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things for kids to do in son bou

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things for kids to do in son bou

hello staying at valentin son bou for a week 31st may.going with two kids (14 months and 6 years).I know its a quiet place compared to holiday resorts I have been to in the past,and most of the week will be taken up with pool,beach,and probably one day in either mahon or ciutadella.

was just wondering what things there are for kids to do in son bou,if any? play areas,bouncy castles,trampolines ,bowling,parks etc etc.

have heard about a big hotel that caters for kids down near the beach. can we pay to use their facilities?

any help appreciated,

thanks ben

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1. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

A reply from elsewhere:

A really good resort for you to try with kids your age would be Son Bou - in particular the Saint Jaime complex - lots to do but not too commercial

At the complex they have waterslides available (for a charge - 5 euros for 10 slides)

Also a great interactive maze that has a different event every evening that lasts for an hour (7 euros the first time the kids use it and then 3 euros every other time)

There is also a new 10 pin bowling complex just opened in Son Bou.

There is an amusement arcade on the complex and cheap internet access

Plenty of evening entertainment

All the above sounds commercial but somehow the resort gets away with it and you don't feel it is commercial if that makes sense !!

There are two waterparks within 45 minutes drive from Son Bou

There is a lladro shopping complex called Castillo with a large free to enter kids park and a big go kart track next to it again less than 45 minutes away

There is a petting zoo 30 minutes from you - with domestic farm animals

Great glass bottom boat trips in Mahon - 30 minutes away - best to go ther on Market days and spend the morning shopping and the aftrenoon on the boat

Horse and donkey riding available less than 45 minutes away

Horse trotting races at the weekend less than 45 minutes away

Great beaches everywhere

In fact the island is so small nowhere is more than an hour away if you hire a car which I would reommend you do for at least a few days.

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2. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

excellent thanks kaneda. being only a week we will probably not travel to many places but the big complex and bowling should do for us. plus a trip to mahon. can anybody tell me the market days and a rough idea of prices and lengths of trip for the boat trips?

thanks ben

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3. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

If you check out the Top Question section of the main island forum you will find links to independent websites with all sorts of info about market days in all the proper towns, bus timetables etc etc.

NB the petting zoo mentioned is Lloc de Menorca and usually offers discounts to people arriving by taxi ( 10km approx. 15 mins drive from your resort see http://tinyurl.com/npkbsoh ) so be sure to get a taxi receipt to show at the box office.

Edited: 05 April 2014, 11:26
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4. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

thanks a lot just had a quick look through it.looks like a Tuesday for us for the market as we arrive and return on a Saturday so wont make it then.

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5. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

might try the petting zoo too if it so close. will only cost a few quid in taxi. thanks for the tip on keeping receipt

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6. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

See http://www.mymenorca.info/menorca-zoo/ for info about the zoo.

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7. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

thanks again looks ideal for a few hours doing something different

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8. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

"have heard about a big hotel that caters for kids down near the beach. can we pay to use their facilities"

I think the kids club on the beach your talking about is part of the royal son bou family club http://www.clubkikoland.com/ I was told last year that it is for hotel guest only.

If you go down to the beach don't forget to take some bread for the already over fed ducks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o39xqhDG3M4

One other thing don't miss the return courtesy minibus it's a uphill walk back to your hotel from the beach.

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9. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

bowling and other enyertainments in centre, as are trampolines etc etc but as said above Valentin is at the top of the terraces, so use the hotel beach bus?

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10. Re: things for kids to do in son bou

yes good service from hotel offering the courtesy bus.sounds a steep hill.

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