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
Babies and toddlers will love helping Farmer Malcolm feed the animals and collect the eggs at Clydey Cottages. Plus, there is a playground, swimming pool and an indoor soft play and playroom onsite so you don’t have to go out if you don’t want to.
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.
Learn More – https://www.clydeycottages.co.uk/
#2. Bluestone 5* Holiday Park, Wales
Bluestone is a 5* holiday park in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales set in a forest with luxurious lodges, a spa and an indoor waterpark.
The 4 night midweek Toddler Breaks at Bluestone start from £199 per family and have loads of activities and entertainment specifically for toddlers such as singing and dancing, story telling, puppet shows, mini beast hunts and pond dipping. There is also a Hobbit and Fairy’s Secret Village for toddlers to explore!
Don’t miss the special Christmas themed toddler breaks to Kingdom Of The Elves! Or visit between Jan and March 2019 and experience the magical, interactive Winter Lights in the Village and on the Nature Trail!
Families also 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.
Learn More – Christmas Kingdom Of The Elves Breaks
Learn More – Winter Lights Breaks At Bluestone
#3. Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Lakes is a holiday park in Lincolnshire with amazing facilities for babies and toddlers. There is a small lakeside beach, aeroplane themed playground and load of amazing activities for babies and toddlers such as Pirate Play, Superhero Academy, pottery painting and nature rangers. Plus, there is an outdoor cinema in summer too!
Stay in one of the new TriBeCa caravans with a hot tub for the ultimate luxury!
4 night midweek breaks at Tattershall Lakes cost from £169 per family.
Learn More – https://www.awayresorts.co.uk/tattershall-lakes/
#4. Humble Bee Farm, Yorkshire
Humble Bee Farm is a working farm less than 5 miles from the beach in the idyllic Yorkshire Wolds. As well as being the home of lots of happy animals, Humble Bee Farm also offers glamping experiences for families looking to enjoy life on the farm without sacrificing any of their home comforts. This includes stays in Wigwams, Yurts, Bell Tents and luxury cottages – all surrounded by rolling Yorkshire countryside, and with loads of facilities onsite for babies, toddlers and children of all ages.
There are animals to feed, a fab playground and also a packed schedule of events including Nature Walks, Lambing Weekends and Bat and Owl walks.
Learn More – https://humblebeefarm.co.uk/
#5. The Old Station At Allerston – Converted Train Carriages, Yorkshire
These converted train carriages near the market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire are a great place to take a baby or toddler on holiday. The spacious train carriages are really well appointed overlooking beautiful countryside with a little playground and chickens to feed. The carriages are just 30 minutes away from the coast and are close to the Dalby Forest with the Gruffalo Trail, and York. Highly recommended.
Learn More – https://www.theoldstationallerston.co.uk/
Read More – 5 Train Carriages To Stay In With A Toddler
#6. Netttlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm is a working farm on the Isle of Wight near the seaside town of Ventnor. The farm has loads of opportunities for animal loving toddlers to learn about life on a farm (or just cuddle a sheep!).
There is loads of grass to play games on and a wendy house, wooden tractor and climbing frame.
Learn More – https://nettlecombefarm.co.uk/
#7. Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire
Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village 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.
More Info- Ribby Hall Village
#8. Darwin Forest Country Park, The Peak District
Darwin Forest is a 5* holiday park set in a forest in the Peak District. Some of the holiday homes even have their own hot tub.
There is an indoor swimming pool, indoor soft play and outdoor adventure playground for babies and toddlers.
Cycle hire is available and there are plenty of bike trails to explore the forest using your own steam.
More Info – Landal Darwin Forest
#9. Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight
Away Resort’s Whitecliff Bay, is a fantastic place to stay with babies and toddlers Recently refurbished, Whitecliff Bay has loads of facilities for toddlers including 2 playgrounds, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, onsite entertainment – and best of all its own private beach within walking distance of the park.
There is a range of accommodation at Whitecliff Bay including quirky caravans, classic camping, luxury lodges or chic little chalets.
Whitecliff Bay also has lots of amazing activities for toddlers such as Pirate Play, Superhero Academy, Mad Scientist Workshops, Sand and Slime and Lava Lamps. This is in addition to puppet shows, storytime sessions, balance bikes classes and parent and toddler swimming lessons.
Short breaks at Whitecliff Bay start from £160 per family.
Read More – Whitecliff Bay With Babies And Toddlers
#10. The Sands Resort, Cornwall
The Sands Resort is a baby and toddler friendly hotel 10 minutes from the beach. 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.
More Info – The Sands Resort
#11. Cwmcrwth Farm, Wales
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.
More Info – https://www.cwmcrwthfarm.co.uk/
Read More – 15 Awesome Farm Holidays For Toddlers
#12. Bruern Cottages, The Cotswolds
Bruern Cottages is an exclusive collection of 12 luxury cottages, near to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. All of the cottages are exquisitely designed in an English country style at the same time as providing a homely and cosy base for families. There are excellent facilities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, playground, 2 storey wendy house and play cabin as well as 4 acres of gardens to play in.
Parents will love the Spa and Gym onsite!
There is loads to do in the local area including days out at Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Birdland, Blenheim Palace or Warwick Castle.
Read More – Bruern Cottages – Luxury Cottages In The Cotswolds Which Are Perfect For Babies And Toddlers
#13. Moonfleet Manor, Dorset
Moonfleet Manor is a luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel in Dorset. There are loads of facilities and activities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, indoor play area, outdoor play area and onsite creche.
There is also a family friendly restaurant which serves a Children’s High Tea and has Adult Only dining later in the evening.
More Info – Moonfleet Manor Hotel
Read More – Moonfleet Manor With Babies And Toddlers
#14. Gladwins Farm, Suffolk
Gladwins Farm Cottages are set in 22 acres of Suffolk countryside so there is plenty of room for toddlers 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!
Learn More – https://www.mulberrycottages.com/gladwins-farmhouse/
#15. Sandymouth Holiday Park, Cornwall
Sandymouth Holiday Park is located in North Cornwall’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in an area offering the best of beach and rural life. The park is just a short walk from Sandymouth Bay and only 15 mins drive from Bude.
There are loads of facilities for babies and toddlers at Sandymouth, including an indoor swimming pool and outdoor splash pool, sports pitch and activity programme. Fun activities for toddlers include Clown Academy and Pirates Paradis! There is an outdoor gym trail for parents who want to keep fit whilst on holiday.
Learn More – Sandymouth Holiday Park
#16. The Salty Dog Holiday Cottage, Camber Sands
The Salty Dog is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Camber Sands, East Sussex. 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.
More Info – The Salty Dog Holiday Cottage
#17. Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Cornwall
The Bedruthan Hotel is set in a stunning clifftop position above the beach on the North Cornwall coast. It is also within walking distance of the famous Bedruthan Steps. The facilities for babies are excellent – there are baby exploring play areas including ball pools, slides and swings plus wooden ride on toys and even a baby rocking horse.
There are 3 outdoor swimming pools at the hotel including a shallow one for little ones, and an indoor one too.
Learn More – Bedruthan Steps Hotel
#18. Sandy Balls Holiday Village, New Forest
If you want to combine a trip to Peppa Pig World with a toddler holiday in a 5* holiday village, why not consider Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest. Surrounded by the New Forest, ponies and woodland walks, this holiday park has loads for toddlers to do including an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, cycling, alpaca walks, bush craft school, an adventure playground and a soft play. There is also an onsite restaurant, shop and evening entertainment.
Special midweek ‘Little Campers’ toddler breaks are available throughout the year. These include things like parent and toddler swim sessions, kids eat free in the restaurant and nature experiences.
Families can choose to stay in luxury lodges, caravans, pods, tents and pitches.
Learn More – https://www.awayresorts.co.uk/sandy-balls/
#19. The Merton Hotel, Jersey
The Merton Hotel is a family friendly hotel in Jersey close to the beach and St Helier.
There are 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.
More Info – The Merton Hotel Jersey
#20. Wheeldon Trees Farm, The Peak District
Close to Buxton and Bakewell, Wheeldon Trees Farm 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!
Learn More – https://www.wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk/
#21. Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages, Cornwall
There are a cluster of baby and toddler friendly cottages at Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages, near to Bude in Cornwall. They have amazing facilities for babies and toddlers – including the opportunity for toddlers to go on a pony ride at the onsite stables! The cottages are ½ a mile from the nearest road and have an enormous lawn outside of them for running and around and playing.
There is also an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, Spa and Under 6s playroom packed full of toys. Outside there is a sandpit, wendy house, sand pit, trampoline and wooden fort.
Summerleaze Beach and the popular Bude Sea Pool are also close by. A Baby sitting service is also available.
Learn More – https://www.broomhillmanor.co.uk/
#22. Gitcombe House Country Cottages – Devon
There are fantastic leisure facilities for babies and toddlers at Gitcombe House, 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.
#23. Crieff Hydro Resort, Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a family friendly resort in Perthshire with a hotel, and over 50 self-catering lodges, apartments and cabins. There are 6 different places to eat, and a swimming pool complex and onsite cinema (included in the price).
There is a activity centre which includes an indoor castle with trampolines, ball pool and separate baby area. Educational activities like nature trails and painting are included in the price too.
There is a Spa onsite which offers a New Mum Treatment package designed to relax and revitalise new parents!
Note – Prices include up to 2 childcare sessions a day, but this is only for children aged 2+.
Learn More – https://www.crieffhydro.com/
#24. Burnfoot Holiday Cottages, Northumberland
Burnfoot Holiday 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.
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.
Learn More – https://www.burnfootholidaycottages.co.uk/
Read More – 10 Things To Do In Northumberland With A Toddler
#25. Hendra Holiday Park, Cornwall
Hendra Holiday Park is located just outside Newquay and offers camping pitches, glamping, camping pods, touring caravans, motorhomes and caravans and lodge style accommodation. It is really convenient for visiting Padstow, St Ives, Tintagel, Mevagissy, Lands End, the Eden Project and St Michael’s Mount.
One of the best things about a holiday at Hendra Holiday Park is the Oasis Pool which is an indoor swimming pool with water flumes, fountain slides, geysers and a toddlers area. There is also evening entertainment with bars, restaurants, takeaways, coffee bar and amusements onsite.
Toddlers will love playing in the indoor and outdoor play areas, and taking part in the wide range of activities on offer including Soccer Stars, Pirate Academy and Toddler Splash Time. There are plenty of activities for older children too.
Learn More – Hendra Holiday Park
#26. Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall
If you are looking for an amazing baby friendly cottage in Cornwall with animals to feed, an indoor swimming pool and loads of outdoor space to play in – look no further than Glynn Barton cottages. Run by James and Pippa, with help from their 2 young sons, Freddie and Max, these delightful 8 cottages are in an ideal location just round the corner from the Eden Project.
As well as the great location, the facilities on site are great for babies. They have a heated indoor pool, soft play barn, games room (with loads of toys), huge outdoor fort, tennis court, toddler ride on area and daily animal feeding. There is also 13 acres of space to explore, including a nature trail which is excellent for spotting wildlife.
Learn More – Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages
#27. Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon
There is a lovely indoor pool heated to a toasty 30 degrees, where babies can learn to swim with a private ASA registered instructor. As well as the pool, there is a hot tub and games room with toys suitable for babies all the way up to big kids!
Outside there is a little play house, climbing frame, slide, swing ball and football net. Robin Hill Farm Cottages are near to a couple of sandy beaches and some great all weather attractions including the Big Sheep and the newly extended Milky Way which is a brilliant soft play centre.
Learn More – Robin Hill Farm Cottages
#28. Mazzard Farm Cottages, Devon
Just outside the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon, Mazzard Farm has a cluster of cottages with animals to feed, a children’s play area, ride on toys – and they even put a paddling pool out if it is hot!
Treatments and a personal chef are available if you want a bit of pampering.
More Info – http://www.mazzardfarm.com/
#29. Uppergate Farm, Yorkshire
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.
Learn More – Uppergate Farm
#30. A Dinosaur Themed Yurt In The Isle Of Wight
Kids Love Yurts in the Isle of Wight have themed yurts, which are designed for families with toddlers and young children. ?Guests can choose from a dinosaur, enchanted woodland or under the sea themed yurt, which also have hot water, electricity, a kitchen and an ensuite shower room with a flushing toilet. There are wood burners inside the yurts for cosy nights, handmade draft excluders and comfy beds with memory foam mattresses. All bedding and kitchen equipment is free of charge including bed guards, and cots.
Each yurt has toys and books based on the theme. Toddlers will love the dinosaur table, mini dinosaurs, teddies, toys and books in the dinosaur themed yurt. Outside there is a nature based outdoor play area with a mud kitchen, bug hotel and jumping beams.
Learn More – Kids Love Yurts
#31. Barmouth Bay Holiday Park, Wales
Barmouth Bay holiday park is in an ideal location – between the mountains of Snowdonia and the sea. Run by Away Resorts, this holiday park is great for families with babies and toddlers as it has direct beach access, an indoor heated swimming pool, a play area and a packed activity schedule (during school holidays).
There is a range of accommodation at Barmouth Bay including luxury caravans and lodges (some with hot tubs!), glamping pods and tents. Short breaks at Barmouth Bay start from £112 per family for 2 nights.
Learn More – https://www.awayresorts.co.uk/barmouth-bay/
#32. Gwynfryn Farm Holidays, Wales
Gwynfryn Farm is an organic dairy farm 1 mile from Pwllheli, which is the main town on the Lleyn Peninsula. It’s hard to imagine toddlers getting bored here. There is an indoor swimming pool, games room, soft play, tennis court, football pitch and adventure playground. Plus, there are cats, dogs, pigs, hens, goats, lambs and cows to feed and help look after.
Learn More – http://gwynfrynfarm.co.uk/
#33. Cardigan Bay Holiday Park, Wales
This 5* holiday park in Pembrokeshire gets rave reviews from families for its facilities, spotlessly clean caravans and close proximity to the beach which is just a 10 minute walk away. The park is family run with a laid-back feel, and prides itself on not being too noisy, busy or overcrowded.
There is an indoor tropical swimming pool with a retractable roof, and the main pool has a shallow area attached to it which is ideal for smaller children. Plus, there is a separate baby pool.
Toddlers will also love the children’s playground, football pitch, onsite restaurant and disco during peak times.
Families can choose to stay in one of the caravans onsite or one of the 2 luxury lodges (with hot tubs!)
Poppit Sands beach is in walking distance, but there are also lots of other family friendly beaches nearby.
Learn More – Cardigan Holiday Park
#34. Farmer James’ Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Farmer James has 2 baby and toddler friendly cottages near Port Isaac 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.
Learn More – http://www.farmerjames.co.uk/
Read More – 25 Things To Do In Cornwall With Toddlers
#35. Old Oak Cottages, Yorkshire
They 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.
Read More – 59 Things To Do In Yorkshire With Toddlers