In a glorious location overlooking Chesil Beach on the Dorset coast, this is a great spot for relaxed UK family breaks and holidays. Some guests find the building and facilities a bit tired, but this has the benefit of meaning kids can run freely and treat the place like home (!) without your having to worry that other guests or staff will complain. Also, you needn’t worry about packing the car up with baby/kids' equipment and toys – Moonfleet Manor has it all, including a vast play barn with areas for different age groups and a Family Escape Room! And you can also bring your furry friends, as Moonfleet is a dog-friendly hotel.

Mealtimes are flexible to suit children of all ages, and the menus include lots of kids' favourites. When you want a Sunday lie-in, the breakfast club will take care of the children for a couple of hours, while the childcare service, operated in the on-site OFSTED-registered crèche/kids' club, welcomes each child for a free hour every day, so you can grab some 'me' time in the spa, in the cosy lounge areas or in the lovely grounds.

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Moonfleet Manor is 11km from Weymouth on the Dorset coast. Trains from London Waterloo, via Southampton or Bournemouth, take about two hours 30 minutes.

Moonfleet Manor

What to expect

Kids club
Beach < 1km
Connecting rooms
Family rooms
Baby listening
Indoor pool
Indoor play
Kids early dinner
Outdoor play area
Pets allowed


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At Moonfleet Manor they have tried to think of everything to make the best holiday for families with babies and older children. Childcare options include:

  • Creche and kids' club (ages 3 months–8 years; free for 1 hour per child/day) - OFSTED-registered
  • Sunday-morning breakfast club (every week; 8am–9.30am) so you can have a lie-in
  • Babysitting with advance notice (extra charge)
  • Baby-listening system
A colourful room for the kids.

A colourful room for the kids.

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Hanging out in the hammock in the gardens.

Hanging out in the hammock in the gardens.


Combining quirky colonial furnishings and bright decor, rooms at Moonfleet Manor have a lot of character and many have views of the gardens. Some rooms are located in the main manor house while others are in surrounding buildings.

The hotel are happy to provide extras you need for your baby or children, so you don't have to bring so much. Request in advance items such as bottle warmers, nappy bins, nightlights and toddler toilet seats. 

Small and Standard Double Rooms sleep 2 adults + 1 child in a double bed with a put-up bed/cot.

Family Double Rooms are located in the manor house and sleep 2 adults + 2 children in a double bed and put-up beds/cots.

2-bed Family Room sleeps 2 adults + up to 3 children in interconnecting rooms.

Deluxe Family Room is located in the manor house and sleeps 2 adults + up to 3 children in a double bedroom and put-up beds/cots in a separate lounge or interconnecting room.

Deluxe 2-bed Family Rooms are large doubles sleeping 2 adults + up to 3 children in a double bed and put-up beds/cots in separate lounge area (note that some are open plan).

Coach House sleeps 2 adults + up to 4 children in 2 bedrooms, with 2 bathrooms and 2 lounge areas over 2 floors.

36 rooms in total.

Fun in the pool at Moonfleet.

Fun in the pool at Moonfleet.


Facilities at Moonfleet Manor include:

  • Childcare (see above)
  • Indoor pools - medium and large plus baby pool. Optional swimming lessons (extra charge).
  • Spa with treatments (extra charge for treatments)
  • The Verandah - indoor play centre with ride-on toys, trampolines, a skittle alley, indoor football and under-5s soft play
  • Outdoor play area with climbing frame and sandpit
  • Family Escape Room - you have an hour to find the clues, love the puzzles and unlock the door! A simple but challenging mission for the family to enjoy together (min. age 5 years)
  • Family activities such as the 'Toddler Waddler' (a guided walk through the grounds to discover mini-beasts!), Geocaching and guided fossil walks (in school holidays).
  • Restaurant with early 'high tea' for small children at 5pm or family dining between 6pm-7.30pm. There is a special healthy and fun children's menu with the option of toddler portions too - and 'mocktails' for the more sophisticated!
Enjoy afternoon tea by the fire.

Enjoy afternoon tea by the fire.

Unwind in a beautiful setting at Moonfleet.

Unwind in a beautiful setting at Moonfleet.