From child-friendly country house hotels to stunning seaside campsites, from luxury city apartments to back-to-basics farmstays or action-packed holiday villages, England offers an incredible wealth of accommodation choices for family holidays or breaks, whatever your budget. The following are our handpicked recommendations in a whole range of categories.

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Forest Holidays: Forest of Dean Cabins

Gloucestershire
Escape from everyday life in one of England's most amazing forests, with a stay in a luxury cabin. Choose to relax and enjoy the peace or try out one of many activities on offer.

Forest Holidays: Delamere Forest Cabins

Cheshire
New, from November 2020, at Delamere Forest, discover a wide range of cabins in peaceful woodland, with lots to do for the whole family.

Forest Holidays: Thorpe Forest Cabins

Norfolk
Environmentally friendly, luxury cabins in the depths of Thorpe Forest with a choice of extras to a perfect break for the whole family.

Forest Holidays: Sherwood Forest Cabins

Nottinghamshire
Luxury cabins nestled in Sherwood Forest, with a bundle of activities to choose from - there's something for everyone.

Forest Holidays: Blackwood Forest Cabins

Hampshire
Just one hour from London, these cabins are perfect for a tranquil break, with activities on-site and Winchester, the New Forest and other attractions nearby.

Forest Holidays: Keldy Cabins

Yorkshire
Whether in a sunlit glade or a woodland hideaway, a Keldy Cabin is a perfect base from which to explore all that the North York Moors National Park has to offer.

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Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Cornwall
A classic child-friendly property on the Atlantic coast, with indoor and outdoor pools, an adventure playground, and a spa.

Landal Darwin Forest

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

Forest Holidays: Deerpark Cabins

Cornwall
Escape from a busy world to the tranquillity of Deerpark in Cornwall. Choose from a bundle of extras to make your break perfect for you. Unwind and relax or explore and discover.

Polurrian on the Lizard

Cornwall
A quintessential child-friendly seaside property on the lovely Lizard Peninsula, with an indoor pool and a spa.

The Grove Hotel

Hertfordshire
A 5-star luxury family-friendly country-house hotel just outside London, with a spa, outdoor pool and kids' club.

Watergate Bay Hotel

Cornwall
A great family hotel, especially with older kids and teens who can take advantage of the excellent local surfing tuition.

Citadines Apart'hotel Trafalgar

London
Apartments in a great location near Trafalgar Square, London, perfect for large families and each with a kitchenette.

Baby Blue Chip Holidays

England, Cornwall
Luxury 4- and 5-star self-catering family holiday accommodation in coastal and rural locations in the south of England; handpicked for holidays with babies and toddlers.

Baby Blue Chip Holidays

England, Cornwall
Luxury 4- and 5-star self-catering family holiday accommodation in coastal and rural locations in the south of England; handpicked for holidays with babies and toddlers.

Lodges at The Cornwall Hotel & Spa

Cornwall
Luxury self-catering holiday homes set within woodlands, and just a short drive from several beaches.

Retallack Resort and Spa

Cornwall
An upmarket, dog-friendly holiday village handy for the beach, with a surf simulator and inflatable aqua-park, plus a spa.

Ladram Bay Holiday Park

Devon
A family-run option handy for the Jurassic Coast, with fabulous facilities including a private beach and outdoor splash zone.

Bedruthan Hotel & Spa

Cornwall
Stylish hotel for family holidays and breaks in Cornwall, ultra-child-friendly and also eco-friendly.

Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays

Cornwall
Family-friendly farm-based holiday resort in rural Cornwall where daily tractor rides to feed the animals are high on the agenda for kids.