a bit about us


Parent Friendly Stays was founded in 2013 by a mother of three from Sussex.

My husband and I love going away with our kids on holiday to new places.  But we’ve become increasingly frustrated after visiting cottages or hotels which described themselves as ‘child friendly’ solely on the basis of a cupboard of old jigsaws or a broken swing in the garden.

We decided we were looking for something better.

Over a glass of wine (or two!) we came up with our very simple recipe for a perfect family holiday: plenty for the kids to do.. and something for the adults too!  

And that’s what we now offer at Parent Friendly Stays.  A hand-picked selection of well-kept, affordable, safe, holiday destinations with enough activities to keep everyone – young and old alike – happy.

Our single mission is to make it easy for parents like us to find a perfect family friendly holiday.

What’s different about Parent Friendly Stays?

There are countless existing holiday websites featuring thousands of hotels and cottages. We’re not trying to compete with them.

What we offer is something slightly different: a hand-picked, individually reviewed selection of parent friendly cottages, cottage complexes, lodges, hotels, farm stays and glamping sites.

We’ve carefully scrutinised every single holiday listed on our website to make sure each one is guaranteed to offer you a relaxing and enjoyable family holiday.

Many of our holidays offer a unique discount or gift to those who mention PFS when they book – check out our PFS Rewards section for more details.

You won’t find any negative reviews on Parent Friendly Stays because we only feature holidays we’d genuinely recommend to a friend. If we don’t think somewhere is child and parent friendly, we won’t include it.

And while we don’t have the time (or money!) to test out each venue ourselves, we’ve fully researched every holiday as if we were planning to stay there ourselves. Meaning you’ll have a pretty good idea what to expect.  You can read in-depth reviews of holidays we have visited ourselves in our tried and tested section.

Start browsing our selection of family friendly holidays now!