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Family trip to Djerba Island with children. Ideas on where to go with your child

Djerba Every child would find out something new and extraordinarily interesting on Djerba Island. For instance, your children and you can go on a journey on a «pirate ship» with your own privateer crew to the adjacent Flamingo Island. The pirate flotilla leaves at 9am from the Houmt Souk dock. By the way, it’s better to buy tickets in advance. However, you can take a chance and just come tight to the dock and try to agree on a good discount. But it’s worth trying only if there are still some tickets left. So, you’ll have a half-an-hour-sailing and then there will be a stop at the magnificent secluded beach. And you’ll actually have an opportunity to see real flamingos. You’ll have a couple of hours for water entertainments and then you’ll have a lunch (included into the tour price) and then on your way back «pirates» will make you some tea and tell fascinating stories about real Tunisian privateers.
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In case if your child tends to always do different activities during a day, then you should go to Djerba Explore Park – the local «all in one» kind of park. You can walk around the Djerba Lagoon where your children can see true pink flamingos, take a picture against the old Ras Taguerness Lighthouse, or even simply swim. Concerning the park itself, kids can taste various teas in traditional Tea Rooms, take a look at how locals weaving carpets and colouring ceramics in national colours as well as to learn lots of interesting facts about locals’ everyday lives. Moreover, you can also take a walk around a traditional Tunisian village enjoying its narrow streets and small houses.
In addition, children can see a great diversity of the local architecture of different centuries right in the park, too, as well as the interior of original buildings of the past years. What is more, there is the Lalla Hadria Museum there where you together with kids would see household items, pieces of art, and local traditional costumes. And, as children have become satisfied with all those new exciting things they would learn, then it’s time for going to crocodile farm (only one of its kind in Tunisia). A crazy amount of crocodiles of many kinds live there. They were brought here from Madagascar, and they’ve greatly increased their population here by now and presently they just absolutely enjoy their lives. So, if your kids are fond of such animals, then there is an opportunity to try feeding them (the activity takes place in the evenings just about sunsets). Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Kids would probably become highly thrilled about the island’s culture, in that case, you could have a nice day in Guellala – the local centre of pottery. Kids can either just watch how professionals do it or even try themselves to create a plate or a pitcher. Besides, there is the Ethnographic Museum on the hill (with a wonderful view, by the way) where traditional costumes, weapons, tools, and musical instruments of Djerba inhabitants are presented.
Djerba You can also visit the Regional Museum near Borj EL Kebir where you’ll be told about the most peculiar historical periods of the island. In addition, kids would probably be especially interested in the ancient castle itself. It was built in the 13th century and rebuilt in the 16th one. It looks really severe and its whole look reminds of the times of brave warriors. Kids who are keen on everything unusual would like to go to the ancient El Ghriba Synagogue (more than 2,5 thousand years old).
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Houmt Souk – the capital – is a quite gorgeous eastern city like from cartoons with a number of beautiful mosques. If your children saw Star Wars, then you should visit Ajim. It’s not just a traditional local village but the place where there are still original decorations for the world-famous cinematic saga’s first episode. Among other things, there is a gentle descent while going deeper into the water, so you can swim there even with babies without any worries.
Furthermore, if your kid is already three-years-old, then he or she can try snorkelling; eight-years-olds can already have diving lessons after which they will get a divers' license and will be allowed to dive in not too deep depths. Above all these, children and you can do such activities as hiking, riding bicycles, night-time fishing in the open sea, water skies, beach football, horse and camel riding on Djerba Island. All in all, you one hundred percent sure won’t get bored here.
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