From a Lion King-inspired safari adventure to the Ultra Luxurious Children Club in Maldives Insignia experts have discovered the most exciting and exclusive children’s programmes on offer at some of finest luxury hotels. Whether you want to enjoy the sunshine or escape to the mountains for a week of skiing, – all what you need is to contact your PA.
The Safari Collection’s Private Lion King Tour, Kenya
The Safari Collection has launched a private safari around Kenyan locations which inspired the original Disney film. his adventure is guided by professional photographer and safari guide, Robert Carr-Hartley, who was intimately involved in the creation of the original Lion King film in 1994. The trip includes a stay at the famous Giraffe Manor where giraffes will join you for breakfast and tea, as well as Borana Lodge, a spot very similar to Pride Rock and Masai Mara’s Sala’s Camp, the heart of lion territory. Robert helped with many of the Swahili songs and names in The Lion King, as well as the decision to choose a warthog to be Simba’s sidekick. On this journey into the heart of the ‘Pride Lands’, you will meet some of Lion King’s characters, including Simba’s pride, Zazu the hornbill, Pumba the warthog, Ed, Shenzi and Banzai the hyenas.
Premium Skiing Experience in Verbier, Switzerland
The Verbier, one of Europe’s largest ski resorts, features everything from some of the most desirable snow around to peaks reaching nearly 11,000 feet in elevation. With varying conditions, this compound in southwestern Switzerland is an skier’s dream. Many of the area’s most famous off-piste runs, including Bec des Étagnes, Marlenaz, Croix de Coeur, Col des Mines, and Couloir de la “Banane,” are known and respected around the world. Your kids can learn from the best in the resort’s renowned ski school, which gives lessons to guests of varying ages and with different skill levels.
Ultra-Luxurious Children Club, Maldives
Set on two idyllic islands in the blissed-out Maldives, Niyama’s award-winning Explorer Kids Club is renowned as one of the world’s best. Splitting their mini VIPs into four tribes means activities are tailored specifically to the children’s age groups—resulting in even more fun.
Kids can soak up the island’s many delights, with dolphin-watching boat trips, hermit crab races, themed treasure hunts, coconut tree planting, lagoon kayaking and visits to Niyama’s underwater restaurant—which essentially transforms into their own private aquarium.
Wellness Escape with you Kids, Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
Ensuring that wellness isn’t just for the grown-ups, the “Grow with Six Senses” programme incorporates children’s social, environmental, physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual wellbeing into every stay.
At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, kids are spoiled for choice with immersive experiences that include seed planting, water purification, dance classes, chicken farming, castle-building and even mini mixology. After a whirlwind of activity during the day guided meditation sessions help everyone settle down to a great night’s rest.
Atlantis, The Palm, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a fantastic destination for a family vacation. With luxurious hotels, beautiful beaches, and multiple theme parks, one of them is Aquaventure, the water park belonging to the luxury hotel and is the self-proclaimed ‘best water park in Dubai’. While some of the larger rides may be more suitable for adults and older children, there is also plenty to do for smaller kids. Moreover, at Aquaventure you can also get up close and personal with sharks and hand-feed Cownose stingrays.