Venetian Treasure Hunt at Belmond Hotel Cipriani
Positioned beside the lagoon on the tip of Giudecca Island, Belmond Hotel Cipriani is a true Venetian legend famous for its exquisite interiors and incredible cuisine. The iconic hotel’s younger guests have use of a dedicated kids’ pool, while at the fun-packed Smile Club an English-speaking tutor leads activities such as picnics and pastry lessons.
And the fun doesn’t stop there – beyond the hotel, children can become mini sleuths on a treasure hunt around Venice, tracking down hidden clues in St Mark’s Square before embarking on a gondola ride. Budding artists, meanwhile, can paint a typical Venetian boatyard before learning how the vessels are built followed by an ice cream along the Fondamenta delle Zattere waterfront; or decorate a traditional Venetian mask before wearing it on a guided tour around the city, learning the history and secrets of the Carnival of Venice.
Private Aquarium Experience at Belmond Hotel Splendido
Set overlooking the picture-perfect harbour of Portofino with its luxury yachts bobbing at anchor, Belmond Hotel Splendido is one of Italy’s most glamorous retreats. The child-friendly luxury hotel offers a host of activities for little ones, from learning Italian to angling with a local fisherman. Other fun-filled diversions include children’s yoga sessions, tennis lessons and pizza making classes.
For families seeking a truly unforgettable holiday experience, the hotel can arrange an exclusive after-hours evening visit to the Genoa Aquarium.
Children can meet the resident dolphins with a marine biologist and enjoy a special behind-the-scenes tour before the family sits down to dinner before the shark tank; or feed the aquarium’s adorable penguins before enjoying brunch or dinner with the sharks or dolphins.
Underwater Photography at Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo and Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea
Belmond Grand Hotel Timeo sits adjacent to Taormina’s Greek Theatre in Sicily with unrivalled views of the coastline and Mount Etna, while sister hotel Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea is set on its own exclusive beach down in the beautiful Bay of Mazzarò.
Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea’s dedicated kids’ club is available to guests of both hotels, offering a range of fun-filled activities including sandcastle contests and fishing trips with a Sicilian fisherman.
Children can also splash out with a supervised underwater photography session at both hotels. Water babies are provided with an underwater camera and goggles, allowing them to snap away as they play in the swimming pool. Children can then keep their underwater camera as a gift from the hotels.