Living / 26 June, 2023 / Christina Walter
For those planning a last-minute summer getaway, luxury travel experts F&P have compiled a list of their top recommendations for the best kids’ clubs in Europe, so you can strike that all-important balance between family bonding and personal downtime.
Kids clubs can be a game-changer for family holidays, offering many benefits for parents and children alike. These dedicated spaces and programs provide a safe and engaging environment where kids can have fun, make new friends, and participate in a variety of age-appropriate activities. On the other hand, parents get the opportunity to unwind and enjoy some much-needed relaxation or quality time together while knowing their children are well taken care of. Kids clubs employ trained staff members who organise entertaining games, crafts, sports, and educational activities catering to children’s diverse interests, ensuring kids are kept entertained while fostering their social skills, independence, and self-confidence.
A kids’ club to rival most with a whole host of activities from gardening, paddle boarding to cooking. Almost impossible to choose between perfume-making using the garden’s freshly picked herbs and flamenco dancing taught by real-deal professionals dressed in their beautifully ruffled traditional dresses.
While you relax by the azure waters of the Ionian Sea, listening to nothing but the lapping of the waves, you will feel miles away from children having the time of their lives at the brilliantly vibrant kids club on the other side of the resort. Go Karting, bowling and the seriously cool climbing wall are just some of the activities on offer here.
Only here can you expect star-studded sports camps! Mini sports fanatics can join the Football Legends Academy led by world-champion Italian footballer Gianluca Zambrotta, be inspired by the likes of Nadal and Federer at the Tennis Academy and work on their swing with world-class Giacomo Dovetta at the Junior Golf Academy.
Boasting three separate Kids Clubs, we can promise that children of all ages are kept very happy and very busy! There are farm visits and craft workshops for the younger ones, pool games and go-karting for the eight to twelve-year-olds, reef diving, and cooking classes for the super cool teens.
Attention to detail is second to none here, and children will always come first (sorry, parents!).
Just imagine a kids club completely free of charge, AND open six days a week! This is what is on offer at this gem of a hotel that is terribly keen to ensure parents and children have the best stay possible. Teenagers will be wowed by their own chill-out area with hammocks, cinema screenings, table tennis and discos.
This seriously cool hotel has an unbelievable number of pools (SEVEN!) and a fantastic beach – an easy win to entertain children – but it’s the Annabella’s Kids Park that ticks all the other boxes children need to let off steam. From sports to arts and crafts, an adventure playground and a whole range of sports and wellbeing sessions for the older kids.
This is a place where children are treated like royalty at the aptly named ‘Smile Club’ – with everything from pottery with the resident sculptor to cookie cookery and donkey trails children absolutely adore. While the budding Rafael Nadals can work on their tennis with inspiring coaches. We love the family spa treatments as an extra special treat.
Open all year round this hotel is just as exceptional in summer as in winter, and the kids’ club is hailed as one of the best in the resort. We can see why: a huge space with a climbing wall and all sorts of toys and games which will keep children aged from 4 to 16 years old more than happy.
Described as a “playground paradise” their kids’ club for children aged between 3-8 pulls out all the stops in terms of creativity with all sorts of fun activities, adventures and games. Think treasure hunts around the hotel, snow man competitions and karaoke, snuggly movie nights, and pop ’n bop discos. Teenagers can escape all of this in their very own secret hideaway room with pool table, table football and game consoles.
A Parisian kids club just as you would imagine – perfectly organised, chic and charming, with stacks of toys and games for children up to 12 years- old. The hotel will also organise treasure hunts around the hotel and the swimming pool is large enough for children to splash around in. And best of all, it adjoins the Spa Le Bristol so adults can swan off into blissful serenity, knowing their little ones will be wonderfully looked after.