Heading out for vacation when you have a toddler can be challenging for even the most seasoned parent. Navigating a trip away from home, while attempting to adhere to a nap schedule, ensure that you have all the favorite foods, toys, and pajamas and finding the perfect family-friendly spot can be a difficult feat. Luckily there are some resorts out there that understand the unique needs of families traveling with small kids.
Winnetu Oceanside Resort: Martha’s Vineyard
This family-friendly resort on Martha’s Vineyard offers a complimentary children’s programs from 9am-noon each day and provides one counselor for every five kids on-site. Children get the opportunity to play at the beach, visit working farms, go on hayrides, participate in farm day outings, and take part in arts and crafts. There are activities available in the summer for parents and children as well as a full playroom set up for children to utilize during their stay.
Tyler Place Family Resort: Vermont
This beautiful resort in Vermont has nine programs available for children, full-time child care services and programming available for children of various age groups. Groups are split by ages of only one year difference and are kept in small groups. This arrangement enables kids the ability to play with and relate to children who are close to them in age and development. In addition to the play groups, there is a play center available in McGlinn Cottage that is filled with books, toys, and games for kids.
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun: Mexico
This resort offers a wide array of services and activates for toddlers and kids ages 4 through 12 so that they can stay engaged while staying at the resort. The services are known as Ritz Kids and kids are invited to participate in activities that are based on play in the water, on land, and that support environmental responsibility and culture. These activities, which are often based on traditional Mexican games, can include a baby turtle release, which allows kids the opportunity to escort newborn turtles to the ocean, and time at the onsite playground. Kids have the opportunity to attend camp by the hour or by the day, depending on the needs of the family.