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Child Friendly Holidays UK

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

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.

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 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 us couldn’t be easier. We’re 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.

We are 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. Or simply relax, recharge and unwind in our Island Wellness Spa while your children enjoy our West Bay Kids programme of activities.

Our New England-style houses are set in 15 acres of landscaped grounds and pathways, which are gated and child-safe. Toddlers can run around freely and play games on the grass and older children can ride their bikes and scooters on the open pathways. Children will love our outdoor play area, outdoor splash pool and extensive programme of activities including water polo, wet ‘n’ wild fun sessions in the pool, table tennis, gymnastics and much more – which all take place under the supervision of experienced and qualified staff, giving you total peace of mind.

Guest Services:
Tel:
01983760355
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:

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.

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:

Child, toddler and baby friendly holidays
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Glynn Barton is truly the perfect place offering an exciting, safe and fascinating holiday environment for children, parents and accompanying grandparents. Families come back year after year!

Situated within 13 acres in the heart of North Cornwall our 8 self-catering 18th century cottages sleep 2-7 and offer light, spacious, contemporary country-style interiors. All cottages are well equipped with all amenities and baby and toddler equipment.

The safe walled courtyard is equipped with a wide variety of pedal cars and other vehicles, our playroom has a great selection of toys and games, the excellent swimming pool is kept at 30 degrees (with the press button warm shower after swimming an additional treat!), the trampoline is perfect for young children and the children’s playground has equipment to suit toddlers as well as older children, there is also a tennis court, table football, pool table and a tipi for the more adventurous who would like to spend a night under the stars etc.

A highlight is 9.30am Monday to Friday feeding of the cows, sheep, donkey, pigs and chickens, supervised by Shirley and Steve. All children are able to take an egg from a hen coop which they are able to take home for tea. Children are encouraged to use our washing facilities strategically placed around the site after contact with the animals.

Additional amenities include the shop providing high quality ready meals and excellent local ice cream, facilities for washing clothes and recycling waste, babysitting with a registered child minder, free Wifi and mid-week maid service

Family friendly cottage holidays in Cardinham, Bodmin, Cornwall PL30 4AX

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

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.

7 South Promenade, St. Annes-on-Sea FY8 1LS
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The privately owned St. Ives Hotel has an excellent seafront location on the Lytham St. Annes promenade offering golden sandy beach, superb family friendly facilities and a relaxed atmosphere. It’s the perfect choice for a family seaside holiday near Blackpool. Families can enjoy:

  • A variety of modern, ensuite, family room options, including inter connecting rooms.
  • Free Wifi broadband internet access and a flat screen TV with digital channels and radio.
  • Free, live, evening family entertainment at peak times
  • “Games Zone” with arcade games and pool table and outside children’s play areas and a Jellyfish Children’s Holiday Club
  • “Splash Time” family swimming sessions with inflatable pool toys and swimming lessons
  • Cots, baby changing facilities, free baby listening service via the internal phone system and laundry services available.

Whether you are staying at the St. Ives Hotel in Lytham St. Anne’s for a fun filled family holiday, a mid week seaside break, a weekend leisure break or golf holiday, you’ll be delighted by our wonderful facilities, great location and professional staff who are dedicated to ensuring you’ll have a wonderful holiday!

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

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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

Self-catering farm cottage holidays in North Norfolk
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Wood Farm is situated in 5 acres of beautiful rolling countryside near the Georgian town of Holt in North Norfolk.

Our family friendly cottages are converted from traditional Norfolk flint barns and stables and incorporate many original features. They sleep 2-6 people in one to three bedrooms. Each cottage has been transformed into comfortable and welcoming accommodation superbly furnished and fully equipped to a high standard.

We offer many child friendly facilities within the grounds including a Tyre snake and zip wire, a red 1959 David Brown Tractor to play on, tree house, trampoline with safety net, wooden climbing frame, sand pit and five a side football pitch with goals. We also have an indoor games room with pool table and dart board, a herb garden for guests use and barbecues.

We are perfectly situated for visiting local attractions including stately homes and castles, fabulous sandy beaches, steam railways, crabbing and seal spotting at Blakeney Point, as well as many excellent restaurants.

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The St Johns Hotel is a popular child friendly hotel in the Birmingham area, ideally located just minutes away from the M42 and the M6 and is just 5 minutes’ drive from the LG Arena and Birmingham NEC. Birmingham City Centre and Rail Stations are a 10 minute drive away, with Solihull Rail Station just a few minutes walk away and the improved Chiltern Line takes travellers into central London in under an hour and a half.

The stylish Tempus Bar & Restaurant serves a varied menu using local produce, and an extensive international wine list is also available. A full English breakfast is served daily, and room service and packed lunches are also available.

The fully- equipped leisure centre features a heated indoor swimming pool, spa, bath, sauna and fitness suite. There is also a pleasant garden and a 24- hour front desk service.

With a family friendly atmosphere, extensive onsite facilities and a wide variety of local attractions includes: Warwick Castle, Cadbury’s Work and Birmingham city centre, The St Johns Hotel is also an ideal hotel for family breaks and weekend away in and around Birmingham.

7-12 Half Moon Street, Mayfair, London W1J 7BH
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Flemings Mayfair is a unique luxury child friendly Mayfair hotel, perfectly located in central London and renowned for its friendly, personal service.

This 4-star boutique hotel offers guests a luxurious home from home and is located 300 metres from Green Park tube station, just a short walk from Buckingham Palace and London’s best shopping streets. Converted from 6 Georgian townhouses, Flemings is the second oldest hotel in London, and with 129 rooms and luxury apartments Flemings is an eclectic mix of contemporary style and Georgian elegance. The luxurious guest rooms at Flemings are individually decorated and have WiFi access, desk, iPod dock, White Company amenities and excellent in-room entertainment.

On hand to ensure younger guests are well-looked after is Fleming Frog. Fleming is a city frog and star of his own book produced exclusively for younger guests. Children under 8 will receive:

  • Exclusive signed copy of the Fleming Frog book
  • Children’s shower goodies
  • Slippers and bathrobe
  • Children’s concierge service
  • Milk/hot chocolate and cookies at bed time
  • Fleming Frog children’s restaurant menu
  • Free dining for under 12s in The Grill
  • Children’s DVDs and games
  • Babysitting service available

Yurts and Bell Tents – The Outdoors in Comfort
Cumbria

Operating out of two National Trust farm campsites we have five yurts and a bell tent to hire for your holiday.

At Hollows Farm we have three yurts and the bell tent and there are two yurts at Seatoller Farm campsite. Both are in Borrowdale, no more than 15min drive from Keswick, which is surrounded, by magnificent mountains and close to the shores of Derwent Water.

It is ideal for families and lovers of the outdoors whether just sitting enjoying views or taking part in the variety of activities nearby.

Locations: Hollows Farm, Grange-in-Borrowdale, Keswick Cumbria CA12 5UQ
Seatoller Farm, Seatoller, Keswick Cumbria CA12 5XN

Dawlish, Devon EX7 0NA
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The Langstone Cliff Hotel in Dawlish Devon is a "Family Hotel" welcoming children of all ages. Owned and managed by the Rogers Family since 1946 the 66 room hotel is set in 19 acre grounds offering unlimited play opportunities. A multi-play area ensures that the children need never be under your feet.

Many rooms are designed as family rooms with baby listening intercoms connected to reception. There are ample high chairs and cots. Children’s Supper is available each evening or parents may choose to bring their children into dinner.

Facilities at the hotel include outdoor and indoor swimming and paddling pool, a toddler room to keep the younger ones happy and two games rooms with snooker and table tennis for older children. During the school holidays we have regular visits from specialised children’s entertainers. There is a direct footpath to sandy beaches and the internationally famous Dawlish Warren Bird Sanctuary. Fun for the whole family!

Fax: (01626) 868006
E-Mail: all4kids@langstone-hotel.co.uk

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Bivouac Swinton is a sustainable and ethical holiday destination with parking, café and accommodation facilities for families. The site is on the Swinton Estate in the Yorkshire Dales, five miles from Masham, and situated on the moor edge beside the Druid’s Temple (constructed as a folly in the 1800’s) and woodland.

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.

Buxton Road, Ashbourne, Derbyshire DE6 2AQ
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We're an award winning family holiday park in a great location on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Within walking distance of the market town of Ashbourne yet surrounded by open green fields.

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.

Seamill, Ayrshire KA23 9ND
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The Seamill Hydro Hotel is the perfect hotel setting for family holidays. We are situated only metres from the beach and enjoy dramatic views over the Ayrshire countryside, the Firth of Clyde and the majestic mountains of Arran.

Our range of child-friendly hotel accommodation offers something for every budget and our restaurants and bars something for every taste.

Our family friendly facilities include kids menus, a great fun kids club and heated indoor pool.

See our website for our latest special offers or contact the hotel for availability:

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.

Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, Wales SA15 4HA
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Stradey Park Hotel is a family owned four star hotel that has been lovingly converted from an Edwardian mansion. Featuring sweeping panoramic views across Llanelli, Carmarthen Bay and the world famous Gower Peninsula.

We have a range of luxurious family rooms with inter-connecting doors comprising a double room and a twin room (sleeps 4 in total, with the option of an additional z-bed). Twin rooms come equipped with X-Boxes with a variety of games available from reception.

For days out with children you can order a Stradey Picnic which will be ready for you upon leaving the hotel. Stradey Park Hotel makes a great base for exploring the Gower Peninsula, Brecon and Carmarthenshire, including a stunning range of castles, beaches and rugged countryside. It is also within driving distance of Oakwood Park, Folly Farm and the LC, a leisure centre with a range of slides and pools.

Unique lodges in a beautifully relaxing seaside location
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Kingsdown Park is the perfect location for peaceful relaxing breaks or active, fun family holidays and is set along an unrivalled piece of Kent’s stunning coastline.

5 Star facilities include:

  • Indoor heated swimming pool with children's pool
  • Club, bar with entertainment
  • Restaurant and Café & Takeaway
  • Privately owned beach
  • Children's play area & Games Room
  • Entertainment & Kids Club (peak season)
  • Tennis court & Crazy golf

Child friendly holiday lodges: Kingsdown Park, Upper Street, Kingsdown, Near Deal, Kent CT14 8EU

Kielder Water & Forest Park, Hexham NE48 1BS
Northumberland

Calvert Trust Kielder in Northumberland is centrally located in the award winning Kielder Water & Forest Park, one of the UK’s most beautiful areas. Recently awarded Dark Skies status the park, according to the Campaign for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE), the star-studded skies above Kielder Water & Forest Park are the darkest in England. At nearly 580sq miles, our dark sky zone, known as Northumberland International Dark Sky Park, is the largest area of protected night sky in Europe. It is the first of its kind in England and one of the largest in the world, joining the likes of Death Valley and Big Bend Dark Sky Parks in the USA.

We have been providing holidays and outdoor adventure activities suitable for the whole family for 30 years. Our fully accessible facilities make us the perfect venue to explore, discover and enjoy the surrounding area. Day visits, Self-catering and Activity holidays are all available to both adults and children.

Choose a Self-catering holiday in one of our 4-star chalets (sleeping up to 6), and enjoy home-from-home comforts, the space, accessibility and freedom to create your own holiday experiences.

Choose a centre based activity holiday and enjoy an action-packed stay, with all your meals included.

Day visits are available for those that live or are visiting/holidaying not so far-away.

Activities offered include High and Low ropes courses, Archery, King-swing, Laser-clay shooting, Canoeing, Sailing, Abseiling, Indoor and Outdoor climbing, Zip-wire, Geo-cache and Orienteering. Also available is a sensory room, games room and a hydrotherapy swimming pool.

For more information please email us or visit our website.

Kate Boats

The Boatyard Nelson Lane, Warwick CV34 5JB
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Kate Boats is a family run canal business established for over 18 years. Our hire fleet offers narrow boat cruising holidays on the Grand Union Canal, from bases at Warwick and Stockton.

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.

Email: cheryl@kateboats.co.uk

Web: www.kateboats.co.uk

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The Devonshire Fell is situated in stunning surroundings overlooking the picturesque village of Burnsall and the Yorkshire Dales. The relaxed and informal atmosphere makes this the perfect place for a luxury family break or holiday.

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.

Location: Burnsall Village, Skipton, North Yorkshire BD23 6BT

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.

Self-catering cottages across the West Country
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Helpful Holidays offers around 700 child friendly self-catering holiday homes across Devon, Cornwall, Somerset and Dorset, from cosy seaside cottages to big country houses for family gatherings.

Our cottages have been inspected and star-rated and are described and pictured in detail on our easy-to-use website. We know them all well and our friendly team is always happy to tell you more about them. Our cottages come with our wholehearted recommendation as good places for happy family holidays and many welcome pets too.

Helpful Holidays has been the top Which? Recommended Provider of self-catering holidays for the past three years. Visit www.helpfulholidays.com or call us on 01647 433593 to find your perfect holiday home. We’ll be delighted to help.

Family friendly cottage holidays in: Bigbury-on-Sea Newton Ferrers\Noss Mayo Chagford Kingsand and Cawsand North Bovey Salcombe Lydford Maenporth Kingston Boscastle Slapton Aveton Gifford East Portlemouth Ottery St Mary Lustleigh Drewsteignton Blisland Bude Brixham 1Edmonton Port Isaac Porlock St Tudy Millbrook Halwell Trelights Wookey Feock Combe Martin St Mawes Ringmore Parracombe St Agnes Stoke Gabriel Southleigh Mousehole Pendeen Manaton Mary Tavy Fort Picklecombe Honiton East Allington Whitsand Bay Widecombe-in-the-Moor Timberscombe Belstone Mawgan Porth Newquay Padstow Manaccan Minehead Moreleigh Lerryn Lower Cator Kingsbridge St Endellion St Kew St Ives Port Navas Porlock Vale Roadford Lake Rosudgeon Battisborough Cross Chilsworthy Chideock Dunster East Prawle Colyton Dousland Holsworthy Tedburn St Mary Teignmouth Winsham Tavistock Dittisham Axminster Buckfastleigh Bossiney Kingswear Kentisbeare Ilsington Luckett Lifton Morwenstow Luton Mylor Bridge Rockbourne Porlock Weir Pelynt St Just in Roseland St Cleer Rosevine Strete South Pool Shaldon Bradworthy Branscombe Bratton Ashburton Barbrook Carbis Bay Clovelly Cheriton Bishop Collaton St Mary Compton Bishop Constantine Falmouth Diptford Downderry Cornwood Crackington Haven Crowan Dartmeet Dawlish Highweek Hope Cove Hawkchurch Fraddam Freathy Galmpton Gidleigh Gwithian Towans Hallsands Throwleigh Tintagel Turnchapel Veryan Wadebridge Wilmington Treknow Ugborough Welcombe Mouth Whimple Tregadillett Fowey Calstock Ashprington Shillingford Rinsey Cove Moretonhampstead Kentisbury Ford Kewstoke Ipplepen Ivybridge Lamorna Landscove Langton Herring Kellaton Lanreath Little Petherick Loddiswell Longdown Looe Lower Ashton Lewdown Mawnan Smith Meavy Molland Mylor Luxborough Lympstone Lynton & Lynmouth Milton Combe Maidencombe Malborough North Barrow Northam Norton St Philip Norton sub Hamdon Otterton North Molton Penrose Penryn Penzance Perranwell Peter Tavy Rose Roadwater Roborough Sampford Courtenay Sandford Scorriton Seaton Shaftesbury Plymtree Polruan Poltimore Porthtowan Portwrinkle Postbridge Poundsgate Raddington Rawridge Rewe Riddlecombe Shobrooke Sidbury Shave Cross Sherford South Brewham South Milton South Petherton South Tawton South Zeal Spreyton St Ervan St Issey St Ives Stringston Talland Bay St Just-in-Penwith St Mellion St Merryn St Minver Abbotskerswell Altarnun Appledore Bantham Avonwick Bath Bickleigh Beaminster Beer Beesands Brendon Brightley Buckland Dinham Broadwindsor Brane Bishopsteignton Blakewell Botusfleming Bovey Tracey Bowling Green Carlyon Bay Burlawn Burraton Coombe Butleigh Wootton Chilcompton Chillaton Chillington Charlestown Charlton Marshall Charmouth Cheddar Corfe Castle Combpyne Combwich Combe Raleigh Combebow Cockwood Christow Chudleigh Flushing Germoe Gerrans Halvosso Halberton Golant Gorran Haven Gulworthy Hawkridge Haytor Vale Heanton Punchardon Helston Henstridge Harbertonford Harford Hatch Beauchamp Horsebridge Iddesleigh Holne Ilminster Delabole Devoran Croyde Cullompton Dalwood Dowran Dozmary Pool Draycott Farway Enmore Exebridge East Anstey Drimpton Dulverton Dunkeswell Abbey Trenwheal Trezelah Staple Fitzpaine Stoke Treburtle Tredis Topsham Torcross Torquay Torrington Thurlestone Whitchurch Canonicorum Whitford Weymouth

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If you are looking for a last minute holiday or short break on very special offers, then Last Minute Lodges is the right place for you!

Our collection includes budget holiday lodges, through to luxury lodges and log cabins all over the UK. Also showing when available are camping pods, timber wigwams, gypsy caravans and shepherd huts if you fancy trying something a little different!

Only late availability or special offers are shown and only over the next four weeks. Much of the accommodation offered will include hot tubs and are dog and children friendly and if a fishing holiday floats your boat, many have on site fishing as well.

Book your last minute holiday here!

Last minute holiday lodges for families in: Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon, Dorset, East Lothian, Norfolk, Northumberland, Suffolk, Ceredigion, Rutland

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.

Inspiration for family breaks in the UK
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Family self-catering cottage holidays brings together holiday cottages and self-catering accommodation from all over the UK in logical groups that makes it easy to find the kind of holiday that would suit your family. We list the details that families want. If you would like to find cottages on a farm where children can help feed the animals, you will find it here.

Also cottages with sandpits, trampolines, swimming pools and activities. All good quality cottages for a happy family holiday.

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.

Whitwell, Nr Ventnor, Isle of Wight PO38 2AF
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Nettlecombe Farm has been in the Morris family for over a century, and you'll still meet us around the farm today. In the heart of the rolling Isle of Wight countryside, our farm is at the top of a quiet lane half a mile from the sleepy village of Whitwell. Surrounded by green fields and lakes, our luxurious self-catering holiday accommodation is not only safe and comfortable for visitors of all ages and abilities, it's also the perfect base to explore the farm with its friendly animals - or the Islands wider countryside and scenic coastline.

Visitors are welcome to explore the farm and meet the animals, and there's plenty of fun to be had at any time of the year. In the Rickyard there is a wide variety of livestock to make friends with - usually chickens, geese, turkeys, pigs, goats, rabbits and even our reindeer ‘Comet & Dancer’. In springtime orphan lambs sometimes need feeding with milk, which can be messy but is always popular! When the kids need to let off steam there is a range of grassed play areas, toddlers play equipment, a big Wendy house, our fabulous wooden tractor and a rustic climbing play facility. For the older children there is a sports area ideal for all sorts of games and football. Our three fully-stocked fishing lakes and of course the farm and nearby countryside is full of places to explore, walk and cycle, and Nettlecombe is a dog-friendly farm too. You might be tempted to enjoy some relaxing yoga at one of our sessions in the modern function barn.

Our beautiful rural setting is quiet and secluded, but it's easy to use the farm as a base to explore the beautiful island that is our home. Explore Queen Victoria's country retreat at Osborne House, see where King Charles I was imprisoned at Carisbrooke Castle, or just marvel at the spectacular Needles. Beaches are especially easy to reach from Nettlecombe Farm, from the dramatic shoreline at Compton to the miles of golden sands and seaside amusements at Sandown and Shanklin.

We think you will love this part of the Isle of Wight as much as we do. The passing of the seasons and the changing landscape make Nettlecombe Farm worth visiting at any time of year and we are happy to offer short breaks for out of season guests visiting between October & May.

Glamping with style – in the most idyllic rural setting
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Located on a family farm in East Lothian, only a stones-throw from the popular seaside town of North Berwick and only 25 miles from Edinburgh, Harvest Moon Holidays is a real winner with families.

Each spacious safari tent sleeps 6/8 and is tastefully decorated with a subtle beach theme. Beautifully kitted out with a wood burning stove, quality soft furnishings , hot running water, private loo and shower and fluffy duvets on proper comfy beds!

Set just inland from a beautiful private beach with stunning views over the Forth to Fife, the site boasts a farm shop, children’s outdoor toys, BBQ area, campfire facilities and not only has an array of wildlife to spot but has the resident chickens, ducks, bunnies, lambs, ponies and goat!

As well as lots to do on site, the surrounding area offers masses to see and do including walking, cycling, riding, and golfing. The award winning Scottish Seabird Centre is nearby as well as the Museum of Flight and Go Karting Centre.

TripAdvisor review, October 2012: “The memories of seeing our 2.5 year old running around in the morning in jammies, dressing gown and wellies to go and let the chickens out will always make me smile. I can't recommend this place enough and will absolutely be back!”

Don’t just take their word for it – come and experience this fantastic family destination for yourself!

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Marlborough College Summer School is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2014!

Starting in 1974, this hugely successful annual event has grown beyond compare into the largest Summer School of its kind in the country.

Whether residential or not, Summer School is perfect for all the family (children from 3 -16 years old), where parents can choose their own courses and entertainment knowing that the children are blissfully happy, but never far away.

Our comprehensive programme for young people continues to prove a winning formula and is once again packed with fun and variety to suit all ages. With four age bands, the structure and content is carefully designed to provide an exciting adventure for each child in a safe environment. Whilst Junior Troopers (3-6yrs) and Children’s Activities (6-9yrs) adopt the multi-activity programme approach with sports, art and crafts, swimming and outdoor adventures, older children can choose a separate morning and afternoon course which they will continue all week. Courses this year include Young Clayshot, Theatre Making, Rock School, Ultimate Frisbee, Squash Academy, Making a Film, Design and Make your own Cyber Pet and the Art of Jewellery Making.

Our Friday exhibition is for all the family and provides a perfect opportunity to view work from many of the courses, whilst enjoying music and entertainment in the wonderful setting of Court in the heart of the College.

Please see our website below for more information and to book, or telephone 01672 892388 for a brochure.

Summer School runs from 13th July to 2nd August 2014.

Polurrian Road, Mullion Cornwall TR12 7EN
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Perched on the cliffs amongst 12 acres of gardens, this quintessential luxury family seaside hotel in Cornwall offers stunning views across Mounts Bay and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. All public rooms have a sunny, welcoming feel, whilst bedrooms feature fluffy towels, super comfy beds and spectacular views.

The Polurrian Bay Hotel aims to provide a stylish, comfortable yet elegant home from home, unpretentious locally-sourced food and efficient, heartfelt service.

For Children
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 stylishly designed Blue Room where kids can enjoy the latest video games or battle it out on the pool and table football. The hotel has a 'movie theatre' showing classic family films on a daily basis.

Baby Facilities
We 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.

Facilities
Tennis court, sports field, indoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool, fully equipped gym and The Purity Spa. There is a playground for younger children - and of course it is just two minutes down to the gorgeous beach at Polurrian Cove.

Out and About
For a family day out you are spoilt for choice. Go exploring, go sightseeing or spend a day at the fun park!

Celebrate with Luxury Family Hotels! 25th Anniversary Package
2014 marks the 25th anniversary of the opening of Woolley Grange and the creation of Luxury Family Hotels. Join us for an early summer celebration, from just £249 for two nights on a bed & breakfast basis, with a two course candlelight dinner for two on the evening of your choice. Alternatively, stay for three nights on a bed & breakfast basis from £349, with a two course candlelight dinner for two on two of the nights. What’s more, receive two glasses of Champagne on arrival and a complimentary room upgrade! (subject to availability at the time of booking).

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