At Parent Friendly Stays we’ve searched the length and breadth of the country to find holidays whose owners have gone the extra mile to make sure theyoffer genuinely baby and toddler friendly holidays – from ensuring all the necessary baby and toddler equipment is available and waiting for you on arrival (saving a lot of planning time – plus space in the car!), to making their accommodation safe and baby proof (so no sharp edges or steep staircases).  It also really helps to have a range of baby and toddler friendly activities on site: swimming pools, soft play areas or a sand pit, for example.

Being Parent Friendly Stays we’re also convinced that baby and toddler friendly holidays should be equally friendly for frazzled mums and dads too – so the offer of a creche or kids club, or maybe even optional babysitting, can make all the difference!

See below for our best baby and toddler friendly holidays.

(Or return to our ‘best for’ section to make another holiday choice.)

Bosinver Farm Cottages in Cornwall are a superb holiday option for those with younger children.  Our favourite facility is the complex’s amazing soft play barn with oodles of entertainment and safe playing space for toddlers, including two storey climbing frame, slide and ride-on toys.  Other baby and toddler friendly facilities include a lovely indoor heated swimming pool, farm activities and countryside trails.

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court farm toddlers

Court Farm in Cornwall prides itself on being baby and toddler friendly, and it seems they’ve thought of everything! The cottages have open plan kitchen diner areas so you can keep an eye on younger children, and the bedrooms are softly decorated and equipped with black-out blinds. Stairgates, toddler cutlery and crockery are all supplied as standard, as are potties, toilet training steps and seats, and you can request extras like cots, highchairs, bed guards and fireguards free of charge. Of course all the facilities like the swimming pool, indoor play area and animal petting are well suited to babies and toddlers too!

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Flear Farm Cottages in Devon have a range of baby and toddler friendly facilities, but none more impressive than the wonderful indoor playbarn with soft play area, buckets of toys, ride-on cars and trikes, soft-floor playground and two storey wendy house (plus lots of activities for older kids too!). The playbarn is also well equipped for the mums and dads watching their little ones having fun, with comfortable sofas dotted around and free magazines to browse in those occasional quiet moments. The playbarn isn’t all – check out the heated indoor swimming pool and 27 acres of countryside to explore.

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At Gladwin’s Farm in Suffolk, everything you’ll need for your baby or toddler is provided in your cottage on request – from cots, highchairs, baby baths and sterilisers to baby bowls, plates and cutlery.  Emergency baby packs are also available including nappies, wipes and swimming nappies – perfect for that unplanned visit to the on-site heated pool!  For mum and dad time, a CRB-checked babysitter can be organised on your behalf, or you can borrow a baby monitor so you can relax downstairs.

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Glynn Barton Cottages in Cornwall have been designed with youngsters in mind – from built-in stairgates, plastic cutlery and crockery, bed guards and cots, through to the impressive soft play barn (always a favourite with the Parent Friendly Stays kids!), toddler ride-on area and mini playground. There’s also a huge selection of toys, games and videos to borrow – not forgetting the heated swimming pool, outdoor play area, maze and more…

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Greenwood Grange in Dorset is well equipped for babies and toddlers, and all the equipment you’d expect is available if you need it: high chairs, stair gates, baby baths, bed guards, bath mats, toddler steps, travel cots and so on.  The cottages themselves are all designed with youngsters in mind, and the facilities on site – particularly the swimming pool – will be great for building your water babies’ confidence.

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There’s plenty at Home Farm Cottages, Norfolk, to keep your babies and toddlers happy. They can take a dip in the heated indoor pool, let off steam safely in the soft play area, and on sunny days enjoy the outdoor play area.  There’s also a beautiful beach on your doorstep for toddlers who love playing in the sand.  All the baby and toddler equipment you might need is available to borrow.

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We love some of the baby and toddler friendly facilities at Devon’s Knowle Farm.  There’s a purpose built indoor soft play area with ball pool and lots of fun toys, along with other entertainment to keep older kids or adults happy. There’s also a fabulous toddler race track with walk-in rabbit enclosure – a favourite feature for many guests – which provides an enclosed, safe play environment for younger children to ride-on toys and travel the tyre tunnel, with the cuddly animals tucked away neatly in the centre!

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We always like a Parent Friendly Stay with something a little different from the rest, and at Lancombe in Dorset our eye was caught by the unique woodland fairy trail with little houses and creatures to discover; we just know our kids would love it!  There’s also a lovely swimming pool for little ones to enjoy, while the beautiful Dorset coastline is on your doorstep.  All the usual baby and toddler equipment including cots, high chairs, changing mats, baby towels and nappy bins are available to borrow.

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At Lower Campscott Farm in Devon, your little people are encouraged to explore and enjoy the farm activities at their own pace – from interacting with the farm animals at feeding time with Farmer Tony, to roaming around the child-proof cottages with stair gates (where needed) and in most cases with enclosed decked gardens.  There’s lots of baby and toddler equipment to borrow to save space in the car too, and you can even borrow kit for beach trips like windbreaks, sun shelters, nets and buckets and spades.

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Malston Mill Farm has a host of fantastic facilities perfect for babies and toddlers enjoying their hols – from a lovely indoor heated swimming pool to a soft play area for under 5s.  There are outdoor play areas to roam around and a wealth of safe outdoor safe to explore. The cottages’ lakeside setting is incredible peaceful and a great place to relax with your little ones.

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The Park at Mawgan Porth in Cornwall is the stuff of children’s dreams – numerous play areas including a secure toddlers’ playground for younger ones, indoor and outdoor pools complete with separate baby pool, a lovely play yurt filled with soft play equipment and toys, and a stunning beach on your doorstep. All the bits and pieces you might need to keep your little ones comfortable – from travel cots and high chairs to an additional fold-out bed – and babysitting can even be arranged!

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There are some beautiful beaches on your doorstep at Mazzard Farm in East Devon, perfect for those babies and toddlers wanting their first splash in the waves!  The 17 acres of countryside at Mazzard Farm also provide a wonderful safe environment for toddlers to explore. The cottages are warm and comfortable, and families with children benefit from all the equipment you might need (cots, high chairs, changing mats) being available free of charge.

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Middlewick Holiday Cottages in Somerset have a wealth of safe open space away from any roads, a heated indoor swimming pool, and lots of cuddly resident animals.  The accommodation is very child friendly and all the baby and toddler equipment you might need is available to borrow.

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The Moretons Vacation Houses in the Cotswolds are ideal for young families. There are five acres of gardens and orchard set away from any roads, and plenty of room for children to play safely. Toddlers will enjoy the cottages’ play area and two-storey heated playhouse, fully furnished with play kitchen, bedroom, toys and secret door!  The Moretons has no less than two indoor heated swimming pools, both with baby changing mats and play pens. Plastic cutlery, cots, stair gates and highchairs are available to borrow.

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North Hayne Farm in Devon offers hands-on farm activities, great for kids of all ages and certainly a source of excitement for younger tots and toddlers. Under sevens have their own play barn equipped with ride-on toys, play houses, train and road sets (and there are settees for mum and dad!). The cottages at North Hayne Farm are child friendly and well equipped for all your baby and toddler needs.

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The cottages at Polean Farm in Cornwall have been converted into spacious, comfortable and very child and toddler friendly holiday accommodation.  Set around a pretty courtyard, there’s plenty of safe open space for your little ones to explore (as well as ride-on toy tractors), and they’ll love the climbing frame, swing, slide and see-saw. Indoors there are infant activities including little tikes toys and a wooden train set – and did we mention the delightful heated swimming pool?  Babysitting is available for parents, and high chairs, stair gates and cots can be found in every cottage.

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Parents of babies and toddlers will find Devon’s Robin Hill Farm Cottages very well suited to their holiday needs. There’s plenty of space for kids of all ages to adventure in, and toddlers will love the wendy house and ball tent. The cottages are ready for dirty clothes and there’s a shared laundry facility available; as are high chairs, stair gates, cots and bed guards.  The indoor heated pool will appeal to everyone from young babies to grandparents!

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Stones Throw Cottage on the Norfolk coast is a modern, airy property well suited to young families visiting this attractive part of the country.  The cottage itself is baby and toddler friendly, with everything you could think of provided free of charge: cot, high chair, safety gates, baby bath, baby monitor, children’s cutlery and more.  Lots of toys for young children are also available including duplo, happyland and brio train set. There’s a children’s park on your doorstep and glorious beaches are a short stroll away.

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Torridge House Farm Cottages in Devon offers nine baby and toddler friendly cottages on a farm complex.  There is lots to keep youngsters entertained on the farm including swimming pool, plenty of safe outdoor space, and a wide variety of pets and farm animals to say hello to!  You’ll also find all the baby and toddler equipment you might need available to borrow.

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The baby and toddler friendly cottages at Tregongeeves Farm in Cornwall share access to a lovely soft play area for the little ones, amongst many other excellent child friendly facilities such as an indoor heated pool and farm animals to greet and feed.  Parent packs available at the cottages include baby baths, high chairs, cots, plastic cutlery, baby monitors and sterilisers.

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There’s some fantastic baby and toddler friendly accommodation available at Northumberland’s Village Farm and Town Foot Farm.  Youngers will love a dip in the on-site heated swimming pool or exploring the lovely outdoor play area, while mums and dads in need of relaxation will enjoy the spa and gym facilities.  The tranquil rural setting and high quality facilities here will be popular with guests of all ages.

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We hoped you enjoyed our selection of fantastic baby and toddler friendly cottages and holidays.

To make another holiday choice return to our ‘best for’ section, or use our find a holiday page to choose holidays by location, type, or by picking a child friendly or parent friendly holiday feature.