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Family holidays with children in Suriname - attractions and entertainment

Court house Small Suriname cannot boast as much entertainment for tourists with children as neighboring countries. However, if you look closely enough, here you can find treasures hidden from the eyes. Villa Zapakara Children's Museum in Paramaribo is a wonderful place with the atmosphere of India where children can give freedom to their imagination. Here there are fascinating lectures about Indian culture, children are invited to create pictures from colored sand, do pottery, dance, sing and decorate their hands with henna, and watch movies in a cinema.
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Suriname is good for unobtrusive inculcating love for nature, which is beautiful and leaves no one indifferent, arousing interest and desire to delve deeper into the secrets of dense jungle and cool waterfalls. Lake Bigi Pan can be found near the town of Nieuw-Nickerie, which is three hours drive from Paramaribo. This wonderful place is suitable not only for recreation and walks by the water sparkling in the sun but also for bird watching. There are more than 120 species, including flamingos, ospreys, kingfishers, and herons. In some places, fish jumps out of the water. And if you're lucky enough, you can see a real caiman during a boat tour on the lake.
The wide Commewijne River flows in the north of Suriname. Palm trees grow on its banks where turtles lay eggs, white herons are looking for food off the coast, and curious dolphins frolic in the water. They can be observed from a boat or on the shore, walking among the greenery. It's difficult to see dolphins under the water because of its turbidity, but they often show up on the surface and jump high. The proximity to the dolphins in their natural habitat will inevitably enrapture kids. By the Commewijne River, it is nice to observe how the water beautifully plays colors of the sunset. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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In the center of Paramaribo, families with children should definitely visit a cool palm garden where smart Capuchin monkeys live. In this well-kept oasis where you can breathe freshly and easily even during the exhausting heat, there are places to rest after a walk: benches and gazebos, and children can safely frolic on paths and between slender palms. Both adults and children would be happy to repeat this refreshing walk among tall palm trees with watching monkeys and colorful exotic birds again.
In the heat, it is good to walk in Peperpot Nature Park near the capital where you can also visit the former coffee plantation presently overgrown with jungle. The park serves as home to squirrel monkeys and iguanas, while for locals and tourists, it is a convenient place to observe various birds living here in large numbers. Going to Peperpot, be sure to use insect repellents to prevent mosquitoes from spoiling the impression of the walk. The most patient visitors can see tapirs and gracefully fluttering big blue morpho butterflies.
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To acquaint kids with the history, you can take them to any of the museums in Suriname, each of which tells the history of the country in its own way: through traditional costumes, art, photos, and video, household items, archaeological finds and even chains that shackled slaves. It would be a good idea to take children to a synagogue and a mosque standing on one street in order to teach them tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and world views. But it's still better to start an educational journey from a historic place in the heart of Paramaribo known as Independence Square, part of the city reminding us of the year 1975. This place is a symbol of Suriname’s independence from the Dutch.
After a long day of exploring museums, parks, forests, and squares, it is time to have something to eat. At the heart of the capital, near the river, there is "Bodega & Grill De Waag" Restaurant featuring an elegant interior. It serves simple food like french fries, soups, salads, and sandwiches - just what kids need to satisfy hunger. You can also visit "Martin's House of Indian Food", a quiet and cozy restaurant serving authentic Indian cuisine where chefs of Indian descent prepare dishes. Many dishes are quite spicy, so it's worth to ask not to add spices to the children's order.
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