The best family holiday parks in the UK

Family at a holiday park

by Emily Gilbert |
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It may be a while until we all head off on any holidays abroad but don't fear as there are loads of staycations to enjoy with your family right here in the UK.

A holiday park specifically is a fab option for families as there are so many to choose from across the country, all with a variety of high-quality features from activities to swimming pools, on-site restaurants to evening entertainment.

So whether you fancy being by the beach or in the depths of a forest, here are our favourite family holiday parks in the UK.

The best family holiday parks in the UK

Bluestone national park resort

For a holiday with endless activities that are close to a beautiful beach, you need to look no further than Bluestone, set in the heart of Pembrokeshire national park. Imagine beautiful, luxurious cabins set within the hills, surrounded by glorious countryside. The generously sized cabins are luxurious both inside and out, well equipped and fantastically thought out for families. They provide you with high chairs, stair gates, even child-friendly plates and cutlery for your little ones!

Read our full review of Bluestone National Park.

Center Parcs Eleveden Forest

Center Parcs

You'll no doubt already know all about Center Parcs with its spacious and modern lodges nestled into the woodland, different styles available to meet your every need and family size. The lodges are all equipped with everything you could want for a self-catering holiday. There are heaps of activities for your family to get involved in during your stay like discovering the forest on two-wheels by hiring a bike, tackling the Wild Water Rapids, playing adventure golf, archery and so much more.

Read our full review of Center Parcs Sherwood Forestand Eleveden Forest.

A holiday cabin in the woods

Forest Holidays

With 11 UK forest locations to choose from, you and your family can escape to the real world of nature, in a cosy log cabin and enjoy an authentic forest experience. Here, you can relax, have fun and explore new places as well as take part in a wide range of activities from woodland den building to marshmallow melting.

Trevornick Holiday park

There really is something for everyone at Trevornick. From the swimming pool and spa where you can escape the stresses and strains of daily life to the live evening entertainment with its jam-packed schedule which includes plenty of variety for the whole family, there’s so much to see and do. For little ones, there's The Bear Den, an indoor soft play area with a seating area for parents to relax with a cup of coffee from the Farm Shop Bakery next door.

White Cross Bay Holiday Park

Right on the shores of Windermere, this holiday park provides the perfect destination for a family holiday. Set within pretty woodland, you’ll enjoy a lovely natural environment with plenty of opportunities for wildlife spotting. You’ll find everything you need for total relaxation with an indoor pool, gym, spa pool, sauna and steam room. Youngsters are also well catered for with a children’s play area and activities during the school holidays.


Butlins has been keeping children entertained since Billy Butlin launched his first resort in Skegness back in 1936, and over 80 years on there’s not much the company doesn’t know about keeping kids – and, more importantly, Mum – happy. Your family can jump feet first into a whole heap of incredible entertainment and activities, day and night, the majority of which is included in the price. Choose from three different resorts: Bognor Regis, Minehead and Skegness then simply pick your accommodation type and you're good to go.

10 reasons why a trip to Butlins with a toddler is a great idea!

Cheddar Woods Resort & Spa

Whether you’re looking for a peaceful retreat in the hills or an adventure holiday break, Cheddar Woods is the perfect place for you to discover. The holiday lodge accommodation has everything you need for a self-catering break in Somerset: cook up a storm in the fully-fitted kitchen, relax in comfort and take in the views across the Mendip Hills from your open-plan living area. Head outside to your private decking area and enjoy your dinner a la carte, or truly unwind and relax with your own hot tub.

The five-star facilities have something for all ages to get stuck into such as the GoActive programme where your family can learn new skills and meet new friends. Get competitive at the two-lane bowling alley and enjoy a delicious dish and refreshing drink at the Bistro and bar.

Haven holiday parks

Another place you may recognise from your own childhood, Haven is still as popular as ever with families and for good reason, with 37 UK holiday parks dotted around the Great British coastline to pick between, from the rugged shores of Scotland and Northumberland to the surf-tinged glory of Devon and Cornwall. Haven has over 100 indoor and outdoor activities (both free and paid for) to choose from, with something suitable for the whole family, whatever your age or ability. Accommodation choices include caravans, chalets and apartments.

The best Haven parks for your UK staycation.

Park Holidays UK St Osyth Beach

A fantastic adventure playground to keep your kids fully entertained, with its climbing walls. It has an excellent range of facilities at the park, like the Martello Beach, where you and your family can enjoy the entertainment, and leisure including an arcade, bar, restaurant and entertainment venue, and a heated indoor swimming pool.

A journalist since 2015, Emily Gilbertis the Features & Reviews Editor for Mother&Baby and has written for the website and previously the magazine for seven years. Emily writes about everything from the top baby products to pregnancy, fertility and maternal mental health. Specialising in product reviews, Emily is the first to know about all the exciting new releases in the parenting industry.

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