Tagging your kids along on a holiday means a lot of things. One of them is the second thought when it comes to choosing the accommodation. Here we suggest four child-centric hotels in the UK which have managed to balance luxury and laughter to satisfy both the grown-ups and the kids in equal measure.
THE ARCH LONDON – FOR CITY KIDS
This perfect place accommodates up to three guests per room, with connecting rooms available on request. Kids will be treated with a host of family amenities such as children’s sized bathrobes and slippers, as well as a specialty Archie Bear. There is a large toy box and a wide selection of children’s books to be enjoyed with complimentary cookies with milk. There are also kidsized cutlery and colouring books to serve for little ones in the hotel’s stylish restaurant, Hunter 486.
BABINGTON HOUSE, SOMERSET – FOR ACTIVE KIDS
Set in 18 acres of parkland, Babington House hotel boasts its own lake, tennis courts and croquet lawn. There are 32 decent-sized bedrooms, while the retreat’s split-level mini-houses are ideal for families. The Little House kids’ club is open daily. During the summer, the hotel offers cooking classes and outdoor activities. For the colder months, the hotel even has a small cinema with a variety of family friendly films.
FOUR SEASONS HOTEL, HAMPSHIRE – FOR COUNTRYSIDE KIDS
Set amid 500 acres of luscious green fields, children can appreciate the British countryside and hotel’s horse paddocks. Infants can embark on a treasure hunt or play a game of Frisbee, while parents take advantage of the spa. There are lots of outdoor activities to entertain kids including “owning a pony” for a day.
CHESTERFIELD HOTEL, MAYFAIR – FOR TOY-HUNGRY KIDS
On the doorstep of Hamley’s, The Chesterfield Mayfair boasts arguably the best location for toy-hungry children. Inside the hotel, kids might be welcomed by Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’s very own Willy Wonka, whilst sampling the hotel’s tea. The offering provides kids with a golden egg, a chocolate Wonka bar, and a golden ticket. For children, the Little Oopma Loompa Afternoon Tea consists of peanut butter and jam sandwiches, a selection of Wonkatastic pastries and delights, and a choice of a milkshake or a sophisticated tea.
Text and Photos by Luxe Public Relations
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