We’ve seen an increase in the number of Brits travelling abroad of late, with the average UK resident overseas for a total of around 10.2 nights in 2017.

Travelling abroad with a family is certainly a popular pastime, with locations such as Palma in Majorca offering everything from sunny weather to some really fun activities for kids of all ages.

But why is Palma such a great destination for families, and what are the best activities for you to enjoy? Let’s take a look:

1. The Palma Aquarium

Aquariums are major draws for children, as they offer them access to a diverse range of marine life and species.

The Palma in Aquarium is particular popular, as it houses a staggering 55 tanks that contain up to five million litres of salt water.

At the same time, it’s home to more than 8,000 different specimens from 700 species, so your kids can enjoy the type of immersive and educational experience that they wouldn’t get back home.

There’s more than meets the eye with this experience too, as the aquarium is home to some beautiful Mediterranean gardens and a unique tropical jungle on the top of the roof!

2. Bellver Castle

Let’s face it all; all kids love forts and castles, which is why so many build their own using boxes and soft furnishings at home!

With this in mind, a trip to Bellver Castle is sure to excite their interest, whilst allowing their imaginations to run riot as they visit one of Mallorca’s true icons.

With its unique round shape and beautiful backdrop (which is defined by pine forests and stunning greenery), Bellver is a 14th century royal fortress that boasts everything from secret tunnels to hidden staircases.

Nestled high in the hilltops above the city, Bellver Castle makes for an outstanding day trip and one that’s ideal for any family.

3. Train De Sóller

Throughout Palma, there runs the iconic Sóller railway trainline, which has been in existence since 2012.

This 27km route runs from Palma de Mallorca to Sóller, creating a charming and rural trail that enables travellers to truly take in the beauty of the surrounding region.

You can book onto this train with your family and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience, as you venture through lush valleys and mountainous landscapes before traversing occasionally dizzying bends.

There are five trains that you can take each day, so try to pick a convenient and central location when booking your accommodation from a site such as Villa Plus. This will ensure that you can minimise your travelling time, making it possible to enjoy the route and the unique town of Sóller.