Ibiza has everything a family could dream of for their summer holiday: nature, history, events, relaxation, adventure, beaches, gastronomy, sports, trips, outdoor activities…and much more. Ibiza is mild all year round and its beaches have crystal clear water that can be enjoyed whatever the season. It is also home to the Mediterranean’s best-conserved Castle from the Renaissance period; a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Ibiza is a journey, a discovery and a legendary city that welcomes children and families with a smile. In fact, since 2014, Ibiza has been a “Child Friendly City”; an official Unicef recognition given to communities who work to protect the rights and wellbeing of children and young people.
Similarly, Ibiza’s investment in Family Tourism enables visitors to enjoy privileged natural surroundings, a great quality of life and all the cultural opportunities that a forward-looking yet historical city has to offer.
Discover a monumental city that has conserved both its ties to the past and traditions, at the same time as maintaining the joy and cosmopolitan character of a destination bathed in sunlight.
Ibiza means fun and excitement all year round. In autumn and winter, sunny days and pleasant temperatures mean that the beaches are the perfect place for outdoor family games. Both during these months and in spring, there is a diverse programme of leisure and sports activities by the sea. All activities are free if booked in advance.
On the weekends, you can spend the morning enjoying family visits to the Museu d’art Contemporani (Museum of Contemporary Art) and the Museu Puget (Puget Museum), which offer special activities for the little ones, all year round.
Another place for families to visit is Puig des Molins, the world’s biggest and best-conserved Necropolis, which also offers regular workshops and activities for children.
You can make the most of each day in Ibiza, and when night falls, you won’t be short of things to do as a family. Every Saturday, children are fascinated by the dramatised visit to Dalt Vila, which helps them to understand how the walls were built and what life was like during the Renaissance period.
The Portal de Ses Taules and Portal Nou entrances are impressive, as is the route to the museumised bastions, Sant Pere and Sant Jaume, with interactive spaces where you can discover the history of the walls and the weapons that were used during the period.
What family doesn’t want to take a photo with the Dalt Vila cannons? How many children have played on the only monument in the world honouring privateers? Few places are as stimulating for the imagination and adventure as the ones children can find at Dalt Vila or in the Port of Ibiza. It’s also home to another unique statue: a homage to hippies, featuring a girl walking alongside her father, representing a universal symbol of tolerance and coexistence, which at the same time signifies the city’s warm welcome to children.
Ibiza is a city where children can enjoy themselves alongside adults, with new spaces to enable families to enjoy their stay even more. The pedestrian street Paseo de Vara de Rei has become the heart of the city; a meeting and play space. While adults can sit and have a chat on a terrace, enjoy lunch, dinner or a wander, the little ones can have fun playing away from the traffic. The Plaça del Parc, the pedestrian streets in the Marina neighbourhood and the Es Martell area are permanent meeting points, as are the playgrounds dotted around the city.
There are a number of important dates on the calendar of family events throughout the year. Children are the main focus at Christmas, the traditional Carnestoltes parade and the Medieval Party. The programme of events is ongoing at the Can Ventosa cultural centre, and during summer, there are plenty of free open-air concerts and film screenings that are geared towards families.
Ibiza is one of Spain’s pioneering cities and offers a family friendly restaurant guide, ‘Apetitós’, which recommends 20 establishments where children are more than welcome.
Be surprised: Discover the magic of Ibiza for children and their families.