With impressive castle, beautiful beaches and lush forests Northumberland is a great place for a holiday with a baby or toddler. Read on to discover the best places to stay with babies and toddlers in Northumberland including amazing baby and toddler friendly holiday parks and cottages.
#1. Haggerston Castle Holiday Park
Haggerston Castle is the perfect holiday park for babies and toddlers in Northumberland. First up, there is actually a castle at Haggerston Castle as well as landscaped gardens, beautiful lakes and a heated indoor swimming pool. There is also an entertainment complex, Burger King, Papa John’s Pizza and fab activities for toddlers such as Nature Rockz, Learn to Bike sessions (aged 2+) and pottery painting. The beach is just 3 miles away. Haggerston Castle has a range of caravans to suit all budgets and family sizes.
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#2. Cresswell Towers Holiday Park
Cresswell Towers Holiday Park is located at Druridge Bay in Northumberland. The 6-mile-long beach is just a 5 minute walk away and has plenty of golden sands for sandcastle making and rock pools for exploring. Back at the park, there is a heated indoor swimming, pool, playground, family friendly entertainment and food and drink available in The Tower Tavern. The park is expecting a range of brand-new caravans for 2020.
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#3. Landal Kielder Waterside
Kielder Waterside is an award-winning holiday park with luxury self-catering forest lodges, an indoor heated swimming pool and sauna, restaurant and bar and the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre. It is set on the stunning shores of Kielder Water which is ideal for forest walks, cycling or simply just running around. Families can take the Osprey Ferry across the lake, let off steam in the playground or take part in the fab activities for children aged 3+ – Little Tikes, Pirates Adventure or Little Archers is sure to be a favourite with little ones!!
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#4. Cheviot Holiday Cottages
Cheviot Holiday Cottages are award winning baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in Northumberland. All of the cottages have been luxuriously furnished with little touches such as freshly made bread on your arrival, super comfy beds and a roaring fire for cozy nights in. Beamish, Alnwick Garden and beaches at Bambrugh and Seahouses are also close by.
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#5. Slaley Hall Lodges
Set in 1000 acres of beautiful woodland, Slaley Hall Lodges offer the perfect opportunity for a relaxing holiday with a baby or toddler. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, play area, sauna and steam room at the resort. The luxury lodges sleep between 4 and 8 people and have open plan living areas, flat screen TVs, patios and countryside views.
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#6. Riverside Holiday Park
Riverside Holiday Park is a baby and toddler friendly holiday park on the edge of the Northumberland National Park. It is a just a short stroll from the little of Wooler, and has an offsite swimming pool for guests, outdoor play area and bar and restaurant. Bamburgh, Seahouses and Alnwick are also close by.
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#7. Whitley Bay Holiday Park
This big and bustling holiday park is a short walk from golden sands as well as the famous St Mary’s Lighthouse. There is a heated indoor pool, outdoor play area plus a lovely nature reserve that’s perfect for family walks. Family entertainment and food can be found at the Boathouse Bar and Restaurant.
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#8. Old Town Farm Cottages – The Hemmel
There are 2 beautiful country cottages at Old Town Farm Cottages – and The Hemmel is particularly good for babies and toddlers. Old Town Farm is a small working farm with stunning countryside views. The Hemmel is a modern cottage which has retained its traditional features and has bags of character and luxurious touches like roaring fires, country kitchens and gorgeous bedrooms. Kielder Water, Hadrian’s Wall and Alnwick are nearby.
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#9. Burnfoot Cottages
Burnfoot Holiday Cottages is a complex of baby and toddler friendly cottages near the village of Netherton in Northumberland. The cottages are set in 2 acres of countryside and have a large safe area in which toddlers can play. They will also love playing in the play area and having a bounce on the trampolines. Don’t miss doing some wildlife spotting – if you are lucky, you may even see otters, kingfishers or badgers!
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#10. Beacon Hill Farm
Award winning Beacon Hill Farm has 15 cottages on a farm near Alnwick and Morpeth. Druridge Bay, with its 7 miles of empty golden sands, lies 8 miles to the east. Beacon Hill Farm is a beautiful estate, with 50 acres of ancient beech woods, 300 acres of parkland and grass fields. The cottages are a real home from home with electric ovens, microwave, TV, radio, CD and DVD, IPod docks, WiFi and Sky sports. There is also a Spa to revitalise tired parents and a playground for little ones to let off steam!!
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