Best family friendly hotels in UK

These hotels offer a spectacular standard of service and facilities for families. Indoor swimming pools, all weather play areas, family rooms and spas, nature trails, babysitting services and beautiful views and locations all add to the family experience.
Woolley Grange, Bradford-on-Avon

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2022 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Seasonal Midweek Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

Quirky decor and a laid-back atmosphere reign in this refined Jacobean mansion. There’s a spa for adults and free childcare for kids, both family and formal dining, and ducks, pigs, chickens and a rabbit to pet in the extensive grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 'Winter Escape' Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

New Milton

Slick treehouse suites and fab facilities including a spa, pools, tennis courts, golf course, kids’ club and cookery school are the recipe for the perfect family break in this New Forest country house. It’s not cheap, but it’s worth it.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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Soar Mill Cove Hotel

Soar Mill Cove Hotel - Three for Two Winter Escape Special Offer

Salcombe

Get bacon bait from the kitchen and go crabbing at the gorgeous beach which shares this hotel’s name. When you’re done with sand and sea, there’s a pool back at the Makepeace family’s hotel, as well as tennis, snooker and board games.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • electric_charging_point
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Winter Escape Special Offer

Darlington

While there isn’t a kids’ club, there’s plenty at Headlam to keep the youngsters busy, with gardens to explore, family-friendly slots in the pool, and both tennis and golf. Early tea and an informal atmosphere complete the picture.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • walking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall - Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

Fowey

It’s family holiday heaven in this elegant but relaxed hotel, with everything from a crèche and cinema to a pool and playground. Add to that Cornish cuisine, a spa and a sandy cove nearby and you’ll see why guests are as happy as clams.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

Towers and battlements are part of the fun at this Victorian folly of a castle, where no one bats an eyelid if the tinies scatter their toys round the elegant drawing room. Everything from baby monitors to dressing-up clothes is on hand.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season Getaways Special Offer

Aberdovey

You only need glance at the all-day menu, with its fish platters for adults, fish fingers for kids, to see that Trefeddian caters for all generations. Play tennis or golf, go swimming, sailing or pony trekking, or hit the nearby beach.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Temple House

Temple House

Ballymote

When you’ve been rowing on the lake near the ruins of a Knights Templar castle and explored the acres of woodland around the Perceval family mansion, kids’ supper is served in the kitchen while adults eat communally in the dining room.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • bandb
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • historic
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • parking
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown

Snettisham

Forget the fancy kids’ club and full-on facilities – this Norfolk pub is more about its family-friendly attitude. There’s a play area in the garden, a kids’ menu, a miniature steam railway at Norton Hill next door, and beaches nearby.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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Cowley Manor

Cowley Manor

Cheltenham

This grand Italianate mansion decorated with 1960s pizzazz comes with wellies for woodland walks, family swimming time in the spa’s two pools, and rooms for all sizes of families. Some rooms have interconnecting doors for up to seven.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • boutique
  • outdoor_dining
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • wildlife_watching

2021 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Seasonal Midweek Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

An unstuffy atmosphere reigns in this Jacobean manor with crèche, where little ones can go egg collecting or pond-dipping while adults enjoy the spa. Kids can tuck into high tea before being tucked up, and there’s fine dining for grown-ups.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 'Winter Escape' Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

New Milton

Be prepared to be nagged to return here once the youngsters have experienced the fairytale children’s club, indoor and outdoor pools, cooking classes, golf and tennis. And if you book a treehouse suite, they may never agree to leave.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

Take a hotel on Chesil Beach with fossils and smugglers’ tales galore, add a huge indoor play area with traversing wall and soft play area, a spa with indoor pools, plus an Ofsted crèche, and you’ve got the recipe for a happy family holiday.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

If staying in a Victorian folly of a castle isn’t enough of a treat for the kids, there’s a games room, cinema and tennis court at Augill. It’s antique-filled but relaxed, with some seriously romantic bedrooms for the grown-ups.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season Getaways Special Offer

Aberdovey

A favourite for multi-generational families, and five minutes from the beach, Trefeddian has oodles of space for all ages. After time in the pool or in the indoor or outdoor play area, there’s early supper or kids’ menus at family meals.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch

It’s no surprise that parents who visited this coastal hotel as children return with their own families: it has everything from high chairs and cots to a games room and outdoor pool. It’s gloriously relaxed, with different dining options.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

It feels like a family holiday from yesteryear at this easy-going island hotel, reached by ferry. There are beaches to comb, seals to spot and bikes to hire. Families and locals mingle in the bar and the restaurant has children’s menus.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • weddings
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Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

This sister hotel to the nearby adults-only Scarlet goes all out for families, with dawn- to-dusk activities. Take them surfing on the beach or enjoy a family spa session. You’ll find all the clobber you need for young children, too.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
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Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

It’s a home rather than a hotel, say owners Jenny and Justin Green, and a very family-friendly one at that. You can expect trampolines and a tree house, animals to feed, eggs to collect, bikes to ride and games galore. There are glamping tents in summer.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
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Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

It’s not just about the kids at this play-and- stay option, which has set splash times in the pool, so adults get some quiet time. On hand is everything from a crèche to a cinema, plus more baby gear than some people have at home.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point

2020 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Seasonal Midweek Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

One of the first country house hotels to welcome families, this mellow Wiltshire manor continues to delight all ages. Extensive grounds contain a grass maze and play garden with tractor; indoors, there’s a crèche, games room, pool and spa.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 'Winter Escape' Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

New Milton

Be warned: you’ll raise children’s expectations sky high by taking them to this super-luxury hotel. Will anything ever match sleeping in a Treehouse suite with hot tub, 35 feet above ground? Or fun and games in the new fairytale children’s club?
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
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The Nare

The Nare - Traditional Four Day Break Special Offer

Veryan-in-Roseland

A great place for three-generation family holidays; adults are cosseted by immaculate service and comfort, while children are kept busy with lovely Carne beach, swimming pools, tennis and family painting sessions with a resident artist.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • view
  • disabled
  • dog_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • parking
  • outdoor_dining
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • walking
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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

‘I’m bored’ is just not an option at this friendly hotel on the Dorset coast. A huge indoor games room, swimming pools for all ages, a skittle alley and fossil hunts are on tap; an Ofsted crèche, high tea and baby listening give parents a break.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
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  • parking
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  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
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Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season Getaways Special Offer

Aberdovey

Generations of families have enjoyed the view across Cardigan Bay from this popular hotel that’s just a five-minute dash from the beach. But first you have to tear yourself away from the games room, indoor pool, putting green and tennis court.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
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The Blakeney Hotel

The Blakeney Hotel

Holt

Even north Norfolk’s glorious beaches have their drizzly days, and families will find happy refuge here in the games room (pool, table tennis, darts) and indoor pool. Children’s lunch and tea is served, as well as half portions from the adult menu.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • cycling
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

Children love the adventure of a ferry ride to an island. Here there are bikes to hire, dolphins and seals to spot and white-sand beaches – as well as the purest of air. Not to mention board games, a kid’s menu and a laid-back vibe.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • weddings
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The White House

The White House

Herm

There’s something of Kirrin Island about car-free Sark, where children can be let off the leash. The Famous Five would have had an awfully jolly holiday at this traditional country house in gardens with tennis, croquet and solar-heated pool.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wildlife_watching
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
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Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

This converted Cotswold farmhouse has just the right level of sophistication to make it feel special, offset by an unstuffy atmosphere, a superb spa, crèches and children’s clubs for under- and over-eights and bikes for cycling round the grounds.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
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Roundwood House

Roundwood House

Mountrath

Set in 18 acres near the unspoilt Slieve Bloom mountains, this is a wonderfully relaxed and relaxing family home. Cots, kid’s supper and child beds are offered, with babysitting on request – though it’s worth staying in for Paddy Flynn’s superb dinners.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • guesthouse
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • country_house
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • cycling
  • historic
  • horse_riding

2019 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

Family rooms, all-weather play facilities, beaches for fossil hunts, a crèche, babysitters, a baby pool, flexible meal options, treatment rooms and adult-only dining keep all generations in clover at this country manor house close to Chesil Beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
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Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall - Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

Fowey

‘There’s Toad Hall…’ said the Rat, ‘…one of the nicest houses in these parts.’ Nice, indeed. And with so much laid on for kids at this manor house (said to have been Kenneth Graham’s model for Toad Hall), parents can truly relax.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
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Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

Children thrill to stay in this fantasy castle with its free-and-easy ethos. Books and games, a cinema, flexible meal times, tennis, a playground and ‘Little Cooks’ school add up to a recipe for a happy holiday.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
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  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
4
Star Castle

Star Castle

St Mary's

Now here is the real thing, an Elizabethan stone house within star-shaped fortress walls. Tim the boatman offers sea trips. You can swim in the indoor pool, play tennis, go horse riding, hire an electric Scilly Cart or take afternoon tea on the ramparts.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
5
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

Baby and Toddler and Toddler and Time Out breaks are available at this super- family-friendly, Scandi-style seaside hotel. Children’s menus and sophisticated dining, a happy, laid-back vibe and plenty of activities keep everyone entertained.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
6
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

The relaxed, welcoming atmosphere at this Georgian country house on a working farm makes everyone feel instantly at home. Young guests have woods to explore, a tree house to discover, animals to feed, new-laid eggs to collect.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
7
The Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown

Snettisham

From bangers and mash and knickerbocker glory, to a walled garden with climbing frame, early suppers, high chairs, cots, crayons and colouring books, children are more than merely tolerated at this fun 14th-century pub.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • seaside
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • outdoor_dining
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • restaurant_with_rooms
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
8
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

It’s one long round of pleasure for kids at this Jersey manor-house hotel, with nature trails and treasure hunts, cookery classes and tennis lessons, beaches and pool. Babysitting and baby listening allow carefree evening dining.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • babyfriendly
  • tennis
  • ecofriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • gym
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
9
Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

Wellies of all sizes await outdoor types at this Scottish baronial castle on the Ayrshire coast. Take a boat trip with a picnic to see seabirds on Ailsa Craig, roam woodlands, go mountain biking, play tennis, quoits, giant pick-up-sticks.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • honeymoon
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • seaside
  • foodie
10
Grove of Narberth

Grove of Narberth

Narberth

A fairy trail beguiles little ones at this Georgian mansion in gardens and woodland. With boules, croquet, bike rides, an Iron Age settlement and sandy beaches, you’ll never hear ‘I’m bored!’ Family suites and early supper are available.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • dog_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • boutique

2018 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

1
Special offer
Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 'Winter Escape' Three Nights for the Price of Two Special Offer

New Milton

Imagine a luxurious resort with spa, pools, tennis, kids’ club – even a cookery school – at a quintessentially English country house, and you’ve captured the enduring appeal of Chewton Glen.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
2
Special offer
Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

'An excellent place for a family reunion with young children', this Georgian manor house above Chesil Beach, on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, has a seriously impressive list of facilities.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
3
Special offer
Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall - Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

Fowey

A new ‘cool contemporary look' combines with 'a huge sense of fun’ at this Victorian mansion on a hilltop with 'beautiful views' over the Fowey estuary, fondly believed to have been Kenneth Grahame's model for Toad Hall.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
4
Special offer
Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, this Victorian-folly castle in 20 acres of grounds looks the real deal yet is ‘extremely laid-back – you can’t fail to feel at home’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
5
Special offer
Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season Getaways Special Offer

Aberdovey

For a century, generations of Cave-Browne-Caves have welcomed families and four-legged friends to their hotel on a hillside above Cardigan Bay, across road and railway line from golf links and white-sand beaches.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
6
The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

It's a scenic crossing from Oban to this island of white-sand beaches, where the one hotel stands on a hillside overlooking the harbour with views to neighbouring Jura.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • weddings
7
The White House

The White House

Herm

Time stands still at this country house – a family-friendly hotel since 1949, with fine-dining restaurant – on a tiny, car-free island of white-sand beaches.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wildlife_watching
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • bird_watching
8
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

'The location is stunning, the views as the sun sets truly magical’ from this family-run, cliff-top hotel and spa, with acres of Scandi-style relaxation space, squashy sofas, and plenty of things to do, from relaxing in a spa pool to surfing at the beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
9
Ballyvolane House

Ballyvolane House

Fermoy

Amid gardens and parkland, with bluebell woods and trout lakes, this Georgian country house, remodelled in the 19th century, is not a hotel but a family home, say third-generation owners Justin and Jenny Green.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • activities
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • bird_watching
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • foodie
  • historic
  • parking
10
Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

Country house luxury and child-friendliness are a happy combination at this spa hotel, occupying a 16th-century Cotswold manor house in ‘lovely, manicured grounds’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point

2017 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

1
Special offer
Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Seasonal Midweek Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

Keeping both the kids amused and parents relaxed in a grand Jacobean manor is a feat, but Woolley Grange manages it – from crèche and cinema to spa and pools.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
  • veganfriendly
  • historic
2
Special offer
Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor - Weekend Break Special Offer

Fleet

'An excellent place for a family reunion with young children', this Georgian manor house above Chesil Beach, on Dorset’s Jurassic coast, has a seriously impressive list of facilities.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • bird_watching
  • outdoor_dining
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • seaside
3
Special offer
Fowey Hall

Fowey Hall - Two Night Weekend Break Special Offer

Fowey

A new ‘cool contemporary look' combines with 'a huge sense of fun’ at this Victorian mansion on a hilltop with 'beautiful views' over the Fowey estuary, fondly believed to have been Kenneth Grahame's model for Toad Hall.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • indoor_pool
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • great_breakfast
4
Special offer
Augill Castle

Augill Castle - 10% Discount Special Offer

Kirkby Stephen

With its towers and battlements, this Victorian-folly castle in 20 acres of grounds looks the real deal yet is ‘extremely laid-back – you can’t fail to feel at home’.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • historic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • babyfriendly
5
Special offer
Trefeddian Hotel

Trefeddian Hotel - Early Season Getaways Special Offer

Aberdovey

For a century, generations of Cave-Browne-Caves have welcomed families and four-legged friends to their hotel on a hillside above Cardigan Bay, across road and railway line from golf links and white-sand beaches.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • bandb
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • horse_riding
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
6
Porth Tocyn Hotel

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Abersoch

This homely, family-friendly hotel, just outside Abersoch, with glorious views of Cardigan Bay, continues to get things right year after year, which is why its loyal guests keep on returning.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • outdoor_dining
  • good_value
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • foodie
  • electric_charging_point
7
The Colonsay

The Colonsay

Isle of Colonsay

It's a scenic crossing from Oban to this island of white-sand beaches, where the one hotel stands on a hillside overlooking the harbour with views to neighbouring Jura.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • bird_watching
  • good_value
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • cycling
  • electric_charging_point
  • garden
  • golf
  • historic
  • mooring_available
  • weddings
8
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Bedruthan Hotel and Spa

Mawgan Porth

'The location is stunning, the views as the sun sets truly magical’ from this family-run, cliff-top hotel and spa, with acres of Scandi-style relaxation space, squashy sofas, and plenty of things to do, from relaxing in a spa pool to surfing at the beach.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • surfing
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
  • veganfriendly
  • walking
  • with_cooking_school
9
Tresanton

Tresanton

St Mawes

A seaside hotel with serious style, Olga Polizzi's glowing white collection of cottages and former yacht clubhouse cascading down the hillside is a cross between New England and Mediterranean Riviera.
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • outdoor_dining
  • mooring_available
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • foodie
  • parking
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
10
Longueville Manor

Longueville Manor

St Saviour

A fountain plays before the magnificent arched entrance to Malcolm and Patricia Lewis's luxury spa hotel (Relais & Châteaux), occupying an ancient, much-altered manor house in landscaped grounds.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • outdoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • babyfriendly
  • tennis
  • ecofriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • gym
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • gourmet
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • outdoor_dining
  • surfing
  • great_breakfast
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie

2016 Editor's Choice Family Hotels

Best family friendly hotels in UK

1
Special offer
Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Summer Adventure Special Offer

King's Lynn

A garden of more than 400 herb varieties gives plant fanciers and pollinators a buzz at Nicholas Dickinson’s Georgian country house hotel. Interiors are a well-judged blend of traditional and modish style.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • boutique
  • country_house
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
2
Calcot & Spa

Calcot & Spa

Tetbury

Country house luxury and child-friendliness are a happy combination at this spa hotel, occupying a 16th-century Cotswold manor house in ‘lovely, manicured grounds’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • romantic
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • tennis
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • cycling
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • outdoor_dining
  • electric_charging_point
3
The Evesham Hotel

The Evesham Hotel

EVESHAM

A self-confessed ‘quirky’ establishment, this family-friendly hotel has been run by John and Sue Jenkinson for 40 years. They have appointed David Field as manager, and stepped back ‘to concentrate on the bits we really enjoy’.
  • swimming
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • swimming_pool
  • disabled
Last updated: January 22, 2022