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Best things to do in Aruba with kids - Top rated activities

Going on holiday is the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with the family. You can make time for each other without any distractions.

If you do plan on visiting Aruba with kids, it’s good to know what kind of activities you can do around here. Luckily, there are a lot of things to do in Aruba with kids! Whether your child is very young or almost grown up, there are plenty of Aruba kids activities. I’ve put down some of my favourites below.


Aruba with kids: Enjoy the beaches

Aruba is home to the most beautiful beaches of the Caribbean, so you can explore all of them with your family. Some beaches are quiet and have very calm waves, such as Baby Beach. This beach is highly recommended for young families. If your children are still young, this could be the ideal place for an afternoon nap. When the kids wake up, they can immediately play in the white sand! Other beaches are livelier and more suitable for families with older children. For example, Palm Beach is a great swimming and watersports destination. After sunset the Palm Beach area just off the beach comes to life as buzzing clubs and casinos in Aruba offer an upbeat nightlife. No matter which one you visit, going to the beach is always a nice thing to do in Aruba with kids.


Water sports and water activities for kids

What about practicing some water sports? Aruba has a lot to offer when it comes to diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing, windsurfing, and more. You can try the different water sports yourself, take lessons, or go on a tour to learn more about the different types of Aruba kids activities.


What to do in Aruba with kids? Go see some animals

Is your child a true animal lover? Noted. These are the best things to do in Aruba with kids who love animals:


  • Butterfly Farm

Step into a tropical garden teeming with butterflies, the world's most colorful creatures. The Butterfly Farm is a guaranteed hit for kids of all ages.


  • Donkey Sanctuary

At this place, donkeys can live out their lives in a protected environment. The donkeys are very friendly, so you can give them a hug if you want. Go visit the Donkey Sanctuary by yourself or go on tour.


  • Philips Animal Garden

Another nice thing to do in Aruba with kids will be meeting different exotic animals! After years of saving and adopting abused and abandoned animals, the Philips Animal Garden is now a shelter and rehabilitation center which you can visit. You are invited to see and even feed some of the animals.

The Philip's Animal Garden in Aruba is for young and old.


  • Ostrich Farm

Visit the largest prehistoric-like birds in the world, right here in Aruba. Learn more about these fascinating animals and meet them in person at the Ostrich Farm!


Aruba kids activities: Sightseeing & tours

Aruba may be a small island, but there is a lot to see and do around here. That’s why doing some sightseeing and tours definitely make good Aruba kids activities. Go on a jeep tour for example and discover the beautiful and different landscapes Aruba has to offer. Explore the hills, the desserts, and nature of Our Happy Island. Or drive yourself around on a squad!


Shopping in Aruba with kids

Last but certainly not least: Go shopping in Aruba with the kids. Aruba is a true shopping paradise whether you want to buy souvenirs, toys, clothes, or something else. We have something for any kind of shopper. Explore the shopping fun in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba. Walk around in the big malls or make a visit to the small boutiques. If you’re doubting what to do in Aruba with kids, then shopping is always a good idea. 


Deals and offers on things to do in Aruba with kids

Whatever you decide to do when you’re on holiday in Aruba with kids, make sure you take a look at our special deals and offers before booking anything. You can find discounts on things to do in Aruba with kids, but also on lodging and dinner. This way, you always pay the best price for your Aruba holiday with kids.

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