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Kids Activities at La Manga Club Kids Activities at La Manga Club
Kids Activities at La Manga Club Kids Activities at La Manga Club

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La Manga Kids Club

La Manga Club is great for children and families. The younger members of the family are sure to have a fantastic time taking part in the many activities and making new friends. Particular favourites include our junior golf, tennis and football academies, the brilliant Mini-Club, playing crazy golf, splashing in the pool… all of which means that there is plenty of opportunity for mum and dad to relax as well.

Children-friendly facilities range from kids’ playgrounds to separate babies’ pools for the tinies, children’s menus at most restaurants, crazy golf, pitch & putt, pétanque, climbing wall, mountain biking (with children’s bikes, baby seats and trailer bikes – all available for hire from Biking La Manga on resort), snorkelling, horse riding and go-karting (with kids’ karts). The many sandy beaches in the area provide entire days of fun for the whole family. Summer holidays are special at La Manga Club with an even wider variety of activities for the youngsters, and most especially, our activity programme.

Free Kids Club Offer

Stay on selected dates in the Prince Felipe Hotel and Las Lomas with www.lamanga.co.uk and receive free kids club for ages 5-12 years and discounts for 1-4 year olds. Please contact our La Manga holiday booking  on 01444 87 2200 for further information.

Excursions

At Torrevieja, approximately 60 kilometres from the resort, there is a water park open during the summer. A little further afield, in Elche (80 kilometres), there is a River Safari Park, which is open all year round. At Lorca (70 kilometres), the medieval castle has been fully restored and includes a host of themed and interactive exhibits that are both fun and educational.

Babies

At La Manga Club, in common with all great resorts around the globe we pay special attention to young guests and their families through our ‘Very Important Baby’ programme. We do everything possible to help make your life easier and can provide equipment such as cots, high chairs and games adapted to different ages, as well as organising babysitting, doctors, restaurant bookings, car seats, etc, according to your needs, so that you can enjoy a hassle-free stay.

Babies and children are welcome in all restaurants on resort, with high chairs or booster seats available on request. There are special children’s menus for the youngsters, and if you would like them to warm a bottle or baby food for you, you only need ask your waiter.

Under 12s

Boredom is NOT an option!

While you are out and about, playing golf, or relaxing by the pool or at the Spa, you can rest assured that your under 12s will be well looked after and having a whale of a time at the Mini-Club*, our dedicated children’s activity club, open all year round.

Active kids LOVE La Manga Club. Our five-day Golf and Tennis Academy courses*, run all year round from Monday to Friday, are the ideal opportunity for children to have fun, make new friends and improve their sporting skills under the supervision of our experienced coaches.

Summer Specials at the La Manga Club Resort

The fun reaches its peak in the summer. Every week during the summer holidays, we offer a brilliant activity programme with different things to do each day, whether at the Mini-Club, or with our activity programme just for kids.

Designed specially for children under 12, the activity programme comprises different activities every day such as football matches and tournaments, climbing wall, crazy golf competitions and the Kids’ Fun Day every Sunday so that your children have fun playing with other kids outdoors, always under the supervision of our friendly monitors.

For energetic kids who want to practise their favourite sport or learn a new one, La Manga Club’s Junior Sports academies are sure to be the highlight of their holidays:

Cool Stuff for Teenagers

For those aged 13 and over, there is a wide and exhilarating choice of activities in the summer, ranging from tennis academies, sailboat excursions on the Mar Menor, mountain biking and snorkelling to an introduction to jet-skiing or waterskiing… So the holidays won’t be lacking in excitement!

The list of activities on offer is virtually endless:

The ‘Games Zone’ is the coolest evening meeting point for everyone aged over 12, with multi-player Xbox games and competitions, pinball, video games, table tennis and table football, as well as snacks and refreshments until 1:00 am. Seasonal.

La Manga Kids Club

Kids Mini-ClubOpen all year round, Mini-Club offers a superb range of facilities and fun activities for children aged three months to 12 years. What’s more, the air-conditioned centre is a safe, colourful place, where everything has been designed with youngsters in mind: furniture made to measure, special door shuts to stop inquisitive little fingers getting caught, mini bathroom facilities… So while you’re out on the golf courses or enjoying a game of tennis, you can be sure that your children are having fun in a friendly, secure environment, under the watchful eye of our experienced team of monitors.

Mini-Club Facilities:

Parents’ Fact File

Location:

La Manga kids club Near La Manga Club Tennis Centre (a two-minute drive from the Hyatt Regency La Manga hotel or five minutes from Hyatt Las Lomas Village & Spa and the many other villas and apartments at La Manga Club). This attractive, spacious kids’ club was recently extended, completely refurbished and re-equipped to the highest specifications.

Ages:

Three months to 12 years. Children are grouped by age, and activities are tailored accordingly.

Opening Hours:

9:00 am to 6:00 pm. Seven days a week in July and August. Monday to Friday at other times of year.

Sessions:

Children can attend full-day or half-day sessions, or by the hour.

Booking:

We recommend that you reserve the Mini-Club in advance, ideally at the same time as your accommodation.

Activities:

Activities available vary at different times of year according to the number of children attending and their ages. For a copy of the full programme, contact the Mini-Club on the number below or by e-mail.

Further information:

Tel: 01444 87 2200

E-mail: enquiries@designholidays.co.uk

*Please note on most La Manga Hotel & Las Lomas La Manga bookings the La Manga kids club is free of charge on selected dates.

Mini-Club

The Mini-Club Fiesta is a great place for youngsters to get away from mum and dad and make friends of their own age while on holiday at La Manga Club. Every week during the summer holidays, the Mini-Club Fiesta offers a fun-packed activity programme with different things to do each day. Children can come along for a morning, afternoon, all day, all week, or just for the activities they like best.

During a typical summer holiday week, activities might include1:

3 months to 1 year: the purpose-designed babies’ area provides a safe and stimulating environment, with a ratio of one monitor for two to three babies, depending on their ages

1 to 2 years and 3 to 4 years: Sports such as boules, crazy golf and playground games; arts and crafts; storytelling, singing, puppet shows and disco fiesta; wet play in the splash pool2 in the playground

5 to 7 years: A wider range of sports is introduced, including scooter races, table tennis, table hockey; crazy golf, boules and swimming pool games2; computer games; music and drama activities such as disco parties, plays, storytelling and karaoke; crafts such as painting, clay and disguises

8 to 12 years: Sports such as basketball, football, volleyball, handball and exercise sessions; indoor activities such as computer games, table tennis and table hockey; karaoke and disco; Spanish / English lessons; crafts; swimming pool games2

There are reduced rates for those booking five consecutive full- or half-day sessions.

Highlights include:

For 7 to 12-year-olds, Children’s Club weekly activity programme1

For those aged 13 and over, the alternative activity programme includes aerobics, snorkelling, trekking and mountain biking1

Guests of the Prince Felipe La Manga hotel and Las Lomas Hotel & Apartments enjoy certain leisure programme activities completely free of charge on the half-day and full-day activity programmes for kids aged 7 to 12 years organised by Sport, Fun & Co.

Junior Coaching

La Manga Club’s Tennis, Rugby, Dance and Golf Academy courses are often oversubscribed during the holidays, so it is really important to book early. Aspiring footballers should watch out for details of the Football Academies.

1 Programmes are subject to minimum numbers and may vary without notice. Not all activities may be available during a particular week.

2 Swimming pool activities are offered in July and August only.

Junior Sports Academies

Tennis AcademyIf your child is a born footballer, tennis ace or golf supremo and dreams of following in the footsteps of his or her idols, La Manga Club’s sports academies are sure to be a hit. Academy courses run all year round from Monday to Friday (football only during school holidays) and are not only educational but also fun and will help them improve their skills and knowledge in their chosen sport.

Golf at the La Manga Club Resort

Covering all aspects of the game, the La Manga Golf Academy courses are ideal for adults or for keen junior golfers as the teaching techniques are suitable for all ages and levels. Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 12:00 noon. Suitable for those aged eight or nine upwards with a keen interest in golf.

During the Easter and summer holidays there are also dedicated five-day Junior Golf Academy courses for children aged five to eight years and nine to 12 years.

Tennis Academy at the La Manga Club Resort

The La Manga junior tennis coaching programme is organised according to age groups and ability so that participants learn and practise to their maximum capacity. All playing techniques are taught in a friendly, yet competitive atmosphere. Ages six to 19 years. Classes vary in duration according to age range. There is also a Junior Pro Academy, an intensive, daily five-hour training programme for competitive junior tournament players. Junior tennis tournaments are organised on Sundays, Tuesdays and Saturdays (subject to minimum numbers).

Football at the La Manga Club Resort

The La Manga Football Academy runs during the main school holidays, including Easter and summer. Designed to help youngsters improve their skills with the ball, the training sessions take place at La Manga Club Professional Football Centre where the likes of Beckham, Raul and Zidane have trained! Open to budding footballers of all abilities, girls and boys alike.

Rugby at the La Manga Club Resort

Similar in format to the La Manga Club highly successful Tennis & Football academies, the new La Manga rugby academy courses are ideal for players of all standards and incorporate skills from both Rugby League and Rugby Union. Courses are run by the resident La Manga Club Rugby Professional team who are all RFU level 2 qualified coaches.

Dance at the La Manga Club Resort

The La Manga Dance Academy programme has been extended to include a variety of different styles, ranging from Street Dance and Salsa to Strictly Come Dancing! Catering for all ages, from tots to teenagers and adults, the La Manga Club highly acclaimed resident dance choreographer, Rebecca Lee, will help transform you into the star of the dance floor!

Junior Sports Package at the La Manga Club Resort

Energetic youngsters can combine both tennis and football academies with La Manga Club’s Junior Sports Package, also available during the main school holidays.

La Manga Club’s Tennis, Football and Golf Academy courses are often oversubscribed during the holidays, so it is really important to book early at the time of booking accommodation. Please note that by staying with www.lamanga.co.uk in the La Manga Club hotel (Prince Felipe) & Las Lomas at La Manga Club you will get priority so contact us today on enquiries@designholidays.co.uk

La Manga kids club Football for Children

If your child is a born footballer or wants to follow the steps of their idols, they shouldn’t miss the La Manga Club Football Academy this summer. The La Manga Football Academy gives young players the chance to practise on the same ground as their idols, such as Beckham, Owen or Zidane.

The five-day Football Academy is run by Nick Watson, a top FA and UEFA qualified coach, and is open to boys and girls of all ability levels. The Academy is held at the famed La Manga Club Professional Football Centre, where top British and international players have trained before. Coaching sessions are fun and will help youngsters improve their footballing skills and confidence on the field. Kids will love it!

Coaching Philosophy at the La Manga Club Resort

All sessions are designed to maximise learning in a safe and positive environment. Due to the young age of those attending the Academy (5 to 12 years), a premium is placed on making the sessions fun and enjoyable, hence line drills are seldom used. All drills and games are underpinned with the key skills of the game, and there is plenty of contact with the ball for each child. The philosophy of coaching is to keep sessions simple, safe and fun whilst progressively introducing basic instructional points.

Sessions are designed in relation to age, ability and weather conditions (e.g. adapting sessions during the hottest times of the day / year). For example, games and drills for the five- to six-year-olds are predominately fun-based with unconscious learning, whilst the coaching for the older groups (7 to 9 years and 10 to 12 years) will involve more directed learning. Great emphasis is also placed on positive reinforcement and encouragement during coaching sessions, thus enabling children to grow in confidence.

Each day will have a key topic that will be developed in a progressive manner from learning the basic technique into a functional drill and then practising in game conditions in small teams.

Football Academy Programme

The length and content of each session is adapted to each age group.

Age Group Academy Time

(Monday to Friday) Match Days Tournament Days

5 to 6 years 10:15 am to 11:15 am Tuesday

7 to 9 years 11:30 am to 1:00 pm Tuesday Monday

Thursday

10 to 12 years 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm Wednesday Monday

Thursday

Tournaments and matches are organised in parallel to the academy so the young players can put their new skills into practise. There are prizes for the winners of the football tournaments.

A typical week’s coaching programme for each age group is detailed below.

Five-to Six-Year-Olds

Sessions will always start with fun games to break the ice and allow the children to get to know one another and the coach. Each day will start with games and drills working on touch and dribbling skills, stressing the use of both feet and all surfaces of the boot (inside, outside and sole). The importance of keeping the ball out of feet and head up is reinforced and incorporated into all games / drills. The general methods outlined above are implemented for all age groups.

For this age group, the five key topics (one per day in a one-hour session) are:

1. Foot skills, touch work and ability to use both feet (reinforced and encouraged in all drills)

2. Passing and control

3. Running with the ball and dribbling

4. Basic turns (i.e. drag back, inside and outside hook)

5. Shooting and attacking (i.e. shoot into corners, attack the space…)

The final part of each session will be practice games, with a maximum of five per side to ensure all children play.

Seven-to Nine-Year-Olds

For this age group, the five key skills detailed above will also be worked on. In addition, principles of the game (defence and attack) and positional play will be introduced at a very basic level. For example, appreciation of the roles of individuals in the team (defence, attack and midfield) and 1 v 1 defending techniques (key factors outlined e.g. close player down, side-on, make play predictable, eye on ball, etc).

The level of skills coached will develop with the age and ability of the children. For example, provided the ability level of the group is suitable, some or all of the following will be introduced:

Short-, medium- and long-range passing

Ball control practice will include aerial control (i.e. thigh, instep and chest)

More advanced turning techniques (e.g. Cruyff and stop turns)

More advanced dribbling techniques (e.g. step over, body fake etc)

Small-sided games are progressed, for example, introducing a touch restriction

10- to 12-Year-Olds

Many of the principles and advancements outlined for the seven- to nine-year-olds are used in this group. However, positional play is coached at a slightly higher level, and small-sided games are developed into seven or eight a side, depending on numbers. Other key principles are developed if ability levels allow. For example, 2 v 2 defending – introducing the need for cover and balance by the covering defender and more advanced shooting techniques such as volleying.

General note: Goalkeeping is not covered due to lack of time. However, there may be the possibility of incorporating this aspect of the game in future years.

Health and Safety at the La Manga Club Resort

Your child’s health and safety whilst taking part in La Manga Football Academy is of utmost importance to us. The following measures help ensure safety and fun for all who participate:

A register is taken for every session to ensure numbers present

First-aid kit on the playing fields at all times

Telephone at the stadium with a direct link to the resort doctor and emergency services

All attendees are screened for injuries and ailments (asthma, etc) prior to participation

La Manga Club provides water (regular rehydration) and shade during coaching to combat heat-related conditions

Sessions are run at the cooler times of day to combat heat-related conditions, with youngest groups (five to six years) during the coolest period

In line with FA guidelines and recent research in sports science (dangers of repeatedly heading the ball), no heading drills are used for any age group

A maximum of 16 children are signed up for any one session to ensure safety and quality coaching for all

Dance Academy at the La Manga Club Resort

This year the La Manga Club Dance Academy programme has been extended to include a variety of different styles, ranging from Street Dance and Salsa to Strictly Come Dancing! Catering for all ages, from tots to teenagers and adults, our highly acclaimed resident dance choreographer, Rebecca Lee, will help transform you into the star of the dance floor!

The 12 O’clock Club

Music, fun & dance for boys & girls aged under 6.

12 O’Clock Club sessions run from 12:00 to 13:00 hrs, Monday through Friday.

Price: € 10 per session.

Street Dance Academy at the La Manga Club Resort

The hottest music and the funkiest moves!

Age Group Time Price per week (Euros)

Resident

8 + yrs 15:00 – 16:00 75

12 + yrs 16:00 – 17:00 75

16 + yrs 18:30 – 19:30 90

Adult Workshops at the La Manga Club Resort

Learn a different style each day at these fun drop-in sessions:

Monday Motown Monday

(Jive/ Swing/ Rock n Roll) 17:30 – 18:30

Tuesday Strictly Come Dancing

(variation classes) 17:30 – 18:30

Wednesday Salsa 17:30 – 18:30

Thursday Strictly Come Dancing

(variation classes) 17:30 – 18:30

Sessions can be booked daily and include a glass of champagne.

Price: € 25 per session.

In order to avoid disappointment, all Dance Academy courses and workshops must be booked in advance when you book your holidat the La Manga Hotel (Prince Felipe) or Las Lomas apartments.

Kids’ Dining at the La Manga Club Resort

Children are welcome at almost all the restaurants and bars at the La Manga Club, although under-18s are not allowed in certain bars after 12:00 midnight. Most restaurants offer special children’s menus for the under-12s and can provide high chairs on request. Particular favourites with the youngsters include Luigi’s, Spike’s Bar and Uncle Sam’s, where the special Stars & Stripes birthday parties are always a hit.

So that you can enjoy a romantic meal for two, www.lamanga.co.uk will be pleased to arrange a local Mary Poppins to look after your children – please book in advance.

Cost is 15 Euros per hour with a Minimum of 3 hours per sitting.

In the summer, the La Manga Passport to Fun programme for youngsters aged two to 12 means that they can earn points towards brilliant prizes every time they eat at a participating restaurant or take part in a qualifying activity.