5 excursions kids will love
Travelling as a family can be an unbeatable experience. From laughs and games to adventures and new experiences, a family trip helps bring everyone together. Whether you vacation every year or are just gearing up for your first family getaway, it’s important to plan some fun for everyone. While that might mean a spa-day for the parents it probably means something different for the kids. Adding a kid-friendly excursion to a sunny getaway is sure to leave smiles on everyone’s faces.
Planning your next trip? You’re in luck. We’ve come up with five excursions that your little ones are sure to love.
Kids won’t want to leave the incredible 42-acre Bavaro Adventure Park Jurassic World in Punta Cana. With over 15 attractions to choose from, the options for fun and entertainment feel endless. Kids can bounce around a bungee trampoline, roll around in giant Zorb bubbles or explore the Jurassic-themed park of Dino World. Daredevils in the family can fly like superman on the zipline circuit, while those preferring to keep their feet on solid ground can relax by the waterfall pool.
If swimming with dolphins had been on your family’s bucket list then this natural dolphin cove in Ocho Rios is a must for your next Jamaican getaway. You’ll learn all about these friendly creatures from their professional trainers before hopping in the water to swim with two of the resident dolphins. Watch as they dance and play around you in their giant natural lagoon, and experience the famous ‘dorsal pull’ or ‘foot push’. You might even get a kiss from your new dolphin friend!
Ahoy! Sail the turquoise waters and live like a pirate aboard Black Magic, a replica 16th century Galleon ship. Kids will feel like they stepped into Pirates of the Caribbean as they dress up like pirates for the day, embark on an exciting treasure hunt, learn to fire the black powder cannons and make mom and dad walk the plank! The ship will cruise around Saint Lucia for the day, stopping at landmarks including the Toraille Waterfall, Sulphur Springs and a sugar cane estate. Plus, adults can enjoy a drink on board while the kids play.
The whole family will have a blast at one of the biggest waterparks in the Caribbean: Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island in Nassau. You can enjoy complimentary access to the park when you stay at one of the Atlantis resorts, or easily visit from your resort in Nassau. Swim in one of the waterpark’s 20 pools, each with its own theme, or take a ride down the winding lazy river leading you through rapids and tunnels. There are 18 exciting waterslides to try including the Leap of Faith, featuring a 60-foot vertical drop and the five-storey Serpent Slide that takes you through a shark-filled lagoon! While the kids have a blast splashing around the waterpark, parents can kick back and relax on a sun lounger or rent a private cabana.
Enjoy stunning views of the sea on this exhilarating zipline tour in Costa Rica! Fly 30 feet above the ground on the Tarzan Swing and then get your adrenaline pumping with a Quick Jump free fall. Explore the region’s diverse marine life with a snorkelling adventure or glide across the turquoise waters on a paddle board. Younger kids (minimum age of 5) will especially love visiting the Animal Sanctuary where you can hang out with monkeys, sloths, pumas and even a jaguar! Finish off this action-packed tour with a well-deserved rest on a comfy hammock by the sea while enjoying a delicious lunch.