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As Jean-Michel Cousteau says, “All kids start out as scientists, constantly asking ‘Why? What’s that? How does it work?’” Ritz Kids experiences at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota tap into that innate curiosity by introducing our youngest guests to both the natural wonders and the rich cultural traditions of our family-friendly resort. Immersive and adventurous, the resort’s 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 vacation activities based on the four pillars of the program – water, land, environmental responsibility and culture – kids are swept away by everything from coral reefs and forests, to recycling and sustainability, storytelling, art and even food.

Our Ritz Kids program offers a variety of supervised physical and creative activities designed especially for children aged 5-12.

Ritz Kids
Whether building kites, shouting "Marco Polo” or running a zany obstacle course on the beach, your children will be treated to a day of adventure they’ll not soon forget. Our Ritz Kids program operates on every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please contact The Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2147 to receive more details on the planned upcoming events and activities.

In addition to our Ritz Kids program, we offer junior guests and families a variety of special services and amenities.

Amusement games are available on the Pool Level (PL) of the hotel including ping pong, air hockey, video games, billiards and foosball. Board games can be checked out at the Resort Concierge Desk.

Additional Activities
Please check the Weekly Resort Activities Flyer for details on daily activities for resort guests including:

  • Arts and crafts
  • Water sports
  • Beach games

Hours of Operation:
Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2147 to make your reservations.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Do I have to make reservations? 
    Yes please. Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance of each activity. Please contact the Ritz Kids Program by dialing (941) 309-2147 to make your reservation.
  • Is Ritz Kids located at the Hotel?
    Yes. The Ritz Kids program is located at the hotel. The children also go by shuttle to The Beach Club which is located on Lido Key.

  • What should my child bring/wear?
    Play clothes are best and shoes that are easy to kick on and off. Pack a swimsuit, spray-on sunscreen and goggles if eyes are sensitive to the pool or gulf water.

  • How many children does one counselor supervise?
    Our staff to child ratio is one to five.

  • What if my child has special allergies? Can I order a specific meal for him?
    Yes. Please make your allergies known at the time of making your reservation. Our children’s menu offers a great variety of choices.

  • My child is a mature four year old and is potty trained. Can he attend the Program?
    Unfortunately, no. We are not licensed to take any child even a day under the age of five. The Concierge staff of The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota are happy to assist in finding child care service during your stay. For more information, please contact our Concierge staff at (941) 309-2160.