Tenerife is full of possibilities for family fun whether you're looking for relaxation or adventure. Maybe you're one of those people who just want to sunbathe while the children play on their own in the hotel pool. That's fine – sometimes that's all you need.

    However, if you want to use this time to experience the unforgettable, then we would like to give you some ideas that will break up your normal routine. This is not an exhaustive list, but it is varied enough to ensure that you find something that everyone will enjoy. Check out 10 family-friendly plans in Tenerife to plan your next holiday.

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    Visit Hell's Ravine, if you dare

    Is this place as terrifying as it sounds? Don't worry, it isn't

    Hiking Hell's Ravine is one of the best things you can do together as a family. As you walk, there are numerous opportunities to chat, give free rein to curiosity, appreciate nature, work as a team and get to know each other's limits. Barranco del Infierno (Hell's Ravine) is one of the best trails in Tenerife and is a natural space of great ecological value and beauty.

    Although this is a long hike, it is of low-medium technical difficulty and within most people's possibilities. Bear in mind that access is restricted to 300 people a day, so it's advisable to reserve your place.

    Location: Calle de los Molinos, 46, 38670 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Mid-June–mid-September: daily from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Mid-September–May: daily from 8.30 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +34 922 78 00 78

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    Go whale watching aboard a pirate ship

    Sail the high seas on a pirate ship to spot whales and dolphins

    Going whale watching aboard a pirate ship is a fun way to see whales in their natural habitat and is sure to delight the kids.

    What's more, you can choose between a number of different routes and durations offered by Neptuno Whale Experience Tenerife and even decide if you want to eat on the boat or drop anchor for a swim in the sea. This will be an unforgettable day for all the family.

    Location: Calle Colón s/n, C. C. Puerto Colón, Local 4, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by tour

    Phone: +34 922 79 80 44

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    Enjoy a great day out at Aqualand Costa Adeje

    Add a touch of excitement to your family holiday at this water park

    Enjoy a great day out at Aqualand Costa Adeje. Walking on the beach, sunbathing and playing in the waves are just some of the pleasures we normally love doing on holiday. How about we add the excitement of a water park? Fun for all is guaranteed.

    At Aqualand, you will hear everyone talking about the tsunamis, rapids, kamikazes, cyclones and 360 spins. Find out for yourself what they mean and spend a great day with the whole family at this modern water park.

    Location: Av. Austria, 15, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: September–June: daily from 10 am to 5 pm. July–August: daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +34 922 71 52 66

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    Go diving off Paraíso Beach

    Explore Tenerife's natural beauty from a new angle

    Paraíso Beach is a small, black-sanded cove. It is situated next to a quiet residential area of the same name, far from the hustle and bustle of other parts of the Costa Adeje, making it ideal for families looking for a relaxed day on the beach. That's not all, however. It is also perfect for scuba diving, thanks to its crystal-clear water and fine visibility, which extends up to 30 metres.

    It's a great stretch of water in which to see beautiful loggerhead turtles, groupers, trumpet fish, parrotfish, saddle bream, rays and even angelsharks. In this part of the island, there are a number of diving schools that offer accompanied dives, courses and excursions with guides.

    Location: Playa Paraíso, 38678 Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

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    Hit a hole-in-one at Mini Golf Parque Santiago

    Find out who has the best swing in the family

    Mini Golf Parque Santiago is located at the Playa de las Américas, just a stone's throw from the bars, restaurants and shops. We think this is a great choice for all the family, as the courses run through delightful cactus gardens with fun sculptures and decorations inspired by the famous Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.

    You can choose between 3 different 9- and 18-hole courses, meaning that if you decide to come back, you can enjoy a whole new experience. It is open practically all year round, with a location that makes it easy to visit during your holiday.

    Location: Avenida de las Américas, 2, 38650 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to midnight

    Phone: +34 922 74 61 03

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    Jungle Park

    The jungle awaits with its exotic birds, primates, big cats and much more

    A visit to Jungle Park zoo and botanical park is great if you would like to see orangutans up close and marvel at the marmosets. You will also get the chance to watch the elegant movements of leopards and jaguars and the majesty of the birds of prey. In total, there are more than 300 animal species here. The fun doesn't stop here, however.

    There is also an 800-metre-long bobsleigh run – the 'Jungle Raid' circuit of hanging bridges and tunnels, birds of prey displays and exotic birds. If you're looking for something really special, ask for the exclusive experiences, such as encounters with sea lions.

    Location: Urb. Águilas del Teide, s/n, km. 3, 38640 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 5.30 pm

    Phone: +34 922 72 90 10

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    Enjoy the attractions at the Siam Park water park

    Travel to Thailand without leaving Tenerife

    Siam Park is a water park inspired by southeast Asian culture. It features attractions in the form of dragons and snakes, a floating market and artificial rivers with names such as Mai Thai and Mekong, all of which are surrounded by a tropical jungle.

    You will love the setting and the attractions. Why are we so sure? Because there's something here for everybody, from the most prudent to the most intrepid. Ask about the special services, such as the All-Inclusive, the Champagne Club and the VIP cabins.

    Location: Av. Siam, s/n, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: May–October: daily from 10 am to 6 pm. November–April: daily from 10 am to 5 pm

    Phone: +34 822 07 00 00

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    Visit the Aloe Park Tenerife theme park

    Discover the importance of nature to Tenerife's economy

    The aim of Aloe Park Tenerife theme park is to help maintain the traditional crops that continue to be essential to the economy of the Canary Islands. Education is one of the ways to achieve this. From this seed grew the idea of creating this space.

    The park shows visitors the whole process of banana growing, aloe vera and its cosmetic and pharmacological applications, a native cactus garden, a grain mill, an area for the island's traditional domestic animals, including camels and donkeys, and an explanation of why water is such a scarce resource in the Canary Islands and how it is best used, among other interesting questions.

    Location: Camino Bananeras, 16, 38626 Arona, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Monday–Friday from 9 am to 4.30 pm (closed on weekends)

    Phone: +34 922 72 03 60

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    Explore Teide National Park with your family

    Climb El Teide with the rest of the clan

    Explore Teide National Park with your family. Few things have created so many legends as volcanoes. They seem to evoke a fascination in us for something that is beautiful yet dangerous at the same time. El Teide is Spain's highest mountain and the third-highest volcano in the world.

    You will need a whole day to explore all the corners of the national park. Take the cable car up to 3,555 metres and, if you have booked in advance, you can continue on foot to the summit. It's not easy, but it's well worth the effort. Along the way, notice the native species of flora and fauna. Despite the mainly rocky terrain, the vegetation transforms the landscape throughout each season.

    Location: Cañadas del Teide 38300, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Hours vary by season

    Phone: +34 922 01 04 40

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    Spend the day at Iceberg Park

    Have fun with your children on the water swings

    Spend the day at Iceberg Park, home to a collection of inflatables, located just off Fañabé Beach, a mere stone's throw from the shore. This play area is made up of see-saws, trampolines, rollers and icebergs you can climb to the top. It's not as easy as you think, though.

    You probably won't make it at first, and each time you fall off into the water, your family and friends will crack up laughing. Fun for all is guaranteed. When you get tired, take a break on the beach and let the kids carry on. As you are well aware, they don't get tired so quickly.

    Location: Playa de Fañabé, Urbanización Playa Fañabé, 10, 38660 Costa Adeje, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain

    Open: Daily from 10 am to 6 pm

    Phone: +34 677 08 21 89

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