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 hotel, there are only a few weeks left to wait.
But what about those of us who weren’t quite so prepared and have suddenly now realised how much we wish we were spending the festive period with our families somewhere new and exciting? Well you needn’t worry! We’ve rounded up all the child friendly holidays from Parent Friendly Stays who’ve still got space this December and listed them below.
Details were accurate at the time of writing, but if you do fancy going ahead and booking something we’d recommend acting fast to avoid disappointment – and please don’t forget to quote Parent Friendly Stays when you book.
Northway Holiday Cottages, Devon
Last remaining availability is in Coachhouse (sleeps eight in four bedrooms) priced at £1355 for a week.
Belsford Court Cottages, Devon
Late availability as follows (some seven night breaks also available): 5 nights in Oats (sleeps four) from Weds 24 December for £555, 4 nights in Archways (sleeps six) from Weds 24 December for £695, three nights in Swallows (sleeps four) from Sat 29 December for £625, three nights in Oats (sleeps four) from Sat 29 December for £555, three nights in Archways (sleeps six) from Sat 29 December for £695.
South Torfrey Farm, Cornwall
Various late availability over Christmas and New Year, with flexibility over arrival and departure dates to suit your needs. Prices start at £560 for four nights in a cottage for a family of four.
Malston Mill Farm, Devon
Remaining space in Courtyard Cottage (sleeps four) over Christmas period for £785, and at New Year in Courtyard Cottage (£785/week or £550 for four nights), Riverside Cottage (sleeps four) for £840/week or £590 for four nights, or in Dairy Cottage (sleeps three) for £590/week or £415 for four nights.
Sands Resort Hotel, Cornwall
Sands Hotel is open from 28th December to 4th January and is offering a family new year’s party with family entertainment, kids’ clubs, gala dinner and party. Parents can take advantage of the free baby listening service and there will be a disco until the early hours of New Year’s day. Prices start from £71.50 per night/per adult and incl. dinner and breakfast. Minimum stay is 3 nights over New Year’s but there are also two night stays before and after New Year’s from £65 per adult, per night and incl. breakfast. Children’s discounts apply.
Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire
Late availability over the festive period for three night breaks including meals, free daily entertainment and six hours of free daily childcare for 2-12 year olds, plus the many on-site facilities including leisure pool, gym and cinema; prices from £469 per adult (based on two sharing).
Court Farm Holidays, Cornwall
There’s late availability at Court Farm over the festive season; breaks can be taken anytime between 21st/22nd December, 28th/29th December and 4th/5th January and start at £595. Quote WINTEROFFER before 12th December and get 10% off!
Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall
Retallack’s last few lodges are available for Christmas – you can enjoy a luxurious seven night stay in one of the resort’s two bed lodges from £699 plus the first person to book will receive a free luxury hamper! Quote ‘CornishChristmas’ when booking.
Celtic Haven Resort, Pembrokeshire
Celtic Haven now has just one property remaining for New Year – Puffin Cottage (sleeps six in one double and one large kids’ room with twin and bunks).
Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon
There’s now a 25% discount on festive breaks at Robin Hill Farm. Available dates as follows: Heron and Puffin Cottages (both sleep 6 + cot) from 21 December and 28 December: £829/7 nights, £745/5 nights, £630/4 nights; Swallow Cottage (sleeps 4) from 28 December: £500/7 nights, £450/5 nights, £380/4 nights; Kingfisher Cottage (sleeps 4) from 31 December: £380/4 nights.
The Parent Friendly Stays team