Meet Murphy


Murphy, Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club's mascot

Murphy, Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club’s mascot, with one of his many friends.

Isn’t it just Murphy’s Law that many times when you get to a tourism destination or resort, you find that the kids’ entertainment just isn’t what you expected? Many resorts have the tendency to think that the best entertainment is to take out three DVD’s and let the children watch  while you enjoy a romantic dinner in the hotel’s restaurant. Aladdin and The Little Mermaid were the favourites when I was little. We watched it time and again. Still, more and more hotel and resort visitors prefer having their kids participate in educational activities rather than watching Cars and Rio the whole day. They are even willing to pay an additional fee, even though many resorts include that as part of their unique selling points.

Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club has also recognised the lack of authentic kids’ entertainment and has included a kiddies weekend entertainment program as well as a more extensive programme available during the seasonal holiday period as part of the special experiences.

Murphy keeps kids entertained with all sorts of outdoor activites, including table soccer and a giant chessboard located under the hotel’s resident oak tree. They can also take part in treasure hunts, face painting, board games, armchair treasure hunts, colouring, puzzles and cookie decorating.

Sure, if the demand is there, Murphy could have some DVD’s organised, but we find that with all the entertainment provided, there’s really no need.This resort’s Murphy, fortunately, has another law than the norm and kids are stimulated to the maximum in a positive, educational manner at the Riviera on Vaal Hotel and Country Club.

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  1. Pingback: Top 5 Things to do at Riviera on Vaal « blogonvaal·

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