Family fun in Hof van Saksen

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Located in the Drenthe countryside – just two hour’s drive from the Hook of Holland, is Hof van Saksen, a real hidden gem perfect for families.

Offering family friendly activities ranging from rock climbing and archery, to arts and crafts and cookery, there is something for everyone all year round. Parents can also unwind and relax in the wellbeing area which includes a Finnish sauna, an infra-red sauna, a Jacuzzi, a Turkish bath and an outdoor sauna!

The children’s farmhouses have recently been renovated and boast lots of play areas, bunk beds or twin rooms, bean bags and even a baby room with a changing table. What’s more there is also outdoor space for children to run around and burn of any excess energy!

Families can also make the most of their stay and visit the nearby towns such as Emmen, which has a zoo; and Aa En Hunze where families can visit the nature reserve.

A seven-night stay in a luxury farmhouse for a family of four costs from £440 (599 euros). Book at


Travelling with Stena Line is easy for those with children. Families can opt for a spacious family cabins and can enjoy a great night’s sleep in luxurious surroundings. There are also lots of fantastic facilities onboard including an à-la-carte restaurant, a children’s play area, an onboard cinema, and even a basketball court.

Once onboard the luxurious superferries, passengers will be able to enjoy hotel-like facilities, including Swedish-designed Dux beds in the cabins. All the cabins have en-suite facilities, flat screen television and free WiFi internet access.

Travel with your family on Stena Line, from £118 return for an adult and car. Additional adults cost from £29 return and children (between four and 15 years old) from £14.50 return. Infants (under four years old) travel free of charge. Cabins start from £30 per person return. Stena Line offers twice-daily, seven hour return crossings between Harwich and the Hook of Holland.