20 BEST Autumn Breaks For Babies & Toddlers
Discover the best Autumn breaks for families with babies and toddlers. Get ideas about weekends away with babies and toddlers this Autumn ranging from cozy cottages with hot tubs and pumpkin patches to autumn lambing weekends and holiday parks in the forest.
#1. Pumpkin Patch Trail at Humble Bee Farm – Yorkshire
Experience life on the farm at Humble Bee Farm in the Yorkshire Wolds. Perfect for an autumn glamping trip, Humble Bee Farm has friendly farm animals and loads of space to run around in and let off steam. Families can choose to stay in a variety of fully insulated wigwams (some with hot tubs), yurts and bell tents. There is a brilliant Pumpkin Patch trail open from 24th Oct to 1st Nov which is open Humble Bee Farm guests – pre booking is required.
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#2. Lambing Weekends at The Olde House – Cornwall
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#3. Oakdene Forest – Dorset
Oakdene Forest Park is a family-friendly woodland holiday park set on the edge of the Hurn & Avon Forest with plenty of open spaces and woodland walks on the doorstep. Dorset’s sandy beaches are close by and Peppa Pig World is just 30 mins drive away. There’s plenty for toddlers at Oakdene Forest including a Go Juniors kids’ club for 3-7-year-olds, a fab outdoor play area and an indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
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#4. Nethway Farm Cottages – Devon
Nethway Farm Cottages are nestled in a hidden valley in the heart of South Devon just a mile away from the sandy beaches of the south coast. There are so many things for babies and toddlers at Nethway Farm including an indoor swimming pool, massive outdoor play area, under 7’s play barn and friendly farm animals which love being fed. Lizzie and the team at Nethway have just rescued 16 ex-caged hens so guests visiting in the next few months will be able to watch the transformation of the beautiful birds!
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#5. Clydey Cottages – Pembrokeshire
Clydey Cottages is a cluster of luxury holiday cottages in Pembrokeshire which are perfect for an Autumn break with a baby or toddler. There’s plenty to do at Clydey Cottages whatever the weather including daily animal feeding with the Clydey Farmer, egg collecting, letting off steam in the outdoor playground or taking a dip in the toasty indoor swimming pool. Clydey offers complimentary childcare too so parents can grab a bit of well deserved ‘me-time’ and escape to the Clydey Spa.
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#6. Crieff Hydro – Scotland
Crieff Hydro is a baby and toddler friendly resort in Perthshire with a hotel and over 50 self-catering lodges, apartments and cozy cabins. Autumn is a great place to visit Crieff as you can enjoy chilly Perthshire mornings, long walks, roaring fires and enjoy loads of gorgeous comfort food served from one of the resort’s eateries. Indoors there is a swimming pool complex and onsite cinema and all stays receive two hours of FREE daily childcare sessions for 2-12-year-olds. There are loads of outdoor activities at Crieff Hydro including pony riding, a giant fort, go karts, zipline and jumping pillows.
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#7. Darwin Forest – The Peak District
Darwin Forest is a gorgeous 5* holiday park set in a forest in the Peak District. Some of the holiday homes even have their own hot tub – perfect for Autumn stargazing! Darwin Forest has 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 and walking trails around the forest to explore. Chatsworth House, Matlock, Bakewell and Gullivers Kingdom are also close by.
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#8. Ribby Hall Village – Lancashire
Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village just 10 mins drive from the beach at Blackpool and Lytham St Annes in Lancashire. There are fantastic facilities for babies and toddlers at Ribby Hall including an indoor swimming pool with waterslide and toddler splash area, soft play area, fab outdoor adventure playground and Woodland Trail. There are loads of pre bookable activities for babies and toddlers too including Toddler Arts and Crafts, Cake Decorating, Playdough creation and Little Green Fingers so you definitely won’t get bored!
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#9. 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. Toddlers will love getting stuck into activities and entertainment such as singing and dancing, storytelling, puppet shows, mini beast hunts and pond dipping. There’s also a Hobbit and Fairy’s Secret Village for toddlers to explore! The indoor Serandome brings the outdoors inside and has a water play area and sand play area where little ones can play whatever the weather.
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#10. Bosinver Farm Cottages – Cornwall
Bosinver Farm Cottages have 20 gorgeous cottages set in 30 acres of farmland and woodland in a valley near the coast. There is loads to do at Bosinver for babies and toddlers including animal feeding, egg collecting, pony rides, outdoor playgrounds and a Wellie Hunt, Gruffalo Trail and Hunt the Hidden Animals Trail. You can even borrow a Nanny Pat’s Baking Box to spend a cozy afternoon baking!
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#11. Slaley Hall Lodges – Northumberland
Set in 1000 acres of beautiful woodland, Slaley Hall Lodges offer the perfect opportunity for a Autumn break with a baby or toddler. There is an indoor heated swimming pool, play area and sauna and steam room at the resort. The luxury lodges sleep between 4 and 8 people and have open plan living areas, flat screen TVs, patios and countryside views.
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#12. Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa – Somerset
Cheddar Woods Resort are set in the Mendip Hills and have a fantastic range of cosy holiday homes and lodge holidays surrounded by woodland walks. Little ones will love the heated indoor children’s pool and children’s play area and there is a Spa for parents. The Mendip Hills, Cheddar Gorge, Glastonbury Tor, and the city of Bristol are close by.
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#13. Cropton Forest – Yorkshire
Deep in the heart of the Cropton Forest are these luxury cabins which provide the ideal combination of a relaxing holiday with adventure mixed in. The North York Moors are right on the doorstep, and the coast is only 30 mins drive away, but there is also plenty to do in the forest if you and your little one likes exploring nature. There are organised Mini Forest Ranger activities which includes things like woodland walks, Mini Beast hunting and learning about plants and trees. The forest is also the perfect place for a bike ride, and bike hire is available onsite.
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#14. Fallbarrow Holiday Park – The Lake District
This 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. 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. It’s a great base for an Autumn break in the Lake District.
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#15. The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort, Loch Lomond
The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort is set in landscaped gardens and woodland sloping down to the shores of Loch Ard – ideal for exploring the magnificent Loch Lomond & Trossachs National Park. There are one, two and three bed apartments and an indoor swimming pool, Spa and Sauna. There’s also a children’s play area, outdoor chess/draughts board, football pitches, a pitch n putt and outdoor tennis courts. Rafters Bar and Bistro is perfect for families as it has a more relaxed atmosphere and serves high quality, family friendly dishes – the ideal place to relax after a swim or a busy day exploring the Trossachs!
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#16. Saunton Sands, Devon
Saunton Sands is a 4* beachside hotel in Devon with amazing views of Saunton sands, the dunes and the sea. The hotel has a relaxed family friendly feel with family rooms, an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, AA Rosette restaurant and a luxury Spa. All stays include 2 hours free childcare for babies aged 6 weeks plus per day in the supervised playroom. The hotel also has a Baby Go Lightly service where parents can borrow baby and toddler equipment. No wonder Jo Jo Maman Bebe chose Saunton Sands as the location for their 2018 photo shoot!
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#17. Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort, Wales
The Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort is in a great location in the middle of the beaches and mountains of Snowdonia in the heart of the National Park. It’s also 15 minutes from the pretty coastal village of Aberdyf and the beach with its fab sand dunes. Little ones will love the indoor swimming pool, and the outdoor pool which is open in summer months. There is even a Spa for parents. The resort has a wide variety of accommodation including apartments and studios within the mansion house, 2 or 3 bed lodges, villas and bungalows all set within landscaped grounds. Don’t miss the Talyllyn Railway, a little steam train which runs from the coast into Snowdonia and is just 20 minutes from Plas Talgarth.
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#18. 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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#19. Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall
The fantastically toddler friendly Fowey Hall Hotel is just 15 minutes from the Eden Project and is baby, toddler and parent heaven! There are family friendly rooms, an indoor swimming pool, outdoor playground, family friendly dining – and the beach is nearby!
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#20. Gleneagles, Auchterarder
Gleneagles is one of Scotland’s most famous hotels, but did you know it also welcomes families with babies and toddlers? Sumptuous family rooms are available, and there is also an indoor swimming pool to have a dip in. The Little Glen is a magical land full of toys, games, castles and dressing up costumes. There are also specific activities for babies and toddlers at Gleneagles including hand and foot painting, sandpit and water play. Extra activities are available for children aged 3-5.
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