What would be more enjoyable than spending time with your family at the spa? Spend the whole day there! Elamus Spa allows you to enjoy the pleasures of the spa without any time limit, so you don’t have to explain to the little ones that it’s time to head home. If you want, you can frolic in the water until bedtime, because the spa is open until midnight.
You can start your spa day very early
The centre opens at 10am, but the swimming pool is already open at 7:30am. No problem if the early risers were unable to eat at home and rushed off to the swimming pool – you can get something to eat from the machines located in the reception area. There you will find something for everyone, both big and small – the latter can enjoy baby purees and healthy crisps.
You also don’t have to make your way back home if you forget to bring something – you can buy baby swim diapers, water toys, swimming goggles, swimming hats, shoes, and swimming vests at the reception desk.
In the women’s and men’s changing rooms there are highchairs for visitors with children ̶ making it convenient to feed your child or wash them in the shower ̶ changing mats for babies and, of course, baths.
There are also free carry cots available that you can use to visit the sauna centre, making your experience with a small baby more convenient.
The dressing room for children arriving for practice has everything they need, and the child-friendly room makes it convenient for children to get ready for practice.
You can swim, bathe or play
The large swimming pool has a 25-metre sports pool where you can both exercise and bathe. Swimming lessons for babies, starting from the age of four (4) months, and toddlers are held by the Spordiklubi Nord and Ujume Koos swimming school. The lessons are playful and fun, allowing the child to make friends with the water and teach them important swimming skills.
If there are currently no trainings scheduled, parents can splash about in the children’s pool with their little swimmers.
If you have forgotten your swimming rings or armbands, you can borrow them from the swimming pool as well as from the children’s area.
The children’s area is a real kids’ paradise. You can frolic in the water, climb, slide, play with water jets and chase each other in the circulating pool.
In one area, the water temperature is 36 degrees, and the depth of the water is 30 cm, making it warm and safe for small spa visitors to romp about in the water. However, on the other side it is 32 degrees, and the depth is 1.5 metres. For birthdays or events, you can rent the birthday room located next to the children’s area, where you can enjoy some private time with friends and, if desired, immediately head to the water area to have fun.
Of course, small spa visitors can also explore elsewhere – visiting the water baths, Jacuzzi and saunas.
You can dine, take a nap or read at the spa
If you get hungry while swimming, you can also order more filling food from the spa café. An ice cream cocktail is a definite hit among thirsty swimmers, but more filling choices include children’s favourites of wieners or chicken nuggets with French fries, burgers, pancakes or various fresh salads.
There are highchairs for children, in which the little ones can eat comfortably. While waiting, you can watch the goldfish swimming in the aquarium.
Calmer moments are sometimes needed with children. One can even enjoy a lunchtime nap on comfy beds at Elamus Spa. Those who do not nap during lunchtime, can enjoy a calmer moment, pick out a children’s book from the shelves and browse through it while lying down.
Sauna bug at an early age
Children should definitely be introduced to saunas for which low-temperature saunas are well-suited. Next to the children’s area is the 55-degree sauna Tarkade Kivi, where children happily go to sit, which is also convenient for parents – when older kids can manage alone in the pool, an eye can be kept on them through the glass wall while sitting in the sauna.
If children are interested, you can also safely visit sauna rituals. More meditative rituals do require sitting quietly; however, at the age of 10+, whisking rituals are quite popular, where you can freely make noise and blow off some steam. Children should sit on the bottommost level in the sauna, so that it does not get too hot.
Exciting display of spa finds
Before leaving the spa, take a look at the fascinating display of toys collected in the glass cupboard of the lobby that have been found from the pool water cleaning filters. Looking at some of these toys gets the imagination running in your head – how could that little bath duck get into the filter? It is also not uncommon for a child to find and recognise a toy that was lost long ago.