Relax and unwind with the kids - it IS possible!
What better way is there to spend your holiday than relaxing in one of Britain's many luxury spas? And there's no reason your kids can't get in on the act too - Britain is home to lots of family friendly spas where the kids can get a taste of luxury too.
Where: Perthshire, Scotland
In the spa at the luxurious Gleneagles Hotel, your little ones can enjoy a ‘Little Miss' treatment- manicure, make-up and hair styling- so they feel just as important as you. If you've got teenagers in need of some pampering, you can treat them to one of the Teen Treatments (12-16 years), where they can pick from a manicure or make-up application. And with the children taken care of, you can unwind in the Turkish bath or therapy rooms.
Web: The Gleneagles Hotel
Set in 1,800 acres of glorious English parkland, the Ickworth Hotel is a fabulous retreat for adults and children alike. One of von Essen Hotel's Luxury Family Hotels, The Ickworth offers great children's activities like the supervised Four Bear's Den, table football, computer games, bikes and a huge adventure playground. And while they're busy, you can enjoy the spa's huge range of Aquae Sulis Retreat Treatments for mums and dads.
Web: The Ickworth Hotel
Where: near Newcastle
Visit the Serenity Spa at Seaham Hall, where water is used to pamper, indulge and relax you. Inspired by Feng Shui, the spa has over 45 different treatments to choose from, and a series of Day Rituals. There are also Teen Spa treatments for 13-16 year olds, so if your teens are tense, they can relax with one of the many treatments on offer, including deep-cleansing facials and a serenity wellbeing massage.
Web: Serenity Spa
Enjoy a day of complete relaxation at this boutique spa at the Vineyard at Stockcross. Lose yourself in the luxurious 5-star surroundings as you enjoy the spa's exclusive signature treatments. Indulge in a Choco Therapy Body Treatment and a Truffle Therapy Facial, and at the same time, your children can enjoy the ‘Early Starters' spa treatments, which include a children's facial, manicure and pedicure, leaving them feeling just as relaxed as you.
Web: The Vineyard at Stockcross
Where: Ayrshire, Scotland
This beautiful golf hotel with its world-class 18-hole course is a fantastic place to relax. The spa offers a 20-metre swimming pool with stunning views over the sea. And while you're enjoying the fabulous treatments including hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and holistic body care, the kids will be enjoying a woodland walk in the grounds with a teddy bear's picnic area, supervised owl encounters, archery and land yachting.
Web: Turnberry, A Luxury Collection Resort, Scotland
Center Parcs at Longleat Forest is the perfect place to take your family if you want to relax. Set in beautiful natural woodland, Longleat Forest offers first class leisure facilities for all the family. While the kids enjoy activities from archery to zip wire, you can take the opportunity to relax in the spa, where you can enjoy a range of treatments such as Cryatal Therapy, ‘Indulgence Day' and ‘Pamper Him'.
Web: Longleat Forest