Lanzarote’s Montañas del Fuego haven’t erupted for over two hundred years, so you’re quite safe to explore the ancient lava fields and mysterious lunar landscape of remarkable Timanfaya National Park. It’s the island’s most famous landmark and you can tootle round on a tour bus if you want, but the adventure of a guided walk is best fun by far with kids – the water to steam volcanic activity demonstrations are worth the legwork alone. And think about lunch at the El Diablo Restaurant: they cook on volcano-heated grills.
Where: Timanfaya National Park, south west Lanzarote
How to get there: Direct UK flights to Lanzarote take four hours, 10 minutes. Timanfaya National Park is 30 minutes from Arrecife Airport.
Where to stay: Four bedroom Villa Zen is an elegant, contemporary villa minutes from the popular beach resort of Playa Blanca in southern Lanzarote.