New Forest Family Breaks
Whether you are looking for a luxury hotel, a cosy bed & breakfast, a stylish self-catering cottage, a fun-filled holiday park or want to enjoy the open space by camping or glamping, the New Forest has the perfect accommodation for your family stay. We offer accommodation to suit a range of budgets, whether you are looking for a quick bolthole for the night or an inclusive getaway where meals, activities and other amenities are included.
There’s plenty to do here in the New Forest for a family including some show-stopping days out such as a visit to Peppa Pig World at Paulton’s Park or the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu. There are also off-road cycling trails and many outdoor activities such as kayaking, sailing, waterpark inflatable fun or nature-spotting.
Family Friendly Hotels
Here you will find many of our hotels in the New Forest offer facilities for families. Whether it’s a cot in the room, family bedrooms, adjoining rooms, the use of highchairs for mealtimes or even babysitting or baby listening services.
Many of our hotels offer cycle hire or can arrange activities such as horse riding and guided walks. Look out for those with indoor pools such as Balmer Lawn Hotel, ideal for splashing about after a busy day’s exploring. Or how about staying in your own luxury treehouse at Chewton Glen Hotel and Spa or in your own secluded lodge at The Pig Hotel?
New Park Manor Hotel and Spa, in Brockenhurst classes itself as a luxury family hotel. It offers facilities which include a creche, a cinema room, cots, table football and teenagers’ spa sessions. The hotel also has child-friendly menus and meal times plus hire of video baby monitors so adults can dine in the restaurant without worrying.
Family Friendly B&Bs
The majority of our B&Bs in the New Forest are happy to accept children and you’ll find several offering family rooms with bunk beds or foldout z beds.
B&Bs near Cadnam and Ower are very handy for families visiting Paulton’s Park and those around the Beaulieu area are very convenient for the Beaulieu National Motor Museum, Palace House and Abbey ruins and the nearby water sports at New Forest Activities. You will also find that some of our B&Bs have cycle hire, or have places for you and your family to store your bikes if you bring your own.
In all our B&B’s you can start your day off with a hearty New Forest breakfast and have fun making new memories as you explore our beautiful countryside and towns & villages.
Family Friendly Self Catering Cottages
Bring your home-from-home and settle your family into one of our family friendly holiday cottages in the New Forest. Being self catering there’s no need to worry about set meal times and you can come and go as you please.
Let the family burn off energy in the garden and explore the quiet lanes and charming villages nearby. Plus many properties provide a TV and DVD player, family games to play and the ever-important Wi-Fi!
Some of our self catering properties also come complete with their own outdoor swimming pools and/or with indoor games rooms. You will also find a couple that are right on the beach, how about that for a great family holiday?
You will find a lot of our self catering properties are within a short distance of some of our key family attractions and days out. Bring your bikes, bring your sense of adventure and perhaps even bring the family dog along with you for a fabulous New Forest family holiday!
Family Friendly Camping and Glamping
There’s no better place to be right amongst nature than on a camping break. You’ll find many campsites and caravan parks in the New Forest are focussed on family fun. Whether it’s a swimming pool, leisure facilities, play parks or simply giving your family time to explore the great outdoors, there are lots of choices available.
Some of the campsites offer back-to-basics camping, which is ideal for budding outdoor enthusiasts. See how many stars you can spot in the evening sky from just outside your canvas.
Alternatively, there are a couple of places to stay in the New Forest where you can have a glamping break. Think of the fun of camping but with luxury added extras and you’ll get the picture.
Family Friendly Holiday Parks
Our holiday parks in the New Forest are all geared up for family holidays. Look out for facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, archery, tennis, children’s entertainment and cycle hire.
Shorefield Country Park at Milford on Sea is within walking distance of the beach, perfect for a paddle in the sea.
Sandy Balls Holiday Village, set in 120 acres of woodland near to Fordingbridge, is within easy reach of the open heathland and forest. Hire bikes here and go for an explore of your own.
Take a look at these and our other holiday parks for the ultimate in family friendly fun.
How to book your family break to the New Forest
Take a browse at all our family friendly accommodation and book today. All of the listings below feature places to stay that are family friendly. There are over one hundred different places to stay, all of which offer a variety of facilities and fall within varying price brackets, to suit all types of budget.
Alternatively, use the search box on this page to find family friendly places to stay based on the number of people in your family, location, facilities and dates.
Keep a look for our special offers pages for last-minute deals, family offers and themed breaks. Finally, for some more money-saving offers we’d recommend that you purchase a Go New Forest Card before you visit. This card can be bought for just £10 and gives discounts off places to stay, days out, activities, food and drink and shopping at many venues across the New Forest.