3 Hotels with Culturally Enriching Programs for Kids

With the popularity of family travel and multi-generational trips on the rise, many travelers are looking for ways that both they and the kiddos of the group can immerse themselves in culturally enriching programs. These kid-friendly offerings will allow kids to experience the destination’s culture and leave having learned something new.

3. L’Apogee Courchevel

Located in the French Alps, the L’Apogee Courchevel offers prime skiing opportunities, but when younger guests aren’t hitting the slopes with mom and dad, they can head to the kids’ club Mini VIP 1850, which welcomes children ages four to 10. Teens have their own independent space at Freestyle 1850, a club for guests ages 11 to 15, which is designed to look like the inside of a classic arcade game. Kids will be introduced to the scents and flavors of the local Savoyard produce through culturally engaging activities such as custom perfume design and local chocolate and candy making lessons. Other activities include conducting science experiments, exploring the local flora and fauna, plus designing their own jewelry. The concierge can also arrange a traditional dog sled ride for the kids and other Alpine fun.

For more information, visit oetkercollection.com.

2. Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

Nestled on 550 acres of the Native American Santa Ana Pueblo, the children’s program at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa is heavily influenced by native customs and heritage. Kids can create their own sand paintings, play Native American games, and explore the Rio Grande River on a guided stroll. The hotel also offers activities including Pueblo pottery making, adobe brick making, and Native American stories under the stars. Guests looking for a little adventure can go horseback riding on one of the resort’s rescue horses or embark on a hot air balloon ride. The hotel’s location also makes it an ideal home base to explore Santa Fe and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

For more information, visit hyatt.com.

1. Rosewood Phuket

The Rosewood Phuket recently launched a new Rosewood Explorers kids program in an effort to inspire cultural curiosity, creativity and social responsibility amongst its youngest guests through fun, adventure, and hands-on activities. From friendship bracelet weaving on a traditional Thai loom, to Thai martial arts practice and an outdoor scavenger hunt to find indigenous flowers and plants, the hotel offers an extensive selection of immersive and engaging activities that teach children about the destination’s local environment and heritage. Kids staying at the resort will also receive their own bit of pampering through the Rosebuds for Children program, which welcomes the Rosewood’s youngest guests with in-villa amenities, special services, and convenient items such as child shampoo and shower gel; age-appropriate room amenities and toys; child-sized bath robes and slippers; magazines and kids books; arts and craft items; plus board games.

For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/phuket.

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