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The Best Host Unusual Stays For Kids (Big Kids Included!)

11 December 2020

Childhood is a magical time, filled with freedom, adventure, and fairytales. 

So, when you take the kids on holiday, it’s got to be somewhere they can truly let their imaginations run wild and free.

That’s why we’ve rounded up some of our favourite child-friendly stays, packed with features to stir all that fun and carefree creativity… perfect for big and little kids alike!

We’re talking forest treehouses straight from the pages of a storybook, lodges with inbuilt slides, charmingly converted vehicles of just about every description, and even the occasional hobbit house thrown in.
Author: Nina Jervis
Main Image: Red Alert Fire Truck | Lake District

West Lexham Treehouses and Glamping

Nr. Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England
Discover the natural magic of West Lexham, an enchanting holistic eco-retreat venue rich in nature, offering fairytale treehouses, bell tents, wild swimming, and a range of wellness workshops.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6 per unit
From
£100 / night

Pinewood Park

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Family-friendly wild west-themed holiday park with a range of quirky accommodation just 2 miles from the centre of Scarborough.
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps:
From
£12.50 pppn

The Railway Carriage at Lavender Hill

Williton, Somerset, England
With an idyllic trackside location on the West Somerset Steam Railway, the Railway Carriage is the perfect escape for children, trainspotters, and everyone in between!
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£395 short brk

The Ceridwen Centre

Llandysul, Carmarthenshire, Wales
If you like the sound of unique accommodation on an eco-friendly, organic farm, plus the chance to try more activities than you can shake a stick at, you'll love the Ceridwen Centre!
Bedrooms: varies
Sleeps: 2-50
From
£85 / night

The Old Station Allerston

Pickering, North Yorkshire, England
Live the first-class life at The Old Station, where three stunning railway carriages await at the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors.
Bedrooms: 2-3 per carriage
Sleeps: up to 6 per carriage
From
£564 /week

Blackberry Wood

Streat, Sussex, England
You may think you know glamping, but you haven't seen anything like Blackberry Wood - the only place a helicopter, a London bus, a cabin and a caravan sit in the shadow of fairytale treehouses.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£45 / night

Forest Holidays Strathyre

Strathyre, Perthshire, Scotland
If your holiday wish list includes breath-taking scenery, luxury accommodation and a range of bespoke indulgences for that perfect escape, Forest Holidays at Strathyre is sure to tick every box.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£345 (3/4 nts)

The Oakey Koakey Treehouse

Ticehurst, East Sussex, England
Get set for family fun, fresh adventure and relaxing woodland seclusion at The Oakey Koakey Treehouse, just an hour away from London.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£175 / night

Bob's Lodge

Upper Tysoe, Warwickshire, England
A sumptuous and spacious wood-crafted holiday home with a geodome & hot tub, nestled on a working farm in the scenic Cotswolds.
Bedrooms: 3
Sleeps: 6
From
£335 / night

Melin Mabes

Templeton, Pembrokeshire, Wales
A Pembrokeshire Amazing Space that combines timeless home comfort with interstellar accommodation that's out of this world!
Bedrooms: Open plan
Sleeps: 2 (Mabel) 4 (Spodnic)
From
£100 / night (Mabel)

Oastbrook Estate Hideaway

Bodiam, Sussex, England
A luxuriously cheery, lovingly crafted woodland escape complete with hot tub, dreamily nestled in the heart of rural Sussex.
Bedrooms: 2
Sleeps: 4
From
£1,638 (7nts)

Hideaway Camping

Okehampton, Devon, England
Hideaway Camping offers eclectic family accommodation and soothing therapies, on a friendly campsite secluded amongst enchanting Devon woodland.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-5 per unit
From
£65 /night

Woodcutter's Cottage

Beckley, East Sussex, England
A fairytale retreat with woodfired hot tub that's perfect for wildlife watching, deliciously secluded amongst unspoilt Sussex woodland.
Bedrooms: 1
Sleeps: 2 (+2)
From
£310 (2nts)

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