Animation for children
Fun on holiday
For your holiday on Lake Garda, Park Residence Il Gabbiano offers a wide range of quality services and this holiday is complete when an enthusiastic animation team is present! At Park Residence Il Gabbiano, our animation team is ready every day to ensure that you and your loved ones will experience the holiday of a lifetime!
Nothing is too crazy for our international team, who speak English, Dutch, German and Italian, for example we do crafts, sports activities, water activities and mini discos at the park. So there is a wide range for young and old available with our animation program! Furthermore, our great friend Spotty will make your holiday complete! Spotty is in fact a very sweet, big dog who can even dance and it really is a sweetheart .. so take a break, relax and leave the kids in good hands with our fantastic animation team, what a holiday!
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Who is Spotty?
Spotty is the official Mascot of Vacanze col Cuore: a dog much loved from kids who will make your children have fun. You will always be able to recognise him thanks to the black spots on his soft white coat and the blue flower on his hat. Children can take pictures, dance and play with Spotty, while adults can peacefully enjoy moments of total relaxation.
Want to find out more about Spotty's magical world?
Click here and visit the website!
Spotty Kids Club
At our park it is always a big party during the Spotty Kids club! Many different activities are organized, both for the smaller and for the bigger kids at the Spotty Kids club. Think of activities such as crafts, drawing, painting and playing games such as hide and seek, tag and much more. You can also have yourself painted very nicely, for example as a tough pirate or as a princess! To complete the look, we also have very nice glitter tattoos.
The Spotty disco should not be forgotten, where every day you can show off your best dance moves by dancing along with our mascot and the entire animation team! In addition to Spotty being present at the disco, you can also take a picture with Spotty at the Spotty Meet & Greet and cuddle together. And we all know that Spotty's hugs are the best...
To make the children feel the feeling of love and happiness, the kids can come and ride a pony at our park (during the entire season). The ponies are very good and love attention and cuddles. Animals are good for our mental health for a reason, they make you feel their love and most importantly: they make us laugh! The children can register for free at the reception. We do ponyriding twice per week. To make it a fun experience for both the children and the ponies, the maximum height is 1.20 meters. See you soon!
At Il Gabbiano Park Residence there are not 1, not 2 but no less than 3 playgrounds! This way the kids can enjoy themselves for hours and, above all, have a lot of fun with each other. The playgrounds are equipped with sturdy slides, climbing devices, swings and many more fun play equipment. The playgrounds can be found at the large swimming pool, behind the restaurant and at the Casa del Lago accommodations. We wish you a lot of fun playing!
Did you know that the surprises for our youngest friends never end here? At Il Gabbiano Park Residence we have really cool Spotty Jeeps, with which the young Max Verstappen's and Jamie Chadwick's have the opportunity to develop their talents.
Thanks to our Mini Jeeps, the kids can drive around the park and there is an abundance of fun and laughter. Don't worry, these Spotty Jeeps are also very suitable for the less good drivers among us. For the parents: hide your car keys, because once the children have done this, they want nothing more than to drive!
Evening program & events
We organize the best evening programs and events for you! The evening program includes activities such as a movie night, lantern parades, night watch, talent shows and the Spotty Games. At the Spotty Games, various games such as 'hide and seek', 'Annemaria cuckoo' and 'skipper may I cross' are organized. We also organize an Italian evening with live music every week, guaranteeing a pleasant evening!
In the summer we have fantastic events waiting for you. For example, we organize Tropical pool parties, Hawaii pool parties and we always celebrate Spotty's birthday on August 1! We are already looking forward to it, aren't you?
Sports and water activities
We organize various sports and water activities for young and old. When we talk about sports activities, there is a wide choice of fun, sporty and fun activities. Think of football tournaments, volleyball, table tennis, tennis tournaments, yoga, stretching, outdoor sports and much more!
We also organize very nice water activities in and around our swimming pool. Think of bottle football, water balloon fight, aqua gym, aqua Zumba, splash dance, water polo and much more! We wish you a lot of fun!
Next to the Giardino swimming pool is a beautiful tennis court, where you can play wonderful games of tennis with your friends and family. You can rent the tennis court at the reception of the park and we also have tennis rackets and tennis balls which you can borrow. We would like to invite you to come and play tennis with us and maybe play a game against our animation team!
Animals at Gabbiano
We love animals and we make sure our dear animal friends are showered with love and have lots of room to move. The kids can also come and help feed our sweet animal friends.
If you find the animals a bit scary or don't like the hair so much, we also have a very sweet, big dog named Spotty who sometimes shows up at the animation activities and who can even dance! Come by to cuddle with the animals and feel all the love that these animals will give you!
We celebrate different theme days at our park and we think it's great that we can always celebrate this together with you! For example, King's Day is on the schedule again, where we celebrate the birthday of King Willem-Alexander from the Netherlands. We also celebrate Spotty's birthday on August 1 and the Ferragosto Games on August 15. Many more theme days are planned and we can't wait to celebrate them with you!
Spotty is on YouTube!
Just like Eva, we have fallen completely in love with our sweet dog Spotty. And we understand all too well that you too could not resist his love ... during your holiday, he stole your heart, just like ours, and he let you go home in love.
But don't worry, our Spotty can be seen in his videos on his own YouTube channel! This way you can continue to practice on the nicest and most popular choreographies of, among others, the Spotty Dance and the mini-disco and of course continue to dance together with Spotty. Fortunately, you don't have to miss Spotty before you come back to us for a great holiday!
Go to Spotty's YouTube channel