Family friendly luxury hotels have really thought about the experience for both adults and children to make sure everyone has a relaxing holiday.
The choice for parents has become either to go somewhere luxurious and find someone to take care of the kids at home, or head somewhere the children will enjoy that gives you a biscuit and a cup of coffee from a vending machine. We think it’s important for families to have places to go on holiday that mean everyone has the chance to relax and have fun both together and on their own, without compromise, and many spa hotels offer just that, making them ideal for some of the best child friendly holidays.
For example, the Osprey Hotel in Ireland is a luxury hotel for kids as well as parents, offering family rooms and family friendly facilities. Gleneagles in Scotland is a five star hotel with a historic reputation, where pampering for parents sits alongside activities and restaurants suitable for children as well as a crèche and kids club. Carden Park Hotel in Cheshire is also a superb family friendly destination. Set in a 1000 acre estate with beautiful experiences and activities such as mountain biking, archery, tennis, it is superb for teenage friendly holidays. The pool also welcomes children but has mindfully planned adult only swimming times for parents to enjoy to themselves.
Taking family friendly hotels to a whole new level however, are hotel and spa resorts like Celtic Manor and The Belfry. Celtic Manor has a reputation for excellence across the board. It has a magnificent spa, championship golf courses, and across 1400 acres of park land offers a broad range of activities such as crazy golf, Forest Jump (a treetop obstacle course), a giant Connect 4, archery, forest walking and swimming. It also has nursery care that helps ensure luxury holidays with toddlers. Similarly, The Belfry is amongst the best hotels for kids. Known for its three golf courses, it is equally well endowed with activities and things to do for the whole family. The variety of restaurants makes it perfect for kids, but without any compromise on down time or luxury standards for parents.
As we all become more aware for the need for quality time together as well as time for our own wellbeing, family holidays are changing and family friendly spa breaks are making it easier for everyone to have an amazing time together.