Have you noticed that resorts are paying a lot more attention to kids clubs these days? We have, and our eagle eyes have alighted on seven of the most extraordinary examples for kids aged from 0 to 12 years. Prepare to feel a tiny bit jealous of your children very soon!
Daios Cove, Crete: qualified childcare from Worldwide Kids Co.
Childcare is an important part of the Daios Cove family holiday experience. So parents can escape for a little bit of ‘us’ time, secure in the knowledge that their kids are being looked after by a dedicated team of childcare specialists.
Supervision for babies and toddlers in the crèche is managed by UK childcare experts Worldwide Kids Co. This means qualified nursery staff meet UK standards and regulations, and you can confidently leave babies from as young as four months.
Meanwhile, older kids can check in for fun at the well-equipped children’s club where friendly, highly trained, multilingual staff make them feel at home and organise games and activities.
There’s also babysitting on tap at this famously family-friendly resort, as well as an outdoor playground, pool games in the children’s pool and kids’ menus.
Beaverbrook, Surrey: Sharky & George kids club and Bear Grylls Academy
Set in the heart of the Surrey Hills, Beaverbrook creates a fantasy country house atmosphere for adults and indulges kids endlessly too. Their 470-acre playground offers a whole host of activities for younger guests and kids’ event experts, Sharky & George, organise and run the kids’ club.
Engaging, high-energy activities range from bug hunting and den building to night safaris, all of which take place every weekend. When the weather isn’t playing, kids are kept entertained with designated swimming times and afternoon movies in the on-site cinema.
If that’s not enough excitement, the hotel has also joined forces with the Bear Grylls Academy to deliver action-packed adventures for older kids and teens, such as wilderness races, axe throwing, navigation challenges and wild camping.
Andronis Arcadia, Santorini: ultra-luxury hotel that has a way with kids
As one of the few ultra-luxury hotels in Santorini which welcomes families, Andronis Arcadia is a rare find in this part of Greece.
Designed to inspire creativity, imagination, and innovation in children aged four to 14 years old, the new kids’ club offers holistic learning experiences connected to the cultural heritage of Santorini and interpreted through carefully curated group activities.
However, children can also enjoy yoga, spa treatments, cooking lessons, tennis, hiking trails and photo safaris. Plus, beyond the core club schedule, kids also have the opportunity to experience the hotel’s dedicated robotics lab.
Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa, Switzerland
The brand-new children’s house named ‘Bienehuus’, which means beehive, officially opened its doors this summer at the Victoria-Jungfrau Grand Hotel & Spa in Interlaken, Switzerland.
Although the focus is on learning, spa, wellness and Swiss nature, children between the ages of three to 12 also enjoy a varied programme of activities including a literature club, the chance to become master pizzaiolos, learn flower arranging, yoga or take dance classes.
These experiences can be enjoyed in specially designed rooms in the house, where young guests can also paint read, play or just be themselves. However, just like in a beehive, there’s always something going on…
Puente Romano, Marbella: inspired spaces designed just for kids
Marbella has always been a great family destination. However, Puente Romano takes that to another level with their excellent La Casita Club. Designed to give five to 12 year olds their own inspirational space to experience all the resort has to offer, the club features everything from an Immersive Escape Room to Roman Treasure Hunts.
There’s also Movie Making activities, as well as Wellness Wednesdays. Plus, one of the three kids club spaces, is dedicated to Mini Club, for little ones up to four years old. And more grown up ‘children’, have Teen Spirit: a sophisticated adult-style space, which includes an outdoor gym for under 18-year-olds only.