Sunday 15 December, 2019

Five things to do with the kids for Carnival

Carnival Monday and Tuesday is finally here and while thousands are out enjoying the revelry, there are thousands more who, for whatever reason, prefer to stay out of it. For those with children, the two days is the perfect time to get out and indulge in some family activity. If you aren’t playing mas here are some activities you could enjoy with your children over the next two days.

Enjoy playtime at Five Islands

The Five Islands Amusement Park is open over the next two days and just for Carnival, patrons will enjoy their 2 for 1 FUN special where they can buy one $200 or $120 general admission ticket and get a second admission of equal or lesser value free. The Amusement Park, which opened in August 2017, has a large outdoor park which features go-kart racing, ice skating, an air racer ride and a surf rider and one of the largest seaside Bars in Trinidad, The Wahoo Bar. On the inside, the park has over 50 arcade games in addition to 2500sq ft Trampoline and the Howler Trace Rope Course. Opening hours are:

  • Carnival Monday 12:00noon to 10:00pm
  • Carnival Tuesday 10:00am to 10:00pm
  • Ash Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm 

Take in mas at the Socadrome

Now in its fifth year, the Socadrome is a staple in Carnival. Entry is free to all and there will be performances from Shal Marshall, David Rudder, Sugar Aloes as well as traditional mas and of course the large bands, Tribe, YUMA, The Lost Tribe, Bliss and others.

Take a trip down South

If you live in the North, West or East of Trinidad, take the family on a road trip down South. Yes, Carnival is in full swing down there as well but there are places such as the Fun Station Indoor Amusement Park which will be open with two for one deals.  

Go to the beach

This is perhaps one of the most popular activities over Carnival. If you are heading to the coasts, please be sure to check the Met Office's Rough Seas bulletin and take appropriate precautions.

Have a family lime

If you don’t want to leave the house, bubble a pot, throw some drinks in a cooler and have your own Carnival lime at home. Invite neighbours, friends and family who aren’t part of the Carnival festivities and use this time to bond.

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