If you thought boutique luxury hotel stays with young children were out of the question, think again. From free childcare to lots of outdoor space, not to mention a spa that’s both relaxing and child-friendly, Woolley Grange Hotel is the perfect place to stay on a break with little ones. Here are Caroline Mackay from Woolley Grange Hotel's top five reasons why…
1. Free Childcare
Uninterrupted time for yourselves needn’t be a luxury when you go on holiday with the kids. For every night you stay, Woolley Grange offers two hours of free daytime childcare, in addition to a baby-listening service and cinema club for older children in the evenings. Indulge in some adult conversation over a delicious candlelit dinner – their Head Chef is Jethro Lawrence, a BBC MasterChef Professional!
2. Poolside Fun
Living up to its renown as an award-winningly peaceful country retreat, the Spa at Woolley is not only relaxing, but family-friendly too. The perfect place to unwind with some downtime, splash around in the swimming pools (both indoor and outdoor) or enjoy a relaxing Elemis treatment whilst the children are supervised in the Woolley Bears Den Children’s Club.
3. Outdoor Adventures
Not short on space to run, roam and explore, Woolley Grange’s 14-acres is an adventure playground full of surprises. Little legs can let off steam with football nets and a croquet lawn, plus a trampoline and swings, or can venture out to find the mysterious White Witch’s House. Animal-lovers can say hello to Rosie the pig, Simon the rabbit, and their ducks and chickens, and with an idyllic nature and kitchen garden, it’s the perfect place to let loose and relax.
4. Time to Explore
The Jacobean manor house is a great base to explore Bath and its many child-friendly attractions. You could play dress-up at the Fashion Museum or explore the fascinating Roman Baths. Longleat Safari Park and Lacock Abbey and village, where some of Harry Potter was filmed, are also just short drives away. You could also head to historic Bradford-on-Avon for a family adventure – canoe down the canal, hire bikes and trailers to pedal to Bath, or just play in Barton Park Farm: a haven for children and adults.
5. Home from Home
After a fun-packed day’s exploring, come back to roaring log fires, cream teas and high teas for the children, and comfortable country bedrooms. All making Woolley a true ‘home from home’, there’s no doubt that you’ll be guaranteed a memorable stay.
Woolley Grange is located on the edge of Bradford-on-Avon – a short drive or a scenic 12-minute train journey from central Bath. The hotel was was recently voted one of the best boutique hotels in the Bristol, Bath and Somerset region.