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Wiltshire hotels in UK’s top 50 family-friendly places to stay

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The Woolley Grange Hotel in Bradford on Avon which gets a 9/10 rating in the survey by The Telegraph national newspaper, and the Lucknam Park Hotel in Colerne gets 8/10.

The experts say the 17th-century Woolley Grange is a firm favourite with families visiting Bath and the Wiltshire countryside.

It says: “Offering both country manor relaxation and child-focused fun, it proves that the two need not be mutually exclusive. In summer, safari tents are erected in the grounds and kitted out with glamping luxuries.

“The multi-gabled house has a ‘lived-in’ feel that puts families at ease. No opportunity is missed to entertain little ones, granting parents precious time with a book or a drink by the fire in the lounge.

“In the outbuildings there’s a sensory room for babies, an Ofsted-listed creche and a den for older children. The gardens, meanwhile, are home to chickens, a newt-filled pond, a scarecrow, giant tree swing and a fairy garden.

Swindon Advertiser: Children try their hand at cooking at the family-friendly Woolley Grange Hotel under the watchful eye of an adult. Photo: Luxury Family HotelsChildren try their hand at cooking at the family-friendly Woolley Grange Hotel under the watchful eye of an adult. Photo: Luxury Family Hotels (Image: Luxury Family Hotels)

“The indoor pool (where children are allowed at any time) and spa overlook the hotel’s walled vegetable garden.”

The survey adds: “The extraordinary raft of services includes everything from extras for rooms, like fridges and potties; to massages and babysitting. Baby bottles are sterilised overnight and a baby-monitoring service gives parents time alone in the evening. 

“A Matilda-themed afternoon tea is a real treat for young Roald Dahl fans. At 5pm’s ‘high tea’, tables in the lovely old orangery are set up for families with plastic cutlery and crockery.

“The Breakfast Club service collects little ones from the bedroom door, leaving parents to ponder the news over coffee.

Special activities laid on during school holidays include scavenger hunts, archery, cooking with chef, football matches, films and pond dipping.

“An outdoor pool is heated in summer. Staff are helpful and attuned to a family’s needs.

“Like its sister members in the Luxury Family Hotels range, Woolley Grange is ideal for young children: 90 minutes at the on-site crèche are included in the price of a room and the clever monitor service means parents can dine while children sleep upstairs. Kids will love the indoor pool – parents perhaps less so – but this is a hotel designed for young children.”

Prices are from £92 per night, doubles from £130 a night, including breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. Not suitable for disabled people.

The survey says the stunningly-set Lucknam Park Hotel has on-site stables with guests able to bring their own horse or borrow one.

It states: “Other attractions include a cookery school, 500 acres to pootle around, and a spa with a pool that has children’s hours, plus bicycles, board games and a spectacular play cottage filled with toys and activities (though children must be accompanied by an adult).

Swindon Advertiser: Lucknam Park Hotel has 500 acres of estate land for children to play in. Photo: Lucknam Park HotelLucknam Park Hotel has 500 acres of estate land for children to play in. Photo: Lucknam Park Hotel (Image: Lucknam Park Hotel)

“The fine brasserie has a children’s menu, and the Michelin-starred restaurant is a treat and welcomes little ones over the age of five. There is a playroom and a playground for children too.

“Some larger rooms are interconnecting and others have lounges with sofa beds or cots. A babysitting service is available.”

Double rooms from £375 a night year-round, not including breakfast. Free Wi-Fi. One ground-floor room is fully equipped for guests with disabilities.


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