The Mediterranean beach vacation has long been a family getaway – and for good reason. Traveling with kids isn’t always easy, but a trip to Europe can bring out the three divines of a family vacation in just two hours: sandy beaches, safety, water shallow sea and guaranteed sunshine. Whether your child is a clumsy teen or still in diapers, there are loads of activities out there to keep them busy and entertained while you lounge by the pool with a glass of something cool. cold. From surfing to skating, to gigs to DJing, here’s our pick of the best hotels with kids’ clubs that’s sure to have as much fun as you on your next vacation.
The best hotel clubs for kids in Europe are:
The enthusiastic, medal-deserving staff at this award-winning kids’ club caters to children aged 18 months to 17 years, who can join with or without their parents . The 10,000-square-foot “Imagine Village” play area is just one of the highlights, with a swimming pool, Native American sanctuary and cowboy fortress among the dunes, while Duneland is a castle Mesmerize kids with creative studios, play areas, cinemas, nap rooms and Peter Pan restaurants. Expect sporting activities – tennis, mini golf, snowmobiles, riding schools, kayaking, archery and wall climbing, to name a few – while the resort itself has 500 rooms, six swimming pools, 10 restaurants and a beach with Caribbean water.
Price: Family suites from €244 per night (£202)
Neighborhood: Zakynthos, Greece
Who says teenagers are too old for kids’ clubs? Set on a pristine stretch of coastline, this game is loved by older kids, who can do just about every adrenalin-seeking water sport you can think of – sailing, windsurfing, surfing planks and more. Other activities include volleyball, mocktail making, and parent-free boat trips. There’s even a teen-only hangout with its own music and drink menu to match. For babies and toddlers, there’s an on-site learning program, while those under 12 receive a program that includes activities like treasure hunting and rafting. The staff are mainly college students who excel at boosting the confidence of even the shyest young adults. Regular children’s barbecues allow parents to dine in the deux-style restaurant.
Price: Villas from €1700 (£1,407) per week
Babysitting service on the beach (first 30 minutes are included in your room rate) is a genius invention at this luxury resort that has 5 hotels with full of eco-friendly facilities. young children, several swimming pools and 18 restaurants. The British-run nursery accepts children aged four months to four years, with a high staffing ratio; “small club” that allows kids ages 4-11 to play beach games, go on short excursions, picnics and parties as well as treasure hunts, cookie making and more again. A teen club for 12-17 year olds runs activities like dj-ing, archery, beach volleyball, dance and soccer, and a sailing academy – all supported by Ozone, a fun place for teenagers. There are swimming lessons for children under 4 years old and there is a spa for teenagers and children with exclusive treatments.
Price: From €604 (£500) a night for two adults and two children sharing
Neighborhood: Morzine, France
It is a favorite among more active families as the resort has its own mini farm, indoor and outdoor swimming complex, fishing, water activities, paragliding, cycling, playing golf and horseback riding. The kids’ club (as a reminder that you don’t always have to go to five-star luxury resorts to find good ones) has plenty of entertainment throughout July and August. for children 4-12 years old, including creative workshops, Olympic Games, theater activities, pool games, discos and sports. Meanwhile, the area around Morzine has mountain peaks, pine forests, and lakes with excellent walking paths and trails. In the summer, the town also has a water park and toboggan.
Price: From €230 (£190) per night
With a hillside setting outside Dubrovnik and a beachfront location, this resort – which has its own hotel and residence – includes a kids’ club ‘Imaginative Explorers,’ for kids From 4 months to 11 years of age fun and action-packed days, from treasure hunting to dough animal making. Meanwhile, the Crew program gives teenagers at least 18 hours of water and land activities (including activities like windsurfing, sea surfing, canoeing, ziplining) and zorbing) for six days and it’s all sorted out before you arrive. If this doesn’t get them off their screens, then nothing will. The rooms are specially furnished for your child’s age, and include a variety of toys and games. It also includes soccer, squash, swimming and basketball training programs, helping your child hone his technique to perfection. But no evening activities or collective meals are offered here.
Price: From €551 (£456) a night for two adults and two children sharing
Neighborhood: Abama, Tenerife
This five-star resort has one of the largest kids’ clubs in Europe with sections for 4-12 year olds dedicated to astronomy, wildlife, sustainability, technology, home Singing and arts crafts on 305 square meters of private indoor and outdoor space. There is also a program for teenagers aged 12-18 during the summer break. Families come to enjoy the world-class golf and tennis facilities and the hotel’s location right on the top of a cliff, offering breathtaking views. MB Restaurant has two Michelin stars, while Abama Kabuki has won one, and also has a great spa and private beach with beach bar and restaurant. But be aware that that luxury has a price to pay.
Price: From €700 (£580) a night for two adults and two children sharing
Neighborhood: Lisbon, Portugal
With more than 2,300 square feet of a beautifully designed children’s playground, complete with a 20m zipline, diving area and sandpit – and a kids’ club with over 700 square feet of play space – the resort This beach is really a family attraction. The kids’ club includes a kid’s room (ages six to 12 months with age-appropriate toys and a sleeping area), Little Foxes (13 months to two years old with a story corner, a play area, and a play area). puppetry and pool), Fox Club (ages six to nine with arts and crafts, Lego and Xbox) and Explorer (10 to 14 years old) and Blast (15 to 17 years old), which offers parties Surfing, cycling, horseback riding and swimming pool. There are also three swimming pools (one with a roof for added UV protection) and a babysitting service, and three on-site restaurants offering a full range of beverages. puree for children and extensive menu for children.
Price: From €613 (£507) a night for two adults and two children sharing
Neighborhood: Opio en Provence, Southern France
Located in the south of France, in the hinterland behind Cannes, the highlight of this resort is the “Creactive” playground designed by Cirque du Soleil, where adults and children can enjoy up to 30 activities acrobatics and art, including gliding. Lessons. The playground is regularly used by the petit club, mini club and kids’ club (there’s also a kids’ club), all of which are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and open daily. door in the evenings. The multinational staff were very enthusiastic and the food and evening performances were great too.
Price: From €1534 (£1270) per week per person based on two adults and two children sharing on an all-inclusive basis
Neighborhood: Ibiza Bay, Ibiza
If the rent is still not ready to let go of their club days, visit this 152-room hotel, opened in 2017 on Talamanca beach, 5 minutes by car from Ibiza town . The Children’s Club, for children aged 4-14, is one of the few dedicated children’s clubs in a five-star hotel in Ibiza and offers activities ranging from cooking to workshops. DJs, bohemian feeding sessions to swimming lessons. There are also plenty of opportunities for arts and crafts, sports and relaxation sessions (this is Ibiza, after all). There is a Six Senses spa and the restaurant is, of course, Nobu.
Price: From €613 (£518) per night