Things To Do In Barbados
It's incredible that an island as small as Barbados is, can keep you occupied all year long. It offers, not only sandy beaches, but adventure, safaris on land and sea, hikes, cruises, including one with Pirates, horseback treks and much more... Tour on your own or hire a guide.
We have provided you with lists of activities for each individual Parish... in Bridgetown, (St. Michael's) the capital of Barbados there's Heroes Square with Lord Nelson's statue, the shopping area on Broad Street, yachts and sailboats at Careenage...
What to see and do in Christ Church
|Take a close up view of the world famous Concorde-
The Barbados Concorde Experience is open seven days a week from 9a.m.
to 6 p.m. Admission is $17.50 for adults and $12.50 for children 12 and
under. Special group rates are available. |
Experience, located at Grantley Adams International Airport, includes a
virtual flight school and a gift centre.
Click here for a few Concorde facts...
Take a walk on the Boardwalk! |
The Barbados Boardwalk is now
open. It's about a mile and is on the island’s South Coast. Walk
or jog from Rockley to Hastings!
|Christ Church Parish Church, Oistins Hill, Christ Church, 428-8087 or 427-0790. |
first building was erected about 1629 and was destroyed by a flood in
1669. It was rebuilt at the present site overlooking Oistins and was
destroyed by a hurricane in 1870. A third building was erected and that
too was destroyed by a hurricane.
This is the fifth building of the
Church. There are still four family burial vaults dating back to 1672
remaining on the site of the first churchyard.
| Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary, Worthing, 435-9727. |
The Nature Sanctuary is open...
| The Park is no longer operating...Ocean Park Barbados, Balls, 420-7405. |
Ocean Park is a unique Marine Aquarium. Experience underwater life
up close, with 26 displays showcasing bright, colourful and exotic fish
and sea life found around Barbados and the Caribbean.
Host your wedding or other event.
Play at the Pirate Adventure Mini-golf course and the 3000 sq. foot Splash Zone.
Restaurant and Gift Shop at the park.
| Mallalieu Motor Collection,
Pavilion Court, Hastings. If you are a vintage car
aficionado, then you must visit Bill Mallalieu who will take you on a
guided tour of his private collection. Fee. Call 426-4640 |
The Barbados Boardwalk from AllPosters
Mallalieu Motor Collection - a 1964 Vanden Plas Princess
What to see
and do in St. Andrew
|Morgan Lewis Windmill, Highway 2.
The cane crushing mill is 250 years old, believed to be the oldest
and largest in Barbados. Visitors to the site can view the mill
and its display of implements used in the manufacture of sugar
many years ago.
There's a fee for the tour.
|St. Andrews Church, (Anglican) Hwy#2 near
Belleplaine or Shorey Village, was established circa 1630, but the
one which was in existence in 1831 was destroyed by the hurricane
of that year.
|Chalky Mount Potteries. The village
situated on the slopes of Chalky Mount, is the same where pottery
was made for the last 300 years. It continues today as the skill
was passed from father to son.
What to see
and do in St. George
|Orchid World, Groves, 433-0306.
Surrounded by sugar cane fields, the six acre garden, is home to about 20,000 orchids, laid out along carefully tended paths and in dedicated greenhouses. You will find fountains, waterfalls, rock gardens, other native plants and streams among the orchids.
The property was formerly a pig & chicken farm. (plants love
A Snack bar and Gift Shop are on site.
As well there
is a gazebo and a restaurant which seats over
100 people, perfect for your wedding!
|Drax Hall House, St. George.
The stately English manor house was built in the mid-1800’s. Of *Jacobean architecture, it features steep gables, casement windows, a wide curving staircase and carved hall archway. It was the first spot on the island where sugar was cultivated in the 1640's. Drax Hall is still in the Drax family and can be visited only during special tours arranged through the Barbados National Trust at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Gun Hill Signal Station, Highway 4.
The station built about 1818, was left here by the British Army.
Take a trip, just for the view.
|Fancia Plantation, St. George, 429-0474.
The home was built in 1913, on a wooded hillside with gardens, by a
successful Brazilian farmer. Francia also boasts a magnificent
collection of antique West Indian maps.
This private home is open to the public on weekdays from 10:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission fee.
|St. George Parish Church, Glebe, 436-8794.
This Anglican Church was rebuilt in 1784 after the original
church, built between 1637 and 1641 had been destroyed in the
hurricane of 1780. This building has stood the test of time as it
was one of four parish churches to survive the great hurricane of
1831, and remained standing during hurricanes in 1898 and 1955.
- Drax Hall Stamp issued by the Barbados Postal Services (http://bps.gov.bb/)
What to see
and do in St. James
|Sir Frank Hutson Sugar Museum, 432-0100.
The modern factory and museum showcase a collection of restored
machinery gathered from island sugar cane plantations and you can
also watch the process of grinding cane at the adjoining Portvale
|St. James Parish Church, Holetown,
The Anglican Church is said to be standing on one of the oldest
parcels of consecrated land on the Island, often known in Barbados
as "God's acre". The original wooden structure was built in 1628.
A stone structure replaced the former wooden building in the early
1690's, however it was know over in the 1780 hurricane.
Many of the original settlers and various noted Barbadians were
laid to rest in the Church and its yard. The dates on the grave
stones, vaults and memorial plaques reflect this history.
There is a popular legend attached to St. James' Church, that a
gate in the north wall surrounding the churchyard, referred to as
'The Devil's Gate' is opened about one hour before service. When
the bell is rung the Devil leaves the church by this gate, and it
is closed as the service is about to begin, so that the Devil is
excluded from the area. This must have been derived from the old
belief that church bells were rung to drive the devil out of the
|Folkestone Park, Holetown.
An underwater park where marine life can be viewed from glass
bottom boats. The park houses a marine museum of photographs,
artifacts and specimens of marine life.
Holetown was originally called James Town. This is the site of the
first landing made in 1625 by the crew of the ship “Olive
Blossom”. A monument commemorates the landing.
* The Jacobean style is the name given to the second phase of Renaissance
architecture in England, following the Elizabethan style. It is named after King
James I of England, with whose reign it is associated.
Things To Do
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Sightseeing or Things To Do In St. Peter, St. Philip & St. Thomas
Sports: Cricket, Basketball, Rugby & Football
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Fish, Play Field Hockey, Drive in a Rally, Shoot at Targets, in Barbados
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Sightseeing or things to do in St. Michael |
Golfing in Barbados
Cruising in Barbados
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Lots of Games to Play in Barbados
Waterskiing, Parasailing & Boogie Boarding
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Hop From Island to Island!
Cycle, Play Tennis & Squash, Take a Trek and Hike, in Barbados
Surf, Kitesurf, Windsurf and Kayaking
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