Six Senses has debuted Grow with Six Senses, the company’s new framework for kids programming, which incorporates six dimensions of wellness into all activities for younger guests. The six dimensions are social, environmental, physical, spiritual, emotional and intellectual.
Grow with Six Senses encourages younger guests to understand more about what’s going on inside them and in the world around them. The approach is to learn through natural play, and as they journey through each activity, they’ll get a new stamp for their personal Six Senses passport.
Programs vary from resort to resort, but introduce specifically designed physical activities, yoga and mindfulness, local culture, sustainability and social experiences. There’s also the chance to enjoy tailor-made spa treatments. The focus is on offering something out of the ordinary, such as a class where children can learn how to make their own toothpaste, facial mask, body scrub, after sun lotion and edible water bubbles. Or, children can enjoy cooking classes, yoga, treasure hunts, ball games and fitness challenges.
Guests can also find local experiences specific to their hotel. Activities at Six Senses Yao Noi include roselle harvesting and flying yoga, while at Six Senses Fiji, opening in April, kids can make their own snacks using a solar oven. Six Senses Laamu has a garden for salad foraging and offers junior Zumba and healthy cookie making.
There are a number of more creative or mindful activities that kids can participate in as well, like simple meditation with Six Senses Samui and Six Senses Yao Noi incorporating the art of singing bowls. Children can get creative with Vietnamese origami and painting at Evason Ana Mandara and Six Senses Ninh Van Bay. Six Senses Con Dao includes small visits to the local school to which parents are also invited. Six Senses Douro Valley offers tile painting and Six Senses Kaplankaya ceramic decorating. At Six Senses Zighy Bay, kids can get Arabic lessons.
Children can visit the Earth Lab to learn about upcycling and recycling. Playtime includes joining the gardeners in the resorts’ organic gardens for anything from seed planting to mushroom harvesting. Other activities can include making kites and flowers with recycled paper, a local farm visit, finding dinosaur fossils, recycled shell crafts, purifying water, candle making and growing seeds in a coconut shell. Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain runs a summer camp every Friday in July and August with cooking classes, games and barbecues.
When the day comes to a close, Grow With Six Senses continues through family activities such as coastal walks, movie evenings, sandcastle building, storytelling, mastermind puzzle challenges, and at Six Senses Zil Pasyon, Big Cook-Little Cook.