Have a cracker of a Christmas with Luxury Family Hotels
As part of its 2016 festive offering, Luxury Family Hotels is offering three tailor-made packages for the Christmas and New Year break, meaning the whole family can enjoy traditional celebrations with extended family and friends, or even celebrate baby’s first Christmas in fabulous settings as well as in comfort and style.
Whether it’s in a fairy tale castle, a stately home, former Royal Hunting Lodge or by the seaside, the Christmas packages offer all the trimmings, combined with added extras that are unique to each hotel; the New Year packages offer a house party atmosphere to see in 2017; and the ever-popular ‘Recharger’ packages offer respite for those who want some down time between Christmas and New Year.
Luxury Family Hotels prides itself in using locally sourced food and home grown herbs where possible and the bars offer an excellent selection of artisan spirits; vintage cognacs and liqueurs or even vodka from one of Russia’s oldest distilleries or Death’s Door Gin produced in Winconsin USA all make for perfect winter warmers.
With each hotel offering activities and games for younger guests, a games’ room for older kids, plus two-hours free childcare a day in the Ofsted-registered Dens, there will be plenty of time for parents to relax in front of the roaring fires and by the twinkling lights of the Christmas trees as well as enjoying family fun. It couldn’t be simpler as cots, potties, pureed food and milk as well as a free baby listening service are all provided – all contributing to a hassle-free escape.
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Hotels and Pricing
The Ickworth, Bury St Edmunds
Guests at the beautiful property set in 1800 acres of National Trust parkland will experience Christmas in style. They’ll be a festive film for the kids on Christmas Eve as well as plenty of entertainment for the parents. Just ahead of bedtime, little guests will scatter reindeer food ready for Rudolph and the other reindeers’ arrival.
The arrival of Father Christmas is sure to generate huge amounts of excitement and once the presents have all been opened, pre-lunch drinks will be served, followed by a delicious three-course lunch. Christmas Day indulgences will continue with a tea as well as a family buffet dinner. Guests can relax, watch a film or make use of the many board games the hotel has available. Christmas package rates are inclusive of breakfast, dinner and entertainment and are from £1,510 for a three nights based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
The recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and are from £1,110 for three nights also based upon two adults sharing.
Rates for the New Year package are from £1,020 for a two-night stay, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.ickworthhotel.co.uk
The Elms, Worcestershire
After a present opening frenzy, guests can enjoy a relaxed morning of board games before a delicious lunch in the Brookes and Terrace restaurants followed by a family movie. Boxing day will be all about having a lazy lie in and a light lunch for the adults, while the kids enjoy creative sessions in the Ofsted-registered Den making scrumptious snowmen. Guests can also book a family panto in the nearby Swan Theatre. Prices for a three- night Christmas stay start from £1,050 and include dinner, breakfast and entertainment. Based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
The Recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and are from £590 for a two-night stay, based upon two adults sharing.
New Year prices start from £660 for a two-night package, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.theelmshotel.co.uk
Moonfleet Manor, Dorset
A festive family break in a splendid Georgian manor house overlooking Chesil Beach in West Dorset will make for a perfect Christmas. Situated in unspoiled countryside, a stay at Moonfleet Manor offers a tranquil break in magical surroundings. The Christmas package is full board with selected drinks and some fabulous entertainment for adults and children alike. The Christmas package rates are from £1,835 for a four-night stay based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
The Recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and start at £915 for a three-night stay, based upon two adults sharing.
A three-night New Year stay starts from £1,600 and is based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.moonfleetmanorhotel.co.uk
Fowey Hall, Cornwall
Carols around the tree in the courtyard sung by the local choir and a visit from Santa’s reindeers is the perfect way to kick off a Christmas break. Santa’s little helpers will be serving mulled cider, apple juice and toasting yummy marshmallows! On Christmas Eve, there’ll be a tea party, games and a disco, followed by a festive movie. After breakfast in bed on Christmas morning, the Den staff will be hosting a treasure hunt from 11am followed by a champagne reception with canapés in the lounge and a traditional family lunch.
With the children in breakfast club on Boxing Day morning, parents can enjoy a leisurely breakfast with the papers or walk it all off with a wander through the town. There’ll be a children’s entertainer in the afternoon for fun, games and magic too! The Christmas package rates are inclusive of breakfast, dinner, a 25-minute spa treatment plus entertainment. Rates from £1,675 for four nights based upon two adults sharing a room.
The three-night Recharger package is inclusive of breakfast and dinner and start from £930, based upon two adults sharing.
New Year package rates are inclusive of breakfast, dinner, a 25-minute spa treatment and entertainment. Rates are from £1,285 for three nights, based on two adults sharing a room. www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk
Polurrian Bay, Cornwall
Christmas Eve starts with a Cornish cream tea before the festivities begin. With carol singing, mulled wine and mince pies for the grown-ups, the children will enjoy a Christmas party. On Christmas Day, after Santa has visited the special little guests, the bigger guests will enjoy Prosecco and canapés before a traditional Christmas lunch and entertainment from a magician. An afternoon of movies and games will follow. A bracing Boxing Day coastal walk will blow away the cobwebs or for those with less energy, the Boxing Day swim at Poldhu Cove can be seen just a short walk from the hotel. The three-night Christmas package is inclusive of breakfast, dinner and entertainment. Prices are from £970 based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
The Recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and start from £525 for a two-night package, based upon two adults sharing.
New Year break rates are from £765 for a three-night package, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.polurrianhotel.com
Woolley Grange Hotel, Bradford on Avon
The magic of Christmas is not just for the children at Woolley Grange; there will be a multitude of activities and entertainment for the adults including the ever popular Quiz, Carols by Candlelight from Christchurch Choir on Christmas Eve, a family treasure hunt on Christmas Day and a kids fancy dress party on Boxing Day. Guests will also enjoy the pool, quad bikes, cinema club, arts and crafts sessions and board games; not forgetting of course a visit from Father Christmas for the children to keep the magic alive. The three-night Christmas package rates are inclusive of breakfast, dinner and entertainment and start from £1,755, based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
The Recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and start from £610 for a two-night package, based upon two adults sharing.
A three-night stay for New Year starts at £1,160, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.woolleygrangehotel.co.uk
New Park Manor, New Forest
Christmas Eve activities include making traditional treats to leave out for Father Christmas, while grown-ups can start to unwind with either a treatment in the hotel’s spa or a glass of mulled wine and mince pies around an open log fire in the lounge. After a hearty Bucks Fizz breakfast, Father Christmas will give personalised gifts to each child in the Grotto. After a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings, watch the Queen’s Speech, followed by the famous family Treasure Hunt. The day is rounded off with a family film and evening family buffet served in the restaurant. Christmas three or four night packages are inclusive of breakfast, dinner and entertainment and start from £1,315 based upon two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply.
Prices for the three-night Recharger package are from £800, based upon two adults sharing and include dinner and breakfast.
The three-night New Year stay is from £1,395 for a three-night package, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.newparkmanorhotel.co.uk
Thornbury Castle, Gloucestershire
Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn stayed at Thornbury Castle as part of their honeymoon tour – and the festive season there will include celebrations that are truly fit for a King and Queen! Guests will enjoy a cream tea on arrival and get into the Christmas spirit with a Black Tie champagne reception and entertainment from local carol singers, followed by a fabulous five-course gourmet dinner. Christmas Day will be laid back, with a leisurely breakfast in the bedchamber. After a Christmas gift and glass of sherry – compliments of the hotel – the Christmas ‘feast’ with all the trimmings will be served. On Boxing Day a spectacular Falconry display will take place on the castle lawn with one of the country’s leading falconers, Michael Davie and guests will be treated to a Gala Dinner in the evening. Prices from £1,110 for a two-night break in a Classic bedchamber to accommodate up to two adults. Children’s charges apply.
Two or three-night Recharger package rates are inclusive of breakfast and dinner and are from £666 for a two-night package, based upon two adults sharing.
The two-night New Year package is from £940, based on two adults sharing a room. Children’s charges apply. www.thornburycastle.co.uk.