Try something a bit different this year with Western & Orientals’ family programme – which offers more than just a beach, from football to rodeo, to keep kids entertained during the school holidays.
1. Spend Easter improving football skills at Cascades Wellness and Lifestyle Resort, Algarve, Portugal departing 6th April 2013
This is the perfect package, combining football training camps for children and luxury accommodation for parents.
Where and What: Designed with the help of former England coach Sven-Göran Eriksson, this football academy was conceived for children aged up to 12 years. With the help of a professional football coach, children will learn how to play football like a pro, whilst parents enjoy a relaxed holiday in the beautiful Western Algarve.
This luxury resort is situated on a cliff-top overlooking the Canvial beach in the beautiful town of Lagos in the Western Algarve. A week’s holiday departing 6th April is available from £1290 per adult, £330 per child, based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing a suite. Price includes Easyjet flights from London Gatwick, private transfers, 7 nights accommodation including breakfast, dinners for the adults, 1 football training camp free (extra football lesson for second child is €75 a day) www.wandotravel.com/holiday/portugal/cascades-wellness-and-lifestyle-resort/
2. From Tennis to Archery, sports junkies should head to Paradis, Mauritius, for May half-term – departing 25th May
Paradis Hotel & Golf Club is ideal for families and sports lovers. There is a great children’s club for children aged 3 to 12 years.
Where and What: The “Bob Marlin Mini-club” welcomes children aged 3 to 12, and kids from 4 years old can learn to water-ski in one of the most scenic lagoons in Mauritius. Children aged 6 to 12 can also learn the basics of golf. A special programme, the “Bubble Maker” allows youngsters from 8 years old to experience the thrill of diving in the pool under the professional care of a qualified instructor. The adults don’t get forgotten at this resort either, they can opt to have complimentary group tennis lessons at the Academy or choose private tuition from Euro35 per person and enjoy many land and water sports including 18-hole golf, volleyball and wind surfing.
Head off on 25th May for 7 nights at Paradis costs from £1,956 per adult and £1,325 per child, saving £900 per family. Price based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Family Suite, half board and includes direct Air Mauritius flights from Heathrow and private family transfers, when booked by 31st March 2013. www.wandotravel.com/holiday/mauritius/paradis-hotel-golf-club/
3. Liverpool FC Football Academy in St Vincent –May Half Term – departing 25th May
Be trained by a professional footballer on the tropical island of St Vincent – Liverpool FC Legend David Fairclough will be in residence 22nd May to 1st June 2013 to coincide with Whitsun half term.
Where and What: Buccament Bay Resort, on the Caribbean island of St Vincent, offers the perfect holiday for footie mad families with its Liverpool FC Football Academy.
The academy is hosting exclusive training sessions with former professional football players, with Liverpool FC legend David Fairclough in May. He will join a great team of local coaches all of whom have been trained at the Liverpool FC Academy in England to coach the ‘Liverpool way’. Kids will attend daily skills training sessions with friendly matches set up throughout the week. The Five Star resort also offers lots more activities to keep active families busy, including watersports, fitness centre, kids club, tennis courts and a beachfront infinity pool.
4. Live like a wildlife ranger for the day in Borneo…Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort, Borneo – August departures
Where and What: Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort lies on the edge of the South China Sea at Pantai Dalit, Borneo. Surrounded by tropical rainforest and stunning beaches, kids will love exploring the resort’s 64-acre Nature Reserve which is home to indigenous Orang Utans. What’s more, little ones will have the chance to be a ranger for the day where they are given the opportunity to get hands-on assisting the rangers with their daily tasks
A week’s stay in August 2013 is available from £1,449 per adult and £789 per child (under 12) based on 2 adults and 2 children sharing a Garden Wing: Superior Rainforest View Room (£4,476 per family) on a room only basis. The price includes 7 nights accommodation, return flights with Singapore Airlines between London Heathrow and Kota Kinabalu, private transfers and the one-day Ranger experience. www.westernoriental.com/families/holiday/malaysia/shangri-la-rasa-ria-resort/
5. Act out the Jungle Book and take an Elephant Safari in Thailand 11th July – 25th August 2013 departures
Where and What: . This must be every kids’ ultimate holiday and memorable for all the family. This two week break is centered around 4 days at Elephant Hills, where families will take part in various activities including: elephant experience, guided canoe safari and wildlife spotting, jungle trekking and evening activities.
If that wasn’t enough – this multi-centre holiday takes in the highlights of Thailand: the bustling city of Bangkok, the luscious jungles of Khao Sok National Park and the stunning beach of Phuket, staying at the Angsana Laguna Phuket
This holiday costs from £1,899 per adult and £999 per child (children must be over 7), between 11th July – 25th August 2013
Price includes 3 nights accommodation in Bangkok (room only), 3 nights at Angsana Laguna Phuket (bed and breakfast), and 3 nights in luxury tents at Elephant Hills, international flights from London Heathrow on Thai Airways and private transfers http://www.wandotravel.com/holiday/thailand/multi-centre/banyan-tree-bangkok-elephant-hill-jungle-safari-elephant-hills-rainforest-camp-angsana-laguna-phuket/
6. Riding, Rafting and Rodeo – Black Mountain Ranch, Colorado, USA for a real taste of a cowboy’s life – August departures
Where and What: Black Mountain Ranch in Colorado is set on 1,000 private acres, between Vail and Steamboat Springs. As well as riding through picturesque trails in the Routt National Forest, families will also be able to enjoy an overnight pack trip, white water rafting, hiking, fishing and roping practice, and there may even be a chance to visit a local Rodeo. The riding programme is suitable for all levels of ability.
A week’s holiday in August 2013 is available from £2,695 per adult based on two adults, and £2,530 per child sharing a 2 bedroom cabin. Prices include return flights from London Heathrow/Manchester/Glasgow to Denver, private airport transfers, all meals, horse riding programme, activities and taxes. www.westernoriental.com/families/holiday/united-states/black-mountain-ranch/
For holiday bookings call 0207 666 1234 or go to www.westernoriental.com