K ids have astounding imaginations and create inspiring worlds to explore; living in a castle high up amongst a canopy of trees is one of the ultimate experiences that kids love. But this amazing world doesn’t have to be fictional. Get back to nature, reawaken your inner child, and take your little monkeys on the ultimate holiday that they’ll never forget, without compromising on five star luxury. With such an exciting array of exquisite tree houses to stay in, set in the most incredible locations, this isn’t just an adventurous treat for the kids – mum and dad will love it too.
In the romantic wilds of Swedish Lapland you will find Treehotel, an innovative concept for eco-friendly accommodation. There are five unique tree rooms offered amongst the woodland, including the family-friendly choices of the Bird’s Nest, the Blue Cone and the UFO. Each has space for four people in custom-built surrounds, all executed with Swedish kitsch flair. These tree rooms are the stuff of fantastic dreams, with the Bird’s Nest blending craftily into its twiggy surrounds. The Blue Cone is a garish red wooden cottage (I’m still looking for the joke) with refined and minimalist white interiors, while the metal pod of the UFO stands in stark contrast, propped atop a ladder for your very own outer space encounter. Treehotel’s enchanted environment has a host of activities to keep the family busy, and parents will love the nearby Tree Sauna for a chance to unwind. Whether visiting in summer or winter, Treehotel will reanimate the magic of childhood tree houses.
For the conveniences of a luxury hotel with the privacy of a secluded tree house, look no further than Chewton Glen. Nestled amongst 52 hectares of picturesque Hampshire countryside, this quintessentially English hotel and spa offers tree house indulgences for families, big or small. Glass façades offer sweeping panoramas of the forest and the valley just beyond – that beautiful countryside view that England does so well – while warm, cosy interiors and a spa on the terrace ensure visitors will enjoy complete relaxation. With country house charm, and facilities from the kids’ club to health spa, Chewton Glen’s tree houses are perfectly equipped to cater for family retreats of all varieties. Each morning, your breakfast hamper is delivered to your tree house via a secret hatch, leaving you free to worry about nothing but planning the day’s activities. For the ultimate in secluded experiences, opt for a private tree house, combining two suites for the ultimate family getaway, whether your plans are to go on an adventure or simply soak up the relaxing spa treatments.
Lead image: Treehotel, Sweden
Above: Exteriors and interiors from
Chewton Glen, UK