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If you are planning to visit Corfu with the kids, you’ll be thrilled to know that our homeland has a plethora of fantastic activities for the entire family. Corfu is one of those blessed places that has so much to show for. Although most would be more than content in visiting the many blue flag beaches of Corfu, the island’s multifaceted charm doesn’t even begin to end there. Corfu is a verdant paradise that is steeped in history and culture as well as amply able to feed your more adventurous side. It is an ideal destination for a family holiday that has it all; relaxation and thrills for both parents and children! So get out a notepad and make a list of the following things to do in Corfu with the kids, depending on your mood and preferences for exciting days out and about for everyone.
Things to do in Corfu with the kids
Family holidays in Corfu are a fantastic choice for a family getaway that will be remembered by all family members. Prepare for some incredible beaches and their azure waters. Impressive hillsides and mountains that offer panoramic views as far as the eye can see. Great historical and cultural value as showcased by its many castles and fortified structures. Corfu is your family’s oyster. So where do you begin? For your convenience, we have shortlisted some of the most thrilling things to do in Corfu with the kids. Let’s take a closer look.
Things to do in Corfu with the kids: mainland activities
The mainland landscapes of Corfu lend themselves to countless activities within nature. Horse riding treks are one of the most sensational ways to combine nature sightseeing with a bit of healing. Horses are known to promote mental and physical health, which connecting with these animals is a rewarding experience. If you or any members of the family are not entirely comfortable on horseback, then perhaps cycling tours are more your thing. There are many routes to take, depending on your location. Ask your hotel concierge for help in finding the right trek for you! For a day of aqua fun, the Aqualand Water Park could be just the thing. It has 51 pools and 11 slides for endless kiddie fun while parents can either relax or participate in rides that are suitable for adults too! Keeping in line with the aqua theme, a visit to the Corfu Aquarium that features endemic marine life and reptiles is sure to excite the kids.
Things to do in Corfu with the kids: sea excursions
Of course, one of the main advantages of choosing an island family holiday is the untapped potential of exploring the riveting coastline. There are many boat excursions available, taking you along the shoreline to some truly fascinating spots and hidden coves that reveal the magic of Corfu from a unique vantage point. The northern shores of Corfu are particularly intriguing, offering visuals that are often characterised as Mediterranean tropic. Be sure to check out Sidari, Canal D’Amour and Cape Drastis with their peculiar geomorphology you won’t soon forget. For combining a boat excursion with some aqua excitement, why not go for a glass bottomed boat tour? There are a few more exciting sea excursions to consider, such as a boat trip to Paxos & Antipaxos island from Corfu that will take you and your family onto to discover these remote, twin island gems.
Things to do in Corfu: family friendly hotel activities
For any family holiday, choosing the right hotel with suitable facilities for all family members is crucial. Apart from the days you choose to discover the destination outside your hotel, there are so many moments you will spend within the hotel grounds. Having many exciting activities available is important so that children can play and frolic while parents relax, knowing their children are having fun in a safe environment. We make sure of that across both our family friendly hotels in Corfu: at Mayor Pelekas Monastery we have a whole world for kids of all ages to explore. At our family oriented Mayor Capo Di Corfu, our shallow, blue flag beach is perfect for young children. It is also where a plethora of sea activities take place. Of course family holiday life at Mayor Hotels goes beyond the beach, so we have made sure to provide your family with suitable child activities such as a designated kids club, a children’s playground and pool, disco, animation, waterslides, child version of the Olympic games and more!