With the Christmas holidays fast approaching, this bank holiday is a great time to have a family day out before being swept up in the frenzy of arriving relatives, dashing around for last-minute Christmas gifts, present-wrapping, house-decorating and the buzz of activity which comes at this time of the year. Below we have selected a variety of options for you and your family to spend quality time together over the bank holiday.
1. East End Road Trip
Get off the beaten track and explore some of the less-frequented beaches in East End. Jump in your car, put on your road trip playlist and discover some well-hidden coastline and terrain that you might never have seen before. Check out this Eastern Districts Driving Tour for our top suggestions.
2. Beach Volleyball
Take your kids to play beach volleyball on Public Beach. The nets are available throughout the day, volleyballs can be borrowed from Calicos and it’s a fun, relaxed environment for your kids to learn for the first time or hone their skills. And afterwards take a dip in the sea, grab a drink from Calicos or watch some of the other players play a game.
3. Family Dinner Out
Treat your family to a dinner out at one of Cayman’s assortment of culinary offerings. Check out our list of favourite family-friendly dining options with cross-island offerings from Tukka to Ragazzi to Kaibo. And guarantee a lovely family outing by first consulting our guide to stress-free dining when out with the wee ones.
4. Playtime at the Park
There are a host of public parks and playgrounds around the Island with climbing frames, swings, restrooms and shade trees. They can be found everywhere form West Bay to North Side and are a fun place to spend time with your children. CLICK for a list of parks and playgrounds
5. Cinema Catch Up
Check out the latest family movies at the Camana Bay Cinema. Opening this Thursday is Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (rated PG-13) or, if you haven’t had a chance yet to see the other new releases, Jumanji: The Next Level and Frozen II are still playing.
6. Art Nest Holiday Open House and Artisan Market
Merge your Christmas shopping with entertainment for the whole family at Art Nest’s Holiday Open House and Artisan Market. Buy local and handmade gifts, taste some delicious food, socialise, and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of the holidays. There is something for the whole family with activities for kids, community art, an indoor and outdoor artisan market, live music, a bouncy castle, face painting and much more. MORE INFO
7. Traditional Santa Photos
Get your children in the Christmas spirit by taking them to meet Santa in his traditional attires. Picture This Studios at Gardenia Court are running a traditional Santa photo session for $35 per family with digital prints included. Open between 5pm-7pm. MORE INFO
8. Family Bike Ride
Keep your kids active over the bank holiday by taking them on a cycling trail around the West Bay loop. Just over 9 miles long, the coastal loop follows paved country lanes and sandy beach trails through Barkers National Park, the residential areas along Spanish Bay and around Northwest Point. Start your family adventure at the Cracked Conch.
9. Water Sports
There is a seemingly endless list of water sports to enjoy in Grand Cayman. From kayaking tours and paddle boarding to deep sea fishing and parasailing there is always something new to try. And with the Nor’westers blowing across the Island, it’s a great time for sailing, kiteboarding and windsurfing. For more ideas check out our information on Water Sports in Cayman.
10. Free Activities
A family day off doesn’t have to come at a big cost – with a bit of planning, you can entertain the kids for free with our list of 30 Fun Things to Do with Kids https://www.caymanparent.com/30-fun-free-things-to-do/
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