10 BEST Quirky Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers

quirky places to stay with babies and toddlers

Discover the BEST quirky places to stay with babies and toddlers including a converted bus, lighthouse cottage and even a fire engine! Perfect for families looking for somewhere ‘different’ to stay with babies and toddlers!  If you click on a link in this piece, we may earn affiliate revenue.

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#1. Brunel Boutique Holiday Park

toddler friendly train carriages in devon

The Brunel Boutique Railway Carriages are located in the seaside resort of Dawlish Warren close to the Blue Flag beach! The MK1 railway carriages date from the 1950’s and 1960’s and have been recently renovated into luxury holiday accommodation which are perfect for toddler holidays!  Each carriage has three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen, flat screen TV, Wi-Fi and even heated flooring making it a good choice for an all year-round break.

toddler friendly train carriages

baby and toddler friendly cottage near the beach in north devon

Learn More – Brunel Boutique Holiday Park

#2. A Lighthouse Keepers Lodge – Sunderland

Quirky places to stay with babies and toddlers

Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage is a cosy seafront house at the end of Souter Lighthouse overlooking the sea in Tyne and Wear. The Lighthouse was built in 1871 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks at Whitburn Steel, and this cottage was the home of the lighthouse keeper and his family. There are stunning sea views from the cottage and an enclosed garden for little ones to play in. Souter Lighthouse itself is great for babies and toddlers. As well as climbing the 76 steps to the top of the lighthouse, there is also a pirate playground and wildlife garden.  And of course, you will have the beach the play on!

Souter Lighthouse

Learn More – Lighthouse Keeper’s Cottage in Sunderland

#3. The Wild Duck – Norfolk

toddler friendly converted boat

The Wild Duck is a quirky 3 bedroom converted boat dating back to the 1870’s and is just 200m from the beach! The perfect place for families looking for a quirky place to stay with a toddler!  The boat nestles behind the dunes overlooking Snettisham RSPB reserve on one side and The Wash and beach on the other.  The boat has 3 bedrooms and a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor seating area.

quirky place to stay with toddlers

quirky place to stay with toddlers

Learn More – The Wild Duck

#4. Ship Themed Cottage in Devon

toddler friendly cottage north devon

Gara Hideaway is a stunning ship themed cottage just steps from the sea in Appledore, Devon.  It has a wooden playhouse in the garden and a ship themed loft bedroom with a ship wheel and bell!

quirky toddler friendly cottage

quirky place to stay with toddlers

Learn More – Gara Hideaway

#5.  Pendeen Lighthouse – Cornwall

toddler friendly lighthouse cottage cornwall

Check out this gorgeous lighthouse cottage overlooking the Atlantic Ocean at Pendeen Lighthouse just 6 miles from Lands End!  Argus Cottage is one of two holiday cottages available at Pendeen Lighthouse (along with Solebay Cottage, which sleeps 4 people) and has a dramatic location on a granite headland on the North Cornwall Coast within a Site of Special Scientific Interest and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  It’s a really cozy cottage with 2 bedrooms (1 double and 1 single) with a sitting room with sea views, kitchen, dining room and bathroom.  Outside there is a large, walled patio to the rear of the property.

toddler friendly cottage cornwall

Learn More – Argus Cottage

#6. Showman’s Wagon At Folly Farm

toddler friendly place to stay in wales

Roll up, roll up! Fancy something a bit different? Check out the Showman’s Wagons at Folly Farm adventure park in Pembrokeshire! These funky fairground styled caravans are themed around fairground rides which you will find in the vintage fairground at the Folly Farm attraction right next door – choose from a carousel or waltzer themed caravan! Each wagon has two bedrooms and sleeps two adults and two children. They also have an open plan kitchen and dining area, a double room, single room with two bunk beds and a family shower room.  Unlimited free entry to Folly Farm is included for the duration of your visit.

toddler friendly place to stay in wales

toddler friendly place to stay in wales

Learn More – Showman’s Wagons at Folly Farm


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quirky place to stay with babies and toddlers


  • Love the look of the modulogs on the Isle of Wight. In fact, I like the look of all of these! #Mondayescapes

    19th March 2018
  • What a fabulous list of ‘quirky’ places to stay. Love the look the hobbit house and the yurt #MondayEscapes

    19th March 2018
  • We love staying in unusual places with our children. There are some great ideas here I love the treehouse! #MondayEscapes

    19th March 2018
  • Loving all of this quirky places to stay Jo! I’ve never heard of a Modulog before:) and I love the idea of sleeping in a converted train carriage

    6th April 2018

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