Toddler friendly holidays in the UK and beyond

Whether you're looking for a quick weekend away or a longer escape for some much-needed rest and relaxation, you'll find loads of great choices for toddler friendly holidays in the UK and beyond. Check out these winning destinations and get inspired for your next trip.

Gear up for toddler holidays throughout the UK

With cosy countryside holiday cottages and modern holiday rentals near the country's most popular family attractions, you won't have any trouble finding toddler friendly holiday lettings just a hop, skip and a jump from home.

Excellent ideas for holidays in England

Always a popular pick for families, Alton Towers boasts rides and attractions for visitors young and old alike. With plenty of great holiday homes nearby offering spacious bedrooms, full kitchens and toddler-ready beds, you won't waste any time getting to the park. Be sure to check out the park's whimsical CBeebies Land, where toddlers will find rides and entertainment based on the beloved children's television channel. Meanwhile, older kids will enjoy the park's numerous roller coasters, ropes course and more.

Top picks for toddler holidays in Wales

If you'd rather get away from it all, the secluded countryside in western Wales is just the ticket. Book a holiday rental near Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and check out the ample walking trails along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, which offers stunning views and plenty of opportunities for scenic family picnics. Cosy holiday cottages in the area's charming fishing villages offer easy access to the region's sandy coastline, where visitors of all ages can enjoy splashing, sunbathing and sandcastle building along the Irish Sea.

Breaks with toddlers in Spain

Looking to get a bit farther afield? You're in luck – toddler holidays abroad are a breeze in these excellent, family-friendly locales in sunny Spain. From beaches and pools to picturesque sights and attractions, these destinations have plenty to enjoy for the young and the not-so-young.

Kid-friendly locales in the Costa Brava

Located in northeastern Spain, the Costa Brava boasts plenty of sunshine and superb beaches along the Mediterranean Sea. Holiday homes and villa rentals here offer plenty of space for families looking to stretch out a bit, while sights like the Marimurtra Botanical Gardens and Xatrac La Casa del Mar are a hit with visitors of all ages. Take a family stroll along a stretch of the Camino de Ronda trail, which spans more than 120 miles along the region and offers stunning sea views and varied terrain.

Great escapes with toddlers in Majorca

Another great destination for travellers with young kids, Majorca – the largest of Spain's Balearic Islands – boasts sandy beaches and quiet, family-friendly areas tucked away from the buzzing nightlife. You'll find all manner of holiday accommodation on the island, from cosy bungalows to modern houses, and plenty of dining options that cater to a wide variety of tastes. Plenty of the holiday lettings here have private pools, where you and your little ones can splash to your hearts' content, or head to one of the island's many beaches for some seaside fun in the sun.

Unbeatable options for toddler holidays in Italy

If it's beaches you're after, look no further than Italy. This breathtaking, historic country boasts seaside locales for all ages and tastes, from lively resort areas filled with sun worshippers to secluded coves on the Mediterranean.

All-ages entertainment in scenic Sardinia

The second-biggest island in the Mediterranean, Sardinia is a sure hit for families travelling with young kids. With plenty of holiday accommodation and beaches galore, there's plenty to do for holidaymakers young and old. Kids will love riding on the little green train, exploring the island's striking, wind-carved rock formations and making a splash at Diverland, the island's largest water park. Or, you can grab a pail and a picnic and hit the beach – the 5-mile-long beach at Cagliari is an excellent option – for some international sunbathing.

Picturesque perfection in peaceful Puglia

Another excellent choice, Ugento lies at the southern tip of the Puglia region on the Mediterranean Sea. With its broad, sandy beachfront, you'll have plenty of space for waterfront recreation of all sorts, from swimming and splashing in the shallows to sunbathing and sandcastles on the shore. You can book a charming holiday villa in town and explore the area's historic sights, including the Museo Archeologico di Ugento and the long-standing Faro di Torre San Giovanni lighthouse.