Hols in Holland: Hof van Saksen

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Set around a sand-fringed lake, Hof van Saksen is a well kept secret amongst local holiday makers who love its thatched farmhouses in the Drenthe province of northern Holland (just two-and-a-half hour’s drive from the Hook of Holland ferry port). Offering family friendly activities include campfires and rock climbing; bat safaris; raft and go-kart building; an archaeology academy; arts and craftshttp://www.hofvansaksen.com%20 and archery, there lots for parents too, including a spa and wellbeing area which boasts a Finnish sauna and wider relaxation areas; infra-red sauna; Jacuzzi; Turkish bath and an outdoor sauna.

A seven-night stay in a luxury farmhouse for a family of four costs from £569 (699 euros). Book at www.hofvansaksen.com

Hof van Saksen is a couple of hours’ drive from Hook of Holland. Travel with your family on Stena Line this summer, from £118 return for an adult and car. Additional adults cost from £24 and children (between four and 15 years old) from £12 return. Infants (under four years old) travel free of charge. www.stenaline.co.uk/ferry-to-holland