Travel News Spring 2019

What's new in Family Travel this spring? From a new tennis centre at Sani Resort to Aspinal Foundation's Port Lympne we round up the best scoops on holidays with kids this season:

Play like Rafa

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a&u fave, Sani Resort, has teamed up with tennis legend Rafa Nadal to open a new tennis centre with eight clay courts where you and your kids can learn to play like the pro himself! Tuition not only covers technical skill but you’ll get an insight into Nadal’s personal values and mental training. Junior Tennis ‘Learn to Compete’ from £220 for 7.5 hours of training over five days. Sani Club double rooms start at £127 per night, half board. sani-resort.com

Up in the trees

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The a&u fashion team were based overnight for our fashion shoot in one of the treehouses at the Aspinal Foundation’s Port Lympne. Emily had wanted to come ever since Radio 1’s Greg James (over whom she swoons) chose it for his honeymoon. Comfortably sleeping four in two double rooms, the large sitting/dining room and kitchen had floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over a wraparound wooden deck with stunning views over the park to the sea beyond. The kitchen was well-equipped and the fridge stocked with milk (and a bottle of wine). You get your own golf buggy to take you back to the main hotel and there is a safari tent clubhouse just below with a firepit. Animals abound – there was a cheetah and a rhino just below us. Other accommodation options include Wolf, Rhino, Giraffe, Tiger and new Lion Lodges plus, for the exhibitionists among you, the Bubble! From £409 per night for 4, including park entry. aspinallfoundation.org

New in Cyprus

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The beachfront Parklane resort in Limassol, Cyprus is opening in March and is new on the books of many of the Family Operators in our Travel Directory. Children will LOVE the huge park with a two-storey castle, and waterslide pirate ship, not to mention kids’ club, mini-football pitch and tennis courts. For package prices, see our Travel Directory.

Travel Pack

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Entertain little ones on the move with this fun-filled travel backpack. The Play ‘n’ Pack City has alphabet cards, stickers, crayons and colouring roll plus two wooden toy cards and the Jungle version has a pair of wooden binoculars. £24.95 olliella.com

Calling All Tots

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If you’re not yet tied to school holidays, break free and make the most of it! The über-spoiling Marbella Club in Andalusia has a new Tiny Tots programme specifically for families with children under 5, which includes the loan of baby essentials including powdered milk and nappies so you can travel light. Shhh, there are two hours of babysitting daily while you slip away to the beach or spa… From2,764 for four nights B&B in a Garden Suite, including transfers. marbellaclub.com