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01 - 30 Apr

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Speightstown, Barbados

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

This is a Walking Tour of Barbados’ second largest town – Historic Speightstown.

Step into the past as you walk alongside historic churches, 17th century sugar warehouses and once grand homes of wealthy merchants. Come up close to well preserved Barbadian chattel houses and unique architecture.

Weekday tours start at 10:00 am on Mondays and Fridays, and lasts 2 hours.

Sunset tours are available on Saturdays and start at 4:00 pm.

Price: Bds $40

Round trip from your hotel/villa available.

For bookings and more information, call 236-0693, or visit https://www.facebook.com/HSEBarbados/

01 - 30 Apr

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Pelican Village, Harbour Rd., Bridgetown, St. Michael

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

4:00 pm - 12:00 am

The Barbados Tourism Marketing, Inc. (BTMI) is taking Fridays to another level with Festive Fridays.

Come down to the Bridgetown Night Market at Pelican Craft Centre every Friday for this ultimate weekend starter.

Bring out your family and friends and immerse yourself in this fun filled Bajan lime featuring tasty food, cocktails, live entertainment and shopping.

Attractions include:
Breadfruit Bowls
Food & Drink Specials
Cocktail Sampling
Succulent Jerk Pork and other Culinary Treats
Live Entertainment

There will also be a Riddim Route Street Parade at Trevor’s Way from 7pm to 10pm.

Admission: FREE!

Coco Hill Forest, Mt. Wilton, BarbadosCoco Hill Forest, Richmond Road, St. Joseph

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

9:00 am - 4:30 pm

Coco Hill Forest is located on Richmond Road, St. Joseph. This 53-acre rainforest overlooking the East Coast of Barbados consists of Bamboo groves, hundreds of Royal Palms and tree ferns. Coco Hill Forest is being used as part of an Agroforest project. The aim of the project is to help create food security through permaculture and organic farming. Growing in the rainforest are coconuts, bananas, coffee, cocoa and pineapples and numerous tropical fruit trees, herbs and spices.

Open daily from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. 

Entry fee: BDS $25 for a self-guided tour or walk.

Guided tours and hikes are done by appointment only.

For bookings, call 235-4926 or email cocohillforest@gmail.com

 

01 - 30 Apr

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Orchid World, Groves, St. George

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Orchid World and Tropical Flower Garden invites you to tour their beautifully enhanced garden.

– See thousands of beautiful orchids and other Caribbean plants in this self-guided tour.
– Enjoy ‘Garden Art’ along meandering pathways where you can catch a glimpse of beautiful hummingbirds.
– Stunning views of the countryside from an elevation of 810 ft.
– Visit the Gift Shop and pick up unique treasures.

Opening Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily

Call today at 433-0306.

01 - 30 Apr

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Harry Bayley Observatory, Observatory Road, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come and explore the night sky at the newly renovated Harry Bayley Observatory.

See the moon, planets, and deep sky objects as you’ve never experienced before through the largest telescope in the Eastern Caribbean.

Enjoy educational programmes and interactive sessions in the new multimedia auditorium.

Admission:
Adults Bds $20.00
Children under 13 y.o. Bds $10.00

Call 246-622-2000 or email bookings@hbo.bb

01 - 30 Apr

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The Artsplash Centre, Highway 7, Hastings, Bridgetown, Barbados

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

8:00 am - 2:00 pm

This is an arts and food market packed with local vendors.

Home Made!  Home Grown!  Home Created!

Veg, fruit, cakes and coffee, paintings and pottery, sausages, music and books, milk and eggs, pizzas and pastries.

There’s a bar and grill whose specialty is pulled pork!

Bring the children and let them have fun in Arty’s Play Park.

Open Every Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday from 8 am – 2pm

228-0776.

01 - 30 Apr

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St. Lawrence Gap (The Gap), Highway 7, Oistins, Barbados

01 Apr, 2020 To 30 Apr, 2020

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Lickrish Food Tours invites you to to eat like a Bajan and learn some great history? along the way on their St. Lawrence Dinner and Cocktail Tour.

Tours are available Thu and Sun, except on Bank Holidays.

Thirsty for a taste of St. Lawrence but don’t know where to start?

St. Lawrence Gap, a 1.3 km stretch of road in the parish of Christ Church, is famous for its fine restaurants, diverse accommodation and lively nightlife. ‘The Gap’, as it is commonly known, is a place where various cultures meet and merge. In other words, The Gap is where it’s at!

Experience this exquisite walking tour through the entertainment district of the south coast.! Enjoy delectable, locally inspired dishes by some of the best chefs on the island, whilst you sip on cocktails prepared by top Barbadian mixologists.

Tour highlights:
– A progressive dinner spread over 6 food and drink stops, including 3 sit-down restaurants, 1 Irish Pub, street cart and dessert stop. All food and drinks included.
– Experience the beauty of St. Lawrence and its energy in the evening as lights reflects off the bay.
– Enjoy delightful foods paired with cocktails and a craft beer tasting all in a festive atmosphere.
– Enhance your stay by knowing where to dine after your tour.?
– Absolutely great value!

Duration: 3 hours

Prices range from Bds $218 / USD $109 and up.

For more information and to Book a tour, visit https://www.lickrishfoodtours.com/ or call (246) 622-1886

01 - 29 Apr

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Speightstown, Barbados

01 Apr, 2020 To 29 Apr, 2020

 Wednesday nights is Soul in a Bowl. 

Come and enjoy soul food sharing platters for just Bds$50 person at Lobster Pot, Speightstown

Live music from Wesu Wallace

01 - 15 Apr

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Walled Garden Theatre, The Barbados Museum & Historical Society, The Garrison, St. Michael

01 Apr, 2020 To 15 Apr, 2020

The Barbados Museum & Historical Society is pleased to announce the start of the 2020 Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 11, 2020, under the theme: “Buhbadus ta de World: Exploring the Origins and Legacy of Barbadian Migration.”

This Lecture Series will feature a roster of panel discussions and lectures starting Mar 11th and continuing every week until April 15th. See the schedule below:

March 11th 2020 –   Sir Hilary Beckles – “Barbadians in the UK after 1945 “

March 18th 2020 – Pedro Welch –  “Barbadian Migration to the Guianas and Trinidad: Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Narrative”

March 25th 2020 – Frederick Alleyne – “Barbadian Migration to Brazil in the Early 20th Century”

April 1st 2020 – Sharon Marshall – “To Cuba and Back: Journeys from and to Barbados.”

April 8th 2020 – Velma Newton – “The Barbados Panama Narrative”

April 15th 2020 – David Browne – “Barbadian Migration to the USA”

All lectures take place at the Walled Garden Theatre of The Barbados Museum & Historical Society and begin at 6:00 p.m.

For more information:
Call: 246-538 – 0201
Email: info@barbmuse.org.bb

03 - 24 Apr

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Speightstown, Barbados

03 Apr, 2020 To 24 Apr, 2020

Chef Gregory Austin invites you to The Lobster Pot in Speightstown, set on one of the most beautiful beaches on Barbados and open daily from 9am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Friday nights at Lobster Pot is all about Funky Fifty Dollar Fridays with DJ Radar

Come and enjoy great range of options for just Bds$50  

 

05 - 13 Apr

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Oistins, Christ Church

05 Apr, 2020 To 13 Apr, 2020

FLOW Oistins Fish Festival is an annual event that takes place every Easter weekend in the scenic fishing village of Oistins Barbados in the parish of Christ Church, on the south coast of the island. It celebrates our fisherfolk and commemorates the Signing of the Charter of Oistins, a significant event in our colonial history. This is arguably the largest community festival in Barbados with activities for the entire family!

Each year there are many competitions associated with fishing as well as others selected for the fun of it.

This year’s Festival will run from Apr 5th-13th

 

05 - 26 Apr

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Speightstown, Barbados

05 Apr, 2020 To 26 Apr, 2020

Chef Gregory Austin invites you to The Lobster Pot in Speightstown, set on one of the most beautiful beaches on Barbados and open daily from 9am for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

On Sundays, Chef Gregory fires up the grill with fresh lobster, local catch of the day, shrimps, scallops, calamari, ribs, chicken, lamb, for our great Sunday Beach BBQ from 12pm with live steel pan from Omar Haynes.

Applewhaites Plantation, St. Thomas

08 Apr, 2020

Special moonlight hike!
Call Barbados National Trust at 426-2421 or Email hikebarbados@gmail.com for details.

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests, and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way, you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
After Hothersal Turning, go through Bibby’s Lane (Highway E).
After Exchange, bear right (dangerous junction) just before Proutes and look for old factory chimney. Park in the plantation yard.

Hike time: 6:00 PM ONLY!

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes at different paces.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first-time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

Grantley Adams Memorial Secondary School, St. Joseph Barbados

12 Apr, 2020

Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests, and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Along the way, you will meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
Take Highway 3.  The school is about 3/4 of a mile past Andrew’s Factory at Blackmans.

Hike Times: 6:00 am and 3:30 pm

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes of different pace.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

MC Buccaneer

12 Apr, 2020

7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Cali and Warbus presents Pull Up: De Cruise 

On Sunday, April 12th 2020, onboard the MC Buccaneer from 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm. 

Featuring live entertainment by:

  • DJ SurfRat
  • DJ Ras

Tickets are available at BDS $50.00. 

Contact Cali at 249-9914 or Warbus at 250-3159

 

M.V. Dream Chaser

13 Apr, 2020

Beyond Beauty presents Too Much Sauce: Naughty Intentions Cruise

On Monday, April 13th, 2020 (Easter Monday) onboard the MV Dream Chaser. 

Boarding starts at 11:00 am.

Featuring Live entertainment by:

  • Daddy Fabian
  • Surfrat
  • Rico Love
  • Noddy Dad
  • Mikey Dread & The Energy Squad

Admission: BDS $55

For tickets, call 825-5169 or 828-2271.

Walker's Reserve, Barbados

18 Apr, 2020

3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Walkers Institute for Regeneration Research Education and Design (WIRRED) invites you to their Open House from 3:00 pm to 5:30pm on Saturday April 18th 2020 at Walkers Reserve.

WIRRED is a climate smart non-profit agency tasked with the documenting, scaling and sharing of the permaculture-based climate innovative work initiated and currently being implemented at Walkers Reserve.

Spring Hall, St Lucy, Barbados

19 Apr, 2020

Free

Organised by the Barbados National Trust, Hike Barbados takes you through cane fields, gullies, tropical forests, and coastal communities to explore the unique geological and social structure of Barbados.

Meet new friends, enjoy healthy exercise and observe the delicate balance of the unique heritage and environment of Barbados.

To get to the starting point of the hike:
Bear right after St. Lucy’s Church. 1 1/2 miles along Highway 1C towards River Bay.

Hike Times: 6:00 am and 3:30 pm

Barbados National Trust Hikes

The hikes are FREE but donations are welcome towards the work of the Barbados National Trust (preserving our built and natural environment).

Times
All morning hikes start at 6:00 a.m.
Afternoon hikes (Stop ‘n’ Stare only) start at 3:30 p.m.
The Moonlight Walks start at 5:30 p.m., you are advised to bring a torch to these walks.

There is a morning hike and, in addition, either an afternoon hike or a moonlight walk on every hike date EXCEPT the date of the Great Train Hike.

Place
All hikes start and finish at the meeting place.
There is a printed booklet with a calendar of the year’s hikes available from the National Trust at Wildey House, Wildey, St. Michael

Dress
Loose clothing, comfortable hiking boots/sports shoes, sunscreen, hat. Bring your camera and a bottle of water. Refreshments are on sale after the Hikes.

Walk Descriptions
In the morning, there are four hikes at different paces.
All hikes last approximately 3 hours., but…..
The Stop ‘n’ Stare group walks for 5-6 miles,
The Medium group 8-10 miles,
The Fast Medium group 10 to 12 miles, and
The Fast group 12-14 miles.

Advice for first-time walkers
The sun is hot!  You will get tired more quickly than you think.
The best thing to do is to go on the Stop ‘n Stare on your first hike.
If you’re comfortable with that, work your way up.

Jolly Roger - Black Pearl Party Cruises, Bridgetown, Barbados

19 Apr, 2020

Bezz Presents Candy Land: Girls Time – Sunsets and Bikinis 

On Sunday 19th April 2020 onboard the M.V. Dream Chaser, MC Buccaneer and The Jolly Roger.

Boarding starts at 12:00 pm

Tickets are available:

  • Early Bird Ladies – BDS $30
  • Early Bird Gents – BDS $40
  • General admission – BDS $50

For tickets contact Bezz at 239-4656