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 comprehensive 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 makes them feel 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 tearoom where they offer traditional cream tea and freshly made scones, quiche, soups and tea sandwiches. Open seven days a week. Reservations are recommended. Call (345) 945 1701 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Anchor & Den, located at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort, offers an Alice in Wonderland inspired Mad Tea Party every Saturday afternoon for groups of 10 or more. 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: email@example.com or visit www.pedrostjames.ky.
Budding Chef Cooking Classes
Bon Vivant runs regular after-school and weekend classes 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.bonvivant.ky.
Cadets learn life skills, 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 ages 12-17 years. For more information contact (345) 946 9810, email: email@example.com, visit www.cicadetcorps.ky or visit their Facebook page.
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The Mission House hosts traditional craft and cultural classes and workshops. For more information visit www.facebook.com/missionhousecayman.
The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) has developed an online resource called Creative Kids which helps users learn about Cayman’s heritage and its modern-day culture through entertaining activities. The cultural activity packs are designed to be fun and educational for students of any age, and educators, students and parents alike can adapt the materials to the relevant age group. Visit www.artscayman.org/creative-kids. The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) also offer the ‘Mind’s Eye’ tour of the South Sound home of the late Ms. Lassie Bush, Cayman’s acclaimed intuitive artist. During the tour, students will learn valuable lessons about what inspired the artist and her work, traditional Caymanian architecture, Caymanian shipbuilding in the community, and pivotal moments in Cayman Islands’ history. Mind’s Eye tours are by appointment only. For more information, call (345) 949 5477, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.artscayman.org.
The National Trust
This conservation-focused non-profit organisation offers programmes for kids on topics such as coral reefs, Blue Iguanas, traditional Caymanian homes and much more. The National Trust also offers a family programme called ‘Families in the Wild’, which is aimed at creating opportunities for families to enjoy the great outdoors together.
Scouts & Girlguiding
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. Visit www.facebook.com/girlguidingcaymanislands or www.girlguiding.ky or email: email@example.com for more information.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or pay them a visit at the new Scout Headquarters on 34 Middle Road, George Town.
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 more importantly, to be around other children.
There is 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!