We love UK city breaks with kids – they’re a great way of entertaining children between full-on family holidays and give us the chance to introduce them to the culture and heritage of our own country while having fun.
We’ve hand-picked the best accommodation for families in cities around the UK, whether you’re heading for the West End shows or museums of London or for other fascinating cities including Manchester, Liverpool, Brighton and Edinburgh. Our recommendations include luxury hotels with the full array of family amenities, including indoor pools where you can let off steam after sightseeing. Other options are apartments, offering greater space plus cooking facilities and particularly useful for longer stays. Serviced apartments at the top end of the range include extras such as maid service. Then there are ‘apart-hotels’ offering the best of both worlds – the flexibility to self cater plus access to the usual hotel amenities.
Note that some ‘cottage’ companies also offer houses and apartments in cities. We’ve also listed the occasional family-friendly B&B and some child-friendly youth hostels.
As well as central hotels for those who want all the sights on their doorstep, we’ve also chosen some properties on city outskirts, which can be handy for those wishing to visit both the central attractions and those outside the city, such as themeparks, or for those using local airports.
See our tips on getting the most out of family city breaks.