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Child, Toddler and Baby-Friendly Holidays in the UK

Are you looking for child, toddler and baby-friendly holidays in the UK? We’ve picked out some of the best hotels, holiday parks, resorts and self-catering accommodation for families.

Because if the kids are happy, everyone’s happy, right?

Child, Toddler and Baby-Friendly Hotels

Little girl in a hotel room on the phoneWhen you’re staying in a hotel as a young family, it’s nice to know that children are welcome. And it’s even better when certain items are provided. It’s convenient when you don’t have to load up the car with travel cots, high chairs and other bulky things.

Wooley Grange Hotel in Wiltshire for example, offers all sorts of children’s equipment. Including cots, nappy bins, changing mats, bottle warmers, bed guards and potties. It has a free creche and childcare, baby swim sessions and kids’ menus and plenty of activities to keep the little ones amused. And Wooley Grange is one of six luxury family hotels in the group, all with similar child-friendly amenities, so you’re sure to find the perfect one for you.

Self-Catering Accommodation for Families

Happy little boy on a swing in play parkIf you prefer a little more space, a self-catering holiday home may be the ideal choice for your child and baby-friendly holidays.

Keld Head Farm in Pickering offers the perfect family holiday, with delightful self-catering cottages located on a country farm. It has its own toddler play park, lots of outdoor space and a shed full of toys and games. Kids can borrow books and movies from reception. And there are lots of animals to see, including a resident peahen and her chick! Baby and children’s equipment is available in each cottage.

If you’re looking for holidays with children that are close to nature, Eagle Brae in the Scottish Highlands is a truly unique experience. These amazing self-catering log cabins are nestled on a remote hillside, where red deer roam around freely and eagles soar above. There are lots of nearby family activities to choose from, including pony trekking and dog-sled rides. And of course, high chairs, baby monitors and cots are provided on request.

Holiday Parks and Resorts

Parents and children walking in forestThere are some wonderful holiday parks and resorts in the UK, where the whole family can have fun together. Here, everything is designed with families in mind, so parents can relax knowing the kids will be entertained.

Center Parcs is one of the most well-known family holiday parks, with forest locations across the country.  All of them have fantastic sub-tropical swimming pools, indoor and outdoor play areas, child-friendly restaurants and loads of activities. There’s a babysitting service, and cots and safety gates are provided in the lodges. If you’re looking for alternatives to Centre Parcs, how about Ribby Hall in Lancashire, Crieff Hydro in Perthshire, or Bluestone Resort in Pembrokeshire?

Theme Park Hotels

Baby crawling through a colourful play tunnelWhat could be more fun than a family theme park holiday? Many theme parks in the UK have their own hotels, designed for families and including a few extra surprises!

For example, The Legoland Hotel in Windsor is a truly magical place to stay. The family hotel has themed rooms, play areas and a swimming pool, weekend entertainment and lots of family activities. Tickets to Legoland theme park are included too.

Or, how about Drayton Manor Hotel? With large rooms, Thomas the Tank Engine themed spaces and a family restaurant, it’s great for child, toddler and baby-friendly holidays. Stay and play packages, including theme park tickets, are available when the park is open.

Baby-friendly holidays are so popular now that finding the perfect venue for you and your family shouldn’t be too difficult. The hardest part is waiting for the holiday to begin!

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