A guide to the best places to take a baby on their first holiday, including the best holiday destination for babies in the UK and Europe.
Places To Take A Baby On Their First Holiday In Europe
Read More – 50 Baby And Toddler Friendly Hotels In Europe
#1. Olympic Lagoon – Cyprus
This 5* luxury beachfront hotel is popular with families with babies and toddlers. 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.
Learn More – The Olympic Lagoon Resort
#2. 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 baby friendly hotel 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 – typical activities at the clubs include lego, face painting, t shirt painting, finger painting and crafts. There are 2 restaurants to choose from including one with a children’s buffet. One and 2 bedroom apartments are available.
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Read More – 15 Wonderful Baby And Toddler Friendly Hotels In Menorca
#3. Haydarpasha Palace, Turkey
The Haydarpasha Palace is a fab all inclusive toddler hotel with its own private beach and loads to do for babies and toddlers. There are 3 children’s swimming pools to choose from, a children’s splash park, a bowling alley and a waterpark with slides. Parents will love the Spa! There are 8 restaurants and the main restaurant serves a children’s buffet. Family rooms with 2 bathrooms are available.
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4. Ibiza Tropic Garden, Santa Eulalia
The Ibiza Tropic Garden hotel has a seafront setting, and is close to the cente of Santa Eulalia and the beach. Santa Eulalia beach is one of the best on the island with its white sand and bright blue sea, and there is also a pretty marina to wander around. This 4* hotel has a massive lagoon style swimming pool and lots of gardens to sunbathe in. There is also a children’s swimming pool, splash park with jets, sprinklers and water sprays and a playground with slides.
Don’t miss the Ibiza Tourist Train which leaves Santa Eulalia, and travels 15km stopping off at beaches along the way – a must do thing for train mad toddlers!
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#5. 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!
Learn More – The Magic Natura Waterpark and Polynesian Lodge Resort
#6. Anna Hotel, Halkidiki
This family run hotel gets great reviews from families who love the recently refurbished swimming pool and modern rooms. As well as a large outdoor swimming pool, there is a little kids pool with swings, slides and a sea saw in it which babies and toddlers will love. The hotel is also close to the beach and the centre of the lively resort of Pefkohori. Families will enjoying eating at the pool bar and restaurant which serves traditional Greek food. 2 bed family rooms and triple rooms are available. The hotel offers Half Board and Full Board food options.
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#7. Hard Rock Hotel, Tenerife
This unique hotel is perfect for families looking for a stylish hotel in Tenerife, which is also really baby and toddler friendly. Don’t be put off by the concerts taking place on the hotel’s open air stage, and the music playing around the hotel – this hotel loves children too!
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. The Lullaby club looks after children from 6 months to 3 years old, and runs activities like story time, music and drama. Whilst the little ones are at the kids club, parents can head to the Rock Spa for the ultimate pampering experience.
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#8. Alfagar Alto Da Colina Aparthotel, Portugal
The Alfagar Alto Da Colina Aparthotel has amazing facilities for babies and toddlers including a splash park with tipping water buckets and fountains and a Kids swimming pool. There is also a playground with a climbing frame, slides and a shaded area for when toddlers want to let off some steam.
Location wise there are two beaches within a 10 / 15 minute walk from the hotel with beach bars, and the resort of Olhos De Agua is a 20 minute walk away. Albufeira resort is just over 2km away and there is a shuttle bus 3 times a day to the Old Town.
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#9. Fantasia Bahia Principe, Tenerife
The new Fantasia Bahia Principe is a brand new 5* hotel in Tenerife which is amazing for babies and toddlers! There is a fairytale Cinderella style castle, heated kids swimming pool, all days kids clubs (for children aged 3+), mini discos and evening entertainment. Babies and toddlers will love the 2 splash parks and 5 outdoor swimming pools and playground. There is also plenty for adults at the Fantasia Bahia Principe Tenerife including 3 a la carte restaurants and of course the rejuvenating the Spa.
Family master suites are available with big comfy beds and blackout blinds to give you the best chance of a lie in! All Inclusive is available.
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#10. The Clube Humbria, Portugal
The Club Humbria is a great option for a baby’s first holiday in Portugal. 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. There is a new splash park with tipping buckets and slides, and 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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#11. Gran Castillo Tagoro, Lanzarote
This super impressive beachfront resort is just a short walk to famous Playa Papagayo beach, and has stunning views, gorgeous rooms and loads of things to keep busy babies and toddlers entertained. Little ones will love the cute children’s swimming pool with water slides, and the fab playground with slides and swings. The Castleland Kids Club is available for children aged 6 months+ and has a soft play area, TV and DVD player and stacks of toys! Parents can escape to the Spa for some pampering while the little ones are at the Creche. All Inclusive Plus is great value for families. Family rooms sleeping up to 6 people are a good choice for larger families.
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#12. Invisa Figueral Resort, Ibiza
This new holiday resort complex is set just off Es Figueral beach boasting fantastic views of the bay and only 5 miles from Ibiza Town. There are 2 outdoor swimming pools, a splash park and a playground at the hotel. Family rooms are available.
The best thing about the resort is the Pirates Island water activity zone with tipping buckets, water cannons and buckets. Toddlers will also love the playground and evening mini disco!
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13. H10 Suites Lanzarote Gardens, Lanzarote
The H10 hotel is great for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly hotel in Lanzarote! Toddlers will love playing on the pirate ship in the swimming pool where they can whizz down slides and play in the fountains. There is also a shallow swimming pool for toddlers, and a playground – plus excellent sports facilities including a football pitch and archery. 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. They all have WIFI, flatscreen TV, air con and a microwave.
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#14. 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.
Learn More – Pirates Village – Santa Ponsa
#15. Viva Blue, Majorca
This popular hotel is minutes walk from beautiful Alcudia Beach, which is one of the most popular beaches in Majorca for babies and toddlers.
The Viva Blue hotel is great for families with babies and toddlers. There is a pirate ship swimming pool which is heated and an indoor swimming pool. The baby pool has a large umbrella above it to protect baby and toddler’s skin from the strong sun. There is also a children’s play area next to the children’s club.
There is plenty to do if you can drag your little one out of the swimming pool including boat trips, shopping in Alcudia and Inca, a horse carriage ride and a mini train ride. You can also wander into the Old Town of Alcudia or Port where there are loads of little shops, cafes and restaurants in a Roman walled town.
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#16. 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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#17. TUI Blue Kerkyra Golf, Corfu
The TUI Blue Kerkyra Golf hotel is an excellent choice for families looking for a hotel with plenty of activities and facilities for babies and toddlers. It is located in the quiet seaside town of Alykes Potamos on Corfu’s eastern coast and is just a few steps from the shingle beach. The hotel has spacious gardens so there is plenty of space to run around in, as well as a lagoon style swimming pool and a separate shaded children’s pool.
There is a special BabyClub creche for 0-3 year olds which is open 6 days a week and a separate kids club for children aged 3-11. Parents will babies and toddlers really get a helping hand at this hotel – as well as the creche, there is an air conditioned Baby Lounge where you can meet other parents and feed your baby, dedicated parent and toddler activity sessions and baby and toddler equipment hire. Eating is a delight here too, as there are themed buffet nights, an impressive Asian restaurant and evening entertainment. 1 bedroom family rooms are available.
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#18. 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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#19. TUI Blue Atlantica Marmari, Kos
The TUI Blue Atlantica Marmari is a fab hotel for babies and toddlers in Kos. It is right on a white sandy beach for fun filled days at the beach, and the hotel itself has 3 children pools and another one with waterslides.
The hotel has a laid back feel with plenty of activities for active babies and toddlers. The hotel organises parent and toddler activities such as storytelling, music and games, and there is a mini disco on an evening. There is a Baby Club crèche for babies aged 0-3 which is open 6 days a week so parents can have some ‘me time’ while the little ones are being cared for. The Baby Lounge is a quiet relaxing place where you can meet other parents and feed and change your baby during the day. The hotel also lets you pre book loads of baby and toddler equipment so you don’t need to take it all with you. Family rooms and all-inclusive basis is available.
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#20. 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).
Learn More – The Almrya Hotel
#21. Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort, Fuerteventura
The Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort is a beachfront Canarian village style resort next to the marina, and only 10 minutes from the airport. There is a brand new Pirate and Princess complex with a fantastic little splash pool as well as a Kids Pool and a little playground. Accommodation is in bungalows which have kitchenette facilities and air con. WIFI and English TV channels are available.
There are great sports facilities at the Barcelo Castillo Beach Resort which includes pedalo hire, mini golf and table tennis. Evening entertainment including professional shows and a mini disco is also available.
Good For – Families looking for a hotel close to the beach with a short transfer time.
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#22. TUI Blue Aura, Port Des Torrent, Ibiza
The TUI Blue Aura is a popular choice for families looking for a baby or toddler friendly hotel in Ibiza. 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. There is an air conditioned Baby Lounge where you can prepare baby food and change your baby rather than going back up to your room. The hotel also has a Baby Club for babies aged 0-2. Children aged 3+ can go to the Bamse Club for children aged 3-5.
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#23. HD Parque Cristobal Gran Canaria, Gran Canaria
This hotel really welcomes families with babies and toddlers – it even has special 2 Bed Kids Suites with a baby pack which includes a bottle warmer, blender, highchair and a games console for parents!! 2 bedroom bungalows are also available.
The resort is made up of low rise bungalows scattered around open gardens with palm trees. There is a water park for toddlers with tipping buckets and fountains, and also a playground. The hotel is in a great location in the centre of the Playa Del Ingles resort, and just 30 mins away from the airport.
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#24. Ela Quality Resort, Turkey
The 5* Ela Quality Resort certainly has the wow factor! Just 2km from the resort of Belek, this hotel has tropical gardens, a massive outdoor pool area and a private beach with a pier. Parents will love the luxurious Spa with indoor swimming pool. There are 2 children’s outdoor swimming pools, an aqua park with slides, waterfall and sprinklers, and 2 indoor swimming pools. Toddlers will love having a go at the hotel’s bowling alley and adventure play area with swings, slides and climbing frame.
There are Kids Clubs from children aged 1+ at the Ela Quality Resort. The Smiling Babies Club is for 1-2 years olds and they do arts and crafts, games and storytelling with the babies. The Everland Q Kids Club is for children aged 3-7 years and children get involved in fun activities like arts and crafts, food based activities and drama and music. There is also a soft play barn for kids aged 4+. Duplex Family Rooms, Swim Up Rooms and Forest Rooms are available at the Ela Quality Resort.
Learn More– The Ela Quality Resort
#25. 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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#26. DB Seabank Resort & Spa, Malta
Located just metres away from the sparking blue waters of the Mediterranean, the DB Seabank Resort & Spa has got a children’s swimming pool with water slides, a bowling alley and the largest lagoon style swimming pool in Malta. The hotel also has a fantastic All Inclusive package which includes one dinner per stay in each of the 5 themed restaurants. Family rooms 2 bedrooms separated by a sliding door are available.
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#27. Globales Los Patos Park, Spain
The Globales Los Patos Park is a great place for an all inclusive toddler friendly holiday. There’s a splash park with slides and a pirates ship with its very own water cannon, which toddlers will love. Plus, this hotel is close to the beach so you can choose between the beach or pool days! The All Inclusive option is great for families who want to be able to eat and drink as much as they like without worrying about the cost.
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#28. 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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#29. 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.
Top Tip – There aren’t any lifts so ask for a Ground Floor room if you have a buggy.
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Places To Go On A Baby’s First Holiday In The UK
#30. Ribby Hall Village, near Blackpool
Ribby Hall Village offers 5* baby holidays at their holiday village near Blackpool. Each break includes 3 / 4 nights accommodation in a luxury lodge, access to the family swimming pool with water slides and splash zone, 2 indoor soft play areas and an outdoor adventure play area.
There are also loads of activities for babies and toddlers such as Messy Play, Baby Ballet and Balance Bikes. And if all that isn’t enough, Ribby Hall Village is just a 10 minute drive from Blackpool – one of the most famous seaside resorts in the UK!
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#31. Bluestone, 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. There is a separate area in the water park for babies, which is themed like a rock pool.
There are plenty of activities at Bluestone for babies including singing and dancing, storytelling and puppet shows. There is also an indoor soft play, Baby Sensory, Messy Play and a Hobbit and Fairy’s Secret Village.
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
#32. 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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#33. Craig Tara Holiday Park, Scotland
Craig Tara Holiday Park in Ayr has all the key ingredients for a a fantastic 1st holiday with a baby. 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 an interactive play areas and space for events. 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 little ones 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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#34. Moonfleet Manor, Weymouth
Moonfleet Manor is a baby friendly hotel set in a Georgian manor just 5 miles away from the seaside town of Weymouth in Dorset. There are family rooms, loads of baby equipment available to borrow, and all guests get 2 hours of complimentary childcare per day in the 4 Bears Den Creche. Little ones will love the indoor play area, the swimming pool and taking part in free family friendly activities such as a Toddle Waddle and mask making. The hotel has spectacular sea views, overlooked by the outdoor playground with giant sandpit and swings and slide.
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#35. 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 also 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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#36. 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. The Boathouse Bar and Restaurant serves family friendly food, and there is a Deli onsite too. Short breaks are available.
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#37. 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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#38. The Sands Resort, Cornwall
The Sands Resort is a baby friendly hotel 10 minutes from the beach in Cornwall. There is an outdoor playground (with a pirate ship), indoor and outdoor swimming pool and an indoor soft play for children. The warm indoor swimming pool has got a separate baby splash pool.
One of the best thing about The Sands Resort is the spacious 2 bedroom family suites. They are kitted out with ‘proper’ wooden cots, blackout blinds and 2 bedrooms which are separated by a door, so you don’t have to creep around in the dark while your baby is asleep. The master bedrooms have spectacular sea views with a comfy king size bed, sitting area, TV, DVD player and a chill box for keeping milk and water cool. There is also a Spa at the hotel offering treatments, and an Ofsted registered crèche.
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#39. 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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#40. 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 2020 is a heated outdoor swimming pool!
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#41. Ruda Bay Holiday Park, Devon
A holiday at Ruda Bay Holiday Park is heaven for babies and toddlers! The famous Croyde Bay is close by or you can walk to Woolacombe Beach too – plus Combe Martin Wildlife and Dinosaur Park is also nearby too!
On site, toddlers will love the Cascades Tropical indoor swimming pool with waterslides, the adventure playground, soft play and see what they can discover on the wildlife nature trail.
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#42. Forest Holidays – Ardgartan Argyll Lodges, Loch Lomond
Forest Holidays offers holidays and short breaks in some of the UK’s most beautiful forests, and peaceful Ardgartan in Argyll is no exception. There are magnificent views across the loch to snow capped mountains and beyond. Stay in one of the 40 forest cabins around the loch all of which have hot tubs – some are pet friendly too!
The Forest Retreat is home to the snack and coffee bar, shop, playground and reception where you can meet the Forest Ranger and book activities and hire bikes. Little ones will love taking part in the Mini Forest Ranger activities where they can learn about plants and trees, play games and make forest crafts. Ardgaran is in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park so there is loads to do in the local area with babies and toddlers.
Learn More – Forest Holidays – Ardgartan Argyll Lodges
#43. Bedruthan 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 is loads of baby equipment available to borrow including baby back packs and bottle warmers. For parents, there is a Spa, Adults only restaurant and baby listening service.
Learn More – The Bedruthan Hotel And Spa
#44. 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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#45. Bridge Farm Cottages, Yorkshire
Bridge Farm Holiday Cottages in Driffied, East Yorkshire are great for a first holiday with a baby. As well as animals to feed, these delightful cottages offer younger guests a large sand pit to play in, pedal tractors, diggers and a 2 storey wendy house.
All the cottages have underfloor heating and wood burning stoves. The seaside towns of Filey, Scarborough and Bridlington are easily accessible, along with Flamingo Land theme park (with a Peter Rabbit playground) and The Deep sub aquarium in Hull.
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#46. Clydey Cottages, Pembrokeshire
Clydey Cottages is a complex of 10 luxury cottages deep in the heart of the Pembrokeshire countryside. They have excellent facilities which makes it a great choice for a baby’s first holiday.
Meet Farmer Malcolm at 9.30am every morning to take part in the daily Clydey Cottages morning animal feeding session. Babies can also bottle feed lambs, feed the guinea pigs and rabbits and wake up the pygmy goats. There is also a spectacular indoor swimming pool, an indoor soft play area and Spa. Pembrokeshire has spectacular beaches, and loads of days out including Folly Farm and the Dyfed Shire Horse Museum.
Learn More – https://www.clydeycottages.co.uk/
#47. Wheeldon Trees Farm, The Peak District
Wheeldon Tree Farm have 9 award winning cottages in Derbyshire close to Buxton and Bakewell. They provide an excellent base for a exploring the Peak District, and attractions like Chatsworth House and Farm, The Heights Of Abraham and Crich Tramway Village.
There is an adventure playground onsite, a Games Room with books, toys, DVDs and games and a free hop on and hop off bus from right outside the door. Toddlers will love meeting the alpacas, lambs (or sheep depending on the time of year), hens, ducks and bunnies which live at Wheeldon Trees Farm, and little farmers can join in with the animal feeding at 9.30am every day. There are over 20 items of baby and toddler equipment available to borrow at Wheeldon Trees Farm.
Learn More – https://www.wheeldontreesfarm.co.uk/
#48. Nettlecombe Farm Cottages, The Isle Of Wight
Nettlecombe Farm Cottages are ideal for families looking for somewhere to go on their first holiday with a baby. The luxurious cottages are located on a working farm just outside the seaside town of Ventnor in the Isle of Wight.
There are cows, sheep, ponies and donkeys in the meadows, and children can help feed the alpacas, chickens, emus, geese, pigs and donkeys in the daily animal feeding sessions. You can even meet Comet and Dancer – the resident reindeer! There is a play area including a big Wendy house, wooden tractor and rustic climbing play facility. And when the little ones have finished playing, they can just run around and let off steam in one of the three grassy play areas.
Learn More – https://nettlecombefarm.co.uk/
#49. Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall
. If you are looking for a cottage in Cornwall to go on your 1st holiday with a baby, look no further than Bosinver Farm Cottages. Bosinver Farm Cottages come highly recommended by parents for the sheer range of things for babies to do on the farm. This includes going on pony rides, feeding the animals and collecting eggs. They really have thought of everything at Bosinver – you can even borrow a set of baking equipment if you fancy getting busy in the kitchen with your little one on a rainy day. There is an indoor swimming pool heated to a toasty 30 degrees, and a play barn full of soft play equipment and loads of baby equipment for guests to borrow.
#50. North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon
North Hayne Farm Cottages are award winning farm buildings set in a secluded dell in North Devon. Each cottage has their own private tub and patio, and are named after characters like Squirrel Nutkin and Peter Rabbit. If you stay at North Hayne in the spring, your baby could help bottle feed the spring lambs or take them for a little walk. Collecting fresh eggs is all year round activity as are free donkey rides. There is a playbarn for babies and toddlers, and a games room and a babysitting service and holistic treatments for adults.
Learn More – http://www.northhaynefarmcottages.co.uk/
Can you recommend anywhere to take a baby on their first holiday?