For under-8s, indoors there’s a Wii, a library, TV and DVD selection, plenty of Lego, a dolls’ house and train set, and several play areas, including a crafts room and a kitchen. Outside, there’s a sandpit, basketball and a playhouse (oh, and 240 acres to run around in). The Chill Den has a Wii and Xbox, 3DTV, air hockey, table tennis, pool and football tables. There’s a packed calendar of art classes, nature trails, treasure hunts, tea parties, t-shirt making classes, sports days, dress-up and the ilk. Add to that all the outdoor activities on tap at Coworth (football, croquet, riding, biking, tennis), and it’s unlikely you’ll need to take advantage of the hotel’s proximity to Thorpe Park (www.thorpepark.com) and Legoland (www.legoland.co.uk).
The children’s menu (served at the Barn and at Restaurant Coworth Park) features locally sourced treats, such as home-made chicken nuggets and peas, Coworth Park beefburgers and macaroni cheese. Highchairs are available, packed lunches can be provided, and staff are more than happy to heat baby food or milk. Family dining times are from 6–7:30pm for under-8s at Restaurant Coworth Park and the Spatisserie welcomes little Smiths from 9–11am and 5–6:30pm daily.