Family holidays are supposed to be fun, right? Right? So why do they sometimes feel like so much work? Many parents know this struggle well. You do all you can to arrange a nice holiday for everyone, and yet you end the week feeling even more exhausted than before. Don’t accept this as the inevitable lot of the hassled parent – there’s hope yet!
In Santa Ponsa, Mallorca, you’ll find something exceptional: a holiday that keeps the kids entertained but is also a great time for you! No more dull afternoons hanging around the hotel paddling pool – in Santa Ponsa you’ll never be bored. Check out these fantastic activities in and around Santa Ponsa that are ideal for whole-family outings.
Looking for more activities in Mallorca? Check out the capital, Palma de Mallorca!
What to Do
Ready to fly like a bird and swing like a monkey? Pay a visit to Jungle Parc, an outdoor obstacle courses that will provide endless hours of entertainment. Set among nine hectares of pine forest just 500 metres from the beach, Jungle Parc consists of 123 tree-top platforms that form a number of circuits of varying difficulty. Right next door is Jungle Parc Junior, aimed specifically at kids ages 4-11. Adventurers have to navigate their way around the circuits via zip lines, bridges, and ropes. Challenging and fun in equal measure, your kids are sure to get out some of that hyperactive energy during an afternoon here! Bonus – mom and dad will have fun, too.
Avenida Jaime, 1 – 40A – Santa Ponsa (Mallorca)
Tel: (+34) 630 948 295
Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm. Mon-Thurs available for groups of ten or more by reservation only.
No, you haven’t been magically transported to Nepal. That being said, visiting this quirky and surprising amusement park is like being transported to another place entirely. Attractions include a topsy-turvy fun house populated with mythical creatures; a 4D virtual rollercoaster; a five-story soft play structure with slides, tunnels, and trampolines; and an expedition-themed mini golf course. We could go on, but you get the idea – there’s enough here to keep everyone busy for days at a time.
Avenida Pedro Vaquer Ramis, 9, 07181 Magaluf, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 13 46 60
Hours: Open daily 10:00am-10:00pm, last entry at 9:00pm
Prices: Adult/child €27.90/€21.90
Western Water Park
From Katmandu straight to the Wild West! This cowboy-themed water park is the perfect place to cool off when the Mallorcan sun is blazing. For the young ones, there’s an aquatic playground that includes kid-size tunnels, slides, splash buckets, and a knee-deep pool. The slightly older (or braver!) members of your family might prefer to speed down the 30-metre slide nicknamed ‘The Beast’, or try out the half-pipe. It’s up to you!
Cala Figuera to Sa Porrasa Road, 07182 Magaluf, Calvia, Majorca, Spain
Tel: +34 971 13 12 03
Hours: Open daily 10:00am-6:00pm
Prices: Adult/child €27.00/€18.00 (may be discounted online)
How to Get to Santa Ponsa
Already sold on Santa Ponsa? Book your tickets ASAP for the best prices. There are plenty of great deals available on flights from London airports to Palma Mallorca with budget airlines such as Thomas Cook, Ryanair, easyJet, and Monarch. The flight is just over two hours, so familial bliss is closer than you think (no, really!).
Don’t forget to look into airport transfers to Santa Ponsa as you’re making your travel plans. Let Shuttle Direct pick you and your family up at the airport, and arrive at your hotel calm and refreshed rather than hassled!
Where to Stay:
Apartamentos Surfing Playa – For a reasonably-priced home-away-from-home experience that will allow your family maximum flexibility, Apartamentos Surfing Playa ticks all the boxes. Located amongst a garden in a quiet residential neighbourhood, with the turquoise bay just visible through the trees, these homey apartments are the perfect base for your Santa Ponsa holiday. The beach is near enough to walk to, but if you’d rather hang by the pool no one will think any less of you!
Hotel Playas de Paguera – Just ten minutes outside the town of Santa Ponsa, Hotel Playas de Paguera is conveniently located for accessing all the kid-friendly attractions of Mallorca. Decorated in soothing Mediterranean tones of turquoise and sandy yellow, the rooms at this hotel will have you feeling like you’re already at the beach (which is only 350 feet away)!
Globales Santa Ponsa Park – Centrally located just 600 feet from the main harbour, this four-star hotel has virtually every convenience you could ask for. The Globales Santa Ponsa Park boasts a full entertainment team dedicated to providing guests with daytime activities, games, and sports. And with a full breakfast buffet and different themed dinner every night, the hotel restaurant has a wide and varied menu that’s sure to cater to even the pickiest palates.
About Shuttle Direct:
For those times when you’re juggling multiple kids, a baby buggy or two, and several pieces of luggage – not to mention a new destination and foreign language! – Shuttle Direct is there. Our experienced and courteous drivers will not only be waiting for you at the airport, but they’ll also gladly accommodate your family’s specific needs. After all, we’re not the top provider of airport transfers across Europe and North Africa for nothing!