As far as family holiday destinations go, Tenerife takes some beating. The fantastic year-round warm weather means plenty of opportunity to spend valuable time in the great outdoors with those you love.
There are so many things to do with the family in Tenerife that you’ll be spoilt for choice. The kids will be enchanted by the wild animals at the various nature parks – the dolphin show at Loro Parque is a real favourite.
If aquatic thrills and spills are more your scene, take the family to Siam Park – the most spectacular theme park in Europe, featuring an artificial wave pool and water rides guaranteed to exhilarate and astound.
A boat trip to see whales and dolphins in their natural habitat will appeal to young and old – hop aboard and enjoy the warm sea breeze as your boat meanders along the Tenerife coastline.
This, the latest attraction to the south of Tenerife, has caused quite a stir amongst the resident community for its sheer excellence, size and scale.
Featuring the largest artificial wave pool in the world the park also attracts big name surfers from the world circuit who show off their skills in competitions and displays.
Thrill seekers will also love the amazing selection of white knuckle rides which include: Tower of Power, The Dragon, Jungle Snakes and The Giant to name but a few.
Located in the region of Aguilas del Teide just outside of Los Cristianos, the Jungle Park is a fantastic day out for all ages.
Their amazing collection of animals from all over the world includes tigers, hippos, penguins, orang-utans, chimps, monkeys and crocodiles. The park also offers a popular show featuring many exotic birds of prey.
In addition, the exciting "Jungle Raid" attraction, a thrilling adventure circuit, and the hair-raising "Bob" that winds its high speed way through 800 metres of jungle track.
This excellent little zoo just outside Los Cristianos is the perfect place to spend an afternoon whilst on holiday in Tenerife.
There are several "free range" enclosures where you can get up close and personal with a wide range of different monkey breeds whilst at ground level giant tortoises roam free.
Moving past the enclosures, the rest of the park boasts chimps, jaguars, gibbons, crocodiles, a mandrill and much, much more.
The Aqua Park boasts an incredible variety of water slides, cafes and spectacular dolphin shows to amuse the whole family.
With something for everyone, the Aqua Park comprises a kids’ mini water park, as well as an array of adrenaline-pumping rides and serene water slides. More than just a place for aquatic thrills, the Aqua Park also includes a sun-drenched solarium and tropical gardens which invite visitors to relax and unwind.
The highlight of the park is the spectacular dolphinarium, which features a family of 11 dolphins who love to astound the audience with their skills and talents in daily shows.
For many years the Loro Parque in Puerto de la Cruz has been one of the Canary Islands' main attractions.
Home to the world's most important parrot collection, the park also features the amazing dolphin, killer whale and sea lion shows as well as an aquarium with shark tunnel. Other animal attractions are the gorilla enclosure, chimpanzees, tigers, jaguars, alligators and much more.
The park is also home to the largest penguinarium in the world where 12 tons of snow falls every day. Excursion coaches leave daily from various points in Playa de Las Americas, Los Cristianos and Costa Adeje in the south of the island.
Located in the south of the island, Karting Club Tenerife provides the perfect location to challenge friends or family to an exhilarating race around an extensive track.
A great activity for adults and children alike, the Karting Club comprises two separate tracks – a simple junior track and a challenging senior track which are both maintained to a very high standard. Three different types of kart are available for the junior track, as well as two different kinds for the senior track.
Enjoy the thrill of this adrenaline pumping experience and try to beat the track record or alternatively, go at your own pace and enjoy this fun-filled family activity.
One of the most popular excursions in the south of Tenerife is the Whale and Dolphin Trip which guarantees sightings every time the boat sails.
The warm waters of the Canaries are home to a multitude of these gentle mammals and there is a great choice of trips including catamarans, submarines and glass-bottomed cruisers.
Boats sail daily from the bustling port of Los Cristianos - don't forget your camera.
If scuba diving doesn't appeal then you can still experience the wonderful underwater world of the Canary Islands.
The popular Yellow Submarine excursion takes you on an aquatic journey through the lovely clear waters around the San Miguel Marina on Tenerife's south coast.
This underwater safari is the perfect chance to get up close to the massive variety of marine life that abounds in this region with four dives a day, seven days a week.
This light-hearted holiday favourite is available in several spots around the island, including in Los Cristianos and Las Americas.
The course in Los Cristianos is located almost directly on the beachfront, offering superb views out across the bay. Head to Playa de Las Americas for a tranquil course amid lush palm trees at Parque Santiago, or a pirate themed 18-hole mini golf course at Vivo family bar – guaranteed to keep the kids amused.
An activity for all the family – holiday makers young and old will delight in this entertaining pastime.