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Congratulations! You’ve grown a whole new human for a long nine months – you most certainly deserve a holiday. Most parents will tell you that the new-born phase is the best time to travel. They will sleep! They are easy to transport! No toddler tantrums to worry about! Equally, planning a holiday with a new-born can feel daunting. What to pack? Where will they sleep? What if you run out of nappies?

Now more than ever, people are thinking about staycationing in the UK. There’s no airport to navigate with a tiny baby, no changing nappies high in the sky, and no need to panic about finding the essentials you might have left at home. There are some amazing family-friendly hotels in the UK too, which can take the stress and strain away from planning a holiday. Just  get yourself there and they’ll take care of the rest.

The Fish Hotel

Near Broadway, Cotswolds, England

The Fish Hotel can be found on a hillside, in the middle of a 400-acre private estate in the middle of the Cotswolds. It has a fun, quirky and refreshingly modern set up: rather than all being found in one main building, accommodation consists of shepherd’s huts, tree houses and rooms in a series of beautiful Cotswolds stone buildings. The Fish is an ideal place to take a new-born for a relaxed holiday in beautiful surroundings. The staff are incredibly friendly and will happily accommodate your requests for all things baby. Make sure you take an hour or two for a leisurely lunch in The Lounge, and order the tacos from their specialised taco menu – delicious!

Rooms from £150

www.thefishhotel.co.uk

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

Newquay, Cornwall, England

Set into the clifftop overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach, The Bedruthan Hotel & Spa is a must-stay for families. Management and staff could not be more considerate of families with small children, with a variety of restaurant options, an indoor and outdoor pool, a spa and even an indoor soft play for rainy days. The hotel has been run by the same family for over 60 years, so it maintains a family feel but with the air of a luxury beach side hotel. They can provide all the baby and toddler equipment you need.

Rooms from £129

www.bedruthan.com

Another Place

Ullswater, Lake District, England

Another Place has a dreamy position on the shores of Ullswater in the Lake District. It prides itself on being a relaxed hotel that prizes quality family time, while still offering an incredibly high standard of food, service and accommodation (if you’ve ever been to its sister location, the stunning Watergate Bay Hotel in Cornwall, you’ll recognise a similar vibe). The hotel has a variety of rooms that can easily accommodate a cot, much of the baby equipment you might need, and pantries with microwaves, washing-up facilities and a fridge – so useful! The swimming pool has incredible views of Ullswater, and there’s a glorious which is perfect for a post-partum massage.

Rooms from £270

www.another.place/

Woolley Grange

Bradford-on Avon, Wiltshire, England

A countryside retreat in a 17th Century Jacobean Manor, with an impressive personal touch that keeps families returning year after year. This hotel has thought of everything needed to keep parents relaxed and their children entertained. All necessary equipment is provided, and the staff clearly adore children. To ensure that new parents in particular have a successful first holiday, a ‘Baby’s First Stay Away’ package includes treats such as a baby singing class, baby’s first swimming lesson and a baby massage class. The garden is a highlight, with chickens, rabbits and pigs, scarecrows, a tree swing and even a fairy garden. Truly a hotel worth introducing to your special new addition.

Rooms from £119

www.wooleygrangehotel.co.uk

The Gleneagles Hotel

Auchterarder, Perth and Kinross, Scotland

Luxurious, decadent, opulent… if you want to push the boat out for baby’s first trip then this is the place. There’s so much to explore and enjoy in this iconic hotel, and Gleneagles has thought of everything to make your family stay as comfortable as possible. Baby equipment is easily provided, bespoke baby food can be prepared by the hotel’s top chefs, and experienced babysitters are on hand if needed. When your baby is older, the hotel has thoughtfully-designed children’s spaces for them to enjoy – they can even try their hand at outdoor pursuits such as archery, off-roading in a mini Land Rover replica, or they even ‘own a pony’ for the day. Just hope they don’t get too much of a taste for it…

Rooms from £295

www.gleneagles.com
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