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Whether you are after quaint self-catering options in Europe or a pre-arranged adventure somewhere far-flung, we offer 108 baby-friendly holidays. Each of our baby-friendly holidays offers something unique – from sandpits, paddling pools and games to animal feeding, egg collecting, olive picking or pizza, pasta, and ice cream making. You’ll find many in our collection offer a baby-sitting service too, allowing you some well-earned time to relax. Our holidays are run by people who care about ensuring you have the best experience possible. Choose from baby-friendly resorts in Spain or Malta, peaceful renovated cottages in Italy, the UK or Sri Lanka. For those babes who demand the best, enjoy a taste of luxury in the Greek Islands, or beautiful boutique hotels and B&Bs in New Zealand, Australia and Thailand. If your little one is an adventurer then a visit to a farmstay, campsite or yurt could be the baby-friendly holiday they’ve been crying out for.

Baby friendly holidays
Algarve holiday accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €85 - €190 per house per night
Family adventure holiday to Turkey
Centre based activities, from £749 - £949 (8 days) inc UK flights
Transylvania holiday accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
Pembrokeshire luxury barn accommodation in Wales
Stay at an unspoilt corner of Pembrokeshire, from £600 - £1365 per accommodation per week
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Farmstay in the heart of Devon, from £3 - £45 per person per night
Andalucia B&B on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema
B&B accommodation on an Organic Riverside Farmhouse, from €49 - €58 per double room per night
Baby friendly family accommodation in France
Family Friendly Loire Valley self-catering holiday cottages, from €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Ullapool self catering cottages, Scotland
A selection of holiday cottages, from £190 - £600 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Family holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain
Family cottages with stunning views, from €95 - €130 per house per night
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Liguria holiday accommodation, self catering apartments
Stay in a restored medieval village, from €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Baby & toddler friendly accommodation in Spain
Country retreat, from £650 - £1800 per week
Kauai accommodation, organic farmstay in Hawaii
An organic family farm and eco-tourism destination, from US $160 per couple per night
Coromandel Peninsula accommodation, New Zealand
Authentic New Zealand experience in comfort, from NZ $295 per room per night
Dumfries self catering accommodation, Scotland
2 traditional cottages., from £220 - £450 per week (sleeps 4)
Fife seaside holiday cottage in Scotland
4 star detached holiday house set on an award winning beach, from £547 - £695 per accommodation per week
Madagascar ecolodge
Luxury ecolodge in north-west Madagascar, from €190 - €230 per person per night
Self catering accommodation in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Self-contained Garden Flat in Perthshire, Scotland, from £260 - £390 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Leitrim accommodation, self catering apartment, Ireland
Self-catering apartment located in North West Ireland, from €349 per week
Chalet B&B in the French Alps
Traditionally built catered mountain eco-chalet, from €90 - €120 per room per night
Family farmhouse accommodation in Tuscany, Italy
Beautiful family accommodation in a restored farmhouse, from £950 - £1990 per week (sleeps 8-10)

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West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm
Staying in this farm you may feel you are staying at home. The farm owners are simple and friendly. (more)chanuan ratanawaraha
The most memorable part of the holiday was visiting the Eden Project, Rosemoor Gdns, other NT/RHS properties in the area. (more)Elisabeth Marciniw
The wonderful breakfasts that Rose cooked were made up of local produce and tasted delicious. Rose is a very good jam maker too! (more)Amanda Porter
From £3 - £45 per person per night
Transylvania holiday accommodation
It was all brilliant. Fantastic staff, extremely well looked after. The tour guides were great, the scenery amazing and the chance to see crafts being maintained was lovely. (more)Karen Booth
Most memorable part was seeing a bear!...Brilliant! (more)Tiffanie Houston
I would give it a 10. It is an experience that we will remember always and fondly. We have even invited members of the staff to visit us in the USA. (more)Linda Holt
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Algarve holiday accommodation
Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! (more)Monika Wolkers
The most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. (more)Rachel Turner
So relaxing! Excellent apartment with beautiful surroundings, chilled out owners who make u feel very welcome. Looking forward for a return. (more)emma scott
From €85 - €190 per house per night
Rural guesthouse in Malaga, Spain
We had a lovely family suite which was spacious and well equipped. The pool is also lovely - quite large and pristine... (more)Julie Mills
The blend of marvellous scenery, a fabulous place to stay and relax, and the hospitality of our hosts (including great food and great local advice on walking, parking points, activities etc). (more)Russell Chant
Exploring hills and geological areas near the property was the most memorable...Relaxing. Hosts very attentive and informative. Peaceful location. (more)Diana Loffler
From €73 - €83 per double room per night
Ullapool self catering cottages, Scotland
Excellent! Exploring the local environment and seeing wild deer, seals and otters were the most memorable parts. (more)Lindy Brown
The 'Lochside Cottages' are in a beautiful spot, right on the shores of Loch Broom. Very peaceful and relaxing. Good access to hills in Assynt and Torridon for the more adventurous. (more)Elaine McAdam
The view from each window spectacular and so close to the loch that it was almost like being on a boat at times! Views changed with the stillness of the water or with the time of day and weather. Misty mountains at dawn to orange and red sunsets and each day and time different from dawn to dusk. (more)Julia Graham
From £190 - £600 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Luxury Greek Island holiday accommodation
Pretty much perfect!.....The tranquility, the love and care in every detail and the warmth and generosity of our hosts. (more)Michelle Aloof
The wonderful view of the sea from the cottage, and the fantastic swimming in the clearest, blue sea water i have ever seen ... Just go - you will be rejuvenated! (more)Raju Bhatt
The estate is absolutely beautiful and we really did feel at home. Overall - great holiday! The most exciting thing was hiring a boat and exploring and discovering deserted coves in this beautiful, unspoilt island. (more)Francesca Gill
From €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family holiday with small children and a great place to recharge your batteries. (more)Alison Brookes Day
Fabulously relaxing, beautiful island, relaxed yet very responsive hosts. A great experience...Great for kids with donkey rides, missions to collect eggs every day, and to hang out with other kids on the communal trampoline, pirate boat and playground. (more)Michelle Levene
Most memorable were the rural location with an opportunity to see the landscape and vegetation. The space, both our private area around our yurt and outside where the kids were free to play on the trampoline and meet the chickens and donkey. The smallness of the resort and the uncrowded beach. The morning bike ride into the village for bread. (more)Roos Eisma
From €1120 - €1330 per week (sleeps 4)
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best holidays we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
The most memorable part was cycling round tiny villages in the French countryside past fields of sunflowers, stopping off for some well earned coffee and pastries along the way! (more)Katy Fifield
This place is perfect for your French holiday: lots of things to do locally, excellent location for day trips to the loire valley attractions, soooo relaxing if you don't want to do anything at all! (more)Laura Taglioni
From €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
France gite accommodation, Mercantour
It is the best holiday we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years holidaying in France...The walking in the beautiful mountains in the Mercantour with snow,sun,isolation and good companions.Why did I reach 67 before finding this most beautiful place? (more)Tony Bell
The Alpes-Maritimes and Mercantour National Park is a fantastic area to visit and we would consider this to be one of our best holidays. (more)Lourdes Roffey
We loved the autumn walking in the Parc du Mercantour, in fact our walk to the Lac de Negre was probably the prettiest walk we have ever done. (more)Mary Dracup
From £406 per accommodation per night (sleeps 4-6)
Liguria holiday accommodation, self catering apartments
10 out of 10...The superb and very clean swimming pool, the friendly Giorgio, the silence, the breathtaking views, the easy walking paths, the nice restaurant in the village... Simply amazing. (more)Yann Gendrot
The best thing about Colletta is that it is far from all city noise, traffic.. The air is so fresh and the views are amazing.. (more)Agne Domarkiene
Excellent place, Colletta has been designed well and was not overcrowded. The swimming pool was good with lots of shady olive trees to sit and relax under. Staff were friendly and helpful . We would go back again (more)vijay patel
From €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Pembrokeshire luxury barn accommodation in Wales
Memorable parts? Beautiful walks along the Pembrokeshire coast where we saw lots of wildlife including choughs, peregrine falcons and dolphins. Tips? Use the service provided to order your food before you arrive. It was wonderful and we didn't have to lug food all the way from London! Local benefits? An extremely eco-friendly farm with solar panels, geothermal heating and many more features. Buying the food from the service provided also benefited local farmers. Overall... (more)Nicola Goddard
From £600 - £1365 per accommodation per week
Andalucia B&B on organic farm, Sierra de Grazalema
It is simply a really nice place to visit, with a wonderful creek flowing through the yard, many places to relax and think, great natural food, and perfect hosts...It was perfect for us. (more)Kathy House
Beautiful area, welcoming hosts and a wonderful home away from home...Very much enjoyed our time at the farm - feel very relaxed and would visit again. (more)Tammy van den Broek
I loved this little farm and the people who run the B&B. It was in a lovely spot by a stream...I loved my time in the area of the B&B. (more)Daisy Kates
From €49 - €58 per double room per night
Granada holiday accommodation, Spain
The hotel is in a beautiful setting, the owners are wonderful hosts and the surrounding countryside and local villages provided a wonderful experience. (more)Puveendran Harichandran
The scenery, the relaxation, the welcome at the hotel, the glorious setting, the range of locally run activities (canoeing horse riding swimming, mountain biking etc), the joy of the children as they explored and enjoyed the freedom, the hotel and it's amazing environment...good job this box is character limited - I would go on all day. (more)Jackie shears
Fantastic holiday: we all loved it and there were a few tears in our eyes as we left. (more)Mrs Harwood
From €54 - €105 per room per night
Family holiday cottages in Andalucia, Spain
This is a really beautiful part of Spain as its all hills and valleys...visiting the Alhambra was the most memorable part of the holiday. (more)kay scoresby
The beautiful views from the apartment and balcony were most memorable. An excellent family holiday in a beautiful location. (more)Sara Morris
We really had a memorable and fantastic break. Opportunity to relax completely and to enjoy the pool, view and good balance of self catering and using the excellent restaurant. (more)Charlotte Gibb
From €95 - €130 per house per night
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family holiday in several years and it couldn't have been better. (more)Melissa Elliott
It was good, for a week we lived like Hobbits in our home under the hill. For fans of Bilbo Baggins this is the place to be. (more)Susan Clack
A wonderful peaceful relaxing experience but also great fun for our children as they found much to enjoy (more)Brian Boyle
From £400 - £600 per week
Ireland self catering eco cabins
Very enjoyable. A lovely part of Ireland with lots to do and places to visit. Not many other tourists around, which is good. (more)Jenny Adams
Absolutely brilliant, money well spent. Can't wait to visit again!! (more)Carla McGuigan
From €450 - €750 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Loire Valley self catering accommodation
Memorable parts? Everything! We loved being surrounded by historic French villages; staying in a beautiful rustic (but VERY comfortable) 19th century stone cottage; the warmth and approachability of our hosts Nicole and Alex Crawford; and being spoilt for choice when arranging our daily activities. We went for lovely long walks; visited outdoor markets; ate wonderful, good value food at local restaurants; explored castles, chateaus and other historic sites; people-watched from snug, friendly... (more)Jane Lewis
From €722 - €850 per cottage per week
Isan accommodation, North East Thailand
Just what we had been hoping for - a place to experience 'the real Thailand' and plenty of opportunity to learn about the place and its people, off the beaten track but still with enough home comforts to make it relaxing for us and our children. (more)Rachel Holland
We had a wonderful time at this village. It was a good blend of relaxation and excursion. The host couple, Noi and David are very warm people and made efforts to make this trip a memorable one for us. Our 19 month old had great company with the village kids. (more)Anshuman Asthana
From Baht900 - Baht1800 per room per night
Self catering accommodation in Crieff, Perthshire, Scotland
Local benefits? Very much so. Overall rating? Lovely self catering, well equiped, comfortable and great location for getting around Crieff and surrounding area. (more)Ross Ramsay
From £260 - £390 per apartment per night (sleeps 4)
Isle of Islay self catering accommodation, Scotland
Memorable parts? There were lots of brilliant bits. - Arriving to see how beautiful it was at the cottage. - Settling down in front in the fire, listening to music, reading and sewing. - Trekking through deep peat to see abandoned settlements. - Watching the stars in the completely black sky. Tips? There was lots to do at the cottage, some really good walk books of which we did 4 or 5 walks, board games, reading material. It is really isolated and that makes you want to stay in and... (more)Alison Boast
From £400 - £700 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
Provence boutique hotel in Arles, France
Our room was a good size, air con (we were there in August) and clean. The pool was just right too. Location is excellent - far better than being in one of the towns. Meals are eaten outside in the evenings and several (including us) suggested they modified the lighting. (more)Trevor Waller
The scenery in Provence is stunning. It was really pleasurable just driving around. My favourite place was probably Pic Saint Loup where we went to visit a couple of vineyards, including Morties which was just stunning and the wine was remarkable!...Very enjoyable stay. It worked well for us. (more)Ania Nowicki
Most memorable? Without a doubt horseriding in the Camargue, from the Paul Ricard Centre at Mejanes, was the highlight of the holiday. We even managed to persuade my 87 year old Father-in-Law to give it a try for the first time in his life! (more)Anthony Leggett
From €80 per room per night
Aberystwyth caravan park, Wales
It was our first time in a caravan. We had a great time and I'm sure we'll go again. (more)Nicola Wade
The caravan site encouraged recycling and blended in beautifully with the surrounding countryside. The site was planted out beautifully and we really enjoyed our stay. (more)Patricia Askew
Relax and enjoy the sunsets, the views from the steps of our caravan over the bay were great. (more)Mike Goddard
From £130 - £520 per accommodation per week
Yurt holiday accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
We really enjoyed the boat trip to Isle Graciosa – the operator organised it. We went on a RIB speed boat to get there, then went snorkelling, walking through the town and a beautiful lunch. (more)Michelle Christensen
Absolutely lovely. It is probably a huge cliche but seeing the children laughing and playing by themselves and with new friends meant I was more relaxed - it all just ticked over perfectly and resulted in a great holiday. (more)Kate Macnab
Excellent - first big holiday with toddler, and she LOVED it! Very relaxing for us too... Lots of little things that had clearly been thought through to make your life as easy as possible. (more)Mahua Nandi
From €945 - €1155 per week
Baby & toddler friendly accommodation in Spain
Memorable parts? Taking our new baby in the sea! Also, having our first dinner on the terrace under the stars. Tips? This is a beautiful part of Spain, make sure you have enough time just enjoying the views and soaking up the atmosphere Local benefits? It certainly minimised its impact on the environment. I was surprised that all the employees at the Caserio were all English rather than Spanish. Overall rating? We were very well looked after and enjoyed the accommodation... (more)Rebecca Smith
From £650 - £1800 per week
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Most memorable was how perfect the accommodation was. Clean, warm, cheery, brilliantly laid out for wheelchair users. The whirlpool bath was fab, especially when using the eco friendly toiletries supplied. Scenery wonderful, something for everyone to enjoy. (more)Naomi Dunn
The welcoming, warmth of the owners and the cottage as we stepped in out of the cold. We loved the views offered from all sides. (more)Rahila Hussain
The most memorable part of our holiday was the peace & tranquility and the great hospitality from the owners... Absolutely fantastic and just what we needed. (more)Catherine Wilde
From £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Baby friendly family accommodation in France
Memorable parts? The atmosphere and being able to spend private quality time with my family Tips? Do not carry toys with you. They have more than you'll ever need. The cabins are fully equipped and a lot of thought was put in every detail. Travel light. Local benefits? Yes Overall rating? 9/10 (more)sari ziv
From €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Cyprus self catering accommodation in Kalavassos
Travelling across the green line to visit Ancient Salamis. Kalavassos is a good base to see the island. (more)Shabna Harridge
Great weather; great scenery. (more)Sally Keohane
Enjoyable, interesting, you get to know the culture, the habits, the history of the place. (more)Zahal Levy
From €48 - €120 per apartment per night
Glastonbury B & B accommodation, England
Visit to Chalice Well gardens was the most memorable part. (more)Steve Perkins
Most memorable was climbing Glastonbury Tor to watch the sunset! (more)Susan Brittain
From £40 - £50 per person per night
Sardinia beach hotel in Bari Sardo, Italy
An enjoyable trip that has left us keen to return to Sardinia in future to explore further. We enjoyed the scenery, which was spectacular along the coast and especially further inland. The beach was quiet and relaxing. Staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful, even though few spoke English. Meals in the hotel restaurant were nicely prepared and local in character. (more)Julian Ross
We had a late flight into Olbia and got lost on the last leg in the dark. We were worried that the hotel would be closed as it was so late, but when we finally arrived, we received such a warm welcome...One word - perfect! (more)Sarah Outram
Hotel staff were lovely and did there best to advise us on what to do and gave us regular weather updates. The food was good. A bit more variety at breakfast each day would be better though. (more)Marcus Booth
From €55 - €120 per double room per night
Family self catering cottages in Peak District
Fantastic! Most memorable was electric bike riding in the hills! (more)Kim Fisher
Excellent - one of the best self-catering places we've stayed at. Would be very happy to go back there. (more)Philippa Silver
From £385 - £620 per cottage per week (sleeps 5)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best holiday I have ever been on
4 stars
Some great stories to tell the grandchildren. Would recommend to a friend
3 stars
Very enjoyable
2 stars
It was OK
1 star
A bit disappointing really

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