Family Travel: Fun Activities for Kids in Europe
In Europe, children can discover new worlds through the innovative offerings of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.
One of the joys of travel is being able to immerse yourself in someplace different. With Europe’s distinctive history and culture, Four Seasons offers some exceptionally imaginative ways for its younger guests to get the most out of their European adventure.
Own a Pony for a Day
In England, every child’s dream can come true at Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire—at least for a day. Guests ages 7 to 16 can “adopt” a pony from the Hotel’s on-site Equestrian Centre and learn hands-on all about caring for a horse. And of course, they get to go horseback riding with their four-legged friend. Country living at its best!
In Michelangelo’s Footsteps
In Italy, budding artists both young and old can “Be Michelangelo for a Day” at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze. During art classes led by a professional painter within the Hotel’s lovely park, students will learn to use paints and brushes similar to those employed by one of Florence’s greatest artists.
Teenage Beauty Session
An 80-minute spa package at Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris gives teenage girls a chance to pamper themselves while learning about cosmetics and beauty. The makeup lesson and manicure workshop are fun and interactive—and what better place to be taught beauty tips than in one of the world’s premier fashion capitals?
The City of Golem
Teenage guests at Four Seasons Hotel Prague will quickly discover the city’s magic if they set off on Golem’s Wisdom Quiz, which will encourage them to explore Prague’s history. Their quest for answers includes boat rides along the Vltava River, paddle boating around the islands on the river, making puppets in a marionette maker’s atelier or designing their own creation in a local art studio.
Secret Map for Young Explorers
A different sort of hotel adventure awaits guests 6 to 10 years old at Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon in Portugal. Armed with a “Ritzie” hunting map, they get to explore many special places in this most elegant of hotels.
Kids Sports With an Irish Twist
Just ask the Concierge at Four Seasons Hotel Dublin for a fun pack. Besides a football, shin pads, Frisbee and skipping rope, it includes a stick and sliotar (a ball)—a great introduction for children to the traditional Irish game of hurling.
Science-loving kids staying at Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues Geneva should head for CERN—the European Organization for Nuclear Research—to visit “Microcosm,” an amazing interactive exhibit that explores the mysteries of the universe.
Teenagers in England staying at Four Seasons Hotel Canary Wharf will love exploring East End London’s trendy markets. Old Spitalfields Market and, in Brick Lane’s Old Truman Brewery, the Sunday UpMarket and the Backyard Market are not to be missed.