When you are holidaying with toddlers, you have the benefit of being able to go at off-peak times that are less busy, and hopefully a bit cheaper. There are some great options available for holidaying in the UK that offer fantastic entertainment for the little ones and are sure to create wonderful family memories for you all.
Oakdene Forest in Hampshire
Oakdene Forest is a holiday park set among the stunning scenery of the New Forest, with the beaches of Bournemouth and Poole only 20 minutes away. There is a large indoor pool, and outdoor pool with water jets, both heated, meaning your little ones can splash away without getting too cold. There is also family entertainment, children’s play areas, amusements and even a Kid’s Clubs onsite. If mum or dad want some respite, then there is also a sauna, steam room and spa to escape to too.
The caravans and lodges are spacious and comfortable, with some of them even offering their own private hot tub for you all to enjoy. With Paultons Park, home of the fabulous Peppa Pig World, being within 20 miles of the holiday park this is a fantastic location for holidays with toddlers.
Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park in North Wales
Prestatyn Sands is set in a beautiful area of picture perfect beaches and rolling sand dunes in North Wales. There are 3 ‘blue flag’ beaches stretching for 7 miles, as well as stunning mountains views, so you really are spoilt for scenery at Prestatyn Sands.
Pontins really offer so much entertainment for younger children, including Captain Croc’s Adventureland soft play, heated swimming pools, outdoor inflatable courses and trampolines to name but a few. There are also plenty of meal options, with restaurants on-site or takeaway food available to be delivered to your door.
The apartments can sleep up to 4 or 6 people, some with 2 bedrooms, making bedtime just that little bit easier!
Nearby attractions include Welsh Mountain Zoo, where you can see Snow Leopards, Chimpanzees and Sumatran tigers. Or a short trip down the road is Rhyl SeaQuarium, with a Sea Lion show and over 30 different zones to explore.
Caister-on-sea Holiday Park in Norfolk
Set in the popular UK holiday destination of Norfolk with direct access to miles of sandy beaches, you will find Caister-on-sea Holiday Park, a perfect location for holidaying with toddlers.
There are a wide range of accommodation options, including caravans to suit everyone’s budget, as well as their exclusive Deck Houses offering spacious luxury for the whole family.
The Adventure Village is a new addition to the park, and offers an amazing outdoor play area, a sand play area, off-road 4×4 cars for the kids, and much more!
If you want to venture slightly further afield, then you are close by to a range of fantastic days out, such as Pleasurewood Hills Theme Park, the Sea Life Centre, Thrigby Hall Wildlife Park and Great Yarmouth Beach.
Littlesea in Dorset
Littlesea Holiday Park on the Jurassic Coast is an ideal place to bring the little ones. Not only are there two heated indoor and outdoor pools that are connected by a Lazy River, you are also very close to the seaside town of Weymouth, a multi-award-winning sandy beach.
Onsite there are 4 outdoor play areas as well an indoor play area, a paddling pool for the little ones and a family nature trail perfect for exploring and adventures. If you have slightly older kids with you too then there are tennis courts, pool tables and an all-weather multi-sports range to keep them entertained. You can also get creative with one of the Nature Rocks sessions, which includes Bug Hunts, Den Building and Nature Trails!
The Mash and Barrel restaurant offers family friendly dining and means you don’t have to go far for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Whether you choose a caravan or luxury lodge, they are kitted out with everything you need to make your family holiday a memorable one.
St. Ives Holiday Village in Cornwall
Cornwall is a well-known UK holiday spot perfect for families, and St. Ives is really the jewel in the crown.
The St. Ives Holiday Village is set within 100 acres of lush woodland and is full of exciting things to do. Toddlers are well catered for, with an indoor heated toddlers’ pool, a kids club, and a children’s play area. The clubhouse offers family entertainment and evening children’s entertainment programmes, so there are lots to keep the younger children entertained.
Opt for a Platinum Lodge or Caravan and you will have the luxury of relaxing in your very own private hot tub after a busy day of activities.
It’s also a great base for exploring all that Cornwall has to offer with its stunning beaches and quaint little towns.