Family life is hectic. There’s no doubt about it. But that doesn’t mean that your UK family holiday needs to be. You see, with our selection of family-friendly accommodation in some of the UK’s best-loved regions, you can say hello to a home away from home experience. What’s more, with the huge range of adventure playgrounds, wildlife parks and theme parks dotted about, your staycation ideas just got even easier. It’s not just about the kids though. Which is why you’ll be pleased to know that many of our properties boast amenities and facilities that all ages will enjoy. And kids, just remember, as long as mum has a Prosecco in the hot tub at 5pm, everything will be alright…
Family Staycation Properties
Choose from secluded settings and quaint villages to popular tourist retreats and enjoy your very own dip under the stars.
Nestled in a tranquil setting within the grounds of the Caerhays Estate and close to St Austell, sits The Vean, a beautifully restored Georgian country house with views over Caerhays Castle Gardens.
From £57 pppn | Sleeps 16
The Summerhouse has been beautifully furnished and is in immaculate condition throughout. With large amounts of space and roomy accommodation, this beautiful holiday home is perfect for groups and families, or those looking to relax in style.
From £60 pppn | Sleeps 12
Rosevean House is a spectacular property on the North Coast of Cornwall believed to have been built for the Captain of the Mines, a real rarity in the heart of St Agnes.
From £108 pppn | Sleeps 12
Penhayle is a large, detached house in a magnificent lakeside position with wonderful views across the valley to the golf course. The property has been beautifully furnished in a farmhouse style and comfortably accommodates ten to twelve guests in very large bedrooms.
From £34 pppn | Sleeps 12
Sleeping up to 22 guests, this spacious farmhouse in the heart of Brecon Beacons National Park is ideal for a multi-family vacation, or a group of friends looking to spend time together
From £45 pppn | Sleeps 22
Comprising a traditional Welsh longhouse and stone barn, this beautifully renovated 17th-century property makes a wonderful holiday home for a large group exploring the magnificent Brecon Beacons.
From £39 pppn | Sleeps 20
A luxury manor house, set within 50 acres, retaining much of its original charm and offering stunning walks through the Brecon Beacons National Park. The option of full catering is available.
From £167 pppn | Sleeps 18
This imposing house, built in 1802 and sensitively restored in 2018 provides a classic period property with 21st century amenities and a truly unique holiday home for friends and families to get together.
From £50 pppn | Sleeps 18
Come together with extended family and friends to enjoy this country house with a 17th century stone cottage at its heart. Surrounded by rolling countryside and cycle routes in Nidderdale AONB, The Blue House provides an ideal retreat for a celebration at any time of year.
From £113 pppn | Sleeps 17
Discover this luxurious Georgian manor in North Yorkshire, the perfect place to host families and friends for a special celebration while surrounded by the breathtaking Yorkshire countryside.
From £72 pppn | Sleeps 16
For a wonderful holiday to West Yorkshire and the Peaks stay in this retreat perfect for large groups within these converted stables, with a contemporary finish and wonderful open views of the countryside.
From £80 pppn | Sleeps 11
These two beautiful houses sleep 16 in total making a wonderful place for a special get together. Both properties have lots of things to make your stay very relaxing and enjoyable, not least being in peaceful countryside.
From £63 pppn | Sleeps 16
Alexander House is tucked away in a quiet location in Thorpeness within easy walking distance of the beach, the Meare and the other amenities in the village. It is a superb property for a family holiday with lots on offer in the local area to keep everyone happy.
From £60 pppn | Sleeps 13
Lodge Farm is an ideal venue for larger family groups or friends to congregate and consists of three interconnected holiday cottages set in a rural location close to Ipswich. This stylish conversion has been carried out to a very high standard and furnished with individuality and charm.
From £58 pppn | Sleeps 12
This beautiful farm house has been carefully renovated and provides a luxurious place to stay for a family or group of friends wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life. There are lots of period features such as the exposed beams whilst also being well equipped with modern facilities.
From £53 pppn | Sleeps 10
This magnificent house boasts everything needed for a special occasion for the family or a reunion of friends and is the perfect base to explore the wonders of the Highlands and surrounding areas.
From £62 pppn | Sleeps 37
This striking, spacious holiday home stands proudly in 1,500 acres of woodland, paddock and lawn, perfect for large groups to enjoy the serenity of the setting.
From £75 pppn | Sleeps 25
Standing impressively on the banks of Loch Tummel, this remarkable holiday home is a magical haven for large groups seeking elegance, style and a property with an abundance of grandeur.
From £168 pppn | Sleeps 24
Elevated above acres of unspoilt countryside, this magnificent Victorian property has unrivalled views of Perthshire, famous for its many distilleries and historical landmarks dotted throughout the countryside.
From £115 pppn | Sleeps 20
A beautiful Georgian manor house nestled in acres of park and woodland, with ever changing views of the estuary, surrounding countryside and perfectly positioned for getting out and about in North Devon.
From £90 pppn | Sleeps 24
Sleeping up to 28, this manor house has a rich (and royal) historical background. Adventure beyond the private gates, and find a grand property that wouldn’t look out of place in a period drama.
From £110 pppn | Sleeps 24
Nestled within three acres of gardens and stunning woodlands, this Victorian home is the perfect destination large groups of friends and family looking to unwind or enjoy a celebration of a lifetime.
From £59 pppn | Sleeps 22
Set in a quiet location with incredible views across the River Torridge. Perfect for large family gatherings whilst being conveniently located to explore the whole of North Devon and further afield.
From £157 pppn | Sleeps 20
Best locations for family holidays
Whether you’re looking for action in a remote lodge or relaxation in a grand mansion, at Staycations UK, there’s something for everyone.
Best for: Exploring the great outdoors
Boasting lots of history, quaint towns and villages, coastal resorts and even a few lively cities, Yorkshire is a great choice for a family staycation – whatever the season. Enjoy a city break in the likes of Leeds and York. Bring the stories of Roman and Viking times to life. And, plan a day of outdoor activities in the Yorkshire Dales. The Peak District and Lake District have got nothing on this national park.
Best for: Feeling like you’re abroad
When the sun’s shining in Cornwall, you really could be somewhere else. In fact, there’s a reason that the south coast is referred to as the Cornish Riviera. Mix up your days with beachside relaxation, head to harbour villages and feast on local delicacies and feel the wind in your hair as you enjoy adventures on both dry and wet ground.
Best for: sightseeing
A city break in London with the kids. We must be mad, right?! Wrong. You see, if you really want to experience the ultimate family staycation in the UK, it’s got to be the capital city. Plus, there’s just so much to see and do here – for all ages – so you’ll never be bored. Head to a museum, take it slow in one of the parks, enjoy a show and, for something really special, head to the Rainforest Cafe – a restaurant that takes you to the Amazon jungle!
Best for: Lots of activities
In Norfolk, you can choose between coastal resorts like Cromer. Or, you could head into the city of Norwich. But one of our favourite things to do is venture into the Broads and really experience some of the UK’s best landscapes. Hire out a boat for the day, meander along one of the dog-friendly walks, and see how many animals you can spot with a little wildlife bingo.
Best for: Having a scream
Mountain biking, wild swimming, hiking, even canoeing – Wales is home to some amazing countryside, mountains and open water which makes for a great base for your family trip. Think of it like a natural play area. There’s just so much to do and see, and plenty of family-friendly pubs and restaurants which will keep the adults happy too.
Best holiday cottage types for families
Whether you seek a large city-centre pad in the heart of the hustle and bustle or a charming log cabin hidden in the woods, we’re at hand to help.
Family staycations with a hot tub
The kids will love it. The grandparents will love it. And once everyone’s gone to bed, mum and dad can retreat there for a little peace and quiet. What’s more, after a busy day exploring the UK’s beautiful countryside, coast and cities, there’s no better place to head to than your very own hot tub.
Last-minute family staycations
Forgot to book the accommodation? Maybe day-to-day stresses have reached boiling point and you need a break from routine? Fear not, we have lots of child-friendly properties all over the UK available to rent right now. All that’s left for you to do is to pack your bags, and the kids!
Large group family staycations
Inviting your family friends along? Perhaps cousins, aunties, grandparents and more are all on their way. We have plenty of properties that are perfect for families and have lots of space for everyone to call home. Plus, with private parking, separate bathrooms and open-plan living spaces, no one will be on top of each other either.
Unique family staycations
Converted barns, grade II listed buildings, even glamping tents and shepherd’s huts – if you’re looking for a UK staycation that’s remembered for all the right reasons, you’ve come to the right place. And, as parents, the cooler the accommodation, the cooler you are. For five minutes, at least.
Family staycations with a swimming pool
Renting out a property with its own private pool is a great choice for your family break. Blow up the inflatables, get the bat and ball out and sit back on the sunbeds as the kids let off some steam. Just keep one eye open when you do venture onto the lilo, because everyone knows flipping mum off it is a holiday essential!
Why travel overseas when you can enjoy the UK’s best Staycations