To encourage families to stay in the UK for an Easter break this year, independent hotel group, the FJB Collection, has announced cracking deals at two of its Dorset-based hotels where children stay for free between April 1 and April 15.


For all bookings made before March 18, The Sandbanks Hotel in Poole and The Chine Hotel in Bournemouth are offering to host children, up to age 14, on a complimentary bed and breakfast basis.  The Funsters entertainment team will also be on-hand during the Easter holidays at both hotels, providing a whole host of activities to keep children entertained.


The Sandbanks Hotel, with on-site Watersports Academy, has direct access onto the renowned Blue Flag Sandbanks beach and is the perfect destination for watersports and, with easy access to Dorset’s famous Jurassic coastline, is an ideal location for walking and biking.


Accommodation at The Sandbanks Hotel during Easter, on a bed and breakfast basis, starts from £150 per room per night *.  Families staying at the hotel during Easter Monday (April 9) will be able to enjoy a range of free fun-filled activities, creative competitions, face painting as well as a range of entertainment as the hotel hosts a ‘Follow The Yellow Brick Road’ event with its Funsters team.  Inspired by the children’s novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, children will also be able to take part in a Wizard of Oz-themed fancy dress competition.


Overlooking Boscombe beach at the edge of east cliff, The Chine Hotel is set in three acres of gardens and is within easy access to Bournemouth’s Boscombe beach.  Accommodation at The Chine Hotel during Easter, on a bed and breakfast basis, starts from £120 per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis *.


Reservations for the family breaks can be made on or by calling 0845 337 1550. Offers are subject to availability, and are being offered for a limited time, therefore families interested in making it a special Easter break should make their bookings as soon as possible.


* Minimum two-night stay required between April 1 and April 15 and up to two children, age 14 or under, stay for free when sharing a room with two adults.  Dinner can be added to a reservation and will be charged as taken.