If you think fun-filled family hotels are hard to come by, stop right there. The Holiday World Polynesia – which has been designed to make you feel like you’ve rocked up on an island in the South Pacific – comes with heaps of facilities for kids and grown-ups alike. We’re talking a great pool scene, a cinema, a waterpark, and more. The entertainment programme also ticks off more activities than you can shake an ice lolly at, including archery and mini golf.
The pool scene is where it’s at during the day. It’s a huge lagoon-style number fringed by palm trees and a team of loungers and parasols. There’s also a poolside bar to keep the snacks and drinks coming between swimming sessions. And a stay here wouldn’t be complete without a couple of trips to the Holiday World Resort’s waterpark, which is just a quick shuttle bus ride away. Here, you can float along the rapids, whizz down the waterslides, swim in the wave pool, or make castles in the giant sandpits. There’s also a pool for little ones to splash in, which comes complete with a pirate ship.