If your IOUs to the grandparents are stacking up, take a trip with the folks as a big thank-you
Family rooms, stunning countryside and a bounty of activities - Smith & Family’s travel experts pick the best UK stays that cater to three generations.
Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland
Kids love this plaid-clad gem where they can try horse riding and junior off-road driving. Pay back babysitting debts at the Michelin-starred restaurant and championship golf course.
Rates: Doubles from £235 per night including breakfast.
Bovey Castle, Devon
This Dartmoor hotel is a well-oiled family retreat. Kids can order room-service Lego or build campfires on the moorlands, while you treat their grandparents to a treatment at the sumptuous spa.
Rates: Doubles from £139 per night excluding breakfast.
The Beckford Arms, Wiltshire
Local bitters and ales, seasonal home-grown food, lazy afternoons spent with the family… Sound like the perfect break? Head to the Beckford Arms in Wiltshire, a pub with rooms and a laid-back atmosphere.
Rates: Doubles from £95 per night excluding breakfast.
Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall
Get a taste of seaside chic at the Watergate Bay Hotel, where kids get a free surfing lesson during school holidays. Relax on the beach with an ice cream or two and Jamie Oliver’s eatery Fifteen is a five-minute walk away.
Rates: Doubles from £125 per night including breakfast.
The Ickworth, Suffolk
This luxe country home offers forests, fields and fresh-air fun. Cycling tracks, bikes, tennis and a games room means kids will never be bored, so you can unwind unfettered at the gorgeous spa and indoor pool.
Rates: Doubles from £115 per night including à la carte breakfast, service, a daily crèche session (subject to availability) and one free ticket per guest to Ickworth House and Park.
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