21 BEST UK Winter Breaks For Babies & Toddlers

Discover the best winter breaks for families with babies and toddlers including cozy cottages, lakeside hotels and lodges with hot tubs.
When the nights draw in and the temperatures drop, there’s nothing better than making the most of the winter months, and booking an impromptu winter break where you can enjoy family time together. These are our top picks of the best winter breaks for babies and toddlers.  If you click on a link in this piece, we may earn affiliate revenue.

#1. Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Scotland

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Fancy a winter break in the Highlands?  The Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a leading family friendly resort in Aviemore comprising of 3 hotels, self-catering lodges and fantastic facilities for families.  Toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, soft play, playground and cinema with family movies.  There’s loads to do in the local area including stunning Loch Morlich with its white sandy beach, a trip on the Strathspey Railway or even visiting the famous Cairngorm Reindeer!  3 night Toddler Breaks start from £158 per night!

baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

Learn More – Macdonald Aviemore Resort

Read More – 41 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In Scotland

#2. Oakdene Forest, Dorset

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Retreat to a cozy lodge, caravan or luxury house at Oakdene Forest Park in Dorset for the ultimate winter break with a baby or toddler.  Some of the lodges even have their own hot tubs – perfect for stargazing on a cold wintery night! This woodland park is 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 fab outdoor play area and an indoor swimming pool.

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Learn More – Oakdene Forest Park

Read More – 13 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers in Dorset

#3. The Sands Resort, Cornwall

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The Sands Resort Hotel is an award-winning hotel perched high on the cliffs in North Cornwall! It’s just 1 mile from Newquay and is a short walk away from Watergate Bay and Porth Beach. It’s the perfect choice for a winter break –  families can go swimming in the indoor pool, play in the playground or even head down to the beach which is just 10 mins walk away.  There are 2 bedroom family suites, family friendly mealtimes and a baby listening service so parents can catch up over dinner or even escape to the Spa.  3 night Baby & Toddler Breaks start from £367 per family.

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#4. Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

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Tredethick Farm Cottages is an amazing place to stay with babies and toddlers at any time of the year, but in winter, the farm is transformed into a cozy haven where families can snuggle up and enjoy the empty Cornish beaches. Most of the cottages have toasty log burners and there is a magical hot tub garden which is perfect for relaxing and star gazing on a winter evening.  The undoubted highlight of the holiday for the children is the daily animal feeding, which takes place whatever the weather!  The three gentle ponies, gives rides to the children twice a week straight after animal feeding.  There are plenty of things to do at Tredethick whatever the weather. Choose from a dip in the indoor swimming pool, letting off steam in the indoor soft play (hot chocolate and daily newspapers for parents!) or even building sandcastles inside in the play barn. And when the sun comes out, there is a balance bike track and outdoor play park for little ones.
winter breaks for babies and toddlers

winter breaks for babies and toddlers

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Read More – 50 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In Cornwall

#5. Whitemead Forest Park, Forest of Dean

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Whitemead Forest Park is a fantastic place for a winter break with a baby or toddler.  There’s an indoor swimming pool, nature trail and toddler activities such as painting crafts and teddy bear making so you definitely won’t get bored! Families can also relax in their cosy woodland lodge or log cabin – some of them have their own private hot tub and are dog friendly.  There’s loads to do in the local area including days out at Clearwell Caves and Perrygrove Railway.

toddler friendly log cabin forest of dean

toddler friendly log cabin forest of dean

Learn More – Whitemead Forest Park

#6. Landal Darwin Forest, The Peak District

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Landal Darwin Forest is a 5* holiday park with luxury lodges close to Matlock Bath and Bakewell in the Peak District. It is one of the UK’s top holiday parks with 47 acres of woodland to explore as well as an indoor swimming pool, Little Monkeys play centre, activity den, playground and loads of fab places in the local area to visit. There are a variety of lodges at Landal Darwin Forest ranging from Classic lodges through to lodges with hot tubs. Don’t miss a visit to the children’s farmyard at Chatsworth House.
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Read More – 9 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers in the Peak District

#7. Knowle Farm, Devon

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Set in 44 acres of idyllic countryside, Knowle Farm is ideal for a winter break with babies and toddlers. There is so much to do at Knowle Farm including driving cars on the toddler race track, meeting the friendly farm animals or playing in the play barn with over 1500 balls! Plus, the cottages are just a 30-minute drive away from Devon’s famous sandy beaches – perfect for a bracing walk in the quieter months!  The 4* cottages at Knowle Farm have all been lovingly converted from barns whilst retaining their original features. All the cottages have wood burning stoves and Freesat TV (CBeebies!). Toddlers will love taking a dip in the indoor swimming pool or taking a walk through the guinea pig / rabbit enclosure.
winter breaks for babies and toddlers

winter breaks for babies and toddlers
Learn More – Knowle Farm

Read More – 35 BEST Baby And Toddler Friendly Places To Stay In Devon

#8. Landal Woodland Lakes, Yorkshire

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Landal Woodland Lakes is a fantastic choice for families looking for a winter break with their baby or todlder.  The luxury lodges are located around a fishing lakes less than 1 hour from York and within easy reach of the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales.  Toddlers will love the brand new leisure centre with an indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi plus the indoor soft play, outdoor play area and family friendly restaurant and bar.

baby and toddler friendly lodges in yorkshire

baby and toddler friendly lodges in yorkshire

Learn More – Lakeland Woodland Lakes

#9. Bluestone National Park Resort, Wales

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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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Read More – 31 Amazing Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In Wales

#10. Tattershall Lakes, Lincolnshire

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Tattershall Lakes is a lakeside holiday park in Lincolnshire with amazing facilities for babies and toddlers. There is a small lakeside beach, aeroplane themed playground and loads of amazing activities for babies and toddlers such as Pirate Play and Superhero Academy.   Plus there’s also an indoor swimming pool with fun splash zone.   For the ultimate treat, book a hot tub lodge!

winter breaks for babies and toddlers

winter breaks for babies and toddlers

Learn More – Tattershall Lakes

Read More – 47 BEST UK Holiday Parks For Babies & Toddlers

#11. The Lakeside Hotel, The Lake District

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Imagine a winter break in the Lake District! Long walks, boa trips and a cozy hotel to return to on a night! The Lakeside Hotel is located on the quieter side of Lake Windermere, and is next door to the Lakes Aquarium and Lakeside and Haverthwaite Railway. There are also more than 10 boat cruises departing from the lake so you can explore other resorts on the Lake such as Bowness and Ambleside. The Lakeside Hotel has 8 Family rooms which can accommodate up to 3 children, and some of them have a second internal bedroom with bunk beds. Toddlers will also love having a dip in the hotel’s 17m swimming pool.
winter breaks for babies and toddlers

winter breaks for babies and toddlers

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Read More – 23 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers in the Lake District

#12. Ribby Hall Village, Lancashire

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Ribby Hall Village is a 5* holiday village 10 minutes drive from Blackpool and Lytham St Annes in Lancashire. There are fantastic facilities for babies and toddlers, including a baby and toddler swimming pool, slides and toys, an indoor soft play area, outdoor adventure playground and Woodland Trail. There are loads of activities for babies and toddlers too including Messy Time, Character Party Time, feeding the ducks at the village pond and Toddlers Tumble. Parents can take a break too and relax in the Spa, have a massage, play golf or visit the gym.
Swimming pool at Ribby Hall Village

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toddler friendly winter break

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#13. The Belfry Hotel & Resort, Birmingham

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The Belfry hotel is in a great location for visiting Thomas Land (at Drayton Manor), Cadbury World and Twycross Zoo. There are large family rooms with baby equipment like changing mats, nappy bins, baby baths and bottle warmers available to borrow.  Babies and toddlers will love the indoor swimming pool, interactive woodland walk where they can see the bug hotel and go den building and wildlife spotting. There is a Spa for parents and an ofsted registered Creche.
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baby and toddler friendly hotel uk
Learn More – The Belfy Hotel & Resort

Check out our full range of amazing baby and toddler friendly cottages in the UK!

#14. The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort, Loch Lomond

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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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baby and toddler friendly hotel scotland
Learn More – The Macdonald Forest Hills Resort

Discover More – Click here to see our full range of gorgeous cottages for babies and toddlers in Scotland

#15. Home Farm Cottages, Norfolk

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Home Farm Cottages is a collection of 20 baby and toddler friendly holiday cottages in North Norfolk, which are just a short walk from the beach. There are loads of things for babies and toddlers including an indoor swimming pool, outdoor play area, and a brand new indoor soft play just for pre-schoolers! The seaside resort of Cromer is just a 20 minute drive away, and the village of Weybourne with its village shop with tea room and family friendly pub is a 5 minute stroll away.

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Read More – 17 Best Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In Norfolk

#16. Finlake Holiday Resort, Devon

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Finlake Holiday Resort is set in 130 acres of beautiful Devon countryside on the edge of Dartmoor just 30 mins from the sea.  There are amazing leisure facilities at Finlake which toddlers will love including an indoor swimming pool, waterslide and indoor splash park.  There’s also an outdoor play area, nature trail and soft play to keep boredom at bay on rainy days! There’s a wide range of toddler friendly log cabins for you to choose from, including stunning Scandinavian-style lodges.

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Discover More – Click here to see our full range of gorgeous baby and toddler friendly places to stay in Devon

#17. Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest, Sherwood Forest

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Fancy reliving the days of Robin Hood on your next UK holiday? Check out Sherwood Castle Holiday Forest in Nottinghamshire which has loads for toddlers including a bug hotel, play area and woodland trail. Head further into Sherwood Forest and you’ll discover the legendary story of Major Oak, an ancient tree that’s at least 850 years old!  Plus the park is just 3 miles away from the fabulous brand new RSPB Visitor Centre in Sherwood Forest!

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toddler friendly log cabin
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#18. Griffon Forest, York

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Griffon Forest is perfect for a cozy winter break with a baby or toddler.  The log cabins are set in 100 acres of forest and there’s a network of walking and cycling trails which you can explore.  There’s also a family friendly restaurant – and the city of York is nearby too where you can visit the National Railway Museum and York’s Chocolate Story.

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log cabins for babies and toddlers
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#19. Landal Kielder Waterside, Northumberland

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Kielder Waterside is an award-winning holiday park with luxury self-catering forest lodges, an indoor heated swimming pool,  restaurant and bar and the Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre. It is set on the stunning shores of Kielder Water which is ideal for forest walks, cycling or simply just running around. Families can take the Osprey Ferry across the lake, let off steam in the playground or take part in the fab activities for children aged 3+.

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toddler friendly holidays northumberland
Learn More – Landal Kielder Waterside

Read More – 10 BEST Places To Stay With Babies & Toddlers In Northumberland

#20. Kingsmills Hotel, Scotland

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The Kingsmills Hotel is a fantastic family friendly hotel in the Scottish town of Inverness which is great for a winter toddler break.  There is a full range of spacious Family rooms plus an indoor swimming pool and a fantastic restaurant and Spa.  The hotel is popular with people doing the NC500 road trip around Scotland, or families wanting to find the Loch Ness Monster (Loch Ness is less than 30 mins away from the hotel).  Toddlers will also love dolphin spotting in the Moray Firth or visiting the sandy beach at Nairn.  .luxury baby and toddler friendly hotel in scotland

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Learn More – Family Breaks at Kingsmills Hotel

#21. Macdonald Elmers Court Resort, The New Forest

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Located in the market town of Lymington this magnificent 23-acre country estate is the perfect base for families with babies and toddlers wanting a winter break in the New Forest. The Isle of Wight ferry is just a 5 minute walk away from the resort and Peppa Pig World, Marwell Zoo and Southampton are also close by. There’s also an indoor swimming pool, children’s play area and loads of space to run around in.  Check out the wide variety of accommodation at Elmers Court ranging from studio apartments to 2 and 4 bedroom lodges and cottages.
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baby and toddler friendly hotel in the new forest
Learn More – Macdonald Elmer’s Court

Discover More – Click here to see our full range of places to stay with babies and toddlers in Norfolk

#22. The Hilton Coylumbridge, Aviemore

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The Hilton Coylumbridge is a baby and toddler friendly hotel in the Scottish Highlands. This resort style hotel has an indoor swimming pool and a Fun House with a large soft play, ball pit and slides and tunnels set over 3 floors. There is nightly entertainment including a children’s disco, and family friendly dining. The hotel is in a perfect location to explore the Cairngorms.
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baby and toddler friendly hotel uk
Learn More – The Hilton Coylumbridge

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