Just before Christmas we had a visit from Aaron's Mum and his two nephews, I love having visitors as not only is it lovely to see people again after so long it makes us much more likely to do 'tourist stuff'. For some time now I've been meaning to visit the Famagusta view point and mini zoo in Kapparis, just down the road from us. I went with Leo and a friend of mine a couple of years ago but he was a little bit young to appreciate it.
It is situated at the end of Kapparis, as far as you can go along the coastline towards the closed of city of Famagusta. It's a fascinating, yet sad, when you remember the reason it exists trip out - not too expensive (€4 for adults, €1 or children) and has more to keep the kid entertained than the other viewpoints you can visit. There is a small museum with information and displays about the invasion of 1974 and the effects it had on the island. Photos of Famagusta and Varosha prior to 1974 when it was the islands largest tourist destination. There are plenty of free books and leaflets you can take if you wish to know more as well. There is also a very interesting video about it to watch, although if you have children it is very unlikely you'd get to see the whole thing!
Up on the roof, for €1 you can use a telescope to view the abandoned hotels in the distance on the bay of Famagusta.
For the younger ones of course the mini zoo is the good bit! Leo loved seeing the animals - well except the goat, he was a bit alarmed by him, but to be fair the fence holding him in looked like it had seen better days so I don't blame him!
It couldn't be classed as a day out by anyone's standard as there is not enough to fill that much time but its worth a visit with young kids to see the animals and for everyone else to learn a bit more about the recent history of Cyprus.