Family friendly farm & cottage holidays

Child Friendly Holidays UK - Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Lake District, Scotland, Wales

Family friendly holidays throughout the UK. Child friendly cottages and hotels with great facilities for children including swimming pools, kids meal times and entertainment. Also self-catering family holidays give greater freedom for younger families. See our holiday special offers for our latest discounts.


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Choose from 23 fun-packed Family Holiday Parks in great coastal locations! Whether you’re looking for an activity filled UK family holiday or a tranquil escape from the busyness of everyday life, Park Holidays UK will have a holiday park that’s right for you.

With locations across the South 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
  • Restaurants/Takeaways
  • Fishing
  • 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
Email: Holidays@ParkHolidays.com

Locations: Devon: Dawlish, Brixham, Paignton Dorset: Christchurch, Nr Fareham Sussex: Hastings, Rye, Winchelsea, Chichester Kent: Isle of Sheppey, Dymchurch, Whitstable Essex : Nr Maldon, Nr Clacton-on-Sea Suffolk: Felixstowe

The perfect holiday for families with young children
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Tredethick is the perfect holiday retreat for families with young children.

It provides fun experiences, in beautiful scenery, whatever the weather. It’s a place to see and hear your young children come alive and for you to relax and recharge.

Each morning on the farm children can bottle-feed lambs, feed the goats, pigs and chickens and collect freshly laid eggs. There’s an opportunity to ride a gentle pony too. Our child-friendly indoor pool is a toasty 30 degrees and the secluded hot tub garden can be fun for the whole family or a quiet retreat for parents.

Children love the soft playroom with its play frames, shapes and ball pool. Grown-ups love the daily papers, current magazines, fresh Lavazza coffee, comfy chairs and views onto sweeping farmland.

The giant sandpit, puzzles, Ping-Pong and pool in the play barn provide plenty more opportunities for play.

There’s lots of scope for outdoor fun too, with the play-park, giant trampoline, ride-on tractors, balance bikes and scooters.

Tredethick is a place where with young children you can relax, recharge, enjoy and long to return.

Child friendly cottage holidays: Tredethick, Lostwithiel, Cornwall PL22 0LE

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For over 20 years, Luxury Family Hotels have combined comprehensive family friendly hotel facilities with the luxury and comfort of some of the UK’s finest country house hotels.

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

Luxury family holidays in: Suffolk, Cornwall, Wiltshire, Dorset, Worcestershire and New Forest

East Hill, Ottery St. Mary, Devon EX11 1QQ
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Winners of the highly prestigious Tourism Excellence Award.

Mazzard Farm's six contemporary and luxury child friendly cottages (sleeping 2-24) are converted from former apple stores and have been transformed with much emphasis on style and comfort. Their gorgeous setting in Devon amongst 17-acres of wildlife-filled woodland, gardens and orchards makes the perfect holiday destination for young families. With water coming from the farm's own bore hole, luxurious oak floors, heated by a sophisticated wood chip burner, and with gorgeous 100% natural toiletries provided to all guests, it should not come as a surprise that Mazzard Farm was recently awarded the prestigious Gold Award from the Green Business Tourism Scheme.

The traffic-free courtyard, play areas, outside dining areas, BBQs and a store-filled with ride-on toys, ensure the kids will have a great time. Yet there are also plenty of quiet corners with informal seating and lounging areas within the grounds. Bikes with child seats or tag-alongs are available for hire and lots of lovely walks can be done in and around the grounds (including its own woodland). A large selection of good quality toys, games, books and DVDs is available on loan, free of charge. Fresh produce and locally produced ready meals are available on-site, and a private chef can be arranged. Pamper sessions (such as Japanese Facials or Indian Head Massage) can be arranged for.

Email: info@mazzardfarm.com

Watergate Road, Porth, Cornwall TR7 3LX
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Sands Resort Hotel overlooks Atlantic Ocean between Padstow and Newquay.

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.

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Independent Cottages offers a comprehensive selection of family friendly holiday cottages and child and baby friendly self catering accommodation throughout the UK.

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.

Crieff, Perthshire, United Kingdom PH7 3LQ
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Arguably the most comprehensive family resort in Scotland, 4 star Crieff Hydro is centrally located in its own 900 acre estate with an unrivalled range of leisure pursuits for all ages.

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.

Halletts Shute, Yarmouth, Isle of Wight PO41 0RJ
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Whether you are looking for blissful relaxation to unwind and restore a sense of wellbeing or for a family holiday packed with fun and activities, a break at The West Bay Country Club & Spa on the Isle of Wight is the perfect coastal getaway.

Ideal for weekend escapes to retreat from busy lives, a midweek dash from the city, or a fuss-free family holiday, reaching The West Bay Country Club & Spa couldn’t be easier, it’s just an hour and a half drive from London and a short trip across to the Isle of Wight by ferry. As soon as you set sail across the Solent you will feel your shoulders relax as you escape the frantic pace of modern day life.

Offering stylish self-catering accommodation partnered with a Country Club & brand new Island Wellness Spa, The West Bay Country Club & Spa is located in the West Wight, an area of outstanding natural beauty and the perfect base from which to discover the hidden secrets of the Island or explore the heritage coastline.

Come rain or shine there are plenty of activities on site to keep the little ones happy. With over 20 activity classes a week on offer for children at The West Bay Country Club & Spa, they won’t have a moment to spare! Why not introduce them to a new skill with Tae Kwan Do lessons, or simply let them loose in the pool for the free Wet n Wild session, giving you time to relax in our Island Wellness Spa, enjoy delicious refreshments in the Coffee House, or try a fitness class for yourself!

Guest Services:
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01983760355
Fax: 01983761277
Email: info@westbayclub.co.uk

Quality holidays made relaxing and effortless
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Our superb country cottages in central Cornwall offer excellent facilities, ideal location and outstanding local attractions making them perfect for a relaxing, enjoyable and easy holiday at any time of the year. Parents can unwind and children adore it here:

  • Perfect for families – easy, relaxing and ideally located
  • 4 and 5 Star Graded Cottages with EnjoyEngland Gold Award & Green Tourism Gold Award
  • Superbly equipped, comfortable and welcoming cottages
  • Excellent indoor heated swimming pool
  • Games room, outdoor play areas, farm animals
  • Our cottages and facilities are non-smoking and no pets
  • Families return again and again

We have fantastic attractions all around us and there is always plenty to do: beautiful beaches; picturesque fishing villages; the Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan; walking and cycling; family adventure parks and much more.

Please visit our website for much more information, photographs, up to date availability and online booking:

Rattery, nr. Totnes, South Devon TQ10 9JY
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Knowle Farm is a paradise for little children with animals galore, indoor and outdoor play areas, indoor heated pool, tennis and so much more - all set in 44 acres of beautiful South Devon countryside making it perfect for family friendly holidays.

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:

Shipley Lane Equestrian Centre

Eglinmgham, Nr Alnwick, Northumberland NE66 2LS
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  • Pleasure and improver riders to professional exam/competition instruction.
  • Quality school horses from Novice to Advanced.
  • Beach rides, day rides and hill rides in rural Northumbria.
  • Children's riding holidays throughout summer months.
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Since 1977, the Peter Le Marchant Trust has provided day trips and longer holidays for disabled and seriously ill people of all disabilities and all ages on specially designed canal boats. Over half our passengers are aged under eighteen.

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.

Boutique Hotel in Brighton City Centre
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New Steine Hotel is the perfect place to take your family for a break away in Brighton. We have triple rooms to accommodate 2 adults and a child as well a large family rooms that can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children. Free cots are available when you make your booking.

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.

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Byways Breaks arrange touring or one-centre cycling and walking holidays in the gentle, unspoilt, countryside of Shropshire and Cheshire staying in comfortable hotels, pubs, farmhouses and self-catering cottages. Explore the winding lanes, miles of canals, quiet villages, rich history, and numerous family-friendly pubs with good food and beer.

Our routes are flexible and there is something for everyone regardless of age and fitness. We have a range of good quality bikes in many sizes (or bring your own). All cycling accessories are provided. We will meet you when you arrive, and each day we transfer your luggage to your next destination. If you break down or need help we are only a phone call away. Some holidays are suitable for disabled people.

If you would like advice on the best holiday to suit your family please contact us on the number above. Alternatively to see details of all our holidays or to order a brochure please log onto our website:

Blacknest Road, Ascot, Berkshire SL5 7SE
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Leave the city behind and revel in the pastoral tranquility of a unique family friendly Ascot hotel and a refined retreat with more than a few surprises. Set in 240 acres of picturesque parkland and on the borders of Windsor Great Park, Coworth Park is Dorchester Collection’s new 5 star, 70 room country house hotel and spa, which blends the warmth and comfort of a contemporary country house with an eccentric spirit that is undeniably English and irrefutably modern.

Coworth Park’s intimate, rural location makes it an ideal destination for families. Bring the kids and they can look forward to a relaxed atmosphere and spacious grounds where they can roam and play in complete safety. There’s a crèche for the youngsters, a library of films and computer games for older kids, outdoor activities like treasure hunts, mountain biking, horse riding, football, basketball, tennis and croquet, while supervised children can also enjoy our indoor pool. After all that exercise they’re bound to be peckish, so why not treat them to a stone oven baked pizza or a wholesome burger in our informal restaurant, The Barn.

Making Holidays Easy & Relaxing
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Escape to Pollaughan on the beautiful and unspoilt Roseland Peninsula.

Families love it here..... The peaceful setting of 4 cottages and 20 acres of meadows is the perfect escape for busy parents to unwind and relax and children to feel free and let off steam. We have an All Weather Tennis Court here and beautiful Sandy Coves and Beaches are very nearby.. explore the beautiful Fal river with ferry and boat trips and many of Cornwalls attractions are easily accessible from here.

Our cottages are stylishly furnished and equipped to the highest standards. They have safe gardens with mini trampolines and ride on toys and children love joining in the daily animal feeding and egg collecting. For an evening off you can have a home cooked meal delivered to your door.

Pollaughan is awarded Gold in the Green Tourism Business Scheme and is the winner of many other accolades! Availability on website, but you will need to book early....

Address: Portscatho, Truro, Cornwall TR2 5EH
Email: holidays@pollaughan.co.uk

Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol, England BS8 4LD
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Take the opportunity to spend time with the kids, without any of the hassle. The Avon Gorge offers a very warm welcome to families visiting Bristol. Situated in the fashionable Clifton village, with stunning views across to Brunel’s grade 1 listed suspension bridge, the hotel offers a wonderful base to explore Bristol, and the South West.

For those not wanting to venture too far we have a range of games to enjoy, or just a short walk away there’s plenty to discover. The Downs, a large grass park with lots of room for running around, Ashton court; a historic mansion and grounds with 850 acres of woodland, wildlife, and golf course, and shops in Clifton Village are just a few to get you started! For a great day out, Bristol Zoo and @Bristol are attractions to keep you entertained, and tickets are included in our Family Package.

When it comes to eating we are all about great food, and our restaurant offers a children’s menu full of their favourite meals, homemade from fresh ingredients.

We offer cots, zed beds, blankets, changing mats and bins, and a range of games and activities. Family bedrooms have either a double and two single beds or a double and one single. Children under 12 eat and stay free when sharing with their parents. Book on-line now…

A place where happy holiday memories are made.
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Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and attractions for all ages, Whitecliff Bay holiday park on the Isle of Wight has something for everyone.

From historic sites to natural delights, music festivals and major national events, it is a unique holiday destination.

Family friendly holidays: Hillway Road, Bembridge, Isle of Wight

Luxury Self-Catering Cottages in Snowdonia
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Bala Cottages Breaks offer a fabulous selection of family friendly luxury cottages in Snowdonia. Short breaks, mid-week breaks are offered throughout the year. We are perfectly situated for visiting the stunning Snowdonia countryside and many places of interest including Chester, Betws y Coed, Llangollen, Portmeirion, Snowdon, the Centre for Alternative Technology and many Blue Flag Beaches.

Situated on a Grade 11 Listed historic farmstead of 6 acres featuring our Timber Trail Children’s Play area; each detached 5*cottage has been furnished to a high standard offering comfortable accommodation for 4 or 6 guests with all amenities and baby equipment including cots, highchairs and safety gates.

Further cottages are available nearby, all within minutes of Bala Lake, The National White Water Rafting Centre and Coed y Brenin for mountain biking.

See our website for full details and our special offers section.

Luxurious Eco Escapes in Hardy Country
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Created around the 19th century farm buildings built by Thomas Hardy’s father and just up the path from Hardy’s Cottage, Greenwood Grange offers a luxurious, environmentally-friendly holiday concept in Dorset.

Ancient stone, brick and slate barns and outbuildings have been transformed into beautifully designed accommodation ranges from cosy one bedroom cottages to a thatched barn that sleeps twelve, with each cottage being unique in character and design.

The Greenwood Grange philosophy mixes luxury vacationing with environmental responsibility – sustainable, natural fabrics and updated antiques and energy efficient equipment have been used in the stunning interiors, whilst in the extensive grounds there is a fruit and vegetable garden, fresh eggs from the Greenwood Grange hens for breakfast and the opportunity to have local produce delivered direct to your door, all helping to keep carbon footprint to a minimum.

Facilities at Greenwood Grange include an indoor swimming pool, tennis courts and a well-equipped games room. Outside, there are nature trails, children’s play areas, croquet and giant garden games as well plenty of tranquil spaces to enjoy the stunning countryside setting.

Greenwood Grange has been awarded a 4/5* rating by English Country Cottages in addition to a Gold standard Green Tourism Business Scheme Award.

Abersoch, Pwllheli, Gwynedd. LL53 7BU
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Porth Tocyn is a sophisticated family hotel geared to the needs of adults with children in tow offering cosy sitting rooms furnished with country antiques and comfy chairs but also several specifically childrens' rooms to which they can escape. The hotel has a series of gardens and an adjoining fenced in field with improvised football pitch as well as an all weather tennis court and an outdoor swimming pool that is normally heated from May 1st until the end of September.

Fax: (01758) 713538
Email: bookings@porthtocyn.fsnet.co.uk

Luccombe Road, Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6RL
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Luccombe Hall Country House Hotel offers families a warm welcome, stunning sea views and more activities than any other hotel on the Isle of Wight to keep you and your children happy.

All the family can burn off energy in the indoor and outdoor swimming pools or can challenge each other to a game of squash, pool, table tennis, mini putting, jumbo chess or draughts. Your children will love bouncing on the trampoline and playing with their new friends in the outdoor play area. There is even an indoor play area with toys and books for younger children. For relaxation there is a sauna, treatment room with range of holistic therapies, sunbathing areas and a quiet lounge where you can help yourself to complimentary newspapers and hot drinks. Our Tea Gardens is open in the summer months, serving cream teas and snacks throughout the day. In addition to all these facilities at Luccombe Hall, guests also have access to the facilities at the sister hotel, Luccombe Manor. These include an outdoor hot tub and outdoor spa experience pool.

You have a choice of comfortable, clean family accommodation with a variety of rooms that can accommodate up to a family of 6 in the largest family room. Many rooms benefit from stunning sea views. A baby listening facility is available and cots can be provided.

Luccombe Hall benefits from a cliff-top location just outside the popular Old Village area of Shanklin. Cliff steps at the bottom of the garden lead down to the beach below.

Hendra Holiday Park is a family & couples Park in Cornwall
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Hendra’s an award winning Park, surrounded by beautiful countryside, only minutes from Newquay's beaches, within easy reach of many holiday attractions including the Eden Project. Hendra offers many superb facilities including children's activities, full entertainment and our own fantastic Oasis Fun Pools complex, providing indoor all-weather fun with water flumes and a beautiful outdoor pool. We have free Wi-Fi in The Terrace Bar and Restaurant, Coffee Express Cafe, Mario's Pizzeria, and The Club. We also have Wi-Fi in the holiday homes and the HendraPods; there is a small charge for this.

Holiday Homes
We offer the newest range of luxury holiday homes in Cornwall. All are fitted to an extremely high standard, equipped with a television, refrigerator, microwave, cooker and a full kitchen inventory. NEW for 2014 – The Gwithian, our new premium home with a 32” flat screen TV in the living room and a 22” flat screen TV in the bedroom. It is a top-of-the-range home with all the home-from-home comforts you would expect. PLUS the NEW Watergate 3-bed Platinum – a luxury premium caravan with an outside decking area.

Tents, Tourers and Glamping
We have 12 fields of spacious touring and camping pitches, well laid out with roads, lighting and water points. Our toilet block facilities are some of the best around and have been awarded the '5* Loo of the Year' award. We also have a glamping Pod village!

Holidays for families: Hendra Holiday Park, Lane, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 4NY

Masham, Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 4JH
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A luxury castle hotel set in 200 acres of parkland in the Yorkshire Dales offering child friendly holidays. Excellent food served with an emphasis on fresh local produce sourced from the four acre walled garden and surrounding family estate. Traditionally and comfortably furnished, with space for everyone. Children’s Cookery Courses are run at half term holidays, and classes for family groups are available throughout the year (along with many other themed day, evening and residential courses). The exclusive use spa has jacuzzi and sauna, with a wide range of massage and beauty treatments on offer.

Children welcome with goody bags on arrival, children’s menus, indoor and outdoor play areas, Bird of Prey Centre, Pony Trekking Centre, kite flying, bikes, croquet and miles of walking tracks in the surrounding gardens and woodland. There are also events for families running throughout the year such as Easter Egg Hunts, Children’s Activity Days in the summer, Halloween Owl Spectaculars and Santa at Swinton.

Spacious family bedrooms, with sofa beds in the suites. Baby sitting available. Dogs also welcome. The Family Suite, Semerwater, offers a Baron’s category room with adjoining twin/double with a shower room.

Holiday Heaven
Stay with us for 3, 4 or 5 nights during any school half term or holiday and enjoy dinner bed and breakfast for adults, plus FREE breakfast, evening meal and accommodation for up to 2 children when sharing with parents, from £275 per room per night. Saturday nights excluded. Children may choose from the bar, children’s or room service menu. Terms apply.

Brecon Beacons Hotel ideal for walking and relaxing
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Craig Y Nos Castle at the turn of the century was home to Adelina Patti, a world renowned opera singer. The Castle is being restored to its former glory, and includes a Grade 1 listed Theatre open to the public and its refurbished Conservatory.

Within 50 en suite rooms including family rooms and apartments, the Castle is ideal for those wishing to explore the countryside and find a historical venue where you can also stay. Being dog friendly, pets are welcome (free of charge with ample walks to keep the whole family entertained.

Standard midweek prices from £123 with 2 night midweek specials for £150.00 per room with various deals on offer. Offering full cook breakfast, along with evening meals there is something for all at Craig Y Nos. While away the evenings in our Bar, or for those more energentic why not use our Gym and Hot Tub.

Most Rooms come with TV and DVD, and telephone where internet access is available, along with free wifi in our Bar and Lounge area along with SKY TV in our TV lounge.

Located halfway between Swansea and Brecon, you can walk, swim, shop or simply explore the local area.

Ghost Tours available as the Castle has 2 derelict and haunted floors available to view

2 Hewell Road, Enfield, Redditch B97 6AE
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Award winning Holiday Inn Express Birmingham Redditch conveniently located near the M42 Jct2 offering 100 air-conditioned bedrooms and within easy reach of Birmingham and the surrounding area.

The hotel’s close proximity to the M42/M40/M5/M6 motorways provides easy access to various tourist attractions such as Cadbury World, Warwick Castle, Drayton Manor, National Sea-life Centre, Stratford upon Avon and Silverstone racing circuit.

This fully air-conditioned child-friendly hotel in Redditch is adjacent to the Redditch Train Station on the Birmingham New Street service and offers complimentary on-site car parking to all guests and delegates.

Your bedroom is your personal retreat so you’ll have room to relax and make the most of your day. Amenities such as air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access means you can stay connected to your colleagues, family & friends.

Relax in the comfort of our fully licensed bar/lounge and when it is time to eat, choose from our complimentary Hot Buffet Breakfast or one of our exceptional freshly prepared evening meals served in the Restaurant daily.

A great stay is waiting for you and your family at the Holiday Inn Express Redditch.

See HERE for our latest special offers for family breaks

Wake Up to the Country ...
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Farm Stay UK is the largest network of rural, top quality farm based accommodation in the UK.

We have hundreds of stylish country properties run by friendly families in superb rural settings. Choice of accommodation includes B&B and self-catering in cottages, converted farm buildings, log cabins or caravans as well as a selection of touring camp/caravanning sites. Whichever you choose, comfort is guaranteed, as is a warm, truly genuine welcome.

Every property has been inspected and quality assessed under National Tourist Boards’ grading schemes and /or those operated by the AA.

Visit the Farm Stay UK website to plan the perfect holiday or short break where your whole family can enjoy fresh air, fine views, real home cooking and that special sense of well-being that only a stay in the country can bring.

Locations: Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Durham, Edinburgh and Lothians, Essex, Glasgow, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Hertfordshire, North Wales, Surrey, Berkshire, Staffordshire, Hampshire, Shropshire, Buckinghamshire, Isle of Wight, Pembrokeshire, Norfolk, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Sussex, Worcestershire, Derbyshire, Rutland, Yorkshire, Leicestershire, Aberdeen and Grampian, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Manchester, Bedfordshire, Cumbria, Lancashire, Isle of Wight, Staffordshire, Clyde Valley, Ayrshire and Arran, Angus, Scottish Highlands, The Isles of Scotland, Loch, Stirling, The Trossachs, Arran, Dumfries and Galloway, Kingdom of Fife, Perthshire, Scottish Borders, Anglesey, Snowdonia Mountains, Mid Wales, Ceredigion, Carmarthenshire, Glamorgan, Inverness, Kent, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northern Ireland, Northumberland, Nottinghamshire, Scottish Borders, Shropshire, Somerset, Staffordshire, Suffolk, Anglesey, North Wales, Mid Ceredigion, Cardigan Bay, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, Wye Valley and Vale of Usk, Wiltshire, Yorkshire

Wharfedale Road, Winnersh Triangle, Reading RG41 5TS
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Enjoy a family weekend away in Reading by staying at the new 4 star Holiday Inn Reading M4 Jct10 Located in Winnersh Triangle adjacent to the train Station on the Reading to Waterloo service, and within close proximity of the M4, Reading, Bracknell & Wokingham. This is a great hotel for all the family to enjoy along with being situated in the perfect location for many great family attractions such as Legoland which is just 12 miles away, Windsor Castle, Royal Windsor, Ascot Race Course, Beale Park, Coral Reef, Bracknell’s ski slopes and Go Ape, just to name a few.

The child-friendly hotel offers luxuriously appointed spacious bedrooms with 32-inch flat screen TV with a wide selection of Freeview channels, luxury bedding and benefits from complimentary underground parking and leisure facilities for all guests. Air-conditioning and Wi-Fi is available throughout.

Enjoy dinner with the family in the 2AA Rosette Caprice Restaurant and Terrace where you will find a special children’s menu and children under 12 can eat for free, when dining with their parents

Enjoy our extensive Esprit Fitness & Spa including 19m indoor Pool, Gym with latest Life Fitness equipment, Sauna & Steam Room. There is also a relaxing Spa with a range of pampering treatments from Hot Stone Massage to rejuvenating facials, the perfect treat for Mum and Dad.

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With fantastic locations in Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, Four Pillars Hotels are near to some of the most popular hot-spots England has to offer. All our family friendly hotels offer high standards of accommodation and impeccable service. From the grandeur of our magnificent Victorian mansion, Tortworth Court Hotel, to the contemporary style of the Cotswold Water Park Hotel, there is something for everyone. And what's more children stay and eat for FREE!

All hotels have restaurants with dedicated menus for children, and most have leisure clubs where Mum can indulge in a treatment whilst Dad and the kids enjoy the pool! Whether you want relaxation, excitement or entertainment, we have the perfect short break for you. Our Cotswold Water Park Hotel even offers self-catering apartments – ideal for a longer

Fall into autumn

It’s hard not to fall for autumn when all around us the countryside is alive with spectacular colours – glorious golds, ravishing russets and gorgeous greens. Located in Oxford, Gloucestershire and the Cotswolds, Four Pillars Hotels are perfectly placed for you to enjoy this sensational season at its best

Breaks start from just £30.00 per person, per night including bed and breakfast plus children stay and eat breakfast for FREE.

For further details visit www.four-pillars.co.uk/autumn or call 0800 374 692

Between Kirkby Stephen & Appleby in Cumbria's Eden Valley CA17 4DE
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How about a truly child friendly castle? If that sounds like the stuff of fairytales, take a look at Augill Castle in Cumbria, sandwiched between the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District.

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

'There is nothing stuck up or forbidding about this most laid-back of castles' - The Sunday Times

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

Portmeirion Village

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The village of Portmeirion stands on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula overlooking Cardigan Bay on the coast of Snowdonia. It is surrounded by acres of sub-tropical woodlands and miles of sandy beaches.

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.

Web: www.portmeirion-village.com

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Family breaks from £109 in Leicestershire
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Experience an exclusive range of short breaks in Leicester and Leicestershire for just £109

Each Stay Play Explore break offers a choice of 3 out of 5 family attractions or themed experiences - complete with a night’s stay and breakfast at a four star hotel with leisure facilities.

From just £109 per family (based on two adults and two children*) you’ll be saving up to 60 per cent on standard rates and admission prices! Gift vouchers are also available

Stay Play Explore - Family Fun (£109)
A family of four can stay at one of these family friendly hotels: Hilton Leicester, Hinckley Island, Leicester Marriott, or Sketchley Grange and enjoy 3 of these 5 world class, educational and entertaining attractions:

  • Conkers
  • National Space Centre
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park
  • Snibston Discovery Museum
  • Twycross Zoo

Stay Play Explore - Family Adventure (£109)
A family of four* can stay at Sketchley Grange Hotel or Hinckley Island and choose three fun-packed activities from a choice of:

  • Land or water activities at Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre
  • Ten pin bowling at Hollywood Bowl
  • Family Cycle hire in The National Forest
  • Tobogganing at Swadlincote Ski Centre
  • Bush craft, orienteering or ancient woodland skills at Conkers

Stay Play Explore - Theme Parks Adventure (£159)
A family of four* can stay at the four star Burleigh Court and visit two fantastic theme parks:

  • Drayton Manor Theme Park & either
  • Twinlakes Family Theme Park or Wheelgate Park

Stay Play Explore also offers £109 short breaks for couples including Gourmet Taste of Leicestershire, City Chic and Glorious Heritage.

*Additional adult and child tickets available at time of family ticket purchase. Book your break online at www.stayplayexplore.co.uk or telephone 0116 225 4000. See website for terms and conditions.

Fantastic family holidays on the Isle of Wight
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Choose from three family-friendly parks across the Isle of Wight. Whether you're an active family looking for adventure or you prefer some peace and tranquility, we will find the ideal park for your family!

At Rookley Country Park choose from spacious caravans sleeping up to 8 guests or luxury cottages, perfect for breaks all year round. Located at the centre of the Island, this park is a great base for exploring the Isle of Wight. On park facilities include indoor and outdoor heated pools, children's playgrounds, fishing lakes, bar and restaurant, plus seasonal activity clubs and entertainments!

For a quieter break, try St Helens Holiday Park, with designated car-free zones and just a stones throw from St Helens beach, this park is great for young families looking for a peaceful break. An outdoor heated pool, children's play areas and spacious playing fields ensure there is plenty to keep the little ones amused!

For a more luxurious holiday Colwell Bay Holiday Cottage's offer great quality accommodation. The park is located just yards from the beautiful Colwell Bay beach, on park you can enjoy an indoor heated swimming pool, play areas and tennis courts.

Holidays start from £69 for the whole family!

Assynt Sporting Co.

Schoolhouse, Drumbeg, NR Lochinver IV27 4NW
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Assynt Sporting Co. offers fly fishing tuition for the whole family. We have successfully taught every pupil (to date) from 4 years to 78 years. We are situated in the North West of the Scottish Highlands, one of Europe’s last wildernesses. It’s an area of outstanding natural beauty with hundreds of lochs, teeming with free-rising brown trout, among rugged scenery and local wildlife including red deer, eagles, buzzards, red & black throated divers and otters as well as a wide variety of smaller birds and wild flowers.

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!

Mobile: 07751106158

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East Overcliffe Drive BH1 3AG
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The family friendly Suncliff Hotel is situated on the East Cliff of Bournemouth overlooking the sweep of the bay to the Isle of White.

A zig-zag path leads down the cliff to the famous sandy beach and the cliff lift is a short walk along the cliff top.

For Children we supply travel cots and high chairs and have an extensive Children's menu or offer Child's portions of our Table D'Hote Dinner menu. We have large family rooms or inter-connecting rooms with bunk beds.

In the school holidays we have Children's entertainment two afternoons a week and a family disco three evenings a week, leisure facilities include indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, sauna, fitness room, squash courts, table tennis and snooker.

Watergate Bay, Cornwall TR8 4AA
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The Watergate Bay Hotel gives you all the great things you'd find in a mountain resort - on a spectacular beach on the north Cornwall coast.

It's an irresistible combination of dramatic coastline, adrenalin sports, gorgeous accommodation, brilliant places to eat and drink, inspiring people and a truly relaxed vibe! An amazing holiday destination for everyone where it is easy to completely unwind.

There’s so much going on for kids of all ages at Watergate Bay. Each day is a big adventure with fantastic organised activities, evening entertainment, a 25 metre indoor swimming pool with ocean view and an area for younger children to swim, the ‘Kids’ Zone’ and the 'XA Club' where they can play safely and meet new friends. And with two miles of amazing sandy beach right outside the door your children will never want to go home.

Families have so much choice when it comes to eating at Watergate Bay. Both the Beach Hut and the Living Space have children’s menus, we provide an early evening children’s supper and parents kitchenettes are available 24 hours a day. Our children’s dishes are all fresh, healthy and home-cooked using excellent ingredients – great tasting food that they’ll love.

We offer an excellent range of accommodation, including interconnecting rooms and family suites, please see our web site for details.

Bissoe Road, Carnon Downs, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6LQ
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The Valley is a wonderful woodland hideaway for families and friends set in 13 acres of gated woods with 5 Star baby and toddler equipped cottages, swimming pools and extensive leisure facilities. It makes going away with the kids effortless.

  • 5 Star two and three bedroom cottages with flatscreen TVs, music systems, DVD player and free DVDs
  • Private and gated grounds with heated indoor and outdoor pools
  • Outdoor play area
  • Pool, table tennis and table football games room
  • Tennis and squash courts
  • Toy and DVD library
  • Baby sitting service (with qualified nannies)
  • Restaurant and bar - children under 5 eat free
  • In-house masseur, aromatherapist and reflexologist
  • Baby and toddler equipped cottages with cots, stair gates, high chairs, booster seats, sterilisers, plug protectors, baby bath and crockery

The Valley is just five miles from the north and south coast beaches and within 30 minutes of all Cornwall’s major attractions and towns. It’s the perfect base from which to explore.

Appuldurcombe House & Isle of Wight Falconry Centre

Wroxall, Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 3EW
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Ideally situated on the South side of the Island, just 2 miles in from the coast, at both Ventnor & Shanklin.

The partially restored shell of the House and the grounds are the home of the Owl & Falconry centre, with exciting flying displays daily featuring many different owls & birds of prey from around the world. You can learn to fly a bird on our residential or non-residential courses “Become a Junior Falconer”

Set around the 300 acre Estate are seven self-catering cottages. Most are ‘listed’, some with private gardens. Each cottage is completely different & family friendly.

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Play-and-stay.co.uk offers theme park breaks with a best price guarantee including park entrance and overnight stays at a nearby family-friendly hotel from just £89 for a family of 4. Choose from 17 leading theme parks including LEGOLAND Windsor, Alton Towers, Chessington World of Adventures, Thorpe Park, Disneyland Resort Paris and Pleasure Beach, Blackpool.

Check out our website for offers and special events coming up at the theme parks.

If you are travelling in a group of 10 or more call our specialist Group Reservations Team on 0870 390 5042 for a bespoke package to suit your needs.

50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester M3 5LH
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Award winning The Lowry Hotel is situated in a quite riverside location; perfectly situated for families to explore Manchester and the surrounding area.

We boast 165 air-conditioned bedrooms including family rooms that are spacious, comfortable and welcoming. Special family concessions include:

  • Children under 2 stay complimentary in parents room, in a cot
  • Children between 2-12 are charged £50.00 per night, in their parents room in an extra bed
  • Children’s Meals will be offered with 50% off, if aged between 3 and 12 years old
  • Brightly-coloured toy box with toys & Baby CD’s
  • Bottle warmers, Sterilisers & Complimentary milk on turndown
  • Baby baths, Nappy stacker with "Pampers" nappies & Nappy changing mats
  • Loan of PSP and games, Board games & Teenage DVDs (classification 12+)
  • Complimentary 15 minute Internet access card & "Mocktails" on arrival

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