Baby friendly vacations and tours, 2014 and 2015

Whether you are after quaint self-catering options in Europe or a pre-arranged adventure somewhere far-flung, we offer 109 baby-friendly vacations. Each of our baby-friendly vacations offers something unique – from sandpits, paddling pools and games to animal feeding, egg collecting, olive picking or pizza, pasta, and ice cream making. Our vacations are run by people who care about ensuring you have the best experience possible.
Algarve vacation accommodation
Enchanting manor in a 6 hectare rural estate close to beach, from €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
Transylvania vacation accommodation
Stay at a Count's guesthouse, from €36 - €49 per person per night
Luxury Greek Island vacation
Private country estate by the sea on Greek island of Ithaca, from €2495 - €4950 per week (sleeps 4-6)
Family adventure vacation to Turkey
Centre based activities, from US $925 - US $1100 (8 days) ex flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
Two traditional Spanish cave houses, from £400 - £600 per week
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France
Beautifully located gite in the Mercantour, France, from £406 (7 days) per accommodation per week
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Perfect Loire Valley country cottage for two, from €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
baby friendly family accommodation in France
Family Friendly Loire Valley self-catering vacation cottages, from €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Pembrokeshire vacation, eco barn accommodation in Wales
Stay at an unspoilt corner of Pembrokeshire, from £600 - £1365 per accommodation per week
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
Liguria vacation accommodation, self catering apartments
Stay in a restored medieval village, from €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm, England
Farmstay in the heart of Devon, from £30 - £45 per person per night
Northumberland self catering accommodation, England
Self catering farmstay, from £300 - £600 per cottage per week (sleeps 6)
New South Wales organic farmstay nr Sydney, Australia
Learn bygone craft making techniques, from AU $140 - AU $200 per couple per night
Poitou-Charente hotel
Stay in a 3-star manor house in France, from €75 - €155 per room per night
Loch Lomond bed & breakfast accommodation, Scotland
Enjoy a friendly Scottish welcome and peaceful comfort, from £64 - £70 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Yurt vacation accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Yurts in beach setting, from €945 - €1155 per week
Sunshine Coast Hinterland retreat in Queensland, Australia
Discover relaxing natural therapies in Australia, from AU $120 per room per night (sleeps 2)
Granada guest house accommodation, Spain
Off-grid hotel in spectacular unspoilt rural Spain, from €54 - €105 per room per night
Lanzarote luxury farmhouse accommodation, Canary Islands
Converted farm building in beach setting with private pool, from €1995 - €2345 per accommodation per week
Portugal Yurt vacations
Luxurious yurts in a magical and secluded location, from £65 per couple per night
Kinross hotel in Perthshire, Scotland
Hotel in Perthshire with golf, sauna, pool & curling rink, from £43 per person per night
Aberystwyth caravan park, Wales
4* self catering vacation park accommodation, from £130 - £520 per accommodation per week
Kerala heritage accommodation, India
Beautiful 120 year old house in Kerala, from £40 - £50 per room per night
Scotland seaside vacation cottage, Fife
Beach front vacation house located on Fife coast, from £547 - £695 per accommodation per week
Ireland self catering eco cabins
Natural treatments in breathtaking surroundings in Ireland., from €450 - €750 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Peak District self catering log cabins, England
Self-catering log cabins in the Derbyshire Peak District, from £475 - £940 per cabin per week (sleeps 4-6)
Gold Coast hinterland accommodation, QLD, Australia
Retreat accommodation in Queensland, from US $75 - US $180 per person per night
Snowdonia Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Wales
Carbon Neutral 1883 guesthouse 700ft up in Snowdonia, from £40 per person per night
Clare Island accommodation in Ireland
Eco-friendly retreat centre located on an Island off the West coast of Ireland, from €65 per person per night

388 reviews for Baby friendly vacations4 star overall rating

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Transylvania vacation accommodation
We had an amazing time and will be returning. It was the perfect place... (more)martin davis
An unforgettable vacation in a remote region of Europe. (more)Gerhard Loupal
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
From €36 - €49 per person per night
Algarve vacation accommodation
Great place, great people!... also perfect place to be with kids! (more)Monika Wolkers
We had a lovely time!...The accommodation is faultless and very beautiful and the hosts are welcoming and friendly. (more)Tracey Smith
The most memorable part was the location - so tranquil and perfect hosts. (more)Rachel Turner
From €40 - €190 per accommodation per night
West Devon accommodation, B&B on organic farm, England
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 vacation 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 £30 - £45 per person 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
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 vacation. 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
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 guest house 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 vacation: 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 vacation cottages in Andalucia, Spain
Great. Beautiful place. V. Quiet and peaceful. Visit the Alhambra late afternoon for fewer crowds (more)Nicola Goddard
This is a really beautiful part of Spain as its all hills and valleys...visiting the Alhambra was the most memorable part of the vacation. (more)kay scoresby
The beautiful views from the apartment and balcony were most memorable. An excellent family vacation in a beautiful location. (more)Sara Morris
From €95 - €130 per house per night
Loire Valley self catering farm cottage, France
Five stars for getting the right amount of things done & rest. The countryside is beautiful, the gite and courtyard were lovely, the hosts wonderful and the chateaux have to be seen at least once in a lifetime. (more)Ilinca Anghelescu
It was the perfect family vacation with a 15 month old. With 3 separate cottages all surrounding one courtyard, it provides the perfect place for a shared family vacation, but still giving you your own space to retreat to! (more)Becky Reid
Despite some inclement weather on a few days, it was one of the best vacations we have ever had. We didn't want to leave. We would love to get back in the near future. (more)Valerie Guihen
From €550 - €650 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-4)
Luxury yurt accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
It is a wonderful place for a family vacation 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)
Accommodation in the Mercantour, France
It is the best vacation we’ve had in France and that's from a perspective of over 40 years vacationing 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 vacations. (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 week
Cyprus self catering accommodation in Kalavassos
Traveling 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
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
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)
Luxury Greek Island vacation
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 vacation! 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)
baby friendly family accommodation in France
Amazing. A lovely cottage with lovely owners who couldn't do enough to help. We received a lovely warm welcome. The cottage was immaculate. Everything had been thought of. (more)Kathryn Rawlinson
The cabins are fully equipped and a lot of thought was put in every detail...The atmosphere and being able to spend private quality time with my family was the best part of the vacation. (more)sari ziv
From €550 - €850 per cottage per week (sleeps 2-6)
Family adventure vacation to Turkey
Memorable parts? Day spent gorge walking, then tubing followed by a quick tour of the ancient sites at Patara then a beer and a swim at Patara beach - it doesn't get much better! Tips? You need water shoes to navigate the rocky beaches and particularly if you want to go to Saklikent gorge, which you should. Local benefits? I think the vacation was as responsible as it could be given that any human contact with these ancient sites and natural environments are damaging. I liked... (more)Sally McEnallay
From US $925 - US $1100 excluding flights
Cave accommodation in Andalucia, Spain
WONDERFUL. Out first three generation family vacation 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
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
Yurt vacation accommodation in Lanzarote, Canary Islands
The most memorable part was watching my daughter see the stars for the first time! Zero light pollution! Also, I was so surprised by how much there was to do on the island. Nice to wake up each day and know it was going to be sunny and dry! (more)Angellique Sunter
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 vacation. (more)Kate Macnab
From €945 - €1155 per week
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)
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
Pembrokeshire vacation, eco 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
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
Snowdonia Bed and Breakfast accommodation, Wales
The most memorable part was the amazing scenery, it was breathtaking. (more)Rachel Wells
Excellent for walks, great hosts, beautiful views and peacefulness. (more)Ben Alcott
The hospitality in the lodge was excellent. (more)Siddhartha Majumder
From £40 per person per night
Liguria vacation accommodation, self catering apartments
It was just a lovely place. In practical terms our abode was very spacious, comfortably cool and well equipped - very relaxing and with lovely views of the valleys. The staff were very friendly and helpful. (more)Mike Bloom
Loved our vacation. A nice relaxing end to a busy stay away. (more)Louise Doyle
It's the most fantastic place. I would recommend wholeheartedly but see my reservations above. (more)Frances Henderson
From €390 - €1200 per apartment per week (sleeps 2-6)
Hotel and Spa in Austria
Memorable parts? Really friendly family-run hotel. Fantastic food and spa treatments. Felt they made an extra special effort with us being one of the few English speaking guests. Great location with our balcony looking out onto the alps and a few minutes walk from the hotel puts you in beautiful Alpine meadows. Local benefits? Good recycling facilities in the room, lots of local produce used in the restaurant and bikes were available in the hotel for local green travel. The manageress... (more)Heather Waghorn
From €68 - €121 per room per night
Isle of Islay self catering accommodation
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)
Portugal Yurt vacations
For us a 10 out of 10. Marvellous hosts. Unique quiet setting. Wonderful homemade food. (more)Luca Bosatta
This vacation was excellent; it is a great way to unwind and enjoy the beautiful countryside in Portugal and to get to know the friendly locals (more)amanda Law
The most memorable part was being surrounded by nature, beautiful rivers, great people - the Portuguese and the yurt owners...The perfect vacation (more)Emma Scott-Boon
From £65 per couple per night
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 vacation 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)

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5 stars
I am reborn! Simply the best vacation 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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