Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

Welcome to Greentraveller's section on Family Friendly accommodation, for children and teenagers aged 5-15.

All of the places we feature have satisfied us that the owners are genuinely doing their bit to reduce their impact on the environment, see: How to tell if a hotel is green

The efforts of the owners of the places featured on greentraveller go much further than simply asking guests to put towels out for washing; many owners have invested in long-term energy saving technologies or developed their own ingenious methods for saving energy and water and dealing with waste in an environmentally friendly way.

Children collecting eggs at the Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

Higher Lank Farm, Cornwall, England

This B&B or self-catering farm holiday is most definitely for young families - you can only stay at this wonderful 500-year-old working farm if you have at least one child under 5. Expect a relaxing environment for parents, babies and toddlers.
from £715 for 4 nights, £935 for 7 nights B&B; from £...

Featured Family friendly (children aged 5-15)

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Elderflower Yurt, Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Secret Cloud House Holidays, Peak District

Luxurious, eco-friendly yurts set on a farm in the Staffordshire Moorlands with stunning views, wood fired hot tub, featherdown bedding, Egyptian cotton sheets, hamper of local food on arrival & hot solar powered showers in lovely log cabin washroom.
3 yurts sleeping 2/4

From £250

Brynich Farm cottages

Brynich Farm Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Powys, Wales, UK

Set in the heart of the Brecon Beacons, our converted 18th century farm buildings offer beautiful accommodation in four seperate cottages; sleeping a total of 20 guests we happily take dogs. We are sure you will enjoy this stunning setting.
10 rooms in 4 houses: 4 dbles, 2 twins, 3 bunks, 1 family

from £350

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Wern Watkin Bunkhouse, Brecon Beacons, Wales

More beautiful barn conversion than bunkhouse, Wern Watkin is the ultimate pad for groups of walkers, cyclists and families looking for adventure in the surrounding Brecon Beacons.
Sleeps 30 in 7 en-suite bedrooms.

Beds from £20 per night.

Upper Middle Road Farm

Upper Middle Road Farm B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Live the Good Life at Upper Middle Road Farm. Tucked into a green hillside between near Brecon is this old wheelwright's cottage where owners Karen and Danny offer pretty B&B rooms, organic gardening tips and delicious homemade Bara Brith on arrival
1 Double, 1 Twin

£66 per room per night

Upper Newton Farm living space

Upper Newton Farmhouse, Herefordshire

Visit this fantastic part-Jacobean farmhouse B&B with self-catering cottages on a working farm in rural Herefordshire, complete with 100 acres of arable and a suckler cow herd of Charolais cows.
B&B & 2 self-catering barns

From £40 per person, per night (based on a minimum of 2 nights in B&B). From £60 per night self-catering

Wheal Towan Lodge with the lush greenery surrounding it

Rosehill Lodges, Cornwall, England

On the beautiful Cornish coastline these luxury lodges are a great seaside retreat. Enjoy the cosy log burner, super king-size bed, outdoor drench shower, hot tub and dining al-fresco. Just a five minute walk to a sandy beach, bars and restaurant.
6, 2 bedroom and 4, 3 bedroom lodges. Beds adaptable.

From £386

Front of The Granary B&B, Talgarth,  Brecon

The Granary, Powys, Wales

The Granary is a luxury 5 star B&B situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park. The stunning scenery is a fab backdrop for outdoor activities, and the peaceful location makes it a perfect spot to appreciate the recently awarded "Dark Skies" status.
Two luxury double rooms and one twin, all with en suite

from £90 to include full breakfast

Tree house terrace, La Renardière, Normandy

Perché dans le Perche, Normandy, France

Retreat to the branches of a sublime treehouse at the top of an immense chestnut tree overlooking the valleys of Le Perche Natural Park, Normandy. Breakfast delivered in a picnic basket to your balcony. You won't want to come back down to earth.
A treehouse for 5 (1 dbl, bunks for 3), shower room, kitchen

2 pers/1 night including breakfast 160€. 2 pers./2nights including breakfst 290€. 10€ per child extra per night, 25€ p/extra adult per night. 7nights self catering with welcome basket for whole treehouse: 850€ low season, 950€ July & August

Eco Retreats, Powys, Wales

Way out west in the wilds of Wales, deep in the forest and miles from anywhere, find some peace and quiet in the sumptuous surroundings of these well-furnished tipis (and one yurt). Good for a romantic getaway or family holiday.
4 Tipees (sleep 4-5), 2 Yurts (sleeps 5-6)

Tipi- from £156 for 2 nights, Yurts - from £215 Extra nights £70.

Tipi camp perfect for memorable family holidays

Cornish Tipi Holidays, Cornwall, England

Not glamping, not tramping, just real camping made easy in a beautiful and private place. Sit round your own camp fire, fish and swim in the sparkling lake, drift through butterflies or run on the wild Atlantic beach.
34: 20 family tipis, 12 Couples tipis, 2 group tipis

from £18

The Grange

The Grange, Brecon, Powys

A grade II-listed 19th-century house only a windlass’ throw from the canal in the attractive market town of Brecon, the gateway to the west of Wales and endpoint for the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal.
8 doubles.

From £50 per night for two.

Damson Cottage

Alltybrain Farm Cottages Brecon Beacons Wales

Superb self-catering cottages for two and friendly, comfortable farmhouse bed and breakfast. Situated in peaceful farmland with extensive views of The Brecon Beacons and surrounding countryside.
B&B : 1 dbl, 1 twin, 1 family, 1 king; cottages sleep 2-4

from £40.

Rose Cottage's verdant rural location - truly green

Rose Cottage, Dutlas, Powys, Wales

Get away from it all in a charming, cosy cottage in Mid Wales: discover some of the country's most beautiful scenery, rich in wildlife and a real sense of escape - a true eco friendly cottage, but one that doesn't sacrifice any home comforts.
2: 1 double and 1 twin

Prices from £375.

The Blacksmith's House Frontage

The Blacksmith's House, Brockenhurst, New Forest

An unusual B&B in the heart of the New Forest National Park where you feel fully cared for but left in peace to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings. Excellent breakfast and baked goods on arrival, wonderful cosy atmosphere and home away from home.
4 double rooms (3 with extra single bed as well), 1 single

From £62

The Oak and Hazel Houses

Little White Alice, Carnmenellis, Cornwall

A newly built green complex of 6 luxury self catering holiday cottages and 2 arks in the heart of Cornwall. Self sufficient with wood burners, a natural swimming pool, nature reserve and 25 acres of land. Close to North and South coasts.
7 double, 5 twin/double, 2 Arks (2 adults and 2 children)

From £210

Luxury accommodation in England

Feather Down Farms at East Shilvinghampton, Dorset

Fantastically located on the south side of a valley that stretches from Portesham and Upwey, this luxury campsite provides acres of beautiful countryside as your playground. Also within easy walking distance of numerous beaches.
Room for up to 6: 1 double bed, 1 bunk bed, 1 cupboard bed

from £199.

Garden House eco barn at Cranmer Country Cottages

Cranmer Country Cottages, Norfolk, England

These award-winning self-catering converted barns are a great base from which to explorer the stunning north Norfolk coastline. All heating and water comes from the site's own renewable resources. Luxurious and green with tennis courts and pool.
5 twins/doubles 4 singles

Week - Coot Cottage sleep 2 + cot from £475.00, sleep 6 Avocet from £945.00, Sleep 6 luxury Garden House from £1020.00

eco lodge in Pembrokeshire

Ecolodge, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Wales' only 5 star activity centre built with sustainability in mind, Preseli is an excellent base for exploring the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Adventure by day and by night enjoy home cooked food, local tipples, and a bonfire under the stars
11 bedrooms, cosy doubles, twin rooms to group rooms for 4-8

From £42 including full Welsh cooked breakfast. Full board with home cooked meals available.

Balebarn ecolodge and the wildlife pond at Wheatland Farm

Wheatland Farm Eco Lodges and Cottage, Devon, England

Unwind amidst Devon’s beautiful countryside, knowing your stay helps protect rare orchids, owls and dormice. Relax in comfortable low-impact lodges or a cottage (has woodburner). Borrow bikes, fish the pond, or explore 21 acres managed for wildlife.
4 lodges (sleep 8,6,4,4) & 1 cottage (sleeps 4)

Prices from £205 per week . Short breaks also available.

Beautifully restored 18th Century Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast

Ty Newydd Farmhouse B&B, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Informal B&B in the Breacon Beacons National Park. Traditional Welsh, early 18th century, sympathetically renovated farmhouse with views of the Beacons and the Mon and Brec canal. Direct access to canal tow path for loads of walking/cycling.
4: 3 doubles, 1 twin

£65

Exterior shot of Asheston Eco Barns.

Asheston Eco Barns, Pembrokeshire, Wales

These luxurious 5-star eco barns, nestled away in a beautiful, peaceful and unspoilt part of Pembrokeshire, are perfect for a truly relaxing green self-catering holiday or short break.
Each eco barn has 2 or 3 bedrooms, mainly twins and doubles.

The eco barns each sleep a maximum of 4-7 people, and cost between £365 and £1365 per week. Short breaks for up to 4 nights stay are also available, costing from £300.

The entrance and car park at Cottage Lodge, New Forest

Cottage Lodge, The New Forest, England

Enjoy the natural beauty of the splendid New Forest from the comfort of the charming Cottage Lodge, a lovely bed and breakfast (all rooms en suite) in Brockenhurst, within easy walking distance of country pubs, shops, bike hire & the railway station.
12 doubles

£50 for single occupancy mid-week low season per room - £160 for double occupancy in four poster at weekends

The Old Coach House and its garden nestling in the Dyfi Valley Biosphere

The Old Coach House, Machynlleth, Mid-Wales

A 1 bed, self-catering holiday cottage in the peaceful Dyfi Valley and Snowdonia National Park. Ideal for walkers, cyclists and bird-watchers. Evening meals can be provided in the dining room in the main house with prior notice
The Old Coach House Self Catering 1 bedroom Cottage

from £90 per room per night

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Aberhyddnant Farm Cottages, Brecon, Powys, Wales

Two comfy cottages on a 220-acre working organic farm in the heart of the splendid Brecon Beacons National Park. There's fresh spring water, home produced organic meat and eggs. Great for walks and bike rides in outstanding countryside.
6 in 2 cottages 2 double, 3 twin 1 nursery

From £83 per night

West Cottage

Treshnish & Haunn Cottages, Isle of Mull, Scotland

8 award winning renovated stone cottages with wood burning stoves and luxurious bedrooms overlooking the open fields of a working farm managed for wildlife and ecology and the sea. Peaceful and relaxing with spectacular coastal walks.
9 doubles, 4 twins, 1 single, 3 extra/sofa beds.

Cottage from £320

Shatton Hall Farm view

Shatton Hall Farm Cottages, Peak District

Enjoy a rural idyll in an environmentally recognised farm cottage set in the glorious Peak District. Wild orchids thrive in the peaceful ancient woodland where you can cycle, walk or fish. A converted barn makes this a perfect venue for a wedding.
6: 3 doubles, 3 twins

From £515

Beautiful cottages in a superb location...

Wheeldon Trees Farm Holiday Cottages, Peak District

Choose from a range of beautiful cottages in a quiet, relaxed location amidst the Peak District's stunning scenery - at Wheeldon Trees every comfort is provided & the friendly hosts, Martin & Deborah will ensure your stay is everything you hope for.
9 cottages, 17 bedrooms, 10 bathroom, sleeps up to 30

From £132

Exterior of Beechenhill with big chickens enjoying the grounds

Beechenhill Farm, Peak District, England

A cottage and B&B in a truly beautiful place - an organic dairy farm looking south over a green wooded valley. Go for wonderful walks, discover villages and glorious views and return to bask in a wood-fired Swedish hot tub under the stars.
6: 2 doubles, 2 twin/doubles, 1 twin, 1 family

from £300/week

Tregulland Barn and Cottage on its impressive grounds

Tregulland Cottage and Barn, Cornwall, England

Luxury, sustainable accommodation, for groups of up to 22 people, in 16 acre grounds with its own fishing lake and the UK's first indoor freshwater pool. A stone’s throw from Cornwall’s best beaches, fishing villages and hidden gems.
11: 5 king can be twins, 3 s/king can be twin, 3 fixed queen

From £2230

Exterior of Old Rectory Barn

Old Rectory Barn, Brecon Beacons, Wales

A beautifully renovated 16th century barn providing one large property or two independent cottages. Stunning views and ideally situated for an active or relaxing holiday in this unique corner of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Stables sleep 4 people in 2 bedrooms. Loft sleeps 4-6 people

prices from: £280

Daisybank lodge in the Peak District

Hoe Grange Holidays, The Peak District, England

Four contemporary award winning log cabins on a working farm with stunning views of The Peak District's scenery – a real "home from home" with friendly hosts and everything you need for a relaxing, peaceful holiday. Excellent accessible facilities.
3 doubles, 4 double/twins, 2 twins

from £100

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Trelowarren, Cornwall, England

Luxury cottages set in the sustainably managed Trelowarren Estate with heating via a biomass boiler using wood from the estate, an ozone pool, tap water fed by the estate’s springs and delicious local foods served at an award winning restaurant.
6xDouble, 50xTwin/Double, 13xDouble Sofabed, 3xDouble Bunk

7 days Low Season range: £450 for 4-6 people, £950 for 8-10 people. High Season range: £1660 for 4-6 people to £2650 for 8-10 people

Classic room

Laticastelli Country Relais, Italy

Having been transformed from a 13th Century fortress, this fantastic Country Relais offers a truly traditional Italian experience within the wonderful Siena countryside.
28: 1 suite, 27 doubles

From €95

Combe House Hotel in Devon

Combe House Hotel, Devon, England

Discover an elegant Grade 1 Elizabethan Manor & Restaurant with beautiful gardens & panoramic views, set in 3,500 acres where Arabian horses roam freely. Voted the most Romantic Hotel in the UK – Conde Nast Johansens.
4 doubles, 9 king size doubles/ twins, 2 suites & 1 cottage

The Doubles & Twins are... £215 - £285, and the Suites & Cottage are £375 - £450. B/B full breakfast & VAT per room per night.

The grand Llansantffraed Court Hotel in Wales

Llansantffraed Court Hotel, Monmouthshire, Wales

A stunning Grade 2 listed country house, with plenty of history to explore, beautifully situated in the Usk Valley near to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Nestled amidst the serene landscaped countryside, complete with ornamental trout lake.
21 en suite bedrooms

from £177 per room per night, inclusive of full Welsh breakfast

Inglenook Cottage, West Burton, Wensleydale, Yorkshire Dales National Park

Cottage in the Dales, Yorkshire, England

18th century self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, perfect for a relaxing retreat. Explore the country lanes and unique serenity of Wensleydale.
1 cottage sleeps 4; 2 sleep 2 (+cot)

from £395

Lion Hotel

Lion Hotel, Mid Wales, Wales

A well-established, family run, friendly, country pub with B&B rooms in Mid Wales. A perfect base for walking, cycling and exploring the local area. Delicious home cooked food and real ales. Open all year.
3 rooms in total, a single and either 2 doubles or twins

£65

Maximum fun in the hammock

Mazzard Farm cottages, Devon

Enjoy luxury & sleek contemporary design safe in the knowledge that your self-catered holiday cottage is leading the way in sustainability. Perfect for families, with woodland and play areas, Mazzard Farm is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
6 cottages. Between them share 6 doubles, 6 twins and 1 bunk

Weekend / midweek £210 - £525; full week £350 - £1,395

Exterior of Llanilid Cottages with pretty flower boxes

Llanilid Holiday Cottages, Brecon Beacons, Wales

Four and five star converted barns in the heart of a splendid 220 acre organic farm. The perfect base for an activity packed holiday, exploring the Brecon Breacons National Park or a stress free mini-break.
3 doubles, 2 twins

Weekly prices normally range from £235 - £600 and short breaks from £190- £330.

HOW HILL WINDMILL HEART OF THE NORFOLK BOARDS

How Hill Windmill, Ludham, The Norfolk Broads, England.

Stay in a real Norfolk Windmill that once ground grain delivered by wherry boats on the River Ant. Beautiful, unspoilt, location with stunning views & adjoining a nature reserve. Sleeps up to 4 people. Mediaeval Norwich & the coast just a drive away
3 rooms with beds. 1 single. 1 double. 1 single/ converts

Weekly £375 to £575

Casal dei Fichi

Casal dei Fichi, Le Marche, Italy

A luxury apartment with a private garden in extensive grounds and gorgeous views of the countryside. Take a dip in the 15m solar heated swimming pool, help yourself to produce from the veg plot and orchard and fresh eggs from the free range chickens.
6 apartments -5 doubles + sofabeds & 1 twin or 1 emperor bed

Weekly rates - High (July and August) 950 euros. Standard (rest of the year) 820 euros

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B

Gwaenynog Farmhouse B&B, Powys, Wales

A beautiful farmhouse with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace, comfortable beds, wonderful showers & plentiful breakfasts. Enjoy mountain views and a variety of birds. A great place to relax, unwind and escape.
1 family, 1 double, 1 twin/superking, 1 single

From £32.50 per night

The beautiful Coach House retains its historic character. Photo © Catherine Mack

The Coach House, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Enjoy breathtaking views of the Welsh landscape from the unique Coach House at Mandinam, an ancient building retaining original features with all the comforts you'd expect. Savour the tasty breakfast, much of it homemade or from the working farm.
1 double or twin

£70 per night based on 2 sharing

Beili Helyg from South East with lush countryside and rolling hills

Beili Helyg Guest House, Brecon Beacons, Wales

In the secluded, rolling hills of the Brecon Beacons lies Beili Helyg, an 18th Century stone built farm house. Ideally located for both walking and cycling routes, the farm house also offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding moorlands.
2 double, 1 twin/ double with 1 single attached

From £76 per night

Church Farm Holiday Cottages

Church Farm Holiday Cottages, Alsop en-le Dale, Derby

Church farm Holiday Cottages are cosy, well-equipped, eco-friendly cottages which have been award the Environmental Quality Mark. Situated at the head of a beautiful, quiet dale. Walk from the door on to numerous trails & footpaths.
2 Cottages Pinster Cottage Sleeps 3 Winnets Cottage Sleeps 4

From £380

Plum Tree Cottage (sleeps 6) sitting room

East View Farm Holiday Cottages, Norfolk, England

A duo of luxury award-winning holiday cottages close to the Norfolk Broads National Park and set within 10 acres of peaceful grounds. Impressive eco credentials include a wind turbine, private borehole and plenty of opportunities for walkers/cyclists
4 twins/doubles - every bedroom has its own ensuite.

prices from £295

The Owl Barn Retreat

Owl Barn Retreat, Powys, Wales

Owl Barn, a cottage offering a stunning, pet-friendly rural retreat, surrounded by rolling fields and wildlife. 1 mile from the pretty village of Llanrhaeadr ym Mochnant in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains, perfect spot to relax or be active.
Lounge, kitchen, wetroom, double bedroom, twin bedroom

from £100

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales: summer

The Start, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales

Riverside bed & breakfast set in a quiet location on the banks of the river Wye. Ideal base for walking, cycling and browsing the many book shops of Hay-on-Wye. Large garden with off-road parking, cycle lockup, drying facilities and flasks filled!
2 doubles, 1 twin

from £80 per night

Gwel an Mor

Gwel an Mor, Portreath, Cornwall

A fabulous gathering of self-catering eco lodges above a beautiful beach in Cornwall, full service with a spa, indoor pool, wildlife centre and restaurant. Perfect for all the family and fully accessible. Like a five star hotel but without the price.
Over 80 self contained chalets and residences

From £599 for low season short break From £1039 for mid season short break From£1909 for peak season short break Prices for Residence 3 Bed in 2016

The Hotel is surrounded by rolling mature parkland and gardens

Gleneagles Hotel, Perthshire, Scotland

Set within the gentle beauty of 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, this five star Leading Hotel of the World is home to three championship golf courses, a sparkling, award-winning spa and an exhilarating array of outdoor activities.
232 bedrooms, including 26 suites

Prices start from from £335 (1st May-30th September 2013), from £285 (October 2013 & April 2014), from £235 (1st Nov 2013 - 31st March 2014), based on two people sharing a Classic room, other room rates are avaialable on request.

Latest reviewed accommodation

"Hoe Grange is an inspiring place, where traditional Peak District farming rubs shoulders with cutting-edge green technology."

Reviewed by: Florence Fortnam