Discover Mallorca as a family.
If you’re planning to both travel and learn Spanish with your family, Die Akademie offers a wide range of options so you can combine both activities comfortably. Mallorca offers so much in the way of activities for all ages: grown-ups, teenagers and kids; especially the fantastic beaches where most of them have lifeguards and some even offer playgroups.
To rest from the very hot sun, we recommend alternating between beach days and excursion days, such as visits to the Palmaquarium, Marineland, or Katmandu Adventure Park (most offer interesting discount prices). All three are located near Palma, so it would be easy to have Spanish lessons in the morning, and a fun-packed afternoon/evening amongst dolphins, tortoises and tropical fish (Palmaquarium even others a sleepover night, where your child you spend the night sleeping (or trying to!) at the foot of a large tank filled with shoals of fish, sharks, and many other sea-creatures)
If you’re looking for something more adventurous, why not visit Katmandu Park, in Magaluf. Or dare to go to one of the water-parks with their crazy-high water slides (Western Park or Aqualand are just 25 minutes out of Palma by car). Perfect options for those really hot days, but without missing out on any fun.
Other options available when looking a bit further afield than Palma, are: the Sineu animal market held every Wednesday, the spectacular caves at Manacor, Arta or Campanet, or the train trip to the village of Soller.
Parc de la Mar: Just a 5 minute walk away from Die Akademie you’ll find one of Palma’s most dynamic and lively parks. Many families visit during the summer, especially in the cooler evenings, to play on the swings, or just take a stroll. During July, August and September they project films for free with the majestic Cathedral in the background.
Parc de sa Feixina: Located between the Old Town and the emblematic Santa Catalina neighborhood, is another favored space for local families to visit during free time. Great for smaller children, the park has experienced a surge of life in the past couple of years as Santa Catalina has become the new it place to be. The cosmopolitan and local atmosphere is just meters away from the port and right next to the Es Jonquet windmills, a main postcard image of Palma’s bay.
Very near to our academy, on Calle Sanç and adjoining streets you´ll find your child´s most favorite things: toys and ice-cream! Since XVIII Can Joan de S´Aigo have been serving the city´s best ensaimadas and the island´s most renowned ice-creams. In a nineteenth century setting that recreates typical Spanish Mansions you’ll also be able to try a wide range of different homemade pastries. Perfect to enjoy with ice-creams in summer and lovely hot chocolate in winter.
Just a few feet away from Calle Sanç, on Calle Campana, you’ll find one of Palma’s other unmissable treats, especially for the little ones. El Museu de Sa Jugueta (Toy Museum) has a wide selection of interesting collections from different eras and cultures. The environment is sure to bring back fond memories, and will allow kids to discover other ways to entertain themselves that don’t involve a computer screen.