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What happened when Ali Horsfall, deputy editor of Girl Talk magazine, took 12-year-old Billie with her to review this creamy-stoned 13-room château on a vineyard in Dordogne for us? Mum and daughter ate and ate… from amuse-bouches in the sitting room on arrival at Château les Merles to sampling chef Albert Kooy’s haute cuisine in the restaurant proper – as well […]

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Last summer, Andrew Diprose (art director of Wired and The Ride Journal) enjoyed a two-part Corsican family adventure with leading lady, Jenny, and Bella (their three-year-old daughter) and this included a whirl at the beachside boutique Grand Hôtel de Cala Rossa, in the south of this idyllic Mediterranean island escape.  ‘Like most art directors, I’m a […]

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It’s that old (roasted) chestnut: where can you take the smaller Smiths to a guaranteed eye-widening winter wonderland, without compromising on chalet chic and post-piste adult-only treats? Whether you’ve only got one little Heidi to keep happy or a seven-strong Von Trapp family in tow, our round-up of powder-snow ski stays has been hand-picked from […]

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We’ve already offered our insider tips for London half-term activities, but it’s not too late to pack up your bags and your brood and jet off to one of Smith’s hand-picked family-friendly half-term hotels in still sun-kissed European climes – how about a 17th-century Corsican estate or a fairy-tale Puglian castle? We also have some staycation-worthy British boutique hotels, […]

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Two poolside Moroccan gems, two couldn’t-be-more-different lodges and one regal redbrick retreat in Exeter: this month we’ve rounded up a scattering of child-friendly hotels in rugged Morocco, windswept France, rugged Spain and good old Blighty. Whether you fancy clambering up to a treehouse, steaming yourself floppy in a hammam or sliding your way down the sunny […]

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