5 ways to spend a family holiday in Hammamet, Tunisia

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 is never a shortage of things to keep the kids entertained and 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. So if you are looking for a fun-filled beach holiday for the family check out this list of five ways to occupy children of all ages when on holiday in Hammamet.

1. Spend a 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, snorkeling 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. 

Radisson Blu Resort & Thalasso, Hammamet - Swimming pool

2. Visit 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 wow-ed 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. The aim of the park is to promote and preserve the animal species by favoring the development of those that are the most endangered. In collaboration with the Zoological Garden of Paris and the Tunisian Forestry Commission, Friguia Park works hard to repopulate decimated animal species in order to reintroduce them into their natural habitat. You can easily access the park by car with a 30 minute ride or choose to travel with the city's pubic transport and arrive at the Parc Friguia train station.

Flamingo enclosure - Friguia Park Hammamet

3. Swim 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!

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4. Splash Around at Carthage Land

This is the one stop shop for all fast paced water slides and attractions. An ideal place for fun and relaxation, Carthage Land Yasmine Hammamet awaits for a day of adventure under the sun with water slides in the beautiful setting of Tunisia. With an average audience of 800 visitors per day, it offers a variety of attractions catered to meet the expectations of Tunisians and tourists alike. The park consists of 5 main attractions, each with its own level of thrill and intensity. Young children can splash around in the Kids Pool with an aquatic playground equipped with a tubular slide, while the older ones (and parents too) can head to the Body Slider and descend down the fast paced 11m high water slide. Whichever ride you choose to go to, take the plunge and join your family out on the thrilling waves!

5. Explore some history

Hammamet is full of cultural delights, such as the winter residence of George Sebastian Villa, and the Great Mosque, the religious center of the city. Make sure to walk by as the sun sets to see the illuminated sky against the backdrop of the mosque. Be sure to take a day trip to the ancient city of Monastir, just an hour and 30 minutes drive away. Located on the central coast of Tunisia, it was once a bustling fishing port, but today is a major tourist hub with many flocking to see the Ribat of Monastir. This towering defense structure is the oldest ribat to have been built  Arab conquerors during the Muslim conquest of the Maghreb, and with that, the most prominent monument in Monastir. 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.

Ribat of Monastir in Tunisia, near Hammamet

Explore the diversity of Hammamet with family when you book your stay with Radisson Blu!

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