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5 school summer holidays suggestions for every type of LGBTI family

5 school summer holidays suggestions for every type of LGBTI family

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Forget the hassle of packing the kids up to go abroad – especially stressful in the school summer holidays, when prices soar and everywhere you go is teeming with tourists. Hoseasons specializes in great family holidays in the UK, where you can rent your own cosy cabin and do as little or as much as you like.

Holiday parks can come with a mix of self-catering options and on-site restaurants, plus facilities including gyms and spas. Many lodges are pet-friendly, too. And the company’s LGBTI-focused advertising campaign, launched last year, means you can expect a holiday company that embraces diversity. Here are our top picks for where to have a hassle-free family holiday this summer.


1 For outdoorsy families: Tilford Woods Lodge Retreat

A secluded spot in the idyllic Surrey Hills, this is the place for families who love getting stuck into their surroundings. There are plenty of fantastic country hikes to choose from, and friendly local pubs to relax in afterwards. Log cabins come with hot tubs to revive those muscles after a day out and about, and some even have saunas. Also, as Tilford Woods is part of Hoseasons’s Wanderwood collection, pets can stay here for free.


2 For a seaside escape: Woodside Bay Lodge Retreat

Brand new this year, Woodside Bay Lodge sits by the sea on the Isle of Wight, not far from the island’s main port town of Cowes. There’s a shingle beach right by the holiday park and lovely sea views over the Solent from the cabins. As well as enjoying that sea air, there are nature trails nearby for an amble, and lots to see on the island itself. Kids will love a trip to the Garlic Farm, where parents can brave a garlic beer. There’s also a spa treatment lodge and and a variety of restaurants to choose from, including an outdoor safari BBQ experience.


3 For pure relaxation: Hawkchurch Resort & Spa

Go back to nature at this soothing resort on the Dorset-Devon border. Encircled by gorgeous green hills and plunging valleys, the setting alone is enough to relax you into blissful reverie. But snap out of it long enough to visit the Ezina Spa – an indulgent space to unwind (over 16s only). The Jurassic Coast is within easy reach if you fancy a day at the beach, and there’s plenty to do in the local area (such as the Axe Valley Wildlife Park), making this the ideal break for families with older kids.


4 For a semi-city break: Bath Mill Lodge Retreat

Just three miles from the national treasure that is Bath, this five-star retreat offers luxury lodges, a scenic stream that runs right through the park, and top cuisine served in a charming 350-year-old mill house. Set in pretty woodland, it’s a great combination of rustic retreat and easy city break. A day out in Bath will entertain the kids with its combination of old Roman ruins, elegant Georgian architecture and famous ‘Bath buns’. (No giggling at the back.)


5 For a sporty getaway: Bainland Lodges

With lodges scattered throughout wide, green parkland close to a small village in rural Lincolnshire, this is where the kids can really let off some steam. There’s tennis, badminton, fencing, archery and cycle hire all on offer – so by the end of the day, little ones should be worn out enough to give you some peace. The WaterWalkerz – zorb balls that let the kids ‘walk on water’ – are particularly popular.

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