Going on holiday should really feel like a time to recharge and relax, even (or especially) with little kids in tow.
That’s why so many families choose a Breakfree holiday park year after year. With all you could wish for onsite – whether that’s an indoor swimming pool, nature trails, or boating on the lake – you’ll find it at one of our baby and toddler friendly UK holiday parks .
Booking your getaway shouldn’t be a guessing game, that’s why we’ve done the hard work and put together a list of the top 12 toddler friendly holidays in the UK:
- Haven Wild Duck (Norfolk)
- Haven Hafan Y Mor (Wales)
- Parkdean Resorts St Minver (Cornwall)
- Parkdean Resorts Thorness Bay (Isle of Wight)
- Parkdean Resorts Weeley Bridge (Essex)
- Haven Craig Tara (Scotland)
- Parkdean Resorts Kessingland Beach (Suffolk)
- Park Holidays UK New Beach (Kent)
- Haven Haggerston Castle (North East)
- Haven Perran Sands (Cornwall)
- Parkdean Resorts Torquay (Devon)
- Haven Lakeland (North West)
Haven Wild Duck
Holiday park location: Great Yarmout, Norfolk
Great for: Visiting Great Yarmouth, biking around Norfolk
This brilliant UK holiday park was simply made for little ones to have the best time of their lives. With plenty of activities onsite, toddlers will be entertained non-stop. Have a splash around in the small kids swimming pool (with larger indoor and outdoor heated pools also available), or catch some of the fantastic entertainment. Kids can connect with nature and learn about this tranquil park’s surrounding wildlife during the Nature Rockz activities.
Of course Haven Wild Duck is in a perfect location for visiting Great Yarmouth, where all your seaside holiday dreams can come true. Stroll along the prom with your kids and munch on fish ‘n’ chips on the beach – you’ll definitely have to find time for an ice cream or two…
The Norfolk Broads are also within easy reach. With plenty of walking trails alongside peaceful canals and through idyllic villages, this is the perfect place for little legs to go on a walk.
We rate Wild Duck as one of the best holiday parks in all of the UK. Though if all that doesn’t sound exactly like your cup of tea, we have plenty more family friendly holidays at Norfolk parks for you to check out.
Facilities: There are loads of onsite activities for families. You can hire a bike and cycle through the surrounding woodland, treat your little ones to swimming lessons in the Wild Duck small kids pool, or even try fencing. With a sports court, crazy golf course and play areas at the holiday park, you’ll never have a dull moment. Eat onsite at one of the restaurants or takeaways, and catch some of the entertainment that runs both during the day and evening. The park’s Nature Rockz activities will teach little ones about wildlife.
Haven Hafan y Mor
Holiday park location: Gwynedd, Wales
Great for: Visiting Snowdonia National Park
Haven really is smashing it when it comes to creating the best baby and toddler friendly holidays. Babies and toddlers alike will love boating on the park’s lake and discovering local wildlife at one of the Nature Rockz clubs, or building sand castles on the beach that the park has direct access to. Of course there is also plenty to do for toddlers onsite and kids can go wild in the play area (or nine of them, to be precise) and watch some of the spectacular entertainment.
This holiday park is also great for families with babies and toddlers who want to explore the surrounding Welsh countryside. Nearby Snowdonia National Park has some of the most epic scenery in all of Wales, and is home to Mount Snowdon. Though the mountain is the tallest in Wales, you can reach the top by a special train, meaning even littles ones can experience the wonder of looking out from the peak’s summit.
Facilities: The thrilling Dragon Lakes Adventure Village is a quest for all the family and the park also has an aerial adventure course and climbing wall. For smaller kids there are great nature trails, a boating lake, a heated indoor pool with waterslide and a whopping nine play areas. With direct beach access and an outdoor sports court, the park has an Indoor SportsDrome for less pleasant days. Of course they also run Nature Rockz activities and have two entertainment venues. With an impressive nine food and drinks venues you have plenty of dining choices.
Parkdean Resorts St Minver
Holiday park location: Rock, Cornwall
Great for: Visiting great Cornish beaches like Rock, Polzeath and Daymer Bay
With a range of holiday homes, from luxury lodges to budget-friendly caravans, you’re bound to find the perfect holiday home at St Minver to suit your whole family (and your pocket). This UK park is fantastic for babies and toddlers, as it has a range of onsite facilities and activities, and is also a short drive away from incredible Cornish beaches.
Rock beach and Polzeath are both stunning stretches of golden sands, and are perfect spots for toddlers to paddle in the sea and build sand castles.
Of course we all dream of stunning weather throughout our holidays, but for any days when it does get a little rainy, this holiday park has plenty to keep your babies and toddlers occupied indoors. Splash about in the dedicated indoor swimming pool for toddlers or indoor soft play area. There are plenty of kids clubs available – so you might even find time to relax in the park’s sauna… go on, you deserve it.
If you’re looking for a specific location in Cornwall, we have plenty more Cornish parks that are great choices for a baby and toddler friendly holiday.
Facilities: Babies and toddlers can have fun in the toddlers pool, and there is also a larger indoor heated swimming pool. With a wildlife nature trail, crazy golf course and an outdoor sports range, little ones can have fun whatever the weather in the outdoor adventure play area or indoor soft play area and ball pit. There is a kids club for children up to the age of 10 years and a Little Lending Library. Eat onsite at the Pizza & Steakhouse restaurant before catching some family entertainment.
Parkdean Resorts Thorness Bay
Holiday park location: Thorness, The Isle of Wight
Great for: Exploring the UK’s ‘Sunshine Isle’ and local theme park
The Isle of Wight has some of the best weather in the UK, making it one of the most baby and toddler friendly holiday destinations. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing which sandy beach to relax on for the day, and there are plenty of family friendly attractions to visit. Why not spend an afternoon at Blackgang Chine, the oldest theme park in the UK, which is only a 30 minute drive away and has tons of rides and amusements for toddlers. For babies and toddlers who are animal mad, kids will love a trip to the island’s donkey sanctuary.
After a busy day out, we know the most important thing on a family holiday is having somewhere clean and comfortable to come home to. This UK holiday park has a range of accommodation to suit every family and every pocket. With self-catering facilities in every home, you’ll be able to satisfy babies and toddlers, no matter what they choose to eat that day.
Facilities: The park has its own private bay, making it really easy for toddlers to have fun on the beach. There is a baby and toddler friendly indoor pool with flume, entertainment venue and kids clubs that little ones will love. Outdoors there is an adventure playground and multi-sports court. Choose from the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant or Fish ‘n’ Chip shop for dinner. There’s even an onsite Costa Coffee for those early mornings.
Parkdean Resorts Weeley Bridge
Holiday park location: Clacton-on-Sea, Essex
Great for: A traditional seaside holiday
The beauty of this park is its close proximity to Clacton-on-Sea. A traditional seaside resort, Clacton-on-Sea has been welcoming UK holiday makers for years. Babies and toddlers will love strolling along the prom and eating ice cream on the pier. With a sandy beach, you can be sure kids will have a lovely time building sandcastles and digging enormous holes.
The nearby Hasty’s Adventure Farm is baby and toddler friendly and will make you remember your holiday forever. A family run business, Hasty’s teaches kids about farming in a fun and awesome environment. With a special outside play area for smaller children, there is also a tractor park where toddlers can peddle mini vehicles and even fill them up with fuel.
We think Parkdean Resorts Weeley Bridge is one of the best baby and toddler friendly holiday parks in the UK, but you can always see what else we have on offer in Essex here.
Facilities: Relax by the lake or do a spot of fishing with the kids. There are kids clubs for ages up to ten years, an outdoor pool and an adventure playground. Eat at the Lakeside Tavern or use the park’s takeaway. There is onsite entertainment and a Costa Coffee.
Haven Craig Tara
Holiday park location: Ayrshire, Scotland
Great for: Visiting the south west coast of Scotland
This is Haven’s largest UK park, so you know there will be absolutely loads of activities onsite to keep little ones happy. Hence why we’ve picked this as one of the best baby and toddler friendly holiday parks.
Babies and toddlers can have the time of their lives at the multi-level indoor heated swimming pool complex, where they have their own special zones. The all-weather Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village is bound to be a hit with the kids and will keep them entertained come rain or shine. You can also say goodbye to problems with fussy eaters – with an incredible six food and drink venues there’ll be an option to please the whole family.
We’ve got a feeling that it might be hard to leave the park, considering all the amazing activities available onsite, but when you do fancy venturing out, there are plenty of toddler and baby friendly activities nearby. Why not visit Pirate Pete’s Playcentre or Heads of Ayr Farm Park, before having some seaside fun on one of the many local beaches.
This is just one small slice of the amazing things to see and do in Scotland. Visit our site to view more baby and toddler friendly holiday parks across Scotland or check out our recommendations here.
Facilities: The park has an amazing multi-level swimming pool complex with special baby and toddler friendly zones. There is beach access and also an all-weather Lighthouse Harbour Adventure Village. With an adventure golf course, climbing walls, Flight Tower jump and evening entertainment, there is onsite fun for all the family. The indoor soft play area and Toddler’s Adventure Village is the perfect place to get youngsters feeling creative and learning new social skills. There are six food and drink venues, if you don’t fancy using the self-catering facilities in your caravan.
Parkdean Resorts Kessingland Beach
Holiday park location: Southwold, Sussex
Great for: Visiting a Blue Flag Beach and Africa Alive! Wildlife Park
Sometimes the most difficult part of booking a baby and toddler friendly holidays can be finding one that also caters to the older children and teenagers in your family. That’s why Parkdean Resorts Kessingland Beach is one of the best parks for a family holiday with all ages. Babies and toddlers will love making holiday friends at Star Tots, while older kids can have fun at Star Landers (5-10) or Unleashed (10-15). Not many parks have clubs for children up to that age, so it’s one of the tops parks for parents who need a little ‘me-time’.
The area is perfect for visiting Blue Flag beaches, of which there are six in Suffolk. The nearby Lowestoft South and Kessingland Beach are also award-winning – having been bestowed with the Seaside Award. These baby-friendly clean beaches are perfect for some outdoor swimming (aka paddling) with toddlers.
Don’t miss visiting Africa Alive!, the local wildlife park, where kids can learn about and see more than 80 species of African animals.
Facilities: Where to begin! There’s an indoor swimming pool and amusements arcade. Babies and toddlers can have holiday fun in the kids clubs and there’s a special indoor play area for under-5s. The outdoor swimming pool is open over the peak season and there is even a spa bath. Eat out at the Boathouse Bar & Restaurant or make use of your self-catering holiday home. The Beachside Showbar has great entertainment with family friendly headline acts.
Park Holidays UK New Beach
Holiday park location: Dymchurch, Kent
Great for: Short drive to Leeds Castle, the Kent Coast
Just a hop, skip and a jump away from this baby and toddler friendly holiday park is the beautiful New Beach, making this the perfect choice for families who can’t decide between the pool or the sea.
When you’ve had your fill of lounging beside the seaside, or splashing around in the heated indoor swimming pool, why not head to one of the nearby castles for some epic fun? Boasting ‘900 years of history and 500 acres of glorious grounds’, the castle was once a Norman stronghold and also used by Henry VIII. Toddlers will love exploring the maze and grotto, and can even learn about hawks, vultures and owls at the Bird of Prey Centre.
Choose to save your money for extra treats, or splash out on one of the luxury lodges at this UK holiday park for an indulgent baby and toddler friendly holiday. If this holiday park doesn’t float your boat, why not take a look at what else we have on offer in Kent here?
Facilities: The state-of-the-art clubhouse stages spectacular entertainment throughout the week and has super-size TVs which show Sky and BT sports. With an indoor swimming pool and adventure playground, the park is great for babies and toddlers. There is a kids club for children up to fourteen years, and an amusement arcade. Dine in at the onsite restaurant or use the self-catering facilities in your lodge.
Haven Haggerston Castle
Holiday park location: Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland
Great for: Pony rides and walks along the Northumberland Coast AONB
Live like kings and queens on your getaway with a stay at this baby and toddler friendly holiday park, situated in the woodland of an old castle estate! That includes pony riding, which you’ll find onsite, swinging through their ropes course and even trying your hand at some archery like a regular Robin Hood.
The heated indoor pool is perfect for babies and toddlers – you can even book lessons for little ones to learn how to swim. If that wasn’t enough, the park also offers bike coaching for toddlers of two-and-a-half years and above. There is an arts studio at the baby and toddler friendly holiday park, for youngsters who love getting stuck in. Meanwhile, there are luxury spa treatments available for parents in need of some pampering…
This child friendly holiday resort really has it all when it comes to activities for the whole family, but on days when you do want to explore Northumberland, it really is the perfect base to set off from. The Northumberland Coast is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and it’s easy to see why. With plenty of walking trails for all abilities, even little legs will love tottering along the stunning beaches of this UK coastline.
With plenty of baby and toddler friendly holidays available in the North East, this is a UK region you’ll definitely want to consider.
Facilities: This woodland park has plenty of surrounding trails to walk or bike along and you can even go on a pony ride! There are three outdoor play areas, an adventure golf course, and boating lake. On top of that there is an aerial adventure course, climbing wall, tennis courts and all-weather multi-sports range & bowling green. Of course there’s plenty to keep you busy inside, including a heated pool and waterslide (with sauna and steam room), and great entertainment. You’ll love the choice of five food and drink venues.
Haven Perran Sands
Holiday park location: Perranporth, Cornwall
Great for: Coastal walks and visiting Newquay
Sea views? Check. Strolls to lovely beaches? Check. Amazing onsite activities for babies and toddlers? Check! Haven Perran Sands really has it all. This family friendly holiday park will keep both little ones and parents entertained all week, whether you choose to take a day trip out or not. Of course this is the second Cornish holiday park on the list, that’s because the region has plenty of amazing sites to choose from.
Youngsters can learn to swim with a class in the indoor pool, or simply have a good old splash around in one of the baby friendly zones. For days when the weather is characteristically sunny, the outdoor swimming pool even has a lazy river, making it one of the top baby and toddler friendly holiday parks in the UK.
If your other half has always fancied themselves as a bit of a surfer, why not try out one of the surfing lessons that the holiday park runs, and learn how to master those waves.
Of course there’ll be plenty of chances for some downtime in one of the luxury lodges or budget-friendly caravans. Go on, you deserve it.
Facilities: The sea is only 400 yards away, but you’ll also find great swimming pools onsite. There is a heated indoor swimming pool with a flume and an outdoor pool with a lazy river. With mini golf, kart hire, bungee trampolines and a climbing wall, you’ll have an amazing active family holiday at the park – not to mention fun at the SportsDrome. There are a choice of child friendly restaurants and takeaways and, of course, day and evening entertainment. Kids can learn about wildlife at one of the Nature Rockz events.
Parkdean Resorts Torquay
Holiday park location: Torquay, Devon
Great for: Relaxing on the award-winning beaches of the English Riviera
If you haven’t heard of the English Riviera, you need to acquaint yourself with this charming UK seaside resort asap. Made up of three towns – Paignton, Torquay and Brixham – the English Riviera lines Torbay and is famous for its sunny weather, award-winning beaches and charming architecture. When you’re done with chilling out on the beach, head to one of the fantastic restaurants or bars that you’ll find lining the streets of Torquay. With the waterfront only a 15 minute drive from your holiday park, being beside the seaside couldn’t be easier.
As baby and toddler friendly holidays go, this one really has it all. When you don’t feel like adventuring out to the beach, there is absolutely tons to do onsite with youngsters. There are indoor and out activity facilities, including an adventure play area specifically for babies and toddlers.
Also well worth a mention is the amazing Haven Devon Cliffs Holiday Park, which has similarly fantastic baby and toddler friendly facilities. Take a look at Haven Devon Cliffs on our site here if you would rather be based in Exmouth.
Facilities: Gosh this baby friendly holiday park has a whole range of top notch facilities. Outdoors you’ll find a sports field and court, an adventure playground, nine hole crazy golf, nature trail, and badminton & tennis courts. Wow! There is also a special adventure playground for unders-5s, an indoor swimming pool and an all-weather sports range. With kids clubs running right up to the age of 15, visit this UK park for the toddler friendly holidays of your dreams.
Holiday park location: Flookburgh, Cumbria
Great for: Visiting the Lake District and trips to the Peak District, watersports
Though the Lake District is famous for its rugged mountains, this UK holiday park is located on a flat plane, making it perfect for little kids to get around and about. Staying in the Lake District, you’ll want to make the most of the watersports on offer at Haven Lakeland – with kayaking and paddleboarding lessons on offer, you can also choose to just hire the equipment and head out by yourselves. For a baby and toddler friendly experience, hop on one of the park’s pedalos for a more gentle boating experience.
Cumbria is an amazing UK region and, with plenty of walking trails for all abilities throughout the beautiful countryside, the perfect place for toddlers to connect with nature. For even more baby friendly holiday parks in the North West, visit our site here.
Facilities: With an indoor and outdoor pool, this is a great park for babies and toddlers no matter what the weather. Youngsters can even learn how to swim with onsite lessons or learn about local wildlife at a Nature Rockz activity. Have fun on the tennis court or playing a spot of golf, before catching some spectacular family shows at the state-of-the-art entertainment venue. Use your self-catering facilities or indulge at the onsite Papa John’s Pizza.
Other UK Parks for Child Friendly Holidays
We know not every family is looking for the same thing while on vacation in the UK, that’s why you’ll find a great range of holiday parks on our site. Whether your priority is proximity to the sea, swimming pools, or an outdoor splash zone, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect baby friendly holiday park at Breakfree.
We have simply too many top notch UK holiday parks to fit on one list, and there are so many other locations – like the New Forest or Scottish Borders – that are perfect for toddler friendly holidays.So check out the full range of UK holiday parks at Breakfree today, and start looking forward to the family friendly holidays of your dreams.