A guide to the best baby and toddler friendly hotels in the UK. Discover amazing hotels for babies and toddlers with swimming pools, playgrounds, soft play areas and near the beach. Can you recommend any more amazing baby and toddler friendly hotels in the UK? Let me know in the comments below.
#1. Another Place, The Lake District
Another Place is an award winning boutique hotel in Ullswater which is great for families with babies and toddlers. It is set in 18 acres of Lake District National Park, with a private lake shore and views over Ullswater and the fells. Families will love the free coffee, swimming pool, children’s play areas and supervised activities like crafts and forest skills. Family suites with generous main bedrooms, separate bunkrooms for children, sweeping lake views and seating areas are available. The hotel restaurant serves an early supper in the Rampsbeck Restaurant each evening between 5pm –5.45pm, and has pantry style facilities so families can prepare their own baby food. The Ofsted-registered Kids’ Zone looks after babies aged 6 months plus.
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#2. The Belfry Hotel & Resort – Birmingham
The Belfry hotel is in a great location for visiting Thomas Land (at Drayton Manor), Cadbury World and Twycross Zoo. There are large family rooms with baby equipment like changing mats, nappy bins, baby baths and bottle warmers available to borrow.
Babies and toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, interactive woodland walk where they can see the bug hotel and go den building and wildlife spotting. There is a Spa for parents and an ofsted registered Creche.
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#3. 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.
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#4. Fowey Hall Hotel – Cornwall
The fantastically toddler friendly Fowey Hall Hotel is just 15 minutes from the Eden Project and is baby, toddler and parent heaven! There are family friendly rooms, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor playground, family friendly dining – and the beach is nearby!
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#5. Crieff Hydro – Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a baby and toddler friendly resort in Perthshire with a hotel and over 50 self-catering lodges, apartments and cabins. There are 6 different places to eat, a swimming pool complex and onsite cinema (included in the price). There is an 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.
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#6. Celtic Manor – Wales
The Celtic Manor Resort is a magnificent hotel for babies and toddlers in Wales. The resort has a range of Family Rooms in the hotel as well as luxury lodges all set in 2000 acres of parkland. There is a superb swimming pool, a family friendly restaurant and an adventure playground as well as a busy activity programme.
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#7. Sands Resort, Cornwall
The Sands Resort is a family friendly hotel just outside Newquay. There is something for everyone at the Sands Resort including spacious Family Suites with a separate sleeping area for little ones, various children’s dining options and a Spa. Parents can make use of the baby listening service whilst catching up over good food and wine in the Restaurant. Babies and toddlers will love the bouncy castle, swimming pool, soft play area and outdoor play area (especially the pirate ship!).
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#8. Auchrannie Resort – The Isle Of Arran
The luxury Auchrannie Resort in the Isle of Arran comprises of 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.
Arran is a great place to go on holiday 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. Don’t miss the new Isle Be Wild adventure playground at Brodick Castle owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
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#9. The Ickworth – Suffolk
The Ickworth is a great choice if you are looking for a baby and toddler friendly hotel in in the countryside. It is set in 1800 acres of National Trust parkland in the beautiful Suffolk countryside, and is a member of the Luxury Family Hotels group. The Ickworth Estate is perfect for cycling around and bikes are provided free of charge by the hotel. There is also an indoor swimming pool, Fairy Garden, complimentary childcare and a family friendly dining. Parents can make use of the free baby listening service and enjoy an adults only meal in the restaurant.
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#10. Bovey Castle Devon
The super impressive Bovey Castle in Devon is located in the heart of the Dartmoor National Park in Devon. Families with babies and toddlers are exceptionally well catered for at this hotel; from the large Family Bedrooms with adjoining children’s rooms attached to the main bedroom, through to the indoor swimming pool. There are free falconry displays, a playroom, woodland walks and a range of activities onsite (mainly during the summer holidays). There are plenty of opportunities for parents to relax at Bovey Castle too in the Spa, on the golf course or over afternoon tea.
This hotel is a great choice for a weekend or short break with a baby or toddler. If you can drag yourself away from the hotel, there are lots of beaches within a hour’s drive or the wonderful Miniature Pony Centre is a few minutes drive away.
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#11. Tregenna Resort – Cornwall
Tregenna Castle Resort is a luxury family friendly resort overlooking St Ives, and within walking distance of the beach. There is a hotel with 80 rooms (including family rooms), and a huge range of self catering options including 70 cottages and apartments. There is a choice of restaurants, bars and swimming pools with a jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Toddlers will love the woodland walks and sub tropical gardens. There is also a Castle Kids day care club which has been awarded Outstanding status.
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#12. Calcot Manor – Gloucestershire
Calcot Manor is a former farmhouse near Tetbury in Gloucestershire, which has been transformed into a luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel. Situated in over 200 acres of rolling English countryside, Calcot Manor has large family rooms with separate bedrooms for children, fresh fruit, coffee, tea, biscuits and luxury aromatherapy products. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, and the outdoor swimming pool in summer. The Playzone is an Ofsted registered creche for younger visitors, which is fully equipped with arts and crafts, educational toys and games. Outside there is a pirate play ship, natural trail, mini football pitch and loads of space to run around and explore.
Parents can book a beauty treatment in the Calcot Spa or relax in the hotel’s own pub with the papers. The Conservatory restaurant serves locally sourced seasonal food nightly. Parents can make use of the free baby listening service or book a baby sitter.
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#13. Chewton Glen – Hampshire
Chewton Glen is a 5* country house hotel in the New Forest in Hampshire with an award-winning restaurant, spa, gym, outdoor pool and 130 acres of land to explore. The best thing about this luxury hotel are the Treehouses which are suspended 35 feet above ground and have forest views, hot tubs and a luxury children’s bedroom. Outside there is an outdoor play area, bug hotel and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Family dining is available all day including a Children’s menu and lounge menu. The Chewton Glen hotel is less than 1 mile from the coast and near to Peppa Pig World. Pony trekking in the New Forest is also available.
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#14. The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay
The Esplanade Hotel is a great choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly hotel in Cornwall. It has modern family rooms which sleep up to 6 people. Some of the rooms have sea views and some have balconies which overlook the children’s playground. The hotel is in a great location to explore the north coast of Cornwall, but also has lots of things to keep babies and toddlers entertained onsite. There is an indoor soft play area, heated indoor swimming pool and pirate ship adventure playground outside. There is also a packed entertainment schedule during the school holidays including activities such as arts and crafts, face painting and even Build A Bear.
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#15. The Fish Hotel – Worcester
The Fish Hotel in the Cotswolds has over 400 acres of space to explore, and children under the age of 3 stay for free. But the best thing about a stay at The Fish is the luxury treehouses which are designed for families of 4. There are 3 spacious treehouses with superb views over the estate, a large open plan living area, underfloor heating, and a decking area surrounding the treehouse. There is also an onsite restaurant.
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#16. Big Blue Hotel – Blackpool
The Big Blue hotel is a great choice if you are looking for a baby and toddler friendly hotel near the beach. This 4* hotel is a 2-minute walk from the beach and has its own private entrance to the Blackpool Pleasure Beach. There is free WIFI, a gym and paid parking.
Deluxe family rooms have views of Blackpool Pleasure Beach, comfy beds, a 46” flat screen TV with Freeview channels, DVD player and tea and coffee making facilities. Cots are available to borrow. The award-winning Blues Bar and Brasserie has an extensive menu as well as a Children’s menu where children can create their own pizzas.
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#17. The Grove – Cromer
The family run hotel is located on the North Norfolk coast close to the town of Cromer (make sure you try a Cromer Crab!). The hotel has family rooms in the hotel, holiday cottages and even glamping in Mongolian yurts. Families can borrow baby equipment like travel cots, high chairs, baby monitors and stair gates. There are toys in the lounge of the house, a trampoline and treehouse and even an indoor heated swimming pool. The hotel also has its own private path through woodland to Cromer Beach.
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#18. Isles of Glencoe Hotel – Scotland
Situated in a breath-taking lochside setting at the foot of Glencoe, the Isle of Glencoe hotel has a relaxed family friendly feel. There are spacious family rooms, some with Lochside views and cots are available to hire. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, and parents can take some time to chill out in the leisure complex. Outside there are Lochside trails and the hotel is close to the Oban Sea Life Centre and the famous Hogwarts Express!
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#19. The TLH Derwent Hotel – Torquay
The 3* TLH Derwent Hotel is a short walk away from the beach in Torquay and has family friendly rooms, a luxury Spa and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool. Family rooms are available for 3, 4 and 5 people and include TV, radio, complimentary tea and coffee and toiletries. Free WIFI is also provided. There is also family friendly nightly entertainment.
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#20. Trefeddian Hotel – Wales
The award winning Trefeddian hotel in Aberdovey, Wales is perfect for a break with babies and toddlers. It is minutes walk from Aberdovey beach, and also close to attractions like the Talyllyn Railway. Family rooms are available (sleeping up to 5 people), and there is a complimentary baby listening service throughout the hotel so that parents can enjoy a meal when the little ones are tucked up in bed. Toddlers will love the Children’s Super Menu which offers a range of food options especially for them. Outside there is a play area, and an indoor play area and games room. There is even a swimming pool and Spa at the hotel too.
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#21. The Merton Hotel – Jersey
The Merton Hotel is a baby and toddler 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. They will love the 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.
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#22. The Hilton Coylumbridge – Aviemore
The Hilton Coylumbridge is a baby and toddler friendly hotel in the Scottish Highlands. This resort style hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a Fun House with a large soft play, ball pit and slides and tunnels set over 3 floors. There is nightly entertainment including a children’s disco, and family friendly dining. The hotel is in a perfect location to explore the Cairngorms. Entry to 2 local attractions is included in the price of your stay.
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#23. Park Plaza County Hall – London
The Park Plaza hotel has a special Family Getaway package which includes extras such as free breakfast, lunch and dinner for children under 12, goodie bags on arrival, free in room movies and free WIFI for the whole family. Family rooms have pull out soft beds, an additional TV in the living area, and the family rooms at the Park Plaza County Hall and Park Plaza Westminster Bridge have kitchenettes.
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#24. Royal Garden Hotel – Kensington
How would your little one fancy whizzing around Kensington Park on a micro scooter? All stays at the Royal Garden Hotel in Kensington include the loan of free micro scooters for children (and parents) to use around Kensington Park. This is in addition to toys and games, wigwam play tents in your room, early children’s dining from 5.30pm and a babysitting service. Kids get a free milkshake or smoothie when they eat in the Park Terrace Restaurant. The Science Museum and Natural History Museum are just a short walk away from the hotel.
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#25. Bedruthan Steps – 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. Toddlers will love playing on the outdoor wooden ship, in the adventure playground or bouncing on the trampoline.
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#26. CBeebies Land Hotel
A stay at the CBeebies Land hotel is a dream come true for any Postman Pat / Octonauts or In The Night Garden loving baby or toddler! The hotel is bursting with music, stories and activities throughout the day including Bing Live Shows, a Tots Disco and even Star Gazing. Toddlers can play with the toys in the special entertainment wall before heading up to their room or suite for a cozy nights sleep.
All rooms at the CBeebies Land Hotel have free baby equipment such as toddler steps, baby baths, plug socket protectors and cots. The hotel is just a short walk to the monorail where you can get to the Alton Towers theme park. All stays at the CBeebies Land Hotel include early access to the theme park so you can beat the queues.
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#27. Low Wood Bay Resort, The Lake District
The Low Wood Bay Resort is a ‘resort hotel’, overlooking Lake Windermere. The resort has family rooms, free cots and highchairs, a free baby listening service and a children’s menu in the restaurant.
One of the best things about the Low Wood Resort though is it range of leisure facilities available including an indoor swimming pool, games room, squash courts and sauna. Older children and adults may like the watersports centre which runs activities such as waterskiing, wakeboarding, canoeing and kayaking.
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#28. The Lakeside Hotel, The Lake District
The Lakeside Hotel is located on the quieter side of Lake Windermere, and is next door to the Lakes Aquarium and Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway.
There are also more than 10 boat cruises departing from the lake so you can explore other resorts on the Lake such as Bowness and Ambleside.
The Lakeside Hotel has 8 Family rooms which can accommodate up to 3 children, and some of them have a second internal bedroom with bunk beds. Families are catered for in the restaurants and there is a special under 14’s menu with favourites such as shepherd pie and create your own pasta. Toddlers will also love having a dip in the hotel’s 17m swimming pool.
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#29. Knoll House Hotel, Dorset
Knoll House Hotel is in an amazing location just a few minutes walk from Studland Bay with its white sands and calm waters. The National Trust manages Studland Beach, and organises plenty of activities during the summer months such a beach volley ball and kayaking. The Knoll House hotel has loads of great facilities for babies and toddlers including a playroom which is jam packed full of toys, tables and chairs for drawing and sofas where parents can relax. There is also an adventure playground with slides and a pirate ship as well as a heated outdoor swimming pool and paddling pool. 2 and 3 bedroom suites are available.
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#30. Gleneagles, Auchterarder
Gleneagles is one of Scotland’s most famous hotels, but did you know it also welcomes families with babies and toddlers? Sumptuous family rooms are available, and there is also an indoor swimming pool to have a dip in. The Little Glen is a magical land full of toys, games, castles and dressing up costumes. There are also specific activities for babies and toddlers at Gleneagles including hand and foot painting, sandpit and water play. Extra activities are available for children aged 3-5.
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#31. Peebles Hydro – Scottish Borders
Peebles Hydro is part of the Crieff Hydro family of hotels, and is a spa hotel in the Scottish borders. Babies and toddlers are welcome (under 2s stay for free). Family rooms are available and the hotel also has a creche, woodland walks, indoor play area and swimming pool.
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#32. Woolley Grange, Nr Bath
Woolley Grange is a beautiful Jacobean manor house on the edge of the Cotswolds, near to Bath. It is heaven for families with babies and toddlers who are looking for a relaxing break for the whole family! Little ones can get involved in egg collecting, exploring the Good Life garden, pond dipping and meeting Simon the rabbit and the pigs. There is also an indoor and outdoor pool which is open in the summer months. All stays also include 2 hours complimentary childcare and a free baby listening service so parents can have a meal together or head to the Spa.
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#33. Rockliffe Hall
Rockliffe Hall is located on the banks of the River Tees in the picturesque County Durham countryside. There are loads of things for babies and toddlers at Rockliffe Hall including the amazing Mischmasch which is Rockliffe Hall’s new wonderland of curiosities inspired by Lewis Carroll. There are various cabins to explore including an Alice in Wonderland inspired adventure play, water play (bring a towel!), cinema, bird hide and wild flower trail. There is also an indoor swimming pool and a special children’s breakfast to enjoy.
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#34. Saunton Sands, Devon
Saunton Sands is a 4* beachside hotel in Devon with amazing views of Saunton sands, the dunes and the sea. The hotel has a relaxed family friendly feel with family rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, AA Rosette restaurant and a luxury Spa. All stays include 2 hours free childcare for babies aged 6 weeks plus per day in the supervised playroom. The hotel also has a Baby Go Lightly service where parents can borrow baby and toddler equipment. No wonder Jo Jo Maman Bebe chose Saunton Sands as the location for their 2018 photo shoot!
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#35. Macdonald Aviemore Resort
This family friendly resort is made up of a collection of 4* hotels located in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park. There are 7 restaurants including Spey Burger and an American-style family diner serving burgers, burritos and milkshakes. Families have free access to the resort’s leisure facilities within Aviemore Activity Centre which is ust a 5 minute walk away. This includes a swimming pool, soft play, children’s activity rooms, gym and café. Family rooms are available.
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#36. The Chessington Resort Hotel
Chessington is a great day out for toddlers. There are 10 themed lands, over 40 rides, a Zoo, Sealife Centre, live shows and playgrounds too. It’s free entry for children under the age of 3 too, and there are more than 18 rides and attractions just for toddlers including the extra special Gruffalo River Ride Adventure. Take your time and book a Gruffalo or Room on the Broom room at the onsite Azteca or Safari Resort Hotels for an extra treat. These include a separate children’s sleeping area, 2pm check in and fast track access to selected rides. The hotel also has a swimming pool and family entertainment.
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#37. Soar Mill Cove, Devon
The Soar Mill Cove is a fantastic baby and toddler friendly hotel right by the sea near trendy Salcombe in Devon. This beautiful 4* hotel is set in 2000 acres of National Trust countryside and has a heated salt water indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and Ocean Spa with spa and beauty treatments for parents. There is a gorgeous restaurant with stunning views and a coffee shop and Champagne bar at the hotel.
Family rooms with super comfy beds, Molton Brown toiletries and pool robes are available. Rooms also have a private patio and French doors leading to the gardens. The SW Coast Path is on the doorstep so there are plenty of opportunities for family walks and picnics. East Soar Farm and the National Marine Aquarium are close by.
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#38. St Ives Hotel, St Annes on Sea
This family owned hotel has great value baby and toddler breaks during term time. The hotel is just across the road from St Anne’s beach and is also close to Blackpool. Children under the age of 3 stay and eat free, and there is an indoor swimming pool and toddler play area to keep little ones entertained. The hotel also has complimentary milk for babies bottles and a bottle warming service. Family rooms area available.
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