Luxury Family Holidays Handpicked for Parents

Pre-Teen friendly

  • Bali Hyatt cafe

  • Sheraton Rio Hotel and Resort beach

  • Rosewood Little Dix Bay, BVI

  • Jumeirah Beach Resort Dubai pool

There is a distinct shift in children of a certain age. Not yet fully-fledged adolescents, they are too grown up to be satiated by the offering of a young kid's club to keep them entertained on a family holiday lasting more than a weekend. So whether a hotel offers up ever-popular Wii stations in-room or water sports and activities perfect for pre-teens, horse riding and jet skiing or language lessons and art classes, our selection of luxury, family-friendly hotels have an excellent array of fantastic offerings for boys and girls not ready for a teen club with its discos and sleepovers, but too old for the storytime comforts of baby and toddler clubs.

The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate

The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate

Treasure trails and tennis, woodland walks and children's cinema are just some of the delights on offer at The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate. There's plenty for parents, too.

Not only is The Cornwall Hotel Spa and Estate set on 43 acres of stunning Cornish Victorian parkland, but it is a stone’s throw (or a short car ride, at least) from amazing local attractions such as the Eden Project, and a plethora of beautiful beaches ripe for long, lazy walks. There are beautiful rooms to book in...

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Loews Regency New York bedroom

Loews Regency New York

Having reopened after a generous $100 million refurb, the stunning Loews regency New York resides just steps away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile.

Having reopened after a generous $100 million refurb, the stunning Loews regency New York resides just steps away from Central Park, Madison Avenue, and Museum Mile. With no less than 328 apartment-styled guestrooms and 58 suites that are ideal for those travelling with children, the views of the infamous skyline,...

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Lime Wood, Hampshire bathtub

Lime Wood

Lime Wood is as unique as it is beautiful. Between the Herb Garden spa and the bike rides, the family cottages and Angela Hartnett heading the kitchen, you'll never want to leave.

What is so striking about Lime Wood is the incredible attention to detail that has gone into, literally, everything. The design and aesthetic is faultless. Every cushion is tossed with perfection; every napkin folded, just so. But it isn't in any way formal or intimidating and it is surprisingly family-friendly. The...

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The Setai, Miami Beach

The Setai, Miami Beach

The new suites at The Setai, Miami Beach promise family-friendly luxury, oceanfront happiness and multiple swimming pools for kids to play the day away.

The Setai, Miami Beach was voted “Best Hotel in Miami” by readers of Condé Nast Traveler in November 2013 and with very good reason. Between the achingly cool Art Deco strip along South Beach, the eclectic mix of fabulous restaurants in Little Havana and the endless miles of sandy beaches that wrap around the...

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Children surfing

The St Moritz Hotel

With the St. Moritz hotel you can satisfy everyone from spa goddesses to budding surfers, keen fishermen and even tiny babies.

The St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall is a stunning property right on the edge of Greenaway Beach, that pays as much attention to its little guests as it does their parents. There are sweeping penthouses, apartments and villas to choose from (aside from the hotel rooms) that offer self-catering options, ideal if away as a...

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Mosaic Palais Aziza & Spa hotel terrace

Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa Hotel

A stunning and very luxurious family-friendly hotel in the coveted Palmerie area of Marrakech.

The stunning Mosaic Palais Aziza and Spa Hotel in the exclusive Palmerie area of the city promises to allow parents some romantic time alone while keeping children very well occupied. Between the camel rides, the organised visits to the souk (which you’ll appreciate if you’ve never been before – you can get...

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The Pig on the Beach exterior

The Pig on the Beach

The Pig on the Beach is a blissful, beautiful and very well curated country house hotel in, arguably, one of England's most beautiful spots.

The Pig on the Beach is by no means the runt of the litter.  Securing a reservation (be it room, lunch or dinner) at the newest addition to the phenomenally successful (four-fold) hotel group might require some perseverance, but stick with it.  Its creators have adhered to a tried and tested blueprint: rambling...

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Gleneagles exterior


An iconic Scottish hotel that offers an eye-watering array of activities, Michelin-starred food and, unsurprisingly, world-class golf.

Set across 850 acres of stunning Scottish countryside, Gleneagles offers far more than the world class golf for which it's associated. And with so much space and land comes a wealth of things to do, making this luxury hotel an excellent option for family holidays. There is an on-site equestrian centre, clay shooting...

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The Pig Near Bath bedroom

The Pig near Bath

Enviable interiors, cosy fireplaces, locally sourced cuisine and friendly staff define the stunning Pig Country House Hotel near Bath and Bristol.

The latest and greatest offering from the clever folk behind The Pig Hotels already open in Brockenhurst and Southampton, this gorgeous country house hotel emerges from amongst a deer park and rolling Somerset hills most memorably. Stunning interiors welcome you with open arms as you walk into the lobby through a...

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The Hotel Claris Barcelona

The Hotel Claris Barcelona

A classic but very up-to-date Barcelona great, The Hotel Claris has lots of family-friendly considerations and a central, yet peaceful, address.

Located a short walk north from Barcelona's official central hub, The Place de Catalunya, The Hotel Claris Barcelona resides on on Pau Claris (a gorgeous tree-lined avenue that runs parallel to the retail haven that is Passeig de Gracia). The hotel has existed for years but, thanks to a refurbishment just a few years...

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