The Cotswolds are a pocket of England where time seems to have stood still. Rolling hills, honey coloured houses, quaint villages bursting with tea rooms, and loads of amazing days out for families make this one of the most visited parts of the UK. Don’t miss trips out to Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park, Birdland and Blenheim Palace. Discover the best places to stay with babies and toddlers in the Cotswolds.
#1. Hoburne Cotswold
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. There is also a soft play area and an adventure playground. The lakes are perfect for a family bike ride so don’t forget to bring your bikes! A range of 2 and 3 bedroom caravans are available. The park has its own entertainment complex with family friendly restaurant.
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#2. Bruern Cottages
Bruern Cottages is an exclusive collection of 12 luxury cottages, near to Chipping Norton. There is a gorgeous indoor swimming pool, luxury Spa, outdoor playground and play house full of toys.
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#3. Calcot Manor Hotel
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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#4. 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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#5. Glamping at Notgrove Holidays
Notgrove Holidays offers mega pod glamping accommodation sleeping up to 4 people overlooking the idyllic village of Notgrove. The glamping pods are surrounding by stunning Cotswold countryside on the 1500 acre private Notgrove Estate. Families can choose to arrive and depart whenever they want – there aren’t any set arrival days. The glamping pods all have an en-suite shower and WC and access to the on site games room, play area, mini football pitch and friendly farm animals.
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#6. 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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