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Take the Kids to Barbados - things to do and places to go!

Water activities for Kids!


Barbados Blue at the Hilton Barbados, where the kids can go swimming with the turtles and other activities for kids. As well they have children's menu.
Needham's Point, St. Michael. Visit http://www.divebarbadosblue.com/


Bubble Adventure Dive Centre, Sandy Lane, St. James, 436-7095 or 425-5997.
A variety of courses and dive packages are offered at the Centre including daily Discover Scuba Diving classes. Snorkel trips are also available. Offered to  anyone from age 8.
Visit http://www.kidsdiving.com/index.htm


Small Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Prior Park Terrace, St. James, 421-6419.
Small Cats offers snorkelling and lunch cruises. You can swim with thousands of colourful reef fish and see a shallow shipwreck. As well, you can feed the turtles.


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.


Exploresub Barbados, St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, 435-6542 or 234-0296.
Exploresub provides tuition in scuba and underwater photography along with snorkelling, one day 'Discover Scuba' courses for beginners and spectacular  orientation dives to Barbados' best dive sites.
Visit http://www.skyviews.com/x-sub/


Atlantis Submarines, by Atlantis Adventures, St. Michael, 436-8929. Visit http://www.atlantisadventures.com/barbados.


The Harbour Master, St. Michael. A slide is placed into position once the ship is moored. The kids can then slide into the water.
Visit http://www.tallshipscruises.com/


Snuba, St. Michael. Snuba is specially for kids who are ages eight and older. The kids get to explore the undersea world, safely!
Visit http://www.snuba.com/


Land Activities

Take a close up view of the world famous Concorde - The Barbados Concorde Experienceis open seven days a week from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is  $17.50 foradults and $12.50 for children 12 and under. Special group rates areavailable.
Barbados Concorde Experience, located at Sir GrantleyAdams International Airport, includes a virtual flight school and agift centre. Read up on the Corcorde  before you go!

For dining, you must try Chefette, with 14 locations - http://www.chefette.com/contact.cfm

http://www.plantationtheatre.com - the kids would love the fire eater, the stiltmen, the tumblers and the flaming limbo. Christ Church

Harlequin Restaurant, St. Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, 420-7677. Go for the children's menu - http://www.harlequinbarbados.com/



Graeme Hall Nature Sanctuary with birds and animals to excite the kids. Worthing, ChCh 435-9727 or 435-7078 - http://www.graemehall.com/ The park is  closed, however we urge you to visit the website.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve with animals, monkeys and snakes. Farley Hill, St. Peter.

The Barbados Museum has a gallery devoted to children. St Ann's Garrison, St. Michael, 427-0201 or 436-1956, www.barbmuse.org.bb.

In St. George, take them to the Brighton's Farmer's Market, on Saturday mornings.


Cotton Harbour, Broad Street, St. Michael, (opposite Dacostas Mall) 426-6658.
You will find a classy variety of tropical clothing for ladies, gents and children. Their selections include polo shirts, Henley shirts and sweat shirts for men and  women, kids T-shirts, dresses and other clothing.


Sandbox & Co. Limited, Rum Factory & Heritage Park, 423-0708, St. Philip.
Sandbox offers all original designs for women and children in swimwear and beachwear, with beach bags, wraps & hats. As well there is a home furnishings line.


Ann's Craft Centre, Pelican Village, Bridgetown, 434-0599. St. Michael.
At Ann's Craft Centre, you can purchase beautiful hats and bags of all descriptions made of natural 100% local straw. As well, there is a variety of handbags,  shopping bags, beach bags, overnight cases, clutch bags, children bags, shoulder bags, purses, hats of various sizes and shapes, fans and other handmade items  and all are dutyfree. Visit http://www.annscraftcentre.com/index.php


Local Colour, Bridgetown Cruise Passenger Terminal Deep Water Harbour, 431-0853. St. Michael.
Offers Ladies, Men's and Children's clothing - Beachwear with a tropicaltheme; swimsuits, bikinis, sarongs, cover-ups, Aqua-sock.
Also a wide assortment of accessories like handbags, belts, scarves, sunglasses, hair clips and Reef sandals, lots of T-shirts and souvenirs.
Swimwear is locally made and imported.
T-Shirts, Souvenirs, Sunglasses, and Accessories e.g. bags, shoes, belts... Items are dutyfree.


Cave Shepherd & Co. Ltd. A major department store, with 5 locations, offering an outstanding assortment of designer perfume and cosmetics, liquor and  cigars, sportswear and beachwear, clothing for kids, local craft and souvenirs, all available at great tax free prices. Visit http://www.caveshepherd.com


Dingolay sells tropical clothing designed and made in Barbados for ladies and girls, as well as shoes, handbags, and accessories from around the world.
Locations: Sheraton Centre, Christ Church, 435-6482
Chattel Village, Holetown, St. James, 432-8709

DaCostas Mall, Bridgetown, 437-4107










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