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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What dads want for Father’s Day

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

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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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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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Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

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What’s your family’s idea of paradise? For us, it’s sparkling waters to splash in, a beach with swaying palm-trees and as much playing and lazing as you can fit into tranquil, sun-kissed days. This month, we’ve hauled ourselves off our sunloungers and dug up a tropical treasure trove of child-friendly hotels for Smith & Family: two […]

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Too drizzly for Devon? Too cold for Corsica? This month, we’ve travelled far and wide to round up new exotic kids on the Smith & Family block, including Soneva Kiri, which scooped the gong for Best Family Hotel at the recent Smith Hotel Awards. Two child-friendly Australian getaways, two stylish family escapes in Thailand, and […]

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Travel gallery: Smith & Family go to Martinhal

Thursday, October 10th, 2013

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