One of the things I have loved after being an expat for four years, has been enjoying all the UK has to offer. It is really a perfect place to travel with families from the beautiful beaches of Cornwall to the hills of the Peak District it really has everything a family could need for a perfect family holiday. Whether you looking for a place to entertain your teens or for some baby friendly accommodation in the UK we have something for you. Some of my favorite family travel and parenting bloggers have told us their favorite and most family friendly places to stay in the UK to help you plan your perfect 2018 UK holiday! So whether you are looking for the best UK hotels for toddlers, the best family holiday resorts UK or if you are looking for a luxury escape with kids or a cheap getaway in the UK with kids then we have the answer for you.
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Family Friendly Accommodation Cornwall
Bedruthan Steps Hotel, Outstanding Family Friendly Accommodation Cornwall by Life Unexpected
Bedruthan Steps Hotel is the most family friendly hotel in Cornwall. They not only make sure that your kids have a great time, by providing a whole array of activities including; kids clubs, indoor cinema room, indoor soft play areas and outdoor parks. But, they also make sure that adults get some rejuvenation time too. For every day of your stay you’ll be spoilt with a couple of hours of ‘you time’ as the hotel offers ‘free kids clubs’ for every day of your stay. With two onsite spas (an indoor and outdoor spa) and ‘adult only’ restaurants and lounge areas, you can truly make the most of some rare alone time as parents. The family friendly suites at Bedruthan are perfect for both small and large families. They even provide buggies, baby carriers and other baby essentials so you don’t have to pack so much. If that’s not all there are indoor and outdoor pools, a family friendly restaurant and the best part? The hotel has perfect sea view accommodation in in Cornwall boasting sweeping views across one of the most beautiful seaside locations in Cornwall and it’s only a few steps from the beach.
Our favourite family friendly holidays in Cornwall sits perched on top of a hill rising above the tiny fishing town of Fowey, Cornwall. It is the perfect sea view accommodation in in Cornwall. The views over the estuary and out to sea are beautiful. Fowey Hall Hotel is the place that inspired Toad Hall in Wind in the Willows, and there are several toads dotted throughout this welcoming hotel for kids to find.
In the hotel there’s a playroom for kids as well as a lovely kids’ club where you can drop the children off before heading to the spa. Outside there’s some play equipment in the pretty gardens. Little ones will love feeding the resident chickens and collecting eggs every morning.
Children also have a dedicated dinner sitting, with plenty of choice for fussy eaters. Parents can either eat with their children or have their dinner later. A listening service is provided by reception, or you can hire a babysitter.
The staff are very helpful and great with kids, and Fowey Hall Hotel is perfectly placed to explore the surrounding area. If you are looking for a family friendly hotel in Cornwall this is definitely the place you should go!
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We spent a week in the AMAZING luxury holiday accommodation in Cornwall Retallack Resort and Spa a couple of years ago. Retallack has found the perfect balance between an Airbnb or Villa style holiday with a hotel. You have your own self catering accommodation but with a (DELICIOUS) restaurant and cafe on site as well as a spa and several water sports activities, swimming, tennis and golf to choose from. We had the most amazing week – the kids had a blast just hanging out, going for walks and going to nearby attractions like Dairyland. The houses are MASSIVE, really comfortable and so welcoming. It literally felt like home away from home (right down to the Tesco delivery that arrived at the same time we did). I didn’t in my wildest dreams think we would have SUCH an amazing time as we did. I’ve subsequently recommended Retallack to several friends who have all reported similar successes. If we didn’t live out of the UK I think we would go back every year! Retallak Resort and Spa has to be the winner in the category luxury family spa hotels for being the best luxury holiday accommodation in Cornwall!
Darwin Forest Country Park is without doubt our favorite place to stay in the UK. Alongside a myriad of family attractions in the nearby area such as the beautiful Chatsworth House and outstanding Hardwick Hall, Darwin Forest is in itself a destination. There is a brilliant swimming pool, a soft play area for little ones and jungle gym for older children. Beside these fabulous indoor activities the site has lots of outdoor activities too swell as fabulous walks. The lodges themselves are perfectly equipped for families and for parents there is a beautiful deck with a hot tub perfect for those inevitable nights in with the kids. This has to be the winner in the best family holiday resorts UK category!
Luxury Cottage Derbyshire at Bluebird Cottage, Parwich, Peak District by Travelynn Family
My favourite place in all of the UK has to be the Peak District and we visit regularly as a family. In fact I’ve been exploring the Peak’s green rolling hills and quaint dry-stone villages since I was a toddler myself! Our favourite place to stay as a family is on a little farm, 2 miles north of Parwich. With a large double bedroom and smaller twin bedroom, the beautiful barn conversion named Bluebird Cottage comfortably sleeps a family of four. This is a home from home, so you have a lounge with TV and a fully equipped kitchen (including dining table, dishwasher and microwave). There’s a large grassy garden behind the cottage and our boys love feeding the donkeys. There are also goats and horses on the farm, and if you visit in Spring you’ll see lambs being born and perhaps get to hold one! It’s a great location with beautiful walks on your doorstep, a short drive to attractions such as The Heights of Abraham, The Tramway Museum in Crich and Blaze Farm, and the local village down the road has a fab playground opposite the pub. There is also Dover Barn next door to Bluebird Cottage, which also sleeps four. This has to be the winner in the child friendly cottages uk category!