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8 cosy and easy UK breaks to have with kids this winter

Last updated 11th December 2023

It might not be the right time of year for long family holidays, but it’s perfect for a quick winter getaway. We’ve found eight UK escapes to warm your heart over the next few months.

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Bainland, Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire

Bainland: winter getaways with hot tubs, fire pits and a cinema in the woods

Take a spa break with teens this winter. Set in 45-acres of wild and rewilded grounds near Woodhall Spa in Lincolnshire, Bainland family lodges come with double hot tubs and fire pits – perfect for stargazing.

There’s everything on-site from cycling to archery lessons. And if you want to stretch your horizons, the cute Kinema in the Woods screens family movies all winter too.

Book a fun escape at Bainland this winter

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Drawing room, Moonfleet Manor, Chesil Beach

Moonfleet Manor: 90 minutes free childcare every day of your stay

Moonfleet Manor sounds like the type of place where old time smugglers might have hung out, but it’s actually one of the Luxury Family Hotels right on Chesil Beach in Dorset.

Visit anytime and you get 90 minutes free childcare for every night of your stay, milk and cookies at bedtime, and wellness treatments for grown ups and kids.

But visit for 3-nights or more in 2024 and you also get 25% off your stay: another reason to love this family hotel to the moon and back.

Book a winter getaway to Moonfleet Manor

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Sky Treehouse, Rewildthings, Gloucestershire

RewildThings : escape the cold in a cosy treehouse in the sky

Up high in an ancient country estate in Gloucestershire, RewildThings have built the most beautiful treehouses, and you can come stay.

Book Sky for a winter break, it sleeps 4, kids will love the cute indoor-outdoor kitchen, and it’s super cosy even when everywhere else is chilly as chilly can be

Book a break this winter at RewildThings

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The Swan Little Haven, Pembrokeshire

The Swan: try winter getaways on the Pembrokeshire Coast

If there’s a special place in your heart for big wintry beaches, Pembrokeshire in southwest Wales is where you want to be right now. More specifically, The Swan in Little Haven on the Pembrokeshire coast.

Close to no fewer than six beautiful beaches, this lovely family apartment also sits above The Swan Inn. Did someone say, ‘best of all worlds’?

Book a winter getaway at The Swan in Little Haven

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Dining domes on the terrace, Homewood Hotel

Homewood Hotel: kids stay free during all school holidays

Sustainable stays don’t come much sweeter than Homewood Hotel in the heart of Somerset countryside just outside Bath.

Kids stay free during school holidays and The Lovely Little Details include complimentary children’s breakfast and dinner, a larder full of sweet treats and Nintendo Switch for days when it’s too much like winter outside.

Book Homewood Hotel for a winter getaway  

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Mawgan Porth Beach, The Park, Cornwall

 The Park, Cornwall: the pet friendly and great value winter getaways

Lodges, cottages, yurts and cabins? The Park, Cornwall has cosy escapes of all sorts by beautiful Mawgan Porth Beach this winter.

Dogs love a walk here, which is good news because over half the accommodation is pet friendly. Come one, come all we say!

Book a short winter break at The Park, Cornwall

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The Tawny treehouses, Staffordshire

The Tawny: a great place to nest with your kids this winter

Surrounded by 70 acres of landscaped ground, oak woods and pretty lakes, The Tawny in Staffordshire is more experience than mere hotel.

This winter it fulfils every dream from boathouse stays to cute shepherd’s huts. But we think you should look closest of all at the lofty Treehouse Family. And your kids will think so too, promise.

Book a treehouse at The Tawny this winter

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Chewton Glen, New Forest

Chewton Glen: welcoming children to try something new this winter

Five-star Chewton Glen hotel in Hampshire is a practically perfect country house from its delightful 130 acre grounds to its lovely location on the edge of the New Forest.

This winter it’s inviting Little Explorers to come stay and try anything from family falconry and sheep walking to foraging and farming.

Book Chewton Glen for a winter getaway

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