5 Kid-Friendly Adventures


It’s Travel Tuesday again and this week, we’re sharing some great adventures that are perfect for the kids (or the kids-at-heart) in your family. Buckle up and let’s go!

  1. Make a splash at the water park. Located on the Walter Fletcher Beach Complex, Aquasol Beach Park offers activities for the whole family, including water sports, tennis, kid’s games, table tennis and the MoBay 500 go-cart racing course. You can relax on the beach after your theme park adventures. You can also make a splash at Kool Runnings Adventure Park in Negril and Wata Land in the White River Valley (just outside of Ocho Rios) in St Ann.
  2. Display your paintball tactics. Have fun and teach the kids teamwork skills at the same time. Sun Coast Adventure Park in Twelve Miles, St Thomas boasts three paintball fields that offer a mixture of forest ball to open terrain equipped with various forms obstacles and hiding spots, including bunkers, walls and ditches. If you’re on the North Coast, Paintball Jamaica in Falmouth, Trelawny offers an open terrain with natural and artificial obstacles, fox holes, trenches and more. This activity might be better suited for teens. Younger ones (eight and older) can enjoy laser tag at Paintball Jamaica instead.
  3. Take a ride (or several). Go for a bumper car ride, take a spin on the Ferris wheel, relax on the merry-go-round or jump on the trampoline at the Sunshine Amusement Complex (formerly Putt n Play Amusement Park) in New Kingston. Other activities include bumper boats, mechanical bull, motion theatre simulator, safari train, cup and saucer ride and the Scrambler.
  4. Swim with the dolphins and more. Dolphin Cove operates three attractions in Jamaica – in Ocho Rios, Montego Bay and Hanover. The facilities offer several dolphin, shark and stingray programmes that allow visitor to interact with these magnificent creatures in various ways. You can also enjoy the Jungle Trail, where you can spot and interact with different wild animals and creatures.
  5. Enjoy a true Jamaican safari. Chukka Caribbean Adventures offers 4×4 safari tours in Ocho Rios, Negril and Montego Bay that take you into the unspoiled interior of the island. Children as young as six can enjoy this adventure, which may include touring a former slave hospital that was converted to a church in 1846, a river walk through tropical foliage or stand standing 2,000 feet above sea level, where you can see the Blue Mountains to the east and even Cuba in the distance on a clear day – depending on which location you book.