Family Fun for Tiny Tots in Paphos, Cyprus
Author: Lynda Burke
The demands of younger children are usually relatively simple once on holiday. They look forward to the beach with much excitement, where they can swim, play ballgames or build sandcastles. No Barbie dolls or Tonka trucks needed here, but as with every child today, their curiosity for a new environment will be boundless and they will want to be amused and test their skills at new activities once you start showing them life outside their exciting Paphos holiday accommodation.
I found some group activities that would appeal to all the family without breaking the budget.
A fabulous display of colourful fish from different parts of the globe housed in a re-creation of their natural environment. A perfect outing for the family and a little respite from the hot sun when everyone has sampled a little too much, too quickly. There is an excellent restaurant and a small gift shop within the complex.
ITHAKI AMUSEMENT PARK AND MINI GOLF
This is a fun, inexpensive place for the whole family. Challenge each other to a game of mini golf or let off steam on the bumper cars. For the smaller kiddlywinks in the group there is a play area with swings and a slide and everyone can enjoy a cool drink in the bar on site.
SNAKE GEORGE'S REPTILE PARK
A small establishment run by Snake George, who is often called upon by members of the Paphos public to remove unwanted visitors from their houses or gardens. He has a fascinating display of snakes and lizards and is more than happy to show you around and tell you a few tails. The meager entrance fee is for the upkeep of the reptiles only and all kids will love the hands on experience at the end when, if you are one of the lucky ones, you may get to hold a small friendly snake.
The waterpark offers a wide and varied selection of rides for children of all ages. Lots of excitement and don't forget your swimmers. For younger children they have a kiddie's pool, a pirate ship, a spraying elephant and much more. This is definitely an all day trip for the entire family. Plenty to do for everyone with relaxations areas and food outlets.
PAFOS BIRD PARK
Although there is a very large selection of birds to see, including exotic parrots, toucans, eagles and owls you will also come face to face with deer, raccoons, giant tortoises and wait for it - GIRAFFES in Cyprus! Committed to breeding and conservation, the park offers a friendly environment with a children's petting zoo, where they will meet kid goats and rabbits. The parrot show is sensational and not to be missed.
About the author
Lynda Burke owns and operates the website http://www.rent-a-villa-in-paphos.com and now lives and works in Paphos, Cyprus.
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