The Kids Club at the Outrigger Fiji Beach Resort

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Say hello to the two lovely ladies in pink, they’re Mei Mei nannies from the Outrigger Fiji, and if you have babies or toddlers from 6 months to 3 years, they might soon be your best friends.

The Outrigger has an award-winning kids club and nanny service. When we stayed at the Outrigger my kids enjoyed their time at kids club enormously.

All the info is laid out simply for you here, and below that are photos of the facilities and activities.  More of my thoughts are at the bottom of the post.

But in a nutshell, babies from 6 months to teenagers aged 13 + can be kept busy and happy whilst parents relax. Hooray!

Outrigger on the Lagoon Kids Club

This is the large bure where kids club and nannies are based.

Mei Mei trained nannies

Age group: 6 months – 12 years

Hours:  9am – 10pm daily

Costs:  Nannies must be booked for 4 consecutive days for up to 8 hours a day
Fee is 340 FJD (approximately 206 AUD)

 

Kids Club

Age group:  3 years – 12 years.  The kids are divided into two groups by age: Little Riggers is for kids aged three- seven years and Beach Riggers is for kids aged eight – 12 years.

Hours:

Registration 9am – 10am

Activities 10am – noon

Kids lunch until 12.30pm.

Kids club is  closed 12.30pm – 2pm

Activities 2pm – 4pm

Kids club is closed 4pm – 5.30pm

Kids dinner 5.30pm – then activities 6pm – 9pm.

Registration and dropoff is done before 10am, we’d usually take the kids over around 9.30am after breakfast.

The kids can be given lunch or dinner until 12.30pm and from 5.30pm respectively.

Costs:  free

Location: The Kids Club home base is large traditional bure, set in a lovely garden which is securely fenced. I do love a secure fence to keep my kids in, don’t you?

Activities:   There are lots of outdoor activities, with arts and crafts and plenty of traditional Fijian cultural activities: treasure hunts, coconut throwing, spear throwing, fish feeding, crab hunting, egg throwing, sand castle building.

 

Outrigger Fiji – Teenagers’ Activity Program

Teens activities can include: Sigatoka Sand Dunes adventure, Tavuni Hill Fort tour, Bebe Hill hike, and Enchanted Pool hike. Also a student exchange trip to a local Fijian high school.

The program is designed to introduce teens to Fiji’s culture, history and present day life. And it’s fun too.

 

 

 

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Playground at the kids club

 

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Signing in at kids club

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Shaded table tennis area in the Kids Club Garden

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My three kids in the great sandpit at the Kids Club

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One day’s activities for the littler ones

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Inside the Kids Club building

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Activities for the bigger kids

My kids tend to say initially that they don’t want to go to kids clubs.  I ask them just to come for a look, then introduce them to other kids and show them the activities.

This gets them over the hump and once they’d been once to the Kids Club at the Outrigger, they were keen to go at least once most days.

They made friends and would often spend lots of time in the afternoons playing in the pool with the friends from Kids Club.

And I lay by the pool and read my book, oh yes I did!

Can you recommend any other great kids clubs?

Always keen to hear readers’ own recommendations.

Happy holidays

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PS We’ve had a family holiday ourselves at the Outrigger, and I’ve visited as a guest on a press trip too.

 

 

PS I do recommend buying the Lonely Planet Guide to Fiji, you can check it out here at the Lonely Planet Shop

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Posted on: June 9, 2015

4 Comments

  • I like the Little Riggers’ itinerary – disco and talent quest after dinner ..sounds fun!!

  • I’ve never tried a kids club though I do love the idea of being able to have some time to myself when on holidays – sounds like bliss to me!
    Thanks for joining in #wednesdaywanderlust this week.

  • Reply September 18, 2019

    Li

    Hello, just wondering if parents were allowed to stay at kids club if their child was anxious to stay alone? Kids club activities sound great!

    • Reply September 19, 2019

      Seana Smith

      Hello, I imagine you could do this but I think you’d need to get in touch direct with Outrigger to check this. I am sure you can send them an email via their website to ask. It is fun there!

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