Finding something that will keep the children occupied on holiday can be a chore, and even more so when visiting the famed party island of Ibiza. If you are planning on taking a visit to the island though. there is one attraction that would perfectly fit into any family travelers itinerary. The MACE (Museu d’Art Contemporani d’Eivissa) and Puget museums in Eivissa are hosting a joint workshop aimed at families with children aged 3 – 12. The workshop consists of a family tour through the museums which gives children and their parents a chance to explore contemporary art in a fun and entertaining way.
There are permanent and temporary art and installations to examine and after the tour there are workshops for both children and parents, which tie in with what they have seen on the tour. These include geometry and collage workshops, sketching, portrait, sea-themes, abstract and architecture workshops. There is even an archaeology workshop which is very popular. Although the whole event is free spaces are limited, so it is important to book in advance.
How to Get to Plan Your Trip to Ibiza
Ibiza airport is served by many airlines and flights are frequent and inexpensive from London and Manchester. During peak season, there are many more flight options as other airlines and airports service the famed party island. Thanks to Ibiza’s popularity as a party and tourism destination, transportation around the island is pretty easy, affordable, and convenient. Like the rest of the Balearic Islands there is a fantastic bus system that’s both affordable and reliable. The one thing to check always is the time of the last bus – you can get caught out otherwise and although there are plenty of taxis, it can make for an expensive night out if you haven’t budgeted for using a cab.
Other Things to Do In Ibiza
In November and through to the end of the off season, the weather in Ibiza is likely to include lots of sun and temperatures in the mid to low sixties. This creates the perfect opportunity for walking and exploring the city. Many locals consider the weather a bit to chilly for swimming, but as a tourist from Britain, you should consider it just right. Ibiza’s beaches are some of the finest in the world. Thankfully, for the family traveler, Ibiza’s night clubs are largely closed during the off season. This makes the island a great place for a family visit.
There are not many islands of this small size that can boast so many different attractions, but Ibiza pulls it off nicely. Ibiza also features several UNESCO World Heritage Status sights including early Phoenician settlements and an ‘egg’ sculpture recently erected to Christopher Columbus. Interestingly Ibiza is one of several places, including others in Spain and Italy, that claim to be the place of his birth.
The best overall draw for a family holiday in Ibiza though has to be the overall small size of the island. It makes all the towns very easy to explore on foot and it also gives you the chance to quickly change the venue if you or your children decide you want to do some thing different. Also by traveling in the off season you can take advantage of many deals and cheap holiday offers that are hard to come by during the peak season.