Last Updated: May 25, 2016
Bermuda for Kids and Families
We had our seven year old son with us when we visited Bermuda for the first time. While it was a great vacation, we could have perhaps done a better job with him had we known all about Bermuda for Kids and families.
During our next visits we kept exploring the great family beaches, top attractions for children and best places to stay in Bermuda for families with kids. I also received questions like which are the best beaches in Bermuda for the kids and why? What should the kids do if it rains or the weather is bad? Which are the hotels offering great kids programs? Are there playgrounds in Bermuda that have good facilities? ... and so on.
Below are all my findings in Bermuda about various options a family may consider.
There are wonderful and picturesque beaches in Bermuda. But all are not suitable for children, particularly if you let them loose for swimming, snorkeling etc. Because there may be two kinds of problems here:
In some beaches, there are underwater reefs (or rocks) having sharp edges and those can be quite close to the water surface. They are sometimes not easily visible, more so during the high tides. One can get bad bruises or cuts with these unless one knows where they are and being able to navigate around them.
Another problem with some of the beaches in Bermuda is the underwater current. You should stay away from these beaches if you have kids with you. Rather go for shallow and calm beaches that also have facilities like bathrooms, cafe, associated playgrounds etc so that the children can enjoy fully.
Kids Attractions & Activities
There are many children's playground and kids parks all over Bermuda. If you are arriving by cruise and docked at Kings Wharf, there is a small playground at dockyard itself located next to the entry to Snorkel Park.
If you are going to a beach that has an adjoining playground, you get double benefits by having both beach and a park at the same place. I have compiled a list of playgrounds in Bermuda that are open to public and best for the visitors and their families. Check out Kids playgrounds
to know about them all.
Other than the beaches and playgrounds, there are plenty of other attractions in Bermuda for the kids. An that includes a great aquarium showcasing north Atlantic deep water fish and marine life, several museums, zoo (which is part of the Aquarium complex), caves with stunning formations, many historical forts and lot more.
Activities for Kids & Families
A popular attraction among families is to visit Harbor night festivals and do face painting, tattoo, taste island food from local vendors, watch the Gombey dancers perform at the festival etc. Several other activities like Helmet Diving to see marine life & corals while walking on sea floor, snorkeling, glass bottom boat tours to see turtles and many colorful fish etc are also very popular. Check out Kids Activities in Bermuda
for more details.
Best hotels for families with kids
If you are travelling to Bermuda by air and taking your kids along, you will need to know about the hotels that are kids friendly. That means you will need to find out the hotels that offer special kids programs to keep them happily engaged, provide baby sitting services (if you need one), and also have sports and other activities. The restaurants in the hotels should be kids friendly as well and prepare the right kind of food for them. Check out Hotels for kids and families
to know all about our findings of the best hotels to stay in Bermuda with families and kids.
Kids Friendly Restaurants
There are several restaurants of different types in Bermuda that welcome kids and some of them also offer special kids menu, and some even engage the kids in activities which they love. And also note that there are several restaurants (particularly with bars) that have restrictions for children. Visit Kids & Family Restaurants
to know more.
There are plenty of stores in Bermuda for kids and children selling varied items starting from clothing, toys, chocolates, food, art & crafts, electronic items etc. Check Bermuda kids stores
to know about the best stores for children.