Things to do in Goa with kids, Family Vacation in Goa, Watersports in Goa
Goa has always been thought of as a destination for bachelor’s partying or a romantic getaway for couples. But there is so much more to Goa, especially when it comes to family vacations and the things do in Goa with kids. The rich Portugal history, watersports, beautiful beaches, treks, and national parks can act as a building block for your kids. It can be educational and also an adventure to help them to know more about the world and reach their potential.
So here is the list of top 11 things to do in Goa with kids
1. Watersports in Goa
Be it the adults or kids, everyone loves to explore the beach to play in the wild tides, chase them and make sandcastles. Apart from this, you can enjoy many watersports in Goa. The best watersports include parasailing, jet-skiing, banana ride, kayaking, windsurfing, etc. Top spots where you can do watersports are Baga beach, Calangute beach, and Colva beach. You can book watersports packages online or at the beach itself. Watersports are not available during monsoons for safety reasons.
2. Dolphin spotting in Goa
Watching dolphins can be a fun thing for kids to do in Goa. You can spot Indo Pacific Humpback Dolphins and finless Tortoise. If you have time you can also go for a crocodile spotting tour near Fort Aguada.
The Dolphin spotting tour mostly starts from Candolim beach. You can spot many dolphins flying around in the Arabian sea. You can book online dolphin spotting tours for hassle-free service.
3. Splashdown waterpark Goa
Splashdown waterpark is a good place to spend a day with your family and enjoy various water rides and play in the swimming pool. Rest assured the water is clean and there have been no reports of allergy or any sickness.
The rides like twister, tornadoes will definitely give you an adrenaline rush. The ticket price starts at Rs 350. Online booking can be done here.
4. Snow park Goa
If your kids want to see snow, enjoy the cold weather and make a snowman, this is the place to be. It is located in Baga. There are many attractions like ice igloo, ice slides, ice sculpture, DJ Dancing in real snow, sledging car, snow volleyball and loads more.
The ticket price is Rs 500. You can rent clothes for playing in the snow there itself. You can buy online tickets here.
5. Spend some time at the spice plantations
6. Dudhsagar falls tour
Dudhsagar falls is a beautiful waterfall in Goa. It is a must-visit place. It is generally closed in monsoons. To reach there itself is an adventure. You have to book a jeep to reach the waterfall.
Many tour operators provide packages for going there. It costs around Rs 1500 per person. You can also book it online here.
7. Go Karting in Goa
Go Karting is a fun experience. Kids of all ages absolutely love it. It is located near Arpora in North Goa. All the taxi operators know about this place. It is closed on Mondays and the timing is from 4 pm to 10 pm.
8. Exploring Fort Aguada
Fort Aguada is one of the popular destinations in Goa. It is one of the oldest Portuguese forts located near the Sinquerim beach. You can read about in Wikipedia and tell its history to your kids. Kids do love a good story, don’t they!!!
9. Visit the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary
This sanctuary is located nearly 50 km away from Panaji. It is open every day from 9 am to 6 pm. You can see many wild mammals like black panthers, deers, boars, etc. You can do tours and enjoy the wild jungles of Goa.
10. Goa’s Ark
Goa’s Ark is a petting zoo located in Anjuna. It is an ideal place for kids. They can play in the park and it’s absolutely free. The food is also good. You can read the reviews about the place on Trip Advisor.
11. Climb up to the Chapora fort
If your kids watch movies they must have seen the movie Dil Chata hai and the iconic scene of this movie was filmed here. You can either climb up to the fort from Vagator beach, which will be a difficult hike though or else you can drive up to the parking of Chapora Fort and reach within 10 mins of the climb.
The fort is nearly ruined but it still has its charm. You should watch the amazing sunset from here. It is very lovely.
I hope you found the above information useful and help you plan your visit to goa. Feel free to reach out in case you want to know anything else.