Cayman is blessed with having over 360 days a year of sunshine, so rainy days are few and far between. The tropical rains are usually warm and brief, however we’ve come up with a few ideas to ensure they don’t put a dampener on your day.
Visit Camana Bay and catch the latest movie at Camana Bay Cinema. On Saturdays at 10am the Kids Club screens classic family movies with brighter lights and softer sounds to create a family friendly environment.
Take the kids to Camp Seafire where they can enjoy island paradise to the max. Camp Seafire is staffed by a fully qualified team and kids will enjoy indoor fun with arts, crafts and themed games, as well as swimming and water fun when the sun comes out again.
The National Gallery offers plenty of family fun. Pick up a ‘Family Fun’ self-guided tour of the National Gallery or book a custom Family Tour which offers memorable moments by providing age appropriate stories behind the works of art. Also look out for their drop-in child friendly art classes and Family Days.
Take a semi-submarine trip in the Nautilus. The rain doesn’t affect our underwater friends, so look out for turtles and sharks as you are submerged near sites like Cheeseburger Reef, the Cali and the Balboa wrecks.
Go ten pin bowling at King’s Sports Centre. From scoring your first strike to tucking into some delicious snacks, going bowling is a great thing to do on a rainy day. Challenge your friends or family to see who can be King of the Alley!
Puddle jumping is a great way for the kids to burn off excess energy! The warm Cayman rains are perfect for children to run around in and splash in the puddles. Swimming, playing in the Camana Bay fountains and shore fishing in the rain can also be great fun for children of all ages! (Editor: As a child growing up in Cayman I have amazing memories of playing in the rain and splashing in puddles with my brother and other children from our neighbourhood!).
The National Museum offers the opportunity to explore Cayman’s unique habitats. At the National Museum families can take a virtual submarine dive down to Cayman's famous wall, view a turtle nesting site, see the wetlands and learn about Cayman’s animal life. This is a perfect educational adventure for the little ones!
Get creative with an arts and crafts class at 3 Girls & a Kiln and Art Nest. Both studios offer a jam-packed schedule of classes and drop in sessions. The kids will enjoy having a new creation to show off!
Run, jump and play at Motions' drop-in Toddler Play Days. This fully air conditioned gymnastics studio has over 11,500 square feet of space for kids to run around in, with plenty of age appropriate equipment to discover too.
Get cosy at one of Cayman's libraries. Encourage your child's love of reading by selecting new-to-them books and settle down for a story session. Cayman’s public libraries boast fully-accessible book collections for children, as well as comprehensive e-book collections. Head to George Town Library on Saturdays at 11am and you’ll also find complimentary chess classes and open challenges.
Dive into the ball pit and zoom down the slides at Lil' Monkeys Indoor Playground & Café. Little ones will love the huge padded play area while older children can enjoy popular arcade games and the jungle gym. There is even a café for parents to grab some much needed coffee.
Get the adrenaline pumping with a game of laser tag at Strike Zone. Suitable for ages six and up, it's the perfect fun and exhilarating rainy day outing with family or friends.
Enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of cake with a spot of afternoon tea - the perfect way to escape a downpour. Anchor & Den offers tea with a twist at their Mad Hatter Tea Party, enjoy a glamorous tea at the Ritz-Carlton with fine sandwiches and tempting pastries or head to the tea shop at Every Bloomin Thing and savour warm scones served with strawberry jam and Devonshire cream.
Let the kids imaginations run wild at Caycubs, a new soft play facility that opened in 2023. Parents will find an inclusive, safe, and fun space for children integrating movement, imagination and play. This multi-sensory soft play facility and event space is suitable for children aged 0-10, Caycubs aims to provide the Cayman Islands with an inspirational and educational area where parents can bring their cubs for hours of fun, excitement, and delicious food. Located in The Grove. Tel: (345) 749 3624.