Fancy taking your toddler on a staycation this year? A staycation is a great way of discovering the UK and it’s beautiful beaches, lakes, mountains and of course the amazing attractions and days out which we are lucky to have in the UK.
BEST Staycations For Babies & Toddlers
#1. Sandymouth Holiday Park, Cornwall
Sandymouth Holiday Park is a great choice for a staycation for a baby or toddler. It’s just a short walk from Sandymouth Bay and has an indoor swimming pool, outdoor splash pool, sports pitch and pirate ship play area.
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#2. Finlake Holiday Resort, South Devon
Finlake Holiday Resort has a range of log cabins in one of the sunniest and warmest regions of the UK! Toddlers will love the outdoor play area and heated pool when the sun’s out, and an indoor water playground and soft play to keep boredom at bay on rainy days!
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#3. Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort, North Wales
The Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort is a great place for a staycation with toddlers. It’s located in the middle of the beaches and mountains of Snowdonia just 15 minutes from the pretty coastal village of Aberdyf and the beach with its fab sand dunes. Little ones will love the indoor swimming pool, and the outdoor pool which is open in summer months. There is even a Spa for parents.
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#4. Bluestone Holiday Resort, Pembrokeshire
Bluestone is a 5* holiday park in Pembrokeshire, south west Wales set in a forest with luxurious lodges, a spa and an indoor waterpark. Toddlers will love getting stuck into activities and entertainment such as singing and dancing, story telling, puppet shows, mini beast hunts and pond dipping. There’s also a Hobbit and Fairy’s Secret Village for toddlers to explore! The indoor Serandome is where toddlers can play in the fab water play area whatever the weather!
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#5. Greenwood Grange Cottages, Dorset
Greenwood Grange is a collection of 17 luxury baby and toddler friendly cottages in Dorset. The cottages are a short drive from the seaside town of Weymouth, and have an indoor swimming pool and farm animals onsite. There is plenty of space to run around in outside as well as a full-size play yurt, toys and a football net.
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#6. Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight
Away Resort’s Whitecliff Bay, is a fantastic place for a staycation with a toddler. 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.
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#7. Jersey, The Channel Islands
Jersey is a great place for a staycation with a toddler. Just a short flight or a high speed ferry ride away from the mainland with no time difference, Jersey has long beaches, lots of sunshine and the world famous Durrell Zoo. Les Ormes has 2 family friendly holiday resorts in Jersey and has swimming pools, playgrounds and activities for young children. The Durrell Wildlife Camp is the ultimate experience for animal loving toddlers. Families can stay in 5* luxury glamping tents close to the animals from the Durrell Wildlife Park.
#8. Auchrannie Resort, The Isle Of Arran, Scotland
Arran is a great choice for a staycation with a baby or toddler. Known as a Scotland in miniature, the Isle of Arran has mountains in the north of the island and beaches and rolling hills in the south. There are castles, secret beaches, museums, walks, stunning sea views and loads of wildlife.
The luxury Auchrannie Resort in the Isle of Arran has two 4* hotels, thirty 5* luxury lodges, 3 restaurants, 2 leisure clubs and a new children’s Playbarn. The resort is just 5 minutes drive from the ferry terminal and Brodick village.
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#9. Norfolk Woods Holiday Park, Norfolk
Norfolk Woods is a new holiday resort with luxurious lodges (some with hot tubs!) in Norfolk. There is an indoor swimming pool with a splash area for toddlers, as well as a sauna, steam room and jacuzzi. Parents can escape to the Norfolk Woods Spa for some well-deserved pampering.
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#10. Landal Kielder Waterside, Northumberland
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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#11. Fallbarrow Holiday Park, The Lake District
This 5* holiday park is in one of the best locations in the Lake District; on the shores of Lake Windermere and a 5-minute stroll into Windermere town centre itself. The park itself is very peaceful and has a range of caravan accommodation to suit all budgets. Toddlers will love the outdoor playground, sports court and feeding the ducks from the shores of the lake.
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#12. Hoburne Holiday Park, Cotswolds
Hoburne Cotswold is set inside Cotswold Water Park, the largest water park in Britain – there are over 150 lakes set over 40 square miles. Little ones will love the outdoor heated pool and the indoor leisure pool with its water slides.
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#13. Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The New Forest
If you’re looking for a baby and toddler friendly staycation close to Peppa Pig World, check out Sandy Balls Holiday Village. Surrounded by the Forest, ponies and woodland walks, this holiday park has loads for babies and toddlers 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.
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#14. Landal 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.
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#15. Asgarth Falls Holiday Park, Yorkshire
Asgarth Falls Holiday Park is in a peaceful area of the Yorkshire Dales within walking distance of Asgarth Falls waterfalls. Families can stay in luxury lodges with their own hot tubs and stunning Wensleydale views. Asgarth Falls has its own petting farm where little ones can meet alpacas, goats, Wensleydale sheep and even the resident kune kune pigs called Pepper and George. There is also a children’s playground at the park and the park’s own bar and restaurant.
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#16. Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Lakes is a holiday park in Lincolnshire which is perfect for a staycation with a baby or toddler. 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! Toddlers will love the new Splash Pad which is an interactive splash park with tipping buckets, water curtains, sea squirts, play panels and a 1m high slide!
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#17. 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.
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#18. Craig Tara Holiday Park, Scotland
Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr has all the key ingredients for a fantastic toddler staycation. As well as direct access to a beach, the park also has a heated indoor swimming pool with waterslides, sports hall and a Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village and Toddlers’ Play Village. The Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village has lots of interactive play areas and the Toddlers’ Play Village has a toy kitchen, pretend RNLI lifeboat and little shop to play in.
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#19. Griffon Forest, Flaxton, York
Fancy a staycation in a forest? Check out the log cabins with hot tubs at Griffon Forest near York. There’s a network of walking and cycling trails that weave through the woodlands, while you’re welcome to simply relax at the on-site, family-friendly restaurant. Don’t miss a trip out to York to visit the National Railway Museum and York’s Chocolate Story.
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#20. Ullswater Heights Holiday Park, The Lake District
Ullswater Heights holiday park opened in July 2019 and has luxury lodges and a secluded glamping village with deluxe safari tents complete with their own hot tub. The park is 6.5 miles from Ullswater lake where you can take a trip on the famous Ullswater Steamers or visit Aria Force waterfall. Toddlers will love playing in the playground and best of all – visiting the park’s own petting farm with rabbits, alpacas, goats and sheep.
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#21. Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest, Sherwood Forest Nottinghamshire
Fancy reliving the days of Robin Hood on your next stayction? Sherwood Forest has an on-site bug hotel, bird feeding platform and woodland trail. Plus, the play area for 1-5 year olds will be ideal for toddlers. Head further into Sherwood Forest and you’ll discover the legendary story of Major Oak, an ancient tree that’s at least 850 years old!
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Can you recommend any great baby and toddler friendly staycations?