UK breaks for large families (3 or more kids)

Last updated 16th February 2018

Travel with one or two children is tricky enough; when there’s five or more of you in the family it can seem impossible to find accommodation to suit your needs. We’ve rounded up UK breaks for large families, giving parents with three or more kids the chance to spend quality time with their brood in comfort and style.

1/9 B&B for five people at Four Seasons Aberystwyth, Wales, £360

This light and airy property is just five minutes away from the train station and two minutes’ walk from the nearby beach, making it ideally located for a family break with children. Aberystwyth Pier is 500 metres away and there are plenty of child-friendly activities in the region. Hop on a steam train through the Welsh countryside, step back in time with a visit to King Arthur’s labyrinth or take a trip out to sea for dolphin watching. The Four Seasons Aberystwyth has spacious interconnecting rooms with fresh, contemporary decor, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen televisions. Parents can enjoy the privacy of separate master and children’s bedrooms with the security of the interconnecting door. Don’t forget to check out Snowdonia National Park, just a 25 minute drive away.

What: Three nights’ B&B accommodation in an interconnecting family room (sleeps five)

Where: Four Seasons Hotel, Aberystwyth

When: 23-26 July

Price: £360

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2/9 B&B for five people at Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk, £680

This imposing hotel was a stately family home from 1702 until 1996. Nowadays it is a tranquil retreat set in 1800 acres of green parkland. Children are invited to run wild in the extensive grounds, explore the walled garden and visit the magical fairy garden. Guests can even spot our resident deer as they graze in the woodland, or visit the hotel’s own farm animals; there’s also a National Trust adventure playground for even more outdoor fun. Cycling is a popular way to get around, and picnics on the lawn are encouraged! Kids can enjoy time at the complimentary Four Bears Den reading, playing games and getting stuck into arts and crafts while the adults visit the spa. A heated swimming pool is a great choice for family fun- tire the little ones out before taking advantage of the hotel’s flexible dining, with early tea-times for children. On Sundays staff will collect and entertain your children in the morning, giving parents a much-needed lie-in. Rooms at Ickworth are decked out in traditional country style and offer spacious sleeping and seating areas for families.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation in two bed apartment (sleeps five)

Where: Ickworth Hotel, Suffolk

When: 23-25 July

Price: £680

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3/9 Family accommodation at Ossian Lodges, Kincraig, Scotland

A great option for an outdoorsy family break, the Ossian Lodges in Kincraig are in prime position in the Cairngorms National Park. The house is basic, comfortable and clean and pets are welcome, making it ideal for a dog-walking break with kids. Children can get involved in mountain biking, fishing and climbing through the Loch Insh Sports Centre down the road. Rooms feature DVD players and a DVD library, tea and coffee making facilities and the lodge benefits from glorious countryside views.

What: Three nights’ self-catering accommodation in a family room (sleeps up to five)

Where: Ossian Lodges, Cairngorm National Park

When: 23-26 July

Price: £282

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4/9 Big Fish holiday home, Belfast

For families who need a home-from-home or even more space, try the Big Fish holiday home just one kilometre away from the waterfront. Three bedrooms mean that the whole family can spread out and enjoy some privacy, and the fully-equipped kitchen adds convenience for parents who want to whip up snacks easily. Rated 9.8 on Tripadvisor, families love the light and airy decor and central location. Take a hop-on, hop-off open top bus tour of the city, follow the Belfast Mystery Treasure Trail or visit the Botanic Gardens and Palm House.

What: Three nights’ exclusive rental of Big Fish holiday home (three bedrooms)

Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland

When: 23-26 July

Price: £330

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5/9 Three nights at the White Hart Inn for six people, Llandeilo, Wales

Take the family for a digital detox with a stay at this hotel on the edge of the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park. The White Hart Inn offers quadruple rooms sleeping up to two adults and four children, with beautiful countryside views and tea and coffee making facilities. A lounge bar serves hot and cold food and a full English breakfast is provided each morning. Visit local attractions such as the miniature railway, Cyfartha Castle Museum and art gallery, Dare Valley Country Park and the National Showcaves. Hire a canoe from Celtic Canoes and take the whole family out for a paddle on the lake, check out the horse-riding centre and take a look at Brecon Mountain Railway Museum.

What: Three nights’ B&B accommodation for up to six people

Where: The White Hart Inn, Llandeilo, Wales

When: 23-26 July

Price: £450

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Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

6/9 Two nights’ B&B for five people at Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

This family hotel in Dorset overlooks Chesil Beach, a wildlife-rich part of the world-famous Jurassic coast. This area is perfect for children to explore the great outdoors, hunting for fossils, learning to use binoculars and peering into rock-pools for sea-life treasures. Moonfleet Manor has three heated indoor pools for when the weather’s not playing ball, as well as an indoor play area and cinema room. Moonfleet Manor offers a complimentary baby-listening service- simply turn on the system in your hotel room, enjoy a meal in the restaurant and when the baby-listening panel at reception hears your little one you will be notified immediately. Toilet seats, nightlights and all other tot paraphernalia is provided by the hotel; just let them know what you need and it will appear in your room or suite. The family rooms are interconnecting and decorated in colonial-vibe furnishings for a stylish and comfortable stay; they feature roll-top baths, z-beds and cots.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation in a family room (sleeps five)

Where: Moonfleet Manor, Dorset

When: 23-25 July

Price: £860

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7/9 Three nights’ B&B for five people at the Baltic Inn, Carmarthenshire

Get back to nature with this family break, staying in the heart of the Gwendraeth Valley at the Baltic Inn. Explore the land where Dylan Thomas lived and wrote, and where Merlin the wizard is rumoured to have hailed from. Carmarthen Bay to the south and the Brecon Beacons to the north provide perfect natural playgrounds for visiting families. The National Botanic Gardens of Wales are also here, and some of Wales’ longest beaches. The Baltic Inn offers large family rooms (with two double beds and a single bed), a lounge area and full traditional Welsh breakfast each morning to set you up for the day.

What: Three nights’ B&B for five people in a family room

Where: The Baltic Inn, Carmarthenshire, Wales

When: 23-26 July

Price: £420

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8/9 Two nights’ B&B for five people at Woolley Grange Hotel, Wiltshire

Set in lush green countryside near Bradford-upon-Avon, Woolley Grange Hotel is the perfect getaway for families who need more space. Set in 14 acres of grounds, there’s plenty of space for children to run and play, and the hotel has a “fun is encouraged” policy- the house is no stuffy show-home! There’s a Good Life Garden, home to a tractor, play sheds, climbing frame and even a fairy garden. In the summertime a grass maze provides endless hide-and-seek opportunities, and dogs are welcome to join in the holiday and explore the grounds, so the whole family can holiday together. The Ofsted-registered Woolley Bears Den is a kids’ club that offers dressing-up clothes, baby facilities, toys and games. Woolley Grange has rooms and suites suitable for up to seven people, from the interconnecting Family Rooms to the two-bedroom Hayloft Suite. Rooms are decorated in English countryside chic and can be kitted out with bottle warmers, nappy bins and other equipment to make your break with children completely relaxing.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation in a family suite (sleeps five)

Where: Woolley Grange Hotel, Wiltshire

When: 23-25 July

Price: £720

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McLays Guest House, Glasgow

9/9 Two nights’ B&B for five people at McLays Guest House, Glasgow, Scotland

Ideally located for getting out and about to Glasgow’s famous art galleries and museums, McLays Guest House offers home-from-home accommodation for larger families. Stay in an en-suite family room with a flat-screen television, Freeview channels and tea and coffee making facilities. Kids will love visiting Reidvale adventure play area, trying their hand at throwing pots in the Craft Pottery centre or ‘flipping out’ at the giant trampolining park.

What: Two nights’ B&B accommodation in a family room (sleeps five)

Where: McLays Guest House, Glasgow

When: 23-26 July

Price: £480

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