1. Baby-& Kinderhotel, Austria

Europe’s first baby hotel, located in picturesque Trebesing, knows exactly what families with kiddos are after. Stocked with strollers, monitors and playpens, with a special baby restaurant menu and trained caretakers available all week, the point is to make your holiday as stress-free as possible. With everything from a pool to a petting zoo on offer for the kids, and a spa and bar for the adults, prices include all meals, drinks and childcare, and babies from one week old are welcome. From Dh385 per adult per night and Dh140 per child. www.kinderhotels.co.uk

2. Fowey hall, UK

Situated on the Cornwall coast, Fowey Hall’s ethos is that you shouldn’t have to compromise on quality because you have children in tow. There’s lots of family time to be had, with a zip wire, pool and mini farm, but you can also have some grown-up moments, with complimentary Ofsted-registered crèche facilities, games rooms, and baby-listening systems on offer. Welcoming young babies, toddlers and older children, this is one family holiday where you might actually get a lie-in. From Dh1,200 per room per night. www.foweyhallhotel.co.uk

3. Villa Pia, Italy

This rustic villa set in the sprawling Tuscan hillside offers a slice of affordable luxury for families with kids. It has fabulous facilities for children, including a soft play area, trampoline, all-weather tennis court and outdoor playground as well as a heated child-friendly swimming pool and kids cookery and art classes. Adults can relax too, with babysitting services and in-villa spa treatments on offer. The accommodation is all-inclusive, and Italian family meals are served on a long table, with access to free snacks and drinks 24/7. From Dh3,000 per adult per week, Dh1,300 per child (under twos free). www.villapia.com

4. Sani Resort, Greece

Enjoy the Aegean Sea with your kids in any of the Sani Resort’s four properties. From toddlers to teens, this beachside hotel offers specialised care for all ages. For the little ones, there is professional care by UK childcare specialists following Ofsted standards. It also offers a Babe Watch programme if you would like a little ‘me’ time by the pool. There’s a kids’ club with plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, as well as a teens’ club. At night, enjoy plays, musicals, or live music at its theatres and restaurants. From Dh510 per night. www.sani-resort.com

5. Qasr Al Sarab, Abu Dhabi

For a low-stress staycation, Qasr Al Sarab has stunning views of the Empty Quarter, an active kids’ club (children under three need to be accompanied), as well as a host of baby amenities (bottle steriliser, bottle warmer, baby bath, high chair) and even a little present for baby on arrival. Older kids will have a blast enjoying falconry, archery, camel trekking or desert sailing. Family Getaway package from Dh2,000 per room per night including breakfast and dinner for two. www.luxefamilytravel.com

6. Park Hyatt, India

This beachside resort and spa in Goa is not only luxurious but also fun for all ages. Camp Hyatt is an exclusive facility for younger guests (four-12 years) inside the resort with a wide range of activities and special rooms dedicated to arts and crafts, books, or video games. For kids up to four, there is a special section with baby-friendly toys for mum and child to enjoy together. Babysitting services are available on request. From Dh555 per night. www.goa.park.hyatt.com

7. Centara Grand West Sands Resort & Villas, Thailand

On the West Coast of Phuket lies the ultimate water-filled fun destination for little ones. Complimentary access to the Splash Jungle water park within the resort means every day will be spent out in the sun. With 12 water attractions, a lazy river, and multiple swimming pools, you won’t hear the words “I’m bored” on this vacation! Older children will love jungle trekking, go-karting, and bungee jumping (if their nerves can handle it!). All-inclusive stays from Dh552 per night. www.centarahotelsresorts.com

8. Seashell Villa, Sri Lanka

Just 35km from the airport in Colombo, this beachside villa on the island’s West Coast is run by a Dubai-based family. With five rooms and a large garden, the place comes kitted out with AC, Wi-Fi, high chair, cot and even a baby car seat. Staff will cook meals to your family’s liking and excursions to cultural hotspots are available on request. There is also access to local hotel pools. From Dh200 per night per room, or Dh920 per night for the whole villa (sleeps 13). www.seashell-villa.com

9. Shangri-La’s Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, Oman

This three-hotel resort village and spa is set in the bay of Al Jissah amongst rugged mountains and pretty beaches. While parents can enjoy free access to the spa and health club, babies get a welcome gift on arrival, and the rooms feature bottle sterilisers, nappies, baby baths, baby purées, high chairs and potties, with baby car seats available on request. There’s a free kids’ club for under-nines (under-fours need to be accompanied). From Dh760 per room per night. www.luxefamilytravel.com

10. Niyama, Maldives

This luxe resort is made up of two islands, Chill (for couples) and Play (for families), and both are tropical paradises. Unlike other resorts in the Maldives, which cater for children aged four and up, this one invites babies from 12 months. While youngsters enjoy the circus-themed play area and activity programme, parents can relax and enjoy all that both islands offer. From Dh11,370 per person for seven nights, including seaplane transfers. www.scottdunn.com