Resorts That Cater To Families With Children

Traveling with children takes extra planning and preparation but it is time well spent. When planning a family trip, choose a resort that caters to families with children and offers special children's amenities, programs and play areas. Some child-friendly resorts are even staffed with child-care assistants and play leaders. Here are some things to look for in a resort that caters to families with children: 

Discounted Rates - Children qualify for discounted room rates when staying in the same room or suite as their parents or guardians in a child-friendly resort. Examples of some typical children's discounts at these resorts include:

  • Children from birth through age 5 stay free.
  • Children from age 6 through 11 qualify for a 50% discount on room rates.
  • Children from age 12 through 17 qualify for a 20% discount on room rates.

Children's Accommodations - Special accommodations can be arranged with a child-friendly resort to provide suitable beds and furniture for children. Ask for a family room or suite that has the following accommodations, as needed:

  • A crib with child-guard slats for an infant or very young child.
  • A small roll-out or fold-up bed for younger children.
  • A special bed or chair shaped to resemble a car, plane, rocket or animal. 
  • A children's room in your suite with colorful wall paper and fun decorations. 
  • A television with children's programming and a video game console.

Child-Friendly Amenities - Resorts that cater to families with children will have many age-appropriate amenities. Some resorts offer child-friendly amenities that include:

  • A swimming pool with a life guard on duty and some fun features such as waterfalls, a waterslide, a rope swing, a shallow splash area just for kids, a play island with toys, inflatable rafts for floating and organized water games.  
  • A restaurant with a child-friendly menu that offers meals such as pasta, hamburgers, hot dogs, and sandwiches in smaller portions.
  • A separate kid's game room where young children can meet other kids, play with toys and watch kid-friendly videos and play games. Some child-friendly resorts even provide a costumed character to interact with children and lead them in scavenger hunts, hide and seek, and other group games and activities. 
  • A separate game room for older children with an arcade where they can play pinball, pool, foosball, darts and ping-pong. 
  • An outdoor play yard for young children with swings, a slide, a jungle-gym, a maze, a trampoline, a play house, a miniature golf course and other outdoor play activities. 

Location Attractions - Choose a resort in a location that has nearby kid-friendly entertainment and attractions such as:

  • A water park - where children can swim and play.
  • A movie theater - with child-appropriate movies.
  • A city playground - where children can get some outdoor exercise and physical activity.
  • An amusement park - with rides, a carousel and other interactive activities.
  • A children's museum - with fun and educational exhibits.
  • A zoo - with animals, animal shows and exhibits. 

More and more resorts are catering to families with children. Not only can children be amused for hours on-site, but parents and guardians can relax and watch or join in these special activities as desired. Staying in a resort that caters to families with children can make the difference between an ordinary trip and a fun-filled excursion for the whole family. 

To learn more, contact a hotel like Mt. Laurel La Quinta Inn 

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When we started planning a family vacation a few years ago, I realized that it was going to be difficult to keep my dad comfortable. He is one of those people that really likes to stay home where things are familiar, and so I was a little worried about trying to find a hotel. Fortunately, I found a website that gave me some great tips on choosing hotels, and it made things a lot easier. This blog is designed to help you to do the same thing. Check out these articles for advice on how to choose a hotel, work with hospitality staff, and enjoy your next vacation.