Family holidays in Corfu: 5+1 essential activities

Paleokastritsa at sunset in Corfu Greece

Paleokastritsa at sunset in Corfu Greece

To a large number of people, the mention of Corfu brings to mind the excess and partying of Kavos and the surrounding resorts. However, if you decide to have family holidays in Corfu you shall be well rewarded with some of the best vacations you could ask for. Say that you have booked for holidays to Corfu, what next? In this guide we present you some of the best activities to follow and make this occasion a memory to cherish by the whole family.

Watersports

Being home to stunning beaches and warm, friendly waters, Corfu is a great place for watersports. From snorkeling to banana boats and jet ski rentals, the organised beaches of Corfu have it all. Book a diving tour and explore the rich underwater landscape around the island or hop on the banana boat and enjoy the bumpy ride before taking a swim. The activities on offer are well varied and as such will most likely cover young and older children alike.

Waterparks

Enter the family favourite attraction, the waterpark! If you ever get tired of hopping in the sea for a swim, why not try Corfu’s waterparks. Aqualand is the main and biggest waterpark on the island, with its rides and pools accommodating anyone up for a splash and definitely makes for a full day of fun under the Ionian sun. The smaller Sidari Waterpark is hosted in a hotel and as such its options are more limited but nonetheless exciting!

Corfu old town

Take a leisurely stroll through the UNESCO world heritage endorsed old town and explore the Venetian and British influence on the island. Make your holidays in Corfu special by visiting the fortresses and learning more about this picturesque and vibrant place while taking in some of the best views the island has to offer.

Donkey Rescue

Get in touch with the animals and help your children in learning more whilst having a great time for the whole family. The native donkeys, dogs and cats are catered for well in the island’s Donkey Rescue Centre and if you pay a visit rest assured that the friendly staff and happy animals will welcome you in their own unique way. Brush and stroke the donkeys while enjoying the laid back environment and let your children and yourself familiarize with Greek nature while providing your family holidays in Corfu with a little extra something to remember.

Mouse Island

The mouse island, owing its name to its small size and mouse-like shape, is a definite must-see during our holidays in Corfu. Home to a small monastery and souvenir shop, this postcard perfect island is located a short boat ride from Kanoni which is well worth it due to its unique views. Take your time and bask in its idyllic setting before you take pictures as this is a place best enjoyed in person.

Corfu Aquarium

A small but well organised aquarium, this place is great to visit if you want to learn about some of the species of sea life native to the island. The helpful guides know plenty about the fish and sea creatures on display and the end of the exhibition is devoted to reptiles which you can handle if you so wish. In all a very interesting experience for the whole family.

 

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  1. 08/02/2016 / 2:13 pm

    I have always wanted to go to Corfu, it looks amazing. One day, maybe we will get there. Holidays for us have to be quite simple and easy because Matthew doesn’t cope with a lot of activities or busy stuff but one day I hope he will manage things better. This is a very helpful post for those considering Corfu though.

  2. 08/02/2016 / 1:12 pm

    I have not been abroad for about 18 years. Having 4 children makes it expensive. Now 2 have left home we are going to start going again 🙂 I love Corfu .. Great post Victoria 🙂 It looks amazing here ..

    • Victoria
      08/02/2016 / 1:47 pm

      You are not joking there! So glad to hear you can start going abroad again – and thanks Claire 🙂 x

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