New adventures for children
Every day is a new adventure for children and they’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to which adventure to embark upon next on a Neilson holiday, especially when it comes to the range of water sports they can try! No matter how young they are, there’s an opportunity to get out onto the water to have fun and try something new.
There are children’s clubs for all ages on Neilson beachclub holiday, starting with the Starfish crèche for the very youngest of guests (4-23months). Even at such a tender age, there are opportunities to introduce them to the water and the amount of fun to be had exploring new water based activities. The fully qualified Starfish nannies, together with the water sports instructors, will organise trips for the little ones in the water ski boats, wobble about on paddleboards, enjoy beach picnics, sandcastle building and of course have lots of fun splashing around at the waters edge!
For Sea Urchins (age two-four years), the sea becomes one big playground! The team will take them on catamaran joyrides, kayak safaris and introduce them to the fun of ‘wobble-boarding’ – how long can your little one balance on a paddle board before leaping (or wobbling) into the water!
The Sea Badgers (reception and year one) and Surfbusters (year two and three) clubs will leave you wondering just how they manage to squeeze so much action into one day! Your kids will get the chance to turn their hand to a full range of water sports including kayaking, sailing, paddle boarding and of course swimming, with pool and beach games galore!
The water sports based fun continues for children in the Sharksters (school years four, five and six), Surf Squad (school years seven and eight) and Wave Riders (school years nine and ten) clubs! Whether they’re in the sea, on the beach or in the pool they’ll have an absolute ball with new friends and learn new skills along the way.
For those children keen to focus on learning dinghy sailing and windsurfing specifically, check out the Hot Shots club (school years four to nine). There’s an additional cost for this club but it’s perfect for kids looking to take their skills to the next level. Royal Yachting Association (RYA) instructors will ensure they master the waves and the RYA Youth Sailing Awards will provide formal qualifications to sail away with!
So many benefits too…
The physical benefits of your kids leading an active lifestyle are well- documented and after a fun-packed day on the water and on shore, it’s likely they’ll enjoy a good night’s sleep too. However, you’ll also be amazed at how their confidence and self-esteem will grow as they discover a little independence within their club, meet new friends and try new activities on holiday. And it won’t be long before they’re starting to encourage you to try new water sports too and you’re off on a kayak adventure or sailing trip together. Happy days!