Have a great time with all your crew on your ideal family friendly trip

When the holiday season comes into view, we all start to think about taking the whole family to those sun-soaked beaches or pristine ski slopes. And then we start wondering where to go, and what to do when we get there. Here we explore lots of great destinations here in the UK, as well as in Europe and further afield in the USA and Asia, plus inspiration for baby, toddler, child and pet friendly holidays that everyone in your family will remember for years to come.

Browse by subcategory

Top articles to find best family and pet friendly holidays

Things to do when you’re stuck at home: Indoor activities for the whole family

Family holiday ideas

Lift spirits on lockdown with family fun and games you can enjoy together at home.

Inspired ideas for cheap family holidays

Family holiday ideas

Need a family holiday but don't have a huge budget?

Explore everything the UK has to offer on a family holiday

Family holiday ideas

A UK family holiday is just what you need if you want to get away but don’t have the time or inclination to get on a plane.

Explore the UK's favourite family-friendly destinations for 2020

Holiday news & trends

If you're looking to take a family trip around the United Kingdom, why not start with the top UK family holiday destinations as decided by voters who are experienced travellers all over the country? In a recent survey, respondents decided that Keswick, Cumbria, Bournemouth, Dorset, and Edinburgh, Scotland, are the best family holiday destinations in the UK for rural, seaside and urban travel, respectively.

Explore the best rural family getaways in the UK


If you prefer a back-to-basics family holiday in the United Kingdom’s glorious countryside, you have plenty to choose from. Boasting rural destinations like Bakewell in Derbyshire Dales and the charming seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire, there’s something for every traveller in the UK. Discover the top spots for rural getaways in the UK and plan your next family trip.

Discover UK adventure on the best city breaks with kids


From London to Birmingham, Edinburgh and Liverpool, some of the best locations for city breaks with the kids can be found across the United Kingdom. Here you can see museums, take rides on sky wheels, look at planetariums and see live entertainment. It's everything you could want in a holiday experience for the family all within a few hours' drive.

Seek the sun and sand with family beach holidays in the UK


From the kid-friendly amusements in Brighton to the historic wonders of Bournemouth to adventures in Sennen Cove, the United Kingdom offers endless beach fun in its coastal resort areas. Whether you want to relax on the sand or spend your time exploring the unique attractions, you’ll find no shortage of wonderful family beaches in the UK to plan your next trip with the kids.

Get more out of family time with free child place holidays

Holidays with kids

Family holidays are for bonding and piling on the fun, especially if children go free. Whether you’re looking to hang out by the pool or get stuck into some action and adventure, our holiday lettings can provide the perfect launchpad for a family holiday. Popular spots with families, especially if you’re after some much-needed sunshine, include Cyprus, Turkey and Spain.

How to have the most fun on your large family holidays

Family holiday ideas

Planning a family holiday when you’ve got several kids and relatives in tow can present its own challenges! Renting a spacious property means you can all be together and yet still have your own space, and the freedom to come and go as you please. Take a look at our ideas for visiting a great range of destinations from Yorkshire and Dorset to low-cost trips to Spain and Florida.

Family summer holidays that take you where you want to go

Seasonal holidays

Those summer holidays come around just once a year and that family break is a very special thing, So if you’ve run out of ideas for your next whirlwind adventure, let us inspire you with our range of global holiday rentals that will make you feel right at home, from Europe to North America.

Find your home-away-from-home on a family holiday in Europe


Europe is an idyllic place for a family holiday, and you’ll always be able to find something to suit everyone. Maybe you’re a family of culture vultures, in which case a city break could be on the cards, while if you find excitement up the side of a mountain, our holiday lettings in the Alps are the way to go. And don’t forget those family breaks to the beaches of Spain, Greece and Portugal, plus the trip of lifetime to Disneyland Paris.

Enjoy your holiday with your furry friend

Pet friendly holidays

Your dog is your best friend, so why leave your canine chum at home when you can head off on a trip together? There are lots of dog friendly rentals in the UK and abroad, so you can take your four-legged companion along with you wherever you go. Here, we take a look at Wales, Scotland and Staffordshire, as well as France and Switzerland.

Destination ideas and top tips on the best holidays for toddlers

Holidays with kids

Want to get away from it all with your toddler but need some inspiration? Check out our ideas for the best destinations for holidays with toddlers, from short breaks in the charming Isle of Wight to European holidays in Cyprus, Lanzarote and Portugal. Or perhaps a long-haul escape to Mauritius might be more up your street?

Get some inspiration for a succesful family holiday abroad


Heading abroad for your family break? Our guide will give you some ideas on the best family holidays abroad. Whether you want to keep it simple and stick to a European break, or branch out and head off on a long haul trip, take a look at our suggestions for France, Crete and the Algarve, plus Mexico, Florida and Singapore.

Inspired ideas and tips for the best family holiday destinations


This handy guide will give you great ideas for fun family holidays, from local escapes to far-flung breaks. So if you’re looking for inspiration for family holidays and aren’t sure whether to stay at home or go further afield, we've got a few destination suggestions to whet your appetite, including London, Lapland, Portugal and Florida.

Cheap family holidays in the UK

Family holiday ideas

Life can be hectic for a family, which is why a holiday is the perfect opportunity to leave the cares of work and school behind and find a place to get away from it all. Here are some top picks for a family holiday in the UK that won't break the bank. Take a look at some top spots like Bournemouth, Llandudno and the English Riviera, as well as the Lake District and Wales.

All aboard the good ship Britannia for kids' holidays in the UK

Holidays with kids

If you want to take your kids on holiday somewhere in the UK, you'll have plenty of terrific holiday spots to choose from, whether you're looking for a lively resort with kids’ activities, or somewhere in the countryside to introduce them to the great outdoors. Why not check out Cornwall or Northumberland, or maybe anywhere with a castle and a theme park?

Inspired last minute family holidays in the UK and beyond

Family holiday ideas

Finding a last minute family holiday needn’t be a time-consuming chore. Our ideas for holiday rentals will put the family first in top spots such as the Lake District, the Peak District, and the stunning Devon and Cornish coasts, as well as further afield on the beaches of Spain and the Greek islands.

Luxury family holidays in Europe and beyond

Family holiday ideas

If you’re thinking of heading to the beautiful beaches of Portugal or Greece, or want to take a look at more exotic destinations like Dubai or the Caribbean, our guide has got you covered. Check out our great suggestions for top-quality family escapes in some of the world's most glamorous places.

Top picks for UK luxury family holidays

Family holiday ideas

Whether you're planning a week-long getaway or a luxury family weekend break, you'll be spoilt for choice with our top tips and destinations. Take a look at these great spots in UK locations such as the New Forest, the Lake District, Wales, Scotland and London for your next family escape.

Pet friendly accommodation for all occasions

Pet friendly holidays

Looking for pet friendly places, or trying to find a last-minute trip or a weekend break that's perfect for you and your furry friend? Whether you're planning a city break or a walking holiday, our ideas for great pet friendly lodgings are sure to have tails wagging. Check out our suggestions for top spots like Bournemouth, the Lake District, Wales and Scotland.

Pet friendly holiday houses for rent in the UK and beyond

Pet friendly holidays

From charming cottages in the Welsh countryside to modern city apartments throughout Europe, these destinations for pet friendly rentals have it all. So whether you're heading out to the beach with the pooch or bringing your furry friend on a walking holiday through a national park, you'll be sure to find perfect pet friendly holiday homes wherever you end up.

Cue the fun and adventure on your family holiday

Family holiday ideas

As the children grow older, they might just want more of a rush than the usual beach holiday and tourist attractions can provide. And so might you! For the thrill-seeking family, there are plenty of adventure holiday options, from spotting leopards in the Zambian bush to hiking glaciers in Iceland, as well as home-grown escapades in places like Wales and the Yorkshire Dales.

Enjoy kids go free holidays

Holidays with kids

Give your wallet a break and check out this guide to some of the most popular destinations when it comes to smart deals for holidays with your kids. We look at Spain (including the Balearic Islands), the Algarve, Greece and Florida, so you’ll have a smile on your face before you even board the plane.

Aim for maximum fun on your kid friendly holiday

Holidays with kids

Whether it's a holiday home close to the fun and games of a beach resort or a far-flung adventure in an exotic culture, a kid friendly holiday will keep the whole family purring. Whichever type of holiday you choose, from bucket-and-spade beach breaks in the UK to theme-park hopping in Florida, factoring in activities that will keep the young ones occupied all day long is the way to go.

Child friendly holidays everyone in the family will enjoy

Holidays with kids

There’s only so many museums and meals out that kids can take, so why not look at these suggestions for a child friendly holiday that everyone can enjoy? From the ultimate children’s paradise in the USA to fun in our own capital city, we've got child friendly holidays to keep everyone in the family happy, from London and Northern Ireland to Orlando and the Kennedy Space Centre.

Inspired ideas for cheap family holidays

Family holiday ideas

Need a family holiday but don't have a huge budget? Our guide will give you some inspiration for a cheap family holiday and will help you plan a relaxing break, without worrying about the cost. Check out our destinations at home, such as Yorkshire and Pembrokeshire, but a plane ride to Tenerife, Bulgaria or Marrakech need not cost the earth either.

Toddler friendly holidays in the UK and beyond

Holidays with kids

From top international destinations to family-orientated spots throughout the UK, we've got plenty of great options for toddler friendly holidays. So whether you're looking for a quick weekend away or a longer escape for some R&R, you'll find loads of great choices for toddler friendly holidays in the UK and abroad. Check out our great destinations for some inspiration.