You may think that luxury hotels and children do not mix. Well, we have noticed a new trend with some of the world’s most exclusive hotels starting to actively encourage our small ones to join in the party. For starters, throughout August, Raymond Blanc’s Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, located in the Oxfordshire village of Great Milton, is offering free accommodation and dinner for children up to the age of twelve so families can indulge in a luxurious summer break.

The grounds at Le Manoir are a young explorer’s dream, and children can go on gastronomic expeditions from the orchards to the mushroom valley to the kitchen gardens or play a game of croquet whilst parents join in or observe from the nearby terrace. A break for food lovers of course, with family dinner served at the two Michelin-starred restaurant. An opulent fantasy hotel it is, and whether you opt for the rooms in the main house or a suite with a private garden, the kids will think they’ve gone to Wonderland!

This classic family escape starts from £740 per room per night and includes complimentary extra beds for children, children’s dinner menu, a sumptuous French breakfast for the whole family as well as their very own Le Manoir teddy bear to take home. For more information and reservations please visit www.manoir.com.