child and family friendly holidays with a beach nearby

Ask someone to imagine taking their children on holiday, and we reckon the majority of people would picture a trip to the beach. Deckchairs, swimming costumes, ice creams, sandcastles – it’s what summer holidays are all about!

The following child and family friendly holidays all have a beach nearby (within a twenty minute drive or less) to guarantee your family easy access to the seaside.

Fron Fawr Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Fron Fawr is a family and dog friendly holiday complex consisting of five stunning self-catering cottages located 5 miles from the North Pembrokeshire coast. At Fron Fawr there’s an outdoor play area, boules court and 48 acres of surrounding fields and woodlands to explore, not to mention a hot tub

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Deerpark, Cornwall

Deerpark, Cornwall, is host to 45 attractive log cabins set deep in a picturesque wooded valley. Each cabin has its own private hot tub, while other child friendly activities on-site include a play area, Forest Ranger activities, bike hire, woodland walks and more.

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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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Rural barn conversion near Cromer, Norfolk

This is a tasteful child friendly barn conversion in the Norfolk countryside. Shared leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool and children’s play area.

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Beach View, Dorset

Beach View is a stunning child friendly holiday cottage in Dorset with amazing sea views and glorious sandy beaches on your doorstep.

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The Park at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

The Park at Mawgan Porth is a family friendly Cornish resort featuring a wide range of holiday accommodation. On site facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas and tennis courts, while parents will enjoy making use of the Park’s cafe, bar and spa facilities.

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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 a

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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.

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Smallicombe, Devon

Smallicombe offers farm-based self catering and B&B accommodation near the Jurassic Coast in east Devon. Family friendly activities on site include indoor and outdoor play areas and opportunities to interact with the resident farm animals, while mums and dads will enjoy a babysitting service and the option of home-cooked farmhouse

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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.

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Higher Menadew Farm, Cornwall

Higher Menadew Farm is located in the Cornish countryside north of St Austell Bay. Family friendly facilities include a fantastic indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor play area and farm animals.

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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

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 treatments,

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.

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.

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 spa.

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.

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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.

Robin Hill Farm Cottages, Devon

Robin Hill Farm Cottages is a complex of six self catering holiday cottages near Bideford, North Devon. Shared facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, a large outdoor play area and indoor games room.

Trevorrick Farm, Cornwall

Trevorrick Farm is a small grouping of seven self catering properties near Padstow in Cornwall. There’s a swimming pool and play room to keep young ones entertained, and parents will enjoy the safety and seclusion offered by the rural location of the cottages (and the two local village pubs!).

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 various

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm, Northumberland

Village Farm and Town Foot Farm are two small complexes of child friendly self catering holiday accommodation in the village of Shilbottle in the Northumberland countryside. The cottages and chalets share a variety of quality facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room, spa and gym.

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.

Torridge House Cottages, Devon

Torridge House Cottages is a family friendly complex of nine self catering cottages set on a farm near the historic town of Torrington in North Devon. There’s a swimming pool, games room and plenty of outdoor space to keep the children entertained, not forgetting a wide variety of pets and

Croft Farm and Celtic Cottages, Pembrokeshire

Croft Farm is a family friendly complex of self-catering cottages set in six acres of the Pembrokeshire countryside. The complex is designed with children in mind with lots of on-site family activities including an indoor heated swimming pool and a large play barn with entertainment for children of all ages.

Fox Valley Cottages, Cornwall

Fox Valley Cottages is a complex of family friendly holiday cottages near Looe in Cornwall. The complex benefits from a number of child and parent friendly features including an indoor swimming pool, play area, spa and sauna.

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 attractive beach within walking distance. There’s lots of safe outdoor space, animals to help feed and a babysitting service for the benefit of the grown-ups.

Gitcombe House Country Cottages, Devon

Gitcombe House is a complex of luxury self-catering properties near Salcombe, Devon. There are eight cottages of various sizes to choose between, and the complex benefits from plenty of child friendly features including both indoor and outdoor swimming pools.

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