5 best family-friendly UK breaks
The cream of the crop of this summer's family-friendly deals, choose from either three (for £399) or four (for £499) night breaks in luxury hotels in idyllic settings and it really includes everything - accommodation, meals, free childcare and evening entertainment. You'll even get a voucher so you and your partner can spend the night at one of their hotels for free, between December 2009 and February 2010.
Mix and match your venue to experience more of England. You’re even welcome to take your pet along too.
Find out more about the Principal Hayley family activity break offer.
If it’s just a base you’re after, you can’t say fairer than Premier Inns for family value, which is why they were voted Parents' Favourite Travel Facility at the Tommy's Parent Friendly Awards 2007. They have 500 hotels all over the UK and Ireland, and kids under 16 stay and eat breakfast absolutely free. The basic family room which sleeps four starts at £50 – can’t say fairer than that!
Find out more from the Premier Inns website.
Luxury Family Hotels
If money’s no object, you’ll be looking at something more like this Essence of Summer offer from this exclusive chain. Stay for two nights between Sunday and Thursday throughout June, July and August 2009 from £170 per room, per night, including dinner and half bottle of wine on one night, luxury accommodation and breakfast on both mornings.
All the hotels are in great locations, with plenty of space to roam, and you’ll benefit from the great kids stuff on offer like trampolines, adventure playground, tennis courts, football, bicycle hire and horse and carriage rides. Their childcare is Ofsted registered and babysitting and listening is standard.
Find out more from the Luxury Family Hotels website.
Best Western GB hotels
Best Western have crèches in 7 of their 283 UK hotels, and offer babysitting and listening in lots more. Their summer deal offers accommodation for two children under 15 years of age who share a room with two adults. So the only thing you have to pay for is the kids’ meals. If you have any more children who are 15 or under (or if you just prefer the added privacy), you can book another room and get between 25% and 50% off (subject to availability).
Take a look the Best Western website for further details and to make a booking.
With over 40 hotels in great locations around the country, Ramada’s a good choice for a weekend break away. Breaks start from £99 per family when you book a family room, and include breakfast on both mornings as well as dinner free on the night you arrive. For other meals, their children's menu starts at £5.99.
The Ramada hotels have teamed up with Tomy to get some good toys in their branches, including Rummikub for the whole family and AquaDraw which you can also take to the room.
Find out more from the Ramada Hotels website.