Parent Friendly Stays was founded in 2013 by a husband and wife team from Sussex. We’re parents to three great children and we love going away with them on holiday to new places. But on occasion we’ve been disappointed 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 principle for a perfect family holiday: plenty for the kids to do.. and something for the adults too!

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An idea is born

A few months later we were researching ideas for our next holiday and came up with a shortlist of options. They were mainly holiday cottage complexes full of child friendly facilities, but often with something aimed at the parents too (like a hot tub, or an optional babysitting service). We told some friends about our plans and they asked if we could share the list with them as they were also planning a family holiday that year and liked the type of holiday we were researching.

This got us thinking.. maybe lots of other parents felt the same as we did about the importance of finding a perfect family holiday? And maybe others would get some value from our handpicked selection of child and grown-up friendly holidays..?

A few weeks and a lot of experimenting later Parent Friendly Stays was born. Our single mission: to make it easy for parents to find a perfect family-friendly holiday.

What’s different about Parent Friendly Stays?

There are hundreds of existing holiday websites featuring countless 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 (and therefore unique) selection of parent friendly cottages and hotels. That means 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.

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 done everything we can to research the relevant features of each hotel and cottage to inform you, our visitors, about what to expect – making it as easy as possible for you to find your perfect holiday.

Start browsing our selection of family friendly holidays now!

We really hope you find our website useful, and would love to hear what you think. Happy holiday hunting!


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