29 Awesome Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In Yorkshire
A guide to the best places to stay in Yorkshire with babies and toddlers including baby and toddler friendly cottages, hotels and holiday parks.
#1. Humble Bee Farm
Stay in a cottage, wigwam or tent at Humble Bee Farm. This is a working arable farm in a peaceful location close to the seaside towns of Bridlington, Filey, Scarborough and Whitby. There are lots of animals on the farm including chickens, sheep and cows, and children can help collect the eggs in a morning. There are also 2 playgrounds and loads of space to run around in.
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#2. Brompton Lakes
Perfect for peaceful and relaxing breaks with babies and toddlers, Brompton Lakes has 21 luxury lakeside lodges set in 26 acres on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. Each of the luxury lodges has floor to ceiling windows so you can enjoy the lake views and the lodges are packed with luxurious touches to make your stay even more special. Brompton Lakes is in a fantastic location just a few miles from the famous market town of Richmond and is in an ideal location to explore the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and even the Yorkshire Coast.
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#3. Flamingo Land Resort
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 attraction – a must for Peter Rabbit fans!!
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#4. Aysgarth Falls Holiday Park
Aysgarth Falls Holiday Park is in a peaceful area of the Yorkshire Dales within walking distance of Aysgarth Falls waterfalls. Families with babies and toddlers can stay in luxury lodges with their own hot tubs and stunning Wensleydale views. Aysgarth 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. There is also a children’s playground at the park and the park’s own bar and restaurant.
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#5. Griffon Forest
Griffon Forest is a popular choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly place to stay in Yorkshire. All the log cabins have hot tubs and are set in 100 acres of naturally beautiful woodland that make up Griffon Forest. There’s a network of walking and cycling trails that weave through the woodlands, while you’re welcome to simply relax at the on-site, family-friendly restaurant. Families can venture out to the city of York to visit the National Railway Museum and York’s Chocolate Story.
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#6. Thornwick Bay Holiday Village
Thornwick Bay Holiday Village is perfect for holidays with babies and toddlers in Yorkshire. It’s close to a sandy and pebbly beach, and within easy reach of the larger seaside towns of Filey and Bridlington. There is loads onsite for babies and toddlers including waterslides in the indoor heated swimming pool, football lessons, an indoor Activity Barn and an adventure trail and play area. The brand new Lighthouse bar and restaurant offers family friendly entertainment and family dining. Special activities for toddlers are also available including Nature Rockz Beach Explorers, Arts and Crafts, football coaching, pantomimes, pottery and learn to bike sessions.
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#7. Cayton Bay Holiday Park
Cayton Bay is a lively holiday park near the resort of Scarborough. The park is near to the beach but also has its own indoor swimming pool with waterjets, slides, fountains and flumes. Toddlers can let off steam at the soft play or make new friends at the outdoor playground. There are a variety of lodges and caravans for all family sizes and budgets – new caravans have been introduced in 2021. There’s also a new arts and crafts den, adventure play area and crazy golf. A good choice for families looking for a lively holiday park for babies and toddlers in Yorkshire.
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#8. The Lobster Pot Beach House
The Lobster Pot Beach House is an amazing 2 bedroom beach hut at The Bay holiday park just 10 mins walk from the beach. There are great facilities for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, gym and children’s playground.
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#9. Daisy Decker Bus
This fabulous converted bus is a must for families looking for a unique place to stay with their toddler! The bus is also just a 5 minute drive from the seaside resort of Withernsea, and has its own enclosed garden with a picnic bench and swings!
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#10. Bowland Fell
Bowland Fell is a holiday park in a beautiful location in between the spectacular Forest of Bowland and Gisburn Forest with its biking trails and play area. The park is close to Yorkshire Dales but also within easy reach of the Lake District. There is a great range of caravan accommodation onsite as well as an indoor swimming pool, play area and bar and restaurant.
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#11. Barmston Beach
Barmston Beach has a fantastic views over towards the famous seaside resorts of Bridlington and Flamborough Head. It also has direct access to a fantastic sandy beach which is perfect for a spot of sandcastle building and paddling! If you fancy time away from the beach, don’t miss the heated outdoor swimming pool with waterslides, adventure play area or even the soft play area specially for under 5’s.
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#12. The Old Farm Cottage
The Old Farm Cottage is a pretty cottage for families looking for a toddler friendly place to stay in Yorkshire. It’s located in the market town of Pickering and has 2 bedrooms and a gorgeous south-facing garden with a lawn and patio and swings for little ones to play on. There are loads of amazing family friendly days out nearby.
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#13. Wykewood Cottage
This fantastic 2 bedroom cottage is a great choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly place to stay in Yorkshire. It’s a short walk to the beach and close to Robin’s Hood Bay and Whitby. Parents will love the private wood fired hot tub and wonderful garden with landscaped wooden decking.
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#14. Wolds Way Cottage
Wolds Way Cottage is a lovely baby and toddler friendly cottage in a rural location in the peaceful Yorkshire Wolds. There is a lovely walled garden and fantastic outdoor swimming pool which children will love! There are loads of family friendly days out in the local area.
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#15. Camp Katur
Camp Katur offers ‘Off Grid’ glamping in a peaceful and secluded spot in North Yorkshire. Set within 250 acres of lush countryside, Camp Katur has loads of glamping options ranging from the ultra-romantic tepees to family favourites such as spacious safari tents. All the accommodation is set in a big grassy field surrounded by woodland with loads of space in between each tent, and little touches like twinkly fairy lights and fire pits. If you are looking for an authentic family friendly glamping experience in Yorkshire with loads of things to do in the local area, check out glamping breaks at Camp Katur.
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#16. Keldy Forest
Keldy Forest has 59 woodland forest cabins including cabins with hot tubs and stunning forest views. There is even a treehouse which sleeps up to 10 people! The Forest Retreat is where you can hire bikes, and book activities such as Mini Forest Rangers where little ones can learn about plants and trees, play games and make forest crafts. There is loads to do with babies and toddlers in the local area including days out at the nearby Dalby Forest, North York Moors steam train, Yorkshire coast and York.
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#17. YHA Grinton Lodge
YHA Grinton Lodge is located in Swaledale in the Yorkshire Dales surrounded by stunning scenery. The market town of Richmond is only 10 miles away and the unmissable Forbidden Corner is only 20 mins away. YHA Grinton Lodge has fantastic facilities for families including a games room, TV lounge, library and BBQ facilities.
There is a range of Landpods at YHA Grinton Lodge which sleep up to 4 people on 2 small double mattresses and a single futon mattress. There is no heating in the landpods but all bedding is provided and there is a BBQ fire pit outside. There is also a camping area which views over Swaledale and the village of Reeth.
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#18. Withernsea Sands Holiday Park
Withernsea Sands is in a great location just a short walk from a Blue Flag sandy beach, and close to the resort of Withernsea in East Yorkshire. As well as the beach, toddlers will love the heated indoor swimming pool, adventure playground and having a go at mini golf! The park has new caravans for 2021!
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#19. Spindrift Cottage
Spindrift is a gorgeous 2-bedroom toddler friendly cottage a short walk from a sandy beach in the resort of Sandsend. Sandsend is just along the coast from Whitby and is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire coast and days at the beach. Outside the cottage is a small enclosed patio garden which is perfect for an al fresco lunch or glass of wine after bedtime.
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#20. South Crescent Cottage
South Crescent Cottage is located in the charming seaside resort of Filey and is just a short walk from the beach and an outdoor paddling pool. The stylish cottage is a cozy home from home with 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom – it’s the perfect choice for families looking for a baby and toddler friendly cottage near the beach! The cottage is next to a park and has an enclosed garden.
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#21. Flamborough Retreat
Flamborough Retreat is a 4* baby and toddler friendly cottage on the coast in Yorkshire. Located in the small fishing village of Flamborough, this cottage is within walking distance of some excellent beaches and is in a great location to explore the many resorts along the east coast of Yorkshire. The cottage also has a pretty enclosed garden.
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#22. The Bay Filey
The Bay Filey is a holiday village with 160 stylish holiday homes and direct access to a sandy beach. The baby and toddler friendly 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.
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#23. The Sands Scarborough
The best thing about these luxury apartments in Scarborough is the location. Located on the quieter North Bay, The Sands apartments have a massive sandy beach right in front of them, with the SeaLife Centre at the other end of the Bay. The North Bay Railway is just round the corner, as well as famous Peasholm Park – don’t miss the fun mock Naval warfare battle which takes place in the summer months! There are 1,2 and 3 bedroom apartments at The Sands and they have all been given a 5* rating. Perfect for if you are looking for a seaside holiday with a bit of luxury!!!
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#24. Burnsdyke Beach House
Burnsdyke Beach House is a 2 bedroom cottage in the the seaside town of Saltburn-By-The-Sea. Perfect for beach lovers, Burnsdyke Beach House is steps from the beach in the seaside resort of Saltburn-by-the-Sea! Plus, there are stunning sea views from the cottage and a garden which is perfect for an alfresco drink!
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#25. Retreat By The Sea
Retreat By The Sea is a charming little 2 bedroom cottage which is just moments away from Markse Sands in Yorkshire. Marske Sands Beach is located between Redcar and Saltburn and is a beautiful sandy beach that the whole family can enjoy.
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#26. Cropton Forest
Deep in the heart of the Cropton Forest are 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. Luxury cabins sleeping up to 6 people are available – some even have their own hot tub!
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#27. Fountain’s Cottage
Looking for something a bit different? Why not check out Fountain’s Cottage which is a 4 bedroom cottage in the ground of the UNESCO Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Estate. The cottage was built in 1749 as originally served as a farmhouse, but is now a spacious holiday cottage with bags of character. All guests get free access to Fountain’s Abbey which has a fantastic playground, children’s activities and of course the world famous Abbey and Water Gardens.
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#28. Captain Cook’s Haven, Whitby
Captain Cook’s is a range of cottages on the outskirts of Whitby just 1 mile from the beach and the seaside town. There’s a superb indoor heated swimming pool and play area for children of all ages. The cottages suit all family sizes and budgets so there is something for everyone. Don’t miss a trip on the North York Moors Railway, York and Castle Howard! The town of Whitby is just a 30 mins walk away.
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#29. Breezeway CottageBreezeaway Cottage is an amazing 2 bedroom family friendly cottage in Scarborough! It’s in a fantastic location high on the cliffs above the North and South bays and is in easy reach of everything Scarborough has to offer. You can wander down to the beaches to build sandcastles, have a paddle or even go rockpooling or have a donkey ride!
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