Enjoy Goa With Your Children

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Goa is a special place for Content Writer, Sheryl Gonsalves, with its picturesque beaches, gorgeous sunsets, rich heritage, and delicious food.

Let’s face it… It is sometimes hard to keep children entertained during a vacation. But don’t worry, we got a list of activities which both you and your child can enjoy. 


Those who want a different exhilarating experience can visit the Go- Karting track at Arpora. To participate, your kids have to have a minimum height of 5 feet, 2 inches. The track is approximately 340 metres long and has some challenging areas like U-turns and narrow roads to add to the fun. The cost is Rs. 350 for 10 laps. 


Children can pretend that they were part of those historic days at various forts like Fort Aguada, Chapora Fort, Reis Magos Fort, and Cabo de Rama fort. You and your young ones can enjoy beautiful sunsets at these places as well. Click here to read more on Verna Caves.

Dolphin/ Crocodile tours

Watch dolphins swim and jump or see mighty crocodiles in their natural habitats. These tours to thrill the kids can even be booked online. 


Paintball is a fun game where you can shoot targets or your friends/ family with paint! Here are some of the places in Goa:

PUBG paintball battlefield (Anjuna) – Children who are more than 12 years old can engage in an actual paintball fight with other people. Those below 12 can shoot targets.  

Paintball Battlefield (Baga) – Only those above 18 years are allowed to play.

Mislim Goa Paintball (Nuvem) – Children below 13 years can shoot targets. Those above 13 can participate in the paintball battle with opposing teams. 

Atlantis Watersports Paintball- Children above 10 years can take part in the colourful battles.  


If you want a break from all the touring, your whole family can do a little shopping at Caculo Mall or Mall de Goa. These places provide fun activities for children. They may also enjoy visiting local markets like the Mapusa Friday Market, Anjuna Flea Market (every Wednesday), and the Arpora Saturday Night market where all of you can get food, trinkets, and other goodies.  Read more about shopping in Goa here


If you’re searching for kid-friendly beaches, I would suggest Palolem, Cavelossim, Morjim, and Ashvem. They have a more relaxed vibe. The waves of Morjim and Ashvem are gentle in comparison with the famous Calangute and Baga beaches. Read more about beaches here

Your child should be at least 12 years old to go for certain watersports. Watersports take place at beaches like Majorda, Vagator, Colva, Calangute, and Anjuna. 

Snow Park Goa

Beat the summer heat with your whole family here by having a snow fight, sliding on ice, and getting your pictures taken with various icy exhibits. 


It is no secret that Goa is full of greenery with many places to have a family picnic, play some outdoor games, or go for an evening stroll. 

Goa’s capital city, Panaji, has a couple of parks. A popular one is the Bhagwan Mahaveer Bal Vihar Park which has well-maintained lawns, tall trees, view of the Mandovi River, and a peaceful atmosphere. It has slides and swings to play on along with plenty of places to sit. A restaurant and food court are inside the park itself. Other pleasant nearby parks are the Jogger’s Park, Caranzalem Children’s Park, Campal Gardens, Art Park, and Candolim Park


Thrills and memories – The Splashdown waterpark is a family-friendly place where both parents and children can enjoy. They have plenty of slides for toddlers and kids and other thrilling rides like the Boomerang where you zoom 30 feet front and back, Awesome 3some (slide down at full speed next to your friends), Zoom Flume,  Tornado, and more. 

Another water park is Froggyland, located in South Goa. Kids can enjoy the slides made for them along with the mushroom dome, lily pads, and a tumbling bucket. The other attractions are adult slides, water polo, beach volleyball, wave pool, lazy river, and boating. One of the most talked-about activities at Froggyland is the rain dance.

Wildlife Sanctuaries

A popular tourist destination is the Bondla Wildlife sanctuary which is in Ponda. Beautiful animals can be viewed here such as crocodiles, tigers, leopards, snakes, a sloth bear, and more. There is plenty of flora and fauna as well. 


Kids usually love seeing nature and different animals. Goa is a great place to catch a glimpse of various creatures, especially at wildlife sanctuaries. Some of the popular ones are the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Salim Ali bird sanctuary.

Museums may not be the most exciting place for kids. However, there are a few that could pique their interest. The Goa Science Centre and Planetarium is one of the top choices. It is filled with interactive experiments and exhibits which children will enjoy. The Museum of Goa (MOG) is filled with interesting artworks. Youngsters who fancy vehicles can visit the Naval Aviation Museum or Ashvek Vintage World. 

Mystery Rooms

Mystery Rooms gives people a chance to experience what it’s like to be a detective in real life. You and your children can participate as a team.  You all will have to find clues around the place, solve puzzles, discover useful items, use logic, and come up with solutions until you find a way to escape.

Sharvraj Eco-farm

This place has it all – a waterpark and an adventure/ amusement park.

The adventurous can try out their Burma bridge, climbing net, log swinging bridge, catwalk net,  rope net crossing, sliding net, tyre climbing, and rock climbing. Their water park has a family slide, spiral slide, multilane slide, baby pool, and a man-made waterfall. Another attraction of SharvRaj Eco-farm are thrill rides like sky cycling and zip lining. 

These places are just the cherry on top for youngsters. There is a lot more that Goa has to offer for them. Travel with your children, explore, and show them the wonders of this world. 

(Note: Due to Covid- 19 some of these places may be temporarily closed.)

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Goa is a special place for Content Writer, Sheryl Gonsalves, with its picturesque beaches, gorgeous sunsets, rich heritage, and delicious food.

Author: Sheryl
Goa is a special place for Content Writer, Sheryl Gonsalves, with its picturesque beaches, gorgeous sunsets, rich heritage, and delicious food.


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