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Family short breaks (family on beach, Southend-on-Sea, Essex)

We've brought together the best short breaks for families with children of all ages, from action-packed weekends of adrenalin sports to lazing in the lap of luxury at country house hotels, from mucking in on real farms to exploring some of the world's most exciting cities.

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  • Park Plaza County Hall London, London

    A hotel on London's Southbank where kids are treated like royalty and facilities include in-room kitchenettes.

  • Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Cornwall

    Friendly hotel overlooking beautiful beaches in Cornwall with a great range of activities and childcare.

  • Fowey Hall, Cornwall

    Great service and family-friendly facilities at the place that inspired Toad Hall, located on the south Cornish coast.

  • Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

    Family-friendly, laidback and quirky, this country house in Dorset is  located on the coast and is full of family treats.

  • Ribby Hall Village, near Blackpool, Lancashire

    Self-catering cottages and indoor and outdoor leisure facilities galore, all in a plum location for Blackpool.

  • The Rosevine, Cornwall

    Luxury family holidays and breaks in Cornwall with a flexible twist – stay on a B&B basis, self-cater, or do a bit of both.

  • Country Retreat Layer Marney Tower, Essex

    A luxury glamping site on a country estate in Essex, surrounded by woodland and close to the beach.

  • Country Retreat Acton Scott, Shropshire

    Located in the Shropshire Hills, this family glamping site is home to a working farm and luxury food hampers.

  • Country Retreat Wyresdale Park, Lancashire

    A luxury campsite on the edge of the Lake District and set within a private country estate with a boating lake.

  • Country Retreat Chesters, Scotland

    Glamping site with canvas tents on country estate in the Scottish Borders with private hot tubs.

  • Flying Boat Cottages, Isle of Scilly

    Luxury modern beachfront cottages on the Isle of Scilly, perfect for a relaxing family holiday or break.

  • Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

    Luxury 5-star self-catering holiday homes near the beach in Cornwall, with kids club, spa and golf course.

  • Cottages in Normandy, Normandy

    Check out the wide selection of family-friendly cottages in rural and coastal Normandy.

  • Cottages in Dordogne and Lot, Dordogne

    Stunning surroundings, luxury cottages, baby and toddler-friendly cottages and much more in the Dordogne and Lot.

  • Cottages in Sussex, Sussex

    Book a family-friendly cottage in Sussex, make yourself a base and visit all this region has to offer - beach, countryside and more.

  • Cottages in Northumberland, Northumberland

    Enjoy an relaxing or active family holiday or break and base your family in a self-catering cottage in Northumberland.

  • Cottages in the Scottish Highlands, Highlands

    Located across the Scottish Highlands; Cottages4You offer a large selection of family-friendly self-catering holiday accommodation.

  • Cottages in Dorset, Dorset

    Choose a luxury family cottage, a coastal property, a cottage with swimming pool, and much more in Dorset.

  • Cottages in Brittany, Brittany

    A wide selection of cottages with sea views, rural landscapes or both, in the popular family holiday destination of Brittany.

  • Cottages in Cumbria, Cumbria

    Head to Cumbria and the Lake District to enjoy an active family holiday with a variety of self-catering cottage properties to rent.

  • Cottages in Devon, Devon

    Rural and coastal cottages, ideal for family holidays and breaks in Devon.

  • Cottages in Norfolk, Norfolk

    Self-catering cottages ideal for small families holidays or large family gatherings, in rural and coastal Norfolk.

  • Cottages in Cornwall, Cornwall

    A wide range of family-friendly cottages in Cornwall, in rural and coast locations and with a choice of facilities to suit your family.

  • Cottages in Yorkshire, Yorkshire

    Family cottages in rural and coastal Yorkshire, ideal for families with young children, active families and families who want to relax their own self-catering holiday property.

  • Luxury Self-Catering Woodland Holiday Homes at The Cornwall Hotel, Spa and Estate, Cornwall

    Luxury self-catering holiday homes set within woodlands in Cornwall and just a short drive from a selection of beaches.

  • Imagine Roussillon, Languedoc-Roussillon

    Luxury family-friendly self-catering villa and apartments with pool, inclusive kids club and much more, near the coast in Languedoc-Roussillon region.

  • Lipley Farm, Shropshire

    A peaceful haven where you can relax and enjoy a luxury family camping holiday or break in the Shropshire countryside.

  • Readyfields Farm, Nottinghamshire

    A Feather Down Farm Days site, surrounded by fields as far as the eye can see, whilst not being far from Sherwood Forest or Newark.

  • Upper Shadymoor Farm, Shropshire

    An ideal location for large families, with all 6 tents face inwards, giving you a sense of community, and a barn on site which is great for social feasts and gatherings.

  • Lower Rodhuish Farm, Somerset

    A family holiday and break with both rural and coastal benefits and surrounded by so many attractions and places to see, you may find yourself booking another stay here.

  • La Grange du Moulin, Poitou Charentes

    Cosy gites offering all the facilities needed for you to enjoy a self-catering family holiday .

  • Les Deux Fontaines campsite, Brittany

    A relaxing holiday park by the Brittany coast, especially great with toddlers and grandparents (who stay for free).

  • Rosliston Forest Lodges, Derbyshire

    Furnished lodges sleeping up to 10, with outdoor space and fresh air on tap.

  • Pierre & Vacances Moliets Holiday Village, Aquitaine

    Set in a pine forest with a water-park and endless activities for all the family in Aquitaine, France.

  • Pierre & Vacances Port du Crouesty Holiday Village, Brittany

    A Breton-style holiday village in Brittany, with activities galore for kids young and old, and Mum and Dad.

  • The Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk

    Within a National Trust property in Suffolk, you get the feeling of grandeur whilst being completely family-friendly.

  • Watergate Bay Hotel, Cornwall

    A great family hotel and resort for older kids and teens, who can take advantage of the excellent surfing tuition in Cornwall.

  • Warmwell, Dorset

    Set amongst acres of picturesque woodland, Warmwell offers a range of fun and exciting activities. A great value for money holiday park in Dorset

  • Hoburne Naish, New Milton , Hampshire

    On a cliff-top location, this car-free resort with plenty of activities in Hampshire is spot on for family holidays.

  • Gurnard Pines, Isle of Wight

    Holiday park on the Isle of Wight with childrens play areas and fun family activities and indoor and outdoor pools.

  • Captain Cook’s Haven, near Whitby, Yorkshire, Yorkshire

    A quiet self-catering family holiday and break location on the North Yorkshire Coast, with indoor pool and playground.

  • Darwin Forest Country Park , Derbyshire

    Located in the Peak District, this holiday park provides activities for those looking to relax or for the more active.

  • Haven Perran Sands, Cornwall

    Located on the Cornish coast, with direct access to the beach and its own surf school, making this holiday park a hit with all the family.

  • Pant y March Farm, Snowdonia

    180-acre farm in a stunning location in Snowdonia, with luxury canvas tents and an on-site shop selling its own produce.

  • Feather Down Farms, Boswarthen Farm, Cornwall

    Family-run dairy farm, just a ten minute drive from the north and south coasts in Cornwall.

  • Hollings Hill Farm, Herefordshire

    A working dairy-farm in Herefordshire where you get treated like one of the family, whilst staying in your own luxurious tent and get to enjoy the on-site hot tub.

  • Dolphinholme House Farm, Lancashire

    A family-run dairy farm within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Lancashire, with family-friendly glamping facilities.

  • Feather Down Farms, Aller Farm, Devon

    350 acre dairy farm in Devon perfect for family glamping holidays, only 20mins from the beach and local towns just a few miles away.

  • Feather Down Farms, Billingsmoor Farm, Devon

    Traditional organic dairy farm with views of rolling countryside and further stretching views of the Devonshire coastline.

  • Feather Down Farms Knaveswell Farm, Dorset

    A family-run dairy farm in Dorset, with acre up on acre of land to explore and not too far from attractions and beaches.

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Editors favourite
Kids Club
  • Rome Family Break Luxury Tour Package

    A 3-day tour of Rome with a full-packed itinerary to introduce you to the sights, by your very own tour guide in a private deluxe vehicle.

  • Family Twist - short breaks in Paris

    Tailor-make your perfect family break in Paris - just choose your favourite from a large range of family activities, your child-friendly accommodation and services and Family Twist will do the rest.

  • Mini Cruise

    2 night mini cruise from Newcastle to Amsterdam with DFDS.

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