Loro Parque ('Parrot Park') is a popular choice for days out with kids during family holidays in Tenerife, especially with younger children. Located in the north of the island, this wide-ranging animal park takes you to the Antarctic, the jungle and even the depths of the ocean with a massive variety of land- and water-based animals. 

Best for: all ages

Location

Loro Parque, Tenerife

What to expect

Cafe/restaurant

What to do

Loro Parque includes:

Planet Penguin - an iceberg and more than 200 penguins.

Orca Ocean - killer-whale feeding demonstrations and dolphins.

Aquarium - thousands of sea species including a shark tunnel.

Gorillas - in a forest environment.

Katandra Treetops - an Australian-themed birdlife area.

Throughout the day there are also scheduled shows including sealions and parrots.

There is also a playground for when kids want to run wild themselves.

Where to stay

Plenty of accommodation options nearby include:

Holiday Village Tenerife, an all-inclusive with great family facilities and free Loro Parque tickets for junior guests.

Hotel Botanico, a luxury option with a spa and a unique kids' club that includes sessions with vets and keepers at Loro Parque.

Gran Hotel Bahia del Duque, another 5-star choice around 30 minutes' drive from Loro Parque.

When

Loro Parque is open every day of the year, from 8.30am to 6.45pm, with last entrance at 4pm.

Eat

There are places to eat and drink within the park, from full sit-down meals to snacks on-the-go and ice cream.

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Cost

Kids' tickets start at £17 (ages 3-11), adults at £25. Multi-attraction tickets combine Loro Parque and Siam Park; some tickets also include transport.