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10 Fun Picks for a Family Outing this Week

Dec 1

Of Hills and Churches

The heritage walking tour includes a stroll down the narrow, interesting allies and bylanes of Panjim’s Latin Quarter. The easy pace and the rich socio cultural vignettes make for a rich memory. At St. Sebastian Chapel, Fontainhas
@ 8 am to 10 am
Dec 2

Breakfast with Butterflies

A fun event for the entire family. Spot butterflies from the petite size of one rupee coins to A4 sized monsters.
At Butterfly park, Rajnagar, Pisgal Priol, Ponda
@ 9.30 am to 12.30 pm
Splashdown Waterpark

Feeling the heat? Drive down to the water park at Anjuna. Swim in the 5 pools, enjoy the slides flumes and indulge in other interesting water games.
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Goa Science Centre & Planetarium

Science can be fun. So are planets and stars which glimmer in the dome above you. The Goa Science centre at Miramar has a mini planetarium and exhibits cool science games for your child to tinker with. And it’s open on Sunday.
Miramar, Panjim
@ 10 am to 6 pm
Dolphin Sighting Trip

Set off on a mini adventure. A four to five hour trip to see dolphins in the Arabian sea off Baga-Candolim. An average trip like this comes with a BBQ, free beers and soft drinks. Don’t pay if you don’t see any dolphins.
For reservations call: 9822182814/6520190 or Email:
Sahakari Spice Farm

Folk dances, elephant rides, art of climbing tall betel-nut palms. Indulge in all this in natural spice farm environment. Lunch comes in earthen pots and if you get lucky you can bathe the ‘in-house’ elephant too.
At Ponda Belgaum highway, Curti
For reservation call: 2312394 or Email:

Casa Araujo Alvares

Goa’s first automated sound and light museum. The backdrop of a 250-year-old mansion is simply grand and so are the artefacts in it.
At Loutolim
@ 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
Jet Skis

Zip across the surf on water scooters, which can be easily rented on the popular beaches.
Baga Beach, Goa

Scuba dive

Swum enough on your family picnic. Now dive underwater and discover underwater delights. Grab your diving suit.
O’ Pescador Resort, Dona Paula, Panjim
River Cruise

Food, drink and be merry on one of the many river cruise boats along the Mandovi, one of the most popular forms of recreation in the evenings if you are in Panjim.