Getting away from it all and taking in a few relaxing spa days can seem like an impossibility for families with young children. After all, a spa full of adults seeking a quiet, peaceful few days away from the noise and stress of everyday life is no place for an energetic young soul to let off steam on a holiday.
But more and more spas around the UK and Europe are recognizing that they risk missing out on a huge chunk of their own market if they fail to cater for children.
That’s why the following establishments offer spa days that provide just as much for children seeking a great, fun holiday as they do for parents looking to wind down and refresh themselves.
Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall
The Cornish resort of Bedruthan Steps, with its beautiful Ocean Spa facilities, boasts that it has been “welcoming families for over 40 years”. The hotel strives to make kids feel as though the whole place has been geared up to ensuring they have a great time, whilst also delivering a top quality spa and hotel offering to parents. The indoor and outdoor play areas, daily entertainment, children’s clubs and dedicated children’s swimming pools at Bedruthan mean that you can lie back and enjoy treatments like the Maharlika ritual, the VOYA massage and the REN Express facial.
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Babysitting services, a kids club and a range of activities in playgrounds, sculpture parks and swimming pools await your kids at The Grove, Hertfordshire. Meanwhile, you can enjoy spa rituals, sequoia treatments and a therapeutic saline vitality pool, all on London’s very own country estate.
Lucknam Park, Wiltshire
The majority of luxury, five-star country house hotels are not known for offering a great deal to kids. But at the exquisite Lucknam Park hotel and world class spa, you can find an all-weather five-a-side football pitch, table tennis, indoor games, tennis coaching, bicycles, falconry and DVDs to keep your little ones entertained for as long as you want to relax.
The Bath Priory
Being named after England’s oldest spa, Bath has an historic reputation to uphold and at The Bath Priory, you will be treated to a peerless spa experience, as well as a twice-Michelin-starred restaurant. Your children will be treated to something very special too, with a children’s theatre, toy boxes, duck ponds, soft play centres and the hotel’s speciality Easter egg hunts all at hand to make their stay unforgettable.
Grand Spa Resort A-Rosa, Kitzbuhel, Austria
If you’re heading a bit further afield and fancy finding a family-friendly spa in Europe, head to Austria’s beautiful Grand Spa Resort A Rosa Kitzbuhel, set against a stunning backdrop of Alpine mountains. Your children will be enchanted by this magical place, where they can enjoy creative games in the countryside as they’re guided around the local area by the ROSINIS kids’ and youth club while you enjoy everything this amazing spa has to offer.