Bermuda is a top destination for the entire family. Most resorts offer children’s activities, special family packages and babysitting services. More importantly, Bermuda offers many activities that will keep kids interested all day long, from sailing, water-skiing, snorkeling, and glass-bottom-boat trips to tennis, visits to museums and caves, and a wide array of walking tours. We’ve found that our kids have also enjoyed some not-so-obvious diversions, like feeding the birds at Par-la-Ville Park in the City of Hamilton (just pop into a City of Hamilton café, like Chatterbox to ask for some bread). Here are some of Bermuda’s top sights and activities for kids:
Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo. This trio of attractions in Flatts Village offers kids a wonderful introduction to Bermuda’s underwater world, in addition to that of animals from other oceanic eco-systems. There’s also a fantastic waterfront playground on-site and a playful Discovery Centre where little one’s can crawl on plush carpeting and read picture books.
National Museum of Bermuda. The whole family will enjoy exhibits dedicated to Bermuda’s nautical history, all of which are housed in an authentic Victorian fort. Make time for the adjacent Children’s Museum and nautically themed playground.
Bermuda Railway Trail. This nature walk, with strolls overlooking the seashore and along quiet tree-lined alleyways, is suitable for kids on bicycles or little one’s in strollers. You can pick up the 21-mile trail at many points and explore as many sections as you like.
Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. It takes a good half-day to see everything in this 40,000-square foot discovery center devoted to Bermuda’s underwater world. That includes a collection of more than 1,000 shells, a highly interactive exhibition about the America’s Cup race (and sailboats in general), and an attraction that simulates a 12,000 feet “dive” inside a virtual submersible.
Bermuda Botanical Gardens. This 36-acre park is Bermuda’s largest, which makes it a perfect spot for shady picnics or long strolls through lush gardens. Kids love getting lost in the Tudor-style hedge maze; climbing on and hiding in a grove of giant banyan trees; and playing in the nautically-inspired playground that was once in the America’s Cup Village.
Crystal & Fantasy Caves. Originally discovered by a pair of Bermudian boys trying to retrieve a lost ball in 1907, this network of subterranean lakes, caves, and caverns houses centuries-old stalagmites and stalactites—a whimsical underground world that was the real-life inspiration for the Jim Henson movie, Fraggle Rock.
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