Planning The Ultimate Family Holiday In Tenerife

Is your family holiday one of the highlights of your year? The answer is probably yes because let’s face it, there’s nothing better than heading away with the ones you love.

A family holiday, done well is designed to help you relax and unwind as you forget the stresses of your daily life, perhaps getting some sun, enjoying delicious food and exploring the country, however, there are a few things you need to get right before you go.

Firstly, getting the destination right is one of them. If you love the sun, the Canary Islands has a year-round sunny climate making it a great destination for water sports and family fun. The Canary Islands have always been popular and is one of the cheapest places to head on a sun holiday. Of the islands that make up the Canary Islands, Tenerife has been consistently busy with families for years, making it a great place to take everyone and an interesting island to explore, whether that's on foot or in a car using a company that offers car hire Tenerife.

To plan the perfect Tenerife vacation, there is a lot to take into consideration, which is why we’ve listed some helpful tips below for when you’re planning the ultimate family holiday in Tenerife.


Of course, this is one of the most important things to do before you go on holiday, work out your budget. The last thing you want to do is book something you can’t pay for. To work out your budget firstly, you’ll need to consider some of the activities you want to do on your holiday.

Are you going to explore? You may need a hire car or to pay for excursions. You may also need admission costs to get into water parks and museums. To save money you’ll probably want to book every element yourself, such as flights and accommodation. You can save money self-catering for sure. If you are planning it all yourself you may want to explore more authentic restaurants and cafes too, other than the hotel's own. If this is the case you’ll need to account for how long you’re going for, and how much money you’ll need each day. You can pay off parts of the holiday in advance to help with saving and budgeting. Don't forget using the pool of your hotel is free.

However, if you don't want the hassle of organising everything, you’re just going to get away, maybe all-inclusive is better for you. This means you can do it all through an agent, and essentially everything on your holiday will be paid for. You’ll just need to take a little spending money and decide on what to do while there.

What to D

There are many things to do in Tenerife.

Many people on an all-inclusive holiday will stay at the resort for a lot of the holiday, however, why not spend some days exploring? There is so much to do in Tenerife that you will be spoilt for choice. Here are some of the top ten activities:

Siam Park
Science and Cosmos museum
Loro Parque
Visit the butterfly farm
Forestal Park
Whale and dolphin watching
Submarine Safari
Camel Rides
Lag Martianez
Explore Pueblo Chico 

As you can see there is a lot to do in Tenerife! Why not check out the Canary Island tourism website to plan your trip.

With these helpful tips, your Tenerife holiday should run as smoothly as possible, whatever it is you choose to do.

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  1. I haven't been to Tenerife since I had the kids, so great to see what is on offer for them. Mich x

  2. Tenerife looks like such a good place to go , I have never been but would love to go visit.