Looking for a fun-filled beach holiday for the family? Here is a list of five ways to occupy children of all ages when on holiday in Hammamet.
Known for its fantastic climate, on the coast of Northern Africa, Hammamet is a popular destination for families. A haven for children of all ages, there will never be a shortage of things to keep the kids entertained. The whole family will leave with memories lasting long after the holiday is over. Whether you like to spend time on the beach, enjoy water sports, see native animals, or even swim with dolphins, this coastal part of Tunisia has something for everyone.
1. Fun day at the Beach
While you shelter under the thatched parasol above your sunbed, the kids will be able to entertain themselves for hours on the stunning white sandy Mediterranean beaches. If the sea is not for you, then there is a delightful swimming pool at the beachfront Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet. At the beach, large grassy mounds, which are actually sea weed, often entertain children for hours and are great to throw around. You will never be far away from water sports activities. Hire pedal boats, snorkelling and scuba diving gear, as well as water skies and windsurfing equipment for the more daring. For an unforgettable experience why not go for a camel ride along the beach? Shops, restaurants and cafes are never far from the vicinity of the beaches either.
2. Friguia Park
Friguia is the only animal park of its kind in North Africa. This is the perfect place to amaze your children with the sight of some incredible species they might not see again. In total, there are over 400 resident animals and 60 species and the park has animals from every continent. Kids will be amazed as they walk above the big cat enclosure, home to the lions and cheetahs, or gaze all the way up to the sky towards the giraffes. Look out for African theme nights with Zulu dancers and musicians, the perfect event for all the family.
3. Swimming with Dolphins
Imagine how excited your children would be if they could have a chance to swim with dolphins. At Friguia Park this can become a reality. After the captivating dolphin show you can get up close and personal in the water with these curious and fun-loving creatures, leaving the kids with a magical memory. Make sure you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
4. Splash Around Aqualand
Yasmine Beach Resort is an area just outside Hammamet and the home of Aqualand. With 400 square metres of water slides and pools, this is the perfect family outing. The park is designed for all ages, from toddlers to late teens. Plunge into the wave pools and battle the currents, slide at speed down the winding flumes, or splash around in the leisure pools. Or why not take on the family, in a four-lane race down the multi slider in inflatable doughnuts? Parents of younger kids can sit back and relax in the specially designed toddler area and Carthage Towers. You’ll definitely leave the park with a smile after a day in the water.
5. Explore history
Remember when you were young and had to spend time on family holidays exploring cultural sights? At the time you perhaps did not see the relevance, but as you grow up you can appreciate those memories and say ‘been there, done that’. Hammamet is full of cultural delights, such as the winter residence of George Sebastian Villa, and the Great Mosque, the religious centre of the city. Make sure to walk by as the sun sets to see the illuminations against the backdrop of the mosque.
No matter what activities you choose for your family, you will not be disappointed. Hammamet really does have something for all ages, and is waiting to be explored. There are many things to do and new experiences to have whilst visiting this Tunisian gem.
What are your kids’ favourite activities when on holiday?