21 Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In The UK

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Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In The UK

A holiday in the UK with a baby or toddler certainly has its advantages. It’s cheaper, you don’t have to squeeze all the baby paraphernalia into a couple of small suitcases, and the good old English weather means that sunburn won’t be too much of a problem. But where should go? These are my suggestions on the best baby and toddler friendly places to stay in the UK.

1. Clydey Cottages – Pembrokeshire

Clydey Cottages in Pembrokeshire

What type of accommodation is it?

A cluster of 10 luxury baby and toddler cottages in beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside

Why are Clydey Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

Clydey Cottages is an amazing place to go on holiday with babies and toddlers. There is daily animal feeding where children can help out feeding the pigs, goats, chickens, alpacas and donkeys. Plus, there is a playground, swimming pool and an indoor soft play and playroom onsite.

All stays include complimentary childcare so parents can book a spa treatment or relax in the hot tub while the little ones have fun with their friends.

There is loads to do in the local area if you can drag yourself away from Clydey. Some of our favourite days out were at Dyfed Shire Horse Farm, Castell Henllys Iron Age Village, and Folly Farm. Read my Mini Guide To Pembrokeshire With Babies And Toddlers for more information about Pembrokeshire.

How much does it cost?

A stay at Clydey Cottages costs from £800 for a week including 2 afternoons of complimentary children and 24 hours access to the leisure facilities.

More Information

For more information, click here Clydey Cottages

2. Gitcombe House Country Cottages – Devon

Gitcombe House

Gitcombe House

What type of accommodation is it?

8 luxury baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in South Devon

Why are Gitcombe House Country Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

Joanne and Peter, the owners of Gitcombe House Country Cottages, make a real effort to welcome families with babies and toddlers to their cottages.

There are fantastic leisure facilities, including a full size indoor swimming pool and outdoor swimming pool, hot tub and sauna – and these facilities are only shared with another 7 cottages so they don’t get too crowded.

Outside there is an adventure playground, toy shed and 14 acres of grassland to play in, as well as an indoor soft play in case it rains.

There is also loads of baby and toddler equipment available to borrow so you don’t need to bring it all with you.

The nearest beach is Blackpool Sands which is about 20 minutes away.

How much does it cost

A week stay at Gitcombe House Country Cottages cost from £750 per week in low season.

More Information

For more information visit the Gitcombe Country Cottages website.

3. Farmer James’ Farm Cottages – Cornwall

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Port Isaac – walkable from Farmer James’ cottage

What type of accommodation is it?

Two 4* holiday cottages on Farmer James’s farm just outside Port Isaac (think Doc Martin!)

Where is it?

Port Isaac in Cornwall

Why are Farmer James Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

Farmer James has great baby and toddler friendly cottages in Cornwall. Toddlers can have a go at collecting eggs, bottle feeding lambs and maybe see chicks hatching out. There is a playground (including a pirate ship) or you can explore the farm on the nature trail. Plus, the farm is in an ideal location to explore attractions such as the Eden Project, Padstow and St Ives.

How much does it cost?

From £350 a week in January

More information

Visit the Farmer James website here. Get more ideas about baby and toddler friendly places to stay in Cornwall here.

4. Bluestone – Wales

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What type of accommodation is it?

Bluestone is a 5* national park resort in Pembrokeshire, Wales

Why is Bluestone good for babies and toddlers?

The midweek Toddler Breaks (Woody Wilds Breaks) at Bluestone are fantastic value for money, and have loads of activities and entertainment specifically for toddlers such as;

Huwie the Hedgehog Woody Wilds Games (moving, dancing and singing)
Buzby’s Story Corner
Lola’s Sing-a-long
Daily Kids Hours including activities such as Messy Play, Baby Sensory and Toddler Sensory.

As well as this, you get complimentary entry to the Blue Lagoon Waterpark, the indoor Adventure Centre and the circus themed soft play. There is also evening entertainment as part of the dinnertime shows.

The accommodation comprises of luxury holiday cottages around the resort and they all have travel cots, highchairs and stair gates available as standard.

The resort is also close to Pembrokeshire’s famous beaches.

How much does it cost?

4 night breaks are available for a fantastic £149 – click here to book

The Toddler Breaks take place during a number of weeks during the year – click here for a full list of dates

5. The Ickworth Hotel – Suffolk

The Ickworth Hotel

The Ickworth Hotel

What type of accommodation is it?

A luxury boutique country style hotel on an estate in the Suffolk countryside

Where is it?

Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk

Why is The Ickworth good for babies and toddlers?

This luxury baby friendly hotel has all the key ingredients for a fantastic holiday. There is a Fairy Garden playground with trampolines, Little Tikes cars and a little playhouse, as well as an indoor swimming pool and free bike hire. The hotel offers free childcare as part of the package, so parents can escape for a catch up in the National Trust tea room or visit the Spa.

How much does it cost?

From £299 for a 2 night stay

More Information

Visit The Ickworth Hotel here

6. Robin Hill Farm Cottages – Devon

Robin Hill Farm Cottages

Robin Hill Farm Cottages

What type of accommodation is it?

6 baby friendly cottages deep in the Devon countryside

Where is it?

Bideford, North Devon

Why are Robin Hill Farm Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

Set in 14 acres of woody grassland, the cottages have an indoor games room and swimming pool heated to a toasty 30 degrees! There is a playground with an outdoor Wendy House, swings and slides, and the cottages are just 4 miles from Westward Ho! Beach. Babies and toddlers can also learn to swim at Robin Hill with swimming lessons run by an ASA approved swimming instructor.

How much does it cost?

From £365 for a week in January

More Information

More information about Robin Hill Farm here

7. The Sands Resort – Cornwall

The Sands Resort in Cornwall

The Sands Resort in Cornwall

What type of accommodation is it?

A baby and toddler friendly hotel 10 mins walk from the beach in Cornwall.

Where is it?

Porth (Newquay), Cornwall.

Why is the Sands Resort good for babies and toddlers?

The Sands Resort has excellent facilities for babies and toddlers. There is an outdoor playground (with a pirate ship!), indoor and outdoor swimming pool and indoor soft play for children. Adults will love the spa, adults only restaurant and free baby listening service.

There are spacious Family Suites, which have a separate sleeping area for babies, and a Children’s High Tea is served at 5pm. The hotel is a great location to explore all of the attractions in and around Newquay. We spent 4 nights at the Sands Resort and loved it. These are our recommendations on 25 Baby and Toddler Friendly things to do in Cornwall.

How much does it cost?

From £108 a night inc breakfast

More Information

For more information click here

8. Mazzard Farm – Devon

The playground at Mazzard Farm

The playground at Mazzard Farm

What type of accommodation is it?

6 baby friendly cottages in Devon

Where is it?

Just outside the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon.

Why is Mazzard Farm good for babies and toddlers?

Mazzard Farm have a ‘Baby’s First Holiday‘ package which is fantastic for new parents. This package includes things like a free upgrade to the next type of cottage available (or a 10% discount), the ability to cancel 24 hours before arrival and loads of baby equipment available to borrow.

Plus once you are there you can feed the animals which live on the farm and play in the children’s play area. Treatments and a personal chef are available if you want a bit of pampering.

How much does it cost?

I bedroom cottages available from £300 for a week (low season)

More Information

Visit the Mazzard Farm website

9. East Cambusmoon – Scotland

East Cambusmoon

East Cambusmoon

What type of accommodation is it?

A 2 bedroom and 4 bedroom cottage in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park

Why is East Cambusmoon good for babies and toddlers?

These sustainably designed cottages have loads of baby and toddler equipment to borrow, as well as box of age appropriate toys and books in each cottage.

The cottages are in an enviable position to explore this beautiful part of Scotland. The cottages are close to a village with a playground, restaurant / café with children’s menu and shop which sells ice cream.

Children can also climb their first peak whilst staying at East Cambusmoon Cottages – The Dumpling is a local hill with fantastic views of Loch Lomond!

How much does it cost?

The 2 bedroom cottage (The Old Dairy) is available from £600 per week.

More Information

Visit the East Cambusmoon Cottage website.

10. Darwin Forest Country Park – The Peak District

Darwin Forest Country Park

Darwin Forest Country Park

What kind of accommodation is it?

A 5* holiday park set in 47 acres of mixed woodland in the Peak District. Some of the holiday homes even have their own Spa.

Why is Darwin Country Park good for babies and toddlers?

Darwin Country Park is a great forest holiday for families with young children.

There are loads of facilities for babies and toddlers at Darwin Country Park, including an indoor swimming pool, indoor soft play and outdoor adventure playground.

Older children will like the Activity Den with pool tables, tennis tennis tables and air hockey.

Cycle hire is available and there are plenty of bike trails to explore the forest using your own steam.

There are loads of baby and toddler friendly days out in the local area including Chatsworth House, The Heights of Abraham and Crich Tramway Village.

How much does it cost?

A 4 night stay in a lodge sleeping 6 people costs from £381. Special offers are available.

More Information

Visit the Darwin Country Park website

11. The YHA – Nationwide

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Down the 199 steps to Whitby

What kind of accommodation is it?

Budget accommodation in unique properties across the country.

Why is the YHA good for babies and toddlers?

The YHA has recently embarked on a multi million pound investment programme refurbishing their properties making them more family friendly.

We had a weekend at the YHA Whitby in an private ensuite family room, and were very impressed.

There was a playroom downstairs with loads of books and toys, and a family friendly garden outside. The best thing was the location though – the YHA was located next to Whitby Abbey about a 10 minutes walk from the centre.

How much does it cost

Private ensuite family rooms cost from £39 per room per night at the Whitby YHA.

More Information

Visit the YHA Website or read ‘The YHA Just Got Toddler Friendly

12. The Salty Dog Holiday Cottage – Camber Sands

The Salty Dog

The Salty Dog

What type of accommodation is it?

A 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Camber Sands, East Sussex

Why is the Salty Dog good for babies and toddlers?

One of the best things about this fabulously appointed cottage, is the emails, stories and luggage labels which children get from Oscar the Owl before they arrive at the cottage. Oscar the Owl lives at the Salty Dog and likes to say hello to guests and greet them in flesh (well, felt actually!) when they arrive.

As well as a welcome from Oscar the Owl, children will love the playroom in the cottage, paddling pool, garden toys and playing on Camber Sands beach which is just a 5 minute walk away.

How much does it cost?

From £700 for a week

More Information

Visit the Salty Dog website.

13. Cwmcrwth Farm – Wales

Cwmcrwth Farm in Wales

Cwmcrwth Farm in Wales

What type of accommodation is it?

Toddler Farm Holidays in Wales.

Why Cwmcrwth Farm good for babies and toddlers?

Cwmcrwth Farm offers fantastic 3 / 4 night toddler farm holidays where toddlers can spend time on the farm learning about the animals and getting involved with jobs such as collecting eggs and feeding the animals.

The farm has special child sized animals which are perfect for introducing toddlers to life on the farm.

The owners also arrange toddler friendly activities such as biscuit baking, puddle splashing, pond dipping or going a scavenger hunt on an afternoon.

There is also a sandpit, ride on tractors and a trampoline to bounce on.

How much does it cost?

3 night stay from £350
4 night stay from £400

More Information

To book a toddler friendly farm holiday click here

14. Gladwins Farm – Suffolk

Gladwins Farm

Gladwins Farm

What type of accommodation is it?

9 baby, toddler and pet friendly holiday cottages in Suffolk.

Why is Gladwins Farm good for babies and toddlers?

The cottages are set in 22 acres of Suffolk countryside so there is plenty of room to run around and let off steam.

There is also an outdoor playground with swings, a rocking rooster, a wendy house complete with kitchen and a football goal for little striker tots!

If it rains, little ones can play in the soft play area especially for babies and toddlers, or go for a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool. Swimming lessons are available from the resident swimming instructor.

Finally, in addition to all the activities above. Gladstone Farm has animals to feed. Children can feed the pigs, pigmy goats, meet the horses and sheep and collect eggs – all the ingredients for a perfect holiday!

How much does it cost?

Prices average from £30 pppn off-peak and £40 pppn peak.

More Information

Visit the Gladwins Farm website.

15. Bruern Cottages – The Cotswolds

Bruern Cottages

Bruern Cottages

What type of accommodation is it?

12 luxury cottages in the hamlet of Bruern in the Cotswolds

Why are Bruern Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

These cottages are a dream destination for both parents and toddlers.

Parents will love the sumptuous furnishings in the cottages, the exquisite gardens in which the cottages are set and the range of places to visit within an hour of Bruern.

Toddlers will love the swimming pool, outdoor play area, play cabin with dressing up clothes, bikes and pedal cars.

There is also a Games Room with football table, DVDs and pool table for older children.

How much does it cost?

From £700 a week

More Information

Visit the Bruern Cottages website.

16. Netttlecombe Farm – Isle of Wight

What type of accommodation is it?

A cluster of cottages on a farm on the Isle of Wight.

Why is Nettlecombe Farm good for babies and toddlers?

These cottages are in a perfect location to explore the Isle of Wight. There are loads of animals to make friends with including the resident reindeers, Comet and Dancer!

There is loads of grass to play games on and a wendy house, wooden tractor and climbing frame.

How much does it cost?

From £360 for a week

More information

For more information click here .

Read my recommendations on things to do on the Isle of Wight with babies and toddlers. Whitecliff Bay is a toddler friendly holiday park in the Isle of Wight.

17. The Merton Hotel – Jersey

The Merton Hotel

The Merton Hotel

What type of accommodation is it?

A family friendly hotel in Jersey close to the beach and St Helier.

Why is the Merton Hotel good for babies and toddlers?

The Merton hotel has large family rooms, with separate sleeping areas for baby, and loads of facilities to keep active toddlers entertained.

There is an Aquadome which is a subtropical dome heated to 27 degrees with a water slide, cascades and lazy river. There is also an outdoor play area, crèche and indoor play room.

There are lots of eating options at the hotel and also nightly entertainment.

Jersey is a wonderful place to go on holiday with babies and toddlers. Just a short flight away from the mainland, you will feel like you are in a different country when you arrive. Spend your days on the beach, exploring St Helier or visiting the world famous Durrell Wildlife Park.

More Information

For more information, visit the Merton Hotel website.

18. Wheeldon Trees Farm – The Peak District

Wheeldon Trees Farm

Wheeldon Trees Farm

What type of accommodation is it?

A cluster of baby and toddler friendly cottages in Buxton in the Peak District

Why is Wheeldon Trees Farm good for babies and toddlers?

Close to Buxton and Bakewell, these cottages provide an ideal base to enjoy a holiday in the Peak District. There is an adventure playground onsite, a Games Room with books, toys, DVDs and games and a free hop on and hop off bus from right outside the door! Attractions such as Gullivers Kingdom and The Heights of Abraham are close by. There is also loads of baby and toddler equipment available to borrow.

How much does it cost?

A 2 bedroom cottage is available from £517 for a week in Jan

More Information

Visit the Wheeldon Trees Farm website.

19. Ribby Hall Village

What type of accommodation is it?

A 5* holiday village in Lancashire

Why is Ribby Hall good for babies and toddlers?

Ribby Hall Village comprises of 5* self catering cottages and log cabins 10 minutes drive from Blackpool and Lytham St Annes in Lancashire.

There are fantastic facilities for babies and toddlers, including a baby and toddler swimming pool, slides and toys, an indoor soft play area, outdoor adventure playground and Woodland Trail.

There are loads of activities for babies and toddlers too including Messy Time, Character Party Time, feeding the ducks at the village pond and Toddlers Tumble.

Parents can take a break too and relax in the Spa, have a massage, play golf or visit the gym.

How much does it cost?

Baby and Toddler Friendly Breaks are available from £279

More Information

Visit the Ribby Hall website.

20. Old Oak Cottages – Yorkshire

Old Oak Cottages

Old Oak Cottages

What type of accommodation is it?

A cluster of 8 luxury cottages on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors

Why are Old Oak Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

The cottages are close to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway which chugs over the Moors to the seaside town of Whitby – a fantastic day out for train fans!

Old Oak Cottages are also in a good location to explore the seaside towns of Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington, and many other family friendly attractions in beautiful North Yorkshire.

The cottages boast an indoor swimming pool, spa bath and sauna and 400 acres of farmland to explore.

There is also a playground with a climbing frame, swings, slide, play fort and trampoline.

How much does it cost?

From £460 a week

More Information

For more information click here

21. Burnfoot Holiday Cottages – Northumberland

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages

Burnfoot Holiday Cottages

What type of accommodation is it?

A group of luxury holiday cottages in the Northumberland countryide sleeping from 2 people to 10 people

Why are Burnfoot Holiday Cottages good for babies and toddlers?

These cottages are in an ideal position on the edge of the Northumberland National Park, but close enough to the coast and attractions such as the National Trust Cragside, Alnwick Castle & Gardens, Seahouses and Holy Island. Read my recommendations on things to do in with toddlers in Northumberland here.

There are 2 acres of lawns surrounding the cottages to run around in as well as 2 streams (not easily accessible to children on their own).

There is also a children’s play area with a range of outdoor play equipment including trampolines, swings and a slide.

Travel cots, highchairs and stair gates are all available to borrow.

How much does it cost

From £375 a week in low season

More Information

For more information click here

Can you recommend any other baby or toddler friendly places to stay in the UK that I should in my list? Let me know if you can.

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About Jo Addison

Mother of 2 little boys. Passionate about holidays and days out with babies and toddlers.

2 Comments

  1. This is absolutely excellent! Great list.

  2. Wow some great suggestions, Cornwall is on my wish list for next year I cant believe it is somewhere we have never been xx
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