From the Isle of Wight to the Lake District, discover the very best locations for family lodges with hot tubs - ideal for a splendid staycation.
When it comes to family holidays, picking the right spot can sometimes be hard. Finding a location and child-friendly cottage with something for everyone to enjoy can be tricky. Luckily, we know all the very best UK spots, perfect for a spectacular family staycation.
From Northumberland to the Isle of Wight, and everywhere in between, the UK is bursting with national parks and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty to explore. From hiking and biking to magical castles and action-packed adventure parks, activities abound. The ideal opportunity for blowing off some steam and having some fun all together.
Once you’re finished with a long day of exploring, return home to your family-friendly holiday cottage complete with a private hot tub and soak your tired feet. The perfect spot for early morning splashes, unwinding after lunch and, come nightfall, gazing at the stars. Opting for a cottage with a private hot tub will certainly take your family holiday to the next level.
Tacolneston, near Wymondham
From the wilderness of Northumberland to the soft shores of the Isle of Wight we know all the very best family-friendly holiday spots in the UK for a heavenly hot tub break. From secluded log cabins to fun-filled holiday parks with swimming pools, some of our hot tub cottages are even pet-friendly to boot. Meaning that everyone’s favourite furry friend doesn’t have to miss out on the holiday fun.
Best for: Easy-going adventures
When it comes to family holidays, the Peak District is always a great choice. Combine the endless charm of the area with a stay in a luxury holiday cottage complete with an outdoor hot tub and you’ve found the secret ingredient for a getaway that all the family will love.
Best for: Seaside lovers
If you and your family do like to be beside the seaside, then Isle of Wight is the perfect hot tub holiday spot for you. Boasting some of the UK’s most gorgeous beaches, as well as plenty of local wildlife and pretty coastal walks, this is truly a top choice for a relaxed seaside staycation.
Best for: A ‘reet good’ staycation
Birthplace of the famous tea, terrier and pudding, there’s much more to Yorkshire than may initially meet the eye. Although all the parts of this vast county are lovely, North Yorkshire is particularly special. The gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the region is brimming with bucolic stone villages, rolling countryside views and, of course, famously hospitable local folk.
Best for: Poem-worthy views
The spiritual home of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and countless other romantics, the Lake District is imbued with a special charm all of its own. From relaxing rambles to boat trips across the water, followed by afternoons spent visiting the area’s numerous snug child and dog-friendly pubs, we couldn’t think of a more idyllic spot for your next family adventure.
Best for: A spot of seclusion
Home to some of the best night skies in the country, we couldn’t think of a better hot tub holiday spot than Northumberland. Relax amidst the bubbles with your loved ones, gazing up at the star-spangled sky - heaven!
There’s one thing for certain: the UK is not at all lacking when it comes to the hiking department. Bursting at the seams with a vast network of hiking trails, you’ll be spoilt for choice when planning your next family stroll.
Location: Peak District
Walk length: 1.7 miles
Winding its way past boulders, trees and alongside a little stream, the Padley Gorge Walk is the perfect adventure for all the family. Adults will enjoy the history and beautiful scenery, while the kids will love the endless spots for playing and splashing in the stream.
Location: Isle of Wight
Walk length: Two miles
Combine a beach day with a relaxed hike between two of the island’s award-winning bays. Beginning next to the pier in Sandown, the Sandown to Shanklin Walk takes you along the sands, with some lovely views from cliffs. When you’re done, you can refresh with a cuppa at the quaint Old Thatch Teashop.
Location: North Yorkshire
Walk length: One mile
Escape to the forest with the easy-going River Valley Route in Skipton Woods. This route takes you from town, via a canal towpath, and is accessible even with buggies and pushchairs. Once you’re done with the walk, a look around the historic market town of Skipton is a must.
Location: Lake District
Walk length: 2.4 miles
The ideal route for a warm day, the hike up to Buckstones Jump, Rydal passes plenty of waterfalls and pools to paddle in, as well as rocks to jump off and explore around. Once you arrive in Rydal, you’ll find a little pebble beach area with grass on the other side - the perfect spot for a family picnic.
Walk length: 2.25 miles
Set in a quieter part of the scenic Kielder Forest, older kids will absolutely love the fascinating Belling & Wave Chamber hike (the path isn’t suitable for buggies or tiny little legs). Enjoy incredible views over Kielder Water from the Belling Peninsula, before marvelling at the Wave Chamber - a small stone dwelling in which sound and light are projected from the surface of the water.