It’s All About the Children: The Best Kids Clubs in Sicily

Even the most precocious child is not going to enjoy sitting on the beach all day long, however beautiful the scenery and however much their parents need a well-earned rest. So it’s essential that the destination has enough activities on offer to keep a child safe, occupied and entertained. These Sicilian hotels certainly deliver!

Belmond Villa Sant’ Andrea

Situated on an attractive horseshoe bay at the edge of a quiet town, Villa Sant’ Andrea has its own private beach, a real plus when it comes to peace of mind on a seaside holiday. So the team at Prestige were glad to hear the hotel has opened a new activity programme just for younger visitors, the Smile Club.

Smiles in the Sunshine

The Club offers a veritable smorgasbord of activities designed to be both safe and stimulating, including horse riding and boat trips around the bay. For that all-important quiet time and break from the sun, there’s an indoor playroom supervised by an English-speaking professional. As well as toys, the activity centre plays host to imaginative arts-and-craft activities, such as creating jewellery using shells and pebbles from the beach. Children can even try their hand at a spot of Sicilian cookery, instructed by the hotel’s expert chef.

Added Extras

Beyond the Club, the hotel provides interconnecting rooms for families equipped with helpful amenities, such as child-sized robes and slippers. The restaurant also has a dedicated children’s menu. With so much on offer, and in such a vibrant but safe environment, a holiday at the Villa Sant’ Andrea could be a dream come true for the little ones (and a chance for you finally to devour that novel you’ve been hoarding)!

 

“Thinking in a child-friendly way doesn’t mean thinking small. It means thinking with imagination and care.”

Verdura Resort

This hotel has family-friendly written into its very DNA, as is evident in the little touches like children’s passports, newspapers and colouring books on arrival. The resort’s family packages are divided into specialised strands for different ages, ensuring every clan is well-catered for (round-the-clock babysitting is available for both age groups).

0-3 year olds

Travelling with a very young child can be hard simply because of all that paraphernalia you need to lug around with you. Thankfully, the hotel provides bibs, high chairs, bottle warmers and sterilisers, as well as bath- and bedtime equipment including play mats, night lights, bath toys and nappies. Literally a weight off your shoulders!

4-12 year olds

Offering half-price meals, a dedicated children’s breakfast corner, and treats on arrival, older children will certainly be well-fed at the Resort! Rooms come equipped with games and books for entertainment, along with child-size robes, slippers and furniture.

With three golf courses and its own private beach, the hotel is pretty much paradise for any outdoorsy child. A host of sporting activities, including watersports, football, tennis and beach volleyball will satisfy even the most energetic. There’s also the chance to go horse riding and explore local beaches.

What’s more, the Verdura Kids Club, or Verduland, occupies its own, well-supervised area comprising a pool, playground and indoor zone with kitchen, television room, science lab and rest area. Three golf courses, a private beach, tennis courts and child-friendly facilities. What could be better?

Both these hotels have special offers on at the moment, so head to our clear and fuss-free website now. Do not hesitate to contact our expert advisors if you have any special requests.