Are you looking for things to do with your kids while on holiday in Barbados? Then look no further… we have compiled a list of kid-friendly attractions that are sure to keep your little ones entertained while on island.
Our first suggestion is a trip to Harrison’s Cave. This subterranean natural wonder is located in the parish of St. Thomas. Formed from crystalized limestone, it consists of various caverns, passageways and tunnels and is considered to be an “active” cave, as it carries water and its stalagmites continue to grow each year. You can choose to explore the Cave by tram or by foot and you can even include a tour of nearby flora and fauna to round-out your experience. Whatever option you choose, this attraction is sure to be a hit with kids and adults alike.
Up next is the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Occupying four acres of Mahogany forest in the parish of St. Peter, this attraction is best known for the local green monkeys which reside there. You will also find many other species roaming freely throughout the Reserve – making it quite different from a traditional zoo where the animals are typically caged. As an added bonus, the entry fee to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve also covers admission to the nearby Grenade Hall Signal Station and Forest.
Our next suggestion is the St. Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway. Opened in 2018, it treats guests to a narrated steam locomotive ride through Mahogany Woodlands, culminating at one of the most picturesque spots on the island – Cherry Tree Hill. After the train ride, you can also visit the historic St. Nicholas Abbey Great House.
For ocean lovers, the Atlantis Submarine is not to be missed. This family-friendly under-water adventure is often considered one of the best things to do in Barbados. It offers guests a unique vantage point from which to view Barbados’ marine life. Whether you choose the day- or night-time tour options, the kids are sure to enjoy the submarine ride.
And if history is your thing, then the Barbados Museum is a must-do. Here your family will learn about the coral stone structure of Barbados, view displays of artifacts from the island’s early settlers as well antique furnishings and historical maps just to name a few. There is also an on-site reference library for those who want to learn more.
As you can see, this tropical paradise offers much more than sandcastles and swimming for its young visitors. Include any or all of these on your next family vacation to Barbados and you will not be disappointed!