Le Méridien Penina Golf & Resort has always welcomed children and, having this at heart, was the first resort in the Algarve, to build a specialized facility solely dedicated to children. The concept of a "children's club" came to life and was officially named the "Penguin Club". Why the name Penguin Club? It is a given fact that penguins are animals that will care for chicks that are not their own and if chick is left alone for a short time by its parents, another adult or an older chick will keep it warm until the parents return... This is what our facility is all about! Caring for your little ones, during your absence.
Our services and products are based on children's expectations and are designed with this concept in mind right from the arrival experience, throughout their stay, up to the moment of departure.
The Penguin Club is available for infants from 6 months to children up to 12 years of age. Supervision from our experienced staff is only available for children from 3 to 12 years of age although infants from 6 months to 3 years are welcome to use the facilities when accompanied by parents. For teens up to the age of 16, our Resort offers them our Junior Academy, providing a number of group activities.
The world of the Penguin Club, with its 3.000 square metres (3.588 square yards) of enclosed grounds, is a totally safe and fun filled area specially dedicated to our young guests. It offers them their own playing paradise, the wonders of new and educational experiences and the chance to make new friendships!
The philosophy of the Club is to recognize children of any age as important guests: with their own needs, expectations and desires.
Penguin Club rates and opening times
The Penguin Club is a facility not only available to hotel guests but to anyone wishing to leave their child in our care is welcome to do so. The ideal place where you are able to leave your children and you can spend some time with your spouse, friends, play a game of golf or simply relax.
The crèche, available for infants (from 0 to 3 years of age) is a facility that is free of charge, when accompanied by parents.
Parents leaving their children in our care, at the Penguin Club, are obliged to fill-out a form, where they will be able to specify any medical conditions or indicate any special requirements needed. Your children's safety and well-being is our main objective. The Kid's Club also has a regulation form that we strongly recommend all parents read carefully.
The Penguin Club is opened from Easter to the end of October, Christmas and New Year seasons, seven days a week. During the Christmas and New Year's period the Penguin Club will be operating in L'Arlecchino:
- From 09:30 to 18:00 hours
- From 09:30 to 20:00 hours (July + August)