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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.

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