We all want to get away from those household chores, and if you don’t want to travel abroad then hotels in the UK are a great way to relax and let someone do the tidying up and cooking for you
The good news is that there’s hundreds of hotels across the UK that cater for children, meaning the whole family can have fun with this holiday option.
At a glance
- You can plan for the break you want - relaxing or adventurous
- There are lots of fun activities and attractions to visit
- You can go any time of year
The advantage of picking a hotel centred around the family is that you’ll get a range of child friendly options. Many offer swimming pools without the time restrictions you may find in a normal hotel, for example in some places children are only allowed during certain times for a maximum of one hour. Other child friendly hotels may offer play grounds, playrooms, spa treatments for you and crèches to leave your little one's in while you relax. There’s also kids menus and some even offer activities such as quad-biking, horse riding and archery, as well as baby-sitting and baby-listening services giving you the chance to grab some adult time whilst the kids are settled.
And they are all over the UK meaning you don’t have to compromise on the location of your break to find a family friendly hotel.
Read our tips on how to keep little one’s entertained in the car when travelling to your hotel break as well as saving money when your there with our guide to cheap and free days out.
Passports and Visas
You won’t need to worry about travel documents with this type of holiday.
Health and safety
Although there are no health requirements for a UK holiday, it’s best to make sure the family’s immunisations are up to date. If you’re planning to visit a hotel in the later stages of pregnancy it’s also best to plan a location close to a hospital in case you need to go in.
When to go
Going mid-week rather than the weekend means you may get more of a bargain, while also beating the queues at major attractions. You can go anytime of year. Just make sure those waterproofs are packed.
Things to do
If you’ve got older children, they’ll enjoy a few days exploring the sights of one of the UK’s big cities. Or pick a hotel near a theme park – younger children will love themed attractions such as Peppa Pig World or Thomas land. If you’re going in the summer a hotel near the seaside is a must, while winter travellers will love the cosiness a country hotel offers.