Spring is a beautiful time to get away with the family. The days get longer, the sun begins shining again, flowers start to blossom and wildlife reappears. The weather is often good enough for a stroll along the beach or a day out exploring with the kids, while holiday facilities like swimming pools, play areas and games room provide an excellent distraction when the rain does come! And there’s always the classic fun-filled Easter egg hunt to enjoy with the kids.
From Easter breaks to spring bank getaways and long weekends inbetween, here’s the Parent Friendly Stays selection of fantastic child and family friendly holidays to consider for spring.
The baby and toddler friendly cottages at Bosinver are a beautiful place to visit at any time of year, but none more so than during the Easter holidays. Set in 3o peaceful acres of Cornish countryside, the local wildlife comes alive during the spring and you’ll find plenty of local attractions offering seasonal activities for the children.
Just a couple of miles from the nearest beach, Cornwall’s Court Farm offers a host of child and family friendly facilities perfect for an Easter break – from its lovely indoor heated pool, games room and all-weather tennis court to the on-site animals ready to greet you each morning!
How about a dip in a tempting hot tub with a view while you watch the spring sun go down? At Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages in Pembrokeshire you’ll find some fabulous family friendly facilities perfect for an Easter or spring break, including indoor heated swimming pool and a large play barn.
How about that for a view over breakfast or Easter lunch in the Cotswolds? Daisy Chain‘s luxury glass fronted property has a wonderful balcony to make the most of sunny days – and its own Canadian canoe so you can head off exploring..
With a selection of child friendly accommodation, an indoor pool, giant playbarn and 27 acres of beautiful South Devon countryside to explore, Flear Farm offers a great option for your next Easter or Spring holiday with the kids. Why not find one of the special spots by the stream perfect for mini earth works, playing pooh sticks and finding frogs?
For those looking for an Easter or spring family holiday in Pembrokeshire, the outdoor play area at Fron Fawr is a great place for little ones to let off steam; there’s also a boules court, 48 acres of surrounding fields and woodlands to explore, and a hot tub with breath-taking views for the parents!
There are some beautiful walks near Dorset’s Greenwood Grange – from unique geological sites to wild habitats, and from coast to countryside. The complex also offers an indoor swimming pool and sauna, games room, outdoor play area with yurt, tennis courts and babysitting service.
Knowle Farm is a beautiful family friendly holiday destination to visit at Eastertime or in the spring, with lambs and other animals frolicking in the fields outside your cottage, and other friendly residents like the rabbits just waiting to be stroked! Other facilities include an indoor swimming pool, soft play area and tennis court.
Apart from its stunning countryside views and amazing facilities including indoor heated pool, sauna, and indoor and outdoor play areas, Lancombe Country Cottages in Dorset hosts a very special Easter Egg Hunt in their own woods – wonderful excitement for little ones!
There are often new arrivals on the way in the spring at Lower Campscott Farm in Devon – little piggies, bottle fed lambs and chickens laying eggs to be collected. Other farm fun perfect for Easter entertainment includes tractor and trailer rides, well-equipped outdoor and indoor play areas, and lovely outdoor trails to make the most of the beautiful spring weather.
Malston Mill in Devon is a gorgeous place in spring: colourful gardens coming to life with camelias flowering and magnolia blooming, reflecting over attractive fishing ponds. Family friendly facilities to make the most of your Easter stay include swimming pools, games room, outdoor play area, gym and sauna.
With a beautiful Cornish beach on your doorstep, The Park at Mawgan Porth makes it easy to capitalise on the spring sunshine and shake off those winter cobwebs. The south west of England comes back to life at this time of year, but it’s still quieter than other periods meaning you’ll have some of Cornwall’s best beaches and beauty spots to yourself. And the Park has a range of fantastic facilities to keep kids happy including swimming pools, play areas and tennis courts.
Spring is the month when a sea of colours emerge at Mazzard Farm near Ottery St Mary in East Devon. Just look at the photo! You’ll also find child friendly self catering accommodation, lots of safe outdoor space, play areas, a babysitting service and a lovely pub within walking distance.
Middlewick Holiday Cottages in Somerset has a range of child family friendly accommodation perfect for a spring or Easter family holiday. The location is spectacular – sitting by ancient oak trees, and backing onto Glastonbury Tor – and has unrivalled views across the Somerset levels. There’s also a heated indoor swimming pool, steam room and farm shop.
The Moretons Vacation Houses in the Cotswolds boast not one but two indoor swimming pools, meaning you’ll have plenty to keep the children occupied even if the spring weather lets you down! And if it doesn’t, guests can also enjoy an outdoor play area and five acres of attractive grounds, in addition to all the attractions of the beautiful Cotswold countryside.
Isn’t Nettlecombe Farm on the Isle of Wight just beautiful? Residents here are invited to explore the farm and meet the animals, or join in a farm feeding tour. In spring, some of the lambs are hand-reared and fed by the staff and guests, and they’re so used to people they like nothing better than a cuddle!
Another picture perfect holiday cottage for Easter or spring can be found at North Hayne Farm. Easter is an amazing time at this Devon farm stay with special activities, egg hunts and trails including competitions for the grown ups with lots of chocolate treats! And of course, North Hayne’s very own ‘Big Yellow’ makes several special appearances over the school holidays, much to the delight of children and adults alike.
There’s nowhere better for a family holiday in spring than a working farm, and Polean Farm offers a perfect blend of beautiful Cornish scenery, farm activities like animal feeding and tractor rides, and other child friendly facilities like a heated indoor pool.
For a relaxing Easter break with the family in Norfolk, take a look at Stones Throw Cottage. The property is close to the blue flag beach in the seaside village of Mundesley, perfect for a bracing coastal walk in the spring sunshine.
Torridge House Cottages offer authentic farm cottages in five acres of fields and gardens. Nestling in rolling hills and wooded valleys of the Devon countryside, this is the perfect place to enjoy a seasonal Easter or spring break. Animal feeding, a games room and a heated swimming pool are just some of the on-site fun to be enjoyed!
Tregongeeves Farm Cottages in Cornwall offer another scenic location for a family Easter holiday or perhaps something over the May spring bank break. The woods are dotted with bluebells and the lambs start bounding around the fields – plus, for kids of all ages, there are both indoor and outdoor activities including indoor pool, play barn, outdoor play area, tennis court and farm animals for the kids to help look after.
Village Farm and Town Foot Farm in Northumberland provide a beautiful base for a child friendly Easter holiday in the north east of England. The cottages and chalets share a variety of quality facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, spa and gym.
If you’re looking for an Easter holiday in Norfolk with the kids then Home Farm Holiday Cottages might be just the ticket. A lovely beach for a sunny stroll is just a short walk away, while amenities on site to help occupy the little ones include an indoor heated pool, games room, gym, play area, plenty of outdoor space and on-site spa and beauty treatments.