The 10 best family-friendly country hotels in the UK
Sometimes some fresh air and family time is needed in a little stay-cation closer to home! Here we have rounded up our top 10 family-friendly country hotels in the UK. From kids clubs, spas and golf courses there is something for the whole family to enjoy.
1. Four Seasons Hotel- Hampshire
Only an hour from London the Four season only British country hotel has something for the whole family. A kids club, climbing frames and family swim times. You can even bring your own horse on holiday! Or why not try the hotels 'own a pony experience with one of the resident ponies.
2. Fowey Hall- Cornwall
This Victorian seaside mansion has two free hours per day at the crèche, a zip wire, a trampoline as well as plenty of water-sports Set in beautiful grounds it is one not to be missed.
3. Rockcliffe Hall- County Durham
Rockcliffe Hall is a five-star golf and spa resort that also welcomes children.There are plenty of dedicated times at the swimming pool for young ones. They also offer cycling and falconry. We recommend looking out for the Alice in Wonderland themed play cabins and adventure playground!
4. The Victoria Inn- Norfolk
Our local! The Victoria is set between one of the best beaches in North Norfolk and the parkland surrounding Holkham Hall, here you will find a vast adventure playground and plenty of deer!
5. The Gleneagles Hotel- Perthshire
Dripping in luxury with an added measure of fun for parents and children. With quietly classy bedrooms, masses of country pursuits, plus Scotland’s best spa and two Michelin-starred food, there’s a little bit of heaven for everyone. Special menus and baby-sitting are available.
6. Vale Resort- Glamorgan
Set in 650 acres of castle grounds on the outskirts of Cardiff, the Vale resort is a terrific getaway. With one of wales' top ranking spas, two championship golf courses and a crèche for children aged three months to five years there is plenty for everyone. They also have a kids club to entertain the older children.
7. Lough Erne Resort- Enniskillen Northern Ireland
Old-world heritage meets new-world luxury, with a children’s playroom thrown in. The thickest of carpets, Regency-inspired fabrics, and mahogany furniture give contemporary country house pedigree with five-star punch. Enjoy a dram from the exclusive collection of 101 Irish whiskies at the Blaney Bar, or indulge in afternoon tea in the Garden Hall.
8. Lime Wood- New Forest
Set in 145 square miles of ancient heath and woodland where ponies, donkeys, pigs, cattle and deer still freely roam, Lime Wood is nonetheless a glamorous place. They have a spa, top notch food and excellent attention to detail. The pool has specific hours for children and they have resident baby sitters.
9. Bailiffs Court- West Sussex
Only 10 minutes stroll away from the sea, this hotel has plenty of activities for the kids. Special pool times, football, croquet and giant jenga. It is designed to look like an ancient Sussex hamlet with beautiful cottage annexes.
10. Coworth Park- Berkshire
Part of the Dorchester collection, this beautiful hotel sits in 240 acres of parkland. It has its own equestrian centre, polo fields and kids club- plenty of outdoor pursuits for the whole family to enjoy. On selected dates you can find great deals for buy one get one free rooms- perfect for adjoining family rooms.