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Keep the kids entertained at home and away with LEGO®


When winter days are grey and evenings are dark, keeping the kids entertained can be quite the endurance exercise. Christmas is long gone and sunny summer days are still just a speck on the horizon, so what can parents do to power through those dreaded words: “I’m bored!”

We might just have the solution. With THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 out at cinemas from the 8th February 2019, spend an awesome afternoon watching the heroes of Bricksburg save their beloved city from a huge new threat: LEGO DUPLO® invaders from outer space!

Home entertainment with LEGO®

But when order has been restored to the universe and the sugar-high of popcorn and lurid ice-drinks comes crashing down, then what?

Well, book yourself a James Villas holiday of course, and bag yourself the chance to win one of 100 awesome LEGO® sets. The staple provider of hours of imaginative play for decades, isn’t it great to call time out on screen time and let those beauteous chunks of plastic do the entertaining?

With the kids occupied pre-getaway and a sunny escape to look forward to, they’re not the only winners in this. You might even get some peace as you pack. Just don’t forget to pop them in the suitcase.

Choose a villa for endless entertainment

Modern villa with private pool and table tennis

The fun doesn’t end there, of course. With your whole holiday ahead of you comes the question of how to keep the kids occupied while you’re away. If happy kids equal happy parents this is definitely a nail you want to hit right on the head. Luckily for you by choosing a villa, you’re letting that perfect property do the hard work for you. But don’t just take our word for it. Some of our favourite mummy bloggers have offered their top tips on giving your brood their best holiday yet, and it’s easier (and perhaps cheaper) than you think.

Pool parties

Young family enjoying some play time in their private pool

The heart and highlight of your own villa is the private pool. With no other bathers to mind, take up your exclusive sunlounger spot out of immediate splashing-distance and watch as the kids cool off some of that exuberant energy. Better still, join them! Nothing brings out our inner child more than the sun beating down on your own personal playground. It’s not just a private pool, it’s the promise of fun, frolics and treasured family time. No intrusions, no closing time, no contest. Take a look at some of our favourite pool games for kids and try them for yourselves – you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Games facilities

If your own pool isn’t entertainment enough, look out for our villas with extra games and entertainment facilities for fun-filled, action-packed family holidays. Swap the pool for a pool table, perhaps? Family feud to settle? Play referee over table football, fire up the games console, or make it best of three over table tennis. Remember, there is only one winner here, and that is family fun.

When evenings draw in, the sun has gone down and it’s time to chill out, stick on a DVD and make it a family movie night in. It might mean THE LEGO® MOVIE 2 on repeat for the week, but if the kids are quiet, stationary and you get some snuggle-time in, who are you to complain?

Exploring out

Family runs along the beach, hand in hand, as gentle waves lap their feet

Remember, outside your villa the world is waiting! It’s time to help your little fledglings spread their wings and stimulate their natural curiosity. New places, new people, new cultures, new adventures… There are lots of fun firsts to be had. The best part? The entertainment of today is the making of treasured holiday memories for years to come.

A villa is just the base to discover it all from. In this home from home your schedule is your own – all important when kids are involved. So forget the 9am coach call. Take your time over your breakfast as you chat through your plans, then hop in the hire car and see where the mood takes you.

Family of four packing their holiday hire car for a day of adventure

If you’ve chosen one of our villas by beach a day of sun, sea and sand must be top of your holiday bucket (and spade) list. Throw in a picnic and some watersports for good measure and you’ve got the makings of childhood dream day!

With more than 60 James Villas’ destinations to choose from, your options for exploration are endless. Luckily for you, our blog is packed with ideas to fill your time, as well as your hearts. Find out about Greek culture and how to make it accessible to little minds. Admire the many family-friendly attractions of Mallorca and Lanzarote, or get the kids to ditch the screens with these great active holiday ideas. For the most adventurous of your young explorers, the memory of these activity holidays will long outlive the adrenaline kick.

Holiday resorts

Young boy enjoying a tennis lesson on a court at one of our holiday resorts

At our Holidays Resorts you can swap big days out for big days in. Just picture the scene. Your own private accommodation, sitting pretty within a purpose-built holiday community. You have your pool, you have your privacy, but what you also have is oodles more facilities to keep the whole family entertained. The children will love making friends in the kids’ club – nearly as much as you will love a bit of child-free time. Spend it on the golf course, in the spa, or lounging by the pool. A bit of time to do nothing at all is the ultimate decadence for busy parents, after all.

There are sports facilities galore – think tennis courts, horse riding or soccer schools. Every resort is different in its offering, so you can pick the one that ticks all of your boxes – and the kids’. But know this, communal pools, bars and restaurants are a given, so you can spend a relaxing family holiday safe in the knowledge that you have everything their little hearts could wish for, right on hand. And when the kids are happy, you know what that means…

When you think about it, a holiday with James Villas is a bit like LEGO®. You build it up, make it your own, the enjoyment is endless – and it’ll stay with you for years to come…


Helen is a Marketing Communications Executive at James Villa Holidays.

I’ve been at James Villas since 2010 and while it’s pretty tortuous sometimes looking...

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