Among the best things to do in Tenerife you should definitely include a visit to an amusement park. Many of them have roller coasters, high slides, fun areas that resemble a jungle and much more. Each park has a different theme that you are sure to love.
While some parks transport you to a jungle full of animals or water adventures, others are more tranquil. In Tenerife you will find simple parks with slides, little trains and mechanical carts. These are ideal for parents to relax in a restaurant while the kids are having fun. You will find all kinds of parks in Tenerife!
1. Siam Park
Siam Park is the most famous park in Gran Canaria. It is located on the Costa de Adeje in Tenerife. Its theme is inspired by Thai architecture and it has accumulated several world records thanks to its artificial wave. This attraction has reached a height of four metres.
This park is so famous that it is known for having a roller coaster and is even said to be the best water park in the world. You can visit at any time of the year. Please note that during the summer it is open from 10am to 6pm.
In this park you will find around 15 water rides that will fill you with adrenaline. One of them is the Tower of Power, a slide of about 28 metres high. When you go down this slide you will go through an aquarium full of sharks and manta rays.
You can also go on Jungle Snake, Coco Beach, Bodhi Trail, Mai Thai River and other amazing rides. The average cost of this amusement park is around €30. Children under the age of three are free. Inside you'll find toilets, restaurants, changing rooms and even private huts.
- Location: Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: open all year round.
- Price: general admission €40.
- Opening hours: from 10am to 6pm.
2. Aqualand Costa Adeje
Aqualand Costa Adeje is a water park ideal for the whole family. It is located in the south of Tenerife and, as well as going on the rides, you can see dolphin shows and even try out the jacuzzi. The average entrance fee is 30 € for adults and 15 € for children.
If you are looking for adrenaline at this park, you can try the tsunami, a 21-metre high attraction with a 180-metre ride. Another similar attraction is Ciclones, which is very similar to the previous one but includes 360-degree turns with light effects: it's amazing! In total there are nine extreme attractions that are generally recommended for children over 10 years old and for adults.
The youngest members of the family can have fun in the Kidzworld area. There you will find the Pirate Port full of slides, hiding places, tunnels and much more. On the other hand, in the Mega Adventureland they can find slides that are a bit bigger, ideal for their size. Finally you can use the Kids Pool, a safe and quiet pool, also with slides.
If you are attracted by the dolphin theme, you can go to a special area where you can interact with them. You will be accompanied at all times by specialised guides and instructors. If you are interested in seeing them in their natural habitat, I recommend a dolphin and whale watching tour in Tenerife.
- Location: Av. Austria, 15, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: any time of the year.
- Price: around 30 € for adults and 15 € for children.
- Opening hours: from 10am to 5pm.
3. Loro Parque
Loro Parque is another park that you can't miss on your visit to Tenerife. It is located in the north of the island and tickets cost an average of 30 €. It is named after the parrots and macaws, the most attractive and charismatic animals in the park. As you stroll through the park you will hear them talking.
The park is filled with beautiful tropical vegetation including beautiful orchids and palm trees. In one area you can see dolphins, sea lions and other sea animals. You can also see a show of six killer whales that live in this park, isn't it amazing? Elsewhere in the park you will find lions, gorillas, jaguars and tigers.
In this area children can learn about nature and see more than 400 species of animals. They can also experience an adrenaline-filled jungle adventure. They will cross suspension bridges, explore the inside of a tree and ride the Orca Train - it will be a thrilling ride!
- Location: Av. Loro Parque, s/n, 38400 Puerto de la Cruz, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: any time of year.
- Price: around 30 €.
- Opening hours: from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm.
4. Light Park Tenerife
The Light Park or the Great World of Chinese Lanterns is a theme park with 800 light installations. You'll also find a dragon around 40 metres long, a forest of deer, flamingos and many other luminous creatures that look like something out of a fairy tale.
Using modern technology and ancient Chinese traditions, each of these creatures tells a legend of Chinese culture. Among the shows you will see are the polar bear and the panda bear who play with the little ones amidst soap bubbles. In addition to the illuminated attractions, you can sample Chinese cuisine at the Dragon Garden restaurant.
Although many of the things you'll see here are exhibits, this park also has attractions that children will love. The Viking ship and the train are fully lit and full of adrenaline. To use each attraction you need to pay around €2.
The little ones can also play on the swings and jump on the interactive lights in the park. This experience is included in the ticket price. Without a doubt, visiting this park is one of the best things to do with children in Tenerife.
- Location: Parque del Galeón, 38670 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: all year round.
- Price: around 15 €.
- Opening hours: from 7pm to 8pm.
5. Jungle Park
If you love jungle animals you must visit the Jungle Park in Tenerife. In this park you can see and learn about exotic animals such as eagles, hawks, orangutans, cheetahs, penguins, meerkats and many more. You'll also find fun rides for thrilling adventures.
Among the most fun attractions you will find the Bob. This is a slide about 800 metres long where children ride in small vehicles. To take part in this adventure you have to pay a few euros extra. You will also find the Jungle Raid, a fun circuit of bridges, ropes and tunnels of more than 300 metres. This attraction is included in the ticket price.
In addition to the jungle adventures, you can enter a slightly spooky area: the Bat Cave, a hidden spot in the park where you can learn all about these nocturnal animals. If you want some peace and quiet afterwards, you can enter the water lily lake.
Other activities you will love are visiting the cactarium dedicated to the cactus plantation or taking some photos with the eagles. You may also have the opportunity to feed some animals such as turtles, ducks and flamingos. The average entrance fee to the park is €40.
- Location: Urb. Águilas del Teide, s/n, Km. 3, 38640 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: any time of year.
- Price: around 40 €.
- Opening hours: from 10am to 5.30pm.
6. Drago Siam
Drago Siam is a park designed especially for children. It is located in the Siam Mall Shopping Centre and has many facilities for the little ones to enjoy for hours. The average cost of admission to this park is 10 €.
Inside this park you will find the Cars Circuit, where children can drive small cars and compete against each other. They can also play on the American Track, a multi-adventure area full of slides that lead to a ball pool, ramps and much more. Do your little ones like the idea?
This park also has children's machines where they can play various sports or activities that test the intelligence and skill of the participants. Here you can play too! Another much more fun and exciting attraction is the Wattman Train, where children can speed through the circuit.
Other eye-catching attractions are the Cloud, the Princess Castle, Star Blue (the galactic car), among others. The park is usually open from 11am until 9pm. There is also a restaurant where you can have lunch or dinner.
- Location: Siam Mall Shopping Centre, Avda. de Siam nº 3, local Z8 (Adeje-Tenerife).
- When to go: any time of the year.
- Price: around 10 €.
- Opening hours: from 11 am to 9 pm.
7. Kids Land Park
The Kids Land Park is a park located inside the Pasarela Shopping Center, right next to the gastronomic market La Pepa. It is ideal for children to de-stress for a while on the rides while parents enjoy lunch right next door. If you have time, you can even organise a birthday party for the kids in this beautiful park.
Inside you'll find rides that, although simple, are great fun for children aged three and up. Among the attractions you'll find trampolines, slides, bouncy castles and even a colourful ball pool, I'm sure your kids will love it!
This park has another location in the Rosa Center shopping centre in Playa Paraiso. Its usual opening hours from Monday to Thursday are from 4pm to 10pm. From Friday to Sunday you can visit from 11am to 10pm. Admission to this park is paid by the hour and is usually around €3 per hour.
- Location: Pasarela Shopping Center and Rosa Center shopping centre.
- When to go: any month of the year.
- Price: €3 per hour.
- Opening hours: Monday to Thursday from 4pm to 10pm. From Friday to Sunday the opening hours are from 11 am to 10 pm.
8. La Gesta Park
La Gesta Park is the largest children's playground in Tenerife. It covers nearly 2,000 square metres and commemorates the attempted conquest of the island by the British Admiral Horatio Nelson. This is a park created for children and their parents to learn about the history of Tenerife in a fun way.
In the park you can find more than twenty games and attractions. These include boats, swings, slides, hammocks and even a telescope. Many of these are elements related to the Gesta, such as the English ship HMS Theseus and the Fox cutter. There is also a 15-metre zip line and a trampoline. Up to 500 children can play in the park.
The park is open to the public at any time of the year and admission is free. It only opened in 2022, so its facilities are in perfect condition. If you will be in Tenerife for at least seven days, I invite you to include a visit to this park.
- Location: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain.
- When to go: any month of the year.
- Price: free admission.
- Opening hours: any time of day.
9. Lukas Park Children's Park
Lukas Park is a playground for the whole family. Unlike the other playgrounds on this list, this one is ideal for parties and summer camps. Inside the park you'll find an amazing slide and ball pool, corners full of toys and even a mini basketball court.
The most fun area of the park is the mini disco. It has a variety of children's music, lots of colours and music. While the children are playing and having fun, parents can be in a special area for them where they can watch TV and have some refreshments.
If you want to participate in one of the camps held in the park, please note that the entrance fee is approximately 15 €. This site has the necessary capacity for at least 500 children to have fun.
- Location: Lukas Park Children's Park. Ramblas Santa Cruz, 106, 38004.
- When to go: when booking tickets for a party or camp.
- Price: each child must pay around €15.
- Opening hours: The opening hours depend on the activity in the park.
10. Monkey Park
Monkey Park is a zoo where you will find many monkeys of different species. The main attraction of this park is that you can go in and pet the lemurs and marmosets. Children love to interact with these curious little animals.
Inside this park you will find several touch zones where you can touch the smaller monkeys which are not dangerous. My recommendation is that you don't try to pick them up or pet them as they generally don't like this. If you just go in and look at them or talk to them for a while, they will gradually come closer to you, they will even climb on your shoulder!
For more interaction with the monkeys you can offer them food. Never give them bread or biscuits! In the park you will find boxes with special vegetables and greens for these animals. Keep in mind that taking care of their diet is vital for their health. Besides, if you give them something they like, they will surely run to you.
You can visit this park at any time of the year. Tickets cost an average of 10 € and the opening hours are from 9:30 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. You will certainly have a pleasant and peaceful time interacting with and learning about nature and the animal kingdom.
- Location: Calle Llano Azul, 17 - Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife.
- When to go: you can visit at any time of the year.
- Price: around 10 € for adults and 5 € for children.
- Opening hours: from 9.30 am to 4 pm.