This summer needs to tick all the boxes, especially for those holidaying at home. And how better to make this happen than with good old fashioned family fun!

We have collaborated with the oldest games company in the world, Jaques of London, to bring you even more joy as you as you holiday in the UK and reunite with family and friends at a Hand Picked hotel, for a fabulous ‘Summer of Fun’.

Founded in 1795, Jaques is a British family-owned and run company that has been passed down from father to son for eight generations, and is responsible for inventing many instantly recognisable and much-loved games such as croquet, ping pong, and snap to name but a few.

We are delighted to offer some of Jaques’ most popular games in a selection of our historic hotels, perfect for entertainment during family breaks. Challenge your loved ones to the classics; croquet, snakes and ladders, quoits or giant dominoes – as you bask in the most beautiful parts of the UK. Come rain or shine and whether you are eight or eighty, we are bringing people together for good nostalgic, feel-good fun.

Jaques games and family stays are in full swing at…

Rookery Hall, Cheshire

A wonderful holiday venue for all the family, this historic country house features a health club and spa, and has 38 acres of land to explore.


Ettington Park, Warwickshire

A grand neo-gothic mansion set within 40 acres, just six miles from Shakespeare’s birthplace of Stratford-upon-Avon. 


Rhinefield House, Hampshire

Nestled deep in the New Forest National Park, Rhinefield has an outdoor pool and a 2AA Rosette restaurant.