Autumn is definitely here and winter is on its way. That may mean hibernating in certain places, but here in the UK it’s simply the best excuse to wrap kids up cosy and get the fun started everywhere from big windswept beaches to those mighty forests where leaf-kicking rules at this time of year.

Luxury Family Hotels couldn’t be more on board with your plans at the moment. Not only are their hotels dipped into classic seasonal loveliness – coast or countryside, your choice – they’re all perfect for an October half-term escape, anytime weekends, indulgent festive breaks, and even big family celebrations or effortless multi-gen Christmas holidays.

It almost goes without saying that LFH understand families. So kids are encouraged to be kids from Jacobean manor houses to Victorian mansions on the Cornish coast. Dogs are welcome guests in all of their hotels too. And although the outdoors is endlessly enticing, indoor pools, cinema rooms, Ofsted-registered crèches, hang-out space for older kids, teen spa pampering and heaps of holiday activities, mean even the chilliest winter days are guaranteed boredom-free.

And just in case you wondered, LFH also have a very understanding approach to giving you some time to yourself. You can look forward to free childcare for under eights, delightfully grown-up restaurants as well as family meal times, soothing spas and complimentary baby listening or easy to arrange babysitting, just in case you want a whole night off.

Where to go? All six Luxury Family Hotels have a character all of their very own, which is a big part of the charm. So take a minute, have a browse and see exactly how autumn and winter family breaks are shaping up from Cornwall to the Cotswolds this year.

Fowey Hall, Cornwall

Between its Wind in the Willows connections and wonderful seaside setting, Fowey Hall is prime territory for filling a family break with kid-size autumn excitement. Walks on Cornwall’s south coast beaches are thrilling at this time of year and handily the hotel keeps wellies by the door specifically for those adventures, as well as serving afternoon tea by the open fires on your return. And like all Luxury Family Hotels, Fowey firmly believes kids should be seen, heard and whatever else they feel like being, as long as they feel perfectly at home.

What kids love best about Fowey Hall

  • Heated indoor swimming pool, with toys and poolside beanbags.
  • Supervised play in the Four Bears Den for under eights.
  • Chill-space, movies and games for older kids.
  • Kid-friendly menus served all-day, kids high-tea every evening.
  • Fun family activities for Halloween and Christmas.
  • Dog-friendly, in the great country house tradition.

Why parents relax at Fowey Hall

  • Choice of family rooms, suites and interconnecting rooms.
  • Family-friendly spa.
  • Minutes from the nearest beach and the historic town of Fowey.
  • Two hours free childcare at Four Bears Den, every day of your stay.
  • Child-listening or babysitting available in the evening.
  • Grown up dinners in the Fowey Hall Restaurant.

How to get there
Fowey Hall Hotel sits on the Fowey Estuary overlooking the town of Fowey on Cornwall’s south coast.
Four hours, 30 minutes’ drive south west of central London

Deluxe Double Family Room, including breakfast and two hours free childcare, from £169 per night, based on a family of four.
Family Double Room, including breakfast and two hours free childcare, from £159 per night, based on a family of four.

Find out more about autumn and winter family breaks at Fowey Hall Hotel