There is so much to do in Yorkshire with babies and toddlers; from visiting quintessential seaside towns such as Filey and Whitby to going on a steam train in the North Yorkshire Moors or visiting the National Railway Museum in York. These are some of my top tips on the best baby and toddler friendly cottages and hotels in Yorkshire
1. Uppergate Farm – Fun on the Farm in Last of the Summer Wine Country!
Just outside the market town of Holmfirth (think Last of the Summer Wine!), on the edge of the Pennines, Uppergate Farm has 4 baby and toddler friendly cottages and B+B accommodation.
There are cows, sheep, geese and over 300 free range hens at Uppergate Farm, so there are plenty of opportunities for toddlers to help out on the farm! There is also an indoor and outdoor play area and picnic area, and a stunning swimming pool, sauna and steam room to relax in after a busy day. Uppergate Farm is in a great location to get to the fantastic Eureka Museum in Halifax which is a toddler’s paradise.
2. Beech Farm Cottages – Indoor Swimming Pool, Whirlpool and Sauna
Beach Farm Cottages near Pickering has 8 award winning family friendly cottages on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors close to York and the coast. The cottages range in size from a small cottage for 2 people to the Farmhouse which accommodates up to 10 people. There is an adventure play area, a paddock and a menagerie of animals including 2 llamas, a stable cat, chickens, ducks, & koi carp!
Toddlers will love splashing about in the indoor swimming pool and parents will love the whirlpool and sauna.
3. Keld Head Cottages – On the Edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and close to the Coast
Keld Head Cottages is a cluster of 9 baby and toddler friendly cottages situated round a courtyard just outside the bustling market town of Pickering. There are large gardens to explore and a children’s playground, and the cottages are close to the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Steam Railway and the East Coast.
4. Filey Holiday Cottages – Go rockpooling on Filey Beach!
Filey Holiday Cottages are just outside the seaside town of Filey, are charming cottages situated around a large grassland area with a playground. We spent a lovely few days here with our 2 year old and went rockpooling in Filey, watched the mock navel battle in the lake at Peasholm Park in Scarborough and went cycling in the Dalby Forest.
5. Bridge Farm Holiday Cottages – Animals, Tractors and a Wendy House!
Bridge Farm Holiday Cottages in Driffied, East Yorkshire are great for holidays with babies and toddlers. As well as animals to feed, these delightful cottages offer younger guests a large sand pit to play in, pedal tractors, diggers and a 2 storey wendy house!
All the cottages have underfloor heating and wood burning stoves.
The seaside towns of Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington are easily accessible, along with Flamingo Land theme park and The Deep sub aquarium in Hull.
6. Westwood Lodge in Ilkley – Close to Betty’s Tea Rooms and on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales
These 4* gold award cottages are on the edge of Ilkley Moor and a 10 minutes walk from the world famous Betty’s Tea Rooms! The 3 cottages sleep up to 6 people and are situated round a sunny courtyard.
Orchard Cottage is perfect for toddlers as it has its own playden. Guests are provided with quality cots, high chairs, stair gates and boxes of toys. There is an outdoor play area with swings, a climbing frame and a wendy house – all situated within enclosed gardens.
There is loads to do in the local area such as visiting Skipton Castle, Bolton Abbey, Leeds, York and of course the Yorkshire Dales.
7. Humble Bee Farm – Cottages, Wigwams, Camping and Caravans!
Stay in a cottage, wigwam or tent at Humble Bee Farm. This is a working arable farm in a peaceful location close to the seaside towns of Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby. There are hen houses, tractors and sheep, cows, hens, goats and ducks to make friends with, as well as a children’s play area and loads of space to run around in.
8. Old Oak Cottages – Play Fort, trampoline and swimming pool!
Old Oak Cottages comprises of 8 baby and toddler friendly cottages with an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and all weather tennis court close to the market town of Thirsk. Children will love the climbing frame, swings, slide, play fort, trampoline and see saw in the play area / picnic field.
The cottages are very well appointed with free WIFI, magnificent views and direct access to lovely walks. Cots, highchairs and stair gates are provided free of charge and there are also a couple of blackout blinds available to borrow. There is also a wildlife area with a pond and several other birds and animals which is available for guests to enjoy.
9. Swinton Park – Be King of the Castle!
Swinton Park is a luxury castle in the Yorkshire Dales which welcomes babies and toddlers. All 31 rooms have room for a cot, and the hotel provides a goody bag for babies including baby bathtime products, a teddy bear, bibs, spoons and wipes.
There is a playroom full of toys, a room full of kites and bikes, an outdoor play area and even a Bird of Prey centre! There is an excellent children’s menu and the hotel are happy to puree, blend or warm up food. The market town of Ripon and the Yorkshire Dales are easily accessible from Swinton Park.
10. Thief Hole Cottages – Tucked away in the North Yorkshire Countryside!
These 4 luxury barn conversions accommodate up to 16 people so are perfect for holidays with a group of friends or extended families. All the usual baby equipment such as high chairs, travel cots, sterilisers, baby monitors, bed guards, potty and crockery is provided so you don’t need to worry about bringing it with you.
Outside there is an play area with a swing, slide and playhouse, and there is a box of toys for playing indoors.
Attractions like Flamingo Land, the North Yorks Railway and Lighwater Valley are close by.
Find out more about Thief Hole Cottages here
11. Wrea Head Holiday Cottages – 2 miles from Scarborough
Wrea Head Holiday Cottages are located just 2 miles from the seaside town of Scarborough, surrounded by the beautiful countryside of the North Yorkshire National Park.
The 9 cottages are set around attractive gardens and have stunning views towards the sea and Scarborough Castle. There is an indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi with a pool side playpen. Outside there are extensive lawned gardens and a summerhouse.
Toddlers will love playing in the Teddy Bear’s Cottage – a 2 story full furnished playhouse in its own garden complete with Mummy, Daddy and Baby Bear! The seaside towns of Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Whitby are close by.
12 Broadgate Farm Cottages – Farm Holidays in Yorkshire!
Broadgate Farm Cottages are just 2 miles from the market town of Beverley, and have 4* and 5* holiday cottages set in 19 acres of grass and woodland. There are pigs, sheep, chickens and sometimes cattle and ponies on the farm, and the owners are always happy to chat to children about the animals.
The cottages range from 2 bedroom to 6 bedroom so they are perfect if you are holidaying with another family and are looking for somewhere a bit larger. The cottages are handy for visiting attractions such as The Deep in Hull, the National Railway Museum and the Yorkshire Coast.
13 Sneaton Hall – A great choice for holidays with newborn babies
2 Sneaton Hall is a gorgeous 1 bedroom baby friendly apartment a couple of miles outside Whitby. Situated on the ground floor of a restored Grade II Georgian house, this apartment is ideal for holidays with small babies. A full range of baby equipment is provided for your convenience. This apartment is luxuriously furnished and there are a few ornaments at a low level, so it is great for holidays with newborns and babies who aren’t walking yet!
Can you recommend any baby and toddler friendly places to stay in Yorkshire?