Families are spoilt for choice in St. Kitts and Nevis where the Kids ‘r’ VIPs: 2012 Kids ‘r’ VIPs holiday programme now available as a booklet and online

London, UK, 6 February 2012- How to keep the children occupied on holiday is every parent’s dilemma, but head for St. Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean this Easter or Summer and families will be spoilt for choice. The 2012 Kids ‘r’ VIPs programme, encompassing both islands of St. Kitts and Nevis, offers a host of stimulating and fun activities for 2 to 15 year olds, with heritage, culture, sports and adventure in mind.

Complemented by a range of hotel and restaurant discounts, Kids ‘r’ VIPs offers exceptional savings for families visiting the destination in 2012 and is packed with excitement. In St. Kitts, the natural unspoilt landscape with its lush rainforest and splendour of dormant Mount Liamuiga offer up endless opportunities for adventure and exploration. Greg’s Safaris ‘Valley of the Giants’ tour takes kids around the ‘real St. Kitts’ to get close to nature with the added opportunity to learn the art of batik making at historic Romney Manor, while thrill seeking kids can take in the same spectacle as they zip-line through the air with Sky Safaris. For a chance to discover the history of the island in a fun and informative way, under 12’s receive free entrance to the St. Kitts National Museum.

For a water adventure, every little sailor will enjoy sailing lessons with the St. Kitts Sailing School or a free catamaran cruise with Destination Solutions, where full day cruises include a Caribbean buffet and an opportunity to snorkel with St. Kitts’ very own sea turtles. By signing up as a Junior Conservationist with the St. Kitts Sea Turtle Monitoring Network, children also get a hands-on experience of sea turtle nesting, tagging and hatching with the opportunity to join a night patrol.

If Kids want to take home and name their very own turtle, the Marriot Kids Club at the St. Kitts Marriott Resort has its own ‘Build a Turtle’ programme. The fun doesn’t stop there. At the resort’s Emerald Mist Spa, girls can also accompany mum for a magical experience and become a “Princess for a Day”. The resort is also the venue for The Potter’s House activity where crafty kids can enjoy one or two week pottery sessions and can take their pieces home as gifts.

Kids can also aspire to their cricketing and golfing heroes. At the Keith Arthurton Cricket Academy, professional players take kids through their paces with the emphasis on having fun too, while budding golfers receive free golf lessons and play golf for free when accompanied by a paying adult at select times from Marriott Golf.

A short hop across to sister island, Nevis, not only do kids have the opportunity to show off their skills on the cricket field, but also in the classrooms! Banyan Tree Pastel Painting Classes are now being offered for visitors every Wednesday, while musical prodigies will love the steel pan lessons at the Scherzando School of Music or masquerade dancing and drumming with the Nevis Cultural Theatre offer.

Heritage and culture is also important in Nevis where Peak Heaven offers families a chance to go hiking, and then afterwards experience village life on the island in days gone by, in the natural, unspoilt surroundings of Nevis Peak.

Editor’s Note

The 2012 Kids ‘r’ VIPs programme is available as a booklet and on online via the St. Kitts website,
www.stkittstourism.kn/kids-r-vips. Each activity is illustrated with a full description of the offer or participating hotel/restaurant discount, together with prices, age ranges and booking details for parents or guardians. For the Kids, the printed colourful booklet acts as a keepsake holiday passport allowing them to record and ‘stamp’ their accomplishments with the incentive to win a prize after they have completed and stamped five activities.

Kids ‘r’ VIPs is a unique programme in partnership with local activity companies on both St. Kitts and Nevis to offer children on holiday a chance to get active, learn a new sport or hobby, or just have fun during their holidays Please contact River Communications if you are interested in getting supplies of the booklet to offer to your readers or web users.

For more information including a Kids ‘r’ VIPs fact sheet and images and to receive a copy of the 2012 Kids ‘r’ VIPs Booklet, contact River Communications on Deirdre@river-communications.com or zarina_mcculloch@yahoo.com.

PRESS TRIP OPPORTUNITIES 2012

If you would like to be considered for our press trip programme between April and June 2012, please contact us with full details of your media outlet and story angle as soon as possible. Strict criteria for joining press trips focusing on the Family angle include guaranteed media coverage within six weeks to two months of the trip to ensure sufficient lead time for summer 2012 holidays. We hope to have details and dates of press trips in April and June shortly.

St. Kitts and Nevis is currently served twice-weekly on Saturday and Tuesday from London Gatwick by British Airways, the first scheduled carrier to provide regular airlift to the island. The BA aircraft uses a three class, 280 seat Boeing 777 aircraft holding 40 Club World seats, 24 World Traveller Plus and 216 World Traveller seats. Visit ba.com for a range of holiday options

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