But long summer August days are all about relaxing, and for that reason the hotel has added an Everyman pop-up cinema to its brilliantly equipped walled garden, which already boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, two tennis courts and an artificial beach.
Guests can grab a beanbag, some headphones and sit back and enjoy a host of child-friendly movie classics like E.T, Matilda, The Jungle Book and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, as well as contemporary hits including The Greatest Showman, Bohemian Rhapsody and A Star is Born.
And if you aren’t staying at the hotel, you can visit on a dining package, no bad thing as the food is wonderful.
There are three restaurants to choose from, and we dined at the recently refurbished The Glasshouse, where there are eight live food stations with chefs preparing fresh international cuisine (anyone with children will know buffets are a godsend for fussy little eaters).
After tucking into starters of sushi and fresh seafood, the melt-in-your-mouth roast beef was perfect for Sunday evening, accompanied by roast potatoes, fresh vegetables and Yorkshire puddings.
The lamb chops and fresh fish on the grill were cooked to perfection, while our three-year-old thought she was in heaven at the pasta and pizza bar (a state of mind reinforced when she discovered a host of desserts).
Meanwhile The Stables offers classic British cooking with a contemporary twist, and the new pop-up Potting Shed eaterie is all about the freshest ingredients (everything is handpicked from the nearby Kitchen Garden). The menu – overseen by executive chef Stephen Wheeler and executive sous chef Andrew Parkinson, who have worked in restaurants all over the world – is served in verdant surroundings and just made for long summer evenings and includes a wide selection of fish and meat cooked outdoors over a wood-fired grill.