07/05/2010 23:18 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Best Deals For Families At UK Hotels

So if that volcanic ash cloud that just won't go away has put you off flying to your family holiday, here's a look at what a range of UK hotels have to offer:

If you've ever joked that family friendly resorts are your idea of hell, how about a trip to Hell Bay to make you change your mind? Hell Bay Hotel on Bryher, Isles of Scilly is running a special for families over the next few months where kids go free if sharing the family room. They also offer a baby listening service, have a chicken coop where they will encourage children to get involved, picking their own freshly laid eggs that chef will cook up for them. There are shrimp net activities, again encouraging kids to get involved so chef can cook up their finds.

Around the UK, Macdonald Hotels & Resorts special Spring offer includes up to 30% off over the Spring season, plus special vouchers to redeem within the hotel, at any of its four and five star properties in the UK and Spain. The Spring offer includes:

  • Two children up to the age of 12 going free – accommodation and breakfast.
  • A £10 voucher (per room, per night) for weekend stays, and £15 (per room, per night) for mid week stays. Voucher can be redeemed against a choice of golf, spa treatments or dinner
Macdonald Hotels also has a special Legoland offer, see here for more details.
Also running a Legoland offer is the Bird in Hand Hotel near Maidenhead. The new three-night Bird In Hand Legoland Windsor package starts from £295. Prices include bed and breakfast accommodation at this lovely 600 year old country inn, a two-day pass to Legoland and VAT. For further information tel: 01628 826622 or visit

The Bath Arms has a number of special offers including discounts on tickets to Longleat.

Elite Hotels, a group of historic and country house hotels in the South East of England, is extending an offer of 2 for 1 on room nights until 30 June 2010, meaning guests can enjoy a break and invite friends or family to join free of charge.

In Eastbourne, the Grand Hotel is offering jungle-inspired breaks with its We're a Family... Get Us Out of Here package, which includes an Amazon survival day.

In Torquay, TLH Leisure Resort is a complex of 4 hotels set around central leisure facilities - often described as a cruise ship that is permanently moored on the English Riviera - actually only about 5 minutes' walk from the seafront in Torquay. Lots of different offers and packages for families of all ages, so take a look at the website here. They have a huge amount to offer families of all ages from tots to teens, with the beauty of having a choice of accommodation on a single 7 acre site - something to suit all tastes and budgets.

The Goldthorn Hotel & Leisure Club, Wolverhampton has a Family Explorer Package at £190 for two nights which includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation in a family room
  • 2 day pass to either Cadburys, West Midland Safari Park or the Black Country Museum
  • 3 course dinner in the restaurant on both nights
  • Full English breakfast on both mornings

Hatherton Country House Hotel, Stafford has a Family Expedition Package (from £225) which includes:

  • 2 Nights accommodation in one of our family rooms
  • 1 day pass to Drayton Manor Park
  • 3 course dinner in the restaurant on both nights
  • Full English breakfast on both mornings

Sands Resort in Cornwall is offering free places for up to two children (under 7) per family on selected dates between now and mid-October. Prices start at £100 per room per night. Facilities include sports, a maze, two pools and a children's club.

In London, The Metropolitan, on Park Lane has two special family offers:
Honey I Brought the Kids: 1 night in two interconnecting rooms; champagne for adults and milkshakes and cookies for the kids; Nintendo Wii set up; and a 'Children's Box of Delights'. £529 per night for 2 rooms
Met Mum-to-Be: 1 night with a healthy breakfast for two; 1hr COMO Shambhala Pregnancy Massage; and a COMO Shambhala 'Purify' Hydrating Mist and tote bag. £319 per night per room. Lovely for a bit of special pampering before you have your baby.

And finally, if you're in the mood for a special break, Claridges in London has a special Family Heaven offer running all this year. It includes two rooms for the price of one, champagne and smoothies and use of games consoles. Rates from £545.

Leave a comment below if you know of a UK hotel with a good offer for families