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Tenerife – 13 July, 2017, This Summer, the glamorous Canary Island retreat of The Ritz-Carlton, Abama promises its junior guests a fun-packed schedule of activities to inspire environmental awareness, encouraging the globe’s littlest residents to play their own part in making positive change for good. Following 2017’s World Oceans Day and World Environment Day, kids will celebrate this Summer’s key environmental dates paying homage to the great Tiger, Elephant, Orangutan and the busiest of them all the humble bumble bee.

Home to one of the largest kids’ clubs in Europe, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama runs its Ritz Kids programme in partnership with Jean-Michel Cousteau - explorer, environmentalist and son of the of the great ocean explorer, Jacques Cousteau. Jean-Michel Cousteau together with his Ocean Futures Society ensures tiny travelers celebrate our planet’s natural wonders whilst discovering just what each and every one of us can do to help protect it with knowledge and understanding.

Ritz Kids runs across eight diverse zones of astronomy, wildlife, sustainability, technology, theatre, arts and crafts, occupying a vast 305 square metres of indoor space as well as its own private garden. Little travellers will be immersed in engaging activities to demonstrate how actions that affect the environment can in turn have impact on wildlife and people, from pollution of our oceans to global warming, impacting inhabitants of theland, sea and skies.

The 19th August will see International Orangutan Day. To recognise the most iconic victim of the palm oil industry, kids will learn the importance of the incredible creatures’ natural environment. Learning will be combined with fun exploration and celebration of the orangutan with a unique yoga class exploring its postures. National Honey Bee Day will celebrate everything sticky! The wonder of the bee on its journey of pollen collection to its colony industry back at the hive.

The plight and flight of birds will explore changing migration patterns and The Tale of the Whale – the impact of pollution on our coral reefs and subsequent conservation approaches. Little travellers will be able to plantseeds in the hotel grounds and learn how plants are cultivated, which of those are edible and how the climate affects their growth. Green Goodies will take little travellers on an adventurous treasure hunt to educate on what exactly is recyclable and biodegradable and to identify what would be harmful to the environment.

In addition to the environmental programme this Summer, Ritz Kids will also add a Summer Cinema, screening a wide selection of animated classics, an Olympic Summer Games event for inspiring athletes, gardening workshops for green fingered little ones and picnics in the resort’s tropical gardens. For the whole family to enjoy, The Ritz-Carlton, Abama’s bucket list astronomy safari, new this month, offers private access to one of Europe’s most influential observatories. In a once in a lifetime stargazing journey, families will be escorted to the Teide Observatory by private appointment to experience the award-winning dark skies of Tenerife, on an exclusive tour guided by one of Europe’s expert astronomers and complete with a gourmet picnic!

The Ritz-Carlton, Abama offers a retreat providing enriching activities to satiate travel appetites of guests of all ages, ensuring a Summer escape in impeccable style inspiring life’s most meaningful journeys.

Deluxe Room Resort View start from 350 euro per night on a bed and breakfast basis.

For more information visit www.ritzcarlton.com/abama or call (+34) 902 105 600.