Families in for a wild adventure at QHotels this summer

My Adventure Kit

This summer holiday, QHotels is all about encouraging families to have their own epic outdoor adventures as it joins forces with three great British brands.

Teaming up with The Wildlife Trusts, My Adventure Kit and Funslinger, QHotels - the AA Hotel Group of the Year - has created the ultimate package of family-friendly activities, designed to get families away from TV, tablet and smartphone screens and exploring the great outdoors together - whatever their age.

From den-building missions to wildlife expeditions and monstrous garden games, the trio of new adventure activities are available at a number of the group's 'extra family-friendly' hotels. 

Director of Marketing at QHotels, Claire Rowland, said: "From country house estates, to woodland retreats, our designated family-friendly hotels are set within acres of stunning, private grounds which we really wanted to maximise for families and children this summer." 

Families staying at QHotels can get back to nature with bespoke activities from The Wildlife Trusts, exploring the weird and wonderful wildlife in the hotel grounds and beyond.  Guests can join a hotel's nature trail or simply explore what's around them with five different nature spotting sheets, from creepy crawlies to furry favourites.

For those looking for an epic adventure, families can also make use of a bespoke 'My Adventure Kit' to unleash their inner Bear Grylls, with everything they need to create their own den building adventure. Complete with tarpaulin, para cord, a mallet and steel pegs to ensure the den stays put, each kit also contains walkie-talkies to communicate with the rest of the family and lots of additional items for girls and boys to make their den unique.

Or, to keep the kids, and adults, entertained with some friendly competition, QHotels' new Funslingers are a sure way to get the entire family active.  Winner of the prestigious Outdoor Playtime Awards 2015 and described by Philip Schofield on ITV's This Morning as "brilliant", the high-performance sports toy allows players to launch, release and catch a projectile 'whissile' rocket, make super-human throws and spectacular catches, for a monstrous game of throw and catch.

The activities are available at QHotels' extra family-friendly venues across the UK from August throughout the summer holidays, including:

  • Ashford International Hotel, Kent
  • Belton Woods, Grantham
  • Chesford Grange, Warwickshire
  • Forest Pines Hotel & Golf Resort, North Lincolnshire
  • Hellidon Lakes Golf & Spa Hotel, Northamptonshire
  • Slaley Hall, Northumberland
  • Stratford Manor, Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Telford Hotel & Golf Resort, Shropshire
  • The Hampshire Court Hotel, Hampshire
  • The Nottingham Belfry, Nottinghamshire
  • The Park Royal, Cheshire

"We understand that every family is different, so in partnering with three unique brands we are able to bring a range of fun summer activities to QHotels, whether families are seeking adventure, want to get close to nature or like some sporting competition - there's something for everyone.  After trialling a number of activities with our QHotels Family Blogger Ambassador, Sarah Christie, and her children, The Wildlife Trusts, My Adventure Kit and Funslinger proved to be the perfect fit for our hotels," Claire continued. 

On the new partnership, Peter Dorans, Corporate Relations Manager at The Wildlife Trusts, said: "Spending time in nature is one of the best things we can do as a family.  It's fun, fresh, varied, great value for money and good for us.  We're thrilled to be working with QHotels to offer families exciting ways to discover wildlife while on a family break within great locations.  We hope their experiences will inspire them to discover wildlife on their doorstep when they return home."

Marketing and Customer Relations Manager at My Adventure Kit, Rachel Binner, said: "My Adventure Kit is all about encouraging kids and families to explore their environment and create their own unique adventure and have fun.  From acres of parkland to wild forest settings, QHotels' surroundings offer families the perfect place to venture with our kits in a safe and secure setting.

 "As we are currently re-branding from BattleBox Company to My Adventure Kit, our partnership with QHotels is the perfect launch opportunity as part of our exciting brand development."

Funslinger Managing Director, Rod Butterfield, said: "Our throw and catch it gadget is designed with fun in mind. So when it came to offering families something unique to do this summer, it was the perfect game for QHotels' guests. Funslinger is as easy, or as challenging, as you wish to make it. It's tough competing with the virtual computer world, but we believe Funslinger is a healthy, fun welcome back to the great outdoors."

As well as the new outdoor activities, QHotels' dedicated 'extra family-friendly' hotels also offer families a range of child-friendly features throughout the summer, including kids activity packs, new kids menus, milkshake vouchers on arrival and a range of fun challenges, from Masterchef contests to colouring competitions.  


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