Short breaks and weekend escapes for families with Forest Holidays.
Short breaks and weekend escapes for families with Forest Holidays.

Short Breaks 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.

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.

The Fish Hotel

The Cotswolds
Get back to nature with a stay at The Fish Hotel in the Cotswolds. There is a mass of countryside to explore, a great choice of local activities and attractions - and you can stay in your own treehouse.

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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.

Glanmor Isaf Farm

Wales
A luxury home away from home - glamping in the picturesque Welsh countryside with a beach just a stone's through away.

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.

Luxury Holiday Homes with Oliver's Travels

United Kingdom
From luxury cottages to magnificent castles, Oliver's Travels have something to suit every family for the perfect staycation.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Dale Fort

Pembrokeshire
An historic building and the stunning coastline setting makes this all-inclusive activity centre a top choice for families visiting Pembrokeshire.