old park small 2Welcome to the Parent Friendly Stays blog! Here we’ll be posting our latest news as it happens including recently added listings, improvements to the site and competition updates. We’ll also highlight the very best family friendly holidays on Parent Friendly Stays in a series of useful ‘top ten’ lists, reveal the behind-the-scenes workings of our featured holidays in some exclusive ‘meet the owner’ interviews, and help you make the most of your holidays with a range of articles providing helpful holiday tips, tricks and location guides.

Late deals on family holidays this Easter

24 March 2015 As the Easter 2015 school holidays approach (where did winter go, by the way?!) you might be wishing you’d been a bit more organised and booked a trip away on holiday with the children. Not least since the sun seems to have finally remembered how to start shining!

How to keep children occupied on holiday

22 March 2015 Holidays are a time for fun and relaxation, but unfortunately no-one told the children that! Boredom is the bane of most parents’ lives and can even strike during an otherwise enjoyable family holiday, swiftly transforming even the most placid toddler or child into a screaming nightmare. Plan ahead and be prepared with

Five tips for stress-free family friendly holiday planning

14 February 2015 Family holidays are a great time to have some dedicated family bonding between mum, dad and the kids. Away from the stresses of daily life, routine and work it’s an opportunity to make memories for everyone involved. However, the planning which goes into family holidays can be an additional stress in itself:

Family friendly holiday ideas for February half term

13 January 2015 Ah January! The time of diets, abstinence, resolutions, dark nights, cold weather and a slightly gloomy feeling that all the festive fun is over.. But it doesn’t have to be that way! It’s only a few weeks until the schools break up for February half term, which is a great time to

New listings for late 2014

30 December 2014 The end of the year is nearly upon us so – before it arrives and the champagne starts flowing! – here’s a quick run-down of the child and parent friendly holidays we’ve added to Parent Friendly Stays during the latter part of 2014.

Our family holiday at Court Farm, Cornwall

In November the Parent Friendly Stays clan were lucky enough to spend a long weekend at Court Farm Cottages in Cornwall – a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude.

It’s not too late for a Christmas or New Year family holiday!

27 November 2014 So November’s nearly over already (where does time go nowadays?!) and the annual routine of festive TV adverts and Christmas music in the shops started many weeks ago. For those lucky families who long since booked a child-pleasing holiday over Christmas or New Year in a cosy self-catering cottage or well-equipped family

New holiday listings this Autumn

4 November 2014As the nights draw in, the temperature drops and the leaves begin to fall, the glorious summer holidays from only a couple of months ago can begin to feel like a very distant memory. But what better time to start planning your next family adventure and give yourself something to look forward to?

Five relaxing luxury spa breaks (and they’re family friendly too!)

25 September 2014Like most parents, at Parent Friendly Stays we can sometimes feel a little bit frazzled by the daily grind of work, household chores, school runs, sleepless nights and the rest. One of our favourite ways to unwind on special occasions is to treat ourselves to a short break at a luxury spa hotel.

More new arrivals

16 September 2014Here’s another quick round-up of the latest child friendly holidays we’ve recently added to Parent Friendly Stays. As always, this is just a summary of a handful of our listings so do explore further to find a family holiday which is perfect for you!

Things to do in Devon – when it’s raining!

27 August 2014Devon is a fantastic place to visit and enjoy at any time of year, and traditionally offers some of the best UK weather given its southerly location. But like the rest of the country it still has its fair share of the seemingly ever-present British rain.

Who’s new this week?

24 August 2014Parent Friendly Stays continues to grow and we’ve been adding some great new family holidays recently. In case you’ve missed them, here’s a summary of the holidays we’ve recently listed.

Five fantastic family friendly beaches in Cornwall

16 August 2014Despite it sometimes feeling like the majority of the UK’s population rush for the airports as soon as the summer weather starts to arrive, the UK has a fine collection of beaches on its very own shores.

Our first blog

August 10, 2014Welcome to the Parent Friendly Stays blog! As you might be able to tell, our site is still under development and as such we’re currently focusing all our attention on making it as useful as possible. What that means in practice is spending most of our time finding, researching and reviewing fantastic child