for kids of all ages
Activities at The Holiday Inn Resort
The Holiday Inn Resort Kid’s Activities Department sets our property apart from the rest! We believe that every guest should have the opportunity to have fun! The resort organizes activities* for all ages like DJ games, and supervised activities for kids such as arts and crafts. Activities at the Holiday Inn Resort happen all throughout the year because we feel it’s always a good time to play! Yes, our Kids’ Activities Center is open year-round, and each season we have a unique and special schedule of fun!
*Certain Activities and Children’s Programs are seasonal. Please contact us or our Activities Department for the latest activities schedule.
Big Fun – Rain or Shine!
While most of the activities are done on the pool deck so the kids can enjoy the outdoors, some activities are held in the Under the Sea Activities Center to give the kids a break from the sun and heat that comes along with it. This spacious room will have even more great things for kids to participate with, it has a 180” movie screen, Xboxes, new games, new prizes, and much more! The Under the Sea Activities Center is located on the first floor of the Seawatch Conference and Entertainment Center.
Some of the On-Site Activities at the Holiday Inn Resort
• Frisbee Tic Tac Toe
• Water Bucket Relay
• Water Balloon Toss
• Face Painting
• Color Your Art Out
• Sand Art
• Decorate Your Own Beach Bags
• Freeze Dance
• Color Your Art Out
• Beach-side Bingo
• Hula Hoop Games
• Sharks & Minnows
• Beach Limbo
• Hula Hoop Hopscotch
• Musical Squares
• Swab the Deck
• Hands in Sand
• Noodle Ball
• Hot Potato Beach Ball
• Laughing Statues
There’s Even More Fun To Be Had A The Holiday Inn Resort!
Here are some short descriptions of some of the most popular activities, games and special events that take place at the resort! Some of these activities require registration, so if your child wants to attend, make sure that you sign up early as there are limited spots available.
Splash & Friends Welcome Parade
Splash the Dolphin and his activities team will greet you each morning in the View Restaurant to help start your exciting beach day! Splash and Friends will be making their way around the resort with schedules in the morning to let you know what they have planned for you today!
Parent’s Time Out – Afternoon Adventure
Send your parents to time out by the pool & come have some fun in our activities department! Includes snack, arts & crafts, board games, Xbox, and more!
$5 per child for ages 5-12. Children under the age of 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Must sign up by 1:00pm for planning purpose and limited space is available.
Kid’s Night Out
Join us for Pizza, Games, Arts & Crafts, Movies, X-BOX, and much, much more! The Kid’s Night Out will begin at 6:00pm and lasts until 10:00pm
This activity is for ages 5-12 and has a small charge of $20 for the first child and $10 for each additional. You must sign up with one of our Activities Team Members by 5:00pm for planning purposes!
Splash’s Happy Hour
Take a quick break from the sun and join Splash & our Activities team for an afternoon snack & dancing fun! Get to meet our mascot Splash the Dolphin. He loves pictures & meeting new friends. Snack provided while supplies last
Join DJ Jim and our Activities teams for fun lines dances on the pool deck! Dances like the Cha Cha Slide, Cupid Shuffle, Chicken Dance, Electric Slide & more!
DJ Games Dance Lessons
Come learn all the fun dances with our activities team & be ready to go during our DJ Games with DJ Jim.
The Mid-Day Movie
Enjoy a movie on the big screen in the activities department Kid’s will vote on movie selection
Children will dance their little hearts out while the music plays. Once the music stops everyone must freeze in whatever position they are in. If they move then they are out. The last one left dancing is the winner.
Gulf World Education
Join us as we host some special critters from Gulf World, located right here in Panama City Beach! On July 12th and 17th kids will be able to see live animals, and learn about them. This activity will be held in the activities department and will last approximately 30 minutes.
Swab The Deck
Relay race with a beach ball and a broom! Divided into two teams, players must sweep a beach ball around cones. They must go all the way to the end and back for the next person to take their turn. First team to have each player back wins.
Sharks & Minnows
Played on the beach. Choose two people to be the sharks, everyone else are minnows. The minnows must cross without being tagged by a shark. If they are tagged by a shark they become seaweed and cannot move. Last minnow standing wins.
Everyone will spread out throughout the room and freeze like statues. They are not allowed to smile or laugh. One person is “IT” and they have to go around the room and try to make the statues laugh. If someone laughs then they are out. The last statue to not laugh will be “IT” for the next round.
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