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Babygoes2 recommends properties which are suitable for babies or toddlers for a variety of reasons (go to first stop). None of these properties however is 100% child-safe. All of the property descriptions are the opinion of BabyGoes2 and not the individual property owner or tour operator. Prices, while as accurate as possible, are for guidance only. Check late deals and members offers for any price reductions or offers.
Ski Famille, France
Location:

Experts in child friendly holidays, Ski Famille has 13 catered chalets spread between the French resorts of Les Gets, Reberty 200- (Les Menuires, 3 Valleys) and La Plagne. Great family service - All chalets have in-chalet childcare provided by a team of qualified and experienced carers. All properties are ski in/ski out or very close to the piste.

Accommodation:

There is a choice of 13 chalets including a selection of two  “Premier Select” and six "Select" properties for those seeking a little more in the way of character or luxury. Properties sleep between 8 and 22 people. You can take over a whole chalet or book one or two rooms for your family. Chalets are intended to be an informal environment where you and your family can relax and enjoy your holiday. Chalets have dedicated playrooms complete with books, toys and childcare equipment. All chalets have a stock of sterilisers, high chairs, cots and other essentials.

Child Care:

Ski Famille cater for children from a few months old to 12 years and provide 6 days of optional “a la carte childcare” Looking after and entertaining children has always been at the heart of a Ski Famille holiday. Their team are all recruited for their genuine enthusiasm for helping children to enjoy their time in the Alps. This high quality childcare means that many clients return year after year. Childcare is provided in the chalet you stay in rather than in a large impersonal crèche and your children will, wherever possible, have the same carers for the duration of their holiday. Whenever the weather allows play is based outdoors, however, there is a range of stimulating indoor activities available.

Price guide:

Catered chalets from around £500 per adult for a week and £300 or a child. Many seasonal offers available however.

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Hotel Gruner Baum
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Hotel Gruner Baum

Location:

Situated close to the world famous spa town of Bad Gastin in seventy beautiful acres of unspoilt countryside in a National Park, this traditional family run hotel has excellent facilities and makes a perfect destination for both summer and winter holidays, close to the UK with flight times under 2 hours.

Accommodation:

The hotel has a great choice of accommodation that includes two bedroom family apartments sleeping up to five people. Other room types are available, sleeping between 2 and 5 people. The hotel offers a relaxing ambience in beautiful surroundings; all rooms are individually decorated with simple attractive furniture.

Facilities:

Two swimming pools, out door with spectacular mountain views and also a thermal indoor pool. Childrens water play area (inside and out) supervised by a lifeguard. Restaurant, Gym, Sauna, Steam room, jogging track, Spa, Tennis courts and a volley ball court. Mountain bikes available and also sledges in the winter. There is also a shuttle to the ski lifts and the Ice curling rink. Golf nearby.

Child Care:

‘Baumlings’ mini club which runs six days per week during the main holiday periods is complimentary for ages 3-12 years and the club facilities include a splash pool and adventure playground.

For children:

There is evening entertainment for children at hotel enabling adults to relax and have some grown up time. During the winter months children can enjoy Ski Kindergarten with kids ski slope with baby lift. Children are allowed in the restaurant, high chairs and childrens menus are available – In the main holidays there is also a childrens buffet. Babysitting is available (max one child per sitter) pre booking necessary. Baby listening in all rooms via monitor in reception. Childrens amenities available to pre order, books games, DVD s all available at the hotel. The hotel is able to provide child safety features, potties, changing mats, bottle sterilising kit and kettle on request. Younger guests receive bathrobes and slippers in room on arrival.

Price guide:

From £4200 for a family of 4 including flights from the UK, transfers and half board.

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Perdepera Beach Resort
Location:
Perdepera Beach Resort is located on the eastern side of unspoilt Sardinia with lovely views of both the coastline and long sandy beach and of magnificent mountains behind. The resort has a relaxed and intimate feel, with single storey accommodation set is lovely gardens.
Accommodation:
Accommodation is set in terraced villas which are split into individual rooms, built in traditional Sardinian style, with colourwashed walls set amongst landscaped flower gardens, close to the beach. Double, triple and family rooms are available, which all have their own private terrace where you can relax and enjoy the shady gardens around you. All rooms are fully air-conditioned with their own television, en-suite bathroom, fridge and safe. Beach towels are also provided.
Facilities:
Superb range of facilities an activities, most with optional tuition, such as watersports, tennis, fitness classes, mountain biking. Pool, beach, wi fi, lovely restaurant with excellent food - a mixture of buffet and a la carte evenings:The Perdepera Beach Resort is run on a full board basis, with wine, water and soft drinks all included at lunch and dinner.
For children:
Childcare and activities from 4 mths to 17yrs. Baby Club 4-11 Months Cost 2014: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - £180 per week 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £360 per week Toddler Club 1-2 Years (split into 2 groups according to age). Toddler 1 Club (1 year olds) The Toddler 1 club provides a good balance of indoor and outdoor play ensuring that time in the outdoor heat is limited. The Toddler room is brightly painted and full of all the latest toys and games to stimulate these little minds. Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - £180 per week 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £360 per week Toddler 2 Club (2 year olds) The Toddler 2 club, like the Toddler 1 club, provides a good balance of outdoor and inside fun with stimulating play led by the Toddler Club team of nannies. Toddler 2 Club Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - FREE 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week Mini Club 3-5 Years The Mini Club runs a daily schedule of fun-filled activity throughout the week supervised by a high ratio of nannies to children. There is plenty going on to stimulate the young minds, and a good balance of indoor and outdoor activity. Cost: 6 mornings (9am to 12.30pm) - FREE 6 afternoons (2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - £180 per week Junior Club 6-9 Years Junior Club offers a varied programme of activities throughout the day including an introduction to sailing and windsurfing using junior equipment.FREE Kidz Club 10-13 Years Kidz Club is lively, and has a full and varied programme of activities and watersports provided throughout the day. Children's windsurfing and sailing lessons are included as part of the daily schedule. As children in this age group are slightly more independent, supervision by our childcare team is provided when an activity is taking place, and children are free to dip in and out as they wish. Cost: 6 full days (9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm) - FREE Indy Club 14-17 Years Family holidays are great, but older kids sometimes want to enjoy some independence, so for guests between 14 and 17 year the Indy Club is ideal. It's a place where teenagers can meet up and make friends of their own age and enjoy a full programme of activities. Costs - FREE 6 full days, 9am to 12.30pm & 2.30pm to 5.30pm
Price guide:
Based on a family of 2 adults and 2 children, one week in June around £2800 including flights and full board, and in peak season Aug around £4800. Based on a family of 2 ads and one infant, one week in June around £1500, peak season around £2900.
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Moonfleet Manor
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Moonfleet Manor Fleet Weymouth, Dorset www.moonfleetmanorhotel.co.uk
Facilities:
Indoor swimming pools, badminton, tennis, a Verandah building has a large indoor play area with giant board games and trampolines. There is also an outdoor play area with sun loungers and hammocks to relax on. Upstairs in their Verandah you can enjoy a coffee and chill out looking across the beautiful views of the Dorset coast.
Child Care:
Moonfleet is a genuinely family friendly hotel. Cots, z beds, highchairs and children's high tea, are always available. The crèche (the Den) is open all year round and is free of charge to residents. It provides a safe haven where smaller children can be left to enjoy themselves in professional care. There is also an outdoor play area with a sandpit, climbing frame, slide and swings. Housed within the Verandah building is a huge indoor play area, which contains lots of activities suitable for all ages, such as soft tennis, table tennis, table football and pool. There is a children's lunch (healthy options) served in the Restaurant from 12 noon – 2.00 p.m. High tea is served in the Children's Tea Room from 5.00 p.m. and is a two course buffet which changes on a daily basis. There are delicious healthy options always available. Children can dine with their parents in our main Restaurant –as long as dinner is taken no later than 7.15pm.
Price guide:
from £165 per night Inclusive of Dinner, bed and breakfast for two adults. (There is a 10% reduction single parents with children.)
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Sea Garden
Location:

This lovely all inclusive resort is situated just 20 minutes from Bodrum. The hotel overlooks a spacious crescent shaped beach and beautiful terraced gardens. Relaxed and informal with great food and childcare and a very peaceful, picturesque location. Included in the price: Flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, snacks, lunch, dinner and alcohol, childcare for the over twos (1yr olds are chargeable), tennis, sailing and windsurfing tuition.

Accommodation:

Well appointed rooms with contemporary decor and great views out to sea or of the gardens

Facilities:

2 tennis courts, watersports centre, 7 restaurants, hotel bar, 2 swimming pools, gym, spa.

For children:

Dedicated pool. Childcare from From 1yr to 17yrs. Childcare for 1 yr olds at extra cost, half days childcare for 2 yr olds (full days optional extra cost) and kidsclubs from 3 -17 yrs included in the price of the holiday. The Indy Club from 14-17yrs runs during school summer holiday and October half term dates.

Price guide:

Prices family of 2 ads and 1 child from £1967 to £3700 all inclusive 7 nights Family of 2 ads and 2 children from £3100 to £5126 all inclusive 7 nights

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Villa Radicata - Mum and Baby Experience
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Villa Radicata, East Tuscany Italy

Big enough for:

Up to 10 - also with adjacent flat sleeping 2-4.

Location:

Villa Radicata is a beautiful  traditional restored farmhouse in Tuscany with stunning lake and hill views. It offers  family yoga and fitness breaks, cooking courses and more, or  the villa can be rented on an individual basis. Located close to Anghiari in Eastern Tuscany in the Tiber valley,  the villa is surrounded by three acres of private gardens and with its own private swimming pool giving fabulous, open views over the Tuscan countryside. The villa is near a small village with a supermarket and pizzeria and just 15 mins from Anghiari, a pretty, medieval hilltop town. It is also within easy reach of the larger town of San Sepolcro (20 mins).

 

Accommodation:

Villa Radicata has been renovated by owners Rita and Mike Kobrak, and retains many original features and has chestnut beams and terracotta floors throughout. There are several patios and a lovely pergola around the house. There are 5 bedrooms,  4 bathrooms, dining room, living room, fully equipped kitchen with bread and pasta maker, private garden, pool, outdoor pizza oven with possibility of pizza/pasta making lessons, 4 cots, 4 high chairs and plenty of toys,washing machine,dish washer, BBQ, Sky TV, DVD, CD, Books, toys & Games, mountain bikes.

 

Facilities:

As well as weekly self catered holidays, Villa Radicata offers unique, relaxing and hugely popular Mum and Baby Experience holidays, including yoga and cooking breaks, or Bella Mamma breaks - with some pampering treats included, plus family fitness breaks. There's an on site babysitter and delicious, healthy home cooked food. 2 yoga classes and one cooking lesson per day on the yoga and cooking breaks. 3 fun fitness classes on the fitness breaks. Excursion to Medieval town of Anghiari, massage and airport transfers from Perugia included. Everything you need to make travelling with baby stress-free.

Or simply rent the villa for your own very special family holiday, and pre-book any of the optional activities - or simply relax in the beautiful, peaceful surroundings.

Mum and baby break dates for 2015 are: 24th-29th May 31st May - 5th June 2015   23 - 28th August 2015

Family Fitness breaks: 12-17th April 2015

Bella Mama breaks: 29th August - 4th Sep 2015

For children:

cots, highchairs, prams, toys, books, games, babysitting, baby songs, dancing, arts and crafts and baby Italian outdoors.

Sleeps:
10
Price guide:

Mum and baby breaks £800/£900 . Partners welcome too. Villa rental from £1500-£3000 per week. There is also a small flat next door which can be rented together or seperately (price is £450). Flights and car hire or transfers extra.

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Casale Villarena, Amalfi Coast
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Casale Villarena

Location:
Worlds away from the busier spots of Sorrento and Amalfi, Nerano is a small fishing village which, despite its two Michelin-starred restaurants, has retained a charming out-of-the-way atmosphere.  Set amidst the gorgeous landscape of the Punta Campanella marine nature reserve, the village is built into the hillside overlooking the pretty little bay of Marina del Cantone below. Whether you're travelling with baby or children, this is a great family-friendly base from which to explore this beautiful region.
 
Nerano is well-located for exploring the whole peninsula.  Sorrento is approximately 15km away and Positano just over 30km.  Pompeii and Herculaneum are a little further but well worth the trip.
Accommodation:

Accommodation is in one of five comfortable family-style apartments, each with one or two bedrooms,  a balcony or terrace and a kitchen making it very easy when travelling with baby in tow.   Situated either in the grounds of the main villa or just a few yards from the main entrance to the Casale, all the apartments have sea views. Fuernished in simple Italian style, the interiors are practical, spacious and bright.

The swimming pool and children's play areas are on level terraces amongst lemon and olive trees. 

Facilities:

The swimming pool and childrens play area are located on level terraces in the grounds of the hotel.

 

For children:

Excursions can be organised through the owner, with Italian cooking, farm excursions and boat trips being family favourites.

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Lakitira Beach Resort
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Lakitira Beach Resort, Greece

Location:

Great for sailing & tennis with childcare from 4mths Set in four acres of flower-filled gardens and with two separate beach areas. The newly refurbished Lakitira Beach Resort on the Greek island of Kos offers plenty of space and outstanding facilities. Included in the price: Flights, transfers, accommodation, breakfast, dinner, childcare for the over twos (4mth to 2yrs is chargeable), tennis, sailing and windsurfing tuition

Accommodation:

There’s a fantastic range of accommodation at Lakitira Beach Resort so you can choose from three options that suits you best. These include, The Hotel, the Village and the Suites. The accommodation at Lakitira is spread out amongst the colourful gardens with whitewash villa-style apartments, ideal for families, or recently refurbished balconied rooms in the resort’s hotel.

Facilities:

Great for both tennis and sailing. RYA watersports centre, 11 tennis courts, 3 restaurants, 4 bars, 2 beaches, 2 swimming pools, beauty salon, shop, 24 hour kitchen

Child Care:

From 4mths to 17yrs. With childcare for the over twos included in the price of the holiday. The Indy Club from 14-17yrs only runs in July and August.

Additional Information:

Half board is included in the price of your holiday. Guests can also pre-book full board to include lunch for £70 per adult per week and £58 per child per week

Price guide:

Brochure Prices range from £595 to £1422pp for 7 days. However discounts are available throughout the season and babygoes2 visitors benefit from a 7% discount when quoting babygoes2.(some dates excluded)

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Country Kids
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Country Kids/Country Tots, South of France.

Country Kids offer is unique. With nearly 10 years' experience and having hosted hundreds of families, they are experts in child friendly holidays, and have put together a truly amazing holiday guaranteed to give every member of the family just what they need.

Their recipe for relaxation for parents and fun for kids includes luxurious accommodation, beautiful grounds and fantastic facilities for adults and kids, accredited childcare from 3 months, Kids club to 12 years+, babysitting, delicious meals, on and off site activities including visits to our petting farm, a café/bar for socializing and much more!

In July and August their holidays are on a fully inclusive basis with everything included in the price. For the rest of their season (April-June and September-October) many of the elements are offered on an optional basis so that families can tailor the package to their own needs.

Whichever time of year you visit, childcare in the fabulous accredited crèche and kids club, the Big Kids programme in school holidays, 2 nights babysitting, daily housekeeping, use of all the facilities on site and visits to the petting farm are always included! Non-stop fun for kids and stress-free relaxation for parents.

Location:

Near Montpellier, Country Kids is situated at Le Mas Pandit, a beautiful domaine in the South of France. It is about 40 minutes from the sea in the stunning Mediterranean wine region of the Herault, near to the airports of Beziers, Nimes and Montpellier. It is situated 10 minutes from Le Lac de Salagou which is an enormous lake with 2 water sports centres set in a breathtaking red rock volcanic landscape. Many quaint villages nearby with great markets and easy to reach fun day trips.

Accommodation:

5 luxury apartments in the Old Dairy building (each with their own separate entrance and outdoor terrace) in a huge beautifully restored stone building dating back to the 1700's. Plus a separate two bedroomed house, The Chestnut House, and a separate 5 bedroomed duplex, The Farmhouse, also in renovated stone buildings. All accommodation has fully equipped kitchens, Sky tv, dvds, all mod cons and Wi-Fi.

In the Old Dairy, there are 2 ground floor apartments each with three bedrooms, 2 first floor apartments each with three bedrooms and a second floor apartment with two bedrooms (and a beautiful view!). All staircases have gates at the top and the bottom and all terraces are fully enclosed.

The Chestnut House is arranged over two floors with the lounge and one bedroom downstairs and the second bedroom upstairs.

The Farmhouse is enormous with a double height lounge/kitchen/dining area, a double room and bathroom downstairs and 3 twins, a king double with en-suite dressing room and bathroom and a second upstairs bathroom. Perfect for one family or two sharing or for bringing grandparents along! Daily housekeeping, shared use of pools, and outdoor seating areas and summer kitchen/barbeque facilities. Sheets, bath towels, beach equipment and swimming towels, DVDs, toys, books, baby equipment and much more provided.

Facilities:

This is a kids paradise! A fantastic heated pool (with safety regulation fencing and a slide), a toddler pool, a separate adults only pool and jacuzzi, a gym, 9 hole mini golf, a tennis court, a petting farm, a great climbing frame and a sandpit, a tree house, trikes, water play, a ball pond and soft play equipment, bikes, ping pong, table football. A Big Kids club house and a café/bar for socializing open 24 hours!

Child Care:

Unlimited use of the fully accredited and regulated (English speaking) crèche for babies 10 weeks to 6 yrs+, plus supervised activities for older children (6 yrs-12yrs+) with the Big Kids Programme in school holidays.

Activities include canoeing and kayaking, cycling and mountain biking, golf, horse and pony riding, wind surfing and sailing, tree top climbing adventure, lake and river swimming, mountain climbing, fishing, hiking, cycling, working on the farm, archery and tennis, farm animals to have fun with including chickens, horses, donkeys, sheep and cows. Winetasting, yoga, massage and spa treatments for adults.

Offers:

With every October holiday they are offering a Euros 300 voucher which can be redeemed on site against purchases of food and drink, spa treatments and yoga sessions.

In September and October the main pool remains heated and our crèche and kids club are open, as always, 6 days a week taking babies from 3 months old up to teenagers.  We are the perfect short haul destination for pre-school families looking for exceptional childcare in a small setting that will allow them to have guilt free down time without the kids around. There is availability from 20 September through to the end of October.

Additional Information:

 Autumn ( Sept / Oct dates) season package (luxury self-catered)  is offered and  it includes:

        Luxurious accommodation with full kitchen

        Unlimited use of the crèche or Kids’ Club childcare services

        Friday early morning PJ parties for kids (and alone time for parents)

        Exciting Big Kids Programme for 6-12-year-olds

        Two nights fully-licensed babysitting for date nights

        Daily animal feeding sessions to engage kids on the farm

        Daily tea time with gourmet treats and delicious snacks

        Daily housekeeping – mum’s never have to lift a finger

        Use of all recreational facilities at the Country Kids resort

        Use of baby equipment, including cots, linens and strollers

        Wifi to keep guests linked up to the outside world

       

With every October holiday Country Kids are offering a Euros 300 voucher which can be redeemed on site against purchases of food and drink, spa treatments and yoga sessions.

 

Price guide:

The high season runs from June to mid-September: holidays are fully inclusive basis with everything included. For the rest of the season (April-May and Mid-September-October)) many elements are offered on an optional basis so that families can tailor the package to their own needs.

Childcare in the fabulous regulated crèche and kids club, the Big Kids programme in school holidays, 2 nights babysitting, housekeeping, use of all the facilities on site and visits to the petting farm are always included. Please enquire for rates.

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Mousses Villas
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Mousses Villas

Big enough for:

2 – 6 people

Location:

Mousses Villas is set in lush gardens on the outskirts of Lefkada Town. The 12 villas consist of eight 2-bedroom semi-detached villas, two 2-bedroom detached villas and two 3-bedroom detached villas with large private swimming pools. The complex is also the setting for Simpson's long-awaited second crèche and children's club, and the set-up here will be similar to the successful formula at Periyali Villas with British nannies on-site and both daytime and evening sessions at the crèche and children's club. Mousses further comes with a large shared swimming pool and shallow pool for toddlers, and on-site is also a restaurant and bar that provides an indulgent poolside bar service. The nearest beach is only a 5 minute drive away while bustling Lefkada Town is only 10 minutes away.

Accommodation:

All villas have full self-catering facilities and come with TVs with DVD and CD players to keep the youngest entertained. Some of the villas also have wifi access.

Facilities:

Swimming pool 15m x 8m (depth 2.5m), children's pool 3m x 3m, poolside bar and restaurant serving lunches and evening meals, wifi in communal areas and a small on – site massage room (by appointment only and payable locally)

Child Care:

Our Hatchlings Crèche accepts infants from 6 months to 3 years and the Turtles Children’s Club accepts children from 4-10 years and operates five days per week

Price guide:

Prices start from £630 per person for a week in June, £678 per person in July, £821 per person in August and £709 per person in September. All prices are based on 4 people sharing and include 7 nights' accommodation and flights from London Gatwick and car hire. Flight supplements may apply. Child discounts are available on all departures outside of the peak holiday season.

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The Peligoni Club
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The Peligoni Club, Zakynthos

Big enough for:

2-16

Location:

The Peligoni Club is in Zakynthos, the largest most southerly of the Ionian Islands to the West of Greece.

The Club itself is situated in the North, which is relatively untouched.  It is a 3 hour direct flight from London.Transfers or car hire can be arranged

Accommodation:

The accommodation at Peligoni is an eclectic mix of Greek and English villas, ranging from large converted farmhouses, to luxurious contemporary modern villas, to simple studios and boutique rooms.  Some are within walking distance of the Club, others a short drive. All give the opportunity to enjoy the freedom and privacy of a stand alone villa, and yet with access to all the hotel facilities when required.

An In Villa dining service is available, as well as a pre arrival shopping service. Most accommodation has either shared or private pool.

Facilities:

The Club is members only, offering all the facilities of a 5* boutique hotel without any of the pomp and circumstance. It has a beautiful pool, restaurant, a variety of concierge style services such as food hampers or cook service. It's a great place for watersports - with windsurfing and sailing equipment to suit those from beginners to the more experienced. There are kayaks and stand up paddleboards also available

There are cycles for hire and guided tours - in 2015 one of these was hosted by Chris Hoy no less!

Tennis is also popular at the Club, tuition available, and in 2017 there will be a family tennis tournament, complete with Pimms, trophies and strawberries and cream.

The Club is also home to the fabulous Goat shed spa, as well as their fitness centre with fully trained instructors on hand to help with your fitness needs, offering complementary classes, including Yoga and Pilates.  

There are organised trips available - everything  from monastary walks to boat trips.

There are a number of catering options - from in villa shopping, hampers or even a private cook. Or of course there is the excellent Club restaurant.

Child Care:

A  purpose built crèche, offering three sessions per day (each of 3 hours). Parents can leave their youngest in the care of  fully qualified and vetted nannies, safe in the knowledge they will be properly looked after and cared for. 

Crèche facilities work on a strict ratio basis and as such should be booked well in advance to avoid disappointment. There is a charge for the creche, but evening sessions from 7pm-11pm is free for those eating in restaurant.

The Club also offers informal in-villa babysitting services from 7pm onwards charged at 15€ per hour for a minimum of 3 hours,

For children from 4 – 12 yrs there is an informal Kids Club, where activities are put on, at least twice every day, that they can choose to get involved in or not. Peligoni believe in an opt-in rather than opt- out approach that they find kids are naturally drawn to and enjoy. Activities include things such as face-painting, treasure hunts, and pizza making to name but a few.

For teens: for summer 2017 there will be a new area called The Yard Bar and a range of teen tailored activities.

The Kids Club is free to children of members.

For children:

creche and kids club, watersports, pool, cycling, tennis, activity programme

Spa:

Spa treatments

Price guide:

Peligoni Villas start from £756 per week all the way up to £18,000 for a large, peak season luxurious property. Club membership is from £140 to £245 per adult, per week, depending on season. 0-3 yr old are free, and children pay from £70 to £175 depending on age and season

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Martinhal Quinta
Big enough for:

2-10

Location:

Martinhal Quinta is set in its own grounds on the exclusive Quinta Do Lago site on the Algarve, just 15 mins drive from Faro, and well located to explore not only the rest of the coast and the Eastern Algarve, but inland too. Unspoilt Loule, with its fab market (excellent for fish and vegetables) for example can be reached in just over 10 mins. Estoi, Tavira, Olhao, Silves are all within easy reach. The resort offers the sought-after and rare combination of top quality self-catering accommodation with hotel style service and facilities, including creche and childrens’ club so it's perfect for that flexible luxury holiday with children in tow. An ideal destination for all seasons, for families travelling individually or together with friends.

Accommodation:

There are 2/3 bedroom townhouses, 3/4/5 bedroom villas, all with private pools and gardens – the townhouse pools are smaller, plunge pools, the villas' pools are larger. The houses and villas are all of a high standard. Decorated in cool, neutral colours with shaker style furniture, they are very spacious and well equipped. There is air conditioning/heating in all rooms, 52 in flat screen TV. DVD’s are available for hire. There’s a cd system in the lounge/dining room. The bedrooms are very large, all with spacious en suite bathrooms with both a shower and bath. Living/dining rooms are spacious and very comfortable. The kitchens are stylish and well equipped, bathrooms are spacious.

Facilities:

There is a very attractive central area with a huge pool and childrens pool, a poolside restaurant/café for lunches and snacks. There is a good creche and kids club, along with a Deli with with groceries and prepared dishes. Reception can arrange more or less anything – from bikes (for children too), to tennis, riding, golf and boat trips. The beach is a 2 min drive away (2km), with easy, shaded parking. There is an adult only swimming pool and a beach shuttle (local charge). Wifi.

Child Care:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.

For children:

A  kids club and creche from 6mth -8yrs (local charge). Very well run with a varied schedule of activities and committed staff. The Blue Room is a great place for older children and teenagers to hang out and chill.Baby Concierge service where baby/child equipment can be pre -ordered. Childrens pool.Babysitting.

Pool:

Private pools in the townhouses and villas can be fenced on request - subject to availability. Request at the time of booking.

Price guide:

Prices range from £1500- £5000 per week, depending on season and size of house or villa. Flights and transfers extra.

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La Manga Club - hotel and Las Lomas Village
Location:

This large, luxury resort boasts an unrivalled range of activities for adults and children alike. Everything from golf to fitness classes, with tennis, football and golf tuition and academies. Ideal for relaxation too however with an excellent spa and a variety of good restaurants. Good creche and kids club too. Located in Almeria, South East Spain on an undeveloped part of the Spanish coast, beautiful beaches. The resort has its own sandy beach around a 10 min hotel shuttle. 10 minute drive to quaint fishing village. Close to 2 historic cathedral cities- Cartagena and Murcia.

Accommodation:

Wide range of accommodation options from the 5 Star La Manga Club hotel, to Las Lomas appts and townhouses (4 star) - the latter offering self catering space and flexibility with all the resort facilities. The hotel offers spacious comfortable rooms and suites. Las Lomas has its own facilities and is close to the hotel. These spacious and stylish apartments and townhouses have fully equipped kitchens, air con and balcony or terrace. They have access to all the facilities of the Lomas Village and the La Manga resort as a whole and are an ideal choice for families looking for space, flexibility,value for money, and yet all the facilities of a 5 star resort.

Facilities:

Swimming pools, kids pool, 3x18 hole golf courses,Tennis centre, football, Health and beauty spa with sauna and jacuzzi, Squash, Gym, Bowls, boules, paddle tennis,Watersports, Diving, Horse riding, open air cinema, aerobics, , creche kids club and teens programme 8 restaurants

For children:

Creche from 6 mths, kids club and teens programme Golf, tennis and football (Milan soccer school) tuition Activity programme Kids pool

Price guide:

Hotel price from £675 per person for a week inc flights and transfers Las Lomas from around £500 per adult for 7 nights inc flights and transfers Accommodation only price from around £1500 for a 2 bed appt.

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Minorca Sailing Holidays
Big enough for:

1-8

Location:

This specialist sailing and windsurfing centre is in Ses Salines, on the edge of the bay of Fornells, in the north of the Balearic island of Minorca. It is a small, friendly sailing village away from the tourist beat. All of the accommodation in Ses Salines is only a minute or two’s walk from the beach, purpose built crèche and sailing centre. There is a shop for essentials, including a small selection of baby products. Fornells, at the head of the bay and a short walk from Ses Salines, is a small, whitewashed fishing village, typical to Minorca. In summer, its harbour becomes a popular overnight haven for visiting yachts and the bars and restaurants have a lively evening atmosphere. Here you can find a variety of shops including a small supermarket and chemist. There is also a health centre in Fornells.

Accommodation:

Small, friendly family run hotel and self-catering accommodation ranging from 4 bedroom villas with own private pools to simple self catering apartments with use of club pool. Sharing accommodation options too - ideal if you're travelling alone with children or looking for a  baby friendly holiday in a relaxed atmosphere. All villas have fully equipped kitchens with microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Some have a tumble dryer. Cots and high chairs are provided and, where necessary, stair gates. Some of the villas have gated access to their own pools. Minorca Sailing’s staff regularly visit the sailing centre and can advise on the most suitable accommodation for those travelling with infants and young children. There is a small arrival pack containing basic essentials in all self-catering accommodation.

For children:

Creche from 4 mths to 4 yrs, varied programme, good carer/child ratio. The crèche includes indoor and shaded outdoor play areas, and is situated on the seafront by the sailing centre and moorings. Sailing tuition and activities in age groups for 4 yrs to teenagers

Price guide:

Adults from around £1000 inc flights Children 6 – 11 years 20% off low/mid season; 10% off in high season 2 - 5 years 33% off low/mid season; 25% off high season Infants (under 2 years) - £298

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