Great Things About Holiday Villages…
Free Kids' PlacesYou get plenty of bang for your buck at Holiday Villages, and we’ve lined up free kids’ places to help your pennies go even further. Take your pick from our resort line-up, and your first child could go free.
DAYTIME ACTIVITIESFrom the Twin Tracks inflatable water course to hamster ball-style Water Walkers, fun-filled days are our bread and butter.
AERIAL ADVENTURESHave you got the mettle to take on one of our high ropes courses? They’re a Holiday Villages staple, and come with highly trained teams to rig you up in a harness and guide you along the lofty course.
CHARITY DAYSOur charity days turn frolicking in the pool into a fun form of fundraising. There are challenges and games to get involved in, all in the name of raising money for good causes.
HIGHLY TRAINED TEAMOur team’s right on the ball when it comes to service, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. They love getting to know our guests, and build up such a bond that you’ll think of them as friends.
Splash Parks & PoolsAs well as the best pools around, you'll find mini-slides, flumes and fountains at most Holiday Villages, and even the odd pirate ship at some.
Evening EntertainmentProfessional UK entertainers tread the boards during our nightly shows. You can expect song-filled pantomimes, get-up-on-stage shows and 80s-inspired pop concerts.
First Choice Kids' ClubKids’ Clubs are present and correct at all our Holiday Villages. Tots and teens, from 3 to 15, can join in with a load of sessions – most of them are free, too.
AcademiesExpert-run academies let your little ones realise their potential. Whether you’re a Messi in the making, or a future Michael Phelps, you can take your pick from Football, Swim and Stage Academies.
Free Wi-FiAll hotels in this range have free Wi-Fi available, so you can stay connected while you're away.
Twin Tracks is the latest addition to our wacky water inflatables and perfect for ages 6 and up. It’s an air-filled Total Wipeout-style course for the pool that two people can tackle at the same time.
These huge inflatable orbs are exactly as fun as they look. They’re made for those aged 5 and older, and you’re guaranteed a tumble or two as they roll across the pool.
Race your mates on the pool’s surface in these inflatable tubes – aimed at energetic over 6s. If you like these, you’ll love our Water Walkers, too.
Ages 6 and up can take to the pool in our inflatable canoes for games, races and general messing around in the water.
All Holiday Villages have a high ropes course, where we rig you up in a harness so that you can swing, climb and walk across all types of routes. Some height restrictions apply, but they’re generally open to everyone over 6, even mums and dads – so no chickening out.
When we say we’ve got every type of sport going, we’re not kidding. We’ve even got aeroball. That’s basketball on a trampoline, in case you’re wondering.
Robin Hood might have started the trend, but these days it’s the Avengers’ Hawkeye who rocks a bow and arrow. Ages 6 and up can perfect their skills at our expert-led archery sessions.
Show off your tricks at a family street soccer skills session, or compete for bragging rights at a head-scratching HV Quiz. Classics like rounders and crazy golf fill in the gaps.
The HV Live after-dark antics are run by our team of professional UK entertainers. Expect kids’ discos, Saturday morning TV-style game shows, competitions and top-quality shows seven days a week.
Ready to meet Gizmo, Doobley and Whatsit in the land of Whatchamacallit? The Widgets are 100% exclusive to First Choice. You’ll see them at our live shows, meet and greets, and around the hotels.
NIGHTLY LIVE SHOWS
Get into the pantomime spirit at one of our evening shows, where costume-clad characters break into song. Music fans are in for a treat, too, thanks to pop show which celebrates the best 80s boy bands and girl groups of years gone by.
RUSSELL THE BRUSSELL
This cheeky little fella sprouts up across our resorts, championing healthy eating and getting little ones involved in his ‘crunchy competitions’. He’s a real Holiday Villages favourite, and even joins in with music and dance numbers on stage.
These days do exactly what they say on the tin. You can throw yourself head-first into helping charity by joining forces with our Holiday Villages team, who drum up support through pool games and the HV’s Got Talent show later on. .
Our team days put you head-to-head with our Holiday Villages team. They crop up once a week, and involve water polo matches, games of five-a-side, and races on the wobbly Twin Tracks inflatable course. The night-time team show – where the focus switches to singing and dancing – is the cherry on top,
3 to 5-year-olds
Games, painting, storytelling – it’s all in store at Little Stars. We’ve got loads of new ideas, plus a bunch of favourites kids know and love. We also run Play and Learn sessions that tie in with the National Curriculum, with fun things like Wild West-themed games.
6 to 8-year-olds
We line up loads of games and activities at this one. Most of it’s exclusive to Super Stars, so your youngsters get to try lots of new things like mini-fencing. As for our Play and Learn sessions, they take children on a Pirate Adventure or Mini Beast Safari.
9 to 11-year-olds
Got older kids with you? Holiday Villages have it covered. We pitch this club just right, giving this tricky-to-please age range plenty in the way of sports, outdoor activities, quizzes and team challenges.
Peace Of Mind
Holiday Villages Kids’ Clubs are run to UK standards, so staff have advanced DBS security checks and First Aid training. There’s a strict sign-in and sign-out system, too.
First Choice Kids' Club
Our crèches are run to UK standards, so Crèche Reps are NVQ Level 3-qualified, DBS-checked and First Aid-trained. Sessions run during the day and some evenings, and pack in things like sensory toys, puppetry and painting. Spaces fill up fast, so you can book ahead on 0871 200 7799 – it’s 10p per minute plus network extras. A two-hour slot starts at £10, and block bookings can help keep the total cost down.
Parent & Toddler
Our supervised swim sessions teach babies and pre-schoolers all sorts of pool skills. There are also free stay and play sessions, where mums and dads can play with their children in the crèche.
Infant Luggage Allowance
Under-2s get a 10kg luggage allowance as well as a pushchair or car seat.
You don’t have to worry about lugging everything abroad with you. You can book a baby pack that has all the big stuff, like highchairs and buggies, plus bits and bobs like blenders and bottle warmers, from £50 per stay. If you’re just after a buggy, we’ve got lightweight pushchairs with canopies. Book it – upfront or when you arrive – from £20 per stay.
Neymar wannabes aged 4 to 16 are put through their paces by FA or UEFA-qualified coaches on a 2, 3 or 4-day course. The 2-day course starts at £33. Our coaches also help under-4s master the basics at our special parent and baby sessions, Toddler Football Academy. They’re free, and you can book them when you get there.
These classes are taken by ASA-qualified teachers. £33 gets you five 30-minute group sessions with no more than six kids to a teacher, or there are one-to-one sessions. Classes are available for anyone aged 3 and over – even adults – and you can book in resort.
These workshops – run by a top UK entertainment company – cater for future popstars aged 4 to 16. They’re linked to our popular HV Live events, so the big stage awaits once you’ve been put through your paces. It’s £39 for a trio of 2-hour slots, and it runs from 4 July to 31 August. There are also free sessions tailored just for under-5s.
Rookie Lifeguard Academy
Our qualified instructors teach youngsters aged 8 to 16 lifesaving skills. Five 30-minute sessions cost around £33 and you can book these when you get there.
12 to 15-year-olds
This one’s not a kids’ club – it’s strictly for teenagers. The Escape! space features a Wi-Fi-enabled chill-out area, where teens can kick back away from parents and little ones. When they’re done lounging around, there’s plenty of high-tempo stuff waiting in the wings, like Water Walkers – human hamster balls for rolling on the water.
Stuff for teens
You’ve got at least two à la carte restaurants, whichever Holiday Village you go for. Lots of them are themed, so expect things like Italian, Mexican or Chinese. You can eat in these venues as part of your All Inclusive set-up – just reserve a table when you arrive in resort.
All our Holiday Villages have a choice of bars, and some even line up comedy and cabaret nights. After an adults-only bar? You'll find them at Holiday Village Aliathon, Holiday Village Rhodes and Holiday Village Kos.
You'll find spa facilities at lots of Holiday Villages. We’ve got all kinds of treatments for you to try, as well as steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools. Most of them come with a gym, too. Remember, you need to pay extra for any treatments.
Late Kids' Clubs
Enjoy a night out while the kids have fun at one of our late sessions from 9pm until 11pm. We lay on the usual activities from the daytime, as well as movie nights and chocolate parties. Some sessions are free, while others cost extra.
THE ICING ON THE CAKE
All hotels in this range have free Wi-Fi available, so you can stay connected while you're away.
Baby Packs & Buggies
We can sort all the essential kit for you, including highchairs, sterilisers and buggies from just £50 per stay. If it’s just a buggy you’re after, we’ve got pushchairs with lightweight canopies. Book one upfront or pick it up when you arrive.
You can check in up to 20kg of luggage and carry up to 7kg on the plane when flying with TUI.
Don’t worry about packing pool towels. We supply them, which means you’ve got more space in your case when it’s time to pack.
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