Cyprus

Beaches

Kids love the beach and some of the best regions for babies and toddlers include Pafos & the West Coast with its beaches and water based activities. Another good option is  Lemesos  and the South coast. The city beaches in Lemesos offer shallow waters and plenty of activities. In Larnaca  and other resorts on the East Coast, older kids will really enjoy the underwater activities, plus sandy beaches, sea caves, camel rides and a fascinating museum on the sea. There are also Fairy-tale castles, deserted beaches, nature strolls and the fascinating Kyrenia shipwreck in the town’s main museum should blow their little socks off. Famagusta (Mağusa) & the Karpas (Kırpaşa) Peninsula offers the medieval walled city of Famagusta. On the peninsula, you can visit endless beaches, enjoy a cycling trip, visit an eco village and see turtles in the wild.

The Shipwreck Museum

There are plenty of activities in Cyprus that will keep toddlers entertained including a visit to the Shipwreck Museum (Kyrenia) The real-life shipwreck here dates back some 2300 years and is sure to fascinate little ones.

The Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum (Larnaca) is also great for kids, with a good playground and peacocks, pelicans and macaws, plus loads of creepy crawlies.

St Hilarion Castle

St Hilarion Castle (Northern Coast) is the place where Walt Disney apparently drew inspiration from this castle for Snow White Other great options include Parko Paliatso (Ayia Napa); a traditional funfair with plenty of head-spinning rides.

Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Lemesos Mini Zoo; a recently renovated small zoo with a large aviary; Pafos Zoo, a fabulous zoo and bird park. and Mazotos Camel Park (Mazotos, Larnaca) where you can ride on camels, then freshen up in the swimming pool.

Water Parks

Water parks are another great option for a day out with babies and toddlers. Some of the best parks include Water World (Ayia Napa) which has some huge slides (parents will need to take turns). Octopus Aqua Park (Kyrenia) is another great place to cool down on those dusty hot summer days with plenty of rides suitable for all ages. Fasouri Watermania (Fasouri, Lemesos) is a great waterpark for toddlers with paddling pools for tots and kamikaze slides for teens.



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