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Family holidays

There’s no need to worry about keeping everyone entertained on our family activity holidays. Water sports, tennis, biking, swimming, making new friends – it’s all on the menu. Not to mention glorious beachclub destinations, crowd-pleasing buffet dining and comfy family rooms to catch some zzz’s in.

From action-packed sports holidays for families to chilled out getaways, on a Neilson holiday you can relax as hard as you like. Take advantage of our expert instructors and improve your skills and performance in your family’s favourite sports. Or simply dip in and out of inclusive activities when the mood suits. Every family is different, so we let you create the ideal itinerary for you.  

At a glance...
  • Kids' clubs for all ages
  • Starfish crèche for babies
  • Interconnecting rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Kids' pools
  • High tea for under fives
  • 24-hour baby rooms
  • Cots, baby baths & buggies
  • Sleep clubs

Our cool kids’ clubs run every day, offering little ones from four months upwards the chance to try loads of new activities and have fun with other kids their own age. Any guilt will be promptly banished when you see how much fun they’re having! 

That leaves grown-ups free to hit the pool, take a siesta, visit the spa or head out on an adventure of their own. And don’t forget, the great thing about family activity holidays abroad is getting to do all of this in the warm Mediterranean sunshine.  

Our friendly team are on hand to make sure you have the best family activity holiday possible. Whether you’re travelling with teens or tots, our activity holidays for families give everyone the chance to do what they love. After all, it’s about striking the perfect balance between keeping the children happy and giving parents a well-earned break so that everyone leaves with a huge smile on their face.  

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Kids' clubs

There's so much to do in our kids' clubs (from nursery age two all the way up to teens in school year 12). Your children will get to try new activities and sports, make loads of friends and grow in confidence. A skilled, friendly, energetic team run the clubs, they'll arrange a full day of activities to keep young minds busy. Every club has activities perfect for the child's age. From adventures at sea including kayaking and sailing, to making and baking in the clubhouse, plus evenings out for older kids.

For babies there's the Starfish crèche and for watersports mad kids there's the Hot Shots club, both are available for a supplement. 

 

Children aged 14 years and above are welcome to join in with the adult teaching sessions in windsurfing, dinghy sailing, tennis and fitness. Children over the age of 14 can also join the guided bike rides but must be accompanied by an adult if under 18. Free-riding is also available if our bike guides are comfortable your children can ride safely. 


Don't miss out, pre-book your kids' clubs before you go to secure a space.

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Activities to do as a family on holiday

There’s a fantastic range of inclusive activities you can enjoy as a family. Make the most of our beautiful beachclub locations by spending time in or on the water. Inclusive water sports on offer include dinghy sailing, water skiing, wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding, kayaking and good old swimming.  If you prefer to stay on dry land, you could play a game of tennis, scale a climbing wall, head off on a family bike ride or even try some relaxing yoga.  Children aged 14 and above can also join in with the adult teaching sessions.

As well as our huge choice of inclusive activities (many of which you can do all day if you want to), we also offer a couple of additional activities that can be booked by paying a small supplement. Try out sports like kite-surfing and rock climbing, or upgrade your inclusive package for sports like wakeboarding and water skiing to nab some extra tows. And, of course, you can always opt to simply splash around in the pool, build sandcastles on the beach and eat endless ice creams together. Sounds ideal to us!

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A caring team

Let our team take care of your tots, toddlers and teens. They’ll be in safe hands with our bunch of nannies and watersports instructors.

Big kids’ themselves, (but sensible when they need to be) they have an endless supply of energy. Enough to keep even the most energetic children entertained with a full day of activities. You can head off and have some fun yourself, feel free to pop in and say hi whenever you like.

Does your child need a little extra help?

We want all children to be able to do their thing to the max! The activities we offer in our kids' clubs are full of fun and adventure, with the health and well-being of the children at the heart of what we do.

Large groups, new environments and exciting activities can sometimes be a little over whelming for children with additional needs, even if they thrive in main stream education. When this is the case, they may benefit from our one-to-one care service. This great service is designed to ensure all children are getting the incredible level of care they deserve as well as being able to safely enjoy activities as part of a group along with their new friends in kids' club.

Talk to us on 0333 014 3351 about the one-to-one care service and if it's right for you and your family.

Fuel up for fun

Growing kids out in the fresh air all day, burning loads of energy will definitely have worked up an appetite. Kids will love the food at our beachclubs. It’s nutritional, locally sourced and totally tasty. There’s plenty of familiar favourites on the buffets as well as some new flavours to try.

Four days a week children in Sea Urchins, Sea Badgers, Surfbusters, Stingrays, Sharksters and Hot Shots will be taken for lunch by the team (unless you prefer to sign them out). If you have any little ones in the Starfish creche, you'll need to collect them at 12.30pm, they can be dropped off again at 2.30pm.

Keep the tummy rumbles at bay with high tea at five pm for the under fives. 

Relaxed evenings

Take some time to enjoy a sunset stroll, enjoy dinner with friends or head out for cocktails - we’ll take care of the rest. Kids’ clubs run all the way through to 11pm on some evenings, with activities in the club house for the older kids or sleep club and a movie for the little ones.

More evening care is available if needed, it’s generally included for the older ones, or is in paid sleep club for the little ones, £15 per two hour session. Please bring along pyjamas plus milk and a comforter if needed.

Family and interconnecting rooms, baby booster and toddler packs

All beachclubs have interconnecting rooms. Two rooms with an internal door connecting them for more space, more security and peace of mind when travelling with the kids.

Our family rooms tend to have all the beds in the same room to keep an eye on the little ones at all times. Suites are also good for families looking for a little extra space and beds. Just let us know what you need when you book. Simple!

Cut down on the amount you need to bring with you for your little ones with our packs for little kids. Our baby booster pack includes a kettle and microwave in your room, a bottle steriliser, a chair style baby bouncer and a changing mat all for £25 per week.

Toddler packs include a kettle, microwave and a changing mat in your room for £10 per week. Our well-stocked shops in your beachclub also sell nappies, milk, formula milk, suntan lotion and various other goods for children.

What to bring?

All children in our clubs (with the exception of TAG) get a rash vest. Younger children (up to Stingrays age) also get a sun hat and drawstring bag in their club colours. We have lots of baby baths and cots that can be put in your room (on request), there's also a supply of pushchairs that you’re welcome to borrow (subject to availability), plus there’s toys and games galore in the kids’ clubs.

Our beachclubs have an on-site shop or there are stores nearby where you can stock up on baby wipes, nappies, formula and other useful baby bits.

What to bring?

All children in our clubs (with the exception of TAG) get a rash vest. Younger children (up to Stingrays age) also get a sun hat and drawstring bag in their club colours. We have lots of baby baths and cots that can be put in your room (on request), there's also a supply of pushchairs that you’re welcome to borrow (subject to availability), plus there’s toys and games galore in the kids’ clubs.

Our beachclubs have an on-site shop or there are stores nearby where you can stock up on baby wipes, nappies, formula and other useful baby bits.

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