School’s out for summer! Now what can I do to keep the kids entertained?

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NUMBER ONE: Any venue has to have a swimming pool for the children.

AGAIN. Three months to fill: summer schools, who is having whose children on which day, can we get to the beach, what about a siesta, flights to the UK, hot nights, grumpy moments followed by naps followed by BBQs.
This year I am trying (every year I try) to spend some of it relaxing with my family and actually having a break, but realistically, like many people who live and work in Mallorca, it’s not going to happen.
I know the rest of Spain isn’t experiencing the same sort of boom and popularity that our little island is, so we literally have to make hay whilst the sun shines.
I am on the hunt for fun places where I can take my daughter and her mates which has the following things: 1) a swimming pool, 2) shade, 3) a bar, at least, preferably a place with menu del dia for those days when I am feeling flush (paying for two or three kids at a time) and hungry, 4) relatively close parking, I hate dragging gear from the car to the final destination with very little help from my nineyear- old charges, and 5) most importantly, free WiFi, because as my kid and her mates splash around in the pool today I am bashing this out for the EWN. Then I am writing press releases and articles for my clients, processing some photos, and answering some emails.
Today we are at Sa Vinya in Es Capdella, Calvia. It’s a very friendly cafe and restaurant which does excellently priced and very good quality paella, pizzas and lots of Mallorcan specialities. It fits all my specifications, and it’s not too far from home. It also has a kids’ play area which is suitable for young ones and a toddler pool (the main swimming pool is pretty deep).
I would LOVE to know about more places like this, please email me your recommendations and over the summer I will try to review them for Family Matters, after all, sharing is caring and if we all stick together we might just make it to September…
You can email me at [email protected], put ‘Summer Activities’ in the subject heading, or send me a message on Facebook.
www.familymattersmallorca.com

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