Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In The UK
A guide to the best baby and toddler friendly holidays in the UK in 2020 including baby and toddler friendly cottages and hotels in Cornwall, Devon, Scotland, Wales, Dorset, Norfolk, the Lake District and Northumberland
#1. 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 and toddlers 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 onsite restaurant.
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#2. Ullswater Heights Holiday Park, The Lake District
Ullswater Heights holiday park opened in July 2019 and boasts 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! Chloe Ann’s Farm has farmyard favourites and rare breeds and runs interactive sessions which involves meeting rabbits, alpacas, goats and sheep. Little ones can also help feed the animals every Thursday and Saturday between 1pm and 2pm.
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#3. Norfolk Woods Holiday Park, Norfolk
Norfolk Woods is a brand-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. There is also a family friendly Bistro onsite (which sells Costa coffee!) and a gym too. The Go Juniors activity programme offers activities for children aged 3 – 7. The Queen’s Sandringham estate is just a 20-minute drive away, and the Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton is also close by.
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#4. Sandymouth Holiday Park, Cornwall
Sandymouth Holiday Park is just a short walk from Sandymouth Bay and only 15 mins drive from Bude. There is a range of static caravans and holiday lodges which can sleep between 6 and 8 people. Free WIFI is also provided.
There are loads of facilities for babies and toddlers at Sandymouth, including an indoor swimming pool and outdoor splash pool, sports pitch and activity programme. There are also activities for toddlers include Clown Academy and Pirates Paradise!
Don’t miss the nightly entertainment with leading comedians, bands and cabaret acts at the Ocean Bar (which also sells Costa Coffee during the day). Toddlers will love meeting Charlie Bear, who is the Sandymouth mascot, and who loves dancing and making friends with the little ones.
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#5. Flamingo Land Resort, Yorkshire
Flamingo Land is a well-known zoo and theme park near Malton in North Yorkshire. Families with toddlers can choose to stay over at the onsite Flamingo Land Resort, which offers luxurious accommodation and an entertainment and leisure complex, and is perfectly place for easy access to the zoo and theme park.
Toddlers will love rides in the theme park such as the Balloon Ride, Gallopers and Muddy Duck Tractor Ride. There are loads of animals in the Zoo ranging from big cats, such as tigers, through to farmyard animals. Don’t miss the Peter Rabbit adventure!
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#6. Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire
Tattershall Lakes is a holiday park in Lincolnshire with amazing facilities for babies and toddlers. 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!
NEW for Easter 2020 – A heated outdoor pool!!!
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#7. The Bay Filey, Yorkshire
The Bay Filey is a holiday village with 160 stylish holiday homes and direct access to a sandy beach. The holiday homes range from 1 bedroom apartments to deluxe 4 bedroom cottages with sea views, and are all set in parkland, countryside and meadows. Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, days out at the beach or playing out in the parkland, woodland and meadows where the holiday homes are located.
The Bay has direct access to a 5 mile wide stretch of sand and when the tide is out you can walk right into the seaside town of Filey where you can go for a donkey ride, play in the paddling pool or have fish and chips. There is also a gym, sauna and steam room for adults, and an onsite restaurant serving family meals. All the holiday homes have TV’s, DVD players, board games – cots and highchairs are provided.
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#8. Fallbarrow Holiday Park, 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. The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant serves family friendly food, and there is a Deli onsite too. Short breaks are available.
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#9. 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. Parents can take a break too and relax in the Spa, have a massage, play golf or visit the gym.
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#10. Bude Holiday Resort
Bude Holiday Resort is a lovely holiday park in a quiet location in Cornwall with direct access to the South West Coast Path. The holiday park has a variety of caravan and glamping accommodation as well as excellent facilities for babies and toddlers including an outdoor heated swimming pool with a splash zone area and a playground. Beautiful beaches such as Crooklets and Summerleaze beaches are close by too. During the summer months, the park also has free entertainment. There is also a bar and café onsite.
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#11. Crealy Theme Park & Resort
Located in the heart of the Devonshire countryside, the award-winning Crealy Theme Park and Resort provides the ideal location for families looking for fun-filled holiday with a toddler. Guests benefit from complimentary access to Crealy Theme Park which has over 200 animals, 75,000 sq ft of adventure play and over 60 family rides and attractions both indoors and outdoors. Families can stay in a variety of caravan and lodges – some of which have hot tubs! The resort also has an exclusive bar and restaurant with live entertainment during peak season.
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#12. Crieff Hydro Resort, Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a family friendly resort in Perthshire with a hotel, and over 50 self-catering lodges, apartments and cabins. There are 6 different places to eat, and a swimming pool complex and onsite cinema (included in the price).
There is a 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.
There is a Spa onsite which offers a New Mum Treatment package designed to relax and revitalise new parents!
Note – Prices include up to 2 childcare sessions a day, but this is only for children aged 2+.
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Read More – 20 Fantastic Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In Scotland
#13. Trevorrick Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Experience life on a Cornish farm at Trevorrick Farm Cottages where toddlers can help feed the animals, play on the pretend combine harvester and go swimming in the indoor heated swimming pool. Plus the famous fishing port of Padstow is within walking distance.
For young bird spotters, Trevorrick Farm Cottages have a couple of barn owl boxes with infa red carmeras inside so you can view the barn owls from the comfort of your own cottage! Animal feeding takes place at 8.30am every day.
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#14. Knowle Farm, Devon
Experience life on the farm at Knowle Farm in the heart of South Devon. Set in 44 acres of idyllic countryside, Knowle Farm is heaven for babies and toddlers who can drive cars on the toddler race track, meet the friendly farm animals or play to their heart’s content in the play barn. Plus, the cottages are just 30 minutes drive away from Devon’s famous sandy beaches.
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#15. 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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#16. Flear Farm Cottages, Devon
Relax and do as much or as little as you want at Flear Farm Cottages in the South Hams in Devon. Surrounded by beautiful beaches and countryside, these luxury holiday cottages are the ideal place to escape from the daily grind and spend quality family time together. With a heated indoor swimming pool, amazing play barn and 27 acres of countryside to explore, plus a Spa and Treatment Room for Mum and Dad, this is a special place where the whole family can have a break.
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#17. Whitecliff Bay, Isle of Wight
Away Resort’s Whitecliff Bay is a fantastic place to stay with babies and toddlers. It 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.
There is a range of accommodation at Whitecliff Bay including caravans, luxury lodges and the new Rockstar and TriBeca VIP mobile homes. Whitecliff Bay also has lots of amazing activities for toddlers such as Pirate Play, Superhero Academy, Mad Scientist Workshops, Sand and Slime and Lava Lamps. This is in addition to puppet shows, storytime sessions, balance bikes classes and parent and toddler swimming lessons.
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#18. Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall
These award-winning cottages are located in 30 acres of farm and woodland close to the coast at St Austell in Cornwall. With an emphasis on free range fun and enjoying the great outdoors, toddlers can get stuck in with the daily animal feeding and egg collecting before having a pony ride and taking a dip in the indoor swimming pool. Rain needn’t stop play at Bosinver, as toddlers can let off steam in the popular playbarn, or even borrow Nanny Pat’s Baking Box to do some baking until the sun comes out again.
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#19. Bluestone 5* Holiday Park, Wales
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 toddlers 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 for toddlers to explore!
Families also get complimentary entry to the Blue Lagoon Waterpark, the indoor Adventure Centre and the circus themed soft play. Enjoy the evening entertainment as part of the dinnertime shows. Newly opened is the indoor Serandome where toddlers can play in the fab water play area whatever the weather!
More Info – Toddler Breaks At Bluestone
#20. Netttlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight
The Isle Of Wight – the perfect place to go on holiday with a baby or toddler, and award winning Nettlecombe Farm is the perfect place to stay when you get there. Tucked away in rolling hills close to the seaside resort of Ventnor, Nettlecombe Farm has everything you need for a fantastic holiday. Stay in a cozy cottage with amazing views, watch your toddlers play in a safe, fenced off play area and best of all help out with the daily animal feeding which takes place on the farm. Don’t forget your wellies!
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#21. The 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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#22. Craig Tara Holiday Park – Scotland
Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr has all the key ingredients for a fantastic family holiday. 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. There are also lots of activities and classes for toddlers including Discovery Babies, Aqua Jets, Gym Tots and junior science classes. Craig Tara is in a great location to explore the Ayrshire coast including the Isle of Arran, Culzean Castle and the Robert Burns Birthplace Musuem.
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#23. Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The New Forest
If you want to combine a trip to Peppa Pig World with a baby’s first holiday, why not consider Sandy Balls Holiday Village in the New Forest.
Surrounded by the New 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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#24. Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon
Robin Hill Farm Cottages has 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, swing ball 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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#25. Cwmcrwth Farm Cottages, Wales
Toddler farm stays don’t get much better than Cwmcrwth Farm in picturesque West Wales on the edge of the Brecon Beacons. Boasting 3 award winning baby and toddler friendly cottages, Cwmcrwth Farm is the perfect place for mini farmers to get involved in feeding the animals, collecting eggs and even bottle-feeding lambs in the spring. Toddlers will also love the amazing wooden play castle, sand pit and ride on tractors. With plenty of sandy beaches, castles, steam trains, and even a goldmine nearby, this is the perfect place for a farm stay in Wales.
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Read More – Cwmcrwth Farm – Toddler Farm Holidays In Wales
#26. 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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#27. 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. Feeding time is Thursdays and Saturdays from 1pm – 2pm. There is also a children’s playground at the park and the park’s own bar and restaurant.
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#28. The Bay Colwell, Isle of Wight
The Bay Colwell is a small resort of cottages and beach houses sleeping between 4 and 6 people just a short stroll from Colwell Bay on the Isle of Wight. There is a recently refurbished indoor heated swimming pool, and a swish indoor soft play in the Bayside Lounge where you can relax with coffee and cake while the little ones are letting off steam. All the superb cottages and beach houses have WiFi access, a welcome pack and games to enjoy. Some of the cottages even have their own hot tub. Highchairs and cots are available free of charge. Pets are welcome in these cottages!
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#29. Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall
Put simply, Tredethick Farm Cottages in Cornwall is baby and toddler paradise! There are animals to feed, ponies to ride, a pool to discover, a soft play to meet new friends, a balance bike track – and even a hot tub garden for Mum and Dad! Plus, the Eden Project, Fowey and amazing family friendly beaches are within a 20-minute drive.
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#30. Cresswell Towers Holiday Park, Northumberland
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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#31. The Belfry Hotel & Resort – Near Thomas Land!
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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#32. Humble Bee Farm, Yorkshire
Humble Bee Farm is a working farm less than 5 miles from the beach in the idyllic Yorkshire Wolds. As well as being the home of lots of happy animals, Humble Bee Farm also offers glamping experiences for families looking to enjoy life on the farm without sacrificing any of their home comforts. This includes stays in Wigwams, Yurts, Bell Tents and luxury cottages – all surrounded by rolling Yorkshire countryside, and with loads of facilities onsite for babies, toddlers and children of all ages.
There are animals to feed, a fab playground and also a packed schedule of events including Nature Walks, Lambing Weekends and Bat and Owl walks.
Learn More – https://humblebeefarm.co.uk/
#33. Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Devon Cliffs Holiday Park is a large holiday park with loads to do for families with babies and toddlers whatever the weather. On sunny days the best place to go is the Blue Flag Sandy Bay beach which is directly accessible from the holiday park, or for a swim in the outdoor swimming pool. There are also 3 outdoor play areas and an indoor swimming pool with waterslides for rainy days. Devon Cliffs is also close to the Woodlands Family Theme Park at Dartmouth and Crealy Adventure Park. Accommodation is in comfortable caravans.
There are fantastic activities for toddlers and pre-schoolers at Devon Cliffs including Learn To Scoot, Sensory Tots, Gym Tots, Go Tots (dancing) and Arty Tots.
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#34. 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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#35. Atlanta Breeze Holiday Cottage
Atlanta Breeze is an amazing baby friendly cottage with jaw dropping sea views, a large garden and an indoor swimming pool. Plus, the centre of St Ives and its four beaches, are just a short walk away. The cottage sleeps 5 with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, and has top quality furnishings, wooden floors and comfy sofas. Every room looks out over the Bay, so this cottage definitely has the WOW factor. The indoor pool is kept at a toasty 28 degrees all year round, and when you’ve finished in the pool, you can head to Porthminster Beach or Carbis Bay which are Blue Flag beaches just a 10 minute stroll away.
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#36. The Salty Dog Holiday Cottage, Camber Sands
The Salty Dog is a 3 bedroom holiday cottage in Camber Sands, East Sussex. One of the best things about this fabulously appointed cottage, is the emails, stories and luggage labels which children get from Oscar the Owl before they arrive at the cottage. Oscar the Owl lives at the Salty Dog and likes to say hello to guests and greet them in flesh (well, felt actually!) when they arrive.
As well as a welcome from Oscar the Owl, children will love the playroom in the cottage, paddling pool, garden toys and playing on Camber Sands beach which is just a 5 minute walk away.
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#37. Bedruthan Steps Hotel, 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.
There are 3 outdoor swimming pools at the hotel including a shallow one for little ones, and an indoor one too.
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#38. The Merton Hotel, Jersey
The Merton Hotel is a family 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. There is an 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.
#39. 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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#40. Clydey Cottages, Pembrokeshire
Babies and toddlers will love helping Farmer Malcolm feed the animals and collect the eggs at Clydey Cottages. Plus, there is a playground, swimming pool and an indoor soft play and playroom onsite so you don’t have to go out if you don’t want to.
All stays include complimentary childcare so parents can book a spa treatment or relax in the hot tub while the little ones have fun with their friends.
Learn More – https://www.clydeycottages.co.uk/
#41. 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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#42. Blairmore Farm, Scotland
Blairemore Farm are luxury holiday cottages on a farm near Perth. There are 6 stunning holiday cottages with wood burning stoves, Scottish inspired textiles and private gardens with BBQs. Baby packs are provided (additional charges apply) which include a cot, highchair, baby bath, nappy bin, baby gate and bumbo. Toddlers can get involved in farm life by joining in on a farm tour, helping feed the animals or picking some veg from the kitchen garden. Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are within 90 mins drive. The Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Scottish Crannog Centre and Faskally Forest are also near.
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#43. 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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#44. 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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#45. 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. Toddlers can help with egg collecting duties as well as picking fruit and vegetables from the kitchen garden. The indoor swimming pool is toasty and warm and can be accessed via a keypad so you can go anytime.
High chairs, stair gates, baby baths, bed guards, night-lights, bath mats, changing mats, black out blinds, toddler steps, baby baths, waterproof mattress protectors, plastic cutlery and crockery are available to borrow. Thorncombe Woods is next door to the cottages and is great for a picnic or a bike ride. The Dinosaur Museum at Dorchester is a few minutes away, and the award-winning Farmer Palmer’s Farm Park which is aimed at 0-8 year olds is also close by.
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#46. The Malthouse, Norfolk
This beautiful 4 bedroom cottage in Norfolk has just undergone a luxurious no expense spared interior makeover and is gorgeous! The best bit about it is the playroom with a dolls house, play house, play kitchen, mini piano, toys and its very own fairy door!! There is an open plan living area with a wood burning stove, a garden, separate snug and 4 bedrooms upstairs. Outside is an enclosed landscaped garden with a hot tub and bbq! The nearest beach at Snettisham is only 2 miles away and Heacham and Hunstanton beaches are close by too.
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#47. Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages, Cornwall
There are a cluster of baby and toddler friendly cottages at Broomhill Manor Holiday Cottages, near to Bude. They have amazing facilities for babies and toddlers – including the opportunity for toddlers to go on a pony ride at the onsite stables! The cottages are ½ a mile from the nearest road, and have an enormous lawn outside of them for running and around and playing.
There is also an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, Spa and Under 6s playroom packed full of toys. Outside there is a sandpit, wendy house, trampoline and wooden fort. Summerleaze Beach and the popular Bude Sea Pool are also close by. A Baby sitting service is also available.
Learn More – https://www.broomhillmanor.co.uk/
#48. The Hilton Coylumbridge – Scotland
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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#49. Bruern Cottages In The Cotswolds
Bruern Cottages is an exclusive collection of 12 luxury cottages, near to Chipping Norton in the Cotswolds. All of the cottages are exquisitely designed in an English country style at the same time as providing a homely and cosy base for families. There are excellent facilities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, playground, 2 storey wendy house and play cabin as well as 4 acres of gardens to play in.
Parents can go to the Spa and choose a treatment from the extensive list of pampering treatments available.
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#50. The Old Station At Allerston – Converted Train Carriages, Yorkshire
These converted train carriages near the market town of Pickering, North Yorkshire are a great place to take a baby or toddler on holiday. The spacious train carriages are really well appointed overlooking beautiful countryside with a little playground and chickens to feed. The carriages are just 30 minutes away from the coast and are close to the Dalby Forest with the Gruffalo Trail, and York. Highly recommended.
More Info – https://www.theoldstationallerston.co.uk/
Can you recommend any fab baby and toddler friendly places to stay in the UK?