Whether your kids enjoy hiking forests and volcanoes, messing about on the water or sleuthing for clues, the possibilities for summer family fun with Fairmont are endless.
A Mysterious Lost Temple in Scottsdale, Arizona
The ultimate family playground amid dramatic mountains and desert, Fairmont Scottsdale Princess adopts a new theme each summer. For 2022, budding young archaeologists can check into The Legend of the Lost Temple in an exciting quest to solve clues and beat a band of fortune seekers looting an ancient Arizona temple. Pint-size guests pick up assignments and a brown fedora at a special kids’ check-in before enjoying activities from dive-in movies and volcano glo parties (with lava water slides) to lagoon fishing and laser tag. Head to Lagoon Lawn or Sunset Beach after dark, where fireworks illuminate the sky every Saturday at 9 pm.
Beyond the resort, spend a morning at the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, crammed with hands-on exhibits designed to stimulate imaginative play, including an art studio, pretend market and outdoor foam zone where kids can get well and truly soaked. For an adrenaline rush, experience the sensation of freefall at iFLY, an indoor skydiving center. Further afield, take a day trip to Sedona, where hundreds of miles of hiking trails weave among rugged red rock formations.
Tropical Adventures on Maui, Hawaii
Vividly colored coral, phenomenal water sports and moonlike volcanic landscapes make a vacation to Maui one your kids will remember forever. For family-friendly luxury by spectacular Polo Beach, Fairmont Kea Lani has you set. Choose from contemporary, spacious suites with a separate bedroom or chic two- and three-bedroom villas where keiki (kids) can splash about in private plunge pools. With Chromecasts in every room, plus DVD players, Nintendo Wii consoles and classic board games on request, boredom remains firmly at bay. Tiny tots enjoy complimentary amenities kits containing no-tears hair wash, cleansing soap and gentle lotion, and families can experience a taste of Hawaiian culture at on-site ukulele and hula lessons.
Maui is a dream destination for active kids. Hiking paths near the summit of enormous, dormant volcano Haleakalā include the Keonehe‘ehe‘e (Sliding Sands) Trail, an easy route descending into the vibrantly hued crater. Or take your family horseback riding on a ranch and learn about traditional paniolo (cowboy) culture. On the water, learn to catch waves at a surf lesson with Wailea Scuba, Surf and Paddle.
Riverside Magic in Montebello, Québec
A gigantic log cabin in sprawling wooded grounds on the banks of the Ottawa River, Fairmont Le Château Montebello is a wonderland for kids. A fun daily program running from June 24 to September 4, 2022, promises a whole host of exciting activities for all the family. Take your pick from yoga, tennis clinics, scavenger hunts and movie nights, or set out on thrilling hiking and canoeing escapades at nearby Kenauk Nature. These are on top of the menu of adventures included in the resort experience fee, like mini-golf, cycling and paddleboarding, not to mention a terrific new playground and an outdoor pool. Once your little ones have worked up an appetite, refuel at the huge riverside barbecue, free for kids 5 and under and half-price for children aged 6 to 12.
It’s a short drive from the hotel to Parc Omega, where a safari trail gives you the opportunity to observe more than 20 wildlife species from the comfort of your car, including wolves, bison and caribou. Kids love feeding carrots to the deer and balancing their way along the park’s aerial boardwalk, strung between trees.
Having a Blast in Banff, Alberta
Surrounded by jagged Rockies peaks, brilliantly turquoise lakes and thick coniferous forest, Fairmont Banff Springs is an idyllic spot for a summer family getaway. Kids can roam the castle’s large grounds and spend hours in the outdoor heated pool, or sign up for the junior golf program for unlimited rounds on Tunnel 9 or the 18-hole Stanley Thompson course. Bike and SUP rentals are included in the resort experience fee, along with a fantastic lineup of family events such as trivia nights and bingo.
If your child dreams of playing Wimbledon or Roland Garros, they can master their technique with expert coaching at the hotel’s half-day tennis and adventure camps. Open to kids aged 7 to 13, these run Monday through Thursday every week between July 4 and August 18, 2022. Should you need to escape a summer shower, Bowl Valley offers the perfect indoor activity with four lanes of Canadian 5-pin bowling.
Summer Thrills in Whistler, British Columbia
Sitting at the foot of Blackcomb Mountain, Fairmont Chateau Whistler is the ideal base for soaring into the alpine by gondola, whizzing along the Valley Trail by bike and jumping into Lost Lake. There’s swimming indoors and out at the hotel, too, with complimentary life jackets on hand for youngsters.
One of the best adventures for kids is a hike into the surrounding coastal rainforest with a Whistler Experience Guide, accompanied by Alta, the hotel’s friendly resident black Labrador Retriever. Kiddies can also grab a “Furmont Cub Club” treasure hunt guide from the concierge to track down clues around the hotel. If you have a junior golfer in tow, players between 10 and 16 years old enjoy free rounds at the resort’s course after 1 pm when accompanied by a paying adult.
Camp Fairmont Summer Kickoff celebrates the Canada Day long weekend from July 1 to 4, 2022, with four days of family-friendly events and activities. Throughout the year, families staying at Fairmont Chateau Whistler save 50% off the daily rate for a second room (for children under 18).
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