The Parent Friendly Stays children would, if they were allowed, spend every waking minute on a play area if they had a chance. Swings, slides, roundabouts, play houses – they’re not fussy! It’s a great way to let off steam on a sunny day while parents sit, watch and chat.

Here’s our selection of child and family friendly cottages, lodges, holiday parks and hotels with an outdoor play area.

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Macdonald Aviemore Resort, Aviemore

Macdonald Aviemore Resort is a family friendly resort in the Scottish Highlands offering both hotel and woodland lodge accommodation.  Facilities include a large indoor pool complex, soft play centre, outdoor play area, cinema, restaurants, and a wide range of activities and attractions close by.

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North Farm Cottages, Northumberland

North Farm Cottages offers a range of tasteful, luxury cottages with panoramic views over the Northumberland countryside.  There’s a children’s play area and indoor swimming pool on site, while the beach at Embleton Bay is within walking distance on a well-kept path across the neighbouring farmland.

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Shorefield Country Park, Hampshire

Shorefield Country Park is a family friendly holiday park on the southern edge of the New Forest.  A range of self-catering caravans, lodges and cottages are available – some with private hot tubs – along with numerous child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, play areas and with the

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Littlesea Holiday Park, Dorset

Littlesea is a family friendly holiday park on the Dorset coast, jam-packed with facilities to keep children of all ages (and parents!) happy – from indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and adrenaline-fuelled adventure activities to handy on-site facilities including bars, restaurants and supermarkets.

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Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, Devon

Situated in the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Devon Cliffs Holiday Park offers family friendly caravan and lodge holidays with a wealth of facilities on site – pools, play areas, restaurants, organised activities and more – plus a glorious sandy beach on your doorstep.

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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 mums

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Magical treehouse holidays, New Forest

These unique treehouse retreats offer luxurious and unforgettable child friendly holiday accommodation set in the tree canopy. Sleeping up to six people, the properties benefit from stylish, comfortable interiors, a private hot tub and pizza oven on the outdoor decking, and a wealth of other family facilities including indoor and

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Coulscott House Holiday Cottages, Devon

Coulscott House Holiday Cottages are tucked away in a secluded North Devon valley and offer luxury accommodation with a wide range of family friendly facilities including indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor hot tubs, a games room, outdoor play area, animal feeding and acres of safe, open space to explore.

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Lakeland Leisure Park, Lake District

Lakeland Leisure Park is a family friendly holiday park near the Lake District. From indoor and outdoor swimming pools and a water sports activity centre through to an events arena, restaurants and numerous on-site activities for children, the park has all the facilities you’ll need for a relaxing child friendly

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Perran Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Perran Sands Holiday Park is a family friendly holiday destination in Perranporth, Cornwall. With stunning sea views and Penhale Sands Beach on your doorstep, the park has a wealth of facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an activity hub with sports and leisure activities, and multiple restaurants.

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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 a

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Converted former fire truck, Lake District

This Lake District holiday offers unique child friendly holiday accommodation in a former fire truck complete with fire engine beds, fireman’s pole and kids dressing up equipment. There’s also an outdoor play area, and a sauna for mum and dad to enjoy.

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Forest Holidays at Keldy, North Yorkshire

Keldy is a Forest Holidays site in North Yorkshire offering family friendly log cabins in natural surroundings with log burners, hot tubs and plenty of child friendly activities.

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Child friendly cottages at Holsworthy, Devon

This holiday offers a number of attractive cottages on a well-appointed complex near the north Devon coast with loads of shared on-site facilities including outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, games room, woodland walks and adventure trails.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 including

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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 pubs

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Haddon Grove Farm Cottages, Peak District

Haddon Grove Farm Cottages is an award-winning hamlet of luxury cottage accommodation just outside Bakewell in the Peak District. Children will enjoy the indoor heated pool, games room and outdoor play area, while grown-ups will enjoy cosy cottages with log burners and ordering a home-cooked pie and pea supper!

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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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Lancombe Country Cottages, Dorset

Lancombe is a rural family friendly getaway set in beautiful Dorset countryside. Accommodation comprises a range of cottages and lodges, while onsite facilities include an indoor heated pool, sauna, indoor games room, outdoor play area, chicken feeding, egg collecting and spa treatments.

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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.

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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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Par Sands, Cornwall

Par Sands is a five star Cornish holiday park offering luxury lodge accommodation and numerous on-site family friendly activities including indoor swimming pool, outdoor play area and a wildlife lake – not to mention the beautiful beach on your doorstep.

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Polean Farm, Cornwall

Polean Farm is a child friendly self-catering farm cottage complex set in rolling Cornish farmland. Family friendly entertainment on offer includes animal feeding, tractor-pulled barrel rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

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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.

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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.

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Countryside barn conversions near Sherbourne, Dorset

This holiday is a child friendly cottage complex near Sherborne, Dorset. Visitors benefit from use of a gorgeous indoor heated swimming pool in addition to an outdoor play area and extensive grounds providing safe outdoor space to enjoy.

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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, along with fabulous glamping accommodation, and lots of on-site family-friendly facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children’s

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