In addition to teaching kids about nature and Angkor Wat's historical significance, AvaniKids offers unique, hands-on activities that foster engagement in social responsibility for guests aged four to 12 years. While allowing children to play and grow with purpose, the new kids' club affords parents with an opportunity to enjoy time to themselves at the signature Mansion Restaurant while the offspring are having the time of their lives and learning about the world around them.
Activities at the club range from arts and crafts sessions and exploratory excursions around the hotel's herb garden to learning about Angkor Wat and its surrounding temples. Open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, AvaniKids is complimentary for in-house guests of FCC Angkor as well as for the patrons of The Mansion restaurant located on the hotel's grounds.
The line-up of sample activities available at the time of the club's opening includes:
- Temple Explorers: Through the means of colourful and engaging visual storytelling, children will be taken on a virtual tour of the various ancient temples situated around Siem Reap. Their curiosity piqued, the little explorers can then visit the monuments in person as part of the family adventure.
- Game Zone: Friendly competitions such as sack races and scavenger hunts will teach valuable lessons about life while channelling the participant's endless energy into something positive that benefits both the body and the mind. For those who prefer quieter pursuits, board games offer a great way for the kids to bond and make new friends.
- Arts with 'Colors of Cambodia': In collaboration with a local NGO employing skilled Khmer artists and providing free art education, AvaniKids will be running arts and crafts classes for children and adults focusing on creating easy acrylic landscapes and paintings of animals and blooming trees with paint brushes and Q-Tips. To help the organisation with their ongoing fund-raising efforts, AvaniKids will co-host art exhibitions and other events.
- Little Chefs: In addition to classic pizza-making, AvaniKids will offer insights into Khmer cuisine, especially the use of herbs growing at the hotel's own garden. For the youngest guests, making dough figurines while the older kids are donning on their aprons and cooking up a storm can be a fun way to engage with the group.
- Tiny Afternoon Tea: A miniature version of the classic "pinky out" moment, the AvaniKids afternoon tea is served in a shaded garden with delicious mini crumpets accompanying kids-friendly herbal and floral tea varieties served in the cutest of teacups.
Source: Minor Hotel Group