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The Ritz Kids program at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach — one of the most kid friendly luxury hotels in Miami — offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12. Ritz Kids has something for every family, with immersive and adventurous programs focused on the natural wonders and rich cultural traditions of the local area.

Welcome to Ritz Kids, a one-of-a-kind program specially created to provide your child an engaging, educational experience to make this trip one they will remember for a lifetime. 

Working with Jean-Michel Cousteau’s Ocean Futures Society, we’ve created a fun, immersive program that rewards children’s innate curiosity and invites them to explore four areas of our world: water, land, culture and environmental responsibility. The supervised children’s program is designed specifically for our younger guests, ages 5-12 to allow parents to relax while children play with counselors.

Our program philosophy is “All Kids Start out as Scientists” and Ritz Kids encourages your child to ask questions about the world around them.

How does it work? Why does it do that? What happens when…?

As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids is designed upon four key pillars:

  • Water: Emphasizes the importance of sea life and health. 
  • Land: Encourages exploration and discovery. 
  • Environmental Responsibility: Promotes our role in the health of our planet for the future. 
  • Culture: Exposes young minds to a variety of art forms, including music, local customs and history, as well as cuisine. 

Based upon these pillars we will tap into the innate curiosity of our youngest ladies and gentleman by incorporating the aspects of different cultures from around the world, allowing these experiences to stay with them for life.

Through this exploration, we will inspire kids to learn more about the world we share and leave them with extraordinary and unforgettable memories of their stay at The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach.

The following is a list of activities available through the Ritz Kids program that features full or half day schedules, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Schedule:

MEDIA MOGUL MONDAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

We practice the motto “Take only pictures, leave only footprints” while snapping shots of the beach, as well as the local flora and fauna. Edit your photos and take them home on a CD as a souvenir.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Teams compete to identify specific critters, media centers, and plants on the hotel grounds. Can you find a lizard? How about a Palm Tree? Where is our Business Center? Hear more about your photo hunt discoveries back at the Ritz Kids Center!


TO THE SKIES TUESDAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join our Ritz Kids team as we learn about the various forms and compositions of the sky during the day and night. From the wind and the clouds, to the sun and the moon, as well as everything in between. We will play games and use crafts to make recreations of the different parts of the sky above.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Meet us in The Ritz Kids Center, or more accurately airport, where will build a kite or maybe an airplane and then head outside to see who can get their craft to fly. Together we will try to take to the skies while learning how air has changed and currently shapes our world.


WATERWORLD WEDNESDAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Gain new knowledge on the fascinating creatures found underwater. From sharks to turtles and whales, we will enhance our understanding of these creatures and the role they play in the balance of life on Earth. Explore the lives of these amazing creatures through a variety of
crafts and videos.

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

We will create costumes of the various underwater wonders and incorporate them into activities and games. From Simon Says, to Whale songs and even recreating a sea turtle nest, through these hands on activities we will gain a more in-depth understanding of these creatures


THURSDAY EARTH DAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Using recycled materials that would have otherwise been thrown away, this “eco-art” activity helps us better understand how we can live more gently on the planet through recycling and reuse. This exercise will help out youth understand the importance of each item and how to “re-purpose” them for fun.

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Join us as we begin our adventure in the Ritz Kids Center to learn about our community footprint, and what exactly this means. We will head outside to observe ways we could improve our local community and let our guests compare South Beach to their own environment.


FOOD FRIDAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Why do we eat our vegetables? Understand more about what is healthy and what is not, as well as how food affects our body. Play games that take us into the world of farms and food and explore options for meals to learn how to do what is not only best for us, but for the earth too!

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Make your own chef’s hat and don your apron for an adventure in cooking. Blend and cook your way to some delicious local delicacies from the various cultures around the world. We will team with a lady or Gentleman from our culinary team to make a special treat for mom and dad.


CELEBRATION SATURDAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Nature inspires creativity in many ways, and in this activity we will explore these expressions in both arts and music. We will listen to nature sounds as well as the rhythm and music from various cultures around the world. Leo the Lion will join us as we create our own song and dance.  

12 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Leo the Lion will be our unofficial official as we make teams to participate in Beach Olympics. If the weather is not cooperating, we will move inside for various shenanigans. Will Leo as our host, the fun will never end and our guests will take home memories to last a lifetime.


SUNDAY FUN DAY

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join the Ritz Kids team as we explore the connections between the sea, sand and fish and then head out on an adventure of discovery as we explore this wonderland beneath our feet. While outside we will build a sandcastle or for a South Beach twist, create a “sand angel.”

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Accompany the Ritz Kids team on this discovery beach walk. Search the shoreline for sea shells and other mysteries of the deep. Sift the sand for some surprising finds, then collect your own treasures and identify them. We will then use some of the items we discover to create a special souvenir.

Full Day Session
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., includes lunch - $95

Half Day Session
9 a.m. to 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. - $75


REGISTRATION

Please contact Ritz Kids by dialing (786) 276-4000 to make your reservation. Pre-registration is required to ensure a Ritz Kids reservation.

For more information or to plan your next party, please call (786) 276-4008.

Mom and Me (for two)

125 minutes/ $349

Ritz Kids or teens can have their special moment together with Mom and enjoy a half day session of revitalizing treatments all for them. Together they will start their day with a gentle yoga flow on their very own Ritz-Carlton yoga mat, followed by a rejuvenating session in the innovative Timeless Capsule for a 25-minute Fusion Back Massage and 25-minute Revitalizing Facial. One last stop at the salon finishes the fun with a 25-minute manicure and pedicure.

  • 25-minute Fusion Back Massage, Timeless Capsule
  • 25-minute Revitalizing Facial, Timeless Capsule
  • 25-minute manicure and pedicure
  • 50-minute yoga class with their own RC South Beach Yoga Mat

 

Princess Fizzing Pedicure

25 minutes/$40

Designed for the young Spa-goer between the ages of 4 and 12, this pedicure includes a special selection of aromatherapy fizzing miniature balls to moisturize and indulge the feet, as well as a light exfoliation, nail shaping, buffing and polish. (Parent must be present for the full treatment)

 

Princess Fizzing Manicure

15 minutes/$20

Designed for the young Spa-Goer between the ages of 4 and 12, this mini manicure is a blend of aromatherapy fizzing miniature balls to tickle the hands and fingers, and includes a light exfoliation, nail shaping, buffing and polish. (Parent must be present for the full treatment)

 

A 20% service charge will be added for your convenience and applied to all spa and salon services. Prices exclusive of tax and gratuity. For more information, or to reserve a spa treatment, please call (786) 276-4090.

The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach offers a specially-designed program for children 12 and under that includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and unlimited fountain drinks at mealtime at various hotel dining venues, including Bistro One LR, DiLido Beach Club and poolside. $35 per day, per child, plus tax and gratuity.

Package is subject to availability. Price is per day, per child; plus tax and gratuity. Ritz Kids Meal Plan must be bought prior to arrival or during time of check-in. No reimbursement for unused portions.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, The Ritz-Carlton, South Beach offers junior guests a variety of special services and amenities.

HOURS OF OPERATION

Kids Night Out Session

On Friday and Saturday evenings children can get away for a night of fun and excitement, while parents enjoy a quiet dinner.

6 - 9 p.m.* (dinner included) - $75

Open Play Session

Children get the opportunity to socialize with other children while mom and dad enjoy a round of golf,a day at the spa or relaxing time by the pool.

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - $25 per hour

Special hours for groups are available upon request.

*Friday and Saturday Nights, upon 24 hour advance reservation.

*Extended late night hours available upon 48 hour advanced notice at $25 per hour.


REGISTRATION

Please contact Ritz Kids by dialing (786) 276-4000 ext. 4400 to make your reservation. Reservations are required by 5 p.m., one day prior to the requested date.

The Ritz-Carlton Culinary team has created a special menu for our junior guests. Our children’s menu includes scrumptious and satisfying meals for even the pickiest eaters while focusing on healthy and gluten free menu options.

Children’s Menu

BREAKFAST $12

BUTTERMILK PANCAKES

choice of vanilla, blueberry, banana, chocolate chip

BELGIAN WAFFLE
whipped cream, maple syrup

NUTELLA FRENCH TOAST
whipped cream, maple syrup

ONE EGG SCRAMBLED
choice of bacon or sausage, potatoes, choice of toast
*EGG WHITE SCRAMBLE
potatoes, multigrain toast

*HARD BOILED EGG
potatoes, multigrain toast

*STEEL CUT OATMEAL
brown sugar, raisins, cinnamon

*MULTIGRAIN CEREAL
skim milk

*FRESH FRUIT

low fat yogurt

DRINKS

FRESH JUICE

apple or orange juice

MILK
banana-strawberry smoothie
very berry smoothie 


LUNCH & DINNER $12

SEARED MAHI-MAHI
steamed broccolini

GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST
steamed asparagus

GRILLED 4OZ SKIRT STEAK
steamed carrots

VEGETABLE WRAP
celery sticks

CRISPY CHICKEN TENDERS
french fries

4OZ BEEF BURGER
french fries

MAC & CHEESE

GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH
french fries

GRILLED HOT DOG
french fries


DESSERTS $6


HOMEMADE ICE CREAM
choice of vanilla, chocolate, strawberry

FRESH FRUIT WITH BERRIES

DRINKS

FRESH JUICE
apple, pineapple, cranberry, tropical punch

MILK
low fat, 2%

WATER

KIDS UNDER 2 YEARS OLD EAT COMPLIMENTARY