Your family

Hospitality is at the core of ‘Luxury Family’ life and our job at The Elms is to look after you and your family, to ensure you have a stay to remember. Being a Luxury Family Hotel, all our facilities are family friendly; whether they are infants, children, parents or even grandparents, you’ll find something to keep the whole family entertained.

Little People

We understand that if your children are happy, so are you. Therefore, children are always warmly welcomed, making your life easier and ensuring that they have a fantastic time.

For youngsters between three months and eight years, we offer the complimentary Ofsted registered Den. We also offer babysitting and listening services, high tea, baby equipment and toys and games galore. For older children there are a host of local activities on offer and within the hotel, the opportunity to absorb themselves in classic family movies, the latest video games or to team up for more traditional pastimes such as table football, tennis or croquet.

And for all children there are fantastic menus, family swimming pool open at all times for a splash and welcoming hotel and grounds to embrace.

Bears Den Crèche
All parents need a break now and again, so book the children into the crèche and see just how much they love the space too!

With a fantastic range of indoor and outdoor activities available to three month old babies up to eight year olds, the Bears Den is a fun environment for kids to go wild! The fully qualified staff adapt the daily session activity to best suit that of the children’s ages and interests to keep all kids fully focused and give them the very best two hours' enjoyment away from their parents.

Not comfortable leaving the little ones for the first time, or they just don’t settle? Not a problem; you are more than welcome to stay with your children in the crèche for as long as it takes them to feel at home.

Grown Ups

We strive to make your family feel completely at home, allowing parents some grown up time to yourselves to really relax.

The Elms offers the balance for adults to enjoy family time with the children yet still have some ‘me time’.  Indulge in some well deserved pampering in the spa with luxurious treatments and time in the thermal suite. Chill out in the gardens with a good book and relish the adult a la carte dining to remember what a grown up meal out is like. We take care of the children while you take care of yourselves.

Family Rooms

Our rooms, whether sharing with the children or staying in interconnecting, give families all the facilities and space they need for a luxury family getaway.

With 23 very individual bedrooms, we can find one to exactly suit your requirements. If it’s a king-size bed you’re after, a fantastic view, separate sleeping area for the kids or a quiet room, we can advise which room will best accommodate you.

All family rooms are fitted with our baby listening monitors to give parents the peace of mind their child is sleeping soundly so you can relax elsewhere in the house. Additional cots and Z-beds with bedding are provided free of charge for all children. Changing mats and nappy bins come as standard for babies and bottle warmers, sterilizers and fridges are available on request.

Outside Play

When the weather is fine, escape the confines of the hotel's lounges and embrace the fresh air in the beautiful gardens and surrounding countryside.

During the summer months the gardens at The Elms are the perfect place to let the kids tire themselves on the various bikes and trikes, outdoor adventure playground, on the trampoline or racing around the fairy trail whilst you keep a watchful eye from the patio, enjoying an alfresco lunch or refreshing drink.

We have a variety of walks mapped out for you close to the hotel, so if you’re into exploring further than the end of the garden, we can direct you to the one best suited to your ability and children’s ages.

Family Spa

The Spa at The Elms has boasts a balance between adult only tranquility and family fun with a wide range of facilities.

Spend hours on end in the pool area where kids are warmly welcomed all day, every day; no time restrictions here! Let them enjoy splashing around in the indoor swimming pool and relax in the hydro pool. The adults-only thermal suite is the perfect retreat for weary parents to get some peace and quiet and is perfect pre or post therapy.

As part of the spa, the Garden Cafe offers families relaxed dining from an exciting all-day menu.  With no need to change out of your robes, how much more could you feel at home?