Barbados For Kids, Part 2

When taking the kids with you on a holiday to Barbados, it is important to find exciting things for them to do. Of course there is the beach, where hours can be spent playing in the sand or surfing the waves, but there will be days when you want to do something different, or simply want a break from the sun.

In a previous article, we offered a few suggestions for family style itineraries in Barbados. Here we go more into detail about some great places on the island kids, and parents, can enjoy.

Bajan Helicopters Tour

“Flightseeing” is a totally unique way of touring Barbados. Familiar sights take on new proportions and previously hidden sights suddenly loom into view. It is truly a mesmerizing experience. Be sure to take a camera or video – you will have ample must see photographic opportunities. There are currently two exciting tours – “Discover Barbados”, a 20 minute tour that takes you over 30 miles of lush countryside with visits to both the rugged East coast and the tranquil West coast beaches. The “Island Tour”, a 30 minute tour, is a spectacular 50 mile journey around the awesome coastline of Barbados.

Ocean Park Underwater Park

Ocean Park is a unique marine life attraction that allows visitors to explore life under the ocean and observe marine life up close without getting wet. Ocean Park Barbados is the only park of its kind in the Eastern Caribbean. There are touch tanks, a shark pool, ray pool with southern sting rays, a freshwater display with cardinals, tetras and piranha, sea anemones and sea horses, eel tank and many corals. Throughout the day, there are informative talks on marine life, feeding demonstrations to teach visitors more about the exciting marine life featured in the park. Visit the new Pirate Adventure miniature golf course – with 2 nine hole mini putt courses, a club house which over looks waterfalls and ponds, Pirates who watch over their booty from their look outs, a sunken galleon and picnic tables. An ideal venue for birthday parties and fun days! Closed on Mondays.

Graham Hall Nature Sanctuary

Located in the parish of Christ Church, the Graham Hall Nature Sanctuary is the largest expanse of inland water in Barbados and is home to hundreds of species of beautiful birds and animals. The swamp is also a temporary home for a large number of migrant and wintering water and shore birds. This wildlife habitat includes the island’s largest inland lake, as well as ponds and wading pools, marshes and mangroves, two enormous walk-through aviaries. It’s interesting, educational, peaceful, and a delightful attraction for both adults and kids.

From wilderness to the deep blue sea, there is always something for kids to see and do here in Barbados. Enlist the help of a concierge to plan your next family holiday to Barbados.

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