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The top family-friendly hotels in the UK – revealed

Plan your staycation now as the AA reveals the counties with most family-friendly hotels

Did you know that London, Devon, North Yorkshire, Cumbria and Gloucestershire are top destinations for family staycations?

With more UK families than ever before expected to plan a staycation in 2020, AA Hotel & Hospitality Services has today revealed the UK hotspots for family friendly AA-rated hotels, while also recommending its top hotels for families.

Devon comes up for family-friendly hotels

Devon is the county with the most family-friendly hotels outside of London, with 25 hotels offering family-friendly facilities and services such as baby-sitting or listening services (44%), cots (96%), highchairs (96%), children’s menus or portions (96%) and beyond.

North Yorkshire and Cumbria come joint second with 18 hotels each offering family facilities. In North Yorkshire, 100% of family-friendly hotels offer highchairs, while 94% offer cots and child-friendly menus or portions. Meanwhile, at Cumbria’s family-friendly hotels 67% offer highchairs, cots or child-friendly menus.

Completing the top five, Gloucestershire has 16 child-friendly hotels, 88% of which offer highchairs, cots, and child-friendly menus, and 19% of which offer babysitting or listening to give parents a night off.

The top 10 counties

London (26 rated hotels with family-friendly facilities)
Devon (25)
Cumbria (18)
North Yorkshire (18)
Gloucestershire (16)
Hampshire (15)
Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (14)
Suffolk (13)
Cheshire (12)
Norfolk (11)

The most family-friendly hotels – named

Fifteen hotels have been revealed (in no particular order) as the most family-friendly in the country, offering the full suite of family-friendly services measured by the AA.

The Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, Wales
Bovey Castle, Newton Abbott, Devon
Calcot, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Chewton Glen, New Milton, Hampshire
The Fish, Broadway, Worcestershire
Trefeddian Hotel, Gwynedd, Wales
Bedruthan Hotel and Spa, Mawgan Porth, Cornwall
The Grove, Hertfordshire
Stoke Park, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire
Rockliffe Hall, Darlington, County Durham
The Gleneagles Hotel, Perth & Kinross, Scotland
The Vale Resort, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Four Seasons Hotel Hampshire
Luxury Family Hotels: Moonfleet Manor Hotel (Dorset)/Woolley Grange Hotel (Wiltshire)/The Ickworth (Suffolk)/Fowey Hall (Cornwall)

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, said:

There are a huge variety of hotels suited to families in the UK, with over 400 establishments offering child-friendly facilities. From the heights of the Highlands, to the coasts of Cornwall, there are hotels to suit all tastes, and we hope many more families will enjoy discovering the incredible hospitality of the UK’s hotels in 2020 and beyond.”

Discover more family-friendly hotels on Rated Trips.