Everyone’s idea of a great family holiday differs, however all parents are in agreement that they try to seek out something for all the family to enjoy when picking a hotel.
To make this process easier we have listed here five of our favourite hotels from around the world - each offering unique experiences that cater for the whole family…
Ersan Resort & Spa hotel offers a wide range of activities for every member of the family, as well as being situated a stone’s throw from the picturesque ocean and a short walk from the town centre.
The hotel runs a 'Kids’ Club' that holds an array of activities and facilities for children, a few of which are the on-site water park accessible for all guests at the hotel, an educational center, a cinema room and a playground. There are activities suitable for all ages including belly dancing and salsa dancing. The hotel also offers a luxurious spa and wellness center for adults to enjoy whilst the kids are being entertained!
Why do holidays always have to equal boarding an aeroplane and crossing the sea when we have so many beautiful destinations right here on British soil? Set among 1800 acres of parkland, The Ickworth hotel in Surrey offers the perfect getaway for those looking for conventional family fun. The hotel provides an array of activities to keep the whole family busy, including lawn games, a swimming pool, a spa, a cinema room, a creche, a farm, and fishing area.
Dogs are welcome, and every family is offered a complementary session for their little ones in the Ofsted approved creche each day, leaving the parents with some time alone. For fussy little eaters there is a separate children’s menu, and children’s supper is served at an earlier time than the main dinner, leaving the evening open to the adults once the children are in bed!
For guests with babies and toddlers equipment is provided such as changing mats, cots, bottle warmers, mini fridges, baby walkers, swings, a bugaboo pram and much more, all at no extra cost. Can’t get much more family-friendly than that!
Sani Beach Club consists of numerous guest houses of different sizes on its own private beach, each with a private pool or garden which is ideal for families who wish to spend time alone together on vacation. There are various on-site restaurants, and the swimming pool hosts a separate children’s area.
Facilities include a creche, babysitting, a children’s club and even a teenagers club. The creche is run to Ofsted standards and includes swimming lessons. The children’s club holds excursions, picnics, various activities and evening entertainment, and the unique teenager club has its own football academy, as well as hosting daily activities that are age appropriate.
Disney’s Wilderness Lodge celebrates nature and the outdoors, and helps families to bond over traditional outdoors activities. The resort itself is built from pine wood and the rooms each have different designs and themes such as Native American.
Facilities include a health club, two pools with water slides, a private beach and family-style barbeque restaurant. There is a Cub's Den, a supervised children’s centre that hosts separate facilities and activities for children, as well as a campfire sing-a-long for the whole family.
Fun City Makadi Bay hotel offers the perfect water kingdom for children! With a large castle-shaped waterpark, your kids will spend day after day entertaining themselves and getting lost in the sea of waterslides and tunnels.
Adults can meanwhile enjoy the complementary spa, whilst children can enjoy the adventures and activities held within the kid’s club. The hotel also has its own on-site park with rides and amusements for the whole family. Evening entertainment is provided whilst families get their meal, and the meals offer a wide range of multi-ethnic food so there is always something for everyone!
Do you know of any other fantastic, family-friendly destinations? Let us know!