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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts brings parents and children together in honour of International Day of Families

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Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is marking the United Nations International Day of Families on May 15 with a programme of experiences designed to bring parents and children closer together.

In honour of the annual occasion, several of the Swiss hospitality firm’s properties across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are offering guests an enhanced roster of fun and educational family-friendly activities.

From cooking classes, cultural tours and music and dance workshops to Beach Olympics and activities that focus on protecting the environment and learning more about local communities, Mövenpick’s initiative, recognises the importance of bringing families together to share moments and create memories.

This is aligned to the United Nations’ goals, which focus on the importance of family as the basic unit of society, with the entity’s The International Day of Families promoting awareness of issues relating to families and the social, economic and demographic processes impacting them.

Mövenpick’s family-friendly properties in Jordan, Kuwait, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Pakistan, Thailand, Indonesia and Germany are taking the lead on The International Day of Families 2018, providing activities dedicated to the UN event.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Dead Sea in Jordan is offering families the chance to visit the equestrian centre where they can feed and visit the horses, while Mövenpick Resort & Spa Tala Bay Aqaba is using its 150-metre stretch of private beach to run ‘Famolympics’, testing family teamwork, agility and coordination at five stations that involve mind games, relays, swimming and sandcastle-making.

Mövenpick Resort & Spa Jimbaran Bali has launched a half-day Family Cultural Journey activity. Available on May 15 only, the exclusive experience starts with breakfast at the hotel before visits to the Kedonganan fish market and a temple in Jimbaran to learn more about how Balinese people work and live. This is followed by Balinese music, dance and cooking classes.

The Mövenpick Family programme, available at select properties globally, involves five key facets: the Little Birds Clubs, offering signature experiences for children and families; special room discounts; the Power Bites healthy kids’ menu; complimentary on-demand baby essentials; and other amenities and services ranging from kids’ TV channels to babysitting.