May 2016, Verdura Resort, a Rocco Forte Hotel in Sicily, launches a brand new Kids Club, Verdùland. As part of Rocco Forte Hotels’ Families R Forte programme, Verdura Resort will ensure that younger guests, whether babies, kids or teens, will receive just as many treats as the grown-ups. From Easter 2016 new adventures, discoveries and skills await Verdura Resort’s younger guests. Whether looking to learn, cook, create or play, with so many activities to choose from, little ones will always be entertained which means parents will be happy too!
The new Kids' Club, Verdùland, is over 450m2 and has its very own host, Verdù the hedgehog who will look after youngsters. It is a space dedicated to both ‘RBabies’, newborns to three-year olds, and ‘RKids’, aged between four to 12. Supervised by a specialised team, access to the club is complimentary.
RBabies have their own 'sleep room', a dedicated outdoor playground and an indoor play area, so come rain or shine they will always be occupied. RKids have an indoor space with different zones, including a TV room, a video games room, a science lab, an arts and crafts area, a kitchen for cooking and much more. There is also a 1.20m deep outdoor heated pool, perfect for playing water polo and practicing underwater tricks. For RTeens there is The Fort, an area separated from the Kids club, where young adults can meet and hang out throughout the day and early evening, listening to music, playing video games, pool and table tennis.
Verdù the hedgehog has introduced four themes for RKids: education (EduFun R Forte), arts and crafts (Arts R Forte), sport (Sports R Forte) and food (Chefs R Forte), which aim to entertain whilst encouraging new skills and interests. Parents can rest assured that their little ones will be having fun whilst learning.
Through EduFun, RKids will be encouraged to learn in engaging and enjoyable ways, with programmes on Sicilian history, astrology, mythology, gardening, language learning and much more. With Arts R Forte, Picassos-in-the-making can do activities such as painting, ceramic and pottery workshops , and young thespians can show their strength in theatre performances and dance.
Chefs R Forte is designed for budding young chefs to show their talent in the kitchen. RKids can learn how to make pizza, their favourite Italian dishes and Sicilian delicacies. With Sports R Forte, future Olympians can try their hand at Yoga, stretching or even gymnastics. The more adventurous can also experience the array of outdoor sporting activities Verdura has to offer with cycling, water sports introductions and lessons, tennis clinics, golf and football academies.
Verdura has not forgotten the teens, who will be worked with to create bespoke programmes designed to meet their individual interests. ‘RTeens’ will have the freedom to explore the resort’s extensive grounds and benefit from its wellness and spa offering. With a focus on wellbeing, RTeens will be challenged by assault courses, work out in bootcamp sessions, and learn to relax and meditate through yoga. As the wellness hub for Rocco Forte Hotels, Verdura Resort will also offer healthy cooking master classes to educate RTeens on the benefits of leading a well-balanced lifestyle.
In addition to this range of exciting activities, Verdura Spa has created a bespoke menu of treatments for RKids and RTeens. Children from the age of 4 to 16 can enjoy specially created massages, manicures and facials, designed with young skin in mind.