Throughout the year, there are many activities for children that celebrate local traditions, such as Pirates Week and Junior Batabano.
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In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many events and activities have been forced to cancel or reschedule for a later date. For daily updates on all the big events happening in the Cayman Islands, see the events calendar on Explore Cayman. Family friendly events can be found on the events calendar on Cayman Parent.
Children love to be taken out for afternoon tea, as it feels very special and grown up. There are several places in Cayman where you can go for afternoon tea.
Every Bloomin’ Thing has a charming English tea room where they offer traditional cream tea, lunch options and a wide variety of teas and juices. Open seven days a week. Reservations are recommended. Call (345) 945 1701 or email: email@example.com.
Anchor & Den, located at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, offers an Alice in Wonderland inspired Mad Tea Party every Saturday afternoon. Enjoy decadent cakes and special ‘drink me’ potions.
Silver Palm Lounge hosts afternoon tea every day from 2pm-4pm during high season and every Friday to Sunday during the summer. Reservations are required for this iconic Ritz-Carlton tradition. Easter and Christmas feature whimsical afternoon tea services: Easter Bunny Tea and Teddy Bear Tea (held at either 12-noon or 2pm), both of which are extremely popular with children. Please call (345) 815 6912 for reservations.
Pedro St. James, located in Savannah, offers a High Tea Tour which includes a selection of teas, sandwiches and pastries. This guided tour also consists of a 3D documentary in the multi-sensory theatre. For bookings call (345) 947 3329, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.pedrostjames.ky.
Budding Chef Cooking Classes
Budding young chefs can get their gourmet on in these fun classes in Camana Bay. Bon Vivant runs regular after-school and weekend classes that are designed to inspire budding young chefs (aged 4-12 years). They’ll learn basic cooking skills and create delicious and nutritious dishes. For more information call (345) 623 2665, email email@example.com or visit www.bonvivant.ky.
Cadets learn life skills, and develop morals and high standards of conduct through challenging, military-style activities.
The programme offers a wide range of activities including drills, field craft, adventure, navigation, first aid, music and water-based activities. For more information contact (345) 946 9810, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, visit www.cicadetcorps.ky or their Facebook page.
Regal Camana Bay Stadium 6 at Camana Bay (55 Market Street in Jasmine Court) offers specially priced matinees every day before 6pm. The six screens show all the latest releases and during the school holidays, especially at Christmas and in the summer, they show more films for children.Read More
Local artist and curator of the Art Gallery at The Ritz-Carlton, Chris Christian, runs Cayman Traditional Arts which offers a school Heritage Arts Programme for children. Students learn about Caymanian traditions such as making cassava cake, twisting thatch rope and exploring Cayman’s seafaring heritage. For more information call (345) 926 0119 or visit www.facebook.com/www.artcayman.net.
The Mission House also hosts traditional craft and cultural classes and workshops. For more information visit www.facebook.com/missionhousecayman.
Girl Guides Association
Girlguiding Cayman Islands gives girls (five years and up) and women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to the community.
Sections include: Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and Rangers (senior section). Members enjoy a variety of annual events including camps, sleepovers, leadership days and pack holidays.
The National Trust
The National Trust is a conservation-focused, non-profit organisation offers programmes for kids on topics such as coral reefs, Blue Iguanas, traditional Caymanian homes and much more. The Trust also offers a family programme called Families in the Wild, which is aimed at getting families to enjoy the great outdoors together. For further information on the National Trust refer to our section on Cultural & Educational Programmes, visit www.nationaltrust.org.ky or call (345) 749 1121.
The Scouts Association is a non-formal educational programme which encourages the development of boys through enjoyable, outdoorsy activities. From the Beaver-Scout programme (6-8 years) to the Venture Scout unit (16-19 years) boys will have fun, make friends and enjoy themselves while developing vital skills and earning badges. There are at least 300 local members promoting exploration and the development of leadership skills through fun activities. For information call (345) 949 1515 or email: email@example.com or pay them a visit at the new Scout Headquarters on 34 Middle Road, George Town.
The Scouts Association is only for boys. For a similar experience, girls may join the Girl Guiding Association.
Storytelling & Singalong
Children love being read aloud to, and the stories can help to develop their imaginations as well as teach them values. Story-time is a gentle introduction to learning to sit still and listen and to be around other children.
On Sundays at 10.30am, Miss Izzy offers a singalong storytime at Books & Books in Camana Bay for kids up to age five. Donations of CI$5 are gratefully received but not mandatory. On Fridays, she also hosts an inclusive singalong at 3.15pm at Chatterbox for CI$12 per child.
There is also a free story time at the George Town and West Bay Public Libraries every Saturday at 10.30am for kids aged 0-5 years old. All friends and family are welcome to come and enjoy the Pink Ladies Volunteer Corps storytelling, and children may join the library free of charge!