Family holidays are always great fun, but most parents recognise that you can never fully relax when you’re in charge of the kids. So often the best laid plans for a relaxing meal or couple of drinks will end up scuppered by a child refusing to go to bed on time..

That’s why we’ve compiled the following Parent Friendly Stays selection of child and family friendly holidays with a babysitting service – to make sure you get the chance to have some quality time of your own.

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Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill offers self-catering family holidays based in luxurious lodge accommodation on a 30 acre farm in north Cornwall, a short distance from Bodmin Moor.  Morning tractor rides, animal feeding and egg collecting guarantee  younger visitors a hands-on animal experience; and children will also enjoy the wealth of indoor

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Pagel, France

Pagel is a unique self-catering gite and lodge complex in the south of France. Full of child friendly facilities including play areas, swimming pool and a kids club, plus parent friendly extras like babysitting, BBQ nights and freshly delivered breakfasts, there’s something for everyone here to guarantee a relaxing

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Hameau de Montengrand, France

Hameau de Montengrand offers chic child friendly cottage holidays in the Midi-Pyrenees region of south France.  On-site amenities perfect for families include a heated outdoor swimming pool, play areas and animal feeding; while parents will enjoy optional extras including fresh croissant and bread delivery, home-cooked ready meals, pizza nights,

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Emerald Coast Gites, France

Emerald Coast Gites is a small complex of stylish cottages and glamping lodges in Brittany, France. Family friendly features include two heated covered swimming pools, outdoor play areas, soft play and resident animals; plus superb peak season extras including organised children’s activities, a private bar and on-site dining options

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

Overlooking the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, the Esplanade Hotel is a modern, family friendly hotel offering superb child friendly Cornwall seaside holidays. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, family cinema room, children’s activities during the school holidays and a surf school; while

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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

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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

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Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages, Devon

Mazzard Farm Holiday Cottages is a small complex of luxury self catering properties near the market town of Ottery St Mary in East Devon. Children will enjoy the two play areas and acres of safe outdoor space while parents benefit from a babysitting service, on-site pamper treatments and several

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Libbear Barton, Devon

Libbear Barton offers family friendly self-catering holidays set in a stunning 40-acre Devon estate. Facilities include heated indoor pool, games room, outdoor play area, sauna and gym.

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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.

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Oakley Hall Hotel, Hampshire

Oakley Hall Hotel is a luxurious country hotel in Hampshire with family friendly bedrooms and suites, child friendly dining options, delightful grounds and woodland to explore, and an array of tempting extras for visiting youngsters including mini bathrobes and slippers, mini toiletries and cookies and milk on arrival.

Tregongeeves Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tregongeeves is a cluster of luxury self catering farm cottages set in the Cornish countryside.  Family friendly facilities include an indoor pool, play barn, outdoor play area, tennis court and on-site farm animals for the kids to help look after.

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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.

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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.

North Hayne Farm Cottages, Devon

North Hayne Farm is an attractive and family friendly self catering farm holiday complex in North Devon featuring eight stone cottages. Child friendly facilities on-site include a games room, play barn and daily farm-based activities like donkey rides and animal feeding; and for the parents there’s a babysitting service

Malston Mill Farm, Devon

Malston Mill Farm is an attractive complex of luxury self catering holiday cottages in the Devon countryside. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, outdoor play area, gym and sauna.

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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.

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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tredethick Farm Cottages specialises in providing self-catering holidays for families with young children.  Eight stone farm cottages set in 80 acres of private farm and woodlands.  On-site facilities include an indoor swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play areas, animal feeding and pony rides, while for mums and dads there’s

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Court Farm Holidays, Cornwall

Court Farm is a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, games room, tennis court and extensive outdoor entertainment for the children; and for mum and dad there are hot tubs, spa

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.

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

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Moretons Vacation Houses, Cotswolds

The Moretons Vacation Houses are nine self-catering holiday cottages in the Cotswolds, Gloucestershire. On-site facilities for children include five acres of gardens, two heated indoor swimming pools (with hot tubs for the adults) and a play area with children’s playhouse.

Flear Farm Cottages, Devon

Flear Farm Cottages is a complex of luxury self catering holiday cottages in South Hams, Devon. Shared facilities for children include a large indoor swimming pool and play barn, and for mum and dad there’s a steam room, hot tub, babysitting service and pub within walking distance.

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

Bluestone National Park Resort, Pembrokeshire

Bluestone is a 500-acre family friendly resort in Pembrokeshire featuring a range of accommodation types and a wide range of activities to keep children of all ages occupied. On site entertainment includes a large indoor adventure centre and water park, and for the grown-ups there’s a luxury spa and

Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages, Cornwall

Merlin Farm is an attractive complex of parent and child-friendly cottages near Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast, with an expansive sandy beach within walking distance and five more beaches within 5 miles.

Crylla Valley Cottages, Cornwall

Crylla Valley Cottages is a family-run complex of child-friendly holiday cottages set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland in the Tamar Valley area of Cornwall. There’s plenty of activities on-site to keep the kids occupied and each stay at Crylla Valley also includes free entrance to a nearby

Crieff Hydro Hotel, Perthshire

The Crieff Hydro Hotel is a family friendly leisure complex in Perthshire, Scotland featuring both a hotel and self-catering accommodation. Residents benefit from a huge range of on-site activities including swimming, horse riding, water sports and a cinema and there’s also free childcare at the on-site kids’ club leaving

Poltarrow Farm, Cornwall

Poltarrow’s six stylish, fully equipped cottages surrounded by 45 acres of superb Cornish countryside offer a taste of rural living. Fantastic family friendly facilities suitable for all include indoor heated swimming pool, animal feeding, sports barn, tumble room for under 5s, farm trail and fishing lake – a blend

New Park Manor Hotel, Hampshire

New Park Manor is a luxury hotel located in the middle of the New Forest, Hampshire. The hotel is designed with families in mind and has a number of child and parent-friendly facilities including a crèche – perfect entertainment while the adults make the most of the hotel’s luxury

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