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  • Cottons Hotel & Spa
    Manchester Road,
    WA16 0SU

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Family Breaks

Family Breaks

Being a family business for over 200 years, it’s important to us that your little ones have as much fun as you do during your time with us.

Catering to guests of all ages, we aim to provide a wonderful family experience for parents and youngsters alike. There’s plenty to enjoy as a family during your time with us, bringing your group together to enjoy all that we have to offer. In the restaurant, there’s a wide variety of delicious dishes that will satisfy everyone’s taste buds, from juicy steaks and distinct special dishes for the parents to tasty burgers and sweet desserts for the kids. Our pool area gives your little ones plenty of pool space to enjoy and stretch their water wings while you sit and relax. And our tranquil lounge areas are the perfect spot for you and your troupe to sit back and enjoy your time together.

We've also put together a fantastic V I Little P extras package, giving your little ones the best experience possible. These extras aim to give kids the adult hotel treatment, including mini robes, and V I Little P menus. As well as, seasonal activity packs, bean bag cinema clubs, and events during school holidays.

All our hotels are in great locations with plenty of fun activities to try in the local area! Here are just a few things to enjoy during your stay…

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Go on an adventure

Go on an adventure

A National Trust property boasting 1,000 acres of gorgeous Cheshire parklands and one of the UK’s grandest historic estates, Tatton Park is a wonderfully varied and enchanting family destination, with a historic mansion, 50 acres of gardens, a fantastic working farm and plenty of shopping & dining facilities. And through to the end of March, the Park is hosting a fantastic forest play walk in honour of the Nick Butterworth book Percy the Park Keeper. As you venture through the Parkland trail, you’ll find opportunities to recreate Percy’s activities from the books, including building dens, cooking up recipes in the mud kitchen, creating animal art and composing your own musical storm!

See the wildlife

See the wildlife

If your kids love nothing more than getting out into the outdoors and discovering new animals and wildlife, Gauntlet Park is the ideal destination for you. Home to over 180 birds from 50 different species, the Park features the largest collection of birds of prey in the Northwest of England, containing a wide range of birds, such as Eagles, Hawks, Falcons, Vultures and Owls. You’ll also find unusual species like Caracaras, Seriemas, Storks and Pelicans, and learn about their distinctive habits. You’ll interact with these birds and see incredible flying demonstrations, giving you a unique experience of rare creatures in their own environment. But it’s not all about the birds! Gauntlet Park is also home to a variety of non-feathery animals, including Goats, Ferrets and Meerkats.

Search the stars

Search the stars

Discover more about the universe and the stars above at the Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage Site, placing it on equal footing with the likes of Stonehenge and the Taj Mahal, and home to an incredible array of fun & educational features to enjoy. This includes the famous Lovell Telescope, which was used to probe Soviet and American probes aimed at the moon in the late 50s and early 60s, the Astronomy Photography of the Year exhibition, and a fantastic range of interactive exhibitions in the space pavilion.

Hunt for treasure

Hunt for treasure

Grab a magnifying glass, get your thinking cap on and get ready to find hidden treasure! The Knutsford Treasure Hunt Trail is a great opportunity for getting the whole family out and working together to find and solve the trail’s clever clues dotted around the town’s existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to discover buried treasure. A circular trail approximately 1.3 miles long that takes 2 hours to complete, participants will discover Knutsford’s hidden secrets at their own pace, with a mobile phone text service for clue answers if you get stuck to ensure no stone is left unturned. There’s even a chance to win real treasure, as all correct answers are entered into a monthly draw!