There are also plenty of kids activities to do on Curacao. Besides building sandcastles on the beach and doing bombs in the pool. Are you still in doubt whether a holiday to Curacao is suitable with children? Curacao is very child friendly. In addition to the quiet bays and beaches where the sea is not rough and children can swim safely, there are still a number of fun activities to do on Curacao. Discover below a selection of various activities that you can undertake with children. When they come home they will talk about the fantastic vacation on Curacao for a long time.
Chi Chi Painting
A souvenir that should not be missing in your collection is the Chi Chi. You can buy them from a variety of places, but it’s even more fun to make your own. You can choose between a small, large and medium size. Check out the website of Chi Chi Curacao which workshops you can follow. The translation of the Papiamento word Chi Chi means ‘bigger sister’. The big sister often takes care of the other family members and therefore the Chi Chi is also known as a great role model for the Curacao culture. Chi chis are painted in all kinds of beautiful colors by local skilled women. This makes every Chi Chi unique. Do you not want to paint a Chi Chi yourself, but do you want to see what should be depicted on your Chi Chi? It is also possible to have your own Chi Chi made. Serena’s Art Factory is located near the Ostrich Farm and is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can visit the workshop and the shop for free.
Curacao Sea Aquarium
The Sea Aquarium is quite an experience for the children. There is plenty to do and see to keep you entertained for a whole day and it is also super educational. You can discover the sea aquarium yourself, but during the day there are also various planned activities at the Sea Aquarium beach. Enjoy the dolphin show where trainers show what the dolphins can do. There are also sea lions in the park. The trainer tells a lot of interesting facts about the animals and there is also plenty of room to ask questions. At certain times you can experience shark and flamingo feeding and join the tour of the Sea Aquarium where you can learn all about the flora and fauna on display. The Sea Aquarium is open every day from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM and guarantees a day of fun.
The dolphin academy is located on the same site as the Sea Aquarium, near mambo beach, and is open every day from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM. It is of course an unforgettable experience for young and old to come into direct contact with a Dolphin. Under supervision, every child can already participate in the Dolphin encounter. You are then on a platform where you can admire all the tricks of the dolphins and as a highlight you can give the dolphin a kiss. You can also swim, snorkel and dive with dolphins. Photos will be taken by a professional photographer during the activity. If not everyone in the family participates in an activity, it is possible to see everything from a small distance and you can also take photos and videos yourself. Book your activity early to avoid disappointment.
Trolley Train Tour
One of the best ways to see historic Willemstad is a ride on the Trolley Train. The tour starts at Fort Amsterdam, after which you visit the picturesque houses in the Scharloo district. The tour continues past Pietermaai Cathedral, the largest church on the island. Then it’s on to the floating market, the Mikve Israel Emmanuel Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the Western Hemisphere, and the impressive Water Fort built under William III. Back at the starting point you will visit Fort Amsterdam, which was built in 1635. The church inside the fort is the most interesting. You must book the Trolley Tour at least two days in advance, this is possible at Atlantis Adventure.
Children’s Museum Curacao
Children’s Museum Curacao is a place where children learn through the power of play and is the only museum where you are allowed to touch everything. Unlike traditional museums that typically have a hands-off policy, the Children’s Museum Curacao has interactive exhibition zones that are specially designed for children and their developmental needs. The museum is a child-oriented place where children are free to explore the world they live in. Suitable for children aged 1-8, the museum is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and on Sundays from 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM.
Sambil is a large shopping center with various clothing stores such as only, desigual and American Eagle. In addition, you will also find electronics stores, jewelers and drugstores. Recently a supermarket has also opened, Carrefour. In addition to all the nice shops, there are plenty of other fun things to do in Sambil. There is a large cinema, the Cinemark, where 2D and 3D films are shown. There is also a bowling alley, a trampoline park, kids park with all kinds of play equipment and a baby corner for the little ones. After a fun activity there is also plenty of choice to have a bite to eat in the food corner. In the center of Sambil you will find the food corner where everyone can find something delicious: pizza, fries, ice cream, soups, wok dishes and sandwiches. If it ever rains on Curacao, Sambil is definitely a nice place to visit.
Minigolf and Playground at Brakkeput Mei Mei
At country house Brakkeput Mei Mei you can enjoy a delicious dinner as well as a mini golf. There are 18 courts and there is also a nice playground for the little ones. All this is set in a beautiful tropical garden. Finish your mini golf activity with a delicious dinner on the front terrace of the mansion. The golf course and playground are open Wednesday to Sunday from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Ostrich farm
The Ostrich Farm is located in a beautiful nature reserve on the road to Groot St. Joris in Santa Catharina. The Ostrich Farm means fun for the whole family! It feels like you are in South Africa. There are tours where you get the chance to feed the ostriches yourself. The children can then play in the playground, climb the high observation tower or have a look at the other animals that also reside in the park, such as monkeys and parrots. In the restaurant zambezi you can enjoy the specialties and there is a nice souvenir shop. The Ostrich Farm is open every day from 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM.
Curacao is also very nice to discover by horse. You always end up in places that are otherwise inaccessible. If you like horseback riding and if you come on holiday to Curacao, it is definitely recommended to pay a visit to Rancho Alegre. You will find Rancho Allegre at country house Groot Sint Michel. In the early morning and the afternoon you can take a ride on one of the horses and suitable for the beginner and advanced. In addition, it is also super fun to get to know all the farm animals. Check out Rancho Alegre’s facebook page for more information and contact details
After a wonderful day, relax in your own holiday home where the children can play in the private swimming pool. View all holiday homes with a private swimming pool.