Santo Tomas Beach
Santo Tomas is located a little further west than Son Bou and through the village of Es Migjorn Gran. A long narrow strip of soft white sand but it can rocky in places. A very quiet resort with beach bars, water sports and parking facilities.
"Santo Tomas beach is good with a play ground there too and big bar where you can have lunch. Lovely views and very long beach" (AH, May 2010)
Can Pouny, near Mahon
Equestrian riding school. Pony trekking excursions for all ages and levels, in the Menorcan countryside. Open every day, booking recommended. English/Spanish speaking.
Situated on the main Mahon to Alaior road [ME1] at L'Argentina opposite Lloc de Menorca. Tel: 971 371 651. Mob: Tony (English): 679 824 926. Mob: Eduard (Spanish): 658 177 575.
Opening hours: Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri: 9:30am - 1:30pm/5.30pm - 8:30pm. Weds: 9am - 9pm. Sat: 9:30am to 1:30pm.
Plaça Conquista, 8, 07701, Mahon. Tel: 971 369 190. www.bibliomao.es
"Mahon library is good for kids on a rainy day. They have some toys, computers and you can take out books for a month and up to 4 dvds for free. They are very friendly and put up with our 2 noisy boys when we go. The books are labelled with stickers whether they are in Catalan or Castillian – there are just a few in English" (AH)
Binibeca beach is on Menorca's south coast and is a wide sandy beach quite near Binibeca Vell. It is beautifully untouched, albeit a small restaurant and a car park.
"Binibeca beach is a very family beach with a good beach bar" (AH, May 2010)
Es Grau Beach
Situated to the north of Mahon, Es Grau is a large sandy beach backed by dunes, pines and tamarisk trees, leading to salt water lakes and marshes of the S'Albufera park. The sea is very shallow, making it ideal for small children to paddle. The whole area is a National Park. The small village of Es Grau provides a few bars, restaurants and shops.
"Es Grau beach is super as it's really shallow for miles. Very good for toddlers and those that can't swim" (AH, My 2010)
Boti Park, Mahon
Soft play centre. Caters for birthday parties. Entrance without time limit: € 6.50. Entrance 1 hour: € 4.50.
For children up to 11 years. Obligatory use of socks inside the enclosure.
Opening times: Winter - school season: From Tuesday to Thursday: 4.30pm-8pm. Friday: 4.30pm-10pm. Saturday: 10.30-1.30pm and 4.30pm-10pm. Sunday: 10.30am-1.30pm and 4.30-7.30pm. Opening times in Winter 10.30am-1.30pm. and 5pm-10pm. Weekends & Holidays always open.
Boti Park, Ubanitzacio Canutells, 94, 07712, Mahon, Menorca. Tel: 971 15 19 76 / 609 458 889. www.botipark.com.
"In San Luis, there is a soft play-area on the industrial estate. It is good with a bouncy castle, climbing maze etc.. Good for toddlers til 10 year olds - good for rainy day"(AH, May 2010)
Punta Prima Beach & Playground
Punta Prima is located to the east of Sant Lluis and is a large beach of fine white sand. It can be very rocky in places. Situated in a small resort with a good selection of bars and shops, easy parking right on the beach, sun beds and water sports etc. Can be windy so parents advised to keep an eye on children swimming.
"Good playground in Punta Prima by the beach with area for toddlers and one for older children" (AH, May 2010)
Es Freginal Park, Mahon
This green park has several areas to sit in, have picnics, and see flower exhibits. This is also a popular spot for cultural events in Menorca. Many world class musicians perform on the stage of this park, particularly during the Jazz Festival.
"Big playground in Es Freginal Park in the centre of Mahon, many people don´t know about it" (AH, May 2010)
Plaça Esplanada, Mahon
Placa Esplanada is based on the west side of Mahon.
"Big playground in Mahon in the Esplanada. Also during the winter sometimes they have donkey rides on a Saturday morning for children" (AH, May 2010)
Junior league and school league. Training in Mahon.
"There is a childrens rugby team in Mahon for boys aged 8 years up" (AH, May 2010)
Soft Play area, Ocimax
Soft play area for younger kids.
C/ Ramón y Cajal 15, Mahón. Tel: 971 364 771
"On a rainy day there are now quite a few more soft play areas in Mahon, there's one in the Ocimax muti-screen cinema complex" (AH, 2010)
Indoor Play area
"There is a garden centre based on the road to Cala Galdana where they have an indoor play ground, I think this is the only one on the island!" (AH, 2010)
View Indoor Play area
Los Delfines AquaPark, Ciudalela, Menorca
Open air aqua park with water slides and play areas. On site picnic area, bar and restaurant. Open daily May-October 10.30am to 6:30pm. Entrance prices: Children 0-3: Free. Children 3-11: €10. Over 11's: €17.
Av. Principal S/N, Calan Blanes, 07760, Ciudalela, Menorca. Tel: 971 388 705 / 971 388 251. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.aquacenter.com
Son Parc Beach, Menorca
Son Parc is a large white sandy beach on the north coast. It's ideal for kids as it's very shallow for the first 20-30 meters. Good parking near the beach, beach bar and water sports of all kinds.
"At Son Parc it's fun to sledge down the sandy dunes with slightly older kids - our 4 year old has fun doing this" (AH, 2010)