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Top Child Friendly Cottages in Yorkshire

Whether you are looking for a peaceful retreat with the whole family in a rural location, or you prefer a townhouse close to amenities and a good pub, Holiday at Home has plenty of child-friendly holiday homes to choose from. From cottages with hot tubs to luxury lodges, each is perfect for a memorable family holiday in Yorkshire with availability throughout the year. February half term, Easter breaks, May half term, Summer holidays and Autumn breaks – we have a lot of time off school to plan an unforgettable school holiday with the family.

Each of our self-catering holiday homes has everything you should need when you arrive. For your little one, we can also include a cot or high chair free of charge on request, so that you can have the most special, stress-free family holiday.

Our top 6 child-friendly holiday homes...

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Hollins Farmhouse, Wensleydale

Nestled in Wensleydale, amongst ancient farmsteads and stunning scenery sits Hollins Farmhouse. With exquisite Yorkshire Dales views, this gloriously rural farmhouse has been beautifully renovated into the perfect country escape for ten people. The 5 bedrooms, enclosed garden and beautiful gazebo are the perfect places to spend quality time as a family and a handy snug room is a great space for kids to spread out! You’ll also find two built-in beds to accommodate two further young children with a maximum height of 5ft4. The local area is within easy reach of many wonderful cycling and walking routes as well as fun days out.

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Woodcroft Cottage, Hudswell

Woodcroft Cottage is a cosy two-bedroom holiday cottage with private parking in Hudswell, North Yorkshire is perfect for a small family looking for an escape to the country. Enjoy all the local attractions that Yorkshire has to offer, hassle-free from the doorstep. Woodcroft Cottage is also dog friendly, if you’re looking to bring the whole family along. Just a short walk from the cottage is a children’s play area to entertain the kids for hours and the George & Dragon, a Camra award-winning Yorkshire pub for mum and dad to enjoy. It is just a few doors down, with good beer as well as well-reviewed pub grub.

If you fancy getting outdoors, explore the 300 Hudswell Steps in the village to Richmond. The scenic River Swals walks offer plenty of woodland footpaths and grassed flower meadows, and you end up in the historic market town of Richmond. The market town has plenty to offer all ages including a medieval Castle, restaurants, cafés and plenty of picnic spots along the way.

Less than a 30-minute drive from Woodcroft Cottage is Thorp Perrow, where the whole family can enjoy spending time exploring acres of stunning woodland.

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Darcy Mews, Richmond Falls

It’s comforting to know that the historic market town of Richmond with its shops and tearooms is only a short walk away from Darcy Mews. These stunning riverside apartments have everything you could need on a family getaway to North Yorkshire.

With the River Swale on your doorstep, plenty to do in Richmond as well as a children’s play area opposite which can be seen from the apartment, this is the perfect escape for a hassle-free holiday for you and your family!

Only a short walk to Richmond’s marketplace which has something for all ages, including historic buildings, museums, and a large cobbled marketplace, with thriving shops, pubs and restaurants and plenty of picnic spots along the way.

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Richmond Castle has a fun and exciting events programme. Make sure you download the Step Inside Activity Pack too, to help keep little ones amused, before following the trail to Richmond Bridge. Here you will find the Station, a converted Victorian railway building which offers plenty of activities. They host family fun craft sessions, a weekly baby cinema club, as well as rhythm time every Friday morning to get you in the swing!

Whilst staying at Darcy Mews the best way to explore with the kids is by downloading the Richmond Treasure Hunt Trail, a code busting tour of the town that gives you essential clues on statues and signs to search for the treasure. This route is packed with fantastic sights like Richmond Castle, Culloden Tower, The Friary and loads more and is perfect for all ages!

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Sun Hill Farm, Leyburn

Sun Hill Farm offers the perfect family-friendly getaway near Leyburn, North Yorkshire. Sun Hill Farmhouse, sleeping 10 guests, Sun Hill Cottage sleeping 6 guests, and a one-bedroom cottage at The Palins. Combine all three properties for a large group getaway for up to 18 guests.

The property offers stylish interiors, whether you fancy staying cosy in front of the fire, or unwinding in your own private hot tub whilst taking advantage of having grandma handy to look after the little ones!

You can thank them later with a meal out at the Wyvill Arms which is nearby, and handy for a quick drink and the extensive children’s menu. Only a short drive from Sun Hill Farm is the popular market town of Leyburn on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales. It offers a range of everyday shopping, gift shops, amenities, inns, and tearooms and on Friday’s visit Leyburn’s weekly market full of local produce.

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For a day out with a difference, nearby is the award-winning Forbidden Corner, which is full of surprises around every corner with tunnels, chambers, and follies to explore. The ideal day out for any brave adventurers and those young at heart! After the family has tired themselves out, head next door to eat at the Saddle Room – we recommend booking the Tack Room Table to feel like you are at the races whilst enjoying the fabulous menu of local food and ales.

Another great day out with the family during your stay is at Bolton Castle. Their programme is packed with events and family activities, including archery, birds of prey displays and guided tours by costumed characters. Visit the Wild Boar Park and watch the hungry piggies be fed, check out the bee observation hive and see the local rare breed sheep including Wensleydales. Throughout every day there are also Trails, Period Dress Up, Calligraphy, Medieval Games and Traditional Crafts!

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Brompton Lakes, Richmond

With 26 acres to explore be sure to pack the little wellingtons and dog coats so everyone can enjoy a perfect Yorkshire break whether its rain, snow or shine. At Brompton Lakes, you’ll be able to relax and unwind whatever the weather with our luxury features from unique log burners to rattan decking furniture.

Brompton Lakes will give your holiday or break the peace and fun you need with 21 luxury lodges nestled around two lakes near Richmond, the family-friendly lodges are all unique and different to each other. With wheely friendly access for prams and pushchairs, it’s perfect for a first trip as new parents or a group getaway, why not try our local Ale trial with friends and family to help experience the taste of Yorkshire!

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Putting down your screens and exploring the great outdoors has never been so appealing while staying in North Yorkshire… Enjoy some quality family time one adventure at a time.

The North Yorkshire Moors stretches all the way across to the coastline where there is so much to ‘sea’ and plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained as well as the opportunity to enjoy some of the country’s best fish and chips on these beautiful beaches.

On these well-known beaches that run from Saltburn to Scarborough, the ruined Whitby Abbey dominates the skyline. There is plenty to do in Whitby, with its Blue Flag beaches as well as following in the footsteps of both Bram Stoker and his journey to writing Dracula, or head to the Captain Cook Memorial Museum to learn about Whitby’s seafaring hero. Turn your day out in Whitby into an adventure, follow clues and unravel the mystery of the Huntfun treasure hunt which passes through many fantastic landmarks and is perfect to teach your little ones a little history during their stay.

Highmoor lodge family holiday in Yorkshire


If you are after something extra special from a Yorkshire holiday home, we highly suggest Highmoor as your place to stay. With a swimming pool and extensive gardens, you won’t want to stay inside. Located in Ainderby Quernhow, this home is in the middle of the York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales. If you wish to venture beyond the grounds of this gorgeous Georgian manor, there are many beautiful Yorkshire towns and villages to explore. If you are content with staying in, Highmoor also offers a croquet lawn and beautiful gardens which transport you into the nearby countryside.

Harelands lodge family holiday in Yorkshire


If you are wanting that something unique, we recommend a private fishing lake to spend the summer days at. Harelands, located in between Richmond and Barnard Castle, is in the countryside and offers a whole new level of relaxation. Let the week fly by with wine tasting nights at Bon Coeur Fine Wines, or burger night at a local pub. The rest of the day could be spent looking around our Yorkshire heritage sites, or using the facilities at Harelands itself. With a hideaway games room, jacuzzi hot tub, gorgeous grounds and the treasured lake, this home is the place to be this summer.


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