Unless you’ve visited a Worldwide Kids accredited resort before, it’s hard to know just what to expect when you go away for a family holiday. Those who have, tend to come back to Worldwide Kids accredited resorts year after year – because they know they can expect fun and educational activities for their kids in a safe environment while they get that relaxation time they’re looking for.
To give you more of an idea as to what the perfect family holiday could be like, we’re putting together a bit of a glimpse into what’s been happening at some of our resorts so far this season..
Set in an idyllic and tranquil location close to Agios Ioannis Peristeron, MarBella Corfu is nestled in lush gardens and perched on a wooded hillside allowing for spectacular views of the crystal-clear Ionian Sea and mainland coast of Greece.
Sitting firmly on the map as Corfu’s leading family hotel, MarBella Corfu offers a variety of child-friendly activities and bespoke babysitting services.
‘This season (2018) is off to a great start. We have more families here than ever before, and we’ve had some fantastic feedback from parents and kids alike, who have been enjoying what our kids clubs have to offer.’ Richardos Lellas, Manager, MarBella Corfu
What does MarBella have to offer families?
MarBella has something for everyone and all ages, with inspiring and enticing activities for children of all ages from 4 months old up to 18 years old. Worldwide Kids ensures that your children attend a safe and engaging childcare environment with a team we are proud of, working to the very highest of standards.
Set on the lower pools level, the creche, kids and teen club are designed for children from 4 to 18 years old offering a wide range of indoor and outdoor play areas. Operated by Worldwide Kids staff, this UK qualified childcare setting offers everything a child’s heart desires:
- Indoor and outdoor playgrounds
- Toys for indoor and outdoor play
- Animated fun activities
- Creativity programme
- Games on the beach, picnics, parties
- Special programme activities for babies and infants
- Professionally trained Worldwide Kids staff
MELI CRECHE CLUB – for infants from 4 months up to 3 years of age.
MELI KIDS CLUB – a separate activity club for kids between 4 and 12 years of age. Children can play, create, learn and make friends, participate in shows or short excursions.
MELI TEENS CLUB – This Teen Club gives Teens between 13 and 17 years of age a chance to try some new things and meet other children of their own age. We do everything from water sports, archery, football, tennis and cooking lessons.
WORLDWIDE KIDS TOTS FOOTBALL ACADEMY – For children aged 18 months – 4 years. Children attending the academy will experience fun and educational football sessions, in which both parent and child can be involved. The academy has been created to provide the children with a fun and safe environment to practice the sport. Shooting and dribbling skills will be taught and all sessions will be finished with a kid vs. parent match.
WORLDWIDE KIDS FOOTBALL ACADEMY – The Ultimate football experience for 5 -14 year-olds, with daily football sessions where children are coached by professional staff who ensure the coaching sessions are fun yet challenging, with dribbling, drills and five a side football games. The sessions take place on the football pitch next to the tennis courts on a bouncy AstroTurf 3G pitch.
NEW for 2018: 2 hr Robotics Workshop – Children from the age of 7 to 12 will become familiar with the basic concepts of robotics and construction. Meanwhile, teenagers from the ages of 13 to 17 will receive an introduction to educational robotics, construction of complex and demanding robots through Lego EV3, planning of Lego Mindstorms and a demonstration of the 3D printer.
Here are some of the things we’ve been up to with the younger guests so far this season:
Don’t take our word for it – have a read of what some of our parents have had to say so far this year:
‘This is the best run kids club [our child] has attended. We would consider coming back to this hotel just because the kids club was so good.’
‘Very impressed – far better facilities and more activities than expected, and great staff. Impressed with how they set up a new ‘station’ (eg sensory bottles, paint, water play) before we arrived so kids were engaged and distracted when parents dropped off.’
‘The evening entertainment is a wonderful idea and gave us a lovely meal out together and the kids loved the space activity.’
About the staff:
‘Caring and made children at ease. Both went from trepidation to loving their time at the club thanks to the team.’
‘Very friendly and helpful and great with the twins. Very animated and engaging and seemed to quickly bond with the kids. Quickly understood what the children liked to do and play with and took initiative to engage them with their favourite things, especially at drop off.’
‘The staff are amazing. They were excellent at making the children feel welcome and engaged.’
‘It was the first time we have left [our child] with anyone other than family. We were pleased we did, as the team provided an exemplary level of care, which excelled expectations.’
‘[Our child] absolutely loved kids club, we couldn’t get him out of there sometimes!’
About the activities and facilities:
‘The activities are very well structured, which helps the children feel confident, behave well, and enjoy themselves.’
‘Really good itinerary and activities – varied and creative and exactly the sorts of things they love at their age.’
‘The kids were thoroughly engaged and couldn’t wait to get back to the club – never bored. Great set up here.’
‘The timetable provides lots of variety, but there is also flexibility to do some other things that [our child] enjoyed, eg making costumes and accessories for his bears.’
About the child safety:
‘The quality of management was very high.’
‘No concerns whatsoever. Good staff : child ratio.’
‘We felt very confident leaving [our children] unlike some of the clubs we have witnessed on other holidays. Great set up here, seems very secure and well set up for kids.’