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Beach Club | Family-Friendly Destinations and What to Pack

Planning a sunshine getaway but not sure on the destination? Get set to be inspired with our pick of 2024’s best family-friendly vacations around the world. From island hopping in the Maldives to sightseeing in Italy, we have all the intel on what to do when you get there and, just as importantly, what to pack in little suitcases.

Kitting out your kids for city escapes, tropical beaches and adventure trips is one of our specialities, and we have outfits for every possible vacation variation. Sun-protective swimwear, comfy sandals, cool cotton separates, we've got it all! And, not forgetting, a few special outfits for when it's time to head over to the Childrensalon Beach Club!

27 May 2024

Destination: Noonu Atoll, the Maldives

Visit this family-friendly island where the sea life is every bit as enchanting as the white sandy beaches.

Find everything they’ll need for a tropical trip . . .

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Bling2o - Girls Pink Mermaid Swimming Goggles | ChildrensalonBling2o
Molo - Lilac Purple Velcro Foam Sandals | ChildrensalonMolo
Vilebrequin - Boys Blue Tropical Swim Shorts | ChildrensalonVilebrequin

A Tropical Getaway

The Maldives is a dream destination for so many families and, contrary to popular belief, there is also plenty for kids to see and do as well — after all, Dhigurah (one of Noonu Atoll’s 71 idyllic islands) boasts one of the world's biggest floating waterparks! And then there are the islands’ natural wonders. Getting up close to the incredible range of tropical fish, including shimmering blue surgeonfish, bluestripe snappers and parrotfish, is something they'll never forget, made easier with our colourful range of goggles. For older kids, there is the option of coral planting to help renew and protect the islands’ precious reefs. Or how about visiting a glow-in-the-dark beach? Baa Atoll, Vaadhoo, Mudhdhoo or Rangali Island all have magical bioluminescent sands! Pack lots of swimwear for endless warm-water frolics; the brighter the better for gorgeous tropical photos you'll love to look back on.


Don't forget to pack: 
Noise-cancelling headphones for seaplanes and speed boats; UV400 sunglasses; a sun hat; flippers and a snorkel.

Molo - Girls Pink Seashell Sunglasses (UVA/UVB) | ChildrensalonMolo
Vilebrequin - Boys Blue Turtle Swim Shorts | ChildrensalonVilebrequin
Sunuva - Teen Girls Neon Pink Colourblock Swimsuit | ChildrensalonSunuva

Destination: Pollença, Mallorca

We're heading to the north of Mallorca where beautiful beaches meet a historic town and a pretty port.

Find everything they’ll need for sun, sea and tapas . . .

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Head to the beach

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Mayoral - Girls Blue Printed Dress | ChildrensalonMayoral



Molo - Girls Beige Rainbow Stripe Straw Hat | ChildrensalonMolo

Balearic Bliss

For a small island, there is so much for families to see and do in Mallorca! Stunning beaches, historic villages with cobbled streets and exciting food markets are all on the itinerary, and we've got our compass pointed towards the next must-visit destination on our list: Pollença. This picturesque town in Mallorca's north coast has plenty of sights to see, history to soak up and places to kick back and relax. Both kids and parents will enjoy exploring the local beaches, a beautiful port, open-air restaurants and ancient buildings. The weekly markets are also packed with delicious food and souvenirs, and there's the fabulous Alcudia Waterpark a short drive away, so be sure to pack their swimwear, towel ponchos and flip-flops. For anyone feeling adventurous, the Calvari Steps — all 365 of them! — leading off the main square, is perfect for kids and teens who need to burn off some energy! The panoramic view at the top is worth the climb, just make sure they are wearing their comfiest pair of summer shoes for adventures on foot.


Don't forget to pack: 
A sturdy pair of sandals or trainers; soft towelling ponchos for the beach; smart outfits for dinner in the town square; a bag for souvenirs.

Zimmermann - Girls Turquoise Blue Cotton Blouse | ChildrensalonZimmermann
Zimmermann - Girls Turquoise Blue Cotton Shorts | ChildrensalonZimmermann

Destination: Yosemite National Park, United States

It's time to get on the nature trail in this Californian beauty spot, and you won’t want to forget your camera!

Find everything they’ll need for exploring the great outdoors . . .

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Plan your route and their outfits

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Hiking calls for a hat

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Gucci - Blue & Orange Cotton Canvas Cap | ChildrensalonGucci
Levi's - Boys Beige Cotton Cargo Shorts | ChildrensalonLevi's
VEJA - White & Yellow Leather V-10 Velcro Trainers | ChildrensalonVEJA

Gone Camping

If their idea of a vacation is less sand and siestas and more action and adventure, then our next stop is one to add to your shortlist. Yosemite National Park is nestled amongst California’s Sierra Nevada mountains and boasts crystal-clear lakes, breathtaking waterfalls and awe-inspiring rock formations. This is the perfect place to immerse kids in nature and they'll be able to get up close to an incredible array of flora and fauna. Dressed in their comfiest outfits and with a bag packed full of essentials — Camera, tick! Water bottle, tick! Binoculars, tick! — they’ll make lots of memories visiting the park’s giant redwood trees, El Capitan mountain and plentiful beauty spots. And after a day of exploring, you can choose to stay in a charming lodge for a bit of home-from-home luxury or pitch up under the stars in one of Yosemite’s many camping locations. Either way, the kids will love sitting around the campfire in their pyjamas, toasting s’mores and telling tales of the amazing things they’ve seen and done before heading off to bed.


Don't forget to pack:
A cap to keep the sun off; comfy walking shoes or sandals; sunscreen and insect repellent; a backpack for all their essentials.


Frugi - Girls Blue Canvas Backpack (34cm) | ChildrensalonFrugi

Destination: Florence, Italy

We love this historic Italian city, full of ice cream, art and stunning views, all just a short train ride from the beach.

Find everything they'll need from sunny city to sandy beach . . .

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Co-ords for easy summer style

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Sunglasses for sightseeing

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Monnalisa - Girls Beige Star Straw Hat | ChildrensalonMonnalisa
Zimmermann - Girls Green Embroidered Floral Swimsuit | ChildrensalonZimmermann
Versace - White Cotton Medusa Baby T-Shirt | ChildrensalonVersace
Roarsome - Blue Reef The Shark Swim Shorts (UPF50+) | ChildrensalonRoarsome

Ciao, Firenze!

Hopping back over the pond, the final stop on our tour takes us to Italy’s Tuscan capital for a vacation that ticks all the boxes for a family getaway — history, architecture, food, shopping, and activities galore — and this spectacular city is just the right size for exploring with kids in tow. Head to the stunning Piazza del Duomo, which never fails to amaze with its dramatic black and white marble cathedral, visit the famous art galleries, stroke the snout of the city's lucky boar, Il Porcellino (don't worry, kids, he's made of bronze) and sample every flavour of ice cream from a gelateria — La Strega Nocciola is our recommendation for more unusual flavours! And if you want a change of scene, the beach is a short train ride away. In their beach bag, be sure to pack easy-breezy layers in cotton and linen, sun-protective swimwear and a pair of UV400 sunglasses. Perfetto!


Don't forget to pack:
Comfortable sandals for exploring; UV400 sunglasses; refillable water bottles; a sun hat to beat the heat!

Molo - Girls Lilac Purple Cotton Towelling Top | ChildrensalonMolo
Molo - Girls Pink Flower Sunglasses (UVA/UVB) | ChildrensalonMolo

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