As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Our North Florida beach resort’s experiences tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our Amelia Island family resort’s barrier island location. Immersive and adventurous, the resort experiences provide your child with enthralling activities to reward their interest in the beauty and workings of the world we live in. With a diverse collection of activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from sand dunes and ancient forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.
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Ritz Kids introduces our young guests to the natural wonders of the island through a variety of hands-on adventures. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the supervised program entertains kids with educational games and activities featuring different themes throughout the week. Ritz Kids programs are offered seasonally. Activities, hours of operations, and pricing are subject to change. Please contact Ritz Kids for further details.
- THURSDAY – Learn why a coral reef is really a city under the sea. Join us as we have fun playing games like Race to the Reef.
- FRIDAY – Activity revolves around reading Aesop fables and enjoying related games and exercises.
- SATURDAY – Celebrate nature as you explore the natural world around us through games, art, music and dance.
- SUNDAY – Enjoy an inspiring story about trees with a variety of games and activities to show why they are so special and important.
Children should bring bathing suits, shoes, sunscreen and extra dry clothes.
Our Full Day Program
takes place Thursday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes juice, snacks and lunch. The program fee is $75 for the first child, $70 for each additional child.
Our Half Day Program
includes juice and snacks and is available Thursday through Sunday morning form 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Thursday through Saturday each afternoon from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The half day program fee is $55 for the first child and $50 for each additional child. An optional lunch may be included for an additional $15.
24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time or full charges will be applied to the guest account.
Children, ages 5-12, get a break from Mom and Dad with supervised movies, games and watersports during Kids Night Out.
The program fee is $75 per child (Complimentary for Club Level guests). Dinner is included. Available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. every Friday and Saturday evening. Program hours may be extended to 11 p.m. for an additional $15 per hour, per child with advance notice.
24-hour reservations are required.
Kids Story Time
Children will delight in tales of fantasy and adventure during story-time in the Courtyard. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 10:15 a.m.
Come learn about our exotic fish, their dietary habits and join us in feeding them in their new aquatic tank. Offered daily at 9:30 a.m.
Create a special souvenir to commemorate your island vacation in the Ritz Kids room. Children must be accompanied by an adult. A fee applies. Offered Thursday through Sunday at 3 p.m.
Share a private bedtime story with a buccaneer bearing treats and treasure during our tuck ins. Milk and cookies are delivered to your room, while Pirate Luis Aury, Princess Amelia and our “mascot,” Amelia’s Treasure (six-year-old blue and gold Macaw), read a pirate story and surprise your child with a keepsake treasure chest full of goodies.
Tuck Ins are scheduled every half-hour, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings. $65 per child.24-hour advance reservations are requested. Cancellations must be received within four hours of the program start time, or full charges will be applied to the guest account.
For our guests younger than 12, our chefs have created a special offer at select dining venues within the resort. Whether the little ones choose their favorite lunch by the pool or enjoy dinner in Café 4750, all food and beverage choices from the children’s menu are included.
The Kids’ Meal Plan includes:
- Breakfast buffet at Café 4750
- Lunch from the children’s menu at Ocean Bar & Grill or Café 4750
- Dinner from the children’s menu at Café 4750 or Salt
Pricing: The Kids’ Meal Plan is available for $35 per day, per child 12 years of age and younger.
Price is per day, per child and excludes tax and gratuity. The package applies for children 12 years of age and younger. Meal Plan must be purchased for entire length of stay prior to arrival or during check-in and does not apply to any other restaurants, venues or special events. No reimbursement for unused portions. Children must be accompanied by an adult and display wristband. Subject to availability.
A fabulous game room for families – Our Space boasts a cool, modern look and the latest technology featuring flat screen televisions, the latest gaming systems, and timeless favorites like air hockey. Our Space also features a private movie theater and a large collection of DVDs. Our Space is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Junior Clinics are available upon request. For information, please contact the Tennis Pro Shop at (904) 491-6793.
Complimentary Ritz Kids with Parent Spa Service
Reserve a 50 minute or longer Spa service and have your child enjoy complimentary Ritz Kids program between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. Ritz Kids explores life in the dunes, underwater creatures and pirate lore. Designed for children ages 5 through 12, the Ritz Kids is based on exclusive programing by Jean-Michel Cousteau Ocean Futures Society.
Spa services may be reserved at 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. and is available only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday starting September 1 through December 27, 2014.
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