Planning your family visit

The Grove is a child and parent-friendly hotel and we'd like to make your time with us as relaxed and stress-free as possible. From bikes to babysitting, bunk beds to ping pong, children-friendly menus to energy burning activities we are here to help you all get the most from your time with us at The Grove.

Before you arrive...

We know you have only just made your booking, but so that you don't miss out, we do ask that you confirm any Anouska's, babysitting, dining, spa or golf requests as soon as possible. Otherwise we may not be able to offer availability at the time you want.

Upon arrivalFamilies_suitcase

Pull up to the Main Reception and let our concierge team unload and park your car for you. Allowing you to check-in and get settled straight away. In your room, you will find complimentary refreshments, mini-bath robes and an age-relevant toy box for your use. We also have a library of films for viewing on-demand in your bedroom on our 42" televisions.

Where to eat?

We have three restaurants, each with its own individual style and atmosphere. For families we recommend The Stables where classic dishes are served in a relaxed setting or The Glasshouse where a delicious assortment of dishes (and desserts) will be a feast for the eyes.

Both restaurants offer a children's menu, or choose from the main menu (with a 50% discount for ages 3 - 12, under 3 are complimentary). To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend all dining reservations are confirmed prior to arrival.

Where to relax?

Head to Sequoia and immerse yourself in our luxury health club and spa. From an indulgent ESPA treatment to an invigorating workout, let our team of therapists soothe and stimulate all your senses. Sequoia's facilities are available for residents to enjoy at their leisure. Children (over 12 years of age) are able to swim in Sequoia at selected times, or use the Indoor Pool adjacent to Anouska's throughout the day.

Families_kiteWhere to play?

Our Championship golf course is hard to miss, and just in case you forget anything (or couldn't fit anything else in the car!) we have a golf shop loaded with equipment to buy or hire. We also run a host of golf instruction clinics, for young and old, so you have the perfect opportunity to learn or improve your game.

What to do?

Head outdoors and explore our 300 acres along our trails on foot or by bike. Complimentary bike hire available with bikes and helmets for children. We also have an indoor games room (in the West Wing) with classic arcade-style machines. Our Walled Garden is home to The Grove beach, outdoor pool, tennis courts and croquet lawn. Head into the Potting Shed (along the far end) for a game of table tennis, snooker or somewhere to sit and read the papers.

Where to go?

Whilst there is plenty to do on site, there are a number of nearby attractions for you to discover. From nearby Willows Farm and Whipsnade Zoo to the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - the Making of Harry Potter. Our Guest Services team will happily make arrangements on your behalf.


Anouska's is our onsite day nursery and creche operated by Old MacDonald's Day Nursery Group. With a host of stimulating activities, let us look after the kids for an hour or a day, whatever suits you. A fee of £10/hr per child applies and includes drinks, snacks and entertainment. Lunch is available for an additional £6/child (exc. weekends). Should you wish to enjoy a romantic evening in Colette's, or relax in our Mansion lounges, we can also arrange a babysitter for you.

If you would like any assistance with your upcoming visit at The Grove, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our Reservations Team on 01923 296010 or email:

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