Families enjoy new views

After the official opening ceremony of the Observation Tower at Camana Bay on Friday night, parents and children flocked to the site on Saturday for a Family Fun Day.

Featuring a stilt walker, arts and crafts, games, a storytelling session and much more, the family fun day ran from 10am to 2pm and hosted more than 200 children.

Friday night’s opening was attended by the Governor Stuart Jack, Elio Solomon, MLA for George Town, Myfanwy Leggatt, acting junior minister of tourism and Dart executives Mark VanDevelde and Ed Grampp.

However, the real fun was enjoyed on Saturday, said Nikki Callender, senior manager of events for Camana Bay.

‘We had a wonderful evening but I think that the Observation Tower Family Day on Saturday really stole the show as we hosted nearly 200 children and their families throughout the day,’ she said. ‘[We] sent them on an Observation Tower/ Camana Bay scavenger hunt; making kites; colouring an Observation Tower colouring sheet and helping them to really get to know the Observation Tower and its beautiful surroundings, Canella and Cassia Courts.’

The Observation Tower features bench seating on each of the five floors for viewers to sit, relax and even read a book. After walking up all the steps, the breezes at the top are a welcome cool-down.

Kids enjoyed the crafts at the base of the Observation Tower, supervised in part by Cayman International School’s Year 10 students, who fulfilled some of their community service requirement by volunteering on the day.

‘The Paseo and Town Centre were alive with activity and the oohhs and aaahhs were audible as visitors walked up the tower from the bottom,’ Ms Callender said.

Books and Books hosted a storytelling session at 10.30am and the businesses of Camana Bay enjoyed a busy Saturday as families browsed the location’s other vendors. Kids had brought their swimming gear as well, ready to get wet in the interactive fountain in the centre of the Paseo.