Child friendly Holiday Reviews

Bovey Castle, Devon

Bovey Castle hotel is nestled within the beautiful Dartmoor National Park in Devon, right down in the south of England. As soon as you step through its doors you feel as if you’ve entered a bygone golden era. The kids will soon be dashing up and down sweeping staircases, discovering secret passages, gazing at roaring…

Augill Castle – Cumbria

The atmosphere is free and easy at this Victorian fantasy castle… in the Eden Valley between Lakeland fells and Yorkshire Dales. There are grounds to explore, a tree house, tennis court and playground, a library stocked with books and toys, a cinema. Characterful family rooms with chair beds for children, interconnecting rooms and suites, make…

Congham Hall – Norfolk

Pretty gardens surround this Georgian country-house hotel, where children up to 12 sharing your room are charged only for breakfast. There’s high tea and a kids’ dinner menu, while kids aged seven plus can dine with you. Babysitting and child minding by arrangement. Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary and the bright and breeze North Norfolk coast…

Woolley Grange – Wiltshire

From hand-written notes at breakfast to a 5pm high tea or an early family dinner, young guests are made to feel cherished… at this Jacobean stone manor house, the first in the Luxury Family Hotels group. The grounds are a veritable adventure playground, with ducks and hens, a Good Life garden, a grass maze. There…

Calcot Manor – Gloucestershire

In the heart of the Cotswolds, this 14th-century manor house is a haven for all ages. There are large family rooms and suites, a crèche, babysitters, play zones, bikes to borrow, high teas, pools, a nature trail, woodland gym, tennis, assault course, pirate play ship – and an in-house spa. Enjoy modern cooking in the…

Moonfleet Manor -Weymouth

Since 1898 children have been gripped by Moonfleet, J Meade Falkner’s tale of smuggling, which centres on this Georgian manor overlooking the sea. Another Luxury Family Hotel, it continues to fire young imaginations, with pools, play facilities, a crèche and breakfast club for little ones. Older children will enjoy fossil-hunting on Chesil Beach. You can…

Tresanton – Cornwall

Olga Polizzi has created a magical hotel… from a cluster of houses clinging to a steep hillside, with sea views from all bedrooms. Choose a family suite or one of several interconnecting rooms. There’s a playroom, a children’s garden with a Wendy house, cinema, baby-listening, babysitting by arrangement, and children’s tea (but children aged six…

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa – Cornwall

Welcome to the house of fun – a hotel on the cliffs above the sandy beach, with floor-to-ceiling windows and Scandinavian-style décor. There are indoor and outdoor play areas and pools, child and baby-care, kids’ lunches, clubs, family spa days, a games room, teenage room, Jungle Tumble room…and the Wild Café serves burgers and wood-fired…