Sea Urchins is our free-and-inclusive Kids Club for 4-7 year olds. It’s an active club, designed to make the most out of our surroundings and give your children a gentle introduction to water sports like kayaking, paddle boarding and sailing tasters and joy rides with our professional RYA instructors.
We include plenty of arts and crafts, games and face painting so kids get some chill-out time too. They’ll be in their element making new friends in no time and giving you a well-deserved breather…Just don’t blame us when they say they’d rather be in the club than with mum and dad!
At a Glance
- Free club for kids aged 4-7.
- 5 days a week at Nautica Bay & Surf Hotel
- 5 half days at Hotel Leda & Akti Beach
- 09.30 to 12.30 | 14.00 to 17.00
- Available during school holidays
- Free Ocean Elements Rash Vest
- Staff to child ratio 1:6
A typical day
Drop your kids off at the club around 09:30, with sun cream on, a hat and their swimmers in their day bag with a spare change of clothes (just in case). There’s a full programme of activities (with plenty of breaks for snacks and drinks) up until 12:30 when kids can re-join their parents for lunch. Club restarts at 14:00 for a full afternoon of fun and games until they meet up with their parents again at 17:00.
Some of the activities we do
Our fun, energetic and experienced kids club staff know how to make little-uns’ beam with excitement! They will dream up a wacky mix of fun and games, in between organised activities on the water using paddleboards, kayaks, sailing boats and windsurf boards so they get a taste for the big-boys activities.
Raft building • kayak fun • swimming pool games • Paddle boarding tasters • dinghy sailing joy rides • face painting • football • flip-flop golf • pet rocks • wave hopping • egg drop challenge • themed days • bike rides • scavenger hunts • art attacks • Swimming Pool Olympics • Film and popcorn or film and pizza night
All sessions are run with age-appropriate activities but age groups (Urchins and Tigers) may be combined if numbers are small. We take regular rest and snack breaks with chill-out time, as we know that whilst most kids want to go, go, go, some may want to chill and relax.
When you see what we have in store, then you’ll understand why your children will want an evening or two without their parents! And of course, you’ll get a well-earned night off too!
For two evenings a week, we offer:
- Pizza, Popcorn & Movie Night (childcare is free 19:00 – 22:00)
- BBQ Night (childcare is free during the meal)
Our Childcare Staff:
Our childcare staff are picked for their fun and energetic characters, not just for their experience in running age-appropriate activities for 4-12 year olds. They’re all British staff, picked by us for their energetic personalities and their high level of experience with children of all ages. They’ll make sure that your kids fit in and socialise well with each other and that the activities they do are well within their capabilities. They are of course CRB checked, have a keen interest in water sports and great fun to be around. Care of your children will be supervised at all times, within set ratios, and in accordance with governing body guidelines.
Packing for Club:
When signing your child into the club we ask that they bring with them the following items:
• Water • Sun cream • Clothes suitable for getting wet • Change of clothes • Towel • Sun hat • Comforter eg teddy or toy for younger children
Our S.E.N.T.A approach
Our experienced childcare staff pride themselves on creating new, fun and somewhat crazy activity ideas to ensure every child has the holiday of a lifetime. Staff plan a variety of activities with our SENTA approach at the core of the programme:
S: Sun care
E: Enjoyment for everyone
N: New skills
T: Team building
A: Activities children don’t usually do at home