picturesque beaches.

Considering a stay? Booking.com has rounded up Alcudia’s 30 best hotels to give you a helping hand.

7. Royal Palace of La Almudaina

Royal Palace of La Almudaina

This fascinating fortress sits opposite the Palma Cathedral, and while it serves as the official summer residence of the Spanish King, it is generally open to the public.

You can visit the state rooms and take in the artefacts, ornate architecture and exhibits, or opt for a guided tour which takes approximately 40 minutes.

You can find out more on the website here.

8. Port de Pollenca

Port de Pollenca

This small town on the northern coast of Majorca is ideal for families who want to escape some of the busier resorts to be found on the island – but it can also make for a great day trip.

Pollenca boasts a picutresque port, stretches of sandy beaches, and plenty of restaurants and shops to explore.

Cyclists may want to consider the town as a base too – it’s right by heaps of great trails and roads where you’ll get to enjoy some pretty incredible views.

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