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

The Cotswolds: that most quintessentially English patch of rolling hills, groomed gardens, trickling streams and chocolate-box villages. If there’s a more perfect family getaway in this green and pleasant land, we’ve yet to find it. But don’t just take our word for it…

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Best family spa hotels

Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Because we’re concerned about your tense shoulders and furrowed brows, we’ve rounded up our favourite Smith & Family spa hotels, just for you. These luxury family-holiday stays will not only soothe your aching muscles – whether you’re craving a hammam treat, seaside massage, or thalassotherapy soak – but will also keep the little Smiths entertained… PUENTE ROMANO BEACH RESORT MARBELLA, SPAIN Spa style Andalusia-inspired […]

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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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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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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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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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