10 BEST Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In The New Forest
If you are looking for a toddler friendly holiday destination in the UK, The New Forest is a great choice. Plus it’s the home of the one and only, Peppa Pig World, and is also a jumping off point for a day trip to the Isle of Wight. Read on to discover the best places to stay with babies and toddlers in the New Forest including cozy cottages, fab holiday park and luxury hotels. If you click on a link in this piece, we may earn affiliate revenue.
#1. Shorefield Country Park
Shorefield Country Park in a beautiful setting just 3 miles from the New Forest and close to the beach. The park is set in 100 acres and has an indoor and outdoor heated swimming pool, onsite Bar and Grill, daytime activity programme and play area. Shorefield is located close to Lymington which is the jumping off point for a day out on the Isle of Wight and is also 30 mins drive from Bournemouth and Poole. Check out their new range of treehouses!
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#2. Evergreen Cottage
Evergreen Cottage is a stunning 3-bedroom toddler friendly cottage in the New Forest just 10 mins drive from the coast. It’s got a gorgeous lawned garden which is perfect for running around on. If you are lucky, you might even spot ponies, cows and pigs!
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#3. Macdonald Elmers Court Resort
Located in the market town of Lymington this magnificent 23-acre country estate is the perfect base for families with babies and toddlers wanting to explore the New Forest. There’s two heated 15m swimming pools – one of which is outdoor surrounded by palm trees and sunbeds. Plus there is a large lawn to run around on, views over the marina so plenty of opportunity to spot boats and a children’s play area. There is a wide variety of accommodation at Elmers Court ranging from studio apartments to 2 and 4 bedroom lodges and cottages.
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#4. Oakdene Forest
Oakdene Forest Park is an incredible choice for somewhere to stay near the New Forest with babies and toddlers. Plus it’s just 30 mins drive to Peppa Pig World at Paultons Park theme park in Southampton. There’s a Go Juniors kids’ club for 3-7 year-olds, so it’s great for older toddlers. Plus, you can look forward to family-friendly entertainment at the Oak Showbar. There is also an indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a fab play area.
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#5. Sandy Balls Holiday Village, The New Forest
If you are looking for a baby and toddler friendly place to stay in the New Forest, check out Sandy Balls Holiday Village. Surrounded by the 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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#6. Chewton Glen Hotel
Chewton Glen is a 5* country house hotel in the New Forest with an award-winning restaurant, spa, gym, outdoor pool and 130 acres of land to explore. The best thing about this luxury hotel are the Treehouses which are suspended 35 feet above ground and have forest views, hot tubs and a luxury children’s bedroom. Outside there is an outdoor play area, bug hotel and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Family dining is available all day including a Children’s menu and lounge menu. The Chewton Glen hotel is less than 1 mile from the coast and near to Peppa Pig World. Pony trekking in the New Forest is also available.
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#7. Brookley Cottage, Brockenhurst
Brookley Cottage is a 3 bedroom cottage in the New Forest town of Brockenhurst where you can see ponies and horses roaming around freely. This cottage has open plan living with a wood burner and 3 spacious bedrooms. There are enclosed gardens with a patio and a garden playhouse with a mini table and chairs, toy cooker and toy BBQ. The open forest is within 10 mins of the property, and there are plenty of walking and cycling routes close by. Bike hire is available.
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#8. Number 4 Hordle
Number 4 is a gorgeous 3 bedroom house which is perfect for families wanting a big house which is baby and toddler friendly. It is set in 2 acres of grounds and has 3 patios, 2 BBQs, a sports pitch, games room and playground too. It’s also just 5 mins drive from the beach!
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#9. YHA New Forest
YHA New Forest is set within stunning grounds near the village of Burley in the New Forest. It’s a great location to explore the New Forest and is also less than an hour from the coast and just over an hour away from Peppa Pig World! YHA New Forest has a range of beautiful bell tents which are spacious tepee like tents fully kitted out with a double futon bed and 3 single futon beds. All bedding is included along with solar lighting, comfy bean bags and cosy soft flooring. Premium bell tents sleep four people and also have a woodburner to keep you warm. The brand new Landpods sleep up to 4 people and include all beds and bedding and even have a roof which opens so you can see the stars!
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