Why It’s Better to Make Sure Your Hotel Offers Children’s Activities

When you go on holiday to you get your kids to join a kids’ club?

Whilst booking your hotel you check out certain features, offers and prices. A summer family holiday is great for the whole family, you get to both relax and enjoy new and exciting activities. Your kids get to socialise in hotel inclusive activities and the best part is that everything is organised in one place.

Young boy on a paddle board in a river - getting your kids to join a kids' club could make their holiday

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Get Your Kids To Join A Kids’ Club

You may not be able to entertain your children on your own for the whole duration of your trip. But booking a holiday where they can join a kids’ club means they will be spoiled for choice when it comes to entertainment. Get them excited about going on holiday and book them into the hotel’s kids’ club.

With most beach clubs in all-inclusive resorts you can enrol your kids for up to five days a week for full days, however this is very flexible. Drop the children off when you like and they can stay as long as you want. There’s lots of new activities for them to try and they can also learn new skills and whilst making lots of great friends along the way. It also gives you the chance to relax for a time whilst they are busy being entertained by others.

Do activities together as a family

When you book a summer family holiday you are ready to spend some quality time together. But you don’t want to be doing the same thing every day. By booking beach club holidays you can be sure to have plenty of activity options as a family.

Beach holidays have plenty of choice for families who love doing things together. Think about paddle boarding, swimming, volleyball, kayaking and even building traditional sand castles on the beach.

There are also other family friendly activities you can take part in away from the beach too. Dancing with kids, bike riding and activity classes such as painting and ceramics can be provided by family friendly hotels. So, there are a variety of choices meaning each day will be different.

Take excursions as a family

Although you are staying at the beach it doesn’t mean you can’t explore the local area and your hotel will help you with that. There could be anything from organised tours of villages and the coastline to trips to water parks and other fun things to do.

Not only can you join organised events but you can also take advantage of the activities on offer to help you explore. Why not try a bike ride or paddle-board around the local area or take part in a paddle cruise or dinghy cruise to discover more about your surroundings? We discovered stand up paddle-boarding (SUP) a while ago and it’s a great activity for all the family.  Look for wide sup boards for maximum safety and comfort if you are beginners.

Kids will love the different ways they can explore the area and it’s a great idea to get them out of the hotel complex and see what else is around them. They will also learn about local history and wildlife too.

Try new activities

When you go on an activity holiday it is the perfect time to try new things. But what kind of activities can you try at the beach? Water sports are a great idea and you can often try these activities for free as part of your hotel package. Think Sailing, Paddle boarding and kayaking as well as swimming and snorkelling.

If you’d prefer to stay on dry land, you can also take part in numerous beach fitness classes. Or perhaps try some dance classes on the beach, fun for the whole family. There are also activities that are not too strenuous. Art and painting courses, ceramics and language learning can be excellent breaks for kids.

Which destinations are great for family activity holidays?

You have quite a lot of choice when it comes to finding activity holiday destinations. But where are the best places to enjoy activities on the beach? Here are a few choices to consider.


There’s so much to see and do in Croatia and you can see why it’s a popular choice for activity holidays. The beautiful crystal-clear waters, variety of beaches and abundance of historic sites make this country an excellent place to explore. Not to mention the amazing food and drink you’ll find here.

You’ll also find magnificent national parks which are the best places for hiking and trekking as well as mountain biking amongst the beautiful scenery.

On the coast, the Adriatic Sea opens up your choice of many water sports including wind surfing, wake boarding and water skiing. Croatia is an amazing place to enjoy what nature has to offer.


Greece is well known for water sports enthusiasts but can be great for the family too. The warm, calm waters and the choice of plenty of islands make it the perfect destination for anyone who loves the great outdoors.

Sailing and windsurfing are great for the dependable, warm winds and breezes. Kayaking and stand up paddle boarding give you the opportunity to explore the many bays found on the long coastlines as well as finding pretty secluded beaches.

It’s not just all about the coast either head inland and you’ll find greenery, towering pine forests and expansive olive groves. The perfect place to explore by bike or by foot.  Greece has such a diverse landscape and can be explored in so many different ways.


With its stunning coastlines with clear blue seas, pretty pastel coloured villages and long interesting coastline, Italy has much to offer its visitors including a great setting for family activity holidays.

In the south you’ll discover deserted beaches, mountains and three national parks, excellent for exploring the great outdoors. A wide range of activities are available along the coastline including dinghy sailing, windsurfing, stand up paddle boarding and kayaking.

Or perhaps you would like to try some inland activities such as mountain biking and road cycling through the pretty hillsides. Italy is a country of contrasts on the coast but it means you can pretty much do anything you like outdoors as you are sure to find the perfect location.

When to go?

The summer months are the best time to enjoy a beach activity holiday, but you might want to choose the slightly cooler months when it comes to doing very strenuous activities or when bringing small children along.

May and June tend to be at a temperature that is easier to deal with although the sea may not have warmed up enough for some. September is still warm but the temperature is dropping, however the sea is still warm enough to swim in.

The busiest and hottest months are July and August where you’ll need to keep hydrated and spend plenty of time cooling off if you want to take part in all the activities on offer.

Would you choose a summer family activity holiday?

When you book a family holiday, you want the peace of mind that there will be plenty of fun things for your kids to do. So, when booking your hotel, you should check and make sure there are activities included and that they are right for your family. Pick the right one and you will have the benefits listed above and a full, happy and exciting holiday. Getting the kids to join a kids’ club could make the holiday really special – for all of you.


  1. James Travis
    4 December, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    Great tips, always good to try new things

  2. 2 January, 2018 / 11:59 am

    For me its a must when planning family holiday, we went to Cuba last summer and the resort we stayed had such an amazing kids club with so much activities!!!

  3. 1 January, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    We have such a wide variety of children’s ages to consider that children’s activities are our first thought really. Our girls are not huge fans of kids clubs but will attend events with us. We are so active the rest of the year that we don’t tend to focus on being too active. I second Croatia as being a marvellous place to visit with the family.

  4. 1 January, 2018 / 11:54 am

    This was always a deciding factor when booking our holidays as we had twin girls. Centreparcs became a firm favourite where we did everything from Archery to Windsurfing! A special holiday to St Lucia as adults allowed to do experience a different kind of activity holiday

  5. 31 December, 2017 / 4:55 pm

    Since having children it is so important to find the perfect, family-friendly hotel – so everyone enjoys the holiday.

  6. kirsty
    31 December, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    These are some very helpful tips that would be very beneficial when my little one is older. I would love to visit Italy and to go to mainland Greece as I had the best holiday in Rhodes as a kid.

  7. hannah
    30 December, 2017 / 9:11 pm

    I’ve been to both Croatia and Greece and enjoyed each one, both fantastic places to go on holiday

  8. 30 December, 2017 / 9:01 pm

    Some really good tips. Croatia is one of the best places I have visited and ive been to 6 different parts x

  9. 30 December, 2017 / 5:29 pm

    Great tips its important to think about how children will be entertained whilst away, last thing you want is them getting bored and trying new things a great way to learn too.

  10. Charli
    30 December, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    Great tips! Trying new activities it definitely a big part of a family holiday!

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