The best spa breaks with kids

Not all spa destinations are family friendly, but these hotels will welcome you and your child, whether they are six or 16.


Girl having a spa treatment at Fowey Hall, Luxury Family Hotels

Hotel Savoy, Florence

For a side serving of culture with your spa experience, head to the Hotel Savoy in Florence. This Rocco Forte-owned property exudes full-on glamour.

Sitting next to one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the Duomo, you can combine a weekend of sightseeing, pizza and gelato with pampering.

Views from the fifth-floor spa are some of the best in the city and they offer spa treatments that can be adapted for children, as well as a parent and child massage.

Rooms cost from around £470 B&B or Private Spa Suite packages start at around £670 including two massages or facials. 

Four Seasons, Megève

With the largest spa in Europe, the Four Seasons Megève is hard to beat, winter or summer — even if you’re not a skier or snowboarder, the Alpine air and gorgeous views are just as tempting in the summer months.

The hotel offers treatments suitable for children including facials, massage, mani/pedis and its “max relax” treatment, which includes an organic face and body treatment finishing with a smoothie tasting.

In case your teen needs time out from mummy-daughter time, the hotel has a dedicated area with video games and home theatre too. Rooms cost from around £510 in summer, with child treatments from around £80.

​Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall

The Little ishga wellness programme at recently refurbished Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall is designed especially for children, featuring everything from mini-facials to massages tailored to your daughter’s age, with treatments developed by Scottish seaweed-based beauty brand ishga.

There are also four brand new suites on top of the newly renovated spa, all with sea views and private balconies plus an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the sea. Rooms cost from £225.

​Martinhal, Sagres

Beach bunnies will love this family-friendly resort spa on Portugal’s Algarve coast. In the summer months you can pick from a huge list of activities at Martinhal Sagres, including swimming in one of their five pools, cycling, paddleboarding, horse riding, fitness classes and jeep safaris before recovering in the spa.

It’s also open in winter for a less active but equally bonding mini-break. Teen pampering opportunities in the Finisterra spa include an introduction to skincare and massage. They’ll also advise on how to care for young skin and establish a beauty routine.

Double rooms cost from around £150, with mother and child treatments from around £70, and teen treatments from around £41.

Check out our review of Coquillade Provence resort in France for another mother-daughter bonding break

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