21 Jun 2012
Kids’ clubs get creative
If they work well, kids’ clubs can be fantastic – parents get a chance to chill out or enjoy a bit of time together, and their children get to try something new, make new friends and generally have more fun. Of course, it’s not always that simple, but these days, at least there’s more than finger painting on offer.
The ever-fabulous i-escape has a dedicated kids’ collection, including more than 700 family-friendly properties, with everything from boutique hotels to villas. So unsurprisingly, they’ve also got an unusual range of activities.
If they’re into magic, Jnane Tamsna guesthouse in Marrakech will teach kids how to juggle and a few conjuring tricks, as well as running tours of the Moroccan city. And Round Hill Hotel & Villas in Jamaica’s Montego Bay offers reggae lessons at their two free clubs.
Or closer to home, The Cove in Lamorna, Cornwall, teaches bushcraft as part of the kids’ concierge service that runs during school holidays
And the bigger hotels are getting in on the act too – Rosewood Hotels & Resorts Rose Buds kids’ programmes vary from destination to destination, but your children could find themselves making piñatas in Mexico, creating kites or picture frames using Bermuda’s pink sand or even learning the art of running a restaurant in Texas.
If that’s all got the potential to be overexciting, the Kempinski Hotel Barbaros Bay in Bodrum, Turkey, has started mini yoga sessions for children aged over six, learning basic poses and breathing techniques in the gardens – all with a few animal tales to entertain as they stretch.
I feel practically jealous…