There are a number of Carnival weekend activities you can entertain yourelf and your family with, if you do not enjoy the bacchanalian celebrations erupting all over the country.
These alternative activities are annual pieces of evidence which show that not all Trinbagonians are interested in the mas culture and some people seem to be content keeping Carnival at arm’s length for the entire weekend.
If you are one of these people and outdoor activities are very appealing, then try any, some or all of the following:
- A trip to the beach or river.
- Camping or picnicing with family members and friends.
- A private Sports and Family day.
- Fishing on land or at sea.
- A trip down the islands.
- Church or youth camps.
- Taking a trip out of the country.
- Start a Do It Yourself home project or some repairs.
- Hiking, biking and nature trail walks.
- An outdoor/backyard BBQ or cookout lime.
It is important to note that if you are going to be out of the country, camping or on hikes, to inform immediate family members or the Police prior to your departure. This will ensure that someone is aware of your location and can find you in case of an emergency.
If you are out with your family or even on your own private property, be wary of strangers lurking around or acting suspiciously. Contact the police immediately.
Furthermore, keep an eye out for everyone in your group not only young children. Even adults can get themselves into difficult or dangerous situations. Do not consume too much alcohol, so that you lose complete control of your faculties and are unable to act responsibly around others who may be depending on you.