If you are wondering where to go on holiday with a 1 year old, read on to discover the best holidays with 1 year olds in the UK, Spain, Greece, Croatia and France.
#1. Kiani Beach Resort, Crete
This amazing all inclusive complex is located on the outskirts of Kalyves village overlooking a sandy beach. Babies will love the pirate ship themed playground, and kids pool with little slides and a fountain. The hotel offers a great All Inclusive option, and family rooms are available.
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#2. The Sands Resort, Cornwall
The Sands Resort is a baby 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 will love the bouncy castle, swimming pool, soft play area and outdoor play area (especially the pirate ship!).
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#3. Pirates Village, Majorca
This pirate themed hotel is the perfect choice for swashbucklers looking for a fun filled holiday! Life is centered around the Pirates Tower Pool, which is a large lagoon shaped swimming pool with a separate area for babies.
Toddlers will love the Pirates Bay Splash Park with water slides, waterfalls and caves, and the Pirates Mini Cave Club is a kids club with a difference – there is a bouncy castle, games and a little stage. The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the beach at Santa Ponsa and close to the bars and restaurants.
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#4. Melia Cala Galdana, Menorca
The 5* Melia Cala Galdana hotel is in a great location right on Cala Galdana beach, which is one of the most beautiful beaches in Menorca. The Melia has 2 outdoor swimming pools, a shady children’s playground and a Creche for children aged 8 months+ The crèche is open between May and October and has books, toys, sleeping areas, a soft play area and a TV and DVD player. Family rooms and suites are available at the Melia too.
A great choice for families wanting a beachfront hotel where you can easily switch between days out around the pool or beach.
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5. Balansat Resort, Ibiza
This baby friendly resort is in a great location just metres from the beach in the bay of Puerto De San Miguel. There is a fantastic kid’s splash park with little waterslides, sprinklers and fountains as well as a swimming pool with a children’s section.
Bright, modern and spacious family apartments are available.
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#6. Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon
These popular holiday cottages are in a beautiful rural setting in the Devon countryside. The cottages are furnished to a high standard and each one has it’s own enclosed garden, patio and BBQ.
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, swingball 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.
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#7. La Carabasse Holiday Park, South of France
La Carabasse is one of the most prestigious holiday parks in Languedoc, on France’s Mediterranean coast. It has got a massive lagoon style swimming pool with a toddler area and also direct access to the beach which is just 800m away. The nearby town of Vias Plage has everything from bars and restaurants to discos, shops and even a fun fair. La Carabasse is only 10 minute drive from Béziers airport.
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#8. 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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Read More – 9 Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In The Peak District
#9. Ribby Hall Village, near Blackpool
Ribby Hall offers 5* baby friendly holidays at their holiday village near Blackpool. Each break includes 4 nights luxury accommodation, access to the new family swimming pool with water slides and splash zone, 2 indoor soft play areas and an outdoor adventure play area. High chairs and travel cots are also included.
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#10. Iberostar Club Cala Barca, Majorca
The Iberostar Club Cala Barca is a beachfront complex spread over 18 acres. 1 year olds will love the lagoon style swimming pools, splash park, family friendly entertainment and the nature trails which run through woodland. There is also a shady playground and an indoor soft play area for children aged up to 3. Interconnecting family rooms are available.
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#11. Royal Son Bou Family, Menorca
Regularly voted Trip Adviser’s best family friendly hotel in Spain, the Royal Son Bou Family Club is a great choice if you are looking for a hotel for a 1 year old in Menorca. There is a huge children’s swimming pool with a pirate ship and waterslides, and this area is enclosed and surrounded by artificial grass. The hotel is great for beach lovers too with direct access to Son Bou Beach which is the longest on Menorca.
There is a Kid’s Club for babies aged 0 -2. One and 2 bedroom apartments are available.
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#12. Retallack Holiday Resort, Cornwall
Retallack is a 5* holiday resort which specialises in holidays for babies and toddlers. It is situated in 100 acres of Cornish countryside close to Padstow on the north coast of Cornwall. There are luxury lodges with comfy beds, loads of mod cons and balconies with views over the lakes – some have hot tubs too.
Outside there are acres of countryside to run around in and plenty of ducks to feed around the lake. Babies will love the Twinkle Tots music sessions and Aqua Tots swimming sessions. Grownups can relax in the Health Club and Spa, indoor swimming pool, relaxation room and steam room, while the little ones are having fun in the Little Den crèche for 0-5 year olds. You can also book a babysitter and have a romantic meal in the restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner using the finest local Cornish produce.
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#13. TUI Blue Aura, Port Des Torrent, Ibiza
The TUI Blue Aura is a popular choice for families looking for a hotel which is suitable for a 1 year old. It had a complete makeover in 2019 with refurbished rooms, a renovated children’s area and fancy restaurants added. The hotel is located in a quiet resort across the road from a supermarket and gift shop, and aprox 2 minutes’ walk from Port Des Torrent Beach. You can even get the water taxi from the beach to San Antonio town, where there are loads of bars and restaurants.
There is a large pool and guests get free access to the waterpark next door. This includes a pirate themed children’s area with jets and sprinklers. There is also a soft play area and playground.
Babies are very well catered for at the TUI Blue Aura hotel with the air conditioned Baby Lounge and Baby Club for babies aged 0-2.
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#14. Olympic Lagoon, Cyprus
The 5* luxury beachfront hotel is popular with families with babies. There are 2 outdoor children’s pools, including a freshwater pool with slides, and an indoor pool.
There is a Creche for babies aged 6 months+ with a soft play area, books and toys and fully qualified staff to look after them.
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Read More – 19 Incredible Baby and Toddler Friendly Hotels In Cyprus
#15. The Almrya Hotel, Cyprus
The Almrya Hotel in Cyprus is renowned for providing excellent facilities for babies and toddlers. There is a specially designed children’s swimming pool which is shaded by an awning to protect them from the sun on hot days. There is also a ‘Baby Go Lightly’ service which lets parents’ pre order essentials such as potties, high chairs, prams, sterilisers and even crayons, colouring books, books and children’s DVDs.
There is an indoor playroom and an outdoor playground, as well as a crèche which you can book when you arrive (extra cost).
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#16. Magic Natura Animal Waterpark & Polynesian Lodge Resort– Benidorm, Costa Blanca
The Magic Natura is Europe’s first animal and water theme park located just outside Benidorm. All guests get free entry to the Terra Natura Animal Park and the Aqua Natura Waterpark so it is great choice for animal lovers and water babies!!
The animal park has over 1500 animals including tigers, rhinos and elephants and there aren’t any bars or barriers to stop toddlers being able to see everything. Accommodation is in 1 bedroom / 2 bedroom Polynesian lodges and some of them have a Jacuzzi!
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#17. Korumar Ephesus Beach & Spa Resort, Turkey
This new luxury hotel is located in a stunning location directly on Pamucak Beach in the Izmir area of Turkey. There is a children’s splash park, waterpark with 7 waterslides, a shady kids playground and 2 children’s swimming pools. Guests will also be impressed by the large range of bars and restaurants at the hotel and the stunning gardens and entertainment programme. An impressive All Inclusive programme is available, as well as Family rooms with 2 bathrooms and air con.
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#18. Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife
This unique hotel is perfect for families looking for a stylish hotel in Tenerife, which is also really baby friendly. There are incredible swimming pools, including a lagoon, and lots of sunbathing spots and even Balinese beds and hammocks to chill out on. There is a kids splash park with fountains, jets and waterfalls, and a playground with a sandpit. Free Kids Clubs at the Hard Rock Hotel are available for children aged 6 month plus.
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#19. Adrian Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel, Tenerife
The 5* Adrian Roca Nivaria Gran Hotel has impressive seaviews over to the neighbouring island of La Gomera. Adults will love the infinity pools, stunning gardens and spa and babies and toddlers will love the pirate ship, indoor soft play and Roni, the hotel mascot. There is a kids club for children aged 10 months – 3 years where little ones can do arts and crafts, play games and listen to stories. There are 3 restaurants and a kids buffet is served in one of the restaurants.
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#20. H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens, Lanzarote
The H10 hotel is great for families looking for a holiday with a 1 year old. Little ones will love the pirate ship in the swimming pool, splashing in the shallow swimming pool and the playground. The hotel has recently been refurbished, and is just a few minutes’ walk to the beach as well as being close to the resort of Costa Teguise. Family suites sleep up to 4, and have a balcony or terrace with a pool and garden views.
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#21. Princesa Yaiza, Lanzarote
This beachfront hotel is great for families with babies and toddlers, who are also looking for a bit of luxury. For the little ones, there are 3 children’s swimming pools, an indoor soft play area specifically for children under the age of 8 – and of course the beach, which is on the hotel’s doorstep.
3 of the hotel’s 8 restaurants are family friendly, and there are special Family Suites with 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms and a microwave and kettle. Items like baby warmers and pushchairs can be hired from Reception.
Parents can really relax at the Princesa Yaiza Hotel. The Thalasso and Spa Centre is the place for ultimate relaxation with its therapeutic treatments, Relax rooms and a la carte indulgent breakfasts. There is a creche for children aged up to 2 with a soft play, ball pool, toys and games. A great choice for families looking for a great holiday with a 1 year old!
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22. MarBella Corfu
The 5* MarBella Corfu hotel is in great location overlooking Agios Ioannis Peristeron Beach, which is one of the quieter beaches on the island. Popular with locals, this beach has crystal clear waters and sand and shingle to play in – ideal for toddlers! There are 2 children’s swimming pools and a shaded playground with swings, slides and a roundabout. The creche is for children aged 4 months+ so parents can get a bit of me time in the Spa while the little ones are having their own fun. Family rooms and 2 bedroom suites are available. The All Inclusive option is popular with families.
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#23. Ikos Dassia, Corfu
This super impressive luxury 5* resort definitely has the wow factor, and is a great choice for families looking for an amazing holiday for 1 year old There are 4 outdoor swimming pools including a children’s pool and a splash park with water guns and sprinklers. Parents can relax at the Spa while babies and toddlers are cared for at the Heros Creche Club which is available for babies aged 4 months+. This has a soft play area, TV, toys, books and TV and is open between 3rd May – 27th October.
The Ikos Dassia is located right on Dassia Beach which is a 2km long stretch of sand and pebbles with a promenade where you can go on boat trips. All rooms are spacious and stylish -family rooms are available too. The Ikos is just a 40 minute transfer from the airport too.
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#24. Atki Beach Club, Kos
The popular Atki Beach Club is just 10m away from the beach so you can easily combine days at the beach and round the swimming pool. There are 8 outdoor swimming pools including 5 children’s pools and a playground. The Kids Club is for babies to 4 year olds and children can take part in arts and crafts and play games while parents relax around the pool. Family rooms are available. The All Inclusive Plus package is great value for families.
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#25. Iberostar Creta Marine, Crete
The beachfront Creta Marine hotel is great for a relaxing holiday with a 1 year old baby. There is a lovely pool area with 4 swimming pools and a separate kids paddling pool, and the hotel is set in beautiful landscaped gardens. The hotel offers daily entertainment and activities including arts and craft and games. The little tractor train which stops outside the hotel taking guests to Panormos village will be a hit with little ones. A fab All Inclusive and All inclusive plus option is available for guests.
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#26. Daios Cove Luxury Resort, Crete
For the ultimate in luxury, check out the Daios Cove Luxury Resort in the north east part of Crete. Located in its own private cove, the Daios Resort has a 5* hotel and luxury villas set around a complex with excellent facilities for babies and toddlers. There is an outdoor playground, a children’s section in the impressive swimming pool, a babysitting service and a creche for babies aged 4 months plus. Babies and toddlers are supervised in the Crèche Club by UK childcare experts Worldwide Kids Co, with qualified nursery staff meeting UK standards and regulations. The resort has its own private sandy beach which is child friendly. Parents can really chill out at the Daios by escaping to the impressive resort Spa.
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#27. Sani Beach, Halkidiki
The Sani Resort in Halidiki, Greece is a 5* baby friendly resort with a range of different accommodation options including a hotel and apartments. It is set on a 1000 acre eco reserve surrounded by forests, olive groves and a stunning sandy beach.
There are great facilities for 1 year olds including a playground, multiple children’s swimming pools, children’s dining and Babe Watch Nannies who keep an eye on the children on the beach if you want to take a dip!
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#28. Bonne Anse Plage Holiday Park, Charente Maritime area of France
Bonne Anse Plage is a holiday park in the Charente-Maritime area of France. It is perfect for water babies, beach lovers and animal lovers. The holiday park has a massive swimming pool with 2 large waterslides and a toddler pool and is just 1km from a sandy beach. The famous town of La Palmyre is within walking distance and has stunning sandy beaches as well as being the home to one of France’s most famous zoos.
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#29. The Mediterraneo Bay Hotel, Spain
The best thing about the Mediterraneo Bay Hotel in Costa De Almeria, Spain is the kids splash park with a fire engine and waterslides in it. The sandy beach is also a short walk away as well as the centre of Roquetas De Mar resort. A must for fire engine lovers!
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#30. Clube Humbria, Portugal
The Clube Humbria is a great option for families looking for a a great holiday with a 1 year old baby. Recently nominated as one of Tripadvisor’s Best Hotels For Families, the apartments are light and airy surrounding a large pool area, and the beach is just a 10 minute walk away. One of the highlights of the Club Humbria is the new splash park with tipping buckets and slides – perfect for little ones! Away from the pool, there is also a children’s playground. The apartments are spacious and have a little kitchenette with a proper fridge and sink so you can prepare small meals.
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#31. Martinhal Quinta Family Resort, Portugal
Awarded Portugal’s Leading Family Resort for 2019, the Martinhal Quinta Family Resort is a collection of townhouses and villas with private swimming pools. There are 2 swimming pools, including a kids pool, and an indoor swimming pool for cooler days. There is a creche for children aged 6 months – 23 months with a soft play area, books and loads of toys. The beach is 4km away and there is a shuttle bus there twice a day. 2,3 and 4 bedroom villas are available.
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#32. North Hayne Farm, Devon
Wow! No wonder families return to North Hayne Farm in Devon time after time when you go through the long list of reasons why it’s so good for families with babies and toddlers.
Toddlers will bound out of bed in the morning ready to crack on with feeding the farm animals – once they have done this, they are rewarded with a ride on Frosty or Abbott, the resident North Hayne Farm donkeys! With plenty of beaches nearby, and attractions like the Big Sheep or Milky Way within easy reach, it’s no surprise that North Hayne Farm is such a popular choice for families looking for a toddler friendly farm holiday in Devon.
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#33. TUI Blue Avenida Suites, Costa Dorada
Waterbabies will love the TUI Blue Avenida Suites hotel. There is a huge swimming pool, plus a Splash pool with a slide and climbing frame in it. Babies can splash in the dedicated Baby Pool which is shaded for protection against the sun.
The rooms at the TUI Blue Avenida Suites have been completely revamped, and are clean and modern. Family suites including apartments with a separate living area and kitchen are available. There is a playground and soft play area too for fun away from the pool. Parents can meet other parents in the air conditioned Baby Lounge. They can also make use of the Baby Club crèche, where fully qualified staff look after children aged 0-3.
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#34. Magic Robin Hood – Benidorm, Spain
Toddlers will love this Robin Hood themed resort just outside Benidorm with its enchanted lands, splash park and even a Richard the Lionheart castle! The wooden lodges where guests stay are designed to transport you straight back to the Robin Hood story.
There is a massive outside pool area with a slides and children’s section as well as a water park and a Splash park with fountains, sprays and tipping buckets.
Away from the pool is an adventure playground and an indoor soft play area.
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#35. TUI Blue Grupotel Mar De Menorca
The TUI Blue Grupotel Mar De Menorca is located in a quiet area of Cala Canutells, and is just 10 minutes by bus to Menorca’s capital city, Mahon. There is a huge curvy swimming pool surrounded by palm trees and sun terraces, and a little kids pool with water slides. The beach is just a 10 min walk away downhill. The Baby Club is a creche for children aged 0-2, and there are also parent and toddlers storytelling and singing sessions during the day. Baby equipment such as cots, pushchairs, bottle warmers and sterilisers can be hired from the hotel. The 1 and 2 bedroom apartments have been recently refurbished and have air con and a small kitchenette with microwave.
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#36. 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.
The 4 night midweek Toddler Breaks at Bluestone start from £199 per family and have loads of activities and entertainment specifically for babies 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 to explore. Newly opened is the indoor Serandome where toddlers can play in the fab water play area whatever the weather!
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.
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