For a family staycation with fun and relaxation aplenty, Stanbrook Abbey is the place to go. Bursting with character and joyful experiences, your family weekend getaway will be one to remember for years to come.

A unique destination

A former Grade II listed monastery dating back to the 16th century, Stanbrook Abbey is as unique as it gets, packed with historic stories and individual features waiting to be explored by you and your loved ones.  

In the cellars of this countryside hotel, there is something special to discover behind every door. Take the games room for example, complete with table football, a cards table, a snooker room, a piano room, a snug area with flat-screen TV, and as many board games as you could wish for. Or there is the bake house, with its dedicated craft area. Adults may like to explore the wine cellar and tasting area once the kids are asleep…

What’s more, Stanbrook Abbey’s setting in a 26 acre private estate with some of the county’s finest scenery on its doorstep, makes it one of the best countryside hotels in the UK.

Always family orientated

Parents can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that all their children’s needs are catered for. From dedicated kids menus with activities to keep them entertained during dinner, to complimentary milk and cookies before bed, even the pickiest eaters will be won round.

For those with very little ones, we have cots, high chairs, changing mats and bottle warmers - everything you would expect to find in your home away from home. 

Old fashioned fun for all ages

Our partnerships with fellow family-owned, British brands Joules (whose characterful clothing and accessories are available to borrow during your stay) and Jaques of London (the oldest games company in the world) mean you enjoy the best of the best when it comes to family fun. We have croquet sets, chess, snakes and ladders and much more, ready to put you and your loved ones through your paces. 

Local attractions galore 

You will never be stuck for ideas on how to spend your time here, with so many attractions and activities on the doorstep. We are always happy to provide you with a delicious packed lunch or picnic to take with you on your day trips. Browse our staycation brochure or view some ideas for things to do with children to inspire your visit. 

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