Family friendly hotels for Christmas

Christmas is always about spending quality time with the people we love, and few things make the festive season more magical than seeing it through the eyes of your children. Good food, good wine and magical decorations are all part of what we’re looking forward to, setting the scene for fun, games and giggles with the family.
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Featured hotels with Special Offers

Family friendly hotels for Christmas

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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Summer Staycations Special Offer

Broadway

A coaching inn dating back to the 1300s, The Lygon Arms is all about log fires, vaulted ceilings and ancient wood panelling - perfect for Christmas!
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - 2 night Escape to the Country Special Offer

Tavistock

When guests return from days exploring art galleries and nature trails, they can nestle in with dog in tow for superb meals, a well stocked library and, always, a toasty log fire at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Break Special Offer

Oakham

With log fires and spectacular Christmas trees, this magical country house hotel is perfect for Christmas and New Year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Twixmas Break Special Offer

Okehampton

Christmas at Lewtrenchard Manor offers a sumptuous gateway into superb food, relaxation and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Summer Staycations 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
  • seaside
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  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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  • parking
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  • great_breakfast
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The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - Up to 20% Discount Special Offer

Stamford

Festive parties and sumptuous food and drink abound at this 17th century historic house with breathtaking sea views at Christmas.
From £195.00 per night
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  • weddings
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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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
  • golf
  • 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
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Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Midweek Dinner and Breakfast for Two Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A Cotswold Christmas would not be complete without the perfect country house to spend it in.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Cliveden House

Cliveden House - Summer Staycation Special Offer

Taplow

This magnificent mansion and its spectacular gardens make for a fairytale location for Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • babyfriendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • walking
  • historic
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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Summer Escape Special Offer from £115 per person per night

Darlington

Christmas at Headlam Hall is all about luxury - festive afternoon teas in the ballroom, Christmas music and plenty of decorations that sparkle throughout.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • historic
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1 100% Flexible Special Offer

Huntingdon

The ivy clad 18th century townhouse hotel is all about festive parties and convivial celebrations at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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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
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • country_house
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • foodie
  • great_breakfast
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Judges

Judges - 'Accommodation Special Rates' Special Offer

Yarm

Sumptuous dinners and Christmas fairs are just some of the features at this beautiful hotel in December. If you’re lucky, you might even get a white Christmas!
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Blackaddie House

Blackaddie House - Two Night Food Lovers Special Offer

Sanquhar

The River Nith ripples past the garden of Jane and Ian McAndrew’s old manse and gastronomic destination, in a rolling landscape with views to the Lowther hills.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • fishing
  • with_cooking_school
  • restaurant_with_rooms
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  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
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  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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The Dial House

The Dial House - Free In-Room Cocktail Special Offer

Norwich

From hampers to wreath masterclasses, Christmas at the Dial House is as stylish as you would expect from this charming hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
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Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn - Three Night 15% Discount Special Offer

Far Sawrey

From sumptuous breakfasts to five course Christmas Day lunches, the festive season at Cuckoo Brow inn is a treat.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • historic
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wifi
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The Dunstane Houses

The Dunstane Houses - Ultimate Scottish Road Trip 7 Nights for 5 Special Offer

Edinburgh

This luxury boutique hotel is a magical place at any time of year, but at Christmas The Dunstane Houses takes on all the charm of this historic city.
  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • garden
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • parking
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
  • veganfriendly
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The Cavendish

The Cavendish - The Great British Staycation 'Four for Three' Special Offer

Baslow

The Cavendish marries a sense of grandeur with the warm welcome of a boutique hotel. Exquisite food is the order of the day, while luxurious furnishings add a sense of plush decadence as well.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • gourmet
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • weddings
  • disabled_facilities
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • great_breakfast
  • country_house
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Mallory Court

Mallory Court - Summer Break Special Offer

Leamington Spa

Mallory Court is a four-star hotel and a member of the Relais and Châteaux group, which means you know when you visit you’re in for a superb treat, especially when it comes to food at Christmas.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • golf
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • gourmet
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Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Gourmet Two Night Break 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
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Summer Adventure Special Offer

King's Lynn

From spa treatments to exceptional food, Christmas at Congham Hall is always luxurious.
  • 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
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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel - 'Sunday Stayover' Special Offer

Talland-by-Looe

It feels a bit as if you’ve fallen down Alice’s rabbit hole, at this whimsical, dog-friendly hotel with a ‘spectacular bay setting’ by the Coast Path.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • foodie
  • outdoor_dining
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Gliffaes

Gliffaes - Four Day 'Explore Wales' Special Offer

Crickhowell

A traditional hotel that excels at a traditional Christmas, Gliffaes brings bountiful Welsh charm to the festive season, with an 18ft tree dominating the hall and lots of carol singing on Christmas Eve.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • activities
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • tennis
  • parking
  • electric_charging_point
  • great_breakfast
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Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Paddle to the Pub' Special Offer

Beaulieu

Treat the family to exquisite festive dining or country pub comforts at the Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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The Atlantic Hotel

The Atlantic Hotel - Free Dinner Offer

St Brelade

It’s all about the seaside at this luxury hotel designed to resemble a 1930s ocean liner, where readers this year had a ‘wonderful, relaxing stay’.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Tudor Farmhouse

Tudor Farmhouse - Spring and Summer Staycation Special Offer

Clearwell

A quintessential country hideaway with the magic of the Forest of Dean. A festive break at Tudor Farmhouse is filled with everything magical.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • golf
  • fishing
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
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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
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
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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.
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  • spa
  • walking
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  • wifi
  • wildlife_watching
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - Complimentary Pre-Dinner Cocktail Special Offer

Brancaster

A dinner of Christmas classics re-worked, Christmas is a romantic and intimate escape.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
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The White Horse

The White Horse - 'Complimentary Fizz' Special Offer

Brancaster Staithe

Visit The White Horse, Brancaster Staithe for a truly wonderful festive treat this winter in a spectacular part of a natural coastline
  • child_friendly
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  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
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  • seaside
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  • disabled
  • golf
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
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The Traddock

The Traddock - Summer Special Offer

Austwick

Few places could be more perfect for a traditional Yorkshire Christmas, than this gorgeous manor hour. Bring the dog and combine good food with brisk walks on Christmas Day.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • fishing
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
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  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Dart Marina

Dart Marina

Dartmouth

Christmas with a view is what you get in this picturesque seaside town with the festive season by the waterfront.
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • weddings
  • mooring_available
  • outdoor_dining
  • bird_watching
  • babyfriendly
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No. 1 Pery Square

No. 1 Pery Square - Two Night 'Hike & Spa' Special Offer

Limerick

It’s hard to believe that this boutique hotel, in a Grade 1 listed town house, at the corner of one of Ireland’s most perfectly preserved Georgian terraces, was once a youth hostel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • boutique
  • disabled
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  • wheelchair_accessible
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

A Victorian hunting lodge on the edge of Loch Gairloch, Shieldaig Lodge is enchanting and Christmas here is all about peace, tranquility, log fires and snow covered woods.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
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Rothay Manor

Rothay Manor - Stay and Save Special Offer

Ambleside

The streets of Ambleside are illuminated with Christmas Lights and the aroma of coal fires fill the air as you arrive at this blissful hotel.
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • gourmet
  • horse_riding
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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Polurrian on the Lizard

Polurrian on the Lizard - Autumn Special Offer

Mullion

A path leads from this cliff-top hotel to a stretch of private beach on the west of the Lizard peninsula – just one of several vantage points to take in the stunning coastal views.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • gym
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • tennis
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood - 'Stay Four Nights Get One Night Free' Special Offer

Malvern Wells

At Christmas they include a range of packages to really help you celebrate the season. It includes fine dining with a five-course lunch on Christmas Day, welcome cocktails on Christmas Eve, a Bucks Fizz breakfast and lots of seasonal decorations.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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More family friendly hotels for Christmas

Family friendly hotels for Christmas

Hotels not in the Guide that you may want to consider

Family friendly hotels for Christmas

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Ilsington Country House

Ilsington Country House

Newton Abbot

‘We would certainly go again,’ write trusted readers after a stay at the Hassell family’s country house hotel and spa in wooded grounds, with Dartmoor on the doorstep.
  • gym
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • babyfriendly
  • country_house
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Norfolk Mead

Norfolk Mead

Norwich

‘Perfect peace and quiet’ drifts across ‘lush grounds’ to James Holliday and Anna Duttson’s ‘splendid’, wisteria-hung Georgian house by the River Bure.
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  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • fishing
  • garden
  • parking
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • weddings
  • wifi
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Eleven Didsbury Park

Eleven Didsbury Park

Manchester

A retreat from the city, the large walled garden of this suburban Victorian town house is an inviting place to hang loose.
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  • babyfriendly
  • boutique
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • garden
  • gym
  • parking
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel

Lincoln

On the site of the Roman Forum, this sleek Bailgate area hotel is ‘superbly’ located between cathedral and castle. Comfortable, compact bedrooms in the main building, modishly decorated in earthy hues, overlook the castle walls or have views of the medieval cathedral. Courtyard rooms are in the peaceful 250-year-old coach house, all conveniently on the ground floor, with parking just outside.
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  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
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Broadoaks

Broadoaks

Troutbeck

The views stretch to Windermere and the Langdale Pikes from this 19th-century stone-and-slate country house, which stands in large, landscaped grounds, in a green valley that leads to the rushing river.
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  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • honeymoon
  • parking
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Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

Watergate Bay

‘The whole family feels welcome’ at this ‘great’ seaside hotel, which stands in a ‘fabulous’ location, on a two-mile stretch of sandy, dog-friendly beach.
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  • spa
  • surfing
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The Bell at Hampton Poyle

The Bell at Hampton Poyle

Kidlington

George Dailey’s honey-stone roadside inn, north of Oxford, is a popular village hub where locals come for the ‘excellent’ cooking – and where farther-flung guests settle in for ‘a very nice stay’.
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Brook Lane Hotel

Brook Lane Hotel

Kenmare

‘A genuine sense of hospitality’ – and an interesting collection of local art – fill Una and Dermot Brennan’s ‘attractively priced’ hotel, in a pretty town between the Ring of Beara and the Ring of Kerry.
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Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa

Salcombe

It’s not just the ‘stupendous view’, but ‘the whole ambience’ that guests find appealing about this Victorian hotel and spa on Salcombe’s tranquil estuary.
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Sands Hotel

Sands Hotel

Margate

Homemade and locally sourced treats, afternoon tea, a five course festive lunch and plenty of mince pies, all topped off with card games and heartwarming evenings in characterise Christmas at Sands Hotel.
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The City Gate

The City Gate

Exeter

Abutting the Roman city walls, this style-savvy red brick old coaching inn (Young’s Brewery) has a lively atmosphere. Inside, a host of interesting curios including a vintage sewing machine, a ship’s masthead, and splashes of colour lend a quirky yet unpretentious vibe. Microbrewed drinks and traditional pub classics are served all day in the buzzy restaurant. In balmy weather, diners spill on to the large beer garden. ‘Boutiquey’ bedrooms are themed (water, wool, cotton).
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Southampton Harbour Hotel

Southampton Harbour Hotel

Southampton

Taste life at sea at this contemporary, ocean liner-like hotel jutting out over a private marina.
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The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse

The Capital Hotel, Apartments & Townhouse

London

‘On arrival we discovered that our package included afternoon tea, which we enjoyed before a concert at Cadogan Hall.’
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  • gourmet
  • romantic
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  • for_winelovers
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  • gym
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Prince Hall Country House

Prince Hall Country House

Dartmoor

Take the dog for a walk across the moor and work up an appetite for Christmas at this blissful country house with all the trimmings.
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It’s all the more reason to leave the cooking to someone else so that you can make the most of the time together.

When choosing family friendly hotels for Christmas, we looked for the destinations that really brought the festive season to life to children as well as parents. Naturally, that means wonderful food, but also mesmerising locations, plenty for children to see and do, space to get outside and the opportunity to enjoy a convivial environment but also time for yourself as a family as well. So from spa treatments to treehouse suites, swimming pools to sumptuous dinners, here are our favourite family friendly hotels for Christmas.

From a stylish, four-star coaching inn in the Cotswolds dating back to the 1300s to an exquisite restaurant with rooms in Devon, surrounded by exceptionally beautiful countryside that’s just waiting for you to get outside in your wellies and explore. Head to one of the UK’s finest country house hotels, surrounded by manicured gardens to a five-star hotel and spa in Hampshire, surrounded by the New Forest and complete with family suites, kids cookery classes and local attractions ranging from Marwell Zoo to pony trekking.

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Last updated: June 22, 2021