Gran Canaria is one of the most charming islands of the entire archipelago. If you come to our island on holiday with your children, you will find the best and exciting theme parks for your kids to have fun non-stop. Here we have the best aquatic, natural, thematic and amusement parks in the entire island.
THE 6 BEST THEME PARKS IN GRAN CANARIA
The one and only thematic park about Airsoft-paint ball: Airsoft Hangar 37
Airsoft Hangar 37 is considered the best battle theme park in Europe. It is an incomparable experience in which you should prove your target-practice in the battlefield. You can find a 10.000 m2 land where to enjoy team work and release stress, through dynamic movements in a war-zone recreation decorated with trenches, military vehicles, airplanes, boats and, even an actual trunk. For the younger participants, monitors aim at fostering positive values by means of group exercises. The smallest can play with electronic target in a shooting gallery. This energetic attraction is located in the island Tarajalillo between the GC-1 motorway and the general G-500 road. You can arrive by car, taxi, or bus.
The schedule is adapted to different ages; thence the participants are under same conditions. It is open for players aged 16 and over from Tuesdays to Fridays in the afternoon and on weekends; under 16 from Tuesday to Sunday afternoon; for exclusive groups of 20 or more players from Tuesday to Friday mornings. The pricing varies from 8 to 30€.
The best amusement Park in Gran Canaria: Holiday World Maspalomas
Holiday World Maspalomas is the perfect place to spend a day with your family. This park offers multiple activities for the whole family, mainly for the smallest members. Kids will have fun in playful attractions such as 4D cinema, giro loop, aquatic familiar track, sky drop, roller coaster big-wheel, Formula 1 simulator and pony riding, among others. There is also a bowling service with 16 professional alleys. Ozone boutique gym is provided for adults willing to keep their wellness and vitality. Moreover, restaurants and nightlife are available during your visit.
Entrance is free! HolidayWorld provides an easy and practical payment system based on points card, which can be recharged and lasts for 1 month. The prices range from 5€/10 points to 20€/60points and the attractions cost is around 3 and 8 points, except the play- ground which costs 12 points. You can come every day of the year from 5pm to11pm and until 12pm on Friday and Saturday. In summer it opens from 6pm to 12pm on week-days and until 01am on Friday and Saturday. It is located in Avda. Touroperador Tui.
Western Theme Park of Gran Canaria: Sioux City Gran Canaria
Known as the West city in Gran Canaria, this theme park offers a Western spectacular experience. The park was built in 1972 as movies filming scenery, now is an unforgettable place where to live a familiar superb Sioux adventure. Authentic Western saloon dances and shooting scenes are among the daily performances. In this journey you will feel like a real cowboy who witnesses banks robberies and sheriff’s fighting against thieves. There are numerous events in Sioux City. Besides, the Horseland is available for horse riding and diverse activities related to horse experiences and nature. You can also delight in the American restaurant, the farm and the museum.
The shows are usually from 10am to 4pm. There are special schedules on Saturday and Sunday. The entrance fee is 21.90€ adults, 15.90€ children, and kids under 2 years-old are entrance free. The location is Barranco del Águila, Bahía Feliz en San Agustín. You can also catch the free bus which stops in touristic spots throughout the city.
The best theme parks in Gran Canaria with Zoo and animal shows
Palmitos Park Maspalomas.
For animal-lovers, Palmitos Park is an incredible zoo where to observe closely the Canarian flora and fauna in a natural and protecting environment. You can visit the colorful aviary where it is possible to see numerous birds in their habitat, flying around. The alluring birds with their beaks, such as pelicans cohabiting with storks in the lake. You can also wander around the garden in which the largest collection of orchids in the Canarias Island is found. These flowers come from tropical areas and Australia. It is the biggest European Garden, and there are hundreds of butterflies flying in freedom, plus the cactus garden. In the aquarium, marine life may be appreciated. You may observe dolphins, sea-horses, Black-Pacus, Clown fish, Scorpion fish or Surgeon fish among other huge quantity of sea species. Among the terrestrial animals, the park hosts gibbons from India and Asia, aardvarks, wallabies, the first Komodo dragon raised in captivity in Europe, caimans, Californian turtles, and the Gran Canaria Giant lizard.
The entrance fee is 31€ for those aged 11 and over, 22.50€ for children under 11 years old and 10€ for visitors under 5 years old. Babies between 0 and 2 years old enter for free. The opening hours are from 10am until 18pm from Tuesday to Sunday. It is placed in Barranco de los Palmitos s/n 35109 San Bartolomé de Tirajana
Loro Park Tour from Gran Canaria
Loro Park is one of the most beautiful attractions, this huge park homes the largest collection of penguins and parrots in the world, over 200 penguins and 350 parrots species among other numerous animals. In Aquaviva, you can witness jellyfish, sharks, and hundreds of tropical fish species in 65,000 liters of sea water. In Naturavision, the whole family can watch “RIO 3D”, an entertaining adaptation of the Spix’s Macaw story. Kids can also visit Kinderlandia, where they explore the jungle, while the Kinderlandia explorers join them in playful and exciting activities. Baby Station is an area within the Animal Embassy where baby parrots and chick hatcheries are shown; visitors may be part of the veterinary care and care experience. Another side of the park is Pueblo Thai, an impressive Thai village built with exotic oriental decoration and details. Visitors are welcome to walk around the Lion’s kingdom, Orchid garden, Katandra treetops, the jungle and the Aquarium as well as all the facilities inside the park.
The park opens daily from 8:30am to 6:45pm. There are frequent exhibitions of parrots, orcas, sea lions, dolphins, and penguins every day. The entrance is free for visitors under 6 years old, there is a special price for children between 6 and 11 years old. Adults’ entrance cost 47€, it can be higher depending on the additional services. Since Loro Park is in Tenerife Island, the best option to get there is by ferry. There are pick-up stops in Gran Canaria with fixed schedules.
Live an experience in the best water park in Gran Canaria: Aqualand Maspalomas
If you want to experience excitement and fun, this is the suitable park to enjoy under water with your friends. You can jump in the slide and drop through the Racer Twin Turbolance, or challenge your family in the Crazy race. Adrenaline is released in the 40 slides Aqualand houses. If you prefer relaxing waters, you may opt for the slow river, waved swimming pool or resting in the hammocks.
From September, 1st until June, 30th the opening hours are from 10am to 17pm. In July and August, the park closes its gates at 18pm. The ticket´s price is 26€ for adults, 17€ for children between 5 and 10 years old and there is a reduced fee for children under 5. It is located in Carretera Palmitos Park, Km 3, 35100 Maspalomas.
After this list of theme parks of Gran Canaria, you can start choosing where you want to take the little ones of the house to spend the most exciting summer. Villa gran Canaria offers you a meticulously selection of villas and apartments located in the most suitable spots in the island. Most of our villas are placed near the beach and Maspalomas, where three of the mentioned theme parks are and other parks where to walk. Both, our villas and apartments, are decorated with the finest design standards. If you are looking forward to breathtaking sights and pleasant accommodation, we provide you with all this and the most welcoming treatment and hospitality. Excellent conditions for the whole family to enjoy your holidays.
If you have any question or are curious about something else, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us through Villa Gran Canaria, we can help you find the best place to stay on our island and also provide you with more information about what you can do with your children in Gran Canaria.