Why is the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess great for kids?
1. Sonoran Splash Pool
We hit the pool as soon as we woke up and spent several hours enjoying the weather (it was March) and the water. Two of the four pools on property are geared towards kids and families. The Sonoran Splash Pool is definitely the crowd favorite though with a zero entry deck and spray fountains for little kids. It also includes plenty of space for water basketball and two 200 foot water slides! There are lots of lounge chairs available to relax in but I’d recommend splurging on a private cabana if you plan on spending all day at the pool.
2. Trailblazer Family Adventure Center
The Trailblazer Family Adventure Center is the place to rent fishing gearing, pool floats and much more. This fun recreation center offers video games, board games, shuffle board and air hockey. It’s also home to the Trailblazer’s Kids Club and Fun Team. The Fun Team organizes family activities like underwater bingo at the Sonoran Splash Pool. It should be your first stop after you check in to get the lowdown on all the kids activities scheduled.
3. Catch and Release Fishing
I love that the Princess offers catch and release fishing. We aren’t big fishermen but the few times they’ve tried it, my boys have LOVED it. We only stayed one night and between the baseball game and swimming, we didn’t have enough time to try fishing on the property. We did enjoy checking out the lagoons on our way back to our room though and will make fishing a priority on our next visit!
Also in the Sonoran Splash area is a huge sandbox, complete with trucks and sand toys. This picture was taken in the morning, so it’s sunny but the sides would provide some shade in the afternoon, along with a breeze from the ceiling fans! I love the set up and location near the pool so your kids have plenty of fun options in one location, hopefully near your cabana. 😉
Summer at the Princess kicks off May 23rd and runs through the end of August. In addition to the year-round fun offered, there will also be special summer activities including a zip line, dive in movies, fireworks and fishing derbies. Check out all the special packages being offered including ones that benefit local schools and non-profits!
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Experience Scottsdale. As always, all experiences and opinions are my own. #ScottsdaleAZ