10 great holiday spots for kids in T&T
The July/August holidays are here and the kids might be driving you crazy.
Never fear, here are 10 options for fun and in some cases, educational, activities that your kids may love:
1. Asa Wright Nature Centre
Pack up all the kids into the car and head over to the beautiful Asa Wright Nature Centre, located in Arima, where children can learn all about nature and the country’s flora and fauna. The Centre also has a restaurant where you can grab lunch after your tour. Make sure to take along some refreshments as you walk through the canopied forests and view the many different bird species.
More info here: www.facebook.com/AsaWrightNatureCentre
2. Chuck E Cheese
This fast favourite is a great place for special occasions such as birthdays and is filled with games, food and everything else needed to keep kids happy. More info here: www.facebook.com/ChuckECheesesTT
3. Harry’s Water Park
Get ready for oodles of fun in the sun at Harry’s Water Park in Rio Claro, where kids can have the time of their lives racing down water slides and the facility’s newest feature, a wave pool. Chill out with a cold Solo Apple J and make sure to rest in between slides. Get more information here: https://www.facebook.com/HarrysWaterPark
4. NIHERST National Science Centre
From star gazing to 3D printing, the NIHERST National Science Centre is worth a visit to stir up your child’s love for all things science. The Centre also conducts a summer camp every year, but spaces are limited to book them early.
Visit them on Facebook for more information: https://www.facebook.com/NIHERST/
5. Safari Eco Park, Chaguaramas
The Safari Eco Park is a great way to get kids to meet, interact with and learn to appreciate wildlife. The park features llamas, zebras and ponies, kangaroos, even rabbits. Make sure to pack some sandwiches and maybe a crispy-cold Solo Ginger Ale to keep your team on top of the game.
Visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/SafariEcoPark
6. Emperor Valley Zoo
The Emperor Valley Zoo features a much wider range of animals and has the added benefit of being right in Port of Spain. For a small fee, children can enjoy and learn about wild animals, and even feed Nelson or Mandela, the zoo’s famous giraffes. If you like, make a day of it and pop over to the nearby Botanical Gardens for lunch after.
For more information visit them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/EmperorValleyZoo/
7. Jungle Jam
Located in Port of Spain, this indoor gym and play space for children is a great way to get them to exercise and burn off some energy. The centre also hosts events for birthday parties and other special occasions for children. Find out more at www.junglejamtt.com.
8. The El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation
This centre does a two-fold job of treating and helping injured animals to return to the wild, as well as conducting educational sessions for adults and children about the importance of conservation. Keep the kids refreshed with cold Solo Apple J drinks as the heat and humidity can sap their energy.
Contact them to find out when you and the kids can attend the next session: www.facebook.com/wildlife.tt
Located in Chaguaramas, this exciting adventure awaits, with breathtaking views of the forests of Chaguaramas and the bay of Maqueripe. After their exhilarating ride, the kids can cool off at the beach.
They’ll get hungry so take along some food and cold drinks to keep everyone refreshed, and remember to take away your garbage with you.
More info on tours and opening hours here: www.facebook.com/Trinidadzipitt
10. C3 Centre
During the holidays catch some of the season’s mega blockbusters at the brand new C3 Centre in San Fernando. The kids will be able to watch the latest shows to their heart’s content, and you’ll be able to keep them occupied for a couple hours, which is a win-win situation.
Get more information at www.facebook.com/C3Centre
There you have it, 10 solid ways to keep kids busy over the July August holidays.
What other places do you know? Comment below.