Football is very popular with the resort’s fabulous pitch open day and night

IF YOUR kids are having the time of their lives, the chances are you will be too.

Sometimes it’s hard to get the balance right – lazing on a sun lounger tops the wish list for mam and dad, but the younger generation fancy something far more active.

That’s where Holiday Villages step up to the plate, with activities for kids of all ages that are on a different level to your typical resort kids’ club.

We’re not talking ping pong tournaments or arts and crafts. What we’re looking at are the academies you can sign your little ones up to – whether you’ve got a budding Beyonce or a wannabe Robbie Brady on your hands.

There are three academies to choose from – stage, football or swim – so you can set your kids free to enjoy themselves while you grab a cold beer from the all-inclusive bar.

The Holiday Village has three pools: a pirate-themed splash park for under-eights with water slides and sprinklers; a family pool where staff run daily activities including water polo; and a deeper adult pool to keep teenagers happy.

The swim academy offers daily lessons from ASA-qualified teachers for kids aged three or over and even adults who might struggle with their swimming are welcome to join the classes.

The complex offers plenty of other activities too – football being one of the most popular with the resort’s fabulous pitch open day and night.

There are regular sessions with FA and Uefa-qualified coaches and the football academy is open to all children aged between five and 16.

If you have a head for heights, you and your kids are sure to love the Aerial Adventure, an overhead obstacle course where children build confidence and work as a team.

And if you manage to get any me time there’s a spa, gym and a sauna, as well as an adults-only bar.

The island has a rich history and the best place to discover its past is in the museums and ruins of Kos Town, a 15-minute drive away.

For boutique shopping and laid-back cafes Eleftherias Square is the place to go.

The all-inclusive deal means beers, wines and soft drinks are on tap as well as all your meals. And if you miss dinner or fancy something informal, snacks and ice-cream are served daily from 2.30pm to 4pm.

Evening entertainment includes karaoke, discos, cabaret nights, bingo and even a late-night kids’ club. Memories aplenty in the making!

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