Message from the GM –June
There’s always something going on here at the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort, be it a wedding, a large lunch function or an evening’s entertainment of some sort.
Last weekend was no exception. Not only did we provide lunch for those taking part in the Two Ton Motorcycle Run – a charity event in aid of the Children’s Hospital in Crumlin – but we also hosted our own charity event in the hotel. This was the annual Teddy Bears Picnic, spearheaded by Select Hotels of Ireland, in aid of their chosen charity Barnardos. The day went brilliantly; over 250 children, along with their parents, enjoyed a fun-filled afternoon with bouncy castles, face painting, balloon modelling, nail decorating and a disco. Toby the Turtle even put in an appearance, much to the kids’ delight. We raised over €2,250 for Barnardos children’s charity and everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day. We would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported us – either by attending the event or by providing goodies or prizes for the raffle. We’re already looking forward to next year’s event, which is somehow going to have to be even bigger and better!
A couple of weeks’ ago, we also had the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club here for lunch. The hotel forecourt was awash with vintage cars of all sizes, shapes and colours. We are lucky enough to have plenty of car parking place close to the hotel, so that the owners could keep a check on their cars at all times if they wanted to. This group stays with us regularly and we are looking forward to welcoming them back to the hotel in October.
We’re gearing up for summer – even if the weather isn’t. Our kids’ activities are all in place ready for the holidays. We have a restaurant play area for children, which is open during breakfast time and early dinner time. We have a kids’ club every Saturday and Bank Holiday Sunday at the moment, and then daily during July and August, where children are supervised by qualified child minders. Activities include circle time, arts & crafts, board games and DVDs. We will shortly have a special kids’ room, where parents can take their children to play with toys, board games, do some colouring or watch a DVD.
For July and August, we will be running a Teen Club. For the teenager seeking thrill and adventure, we have arranged afternoons at Star Outdoors Adventure Centre – just 10 minutes from the hotel. Activities will include kayaking, water games, land orienteering, archery and a sailing trip. For your budding little beauticians, we have a teen beauty workshop in our very own Rejuvenation Suites in the Bay Health Club. They will learn about make-up, nail art, skin care, hair care, tanning and how to become a Beauty Therapist.
As well as all our extras to keep the children entertained this summer, we of course have our very own Leisure Centre with a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room and a gym. The Kenmare area also offers a wealth of attractions to keep the whole family amused. These include golf, walking, fishing, horse-riding, pet farms, Crag Cave and indoor soft play centres.
Plenty of reasons to choose Kenmare and the Kenmare Bay Hotel & Resort for your family holiday!