It’s time to create special memories this autumn with a vast array of activities for all of the family. Whether it is something traditional, quirky or adventure-led, a stay with Luxury Family Hotels is guaranteed to be fun for everyone.
Woolley Grange Hotel offers the best of town and country and this autumn is introducing some fabulous new activities so guests can enjoy all that the hotel, the dramatic local countryside and nearby Bath have to offer. There’s the Elemis spa, indoor pool as well as delicious meals created by Head Chef Jethro Lawrence (BBC Masterchef: The Professionals Quarter Finalist) and the chance to sightsee with a real difference: Guests can enjoy Bradford on Avon’s famous sites by paddleboard in a new and exciting adventure on the water (dogs can even come too!). If paddle boards aren’t your thing, there’s also a tour of Bath by kayak and a code-breaking experience where guests can explore the beautiful heritage city of Bath by solving clues and cracking codes.
Moonfleet Manor is the perfect hotel for indoor fun and there’s lots going on there this autumn; Dino Crazy Golf has just opened for guests and the brand newly themed Escape room based around classic children’s stories will open on 18th October. There’s also the refurbished indoor play area, swimming pool, plus fun-packed activities in the OFSTED registered Den.
The hotel is located on the stunning Jurassic Coastline, a world heritage site which stretches all the way from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset. Andrew Lawrence is the hotel’s very own outdoor education expert who will guide guests through the history of the area on a fossil hunting expedition.
Autumn at New Park Manor in the New Forest is one of the best times of year; the trees and foliage have burst into a wonderful array of colours making it a beautiful place to walk.
The annual New Forest Walking Festival (12th October – 3rd November) will offer 73 walks, trails and rambles including ‘Alpaca Walks, ‘The Real Dad’s Army’ and ‘Fascinating Fungi’ which can all be enjoyed using the hotel as a base.
In addition, from mid-September until mid-November, guests will have the chance to see the ancient practice of Pannage – the releasing of domestic pigs into the forest – which dates back to the time of William the Conqueror, The pigs eat fallen acorns, beech mast, chestnuts and other nuts that are poisonous to the New Forest ponies and cattle and they can be seen roaming around freely.
Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall is perfect for foodies and the restaurant serves delicious food and drink from high quality, award-winning local suppliers who offer tours for hotel guests. Camel Valley‘s sparkling wine, is always a hit; the St Austell Brewery offers a brewing experience tour and sampling session; and Tarquins Gin, one of the regions favourites, with its distinctive waxed bottle, walking tours and tutored tasting sessions.
Events taking place nearby include the annual Lost Gardens of Heligan Harvest Event (5 – 13th October), which celebrates the taste of the countryside with an exciting array of relaxed events, including daily talks and pop up demonstrations, harvest tasters, corn dolly making and the Heligan Harvest Display before culminating in a mouth-watering Heligan Feast Night.
The Ickworth in Suffolk is one of only a few hotels in England that sits within a National Trust owned property and is an idyllic place to stay for invigorating walks and bike rides. It is a stunning setting which offers a Wellness Retreat package which includes a natural mindfulness and forest bathing experience with the hotel’s wellness expert, a self-guided route through some of the stunning 1,800-acre parklands and use of the 15 metre indoor heated pool, tennis courts and complimentary hire of bicycles for exploring. The hotel is ideally placed for local events including the Bury St Edmunds Christmas Fair (21-24 November). Guests can relax in front of the open fire before dining in the family friendly Conservatory or the adults-only Frederick’s. With menus using many local ingredients, including vegetables from the Chef’s own kitchen garden, there is a tempting choice of lighter, simpler dishes, as well as a fine dining option.
Autumn special offer (excludes school holidays) starts from £329 for a two-night stay including breakfast and dinner for two adults.
Booking: 0844 482 2152 or visit www.luxuryfamilyhotels.co.uk