The Ickworth, a Luxury Family Hotel property

Travel Tips for Holidaying With Young Children

Travelling with newborns and young children can be a challenge. Luxury Family Hotels ensures that families get the most out of their holidays in the United Kingdom.

Top Tips:

  • If going on a long journey, plan your breaks and suitable feeding stops. It will make the journey less stressful for everyone!
  • Check that the destination is baby friendly. Many places say that they are ‘child friendly’ but what they really mean is that they tolerate children. There’s a huge difference. If they ask about yours and your baby’s needs, you can be certain you are on to a winner!
  • If you choose the right destination you don’t have to take the kitchen sink. Truly baby friendly places provide the lot…bottle sterilisers and warmers, potties, in room fridges, baby cots, baby cutlery, baby beakers etc. It takes all the hassle out of going away and will remind you of pre-baby get-up-and-go times!
Fowey Hall, a Luxury Family Hotel property
  • If you are wanting a real break, choose a hotel rather than self-catering for an indulgent treat. After all, who deserves this more than new (exhausted) parents. Choose the right family hotel and they will provide freshly pureed baby food; baby listening or sitting; and offer you childcare so you can have a relaxing spa treatment.
  • Check out the menus. Nothing worse than treating yourself to a luxury stay in a family friendly hotel with basic food for adults too.
  • Do take advantage of midweek offers. You can often get a good deal when holidaying with young children if you can take a midweek stay.

Baby’s First Stay Away Package is ideal for those who can take advantage of a midweek break. There is no need to come away with everything but the kitchen sink; plus there is milk and pureed food made to order.

The Ickworth, a Luxury Family Hotel property

About Luxury Family Hotels 

Luxury Family Hotels is a group of five luxurious country house style hotels across the UK.  The properties in the group are:

  • The Ickworth, Suffolk: a magnificent 18th century estate owned by the National Trust, surrounded by 1800 acres of parkland with 27 bedrooms, 11 apartments in The Lodge and a three-bedroom apartment in its Butlers Lodge.
  • Moonfleet Manor, Dorset: a handsome Georgian manor overlooking Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon with 36 bedrooms, extensive gardens, and a magical setting.
Moonfleet Manor, a Luxury Family Hotel property
  • New Park Manor, The New Forest. This 17th century hunting lodge in the heart of the New Forest is reputed to be King Charles II’s favourite. It has 25 bedrooms, an outstanding spa and wonderful views out over the surrounding wildlife and forest landscape.
  • Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon. this original Luxury Family Hotel is a Jacobean Manor House with 25 individually styled bedrooms. It also has a great spa and pool, and 14 acres of gardens with tennis, an outdoor pool and lawns perfect for cricket or football.
  • Fowey Hall, Fowey, Cornwall. This impressive Queen Anne mansion is thought to be Toad’s original ‘Toad Hall.’ It has 36 rooms, spectacular gardens and views of the coastline.
The Ickworth, a Luxury Family Hotel property

Each hotel offers all the baby equipment you need. They offer cots, highchairs, books and toys to pureed food, milk warming and a free baby monitoring service. Each hotel gives you the chance to relax and enjoy an adult meal à deux.

All of the Luxury Family Hotels are great places for the first time away with a baby. All the staff are really friendly and hands-on too. Read more about family-friendly luxury hotels in Travelife Magazine.