Family-Friendly Hotels in Britain

Family vacations are always something that people look forward to–even if the planning process can get a bit complicated.  When you travel with children, it’s tough to know where your family will be accepted with arms and where you’ll be looked down upon when your toddler starts crying in the middle of dinner.  The naysayers shouldn’t keep you and yours from jumping on a plane and exploring this wonderful world.  With that in mind, we’ve brought you some of the best family-friendly hotels in Britain.  Enjoy!

Ty’r Chanter – Powys

Kiddos will love this place.  They’ll fall in love with the pony or lamb they help feed at the barn and will love collecting eggs from the hens. Books and sofas are available  for quiet nights in and the homemade cake is a great midnight snack.  Enjoy the gorgeous grounds and views while you fish, canoe, or go for a nice family walk.

Mine Hill House – Banbury, Oxfordshire
Mine Hill House has lots to keep both kids and parents busy, with a trampoline and table tennis.  Located on a hilly area of Banbury, this hotel is blessed with lovely views of the natural beauty.  In addition to delicious food, the inn also boasts enormous rooms and spacious bathrooms, perfect for a family vacation!

Captain’s Club Hotel – Christchurch, Dorset

captainA super chic hotel that also caters to children?  That’s what the Captain’s Club Hotel offers.  Located close to the beach and right on the water, this is a great summer retreat that offers babysitter service, early children’s dinners, and spa treatments for adults!

Higher Lank Farm – Cornwall
The Higher Lank Farm is great if you have kids under five years old.  With a farm-themed playground where  kids can play with chicks and piglets, ride a pony, and help gather eggs, there is plenty to keep little ones busy.  In the evening, drop your kids off with the in-house sitter and enjoy some adult-only time in the on-site pub.

New Park Manor – New Forest, Hampshire

New-Park-Manor-Family-Outdoors-11If you want to take your kids on a nice vacation but don’t want to give up on a luxurious stay, then the New Park Manor is the perfect choice for accommodations.  Once King Charles II’s preferred hunting lodge, the manor now houses a spa, a kids-friendly restaurant, afternoon tea, and lots of lawn games to enjoy as a family.  The manor also has two fully-staffed areas devoted to children–one for children 3 months to 8 years and the other for older children.

Hooks CottageDevon
The Hooks Cottage is nestled in the middle of the woods and offers a scenic panorama and spacious grounds for both families and their loyal pet best friends to enjoy.  With a top-notch breakfast cooked by the owner herself and unique cottage accommodations, this is a great choice for families looking for a non-hotel experience.