The kids club is tucked away off the Waterfront nightclub. On our term-time cruise in mid-January, it was playing host to a couple dozen children but can accommodate larger numbers during school holidays.
It caters for children in groups from 3 to 8 and 9 to 11. Daytime activities include arts and crafts, dressing up at superhero theme parties, treasure hunts and behind-the-scenes tours that include visits to the bridge. In the evening, there are talent shows, mini-discos and pyjama parties. The club is free of charge to all customers.
Thomson Dream also provides a Showtime Stage School for 9- to 16-year-olds. The onboard show team gives lessons in acting, dancing and singing, and at the end of each cruise, the youngsters get to perform their own live show in front of an audience. The three 90-minute lessons cost £35 per child.