4 family holidays (with ‘no adult’ dens for the kids)

Who needs swings when you have this old yellow Mercedes in the playground at Fellah Hotel in Morocco?

A good family holiday isn’t just about the adults squeezing in some time off; children need their own space too. That’s why we love this cool holiday accommodation from i-escape.com/kids – with special den hideaways for the kids (no adults allowed!)

The Surf Shack Den, Villa Ippocampi, CreteGR072_Villa_Ippocampi_161732_2MB_071215

This place is a small family-friendly hotel near Crete’s north coast. The suites have kitchenettes and there are sofa-beds in the living rooms for extra sleeping space. The little ones will love the sociable pool and their very own surf-shack play house where they can escape those tiresome adults and have some much needed, er, ‘me-time’.

Prices from £81 per room per night, based on 2 people sharing on a B&B basis. www.i-escape.com/villa-ippocampi

Den Building at Calcot Manor Hotel, Gloucestershire

Calcot manor den making

Mummy and Daddy can sip something chilled in the hot tub whilst the little ones enjoy a den-building session at Calcot Manor in the Cotswolds. There’s also a spa, indoor and outdoor pools (with kids’ sessions), tennis courts and bikes to borrow. With nannies on tap, an inside play zone and a gaming room for older children, the options are endless to keep families amused. The hotel even has its own pub for everyone to have high tea together.

Prices from £219 per room per night, based on a family of 4 sharing on a B&B basis. www.i-escape.com/calcot-manor-hotel

The Mercedes Den, Fellah Hotel, MoroccoMC083_Fellah_Hotel_149664_769KB_160715

Only 10 miles from Marrakech is the Fellah Hotel with just 10 villas – ideal for families big and small. This place is heaven for kids with its full programme of activities during the school holidays including cooking classes, painting, and storytelling around the campfire. Den wise… kids will love the old yellow Mercedes in the playground and a rustic treehouse to play in.

Prices from £135 per room per night, based on a family of 4 sharing a Deluxe Room on a B&B basis. www.i-escape.com/fellah-hotel

Gypsy Caravan Den, The New Forest Cottage, HampshireUK154_New_Forest_EcoCottage_157437_848KB_131015

This funky 4-bedroom cottage has it all: contemporary interiors and an additional cabin sleeping up to 4 in the garden. Younger guests will love the playroom in the stables, the ride-on toys, the skipping ropes, the huge variety of games – and of course, their very own gypsy caravan which can be moved around the garden.

Prices from £171 per night, based on 6-10 people sharing the house on an accommodation-only basis.


To view the full i-escape Kids Collection and to book any of the properties featured, please visit www.i-escape.com/kids


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