With Easter just around the corner, what better time to present our pick of the world’s best family friendly hotels. From the UK to the US, by way of France and Dubai, these exceptional properties offer harried parents the chance to swap ultra-planned days out and hectic childcare arrangements for 5* service as they hand over the reins to some of the best concierge teams in the business. To help curate an exceptional break tailored to the needs of every member of your family, give our team of experts a call on 0203 535 9290.

Gleneagles’ Children’s Welcome Experience, specially designed for guests aged 3-12, is a natural extension of the world-class hospitality for which Scotland’s legendary resort is renowned. Little ones will be treated to their own personalised check-in before being gifted an explorer’s passport and a bug hunting kit. As they explore the 850-acre estate, they can collect a series of stamps and receive uber-chic, specially designed Gleneagles merchandise. There is also a host of other experiences for the whole family to enjoy, from stable tours and falconry to tennis and golf camps.

Designed to inject fun and adventure into an urban family getaway, the Little VIP Club at The Lanesborough in London offers an innovative range of family-friendly activities for those under 16 to enjoy. During the hotel’s ‘Little Butler Bootcamp’, children from three upwards will learn how to perform traditional butler duties, such as setting the table and making the perfect cup of tea with the hotel’s expert team of butlers. Other treats available to young guests-in-residence include horse riding in Hyde Park, treasure hunts and dedicated ‘splash hours’ in the pool at The Lanesborough Club & Spa.


A long-time family favourite, young guests visiting Le Bristol Paris are singled out for special treatment from the minute they walk through the door. Hotel mascot, Hippolyte the rabbit, will greet them with an exclusive welcome package including a soft toy, cookies and a mini bathrobe. A Kids’ Club in partnership with luxury French children’s fashion house, Bonpoint, features teepees for a secret hideaway, chalkboard walls, electric car tracks, dolls houses and a menagerie of stuffed animals. Magical experiences around Paris can also be organised, including an exclusive tour of the city in a Cinderella-style horse drawn carriage.

Located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah, Raffles The Palm Dubai is one of the city’s most favoured addresses. A beacon of palatial luxury, the property also excels when it comes to families, with a kids’ club that offers a bespoke entertainment programme that invites little guests to explore art, nature and culture. Raffles The Palm Dubai is home to a variety of well-appointed family rooms and private villas, as well as a child-height Young Voyager buffet table inside the flagship international restaurant, Le Jardin. Outside of the hotel, families can discover some of the city’s main attractions, including sprawling waterparks such as Aquaventure and Wild Wadi which offer thrilling experiences for all ages.

Finally, with five hotel experiences set amongst 200 lake and oceanfront acres, South Florida’s most iconic resort, The Boca Raton, offers a variety of offerings for the entire family to enjoy. For children aged 4 to 12,  the signature kids’ club, Banyan, offers a programme of play, exercise, learning and crafting, from salsa dancing and yoga to origami and story time, that highlights the area’s unique culture. Other curated family activities include golf classes for all ages, a Junior Tennis programme, pools with three-storey water slides, a double surf wave simulator, surf lessons, boat rides and so much more.