This Easter, Dream Hotels & Resorts will be launching an kids activities programme called Dream Xplorers, which is dedicated to creating a child-friendly environment for travelling families.
Kids of all ages visiting Finfoot Lake Reserve, the Blue Marlin Hotel, Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, Avalon Springs, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa, The Peninsula AllSuite Hotel, Stonehill River Lodge and Jackalberry Ridge can become a Dream Xplorer just like Kamo the Chameleon, who is the mascot of the new programme.
Kamo is a fun character, with which children can interact, and also reflects the wider values of Dream Hotels & Resorts’ brand of environmental commitment.
The Dream Xplorers kids journey begins upon arrival at the resort, where little explorers can pick up their passport from reception. Passports contain fun and exciting activities in which children can partake during their holidays at that specific resort under the guidance of an activities champion. Each resort has a different passport with a wide variety of activities.
Activities are divided into four categories: Active Explorer, Family Fun, Treasure Hunter and Kamo Challenge.
Under the Activity Explorer category, children can participate in activities such as ziplining, target shooting, hiking or mountain biking. The Family Fun category consists of fun family activities from a marshmallow braai, family bingo, games to mini golf. Treasure Hunter will see children exploring the resort’s environment, while the Kamo Challenge introduces children to activities such as a talent night, trampoline or arts and crafts.
For every activity completed, participants will receive a sticker as well as stand the chance to win great prizes. Once they’ve collected enough stickers to complete a category, they receive a badge for that category. If they collect two badges, they’re treated to a free kids’ meal, and once all four badges are collected, they’ll receive their very own Dream Xplorers hat to pin their badges on.
Sharmila Ragunanan, Group Marketing Manager for Dream Hotels and Resorts, says: “Every Dream guest is important no matter how big or small. That is why we have created a dedicated activities programme for our little VIPs that will encourage them to explore the great outdoors instead of the virtual worlds of their electronic devices. Many parents today are desperate to reduce their children’s screen time, especially during the holidays. Our new activities programme will keep the kids so active, they won’t even think about their devices!”