Mini-mes can practise their tricks on the slopes before toasting their triumphs with hot chocolate
Give your children the vacation of their dreams with these ultimate holidays for kids.
1 Hit The Slopes
Frozen fans will love a snow-bound adventure. Wrap up warm and hit the slopes at Fairmont Chateau Whistler in Canada. This celebrity favourite set on the slopes of Blackcomb Mountain is the ultimate introduction to life on snow. Mini-mes can practise their tricks on the slopes before toasting their triumphs with hot chocolate at hotel’s special afternoon tea for kids.
2 Learn To Surf
Water babes will have lots of fun learning how to master the waves. Take your mini Kelly Slater or Bethany Hamilton to Dedon Island near Siargao island in the Philippines, where they can spend the day in the surf (then if they have any energy left when they are back on shore, have a bounce on the resort’s trampoline). Or you can head to the chic and boutique Harmony Hotel in Playa Guiones. This world-class surfing spot in Costa Rica is perfect for beginners. And if your tot wants some time out of the water, the hotel will happily arrange treasure hunts.
3 Find Nemo
Diving head first into crystal clear waters and marvelling at the wonders in the deep is something that kids will remember for a long time. Take your fins and snorkels to One&Only Hayman Islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. When your tots aren’t getting wet, they can while away their hours in the Kids’ Club. Or if you fancy the Maldives, you spy puffer fish and sting rays from your overwater villa at Anantara Dighu and go baby clown fish feeding at Four Seasons Maldives Landaa Giraavaru.
4 Go Wild On Safari
If you can’t live the house without a copy of Lion King in the car, take them on safari. Ants Nest in South Africa offers game drives for the family (and even afterhours Bug Walks). While Ulusaba, Sir Richard Branson’s private game reserve, comes with game drives, walking tours, star gazing sessions and breathtaking views of the bush Drakensberg Mountains. But one trip that is sure to leave your kids surprised is a trip to Giraffe Manor in Nairobi. For these four-legged friends are allowed to wander around the grounds of this Kenyan manor house and even pop their heads in for breakfast.
5 Visit An Iconic Landmark
See the sights in the style with the help of these five-star resorts. Fancy seeing the Eiffel Tower? Le Bristol’s will not only send the hotel’s bunny to welcome your little one with a bundle of goodies, including a booklet on walking tours in Paris, but they can also arrange kids’ beauty goodies to help pamper those tired tootsies and an afternoon tea with mini macaroons. While Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa near Angkor Wat not only has the famed temple on its doorstep, but a fun kids’ club.