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At a glance

  • You'll love

    Michelin-level dining

    Pitch-perfect setting

    Tip-top Thalgo spa

  • Kids will love

    300 acres to explore

    Extensive kids' menu

    Tennis courts

  • Don’t expect

    Open-air pool

    Minimalist chic

    Year-round kids club


Stoke Park hotel– host to the Boodles tennis tournament, Bollywood dramas and James Bond golfing matches – offers a unique mix of action-packed family fun and parent-pleasing peace and quiet. Grown-ups – indulge in Thalgo spa treatments, top tasting menus and championship golf greens, while your mini Smiths hit the games room or tire out at tennis and golf lessons.

Smith Extra

Here's what you get for booking Stoke Park with us:

A bottle of wine on arrival

Special offers

Exclusive rates, packages and special offers at Stoke Park

Spa package


Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Stoke Park – has been selected and approved by parents.


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Need To Know


49, including 14 suites.


11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.


Double rooms from £180.00, including tax at 20 per cent.

More details

Breakfast is free for under-6s, otherwise normal rates apply (£19.50 for a Continental breakfast and £25 for a full English). Children Cots free (for under-3s) and extra beds (£35 a night) for under-14s can be added to the Executive Mansion rooms, Executive Pavilion rooms, the Mansion Junior Suites, Pavilion Junior Suites, Pavilion Executive Suites and Mansion Executive Suites.


Most communal spaces and many bedrooms in both hotel buildings are suitable for wheelchair access, with enough space for walking-frames and pushchairs. Prams and buggies must be carried up the stairs to the Mansion Building, although hotel staff will happily take on any heavy lifting. Access to the Pavilion Building is on one level and disabled-access bedrooms are located close to the spacious lifts. The Pavilion also has disabled toilets with emergency alarms.

Hotel closed

24–26 December annually.

At the hotel

Restaurants; bars; crèche; spa with indoor pool and steam room; 300 acres of parkland including a golf course, swing studio and academy; gym; dance studio; tennis courts with PlaySight's Smart Court System; adventure playground; games room, on-demand movies and free WiFi throughout.

In your room

Flatscreen TV, standalone DVD player, radio, iPod dock, minibar, bathrobes (and mini robes and slippers for little Smiths), slippers, rubber ducks, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making facilities and blackout curtains. A Nintendo Wii can be set up in-room on request.

Our favourite rooms

Parents may prefer the more modern style of the abodes in the Pavilion, which opened in 2008: not only are these chic and sizable – with gold- and cream-hued furnishings and bold art prints – but the building has ramp access, lifts to every floor, doorways and corridors wide enough for pushchairs and prams and easy access to the spa and crèche. Deluxe Rooms interconnect and cribs and extra beds can be added to the Executive Rooms and the elegant Junior Suite. Staff will happily help you get your tykes into the Mansion building, where the lavish Junior and Executive suites with fairy-tale four-poster beds, bright fabrics and prints and baroque-style fittings, will delight your little ones.


With an aquarium to one side and floor-to-ceiling arched windows overlooking landscaped grounds on the other, Stoke Park’s indoor, heated pool, in the Pavilion building’s spa complex, is uncommonly regal. Under-16s can take a dip during ‘Splash Times’ (from 10am–noon and 3pm–5:30pm most days) and parents can relax and revive in the spa’s hydro-seat. The heated pool has no shallow end or lifeguard, so keep an eye on your little Smiths. Swimming lessons can also be arranged.


Stoke Park Spa is a sleek, modern surprise in the classic Pavilion building, with mood-lit areas, a chrome- and glass-trimmed gym and a wide range of Thalgo, CACI and Terraké treatments. As well as facials and massages there are cellulite-busting specialities, Hopi ear candles, reflexology, microdermabrasion, extra-manly treatments for dads, manicures and pedicures and pre-natal treatments for mamas-to-be. Spa treatments are also available for over-16s.

Book ahead

Book spa treatments a week in advance. Babysitters and the crèche both need to be booked at least one day in advance, but we recommend getting a head start to ensure a stress-free stay. Tennis court sessions are available in 90-minute time slots, which must be booked two weeks in advance. Golf and tennis camps run during half-term and the summer holidays with a maximum of eight children in each class, ring the Pro Shop for details in advance of your stay.

Food and drink

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Chef Chris Wheeler, alludes to the hotel’s stateliness in his inventive dishes for Humphry’s restaurant menu, which give quintessentially British fare a modern twist (the restaurant’s 19th-century namesake might be taken aback by Wheeler’s ‘Snickers’ with caramel foam). A eight-course taster menu, decadent à la carte and a hearty Sunday roast are served alongside views of manicured grounds in a genteel, colonnaded banquet hall. San Marco’s serves healthy and hearty Italian fare in brasserie-style surroundings with a green-facing terrace and the Orangery is a lavish, lemon-hued lounge serving a home counties’ staple – afternoon tea.

Family fare

Children are welcome in all restaurants. San Marco's is the most child-friendly with healthy meals – poached salmon fillet with mixed vegetables – alongside family favourites on the children’s menu and Pop Art-adorned walls (kids will especially love the Warhol-style Superman print). The staff are equally super, and happy to provide highchairs, heat milk or baby food or whip up a purée. Gaze-worthy grounds make the restaurant’s terrace a delightful dining spot in summer and restless kids can stretch their legs in between courses. The grown-up grandeur of Humphry’s restaurant makes it best suited for older children but you can find debonair dining with little ones at the Orangery, where light meals are available throughout the day (you can send them out to the Terrace to play during the hush of afternoon tea from 2:30pm to 5:30 pm). Full English and Continental breakfasts are served in the Pavilion’s palatial garden lounge or San Marco's and the Orangery.

Hotel Bar

Open all day from 7am, the President’s Bar has high ceilings, classic leather armchairs and a large TV, where you can watch some pre- or post-game golf. The vintage weaponry and sporting paraphernalia on the walls signify that this dashing boys bolthole is styled as a Dads’ retreat rather than a place where families can flock.

Last orders

Drinks are served until 11pm in the President’s bar. Humphry’s is open for lunch 12 noon – 2:30pm, and for dinner from 7pm – 10pm. San Marco’s is open from 7am – 10pm, serving all day, and the Orangery serves breakfast from 7am – 10:30pm and a light menu until 10pm.

Smith Insider

  • Top table

    Squeeze your brood into San Marco’s cherry red banquettes for feasting en famille, or be a vigilant bon vivant on their terrace. For an intimate, child-free evening get snug in a corner table at Humphry’s Restaurant.

  • Room service

    24-hour room service is available, with a smaller night menu from 11pm – 6am. The menu caters to tot tastes with hot and cold fare such as sandwiches, hamburgers and pizzas, and staff are happy to heat up baby food at all hours.


    San Marco Restaurant offers plenty of healthy between-meal treats, such as fresh fruit, smoothies and snacks.


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Parent approved

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Stoke Park – has been selected and approved by parents.


The Ofsted-accredited crèche is housed in a (safe and secure) log cabin within the hotel grounds; a bright, pint-sized play den, filled with colourful toys, treasure baskets, puzzles and dolls and bedecked with previous little guests’ craft projects – there’s even an enclosed garden with teeny tennis facilities. The crèche only looks after 0–5 year olds, but during the school holidays, 5–8 year olds can join in the fun. The crèche has a special selection of toys and activities for older children, including arts and crafts, cooking and music. The crèche is open from Monday to Friday 9.15am–12.15pm, Saturday 9am–12 noon and Sunday 9:30am–12 noon. Prices start at £8 for an hour and lunch can be provided for a small fee but bring formula milk for infants under the age of one. It’s such an adorable space that early booking is strongly advised – contact crèche staff directly, at least one day before arrival, to secure a time slot.


A local babysitter can be arranged with 24 hours’ notice for £10 per hour in the day plus a £36 booking fee or £8 per hour in the evening plus a £24 booking fee


None. The Pavilion and Mansion buildings are a five-minute walk apart. For a flirtatious evening as a duo in foodie haven Humphry's, take advantage of the hotel's babysitting service.

What's there already?

For babies

• Highchairs • Travel cot • Blackout blinds • Changing mat • Soft toys • Crayons • Board books • Swim nappies

For toddlers

• Highchairs • Cot beds • Blackout blinds • Changing mat • Swimming aids (arm bands can be bought in the spa) • Swings • Slides • Climbing frame • Crayons/pens • Craft materials • Picture books • U-rated DVDs • Swim nappies

For older children

• Air-hockey table • Ping-pong table • Nintendo Wii • DVD library • Tennis racquets • Footballs • Board games • Craft materials


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Things to do

Don’t be fooled by the serenity of Stoke Park’s 300-acre grounds – it’s far from dull. If you’re not splashing about in the pool with the kids you can take one of the gym’s 40 classes, try your hand on the championship golf course, get pampered in the spa or prance about the indoor and outdoor tennis courts, while your little ones are being coddled in the crèche or exploring the playground.

Sunny days

Stoke Park’s grounds are at their most magnificent when drenched in sunshine. Children can frolic on the sprawling, 300-acre green lawns or in the mini adventure playground (with a climbing frame, slide, monkey bars and swings), play a game of footy on the mini pitch or run around the turf, while parents snap up a sun lounger in the flower-strewn spa garden or survey their offspring, drink in hand, from the San Marco terrace. Both children and adults can up tennis their game (for the next Boodles’ tournament, of course) by playing on one of 10 immaculate outdoor Wimbledon-specification courts. On the championship golf course, professional and petite putters can drive among pastoral perfection, with Junior golf lessons for mini Smiths.

Rainy days

Older kids will love the Plasma TV, X-Box, pool table and air-hockey table in the games room. Three indoor and four all-weather tennis courts allow rain-defying tennis games for all ages and the indoor Swing Studio means you can golf in all weathers. Parents can work up a sweat at the state-of-the-art gym in the Pavilion or take afternoon tea in the Orangery for a more sophisticated way to stay dry. If you're game, Stoke Park's tennis facilities include a futuristic PlaySight Smart Court System, which records ball speed, player mileage and calories burned; and provides players with 3D graphic playback of their game and a personal tennis profile (in indoor court 3). In-room, U-rated, on-demand movies and Nintendo Wii video games, with a large flatscreen TV and comfy furnishings will keep little ones from feeling cooped up.

And there's more…

If you arrive with scant golfing supplies or you simply want to pick up some tasteful trinkets to show friends back home how much you enjoyed your luxury stay, there’s a Pro Shop with golf goodies in the Mansion.

Local Guide

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Smith tip

Nearby village, Bray (a 20-minute drive from the hotel), is brimming with Michelin stars. The Waterside Inn (+44 (0)1628 620691) offers very fine French fare by chef Alain Roux, festooned with foams, jus and copious caviar.

Don't miss…

Be sure to visit Black Park (+44 (0)1753 511060), where kids can skim a toy boat across the lake or let loose in the woodland adventure play area. Adults can brush up their Bushcraft skills here too.

Stoke Park knocks the stuffy out of stately homes. Primped and preened into a luxurious leisure hub with a weighty pedigree, you could spend the entire stay discovering the ways to wind down here – but beyond the grounds lies one of England’s prettiest counties, with a wealth of bucolic beauty and endearing cobbled enclaves to be explored.

Close to Stoke Park, dinky villages Stoke Poges and Farnham (a 10-minute drive away) offer some fascinating paths for rambling feet to follow, Thornborough (a 15-minute drive from the hotel) offers top-notch (and educational) trekking past a mediaeval bridge, Roman burial mounds, a nature reserve and the Buckingham branch of the Grand Union Canal. If this is too far to toddle, head to Beaconsfield (a 20-minute drive away) for the Beckonscot Model Village (+44 (0)1494 672919), a host of Lilliputian fun for all the family. Windsor Castle (+44 (0)20 7766 7304), a 20-minute drive from the hotel and the oldest continuously occupied castle in the world, is the area’s biggest tourist attraction, and rightly so, given its impressive size and condition. It exudes a crumbling charm on the outside and dazzles with its gilded interiors, quite the fitting homestead for our monarch. Here, the scaled-down splendour of Queen Mary’s dollhouse, with working electricity, running water and works of art by master craftsmen, will captivate all ages. Odds Farm Park (+44 (0)1628 520188), a 20-minute drive away from the hotel has an adorable collection of furry critters and tweens and teens will thrill at Thorpe Park’s (+44 (0)871 663 1673) unorthodox rides, with backwards and vertical-drop rollercoasters (and some gentler rides for big and little babies), just a half-hour drive away. Legoland Windsor (+44 (0)1753 626111) will take parents on a nostalgia trip and give kids of all ages a glimpse at what you can do with a humble pile of bricks. The magical Roald Dahl Museum (+44 (0)1494 892192) is a 30-minute drive away, in the village of Great Missenden, where the author lived and worked for 36 years. Snuffle up some Swishwiffler floats or Bogtrotter cake at the museum’s playful Café Twit.

Just a short drive from the hotel in Stoke Poges you’ll find an ingenious kid’s menu at the Red Lion (+44 (0)1753 535115) – of course, there’s a delicious grown-up menu too, but with mains such as macaroni in an Applewood cheddar sauce, topped with pumpkin seeds and pangrattato, you’ll be surreptitiously dipping into your child’s dish. Brown’s brasserie (+44 (01753 831976) is a Windsor institution, with a classic menu of British grub, the kid’s menu here is tried and true and there’s an adorable range of mocktails to make them feel a little more grown-up. In Beaconsfield, close to the Beckonscot mini village, the Forrester’s pub (+44 (0)1753 643340) has a refined pan-European menu, with some child-friendly mini dishes and a pick ‘n’ mix selection of sweet tapas. Don’t worry, there are plenty of rambling trails nearby where you can burn off the stodge.

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Stoke Park
Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire, SL2 4PG, United Kingdom
Hotel setting

Generation-spanning golfing greens


Heathrow Airport is around seven miles away and served by most major international airlines.


The nearest train station is in Slough, a two-mile drive from Stoke Park Club. The hotel can organise taxis.


The drive from London will take 45 minutes on a good day. There's free parking when you arrive.

Parent travel tip

Baby-changing facilities are available at Slough station (and you can introduce kids to Station Jim, the stuffed former station dog). If you are arriving from Bristol, Gloucester or Exeter, there are plenty of stately homes to stop off at on the way, such as Burnham Beeches, and Dinton Pastures, where you’ll find picnic areas, toilets and baby-changing facilities and playgrounds.


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Smith & Family  Parent Panel reviews

Every property featured in the Smith & Family collection – including Stoke Park – has been selected and approved by parents.

Perched like a wedding cake on manicured, Regency-era lawns, Stoke Park Hotel is like a Merchant Ivory film set, and on arrival you feel like a movie star. To prevent eye rolls from the back seat, quell any James Bond quips from Mr Smith (Goldfinger and Tomorrow Never Dies were filmed here, don’t you know?) by reminding him that Bridget Jones’ Diary also features in the hotel’s full DVD library of its cameo appearances; and with a babysitting service, crèche, games room, and tennis and golf lessons for juniors, you’ll certainly have the time to watch it together.

Settle the kids into their connected Pavilion room, leave the youngest to be loved in the crèche – conveniently located a toddle away, in a dinky, spa-adjacent log cabin – and introduce pint-sized putters to the sporting life with private golf lessons taught by PGA pros. After Mr Smith has putted his way past all 27 holes on the golf course, and Mrs Smith has exerted herself on the lawn tennis courts, convince him to splurge on a Jessica men’s spa pedicure, while he waits for you to finish your Thalgo oxygen facial in the spa. Fabulously relaxed, after an afternoon splash in the pool, head to San Marco’s where the kids can dine on pasta and paninis whilst you sip a glass of wine on the terrace. Then, with a babysitter booked and the kids bed bound, slip off to Humphry’s for a more intimate rendezvous.

Smith & Family

 From the moment we arrived, it felt as though people were falling over themselves to be welcoming. An eager and charming employee, full of advice and information, rushed over to greet us in the midst of the dark car park and help us in with our embarrassingly over-packed bags.

On seeing our room in the contemporary spa building, four-year-old Master Smith exclaimed, ‘Wow! I love dis place – it’s soopercool!’ This mantra was to be repeated throughout the weekend. We strolled over to the main Mansion House and though it was busy, one of the reception team offered us a guided tour. Our little ones gawped their way around open-mouthed at the grandeur – especially when we came face to face with a giant chandelier, the scale of which Liberace would have been proud.

And so the scene was set: fabulous surroundings, attentive and sincere service, delicious food and great facilities enough to keep all four (soon to be five) Smiths more than amused. As a couple that is good at being bone-idle on holiday, it was great to go somewhere that the facilities encourage activity; it was hard not to get swept away with Stoke Park’s sporting spirit – it’s clearly a Mecca for golf, tennis and gym enthusiasts. (When I hit the spa’s darkened relaxation room for a post-massage lie-down, I felt a little truer to myself.) After a fun-packed weekend of swimming, football, air hockey, junior fitness classes, playground frolics, tennis, pool and excitedly running up and down huge corridors, we were all more than sad to leave.


Anonymously reviewed by Ruth Phillips, Zeppotron

The Guestbook  Smith member reviews

Whenever you book a stay at a Smith & Family hotel, we'll invite you to review it when you get back. Read what real-life family guests had to say about Stoke Park in the Guestbook below.


Stayed on

We loved

The grounds - Despite mostly consisting of a 27 hole golf course, nothing beat our Sunday morning stroll around the outstandingly well kept parkland.... even if we did have to dodge the odd golf ball! The food at Humphrys was fantastic also, and the staff could not have been more superb throughout. Pro tip - The Lychee Martini in the President's Bar is out of this world

Don’t expect

To slob out - With so many healthy activities to choose from its hard not to get into the sporty spirit. Loads of tennis courts (grass, clay and indoor), a mini football pitch, a brilliant pool... oh and a 27 hole championship golf course. Remember to bring your gym kit.

Rating: 9/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Everything about this hotel. The staff were so friendly and even came to find me to ask if I would like a separate bed for my grandson. When we went back to the room, there it was a "Minion" bed complete with puzzle books and a childs bathrobe. Games room was fantastic, swimming great. Nothing not to like about this hotel. My 8 year old grandson wanted to stay another night, he loved it so much.

Don’t expect

Anything less than excellent service - 100 5 star hotel and will be back!

Rating: 10/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

The rooms were lovely - well kept, quiet and with very comfy beds. Service was very good too.

Don’t expect

I was a little disappointed with the spa.

Rating: 8/10 stars


Stayed on

We loved

Stoke Park was exactly the country hotel we had been dreaming of. beautiful views overlooking the golf course from our bedroom. The food in Humphry's was just divine, we had invited family to join us and wanted something special, it excelled all our expectations. Capability Brown Landscape, fountains, what's not to love. The service by all members of staff was exemplary,and nothing was too much trouble. I am one fussy woman and I can highly recommend Stoke Park as a beautiful getaway.

Rating: 10/10 stars