For those of you that read my first article, you will know that I’m doing a mini series of articles about the best bits of Danesfield House for families.
This gorgeous luxury hotel is right on our doorstep and I know that I for one, hadn’t been making the most of it. So to change that, I’m sharing all that’s fab for families at Danesfield. To help me with this I’ve enlisted the help of my 2 energetic boys, Ollie and Charlie to test out what fun there really is to be had for 3 and 6 year olds!
Danesfield House have also given Marlow Mum’s readers a fab exclusive special offer and the chance to WIN a fantastic ‘all in’ overnight spa package for two people. Scroll down towards the bottom of the page to see the details.
Behind the grand front of the hotel sits a glorious array of gardens and woods to explore. We started off looking at the fish in the ponds and exploring the impressive tunnels before following the footpath down into the woods.
We did a circular walk roughly along the perimeter of the accessible grounds. The kids were occupied on their constant quest to find the perfect ‘gun stick’ in between ever optimistically looking for climbable trees!
On the route there is a really pretty stream with places to sit and enjoy the vista – that is if you have children old enough to be trusted not to fall into the stream!! For us, we kept a close eye whilst the kids tested out every possible route across the stream, back again and across again. It was pretty safe as streams go but none the less, I was relieved when I could gently persuade them to move on (without being ‘kill joy’ mum!)
A point of interest is the board telling visitors all about the ‘Iron Age Hill Fort’. The Fort was thought to exist between 2000 and 2700 years ago. The kids were fascinated by the idea of people living right there in houses made of mud and we enjoyed pretending to be very knowledgeably about the Iron Age Era 🙂
After looping through the woods we went back to the lawns. The fallen tree provided at least 20 mins worth of exploring from climbing and jumping to bug hunting.
After all the fresh air and antics we headed up to the hotel for refreshments. As it was such a lovely day we sat on the terrace, the boys enjoying very indulgent hot chocolates whilst we cooled off with a cheeky glass of wine.
We didn’t eat but there is a children’s menu and on a nice sunny day it would be perfect sitting outside on the terrace, whilst the kids can enjoy playing or kicking a football around on the lawn whilst waiting for their food to arrive.
For me, I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful and peaceful surroundings whilst the kids got to explore and adventure. A perfect family outing 🙂
Your chance to win a luxurious overnight stay and Spa Package at Danesfield House!!!
The series will finish with a prize draw giving a fantastic opportunity to win an overnight stay and spa package at Danesfield House for 2 people. This amazing prize will include:
– Use of the spa facilities at Spa Illuminata Danesfield House throughout your stay
– A bespoke 50 minute introductory treatment combining a Jasmine Power Boost facial followed by a Tranquillity Scalp Massage to ease away tension and strains
– A delicious three-course dinner from the Du Jour Menu at The Restaurant
– Overnight stay in a Deluxe Room with river views and Full English Breakfast
To enter the prize draw:
You need to do 2 things to enter the draw.
1. ‘Like’ Danesfield House on facebook
2. Take a picture of yourself at Danesfield House between now and the summer. Then post the pic on the Marlow Mums facebook page on the “Up at Danesfield” post as a comment. Let’s see how creative you can get! There will be special prizes for the most creative.
Look out for my next article to find out more about family friendly activities at Danesfield House and get your exclusive special offer. You can then use the offer whilst you are there experiencing Danesfield House and taking a pic of yourself to enter the prize draw (see below!)
I’ll let you know when the next article comes out via my monthly newsletter and social media. Make sure you are signed up and ‘like’ the MarlowMums.com Facebook page and Instagram feed.
Special offers and inspiration…
The Danesfield Gin Bar
Relax on The Terrace during the height of summer at the Danesfield Summer Gin Bar from 13th May-1st September.
With thousands of flavours to discover, you’ll find some of the best at The Danesfield Gin Bar. There may be many of them, but this year Danesfield have chosen 5 very special Gins to compliment their Gin Bar, so sit back relax, enjoy and let the summer B’Gin…
Recover & Release Tensions Bamboo Massage
Deep tissue massage powered by using actual bamboo canes in a roller-like fashion, designed to relieve the stress whilst stretching and elongating muscles to relieve all sorts of aches and pains. This is an all-body rejuvenating massage treatment!
**SPECIAL OFFER** £75 for 50 minute massage quote ‘Marlow Mums’ (regular price is £109)
Summer Set Lunch
From Monday 13th May, Danesfield House launch a special summer lunch offer. This is 2 courses for £20 or 3 courses for £25 Monday to Friday between 12-2pm. You can also upgrade your 3 courses to include a glass of Louis Pommery for £30.
**READERS EXTRA** quote ‘Marlow Mums’ to get a complimentary tea or coffee after your lunch