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Top 5 '17 holiday stays with fab pools for little 'uns

 

Ahhh, this little girl is happy in the pool thanks to her swim seat!

 

What’s the biggest highlight for most children on holiday? The pool of course!

Splashing around in the sunshine with toys and ice cream is all that most little ones need to stay entertained, so if you’re booking a family holiday this year it’s a good idea to make sure there is a great, child-friendly pool to keep them occupied. Don't forget safety items such as float suits, swim seats and floats for those not yet 100% water confident.

If you’re traveling with babies and toddlers it’s equally important to ensure your chosen resort has extra safety features and special pools for smaller swimmers. To give you a little inspiration, here are our top 5 suggestions for holiday stays with toddler and baby-friendly pools in 2017:

Puente Romano Beach Resort & Spa -  Marbella, Spain

Smack-bang on the sandy Andalusian coast, this family-friendly village resort is perfect for water-loving tots. The resort offers not one, not two but three beautiful, heated pools for you and your little ones to explore. The main beach club pool is watched over by a lifeguard all day long, adding that extra, comforting layer of safety for you and your family. What’s more, the resort also offers a kids club and swimming lessons so your little ones can learn as they play while the grown-ups have a well-earned rest. Find out more information here.

 

Family fun = the best pools for kids

 

Fodele Beach Water Park Resort - Fodele, Greece

As you’ll have guessed from the name, the Fodele beach resort doesn’t just offer a swimming pool but an entire water park for the kids to enjoy. The park has seven slides, all of which are lifeguarded for extra safety. The resort also has smaller, shallower pools which are suitable for parents to swim and paddle safely with babies and toddlers. If in the unlikely event that the children get tired of swimming, the resort also has a children’s playground and a kids club - perfect for when the grown-ups want some time at the health spa or have a go at the various water sports the resort offers. Sound good? Find out more here.   

Almrya Hotel - Paphos, Cyprus

This 5* hotel is incredibly popular with families with young children, and for good reason; the resort has a specially designed children’s pool with a special awning which keeps your little ones shaded from the dazzling Cypriot sunshine; how great is that? And, to help parents avoid carting all their baby and toddler necessities on the plane, there is a ‘Baby Go Lightly’ service allowing parents to pre-order potties, high-chairs, prams and even activity essentials such as crayons, books and DVDs. Get more information on this fabulous resort here. 

The Holiday Village - Cala Millor, Majorca

If you’re looking for somewhere a little closer to home then the Holiday Village in Majorca is the ideal destination. Just a short plane ride away, the Village boasts a whopping six swimming pools, including two toddler splash pools. The splash pools are much shallower than the others and feature play fountains and interactive splash zones to keep them occupied for hours. There is also a creche for babies and kids clubs for children from ages 3-11. Find out more here

The Valley Beacon - Cornwall, England

Fancy a staycation for a change? There are plenty of UK resorts with baby and toddler-friendly swimming pools, including the Valley Beacon cottage retreat in the Cornish countryside which sleeps up to 4 guests. The cottage features an indoor pool with big, wide Roman steps for toddlers to safely splash on, and an outdoor pool with a separate shallow area for little swimmers. The outdoor pool is also protected with a gated fence to keep children safe and prevent any accidents during non-pool time. There is also a baby-sitting service here, so the grown-ups can enjoy a bit of pampering time. For more information here

So, who fancies a swim?

 

 

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