Sometimes you just need to get away from it all and stay in a luxury hotel for a well-deserved break. This applies to hardworking parents more than anyone else, but the Catch-22 is that with a child in tow it can often be hard to enjoy a meal out while you’re away.
Will you be able to get into the restaurant with a two year old? Will they allow a buggy in the restaurant? Are there babysitters? But don’t worry, there are plenty of child-friendly hotels out there.
Worried about sticking out in a luxury hotel with a child in a buggy? Then check out the stylish iCandy Peach Chrome Nectar, as it is perfect for the job. The iCandy range has long been a favourite with A-listers from Zara Tindall to the Beckhams and Hollywood star Bradley Cooper, and with this pushchair you can look the part in any hotel restaurant.
Hereare four hotels where your iCandy pushchair and child will be as welcome as you are…
Coworth Park, Berkshire
Coworth Park is an ideal place to get away with your child, with over 240 acres of lawns, meadows and woodland providing ample space to go for a walk. Be prepared for any rugged terrain with the iCandy for Land Rover four wheel all-terrain pushchair. When you return, enjoy dinner made using quality British ingredients at The Barn, while your child dines alongside in comfort and style in the iCandy MiChair.
The Dorchester, Mayfair
The Dorchester may seem a surprising choice for an outing with children, but being a parent shouldn’t stop you enjoying the finer things, and The Grill at The Dorchester will happily accommodate you and your child. You can also take advantage of the iCandy Peach’s compact fold and tuck the pushchair neatly away so you can enjoy your family meal. Take in the striking Murano glass chandelier while indulging in one of the many sweet soufflés on offer.
Chewton Glen, New Forest
Over the years, Chewton Glen has evolved and expanded from a traditional country house retreat into a small resort. It offers plenty of options for parents with infants, such as a babysitting service and lots of children’s activities. Give The Dining Room a heads up and you can take your pushchair in before 8pm and dine on Quantock duck breast.
Palé Hall, North Wales
Lovingly restored by its two very hands-on owners, Palé Hall hotel is set in a 19thcentury Grade II-listed country house on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. With babysitters on hand and pushchairs allowed in the restaurant, it’s clear that children are welcome. Enjoy either the six- or 10-course tasting menu in the private dining room if you don’t want to worry about children around other diners.
iCandy MiChair costs £260, iCandy Peach
Chrome Nectar costs £999 and iCandy for Land
Rover Complete System costs £1,500, all from icandyworld.com
Images: Darrin Jenkins
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