Smith & KidsStylish family travel: child-friendly hotels, family holiday tips and insider guides

Hotels with baby-listening let grown-ups roam free while staff keep an ear on the little Smiths. To take full advantage, you’ll want some parent-pleasing evening entertainment… THE ICKWORTH HOTEL SUFFOLK For kids This 1,800-acre country estate includes a pretty, walled fairy garden (fairy sightings not guaranteed) with a large lawn and preschool-perfect climbing frame, so little […]

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From the blush-pink beaches of Bermuda to the rock pools of Cornwall, our latest pick of child-friendly hotels all have something for the little splashers in your life. This month, we’ve rounded up four retreats blessed with perfect pools and jolly good beaches, including a glamorous Beverly Hills palace and an idyllic stopover crash-pad in […]

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The summer holidays are fast approaching: our top packing tip? Buy all those ‘last-minute’ essentials well in advance. We bring you family holiday inspiration, and Alexa Till (one half of the husband-and-wife team behind online kids’ fashion boutique Alex and Alexa) picks out the essential pieces to pack for easy-breezy holiday style…  CORNWALL, UK Where? Watergate Bay Hotel Why? Cornwall’s […]

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Eight great family hotels for Easter

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Sunshine and a slew of spring flowers, lush green lawns and child-luring chocolate displays in the shops can only mean one thing: Easter is nearly upon us. We’ve dusted off our egg-collecting baskets and gathered up a selection of our favourite short-haul family hotels for Easter – all with availability over the long bank-holiday weekend – […]

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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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From the far-flung turquoise waters of the Indian ocean to the great dunes of the Liwa desert, our latest batch of child-friendly hotels is for the intrepid, the adventurous, and the downright lazy too. We’ve rounded up six of the best parent-approved pads, including a genteel Wind in the Willows hall and a perfectly formed […]

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