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CP Tips | The Best Rainy Day Activities

On an island where sunshine is aplenty, it’s easy to forget that when it rains – it pours! But when you have a high-energy child on your hands, being housebound by a sudden downpour will leave you scrambling for ways to keep them busy. For those days when wetter weather has ruled out a trip to the beach or an afternoon spent at the park, it’s useful to have a few alternatives up your sleeve to keep youngsters from bouncing off the walls, and the dreaded choruses of ‘I’m bored!’ at bay. – Clare-Louise McGrath

 


1) Indoor Playgrounds

There are a number of indoor playgrounds across the Island catering to children as young as six months old. Little ones can jump, run and crawl their way through jungle gyms and padded play areas, while parents watch. Lil’ Monkeys on Shedden Road has a café with free WiFi and complimentary coffee for parents to enjoy. Starfish Village in Camana Bay provides a ‘stay and play’ service for a small fee and Motions Unlimited has designated play times for various age ranges.

2) Bowling

Choose an activity that’s fun for the whole family! The King Pin Bowling Alley at Kings’ Sports Centre has four lanes which can accommodate up to six bowlers at a time. They have a concession stand serving a selection of refreshments and snacks, and lanes can be reserved by the hour. It’s an easy and enjoyable spot for whiling away a rainy afternoon. Make sure to book ahead during school holidays, as they get completely booked up.

3) Do Something Charitable

Make some furry friends at the Cayman Island’s Humane Society on North Sound Road! Spend some time in the newly renovated cat room or visit with the dogs. The staff are very encouraging of people coming by to spend time with the animals and the shelter is always in need of more volunteers. Afterwards you can head upstairs to browse the shelves of the Book Loft for books, games and DVDs! All proceeds go towards helping the shelter.

 

4) Camana Bay

Make a day of it at Camana Bay. Climb the 75ft Observation Tower to enjoy the panoramic views, grab something to eat with the whole family at any one of Camana Bay’s restaurants and then catch the latest film at the Camana Bay Cinema. Don’t forget the popcorn!

5) Head Below

Escape the rain as you journey to the depths of Cayman waters! Stay dry aboard the Atlantis Submarine and experience the wonders of Cayman’s underwater world through the submarine’s large viewing port – keep your eyes peeled for passing sharks and turtles. Children must be at least 4 years old, and 3 feet tall to participate fully and it is necessary to call ahead to book. You should also check out The Nautilus – a semi-submarine, which allows you to enjoy the sights without ever fully submerging! Kids love it!

6) Visit the Library

The George Town Library has a wealth of fun resources to keep children busy on a rainy day. Choose a book from their extensive children’s collection and take turns reading out loud with your child.

 

7) Get Educated

Teach your kids about Cayman’s history at the Cayman Islands National Museum. The permanent exhibit depicts Caymanian art, traditions and cultural and natural history. Many of the exhibits are interactive and fun for children, including a simulated submarine, a 3D map showing Cayman’s location in the Caribbean and an audiovisual introduction to Cayman’s history, environment and people. They even offer free entry for residents on the first Saturday of each month.

8) Laser Tag

Go visit Cayman’s first laser tag arena and at the Strike Zone House of Fun. Laser tag can be fun for the whole family (ages six and up) and is the perfect activity for entertaining restless children on a rainy day.

9) Become a Culture Vulture

Explore Cayman’s National Gallery and introduce your children to local art. Pick up a Family Guide filled with interactive activities such as scavenger hunts and games. Don’t forget to see the permanent collection upstairs!

10) Lock it in

Get your children thinking creatively at Locked Inn where they have to solve a set of puzzles and try to find their way out of a locked room within 45 minutes. Popular amongst teens and with a kid’s room available on request, this activity can be catered to all ages. A great family-bonding experience!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Looking for more options on what to do in Cayman?

Check out our articles on low-cost activities for teens or for children aged 0-5.

 

 

 
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