The island of Barbados is a tropical paradise that many adults dream of visiting or moving to. However, Barbados is great for kids too! Kids can enjoy the island just as much as adults can. Here are some of the best things to do in Barbados with kids.
1. Go to the beach
Barbados beaches are some of the finest in the entire world. Beaches such as the Silver Sands, Crane, Bottom Bay, Bathsheba, and Accra are gorgeous and picturesque. Kids can play in the sand or the water while moms and dads also enjoy the lovely beaches.
2. Go to a cricket match
Barbados is home to a number of great cricket teams. Cricket can be very exciting and fun to watch. Considering that cricket is not very popular in the United States, watching a cricket match can provide a unique experience for your kids if you are from the U.S. Kensington Oval is a fantastic venue for watching cricket.
3. Go on a pirate cruise
The Jolly Roger provides a “pirate cruise” experience where families can hop on board a pirate ship for a cruise around local Barbados waters. The Jolly Roger has pirate sails, and also has planks that can be walked and rope swings that can be swung from. It is a wonderful experience.
4. Visit Harrison’s Cave
Harrison’s Cave is a natural cave in Barbados that has incredible waterfalls, rock formations, and stalactites. Taking a day trip here is an excellent adventure for adults and children alike. It is one of the most interesting places to visit on the entire island.
5. Check out the George Washington house
As a 19 year-old, George Washington lived in Barbados for two months. It was the only foreign country he ever visited. You can take your kids to go explore the house where he lived. The historical value of this house is amazing.
6. Go to a fish fry
Fish fries in Barbados can be very entertaining events. Not only is the food fantastic, but fish fries such as Oistin’s Friday Night Fish Fry have Caribbean dancing and reggae music. Oistin’s fish fry is a great place to bring the kids for a nice meal and some local entertainment.
7. Explore Andromeda Botanic Gardens
Andromeda Botanic Gardens on the east coast of Barbados are a series of beautiful gardens. Here, you and your children can walk around the peace area and look at gorgeous plants and check out breathtaking ponds.
8. Visit the Barbados Wildlife Reserve
The Barbados Wildlife Reserve is home to some of Barbados’s most interesting wildlife, such as monkeys, peacocks, and tortoises. There is also a station tower, which gives a fantastic view of the island.
9. Go on a tour of Bridgetown
Taking a tour of the largest city in Barbados is a wonderful way to spend the day and to get to know the island better. A Bridgetown tour, you can learn about the history of the city, and see great landmarks.
10. Play golf or tennis
There are many beautiful golf courses and tennis courts in Barbados. If your children need to do something active, then visiting one of the scenic golf courses or tennis courts on the island is a great way to spend some time in Barbados. The Sandy Lane Resort has excellent tennis courts, and a golf course as well. The Turtle Beach Resort, Royal Westmoreland and Apes Hill Club are other great Barbados resorts for people who love golf.