This year I’m set to become a mum of a child that attends school. So I’m suddenly learning all about the importance of making sure all trips are pre booked and fit into the restrictive schedule of the school holidays.
Timing is key.
You don’t want to leave things until last-minute because all the best things will likely already be booked.
Of course a break away with the family can either be near or far.
And today I thought I’d focus on the near.
So here are the top 10 best rated UK family holiday accommodation by Baby Friendly Boltholes.
This is the fourth year running that Fallow Deer has come out in the top 10. This timber clad cottage is located in the heart of the New Forest.
With Paulton’s Park near by, the coast a mere 20 minute drive and of course wildlife on the doorstep, there are loads of things for the family to do. If relaxation is what you’re looking for you can enjoy the hot tub or even hire a local beauty therapist to pamper you in the comfort of the cottage.
Another New Forest property, Twin Cottage has its own playroom to keep the little ones happy while you’re away. No wonder it’s found its way onto the top 10 list for the 6th time!
With a romantic interior including its own roll top slipper bath and log burning fire what could be a better for the perfect British escape.
The Isle of Wight should be on everyone’s holiday list at one point or another. Kids will love getting the ferry over to the island and they’ll adore exploring all that the Isle of Wight has to offer.
Camellia Cottage would be the perfect getaway for families catering for different ages. The little ones have a manner of toys to play with inside and outside. While older children can enjoy the football table and traditional outdoor games.
With a complimentary children’s club/crèche available two days a week, Foxley Cottage in Wales would be perfect escape for parents looking for a little bit of time to enjoy the spa suite facilities.
With breath-taking views this would be the ideal place to let kids get back to nature, and for parents to relax.
With a white instagrammable interior, this beautiful cottage located in Dorset will delight your little folk. With a play snug built into the cavity under the stairs just imagine the games they’ll be able to concoct.
With some dry ski slopes nearby, older kids may want to try their hand at skiing or snowboarding while the little ones might prefer the nearby Alice in Wonderland theme park.
Based in Sussex, Hollies House is a vintage lovers dream. It has a 5ft dolls house that’ll bound to excite all children along with a variety of clothes for them to dress up in and toys to play with.
Based near the historic Goodwood estate, racecourse and motor circuit it would be the ideal base for anyone attending one of the events.
We return to the New Forest with Tiptoe Cottage. The cottage has its own gate that backs onto the national park where the wild ponies and cattle often frequent.
It’s a cottage that is appealable all year around with outdoor equipment for the different seasons and lots of indoor entertainment that can be used on rainy days too.
A winner for the top 10 list for the third year running, Hyde Paddock is another property located in the New Forest region. Not surprising as the owners are the same as the ones that own Fallow Deer.
Being a mile apart, if you were considering a break away with extended family or with friends, by hiring both properties you can still have your own time to enjoy, while still being close enough for sociable evenings or get togethers throughout the day.
The huge cathedral windows in the master bedroom of this property would make mornings extra special. And the pirate ship in the garden will amuse the little ones for hours.
This property is definitely one for those that appreciate eco living, as it has many eco credentials in its design and with the products that have been used to decorate.
Children with love helping the owners feed the farm animals including the pigs, sheep and chickens. Or they’ll no doubt tire themselves out on the huge trampoline.
Based in Cornwall this cottage is located within close distance to many beaches that will need to be explored!