Seaside fun at The Polurrian on the Lizard, Cornwall.
Seaside fun at The Polurrian on the Lizard, Cornwall.

Short Breaks & Holidays for Families in the UK

The UK is bursting with short-break options with kids, whether it be family-friendly hotels in London or cosy country cottages, some with games rooms and/or swimming pools, plus baby/toddler equipment if required.

Family short breaks and weekends away are a great means of escaping from routine between longer holidays without having to travel too far or spend a lot of money. We’ve brought together our favourite short-break destinations in the UK with children of all ages, from country-house hotels, seaside and lake retreats in holiday hotspots including Cornwall, Devon, the Channel Islands and the Lake District and city breaks in London and elsewhere, to glamping and farmstays.

Browse our options or check out our special offers or exclusive discounts with some of our favourite short-break partners:
Rural Retreats: luxury, family-friendly cottages and holiday homes in the UK and Ireland.
Feather Down Farms: glamping holidays on working farms.
Bluestone National Park Resort: Pembrokeshire holiday village with lots of family facilities.

Short break places to stay in United Kingdom

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Gleneagles

Perthshire
Step into the great outdoors for a luxury family break with country pursuits for all ages as well as pools, a spa and of course golf!

Cottages in the Peak District

Derbyshire
A selection of family-friendly cottages, big and small, in the beautiful Peak District.

Cottages in Suffolk

Suffolk
Choose from a hand-picked selection of beautiful cottages and holiday homes across Suffolk.

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Cottages in the Cotswolds

The Cotswolds
Find your perfect Cotswolds getaway with this hand-picked range of luxury cottages and holiday homes.

Lodges at The Cornwall Hotel & Spa

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

Bluestone Lodges & Cottages, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Pembrokeshire
Luxury self-catering lodges and cottages in a stunning coastal park in Pembrokeshire, with indoor and outdoor activities for the whole family.

Minster Mill

The Cotswolds
A luxury country house hotel and cottage in the Cotswolds, great for families with young kids.

Celtic Haven

Pembrokeshire
The ideal location for a relaxing family holiday by the coast.

Moor Farm

The Cotswolds
Luxury glamping family holidays in the Cotswolds don't come much better than this; enjoy the countryside whilst just a short drive from the city.

Pant y March Farm

Snowdonia
Dog-friendly 180-acre farm in a stunning location in Snowdonia, with luxury canvas tents (including private hot tub) and an on-site shop selling its own produce.

Cowley Manor Hotel

The Cotswolds
A luxury boutique country house in the Cotswolds, oozing glamour and style yet ultra family-friendly.

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

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

Forest Holidays: Beddgelert Cabins

Snowdonia
Luxury cabins dotted through woodland in the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Enjoy hiking, cycling and some great ranger-led activities.

Hidcote Manor Collection

The Cotswolds
Situated within National Trust land, this family glamping site is perfectly located for exploring The Cotswolds.

Polurrian on the Lizard

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

Calcot Manor

The Cotswolds
A stylish but cosy country house hotel with indoor and outdoor pool, a spa, and even a kids' cinema.

Wolfscastle Country Hotel

Pembrokeshire
Well-regarded family-run hotel in Pembrokeshire, ideal for families with children due to its family-friendly service and mix of rural/coastal location.

Forest Holidays: Strathyre Cabins

Perthshire
On the shores of Loch Lubnaig, Strathyre is a gateway to the Highlands - the perfect base to enjoy a host of outdoor adventures or to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery - and look out for some rare wildlife too!

Lower Slaughter Manor Hotel

The Cotswolds
The staff work hard to make your family holiday or break relaxing with touches of class, whilst keeping the kids happy.

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.