Luxury Family Friendly Hotels

We are often asked for recommendations for family friendly hotels in the Hampstead Mums group - these are the ones recommended repeatedly by Hampstead Mums.

Photo from  The Grove

Photo from The Grove

The Grove, Watford.

35 min drive from Hampstead

Set in 300 acres of stunning Hertfordshire countryside, The Grove is the ultimate five star retreat. Lovingly restored, the former home of the Earls of Clarendon is situated just 18 miles from London, and is home to an award winning spa, championship golf course and mouth-watering restaurants.

Photo from  Four Seasons  Hampshire

Photo from Four Seasons Hampshire

Four Seasons, Hook, Hampshire.

1h17m drive from Hampstead

Historic estate nestled in the picturesque English countryside.

Wander through lush English gardens, ride horseback along the rolling hills, or unwind in our Zen-like spa. Set in a restored, 18th-century manor on 500 acres of picturesque grounds outside of London, Hampshire seamlessly blends legacy and heritage with 21st-century modernity. Come and reconnect in this family-friendly, dog-friendly, countryside escape

Soho farmhouse, Oxford

1h42 min drive from Hampstead

Soho Farmhouse is a Member’s Club in 100 acres of Oxfordshire Countryside.

Photo from  Ickworth House

Photo from Ickworth House

Ickworth, Suffolk.

1h45m drive from Hampstead.

The country house hotel where luxury and family life go hand-in-hand...

Explore 1,800 acres of beautiful parkland, cycling bikes, strolling on foot or clambering up ancient trees. While the kids play in the crèche, swim in the indoor pool or sip champagne in the historic walled gardens. Family time or me time – you’ve got all the time in the world.

Ettington Park Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

1h57min drive from Hampstead

Ettington Park Hotel, the only AA 4 Red Star hotel in Stratford-Upon-Avon, is set in 40 acres of parkland in a verdant valley with the River Stour meandering through it. Perfect for weekend breaks in Stratford Upon Avon with complimentary onsite parking and situated just six miles from the centre of the famed home of Shakespeare and just a few miles from the start of The Cotswold Way, this spectacular property is a world apart from the hustle and bustle of contemporary life. Built from six types of Cotswold stone, Ettington Park is furnished with fine paintings and decorated with friezes that trace its centuries of tradition and heritage. This is a country house where historic extravagance meets contemporary comfort. 

Photo Credit:  Cowley Manor

Photo Credit: Cowley Manor

Cowley manor, Cotswolds

2h3m drive from Hampstead

Featuring 30 bedrooms, a multi award-winning spa, and 55 acres of Grade II listed gardens, Cowley Manor is the perfect spot for an indulgent countryside getaway. 

Lucknham Park, Chippenham

2h11m drive from Hampstead

Heritage and luxury effortlessly combine to create a quintessential home away from home. Retreat to Lucknam Park, which offers unspoilt country house living at its very best. Our elegant and distinguished hotel boasts 42 individually styled rooms and suites, a charming three bedroom country cottage, and offers fine dining featuring local produce in the Michelin starred Restaurant Hywel Jones or a more relaxed meal in The Brasserie. Feel the wind in your hair and explore the 500 acres of parkland on horseback, unwind with a range of spa and well-being treatments or perfect your skills and master new techniques in our cookery school. For families, the hotel is within easy reach of popular family destinations, there is an outdoor play-area and The Hideaway is a haven for families to enjoy quality time together. Lucknam Park is truly one of England’s finest hotels, providing 5-star luxury at every turn.

Bowood, Wiltshire

2h18m drive from Hampstead

Set in stunning “Capability” Brown parkland, Bowood House is among the most unique places to visit in Wiltshire, England. The Estate has evolved over the years to include the luxurious Bowood HotelSpaChampionship Golf Course, Children’s Adventure Playground and many other features. Whether you join us for a luxury break, special event or simply to visit one of the finest stately homes and gardens in England, Bowood makes an unforgettable destination for all tastes and ages.

Photo credit:  Elms Hotel

Photo credit: Elms Hotel

The Elms Hotel, Worcestershire.

2h33m min drive from Hampstead

A classic English Country House Hotel & Spa experience

The Elms is a luxury hotel and spa retreat nestled in the rolling Worcestershire countryside. We have 23 tastefully designed and super comfortable bedrooms and suites. Our award-winning spa is built for indulgence and relaxation. Brookes restaurant is an elegant place to enjoy honest cooking, using only the best of British ingredients. Kick back and feel at home in our lovely lounges and bar. The friendly team of staff are looking forward to welcoming you to our idyllic corner of middle England..

Woolley Grange, Barnsley.

3h11m drive from Hampstead

A beautiful Jacobean manor house on the edge of the Cotswolds...

Picking pears in the garden. Collecting eggs from chickens and ducks. Building a tottering tower of bricks in our kids’ club. There’s heaps here to keep little ones happy. You can join the family fun or take some time out – a solitary swim in the pool, perhaps a candlelit dinner for two – you are on holiday, after all.

Calcot Manor, Cotswold

3h27min drive from Hampstead

Stylish rooms, a sublime spa, amazing spaces to eat and meet… and 220 glorious acres. We’ve treats at every turn at Calcot & Spa. Bring the gang, bring a certain someone and absolutely bring your appetite. For top-notch feasting, reimagined relaxation and a little outdoor adventure. Come and play, celebrate and collaborate. Gather together at Calcot… and explore your country side.

Photo credit:  Bedruthan

Photo credit: Bedruthan

Bedruthan Steps, Cornwall

4h48min drive from Hampstead

So much more than a hotel, Bedruthan offers award-winning theatre, art and design fairs, a pottery studio and its own art gallery. Stay in a natural playground with the beach just below you and stunning coastline on the doorstep. What would you like to do…?

Gleneagles, Scotland

7h17m drive from Hampstead

When Gleneagles first opened its doors in 1924, this magnificent countryside estate in the heart of Scotland was described as a “riviera in the Highlands”. Today, as a member of the Leading Hotels of the World, Gleneagles continues to offer an unrivalled array of attractions, including luxury hotel accommodation, a range of bespoke suites, three championship golf courses, an award-winning spa, and Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, the only restaurant in Scotland to hold two Michelin stars.


Martinhal Sagres, Portugal

Luxury Family Holidays in Portugal. The whole culture surrounding Martinhal is family friendly and children are especially welcome. We offer a wide variety of services and creative activity programmes, adapted to the needs of the different age groups.

For more information about our Kids Clubs please click here.

The Lake Resort in Portugal Vilamoura

In The Lake Resort, the #1 resort in Vilamoura based on real guest reviews on and TripAdvisor, you can choose to have a delightful experience. Imagine yourself in a spectacular and warming place with a privileged location a few steps away from Falésia beach, the marina and five world-class golf courses.

Princesa Yaiza in the Canary Islands

Princesa Yaiza Suite Hotel Resort has created a world of illusion for the youngest of the family, where mascots Hooky, Cooky and Kiko will be the perfect company in that world of fantasy.

Kikoland is a Children’s Playground Area with more than 10,000 sq. m. of children’s and sports facilities, a paradise of illusions open to kids between 0 and 16 years of age where each child will find room for joy adequate to his or her age.

Mina A'Salam, Jumeirah. Dubai.

Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, the heart of Madinat Jumeirah Resort, is a luxuriously charming boutique style hotel. Offering authentic Arabian experiences on a beach front location with family friendly service.

Meaning 'Harbour of Peace', the hotel forms the gateway to Madinat Jumeirah. It’s the entry point from which numerous waterways and walkways thread their way to all corners of Madinat Jumeirah. Following these will transport you to an array of 50 world-class restaurants, bars and cafes, Talise Spa and a traditional souk. You’ll see just how much is on offer – and why this luxury resort is the jewel of Dubai.

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The Tshuggen Hotel in Arosa.

Uncomplicated hospitality, award-winning cuisine, superlative spa and wellness facilities, breathtaking views and the luxury of a private mountain railway - a place of unique moments!

Kinder Hotels, Austria & Germany

Are you looking for the perfect holiday for your family? Kinderhotels is the only hotel group which provides premium-quality family holidays including excellent facilities and childcare. Children adore the friendly, age-appropriate childcare, which is subject to rigorous quality criteria, and the exceptional programme of children's activities which lets you, dear parents, have the chance for some time alone, even on a family holiday.

Suvretta House, St moritz

Like a fairy-tale castle, our hotel is located in the magnificent Alpine landscape of the Upper Engadine. The peaks of majestic mountains rise to the sky in every direction. The lakes on the valley floor glisten in the light, deep blue in the summer, locked in ice during the winter. And you can experience our 5-star comfort in this unique setting.