Best places to honeymoon with a baby in the UK and Europe
Holidays should never feel like hard work, even with tots in tow and especially on your honeymoon. These days, many of us are tying the knot after having a baby, but that doesn’t mean a romantic escape is off the cards. You may have a baby or a toddler hanging around your neck, but you can still prolong the passion after your big day at one of these knockout hotels.
By Helen Warwick
1/5 Calcot Manor, UK
This very grown-up Cotswolds pad could have easily become lazy and rested on its good-looking laurels. But Calcot Manor has, in fact, got the full package. Family suites with separate kids’ rooms? Check. Free and round-the-clock baby listening service? Check. Babysitting? Check. A whizz-banger of a creche for everyone from newborns to 14 year olds? Check. There’s also baking for mini masterchefs, a Segway safari, nature trails, a mini football pitch, cycling and an assault course.
Rooms have been ‘toddler-proofed’, with covered plugs sockets and child safety gates, while the family cottage only allows access for families and a safety exit button prevents children ‘escaping’. Food-wise, there’s the Gumstool with spruced-up pub classics or the more refined Conservatory; but tots can dine on daily-changing menus served at times to suit them. And as soon as your little ones are napping, make a break for it and slip into the spa.