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 have 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 in 2020.

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, high chair, and a baby bath on request, so that you can have the most special, stress-free family holiday.

Our top luxury child-friendly holiday homes…

1. Woodcroft Cottage, Hudswell

This 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.

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.

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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. The children can spend time in the adventure play area with swings, zip-line, slides and an adventurous assault course before, meeting exotic birds of prey and animals including meerkats and wallabies at Thorp Perrow Arboretum.

If you would prefer a more relaxing break, Woodcroft Cottage offers family-friendly fun and a chance to catch up in luxury surroundings. There are cosy interiors, a log burner to snuggle up at night, and the cottage has a hot tub to relax in – perfect for when the kids are in bed! There is even an Xbox and games to keep them entertained.

Woodcroft Cottage is also dog friendly, if you’re looking to bring the whole family along.

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2. Sheep Dip, Gayles Hall Barns

Travelling with children definitely doesn’t mean compromising on luxury and style at Sheep Dip, our stunning two-bedroom barn conversion at Gayles Hall Barns. Perfect for your first family trip, this luxury cottage offers all the modern comforts needed, including two bedrooms and bathrooms, a boot room, a stylish kitchen and a living area with a log burner. Everything is on one level, offering total peace of mind if your child has mastered the art of crawling.

Outside at Sheep Dip, offers total rural bliss surrounded by rolling Yorkshire hillsides with plenty of picturesque walks from your doorstep, it is the perfect base for the whole family.

Jump in the car and within a 15-minute drive, you will find Barnard Castle, a popular location for our guests with a bustling high street with a wide choice of interesting shops, cafés, pubs, and restaurants, as well as Barnard Castle and Raby Castle to explore.

Children will love discovering the collections at The Bowes Museum with a guidebook from reception. It guides you through the museum and gardens using interactive games and activities. The new Story Garden offers tales of adventure and feats of daring-do. There is a play area and woodland walks for sunny days in the outdoors. Keep a lookout for the family activity days and art and craft workshops, at weekends and during the school holidays.

Family Fun near Gayles

On your way home, make sure you stop off at Mainsgill Farmshop and Tearoom which offers a vast selection of award-winning local produce. Meanwhile, the kids can meet the animals on the farm, which include Doris, Delilah, and Camelot the camels, as well as llamas, lambs and pigs. Make sure you pop in and check on the ewes during lambing season too!

For National Trust members, we recommend the captivating Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal near Ripon, North Yorkshire. This World Heritage Site has trails and footpaths, workshops, and a deer park. Harewood House, Helmsley, and York are also great spots for a day out with the family in North Yorkshire.

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3. No 2 Darcy Mews, Richmond Falls

Many mums like to be close to amenities. So it’s comforting to know that the historic market town of Richmond with its shops and tearooms is only a short walk away from No 1 at Darcy Mews. A three-bedroom riverside apartment which has 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.

What’s nearby for the kids?

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!

Escape to Darcy Mews

4. Lodge Barn, Constable Burton

Lodge Barn is our five-bedroom large holiday home in Constable Burton, near Leyburn. It is the ideal place to get the whole family together, with plenty of space to bring the grandparents along too! The property offers stylish interiors, whether you fancy staying cosy in front of the two fires, 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 right next door to this luxury lodge, and handy for a quick drink and the extensive children’s menu. We even offer beauty treatments and a private dine-in chef from the comfort of your holiday home, designed to relax and revitalise new parents!

If you can drag yourself away from these luxuries, only a short drive from Lodge Barn 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.

Family Fun Days Out

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 at Lodge Barn 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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5. 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 and not forgetting our exclusive Hot Tub and Sauna area perfect for those mums who wish to get some chill time while dads take care of the hustle and bustle.

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!

 

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

For a day out of the Yorkshire Dales head to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, an area of outstanding natural beauty with panoramic views, perfect for your first family photo album! 

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 to an adventure and 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.

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