18 June 2019, Dubai, UAE: With the school summer holidays just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your next great family getaway with Hilton's Waldorf Astoria and Conrad Hotel & Resorts properties around the world.
Keeping the kids entertained while mum and dad enjoy some much-needed relaxation is a must for any summer vacation. Thankfully there'll be no chance of boredom creeping into your break thanks to Hilton's selection of family-friendly luxury properties that offer unique, fun and exciting children's activities guaranteed to thrill, inspire and captivate young minds.
Let your little ones live like a prince or princess in a fairytale Parisian palace, lose themselves in the wonderful world of novels, books and folklore in Scotland's iconic capital city, take part in a fun-packed scavenger hunt on the shores of the Palm Jumeirah, solve London's most puzzling mysteries in a Sherlock Holmes-style detective challenge or even greet fellow guests while experiencing life working in a luxury hotel in Ras Al Khaimah.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian - Book Masters Experience
Perfect for young bookworms and fans of famous fiction, the 'Book Masters' offering at the iconic Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian hotel is a great way for youngsters to lose themselves in the pages of a classic or contemporary novel while discovering the streets and sights of Scotland's historic capital.
The hotel's well-read concierge will recommend celebrated books with a connection to Edinburgh. Guests can also build-their-own tents for their children and select a special book from the Book Master's selection.
The hotel's concierge team has expert local knowledge of this beautiful city and are more than happy to share a story or two about Edinburgh's past as well as arrange for specially requested books to be placed on your bedside table each day.
Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles - Little Prince & Princess Experience
The stunning surroundings of Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles are the perfect place to let your little ones experience life as royalty.
As part of the amazing 'Little Prince and Princess Experiences' package, children will be transported back in time to the hotel's regal history when the picturesque château, located northwest of Paris, was home to King Louis XIV of France.
Available from just AED369 per child, the 'Little Prince and Princess Experiences' includes a magical royal welcome complete with a cuddly toy, crayons and other surprises. Youngsters can enjoy a half day in the Trianon Mini Club before settling down to read a special guidebook ahead of a fact and fun-filled tour of the magnificent Palace of Versailles Gardens.
Mum and dad can join in the fun and help the kids explore the hotel's grand grounds as well as visit the Chateau of Breteuil, enjoy a boat ride on the Grand Canal, and cycle through the Petit Trianon and Hameau gardens of Marie-Antoinette.
Conrad London St James - 'Detective Project', 'Back in Time' & 'Live the London Landmarks' Experiences
Junior super sleuths and their parents can tackle London-themed mysteries and crack unsolved crimes as part of the 'Detective Project' experience.
Located just a 15-minute drive from Baker Street, the legendary home of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, and a short stroll from London's real-life crime fighting hub of New Scotland Yard, Conrad London St James is the ultimate destination for budding investigators. The two-hour 'Detective Project' experience includes fingerprint testing and a full forensics suit, which youngsters can keep and take home.
After a few hours solving crimes, families can embark on the 'Back in time' experience that includes a vintage boat tour along the River Thames before hopping into a stunning vintage Rolls-Royce motor car for a drive into the English countryside. After taking in the green fields and country lanes of Berkshire, guests will enjoy an exquisite traditional afternoon tea at the Cliveden House stately home before taking part in a Private Butlers Tour around the stunning grounds and gardens.
For those who want to explore the sights and sounds of the big city, the 'Live the London Landmarks' experience will take in some of the UK capital's most iconic destinations, including Hyde Park Corner, The Mall, Buckingham Palace and Wellington's house, as part of a MINI Cooper tour of London's famous streets. Compete with a knowledgeable guide, the tour is a great way to discover one of the world's great metropolises while driving in a British automotive icon.
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah - Coco Scavenger Hunt Experience
The sandy shores of Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah will host a thrilling scavenger hunt for youngsters as they search high and low for unique treasure and special prizes.
Fully supervised by staff from the hotel's Coco's Kids Club, children aged 3 to 12 years old will take part in a hotel-wide scavenger hunt that will explore the lush gardens and beachfront.
Coco's Kids Club has a wide range of activities designed to keep youngsters entertained while parents enjoy some 'me time'. The expertly crafted activities include arts and crafts sessions, sandcastle building competitions, puppet shows, face painting, and sing-alongs.
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah - Little Hotelier Experience
The ultimate hotel experience for inquisitive young minds, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah's 'Little Hotelier' offering puts children in the centre of the action as they help with the day to day running of a luxury hotel.
Youngsters will work a half-day shift with all the responsibilities, roles and duties that working at the hotel entails - be it concierge, sous chef, front office agent or waiter.
Dressed in their own hotel uniform complete with nametag, participating youngsters will first complete a training programme to learn the basics of working in a hotel before heading out to shadow senior team members throughout the day.
A unique collaboration between Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah and GEMS Westminster School in Ras Al Khaimah, the educational, fun, and interactive 'Little Hotelier' programme is open to children aged eight to 13.
Conrad Osaka – Become A Ninja
Guests can immerse themselves in the world of an ancient Japanese warrior and sign up for an incredible Ninja training session. Held in an authentic Ninja-do (Ninja temple), participants will discover the secret skills of these legendary swordsmen (and women).
Held over three-hours, guests can make their Ninja dreams become a reality before exploring the ancient streets and alleys of downtown Osaka's historic Shin-Sekai neighbourhood with a tour guide.
Fun for the whole family, guests will train in an authentic Ninja costume before taking souvenir photographs in the traditional outfit. A return shuttle bus transfer to the Ninja-do will be arranged by the hotel concierge.
Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2AB, United Kingdom. Tel: +44-131-222-8888. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldorf Astoria Trianon Palace Versailles, 1, boulevard de la Reine, Versailles - Paris, 78000, France. Tel: +33-1-30845000. Email: Reservation.email@example.com
Conrad London St James, 22-28 Broadway, London, SW1H 0BH, United Kingdom
TEL: +44-203-3018080. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Crescent Rd, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
Tel: +971-4-8182222. Email: email@example.com
Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah, Vienna Street, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Tel: +971-7-2035555. Email: Reservations.Warak@waldorfastoria.com
Conrad Osaka, Kita Ward, Osaka, Japan.
Tel: +81-6-6222-0111. Email: Reservations. OSACI.Hotel@conradhotels.com