Going on holiday with a baby can be great fun, but with a little one in tow, you will have lots of new things to consider – especially how you will cover the costs of child-care and equipment. Before you reach for a quick loan to make your holiday a reality, we may have a better suggestion.
Here at CashLady, we have picked our favourite baby-friendly places across the UK and Europe to make taking a vacation with your little ones much easier. They include a relaxing Scottish self-catering option, an amazing Austrian baby hotel and a couple of sun-soaked beach breaks.
Baby-friendly holidays across Europe
1. The Globales Los Patos Park, Costa Del Sol, Spain
The great thing about the Costa Del Sol in Spain is that it is family friendly, super sunny and a quick flight from anywhere in the UK.
There is heaps of choice when it comes to infant-friendly options, from self-catering villas and apartments to all-inclusive holidays – so really, it is down to what you prefer.
If you are in need of a proper break, then we reckon that all-inclusive holiday is often the best way to go.
Food options are available 24-7, meaning you don’t have to think about popping to the supermarket or preparing meals.
At the Globales Los Patos Park, you will find everything you need for a family holiday that is ideal for babies and toddlers.
You will love the splash park that features slides and a pirate ship with its very own water cannon. The beach is also close by, meaning you can alternate beach and pool days.
2. The Baby Hotel, Austria
If you want somewhere child-friendly then look no further than Europe’s very first Baby Hotel, located in Austria.
Perfect for parents who want to get away from it all and relax knowing that they and their baby are in safe hands, the hotel offers up to 80 hours of childcare each week.
There are even special menus for nursing mothers and a full-board option for formula-fed little ones, plus a paddling pool and dedicated parent-and-baby activities.
We all know that happy babies need happy mums and dads so adults can enjoy the onsite
beauty spa, fitness centre and scenic local walks.
3. Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel, Sagres, Portugal
Portugal is a holiday destination that has got it all – sun, sea, sand and lots of child-friendly options for accommodation.
Martinhal Beach Resort and Hotel in Sagres, offers a wonderful ‘Baby’s First Holiday,’ luxury package, which is ideal for little ones and new parents in need of a well-deserved holiday.
Included in the package you will find a baby-focused welcome hamper, fully equipped bedrooms, two hours of time in the onsite creche for children over 6 months and a complimentary spa treatment for mum.
Need some precious alone time with your partner? You will be pleased to know that they also include a three-course meal and two hours of babysitting.
Baby-friendly places in the UK
4. Centre Parks, various locations across England
A classic family-friendly holiday destination that doesn’t require a long flight, Centre Parks operates five villages across the UK in Elveden, Whinfell, Longleat, Sherwood and Woburn.
The perfect woodland getaway, each park is set amongst an impressive 400 acres of forest with lakes and streams, not to mention restaurants, cafés, shops and plenty of indoor and outdoor activities.
Babies, toddlers and big kids alike are sure to love the sub-tropical swimming paradise, which has a separate area for little ones.
Accommodation is comprised of lodges, which are helpfully fitted with stair gates and include high chairs and a cot.
When it comes to dining it couldn’t be easier. The restaurants offer baby stations with complimentary baby food and microwaves for warming up milk, as well as high chairs.
Let us not forget the adults. There is a fabulous on-site spa perfect for a little ‘me time,’ and a creche for children aged up to 35 months so that you know they are in safe hands while you pamper.
5. Scottish self-catering, Drummore
UK self-catering is a great family-friendly option, whether you are travelling with babies, toddlers or older children.
It is perfect for when you fancy a holiday but are not so keen on a hefty price tag or the hassle of too much travel.
Allowing you to choose accommodation in a bustling city or the great British countryside., websites like Airbnb are great for scouting out accommodation options.
We love Gigha cottage situated in the coastal village of Drummore, which is Scotland’s most southerly point on the unspoilt Rhins of Galloway peninsula.
It offers stunning views across the bay as well as plenty of infant-friendly kit including a cot, highchair, safety gates, fire guards and socket protectors.