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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Family friendly hotels for Christmas

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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Easter Escape 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 – flexible cancellation

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
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Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - New Year Escape 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
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - 4 Nights for the Price of 3 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
  • 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
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Star Castle

Star Castle - Autumn full board Special Offer

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
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The George of Stamford

The George of Stamford - Sumptuous Sundays 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
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • parking
  • historic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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The Nare

The Nare - Spring Garden Breaks 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 - One Night Complimentary 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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Headlam Hall

Headlam Hall - Christmas and New Year Special Offers

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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Special offer
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 - 25% 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
10% discount voucher
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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 Signature Tasting Menu Getaway 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
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • for_winelovers
  • golf
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
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The Dial House

The Dial House - 'Winter Warmer' Midweek Free Dinner 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
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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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 - Four Nights for the Price of Three 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 - Four Nights for the Price of 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 - Pre-Christmas Staycation 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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Talland Bay Hotel

Talland Bay Hotel - 'Coastal Paths and Bubble Baths' Winter Getaway 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 - Winter Break 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 - 'Escape to the Country' 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
  • tennis
  • 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 - Three Nights for the Price of Two 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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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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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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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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  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • pub_with_rooms
  • conference_meeting
  • historic
  • dog_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly

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: January 16, 2021