Family summer holidays are all about the great outdoors: sunbathing on the beach while the kids play in the sand, splashing in the sea or swimming pool, exploring coastal paths or woodland trails on foot or by bike, visiting tourist attractions from pretty coastal villages to popular destinations like the zoo or theme park.

Whatever your requirements, here at Parent Friendly Stays we have a wonderful selection of child and family friendly summer holiday ideas across the UK.

A family friendly beach on your doorstep

What says family summer holiday more than building sandcastles on the beach and splashing in the waves? We have a wide range of child and family friendly holidays with superb beaches on their doorstep.

For those visiting Cornwall, the picturesque beaches of Polperro and Fowey are within a couple of miles of Polean Farm; while Bosinver is in easy reach of several family friendly beaches including those at Porthpean, Polkerris, Portholland and Pentewan.

Other family friendly holidays in Cornwall within easy reach of a beach include Tregongeeves, Deerpark, the Park at Mawgan Porth or nearby Bedruthan Hotel, Court Farm near Bude and the Fowey Hall Hotel whose hillside location overlooks the Fowey River as it meets the sea.

If you’re looking for a Cornwall holiday park then Par Sands is tucked just behind the sand dunes of Par Beach east of St Austell.

In Devon, several of our holidays are close to popular seaside haunts on the north coast and perfect for your summer holiday: Lower Campscott Farm near Woolacombe, for example.

On Devon’s south coast, Smallicombe and Mazzard Farm are handily placed for Jurassic Coast destinations like Seaton, Sidmouth and Lyme Regis; Malston Mill Farm is near the Blue Flag beach of Kingbridge, Salcombe; and Court Barton is situated less than a mile away from the beach at Thurlestone Sands. There are many beautiful and family friendly beaches within a short drive of Flear Farm including the golden sands of Mill Bay and the popular family beaches of Hope Cove and South Milton Sands.

Follow the link for our full selection of holidays with a beach nearby.

A luxury swimming pool – indoor or out!

A shared on-site swimming pool is one of our favourite summer holiday facilities – and as a result you’ll find a whole load of child and family friendly holidays with a swimming pool here on Parent Friendly Stays.

If an outdoor swimming pool is your thing – and who wouldn’t enjoy a dip in the sunshine on a glorious summers day? – then you’ll find some superb facilities at destinations in Cornwall like the Park at Mawgan Porth, Treworgey Manor, the Valley, Broomhill Manor and Bedruthan Hotel; or at Dorset’s Oakdene Forest Park.

Imagine Roussillon in France also has an outdoor pool – and almost certainly the best weather to go with it!

If you’re happier with an indoor swimming pool – which also brings the benefit of a guaranteed enjoyable holiday activity for the whole family even when the rain pours – then you’re really spoilt for choice.  We have a huge selection of child and family friendly holidays with an indoor pool – follow the link for the full list.