holidays with on-site activities

child and friendly holidays with activities on site

When you’re on holiday with the family, it can sometimes feel like a lot of effort heading out for the day – packing the car, getting everyone’s clothing and food ready, making sure the last toilet trip has been completed..! So at Parent Friendly Stays we’re a big fan of cottages and hotels with child friendly activities on site, saving mum and dad a lot of effort and opening up the possibility of a fun family day out right from your doorstep.

Check our our selection of child and family friendly holidays with on-site activities below.

Thorpe Forest, Norfolk

Thorpe Forest offers luxury woodland cabins, each with a private hot tub, in a delightful forest setting in Norfolk. A wealth of family friendly activities are available on-site and in the local area. Type: a variety of lodges Size: up to 10 people per property Cost: from £2085 per

Blackwood Forest, Hampshire

Blackwood Forest offers tranquil family friendly woodland lodge holidays in Hampshire. Guests benefit from private hot tubs, log burners and a whole host of child friendly forest activities. Type: a variety of lodges Size: up to 10 people per lodge Cost: from £2500 per summer week for a family

Landal Sandybrook, Peak District

Landal Sandybrook offers luxury family friendly lodge holidays in the Peak District. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool with toddler area, spa, sauna, play area, games room, recreation field and woodland walks. Type: a variety of lodges on one resort complex Size: up to 8 people per lodge

Imagine Roussillon, France

Imagine Roussillon is a luxury child friendly micro-resort in the south of France. Visitors to the luxury apartments near the Med coast enjoy superb shared facilities including two outdoor heated pools, and there are a wide range of parent friendly extras included in your stay at no extra cost including an array of home-cooked

Brynteg, North Wales

Brynteg is a five star child friendly holiday park situated in the beautiful surroundings of the foothills of Snowdon. There’s a wealth of activities on site including swimming pool, play area, tennis courts, water sports, and for mum and dad a gym, restaurants, kids club and luxury spa. Type: a variety

Nettlecombe Farm, Isle of Wight

Nettlecombe Farm is a charming family friendly farm stay nestled in the beautiful Isle of Wight countryside. Holidays here are all about enjoying the great outdoors with unique animal feeding experiences, children’s play areas and fishing lakes on offer. Type: a variety of cottages on a farm stay complex Size: between 3 and

Lower Campscott Farm, Devon

Lower Campscott Farm offers family friendly self catering accommodation near the North Devon coast. All the fun of farm is available for younger visitors including animal feeding, egg collecting and tractor and trailer rides, while there are also well-equipped outdoor and indoor play areas and lovely outdoor trails. Type: eight cottages and lodges on a farm

The Belfry Hotel, Warwickshire

The Belfry is a child friendly resort hotel in Warwickshire with a vast range of child and family friendly facilities on offer, and comfortable well-priced family accommodation. Type: family friendly hotel Size: up to four people per family room Cost: from £1500 per summer week for a family of four

Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall

The Glynn Barton Cottages are a complex of child friendly self-catering cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish countryside. There are eight cottages in a range of different sizes, and lots of on-site family-friendly facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children’s play area. Type: eight self catering

Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages offers twenty luxury self-catering properties on a 30 acre countryside farm in south Cornwall. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, farm activities and countryside trails while for parents there’s a sauna, gym, catering options, babysitting and a village pub nearby.

Knowle Farm, Devon

Knowle Farm is a child friendly cottage complex set in the south Devon countryside on the doorstep of Dartmoor National Park.  Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, soft play area, tennis court, walk-in rabbit area and friendly animals - plus lots of helpful extras for mum and dad. Type: six self

Greenwood Grange, Dorset

Greenwood Grange is a luxury complex of self catering properties in Dorset with indoor swimming pool and sauna, games room, outdoor play area with yurt, tennis courts and babysitting service. Type: 17 self catering cottages Size: up to 12 people per unit Cost: from £1300 per summer week for a

Legoland Windsor Resort Hotels, Berkshire

Legoland Holidays offer a range of superb family friendly hotel options for those visiting the Legoland Park, including large family friendly accommodation and exciting and exclusive Lego features and entertainment. Type: family friendly hotels Size: up to 5 people per room Cost: from £420/night per night for a family

Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall

Fowey Hall Hotel is a luxury family hotel overlooking the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. Child friendly facilities include a heated indoor pool, outdoor play area and garden trail; while mums and dads are superbly catered-for with free daily creche, baby monitoring service, child-friendly mealtime options and optional babysitting. Type: a family friendly

Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tredethick Farm Cottages offers family friendly self catering holidays in south Cornwall. Child friendly entertainment on site includes an indoor swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play areas, animal feeding and pony rides, while for mums and dads there’s a relaxing hot tub garden along with numerous other parent friendly touches. Type:

Beacon Hill Farm, Northumberland

Beacon Hill Farm offers quality self catering cottages near Alnwick in Northumberland. Family friendly facilities include a swimming pool, gym, spa, adventure playground, tennis court and games room. Type: 15 self catering cottages Size: each unit sleeps 2-6 Cost: from £1530 per summer week for a family of four

Gladwins Farm, Suffolk

Gladwins Farm features nine self catering cottages nestled in the attractive agricultural farmland of Suffolk. Child friendly facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, a tennis court, play areas and animals to feed; while parents benefit from a sauna, hot tubs, babysitting, fishing and the option of homecooked ready meals. Type:

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel, Scottish Highlands

The Isles of Glencoe Hotel is a modern family friendly hotel set in spectacular scenery next to Loch Leven in the Scottish Highlands. Child friendly activities include the onsite swimming pool and neighbouring outdoor activity centre, while for parents there’s a family restaurant, sauna, hot tub and gym. Type: a family friendly

Darwin Forest Country Park, Peak District

Darwin Forest Country Park is a family friendly holiday park in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District. Accommodation comprises a range of luxury lodges with on-site facilities including a swimming pool and health and fitness suite, indoor and outdoor play areas, tennis, mini golf and woodland activities. Type: a variety of woodland lodges

The Valley, Cornwall

The Valley is a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish gardens and woodlands, only a few miles from Truro and Falmouth. The Valley’s self-contained complex includes indoor and outdoor pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts plus there’s babysitting, a fitness suite and an on-site bar and

Oakdene Forest Park, Dorset

Oakdene Forest Park is a family friendly woodland holiday park set in 55 landscaped acres on the eastern edge of Dorset. On-site facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a play area, arcades, crazy golf, gym, restaurant and bar. Type: a variety of caravans and lodges on a holiday park Size:

Harlequin Cottage, North Yorkshire

Harlequin Cottage is a family-sized seaside house located on the Bay Holiday Village in Filey. Sleeping four in two bedrooms, the cottage benefits from access to the fantastic facilities of the Bay resort including its private beach, indoor swimming pools, gym, tennis court and spa. Type: one two-bed self catering cottage Size: sleeps

Treworgey Cottages, Cornwall

Treworgey Cottages is a complex of fifteen luxury self catering cottages set on a 150 acre farm overlooking the Looe River Valley in Cornwall. Child friendly features include a heated outdoor pool, play areas, animals to feed and horse riding stables. Type: 15 self catering cottages Size: units sleep from

Daisy Chain, Cotswolds

Daisy Chain is a luxury glass-fronted holiday home overlooking the Lower Mill Estate nature reserve in the Cotswolds. Aside from its fantastic views the property provides guests with free access to a luxury spa with three swimming pools; the complex also offers play parks, tennis courts and 550 acres of attractive nature reserve to

Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill is a family friendly farm complex in north Cornwall. There’s plenty of children’s entertainment on site including indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, animal feeding and Coombe Mill’s very own railway, plus 30 acres of secluded grounds to explore. Type: seventeen self catering cottages and lodges Size: from 2-10

Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

Retallack Resort and Spa is a family friendly holiday resort in north Cornwall. The resort has its own luxury spa, restaurant and indoor surf centre and visitors also benefit from a swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and a range of childcare options. Type: family friendly resort with wide variety of

The Ickworth Hotel and Apartments, Suffolk

The Ickworth Hotel is a luxury child friendly hotel in Suffolk set in the grounds of an expansive country estate. Children have use of a swimming pool, tennis courts, adventure playground and more, while adults can take advantage of free daily childcare and babysitting to enjoy the hotel’s luxury spa and restaurant.

Bedruthan Hotel, Cornwall

Bedruthan is an award-winning family friendly hotel and spa located above Mawgan Porth Beach in north Cornwall. The hotel offers a range of child-friendly activities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kids’ clubs and organised activities, while parents will enjoy a range of childcare options and the on-site luxury spa. Type:

Celtic Haven, Pembrokeshire

Celtic Haven is a self catering resort on the Pembrokeshire coast comprising 30 family friendly cottages. Facilities on site include an indoor leisure complex with swimming pool, sauna and gym, a luxury spa, games room, play area, restaurant and a nine-hole golf course. Type: 30 self catering cottages Size: from 2-12

Broomhill Manor, Cornwall

Broomhill Manor is a luxury complex of self catering cottages near Bude in Cornwall. There’s an extensive range of child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, tennis courts and horse riding, and for the parents there’s a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and babysitting service. Type: 18 self

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