The festive season is so exciting for young children, but sometimes it can be all too stressful for us parents, with all the shopping, cooking, wrapping and hosting. Are you ever tempted to just pack up your little tribe and escape? Well it’s not too late to look for Family Breaks for Christmas. Many of the hotels below offer special treats like Luxury Hampers and even visits from Father Christmas to make your stay extra memorable. And of course there will be no cooking and no washing up for you to do! All you need to do is turn up and let them take care of you. So will you choose City Excitement, Countryside Charm or Sea Views?
1. City Excitement
Christmas in the city is always filled with excitement, especially for children, as they can watch festive lights come to life, see toy stores filled with goodies and soak up the buzz of festive events. London and Edinburgh are both fantastic places to spend Christmas, with loads of activities and free events for families. Or you could try somewhere smaller like Bath, which has a beautiful Christmas market.
2. Countryside Charm
Good food, chocolate box scenery and roaring log fires – a stay at Slaughter’s Country Inn boasts all the authentic charm of a quintessential Cotswold break. Wake up on Christmas Day morning to a hearty breakfast before stepping out for a crisp winter walk to one of the pretty villages nearby. The hotel has lots of outdoor space for kids, as well as board games in the bar and children’s menus in the restaurant. With just 25 rooms and 6 charming cottages, this really feels like a home from home. No wonder it is one of our favourite Cotswold Hotels for Families.
Address: Lower Slaughter, Cheltenham GL54 2HS
3. Sea Views
Set in a secluded corner on the north Cornis coast, St Moritz Hotel is a stunning place to escape to for the festive season. Christmas stays include fantastic food, daily kids’ activities, seasonal Cowshed spa treatments, a Father Christmas visit, and a Christmas morning surprise. All this, as well as panoramic sea views to wake up to. Families can choose from a range of luxury rooms and suites or a self catering villa, apartment or penthouse.
4. Active Breaks
The Lake District National Park is a haven for active families, offering plenty of opportunity for long walks, watersports and bike rides surrounded by spectacular scenery. So where better to work of those mince pies than here, where your family can enjoy an active break? And of course some relaxation and indulgence too! Woodlands Hotel & Pine Lodges are situated in the charming Cumbrian countryside, just 7 miles from famous Lake Windermere. Their self catering chalets offer cosy interiors and a sauna – blissful! You will have full access to the hotel’s restaurant where you’ll be served a delicious Christmas Lunch.
Address: Meathop, Grange-over-Sands LA11 6RB
5. Woodland Wonder
Forest Lodges offer charming woodland cabins all over the UK which could be the perfect Christmas hideaway for you and your family. Enjoy a relaxing getaway in your holiday lodge with some special treats including mulled wine and mince pies at check-in, a real Christmas tree in all cabins , a free luxury festive hamper and a
visit from Father Christmas when all children will received a free gift. Choose from Snowdonia, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Norfolk and more. Guaranteed to be one of the most magical Family Breaks for Christmas.
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