Families in the UK are increasingly booking city breaks that put children at the heart of the action.

Thistle Hotels, which has 33 well located hotels nationwide, has seen a substantial increase in enquiries and bookings of ‘kidcations’ at city-centre hotels across the UK.

The trend signals a change in attitudes, with parents looking to treat the family to short breaks that combine fun with learning – showing that city breaks are no longer just the preserve of romantic couples and serious culture vultures.

To cater for the growing number of family city breaks, Thistle has launched its new family package, designed maximise the fun of getting away as a family

Families can spend an action packed, great value city break from only £80 per room, including bed and breakfast. As part of their family package Thistle is also offering 50% off an additional room, and under 12’s eat from the main menu at 50% discount.

As well as a warm and friendly welcome on arrival, kids will be given their own goody bag so they really are at the centre of the action. Including novelty treats like a magic expandable flannel and folding toothbrush, as well as pencils, activity sheet and notepad it has been designed to keep kids happy and entertained. All families staying will also be given free use of Thistle’s heated indoor swimming pools* many of which offer a dedicated kids splash time.

Whats more, Thistle has recently launched a new Organic children’s menu. With a choice of organic local produce including British Cottage Pie, Mild Chilli and Rice and Classic Lasagne there’s a dish on the menu for even the most discerning of young travellers.

* Where available