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With families feeling the pinch this year, forking out on childcare whilst on holiday is just one expense that parents could do without. This summer, First Choice has increased the amount of Kids Academy kids clubs across its family holidays and has also employed more qualified childcare staff to run its clubs and crèches.

First Choice offers more kids clubs than any other UK holiday company and families can now enjoy free childcare from 3 to 15 years old. Available in a selection of destinations across Europe, Turkey and the Caribbean, parents can relax and enjoy a few hours together knowing their children are having fun and are being well taken care of. Creches for 0 – 35 months are also available in First Choice’s Holiday Villages and in other family properties offer care for babies 12-35 months*.

One of the most exciting developments this summer is the brand new African themed Lopesan Baobab Resort in Gran Canaria featured in First Choice’s Premier Family collection. This 5 Sun luxury hotel, with excellent family rooms, will introduce First Choice’s new Premier Childcare. First Choice’s Crèche and Kids Academies have been incorporated into the hotel and offers free childcare from 12 months up to 8 years old. It is a concept that First Choice hopes to role out across a number of its other Premier Family units in the future.

First Choice Kids Academies are split into three different age groups. Littlestars for 3-5 year olds, Superstars for 6-8 year olds and Wavelength for 9-15 year olds. For the younger children First Choice has teamed up with HIT Entertainment to bring children's TV characters to resorts. Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam, Thomas the Tank Engine and Angelina Ballerina are among some of the characters that appear at Holiday Villages and in Kids Academy properties. For Wavelength this summer First Choice has teamed up with ITV’s popular show, Britannia High. Activities will be tailored to include themed dance classes, music and episode screenings.

First Choice offers family holidays to Gran Canaria staying seven nights at the 5 Sun Lopesan Baobab from £699 per adult and from £239 for the first child and from £445 for the second child, based on two adults and two children sharing, on an all inclusive basis, departing from London Gatwick on 17th June 2009.

Price includes return flights, accommodation, in-resort transfers, taxes/ charges and fuel supplement. Prices exclude all optional extras and insurance. Subject to availability, terms and conditions apply. For more information, visit or call 0871 664 9019.


* Creches payable locally

For further information, please contact Louise Evans on 01582 645369, or email

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