Your itinerary for the perfect luxury family break in the UK


Whether you’re staying in one of our luxurious rooms or you’ve opted for a self-catering UK luxury family break in one of our spacious lodges, we’ve got you covered with a useful itinerary for each member of the family. Let us map out your visit to Bovey Castle for you, so you can sit back, soak up the glorious weather and enjoy spending quality time with the family.

A day for dad 

10.00am: Start your UK luxury family break by arriving at one of our luxurious private lodges, designed to help you escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Kick off your stay with a selection of breakfast hampers delivered straight to your door, or make it a family affair by preparing breakfast together in your self-catering kitchen.

12.00pm: After breakfast, step outside for a leisurely stroll around our beautiful grounds, soaking up the morning sun. If you prefer, take a guided Dartmoor Tour to explore Devon in all its glory, or experience the true art of falconry with expert guidance from our internationally-renowned falconer. 

1.00pm: Enjoy lunch at our award-winning Smith’s Brasserie, then challenge your family to a round of golf on our 18-hole championship course, where you can test your swing. For younger or less experienced players, we also have a putting green and driving range.

6.00pm: End the day with a home-style dining experience in your lodge. Watch the sunset while enjoying a classic summer BBQ on your balcony or decking, with all ingredients provided by us. From Teriyaki Mediterranean prawns and scorched lime skewers, to our succulent Bovey Castle burgers, this is a meal you won’t want to miss. Finally, unwind and ready for another day of adventure.

A day for mum

10.00am: As our luxury private lodges provide the perfect blend of privacy and access to top-notch amenities, why not start your morning with a refreshing swim in the Elan Spa pool with your family. If you manage to get some alone time, indulge in our spa packages and treatments, there to help you relax, unwind and ground you. 

1.00pm: In the spirit of ‘me time’ during your next luxury family break in the UK, treat yourself to our Afternoon Tea experience, featuring sweet and savoury treats paired with quality tea or Champagne. Spend the rest of the relaxing afternoon in your scenic lodge, shaded by woodland and bordered by lakes and manicured lawns.

6.00pm: For dinner, indulge in the award-winning cuisine at the newly reopened Great Western Grill. Our relaxed, yet elegant atmosphere is the ideal spot to enjoy the finest dishes, made from local produce. As the evening slips into dusk, stroll back to your luxuriously furnished lodge and enjoy a well deserved sleep in your comfortable bed. 

A day for young children 

9.30am: For those children who are real animal lovers, there’s the chance to meet our friendly chickens and ferrets, available to enjoy right on your lodge doorstep in the morning.

12.00pm: After a hearty breakfast and a friendly meeting with our chickens and ferrets, let the kids dive into our summer adventure activities during your luxury family break in the UK. From swimming and tennis, to falconry displays, there’s plenty to keep them entertained.

3.00pm: Later on, explore Dartmoor National Park and all the natural beauty it has to offer. Visit Canonteign Falls, home to England’s tallest waterfall, or enjoy the panoramic views at Burrator Reservoir. After a busy day, retire to your room as a family and indulge in a delicious home-style cooked meal. 

A day for older children

1.00pm: Give yourself a child-free afternoon by signing the older kids up for Bovey Bushcraft, where they can channel their inner Bear Grylls. Meanwhile, you can relax at the spa or enjoy a drink on the South Terrace. 

3.00pm: In the afternoon, choose from a variety of on-site activities. From bike riding and archery, to off-road driving and beekeeping experiences, there’s something for everyone. 

6.00pm: Wrap up your family holiday with an intimate evening meal in your home from home style luxury lodge. 

Planning the perfect summer family holiday in Devon has never been easier. Spend your summer days exploring our beautiful grounds, creating everlasting memories with your family in our luxury lodges, and enjoying a range of unique onsite activities that promise fun, laughter and good times. 

Book your family summer stay today or call us on 01647 445007 to speak with a member of our team.

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