Bermuda for Kids and Families
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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and 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 and crafts, electronic items etc. Check Bermuda kids stores
to know about the best stores for children.
Many parents who visit Bermuda with small children might find it difficult to explore most of the island's offerings like certain tours or water sport activities, where the children cannot accompany them. Neither can they find any reliable resource where the children can be entrusted and be assured that they will be well taken care of for that time period.
The Island Nanny Desk is a service that has recognized this requirement and started extending their child care expertise and help to such distraught parents and many more who might find the need for their support. Zena Mello-Brooks is the brainchild behind and founder of this organization.
Zena has a fine record behind her of providing nanny services in the UK with an experience of over 25 years in the industry. She has done her diploma in nursery nursing in Britain and is also qualified as a maternity nurse. A similar agency was also launched earlier by her in the UK. She had also featured as a candidate in one of the popular television series- Supernanny. She lives in Southampton (Bermuda) with her husband and is passionate about her work.
She passes other nannies and babysitters who work with her, under several safety and competence checks like a police check, knowledge about First-Aid and CPR and other requirements one would deem necessary before hiring a nanny for their child. The nannies are also given workshops, trainings and other professional development courses from time to time to hone their skills.