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Inspire your child’s sense of wonder – and your own – at Fairmont Grand Del Mar. Take on Tom Fazio together. Saddle up for family time on the trails. And dive into adventure with your favorite explorers at our sparkling pools or the nearby Pacific. Your Grand Moments will soon become cherished family traditions. 

  • Children and family pools feature underwater music and food and beverage service.
  • Schedule a hike through Los Peñasquitos Canyon with a knowledgeable naturalist.
  • Pack the SPF, and let us drop you off at the beach with towels, chairs and even a picnic lunch.
  • Hit the courts with a personalized family tennis lesson, including a variety of fun games and music.  

Outdoor Adventures with Explorer's Club
July – August, Monday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 11:00 am 
This summer, get outside and join us an exciting array of activities. 

  • Monday: Hula Hoop Competition
  • Tuesday: Limbo Competition
  • Wednesday: Minute To Win It
  • Thursday: Parachute Games
  • Friday: Obstacle Course
  • Saturday: Scavenger Hunt

Applicable Explorer’s Club fees apply. Meet at Explorer’s Club.    

Child Care

Private toddler and babysitting services may also be arranged through the Concierge: (858) 314-1988.


Little ones will find something that suits their appetite with special children’s menus at Amaya, the Resort Pool, The Clubhouse Grill, and in the comfort of your guestroom.

Explorer's Club Dining Programs
We are proud to offer kid-friendly cuisine at Amaya restaurant. With the Explorer-In-Training Dining Program, children 5 years of age and under eat for free when ordering from the Amaya children’s menu or when dining from the buffet when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Explorer-In-Training Dining Program is only available at Amaya. This offer is not valid at Addison, The Clubhouse Grill, Cent' Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.

With the Grand Explorer Dining Program, children 6-12 years of age can order from the Amaya or The Clubhouse Grill menu and receive a 50% discount when accompanied by a registered adult guest. The Grand Explorer Dining Program is only available at Amaya and The Clubhouse Grill. This offer is not valid at Addison, Cent' Anni Cafe, Poolside or In-Room Dining.

Explorer's Club Dining Programs are extended to registered resort guests only. For more details, please inquire with your server.

Explorers' Club

Visual media, creative outlets and environmental endeavors await children and teens at the Explorer’s Club, where your little adventurers can discover the great outdoors — or indoors. With the latest gaming systems, movies, arts & crafts and a variety of exciting environmental activities, the Explorer’s Club will entertain children and teens while you do your own exploring (and indulging) at Fairmont Grand Del Mar.

Open Use

At the Explorer’s Club, children can play the latest video games for Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, Kinect and PlayStation 3, in addition to traditional games like board games, foosball, ping-pong and air hockey. A floor-to-ceiling Seewall offers additional interactive fun with a state-of-the-art plasma mural that illuminates life under the sea. Rounding out the entertainment options are fully stocked arts and crafts stations with themed creative projects each day, from designing a reusable shopping backpack to alfresco watercolor painting.

$15 per hour per person

Daily Children's Programming

9:00 am – 12:30 pm: Crafts and Activities
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm: Lunch
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm: Crafts and Activities
5:00 pm – 10:00 pm**: Games and Movies
**Friday and Saturday only. Dinner is served 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm. 

In the spirit of adventure, the Explorer’s Club offers flexible four-hour and eight-hour explorations for guests ages 5 to 12. Each day of the week offers special themed activities, crafts, outdoor games and more.

$50, four hours | $90, eight hours 

Pricing is for consecutive use. Lunch and/or dinner are only available at the scheduled times and included in the pricing. 

Extended hours available upon request. 

Hours of Operation

September 5 – June 30
Sunday – Thursday, By Appointment Only
Friday – Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

*Holiday hours will vary.

July – August
Daily, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm

(858) 314-1988


Schedule a day on San Diego’s only Tom Fazio golf course with complimentary green fees for children 12 and under when accompanied by an adult, or half-price green fees for youths (ages 13-17). Or, develop your budding golfer's skills at The Grand Junior Golf Academy.

Find out more about The Grand Golf Club's junior golf programs >


Make it a mother-daughter day at Haim Salon at San Diego’s “Best Day Spa.” From manicures and pedicures to hair styling and makeup, Haim Salon offers a broad array of services to make you look as radiant as you feel.Spa guests must be at least 18. However, younger guests are welcome in the salon.

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