We never forget that parents need a little time out and pampering too, which is why we offer free childcare and children’s activities, meaning grown ups can relax with a spa treatment, a candlelit dinner or some feet-up time reading the paper.
Offering a warm welcome to families isn’t just about providing bibs, cots and highchairs – though of course, we’re well stocked with the essentials. More importantly, we expect you to make yourselves at home and treat our hotel like your own family pile.
We want children to be curious, active and adventurous: collect eggs (in the warmer months) from the ducks and chickens in Roald Dahl’s ‘Chicken House No 1’, explore our Good Life garden, get lost in the grass maze during long summer days, pet Simon the rabbit and make a splash in our indoor pool and summer outdoor pool (open May to September). Join us for Apple Day in October, when the children can take part in crushing the apples and making juice from the fruits of our orchard.
While we encourage and inspire you to spend precious time as a family, we never expect you to compromise on quality because you have children in tow. With two hours’ complimentary childcare for each day of your stay, and a free baby-listening system, you can take some well-deserved time as a couple, sipping champagne on the terrace or chilling out in the spa. Alternatively, let us know when booking, and we can organise a babysitter in your room.
On Sunday mornings there’s also the Children’s Breakfast Club. Your children are picked up from your room at 8am, leaving you to indulge in that much needed lie in, a quiet breakfast a deux or a relaxing spa treatment. Please pre-book as, unsurprisingly, this is very popular.
Here are just some of the things we do at Woolley Grange to make life easy with babies, toddlers and older children:
Baby friendly hotels create baby friendly holidays (and very happy parents). At Woolley Grange, we like to make life easy for you.
- Baby listening and babysitting Use our complimentary baby-listening system and enjoy a grown-up dinner date. If your child wakes up or makes a noise, the listening panel at reception will be immediately alerted. If you prefer, we can organise a babysitter – usually our own child care team. (Please note that there is an additional charge for the babysitting service – call us to discuss your requirements).
- Baby equipment We like your holiday to start before you’ve even left home, so we make packing easy. We’ll liaise with you before you arrive to ensure your room is equipped with every item you need, including cots, nappy bins, changing mats and bottle warmers. We also offer a bottle cleaning and sterilising service. Please ask if there’s anything else you need. Around the hotel, you’ll find useful baby equipment,such as changing mats in our spa, and bibs in our restaurant.
- Baby bottles We can heat bottles and bring fresh morning and evening milk to your room, free of charge. Our chef is also happy to provide pureed food: just let us know a little in advance.
- Creche Babies from 12 weeks are welcome at our well-equipped, Ofsted-registered Woolley Bears Den, with two hours of complimentary childcare on each day of your stay.
- Baby Breakfast Club If you book on our Baby’s First Stay Away break, we offer a Baby Breakfast Club on the Wednesday morning. Your baby is picked up from your room at 8am leaving you to enjoy a fabulous lie in, a civilised breakfast or a relaxing spa treatment.
- Baby’s First Swim Also as part of our Baby’s First Stay Away break on the Tuesday morning, a qualified baby swim instructor will guide you and your baby through your Baby’s First Swim lesson.
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Having a fantastic toddler friendly holiday is possible – all you need to do is find a toddler friendly hotel. Thankfully, we’re dedicated to making your stay delightfully stress free.
- Children’s club Toddlers love spending time in our Woolley Bears Den. While you head off for some precious adults-only time, they can enjoy up to two hours of complimentary childcare.
- Toddler equipment To make packing easy, we’ll liaise with you before arrival so that your room is stocked with everything you need, including bed guards and potties.
- Children’s dining Our Children’s High Tea is served at 5pm each day; a time when you can relax with a drink and nibbles. If you prefer to sit down together, family dining takes place from 6pm. Choose from a special younger ones’ menu, complete with parent favourites such as ‘hiding vegetable’ sauces.
- 'Time for you' Toddler break This break is especially designed for tired mums and dads. There's 4 hours of childcare per day in the lovely Woolley Bears Den, a Toddler Breakfast Club on a Friday morning (allowing you that much needed lie-in), baby listening whilst you dine a deux and a luxurious spa treatment too. Take a look.
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Find the right child friendly hotel and an unforgettable holiday suddenly seems so easy. At Woolley Grange, we’ve got it all taken care of.
- Children’s menu Our older children’s menu features a wide range of age-appropriate dishes to tempt even the fussiest of eaters. Family dining is from 6pm in our restaurant, or if you’ve got hungry little ones, our children’s high tea is served from 5pm.
- Woolley Bears Den Children up to 8 years old can spend two free hours in our Den each day. As well as toys, games, and dressing up, there are daily activity sessions to take part in (please see schedule below).
- Hen House The Hen House provides a perfect escape for older children, with a pool table, computer games and wide screen TV.
To take a look at our suites and interconnecting rooms, perfect for families with older children, click here.