Planning an Easter trip with children can be a complicated task, but not impossible. Is this your case? You are not alone!
If you are a person who enjoys taking the occasional getaway a year to get to know different cultures, cities and spectacular landscapes, don’t hesitate a moment to continue reading this article where we will give you tips for planning an Easter trip with children and alternatives of places that you can enjoy with your whole family.
The first disadvantage of taking a trip at Easter with children is that everything must be planned well in advance: buying plane tickets and preparing the suitcases of each member of the family so that nothing is missing.
In addition, many people tend to think that planning any trip with children is not worth it because of their young age, since they will forget or fail to appreciate the place they are visiting, but you can have a “bad memory” and not stop making a trip to enjoy, right?
If you know how to stimulate or motivate your children with entertaining activities at your destination, they will never forget the trip. Anyway, here is a guide with some things to keep in mind if you want to embark on planning your next Easter vacation with your children.
Of course, one of the first things you should think about is the selection of appropriate destinations for children. If you think that a certain environment doesn’t suit their tastes or you can’t think of what to do with them in this type of place, look for activities that are entertaining for the whole family.
There are destinations that you would think are not for children, but if you do a little research you will see that there are many parks, museums and other activities perfectly suited for the little ones.
Of course, if you want to ensure a few super relaxing days and disconnect 100% of the routine, the beach is the best option! Therefore, destinations like the Canary Islands can become a great alternative for an Easter trip with your children.
And nothing better than enjoying the Lopesan Group hotels on the islands of Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura, which offer a wide variety of services to make your Easter vacations with children truly unforgettable.
If you are going to make a trip that lasts more than a week, the ideal plan is to look for an accommodation that allows us to continue with the routine of the children, that is to say, their order and schedules to carry out different activities.
In case you decide to travel at Easter with children, the ideal plan is to look for an all-inclusive hotel with a variety of services and facilities. After all, you will only be away from home for a few days and the ideal is to make the most of it.
To find a good family accommodation it is important to always look for a space designed for children. In addition, the hotel should have an attraction point for them such as a special pool or play center. But don’t neglect your own tastes and needs as an adult.
Lopesan Group hotels such as the Abora Interclub Atlantic and the Lopesan Baobab Resort in Gran Canaria are ideal for this type of trip, as they offer a wide variety of spaces and fully equipped facilities so that a child will not get bored at Easter.
In these accommodations you will find swimming pools with slides, bars, buffets, sports activities (aerobics, volleyball, fitness, diving) and much more.
In the case of the Abora Interclub Atlantic by Lopesan Hotels, it is very close to the beach of San Agustin with its 600 km of sand and calm waters, ideal for fun with the little ones on its shores. Very close to the promenade and other entertainment centers that you can not miss.
We also recommend the hotel Abora Buenaventura by Lopesan Hotels where there are areas exclusively for adults. The good thing about these differentiated areas is that you make sure that the people around you are not really bothered by the children, as they had the option to go to the adult part. This makes this Lopesan Group hotel an ideal choice when traveling with children.
Before packing your bags to spend your Easter vacations with your children, you have to take into account aspects such as the weather to know what kind of clothes to take with you.
In any case, there is a basic rule that adapts to any destination: always carry more changes of T-shirts, underwear and socks than usual, as these are usually the clothes that children get dirty more easily and quickly. A careless mistake while eating or playing is enough to require a change of T-shirt.
On the other hand, we also recommend you to organize a complete toiletry bag for the care of your child. Items such as sunscreen, a first aid kit with medicines and first aid items should not be missing on a vacation with children.
If you decide to visit the Canary Islands at Easter, the climate of the archipelago is quite favorable in all seasons, so we recommend you to bring cool clothes to fully enjoy any of the islands.
If your children like to try new flavors, then it is a good option to take them to taste typical foods of each city or town and encourage them to try foods or elaborations of the place you are visiting. For example, of the typical food of Fuerteventura, do not hesitate to encourage them to try a dessert like frangollo or the delicacy of a gofio escaldado majorero (Fuerteventura’s name).
The remarkable thing about our hotels is that each one has different gastronomic proposals in their buffets, bars, a la carte restaurants, with entertainment centers in the common areas for adults as well as for the enjoyment of children.
Try to maintain their usual routines. Of course the child will perceive that he/she is away from home, and that is the fun of traveling, but the key is to avoid inappropriate behaviors such as counterproductive exaltations or irritability, among others. This type of attitude will not allow the child to enjoy his or her vacation.
To maintain control of the children and ensure their peace of mind, it is best to plan schedules and activities in the same way you do at home. For example, eat at similar times, take a nap, bathe them, etc.
Curiosity is an innate trait in all children. Therefore, it is very important not to lose this curiosity about the world or how things work, for the sake of an enriching upbringing of the child.
But of course, this curiosity must be cultivated, and it is up to the parents to generate interest in learning about different cultures, trying new foods and practicing different customs of the places they are visiting.
How do we do it? We can organize an outing to a museum and take the time to explain curiosities and make them participate in the experience. Many times we see children at the museum sitting in their stroller or looking at their parents’ cell phones, without connecting with the world around them.
Look for museums and tours that can generate genuine interest and activate a child’s imagination. For example, a great alternative excursion to visit at Easter with children is in the south of Fuerteventura: in the port of Morro Jable there is an excursion on a pirate ship, in which the whole family can live the experience of hoisting sails and tying knots, among other recreational activities that will impress the youngest of the house. An unforgettable memory!
Likewise, it is also important to take breaks during excursions so as not to saturate them with information and to give children a recreational break. Remember that the little ones need their space to release accumulated energy and to rest.
A very good idea is to give the children the task of taking pictures of memories that they find during the trip.
The idea is to collect in a notebook labels, tickets to places, objects that can be kept or pasted on the pages, etc. This idea turns out to be a very nice job, since the child will always remember his trip through the objects and the adult can be in charge of writing down what they have represented.
In this way, when you come back from Easter vacations with the children, they can print photos, paste them in the notebook and thus have a very complete travel album, which will be full of the most memorable memories of their mini adventure.
Both Gran Canaria and Fuerteventura have an endless number of entertaining activities and places for all kinds of public that can become a perfect option to plan your next Easter vacations with children.
Here are some of the best options to visit in both islands during your family Easter vacations:
Popcorn Beach is located on the north coast of Fuerteventura. This particular natural enclave is undoubtedly a very interesting and fun alternative to visit with your children. They will be surprised!
What makes it so special? As its name alludes, Popcorn Beach, instead of having sand to use, has some white formations that resemble popcorn or roscas and cotufas (as they are called in the Canary Islands).
In the south of Gran Canaria is a true desert oasis: the Maspalomas Dunes. This spectacular nature reserve belongs to the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana.
Within this wonderful place you can enjoy a splendid camel ride. This is a way to cross this kilometric sandy area and have fun with your children while they get to know one of the most amazing landscapes of the whole island.
Another of the star activities at Easter in Fuerteventura is to visit the Oasis Wildlife Park, located in La Lajita. In this zoo, park and botanical garden you can meet the most unique species of animals such as crocodiles, zebras and elephants, among others.
In addition, your children will have the opportunity to feed the giraffes of the Oasis Wildlife Park of Fuerteventura.
If your little ones love everything related to having fun with water, Aqualand Maspalomas in Gran Canaria is one of the biggest water parks in Spain.
Here they can enjoy the best slides, wave pools, slow rivers and other attractions that will amuse the little ones of the house.
Live a family adventure touring one of the oldest archaeological sites in the Canary Islands. Very close to the beach you can start the path of only 10 minutes to the unique Ajuy Caves in Fuerteventura.
For speed lovers, in the municipality of San Bartolomé de Tirajana there is a complete karting circuit, built for children over 5 years old.
This is a perfect plan to do with children and enjoy a day of adrenaline and lots of family fun.
As you will see, traveling with children is possible and, moreover, fun and exciting. If you are interested in learning more about the Lopesan Group, contact us and we will help you find the perfect accommodation for your next family vacation.