Every family wants a vacation that everyone will enjoy. Some resorts provide a family vacation destination that caters to families by offering services that make any vacation a kid-friendly vacation!
Here are seven things to look for in kid-friendly resorts:
1. The Resort Has a Theme Kids Love
You may want a regular resort that caters to families, but many resorts are built around kid-friendly themes that the whole family can enjoy. Here are a few examples:
Disney Resorts feature characters from the Disney universe, from Mickey Mouse to Timon and Pumbaa.
Universal Orlando Resort is an entertainment resort complex, and part of three theme parks, all with many attractions and rides.
Universal Studios Florida, has a popular Harry Potter ride, Universal’s Islands of Adventure, features a Spider Man ride and Universal’s Volcano Bay, has it’s Ko’okiri Body Plunge, a 70-degree fall down a 125-foot slide.
Nickelodeon Family Suites features popular animated characters from the Nickelodeon TV channel, and entertainment is based on those shows.
The Atlantis is a water park themed on the Lost City of Atlantis. Giant aquariums have underwater ruins like you would see in the fabled Atlantis.
2. The Resort Considers the Age of Your Kids
Make sure that the resort you choose is age appropriate. Some resorts have children’s programs, with activities they can do outside the resort as well. Teens are sure to enjoy a program with beach and sports events. There will be a variety of activities if you choose the right resort.
3. The Resort Has Plenty of Dining Options
Many resorts have multiple restaurants so that you don’t have to eat at the same restaurant over and over. This also means that there can be a variety of cuisines, so that everyone can be happy.
4. The Resort Has Kid’s Meals, and Kids Eat for Free
The resort should offer kid’s meals, which include buffets for children and fun food ideas that appeal to kids, like Spongebob Squarepants shaped pancakes. Often, kids up to the ages of 10 to 12 can eat for free as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
5. Look for Lots of Water Play Areas with Swimming Pools and Slides
Kids can spend hours playing in the water and using the water slides. Chances are they will find other kids to make friends with and play with.
6. The Resort Has a Kid’s Club
Some resorts have a Kid’s Club, with nannies to look after the smaller children. This will keep the kids entertained when the weather is bad, or when you just want to have a child free dinner.
7. Parent-Friendly Check-In
The check-in sets the tone for your stay at a resort. If you’ve had a long trip to get there, your kids might be tired and grumpy.
A kid-friendly resort might have a table set up with crayons to keep the kids occupied during check-in, or staff that can keep an eye on your children.
Look for resorts that have these services, and have a great time on your vacation!