London and Ascot half-term fun

September 13, 2018

As we head towards October half-term, we have all the ideas you need for a fun-filled family break in and around London and rural Ascot. Let the entertainment begin!

The Dorchester

On our doorstep

Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea

This half term at The Dorchester, we’re recreating the magical world of Sleeping Beauty. Young dancers from the English National Ballet School will be performing during a very special Sleeping Beauty Afternoon Tea. Dine on cakes inspired by the story while dancers pirouette and plié around the tables, stopping to share tales with the little ones. There’ll also be face-painting and appearances from characters such as Princess Aurora.

Out and about in London

Bond in Motion

Enjoy half-term in style at the London Film Museum with Bond in Motion, an exhibition featuring James Bond vehicle memorabilia. See the largest official collection of original props and cars from the films, including the famous Aston Martin DB5 seen in GoldenEye and the Rolls-Royce Phantom III that stars in Goldfinger.

Until December 31

A little drive away

“A perfect family day that my children thoroughly enjoyed” – Paul Pritchard, Head Butler

Eltham Palace and Gardens

In the run up to Halloween at Eltham Palace, one of London’s most spectacular Art Deco buildings, experience ‘Eerie Eltham’. Spooky entertainment for kids includes taking part in creative pumpkin carving sessions, listening to spine-tingling stories, and dressing up for a chance to win their scary costume competition.

October 22 ‒ 26

45 Park Lane

On our doorstep

CUTcakes & Tea

Settle down for a family afternoon tea like no other with our CUTcakes & Tea experience at 45 Park Lane. Feast on wagyu beef sliders and black truffle grilled cheese, before moving onto sweet delights including strawberry milkshake, s’mores, and macarons artfully disguised as cheeseburgers. Your children will also receive a kids’ art book as a gift when you stay with us.

London 45 Park Lane CUT Cakes Table Set Up - Landscape

Out and about in London

“Something I’ve taken my girls to do and they loved it” – David McIntyre, Executive Chef

Be a spy in Mayfair

Take your family on a self-guided spy mission by downloading a top secret trail from Treasure Trails. Starting and ending at Green Park, you’ll follow the trail to solve clues and crack the code. Learn about London along the way by exploring the city’s beautiful squares, gardens and embassies.

A little drive away

Hampton Court

After exploring the incredible history of Hampton Court Palace, it’s time to venture out to the gardens where you’ll discover the UK’s oldest hedge maze. After all these years it’s still as intriguing as ever, challenging you to find your way to the centre, and out again!

Until December 31

Coworth Park

On our doorstep

Horse-riding and swimming

For a wonderful countryside pastime, visit Coworth Park for equestrian lessons. With one-to-one or group lessons in basic riding, dressage or jumping, you’ll soon learn to master a hack around our picturesque parkland. Our friendly ponies are suitable for all ages, and our spa’s swimming pool offers family-friendly morning and afternoon swimming sessions for kids.

Out and about in Windsor

Windsor Castle

Following the excitement of this year’s royal wedding, Windsor Castle has announced a special exhibition, A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. See Prince Harry’s Household Calvary uniform and Megan’s elegant wedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy. After the exhibition, take a tour around the castle and discover its captivating history.

Until January 6

A little drive away

“This is the perfect outing for the family” – Lucy Cook, Kids Manager

Odds Farm

Meet and greet a wonderful variety of animals at Odds Farm in nearby High Wycombe. They’ll introduce you to their lambs, rabbits, pigs and goats, plus the chance to milk cows and collect eggs from the hens. During October there’s pumpkin carving and a Halloween festival with a crafty trick or treat walk.

October 20 ‒ 28

We wish you a very happy half-term and look forward to welcoming you and your family to one of our hotels soon.

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