Hotels offer more thrills and frills for family holidays this spring and summer.
Kids rule at Shangri-La’s Adventure Zones and Cool Zones, where guests from four to 12 years old are entertained from check-in to check-out with activities like planting fish houses, pool diving for tokens, art classes and adrenaline-pumping slides. Parents will be glad to hear that access is free for children accompanied by an adult guest.
At Kerry Hotel, Beijing, the children’s Adventure Zone recently reopened as part of a RMB35-million phased refurbishment of the hotel’s 7,000-square-metre Kerry Sports. Designed for explorers of different ages, the 2,000-square-metre Adventure Zone accommodates children with interactive games and play modules. Toddlers can dress up in the Role Play Village and enjoy the padded slides and climbers.
Equally extensive in its offerings is sister property Kerry Hotel, Shanghai. Housed within Kerry Sports, the city’s largest fitness and recreation destination, the Adventure Zone also features three themed rooms, slides and play equipment. A dedicated area containing six colourful two-storey houses is complemented by a café, post office, fire station, market, petrol service station and bank.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort & Spa, Cebu’s three-level Adventure Zone has climbers and slides galore. Daily activities include ceramic and T-shirt painting, tie-dye magic and sand art. Meanwhile, Aquaplay, a water playground designed for young children, has three slides that gently splash down into shallow water, and a bow-shaped rainbow shower that creates a tunnel effect.
The supervised Cool Zone at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sentosa Resort & Spa, Singapore keeps the young ones captivated. It is Singapore’s largest indoor hotel kids’ club, complete with crafts, games and the popular three-level Treehouse slide that spirals into a pool of colourful balls. For added excitement, the Flying Trapeze on Siloso Beach lets guests try their hand at being a flying acrobat.
Another favourite family destination is Shangri-La’s Tanjung Aru Resort & Spa, Kota Kinabalu with an enviable Cool Zone that accommodates toddlers with soft toys and a creativity area for painting and crafts, a computer and TV room and an adults’ coffee section. Other facilities include a 2,000-square-metre pool with a tapered shoreline for children and an infinity pool section for adults – fun for everyone no matter their age.