We are so delighted to have teamed up with The Ickworth Hotel to offer one lucky winner a two-night getaway, with dinner and bed and breakfast included for two adults and two children, as well as a £150 Sophie Allport voucher.
There are few hotels that truly cater for the entire family (including your tail wagger), but at the child-friendly, dog-friendly Ickworth you don’t need to get back in the car until it’s time to go home. Everything is right on the doorstep, from outdoors adventures to relaxing beauty treatments and culinary delights in the restaurant which has AA Two Rosettes, all set in and around the iconic stately home.
Whether you use one of the bikes from the bike sheds or go on foot, explore the paths and trails on the 1,800-acre National Trust estate where The Ickworth is situated, through ancient woodland, fields and parkland. Chef can pack you a picnic lunch in a rucksack so you can stay out as long as you fancy. Why not include a bottle of wine for a relaxing glass (or two) by the lake taking in the views?! After you’ve recharged, enjoy a swim in the pool, or a game of football or tennis.
Staying indoors? You’ll find a toy box and lots of games to borrow at Reception, a games room, plenty of DVDs to borrow and the fabulous Four Bears Den. For every night stayed, kids get two hours free in the crèche, leaving you some valuable ‘me’ time. Why not book a beauty treatment or relax in the Drawing Room with a book and a cup of coffee or a glass of Prosecco? You’re on holiday after all!
At the end of the day enjoy family dining in the Conservatory after you’ve tried some of our mocktails and cocktails – children relish this grown-up experience. Alternatively, when they’re tucked up in bed, switch on the baby-listening in your bedroom (not available in The Lodge) or ask us to arrange a babysitter, and enjoy a truly adult evening just like it used to be, with drinks in the Drawing Room followed by a three-course candle-lit dinner in Frederick’s restaurant.
As well as an excellent two-night getaway, you’ll also win a £150 Sophie Allport gift voucher. Perhaps you’ll choose a Sophie Allport Weekend Oundle Bag, Wash Bag and Sleep Mask to take away with you on your luxury getaway.
To be in with the chance of winning this incredible prize, simply enter here.
We'd love to hear what you'd look forward to most if you won - maybe the peace and tranquillity, exploring the 1,800 acres of idyllic National Trust parkland, or simply spending some quality family time away for two nights. Let us know in the comments below.