Child Friendly Holidays UK - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Lake District, Scotland, Wales
With locations across the South and East Anglia including Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Sussex, Kent, Essex & Suffolk we provide a large choice of self-catering caravan, lodge & chalet hire, touring/tent pitches and holiday home ownership.
Come and join in the fun with great facilities and free entertainment on many parks* including:-
- Heated Leisure Pools
- Kids Club with Loopy Rabbit
- Family Entertainment venues
- Kids Play Areas
- Free Wi-Fi Internet Access
- Outdoor sports grounds
- Family Holidays start from just £69!
With lots to explore and do onsite and in the local area you will find kids love caravan holidays and want to come back year after year! So why not enjoy a great new lifestyle with caravan holiday home ownership where you are free to get away on holiday throughout the season. There’s a great range of new and pre-owned caravan models for sale, view online now and request your free Brochure & DVD.
*Facilities can vary at each park – See website for actual updated facilities on offer by location.
Park Holidays UK also offer Static Caravans for sale at 23 Parks along the south coast.
Sales Tel: 0843 178 7065
Locations: Devon, Dorset, Essex, Hampshire, Kent, Suffolk and Sussex
We don’t ask you to compromise on quality just because you want to bring your children. You will find beautiful buildings in stunning locations, stylish yet comfortable interiors, fabulous award-winning food, spa treatments and superb service, alongside all the elements that make your life easier as parents. Your children will also have a fantastic time – Ofsted registered Dens, babysitting and listening services, high tea, baby equipment, toys and games galore and, perhaps most importantly, a fabulously warm and personal welcome.
Quite simply, the scene is set for the perfect balance between time for the children, time as a family and time for you.
During your stay you will benefit from:
- Complimentary use of our OFSTED registered crèches
- Complimentary Children’s Club activity programme
- Children up to the age of 16 stay free on a room only basis
- Complimentary baby listening service
- Family friendly Spas with signature treatments
- Luxury accommodation in some of Britain’s finest country house hotels
- Stunning locations with extensive grounds
- Easy access to many of the UK’s best tourist attractions
Locations: Suffolk, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset, Worcestershire and New Forest
Sands is a family run hotel offering a great location for exploring Cornwall. As a hotel specifically designed for family holidays you will find all the facilities and services you need as a family including:
- Children’s clubs
- Indoor and outdoor pools, gym and steam room
- Complimentary golf, tennis, croquet and basketball
- Family suites with separate children’s sleeping areas and baby listening
- Indoor and outdoor adventure play areas
- Children’s entertainment programme
- Rooms with chill box, broadband, dvd, sony playstation and 2 TV’s
- Eat dinner with or without children. Early children’s teas available
- Health & beauty Spa
- and REALLY FRIENDLY STAFF ...
But just don’t take our word visit www.sandsresort.co.uk/about-us/reviews to see how our guests have reviewed us on the trip advisor site and see why we are the highest rated family hotel in Cornwall.
From cosy cottages in quiet idyllic country settings to luxury waterside apartments with stunning views or Scandinavian log cabins to town houses. With a diverse range of over 1400 holiday homes, we are sure you’ll find the perfect place for a short break, family holiday, seasonal get away or even a business trip.
There is no commission fee charged and Independent Cottages puts you in direct contact with the cottage owner who has first hand information to assist you in making the booking. With a ‘Late Availability’ search facility; whether you are planning your summer holiday in advance or want to get away at short notice, Independent Cottages has something for everyone.
Visit our easy to use website today to search for self catering accommodation within the UK.
£69 for Spring & Autumn breaks
£109 for Early Summer breaks
£189 for Schools Out breaks
Pontins offers five coastal Holiday Park’s, with locations at Brean Sands – Somerset, Camber Sands – Sussex, Pakefield – Suffolk, Prestatyn Sands – North Wales or Southport in the North West of England so there is a Pontins Park right for your family.
Whatever time of year you choose, Pontins guarantees fun for all the family. Packed with entertainment, Live shows and leisure activities galore on every break, the biggest problem is fitting it all in!
The legendary ‘Sooty Show’ is back! Live Bluecoat Shows, Character Party Time, Live Music, Comedy, Magic Workshops, Wrestling and so much more.
- Heated indoor pools
Children’s Indoor & Outdoor play areas
Family Entertainment Venues
Day time entertainment program
Family Crazy Golf
Go Karts, Climbing Walls, Zip Wires, Scooter Ramps and Trampolining
The new Pontins has continued it’s commitment to investment over the winter period. Millions of pounds have been invested, bringing many new and refurbished apartments and venues, new play areas and a many new exciting activities for the family.
For Terms & Conditions visit www.pontins.com/mediaterms, or ask at time of booking.Click link below for more details Or Call us on 0844 576 5944 QUOTING OFFER CODE KIDS
Make your next break a memorable one with a fabulous range of accommodation and onsite activities, just one hour from Edinburgh and Glasgow.
For short stays, weekend breaks and family holidays, you’ll find Crieff Hydro offers the broadest choice around plus self catering options ranging from chalets to 5* cottages.
Great for families, with 6 hours free supervised childcare per day and access to an unrivalled range of indoor and outdoor activities on a 900 acre estate. Great for couples with sumptuous room options, Hair & Beauty Spa, and access to over 60 activities from golf to horse-riding and lively dining choices.
As well as five places to eat and drink. For grown-ups after some 'me time', there's no better place than our adults-only Victorian Spa. And with a crèche, free childcare for 2-12s, and teenager hangouts like the Hub, the kids will have fun too.
With the unpredictable British weather, at The West Bay Club there is plenty for you and your family to do come rain or shine… Get energised in our fully equipped gym, or enjoy many of our other activities; tennis, squash and badminton courts, beautiful heated indoor swimming pool, and 60 exercise classes a week including Spinning, Zumba, Bokwa, Yoga, Hot Yoga, Cardio Tennis and Pilates. Our all-inclusive children’s activities include: football, volleyball, waterpolo, wet ‘n’ wild fun sessions in the pool, basketball, table tennis, badminton, uni-hoc, kwick cricket, rounders and ultimate frisbee. If it’s pampering and relaxation you are looking for, you need an appointment at the West Bay Country Club spa: unwind in our stress relieving sauna, steam and relaxation room or pamper yourself with a luxurious treatment to reinvigorate your body and mind.
The award-winning, architect designed ‘New England’ style cottages are set in 29 acres of landscapes grounds. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, making you feel immediately at home, the cottages are equipped with everything you need for the perfect getaway. Each cottage offers the same luxurious standard of accommodation throughout with a private outside decking area or garden, open plan living area, fully fitted kitchen, well-appointed family bathroom, television and music centre with CD/DVD player.
The purpose built indoor toddler soft play area plus new outdoor toddler race track with ride-on toys, tractor tyre tunnel and play house are a real hit. The race track surrounds a large walk-in rabbit enclosure where children can stroke and feed the rabbits. Our pigs ‘Rasha’ and ‘Streakie’ are really popular with the children along with our miniature donkeys who love to be stroked. Don’t forget our alpacas, sheep, Pete the Dartmoor pony and his friend ‘Apache’ the skewbald donkey – they all love to say hello. Open your cottage door the chickens and ducks will be waiting, hoping to be fed.
There are six beautifully converted barns and the cottage range includes one, two, three and four bedrooms sleeping from two to eight plus cots. We hold a Gold Award for exceptional quality of accommodation, have a Four Star rating and also a Gold Award from the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
The indoor heated pool is ideal for children with gentle steps to the shallow end and you can arrange swimming lessons with a qualified teacher. We also have our very own woodland and riverside walks where you can truly relax.
The area is awash with local attractions including steam trains and river trips and there is an excellent 11th century local village pub that is child friendly (baby-sitting can be arranged). Wonderful sandy beaches are within 30 minutes. Dartmoor National Park is on our doorstep.
For full information about us including lots of pictures, prices throughout the year and current availability, visit our website below:
The invigorating sauna and hot tub of our Field Spa attract many group bookings as well as families to this stunning part of Cornwall and with beaches nearby and a microclimate that allows palm trees to grow, nature has truly looked kindly on this part of the world. The active can surf, swim, bike and walk to their heart’s delight, before stocking up on Cornwall’s seafood, cream teas and pasties.
Back at the farm, indulge in Maddy’s delicious dinners, including her Cornish lasagne around the campfire, which one guest said was so good it should be mentioned in the guidebooks!
Riding Lessons for Beginners & Advanced: For children from 5+. Lessons during daytime, evenings & weekends. We have horses to suit all abilities.
Family Self-Catering Holidays: Beautiful farm cottage available for family breaks. Children can enjoy full day horse riding activities while parents take advantage of the beautiful surroundings and relax.
Unaccompanied Children’s Riding Holidays: Own your own pony for a week and learn to look after, feed and groom your pony plus lots of riding and activities. All children have adult 24 hour supervision.
Learn to Ride Holidays & Improve Your Riding Holidays: For complete beginners or to brush up on your riding skills and for relaxing fun filled riding holidays.
Fun Day Camps: Available for all abilities throughout the school holidays for children 6 years and over.
See our website for full details of all the above.
Location: Holme House Lane, Oakworth, Keighley, West Yorkshire BD22 0QX
We could well be Feather Down’s most ‘sporting’ farm – in the relaxed sense of the word of course! As well as pheasant, you’re guaranteed to see any one of our 70 fallow or red deer, making the farm an ideal safari spot. On the Farm Tour you’ll also encounter beef cattle, horses and Kerry Hill sheep.
*Upper Shadymoor is a natural water park, with a brook and 16 pools on our 200 acres. As well as wild swimming and messing about in boats, our water trampoline can be enjoyed under parental supervision – from the nearby hot tub if necessary! You can also fish trout here, and rods and the fly-casting expertise of our son Gregory are both available. (*Charges apply)
And if your holiday involves eating well, you’ll love our game-filled Farm Larder, which stocks our own venison, pigeon, pheasant, duck, rabbit, and Kevan’s ready-cooked meals. There’s also the renowned local gastronomic scene that includes Ludlow’s two Michelin-starred restaurants and gastropubs galore.
The farm nestles under the Purbeck Hills within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and a walk through the farm fields and a climb up Nine Barrow Down lead to a spectacular view of Poole Harbour, the coast at Bournemouth, and on a clear day, the Isle of Wight.
Back down by the woods and the streams you’re more than welcome to watch our dairy herd being milked. We’re sure you’ll want to linger on our 156-acre dairy farm, as the woodland we are backed on to is perfect for adventurous play.
You’re welcome to watch our herd being milked and their calves being fed, as we love to pass on our knowledge of dairy farming. We run the farm with a little help from one of our daughters, Issy, who looks after our miniature ponies, a mother and daughter duo called Issy and Lana who are available for grooming sessions. They can’t wait to greet you.
From April to October inclusive, “Symphony” takes 26 people on day trips (including weekends), “Serenade” takes 10 people on 3/4 night holidays, and narrowboat “Melody” is available for weekly hire by a family or group with at least one disabled member. Charges are kept to a minimum so as not to exclude any groups. The remainder is raised in donations.
Shipley Lane Equestrian CentreEglinmgham, Nr Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LS
If you camp, caravan or tour in a motorhome our 4 star facilities mean you can enjoy the great outdoors with some home comforts to make your holiday complete.
Our on site shop stocks all the essentials plus newspapers, camping supplies, locally sourced BBQ packs and alcohol.
The focal point of the site is the Callow Inn pub & restaurant where you can enjoy traditional pub food and real ale brewed in our very own microbrewery.
Families with children of all ages will enjoy the array of things to do both on site and on our doorstep. Walks straight from the site, cycling on the traffic free Tissington Trail, fishing on the lake in our nature reserve or taking a dip in our outdoor heated swimming pool.
We’re just 20 minutes drive from Alton Towers and within easy reach of Matlock, Buxton & Bakewell. Our location makes us the ideal base for exploring Derbyshire & Staffordshire.
During peak season there's entertainment including family discos, children’s entertainment, bingo, quiz nights and live bands. Arnold's Cafe Bar is open daily serving meals from breakfast to dinner so you can take a break from cooking.
Other facilities include:
- toilets & showers
- pot washing & laundry rooms
- coin operated hairdryers & plug sockets
- wifi hotspot
- children's play area
- calor gas sales
- cycle hire
- freezer pack facilities.
Ashbourne & Dovedale Cottages provide self catering accommodation for friends and family who prefer not to camp. Short breaks are available.
Kate BoatsThe Boatyard Nelson Lane, Warwick CV34 5JB
Whether you're looking for a family holiday with a difference or just want to unwind and take life at a more tranquil pace, each boat in our narrow boat fleet provides a level of comfort and convenience that is normally associated with privately owned craft.
Kate Boats we will give you the personal care and attention that you require to ensure you enjoy your holiday to the full whether you have previously enjoyed a holiday on the waterways or are a 'land lubber' looking to experience life afloat for the first time.
From contemporary apartments to farm steadings, cliff top houses to renovated holiday cottages, our family friendly properties are great for holidays or short breaks throughout the year.
Locations: Alnmouth, Berwick, Seahouses, Bamburgh, Craster & Embleton, Beadnell , Tughall Steads and Newton by the Sea areas
The award-winning apartments boast open plan living, designer kitchens and stunning sea views. Each apartment has the WOW factor from the moment you walk in. We have 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments that are available for both short breaks and longer stays – a great getaway with the family, and provide you with everything you might need, from Egyptian cotton linen, to individual travel cots and high chairs.
With the sandy beaches, Peasholm Park boating lake and the Sealife Centre in such close proximity – children and adults alike will have no shortage of entertainment! At the end of the day, why not relax in your 5 Star surroundings and borrow a DVD or Nintendo Wii Game from our extensive free collection.
Assynt Sporting Co.Schoolhouse, Drumbeg, NR Lochinver IV27 4NW
We can tailor make your holiday, arrange transport, accommodation, fishing permits and boat hire. The Guillie/Guiding service is there for everyone whether novice or seasoned angler. We are here to offer help and advice and to insure that the whole family enjoys their stay.
Come and have a holiday to remember!
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre on the North Devon coast will give you a day or stay to remember, where adults and children alike will find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter.
- Week long Summer Camps for children
- Family holidays minimum of 1 nights stay
- Day or half day bookings
- Learn to surf camps
- Learn to kayak courses
- RIB Powerboat charters
- Birthday parties
The Woolley Bears Den, our on–site, Ofsted registered nursery, staffed by a nannies daily from 9.30-5.30 has a wide variety of games, toys, books and music. The children can be left for up to 2 hrs at any one time. We can provide cots, highchairs, sterlisers, nappy buckets and baby food for those visiting with little ones.
For the older ones who love the outdoors there is space to kick a ball, bounce on a trampoline, play hide and seek, discover a great spot for a den or chill in their own play space the Hen House (home to pool table, table football & air hockey).
Dinner is a wonderful experience at Woolley with pre dinner drinks served in the lounges, followed by relaxed fine dining using the best local produce. Baby sitting & babylistening services will ensure you can enjoy your evenings to the full. Children’s tea is served daily.
Our spa is a beautiful building blending into the bath stone wall of the kitchen garden. The building is complemented by new bath stone and natural oak timber. The roof seems to float below the kitchen garden wall and with full length glass windows the view from the pool breathtaking. The treatment menu using [Comfort Zone] takes inspiration from the garden, featuring herbs.
The fabulous gardens are a place where you will not only be able to tear the children away, but you will want to stay and enjoy yourself too. At the far end of the kitchen garden we have an enhanced play facility featuring a kitchen garden shop and play kitchen with vintage tractor, raised beds and chickens.
Visit our website to see lodges in beautifully rural locations close to stunning scenery and glorious beaches, perfect for relaxing and pursuing leisure activities including fishing, golfing, swimming and walking or for the more energetic we have a fantastic selection of family fun parks offering a host of facilities and entertainment for the whole family. We also offer winter sports lodges for your skiing holiday in the UK as well as a selection of pet friendly and pet free accommodation.
The choice is entirely yours to discover and enjoy! Happy holiday!
In the South East
you’ll find ample opportunities for a get-away-from-it-all break that combines the best of British holiday traditions with hip city vibes.
Or go South West
to discover the glories of the English Riviera, picturesque hamlets and villages and some of the best surfing spots in the UK.
Alternatively, enjoy endless holidays when you purchase your own Haulfryn holiday home. It is easier to own a Haulfryn holiday home and more affordable than you might think:
- Fully furnished and ready to move in
- Low deposit finance plans
- Fully managed 5-star sublet scheme
- Part exchange available
Parks: Hastings, Guildford, Penzance, Tintagel, Paignton and Newton Abbot
Coombe Mill Family Farm & Fishing HolidaysSt. Breward, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4LZ
- Use of facilities & family entertainment
- Bed linen and beds made up ready for your arrival
- Multi-room heating in grades Silver or above
- Free ferry on selected dates for Isle of Wight holidays
- Pools & sports courts at most locations
- Children’s indoor & outdoor play areas
- Discounts on local attractions
- Pets allowed at 38 locations
- Camping / touring facilities at 24 locations
- Restaurants on-site
- Kids Clubs
- Free Wifi
Our Parks offer great facilities in great locations, for great family holidays. So book your holiday today and start Creating Amazing Memories with Park Resorts.
Visit www.park-resorts.com for our latest offers and availability. Don’t forget to also like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest news, competitions and offers: www.facebook.com/parkresorts Url:
These include our 12 metre indoor swimming pool, outdoor hot tub with spectacular sea views & 3 treatment rooms. For children between 3 months - 8 years, there's a complimentary Ofsted registered crèche - The Den, staffed by a fully qualified and experienced team. For older children there is the Blue Room where kids can enjoy the latest video games or battle it out on the table football. The hotel has a mini cinema showing classic family films on a daily basis. We also offer a baby listening service, high tea, special children's menus, high chairs, cots and other baby essentials. Babysitters may be arranged at an additional cost via the Reservations Team.
Out and About
For a family day out you are spoilt for choice. Go exploring on the nearby beaches, get adventurous & go sailing or kayaking down on the river or take a visit to the nearby Eden Project – the world’s largest greenhouse!
All our holiday cottages are superbly furnished and beautifully equipped to the highest standard. We offer a comprehensive range of leisure facilities including large indoor swimming pool, sauna, snooker room, fitness room, children's room for under fives, badminton and mini tennis court, games room, tennis courts, golf course, adventure trail, football, putting green, gas fired barbecues and a nature trail so there is plenty for the whole family to enjoy.
We are sure that, whatever the season, you will enjoy an unforgettable holiday in our cottages at Kennacott Court.
Portmeirion was built from 1925 to 1976 by visionary Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, who wanted to prove that development need not mean defilement. All the cottages in the village are let as rooms and suites as part of the Hotel Portmeirion or as self-catering cottages sleeping up to 8 people. The village has several cafes and eight different shops.
Many know Portmeirion as the location for Patrick McGoohan's classic "The Prisoner" television series. It is also known for the Portmeirion Pottery, designed by Clough's daughter Susan Williams-Ellis. A new contemporary styled brasserie opened at Castell Deudraeth in 2001.
Portmeirion is signposted from the A487 at Minffordd midway between Penrhyndeudraeth and Porthmadog.
Children are very welcome at the Blakeney Hotel. We offer free accommodation for children when sharing a room with two adults. Children’s tea and lunch menu are available or half portions from our table d’hote menu. We have digital TV with children’s channels, WiFi, an indoor swimming pool, a games room with table tennis, pool and darts. We also have a wide selection of board games.
At Prestige Holidays we put a little more thought into finding the most suitable holiday for you and then go the extra mile to ensure that you have everything you need – before, during and after your stay.
In our brochures you’ll find a wide choice of destinations from the lesser known gems to the more familiar finest places to stay. From chic rural hotel to adult’s only boutique hotels, we know every destination intimately and spend a great deal of time and care hand picking our hotels. So whatever you are looking we can ensure you’ll get the holiday you deserve. We feature mainly four and five star hotels in Turkey, Cyprus, Canaries, Southern Spain, Mallorca, Italian Lakes, Morocco, Crete, Madeira, Algarve, Malta, La Manga, Sicily Slovenia and Montenegro plus self-catering to all-inclusive hotels in Croatia. Or closer to home we offer Isles of Scilly, Guernsey, Jersey, Herm, Sark and Alderney.
Further from home we have dedicated brochures for Bermuda and Canada for short breaks or for touring and experiencing the pleasures each has to offer.
Many of our holidays feature a "Prestige Plus" - added extras and thoughtful services such as: private taxi transfers on arrival, free nights, complimentary guidebooks, room upgrades, free meals, welcome gifts, excellent discounts for children and free meals.
All our family rooms have integral desks, free wireless access, and a comfortable sofa bed which can accommodate two children. With views of The River Thames from your window.
Each family room is equipped with a 26" wall-mounted flat screen TV, Freeview, complimentary laptop safe, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, luxury bathroom toiletries, linen bathrobe, mineral water, direct dial telephone and hairdryer. We have a family friendly restaurant on site with both kids menus and dishes designed for the younger diner.
For family attractions, you are a quick drive from Legoland, Windsor and Thorpe Park or perhaps you'd prefer the quieter surrounds of Windsor Great Park and the famous Windsor Castle, or a River Boat Trip along The River Thames.
*When accompanied by paying adults
Most of our 70 rooms and suites can accommodate one cot and an additional bed
Duplex Suites are split over two floors, offering a sofa bed for two children downstairs and a double bed up-stairs for parents
Interconnecting room options are available
The Treehouses at Chewton Glen: Taking luxury to new heights; the Tree House Suites appear to float across a wooded valley and provide wonderfully unique and luxurious accommodation.
Food and Drink
Complimentary for children aged under 5 years
Early dining times
Children’s menu available throughout the day
Kid's Club during school holiday periods and every weekend
Wii room and play station
Tree house and children’s garden
Outdoor swimming pool May – September
Indoor swimming pool every day: 9.00 -10.30 and 16.00 to 17.00
Mountain bikes for all the family including a trailer for the very little ones!
Children’s croquet set
Mini spa treatments
Babysitting on request
Pony treks in the New Forest
“Peppa Pig World” 30 minutes
Watch out for our promotions where kids come free in a deluxe room with two adults paying or get a complimentary voucher for an amusement on the famous Brighton Pier.
All rooms have free view children’s channel’s, our restaurant offers a 50% discount of all dishes on the a la carte menu to children under 12 years old.
For those parents looking to go out for a couple of hours, our concierge service will be delighted to book a babysitter to come to the hotel.
Our concierge service also has a full list of parks and attractions to enjoy during your visit including great discounts at places such as the Sea Life centre.
We are all about family at the New Steine hotel and will do our outermost to make sure both parents and children have a fantastic experience at the hotel and in our beautiful city.
Your comfort is our priority, you are assured of well equipped, comfortable homes with beds made up, towels and all electricity included. All houses have a dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, colour TV, video, CD/radio and even a hair dryer for your convenience.
Additional facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness room, tennis court, games room, sauna, Jacuzzi and family bikes and helmets are also provided - ideal to explore the country lanes.
Snowdonia, Portmeirion and Abersoch are all less than 30 minutes drive. We are within walking distance of beautiful sandy beaches. There is lots to do in the immediate area such as discounted golf, sailing (marina), fishing, surfing, bird watching on the Lleyn Peninsula, or just relax in the idyllic rural setting of the farm.
The island is Tresco. It’s only 28 miles off the Cornish coast and you could be here soon.
You can choose from a wide range of places to stay on Tresco, from traditional cottages to beachfront houses, from our local pub to the elegant Sea Garden Cottages at the Island Hotel. You can eat in or out, stay for a night or a fortnight – it’s up to you how you enjoy your family holiday on Tresco.
For more information visit www.tresco.co.uk or call us on 01720 422849
Beautiful beaches and rugged cliffs, stunning rivers and idyllic countryside, pretty villages and hazy harbours all make up this breath-taking landscape. From walks to water sports and gardens to gastro pubs – there is something for everyone on the Roseland, and during the summer months the towns come alive with carnivals, fetes and regattas. Located just a short drive from the quaint fishing village of Mevagissey, the stunning Charlestown and renowned tourist attractions such as Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan Natural Retreats Trewhiddle provides the perfect spot to explore the region.
The village St Just in Roseland is also nearby, famous for its 13th Century church set in riverside gardens luxuriantly planted with semitropical shrubs and trees. Other local highlights include Carrick Roads, a large natural harbour which connects Falmouth and Truro, which can be crossed on the King Harry Ferry. Trewhiddle is located just one mile from the beach and benefits from excellent transport links, being just 15 minutes away from the A30.
Facilities for families include accommodation ranging from a camping barn with family shower facilities (sleeping twelve) to luxury yurts (each sleeping up to five) and hand built woodland shacks (each sleeping up to seven). Whilst the experience is essentially rustic, creature comforts and luxuries such as quality linen, heating and a hot tub are all part of the package.
Set in 15 acres of fields, with the camping barn and yurt site adjacent to the farmhouse and the woodland shacks nestled into the trees nearby, the Bivouac Swinton site offers families an idyllic setting in which to roam and explore the big outdoors. Facilities include a family shower and toilet facilities, and a dedicated family room within the cafe, leading out to a child friendly garden.
Activities available for families at Bivouac (either on site or on the surrounding Estate) include bike hire, walking, geocache trails and orienteering, climbing, riding and falconry. Organised events include Forest School days, Foraging for wild edible food and Family Cinema nights. Further afield there are Yorkshire castles, abbeys and stately homes to explore such as Bolton Castle, Fountains Abbey and Newby Hall.
The supremely comfortable bedrooms include spacious family suites that boast a DVD player, surround sound and a selection of DVDs available from reception. We can supply cots and Z beds.
Our restaurant offers a selection of delicious local food and great wine. Children’s meals, early meal times and high chairs are available.
Guests staying with us can also enjoy complimentary use of the health and leisure facilities of The Devonshire Health Spa at Bolton Abbey plus free parking on the Bolton Abbey Estate, with its 80 miles of footpaths and nature trails, riverside café and pretty village.
Simon & Wendy Bennett understand what makes a truly child friendly place to stay because for their children, Oliver & Emily, the castle is home.
Parents have the chance to relax and enjoy their surroundings in relative peace as young visitors to Augill are often adopted by each other as special friends and whisk off to the playroom (in the Drawing Room), the playground or to explore acres of safe family friendly (no barbed wire) acres. Once the fresh air has tired them out there is an extensive library of videos and DVDs, a games room, toys for all ages and a whole castle complete with towers and turrets to explore.
Most bedrooms are big enough to comfortably take two extra beds, all the bathrooms are big, some are enormous and there are catered and self catering options with both adult and children's dietary whims accommodated.
- Truly family-friendly. No out of bounds
- Spacious & flexible accommodation
- Special meal times and menus
- Indoor & outdoor activities for all ages
- No sweaty play zone in the cellar!
- Great for larger family groups
NEW for 2014: Simon has written a book called Undressed For Dinner, this funny and often moving account of the Temple-Bennett family trying to lead an ordinary life in an extraordinary place! See HERE for details of this excellent read
There is a large well stocked playroom and an outside play area. We provide all facilities for the very young to maintain those important family routines. Children's tea is fun and the food is great. Evening meal for mum and dad from 8pm by candlelight!
A wonderful hotel for the whole family. Open throughout the year including Christmas and the New Year, come and enjoy the festive season with us and bring Granma and Grandad too! Listed 4th by the Independent Holiday Guide in 2003 and 1st for facilities for the very young.
"The quality of food is well above 3 star standard, produced with loving care. Complimented by an outstanding wine list" UK South & Greater London AA Area Manager Hotel Services, 2012