If you fancy getting away this New Year but you’re not sure where to go, BabyBreaks is here to help. Although many hotels and cottages get booked up months in advance, we’ve hunted down some fantastic options which still have availability for this popular period. What could be better, after the madness of Christmas, than escaping to a quaint cottage in the Cotswolds, or a luxury spa hotel on the Cornish coast? Read on to discover our favourite UK Family Breaks New Year’s Eve. But be quick, they won’t be available for long!
1. Aparthotel Adagio, Edinburgh 4*
Edinburgh is one of the world’s best cities to celebrate New Year’s Eve in. The city’s Hogmanay festival is a three day extravaganza of entertainment and celebrations, in a spectacular historic setting. On December 31st, families can attend ‘Bairns Afore‘- a child friendly event which includes live music, street food and fireworks over Edinburgh Castle. And of course, there’s the traditional New Year’s Day swim in the Firth of Forth, for anyone who’s brave enough!
Book a stay at Aparthotel Adagio and you’ll be right in the heart of the action on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile. These one and two bedroom serviced apartments boast a fully equipped kitchen and free wifi. You can also pre-book a welcome pack for babies which includes a travel cot, pushchair, high chair and more. (Extra charge applies.)
2. Sandy Balls Holiday Village, Hampshire 5*
This New Forest holiday park is very popular with families thanks to their fantastic array of indoor and outdoor activities. With facilities for all ages to enjoy, this is a great choice for active families. There’s an adventure playground and a relaxing spa, as well as cycling, swimming, archery, horse riding and bush craft school. A great place to work off any Christmas excess! Choose from a cosy caravan or a luxe lodge, nestled in peaceful woodland. Some of the lodges are dog friendly, so you can bring your pooch along for his holiday too.
3. Carbis Bay and Spa Hotel, St Ives 4*
This beachfront beauty is one of our favourite Cornish hotels for families, offering extensive grounds, children’s activities and babysitting services. The luxury accommodation includes Family Suites, Beach Houses and smart Apartments. So there’s sure to be something to suit your needs. Warp up warm and explore the hotel’s beautiful grounds and private beach, or walk along the South West Coast Path to St Ives. Then as night falls, you can look forward to a 7 course dinner and a wonderful fireworks display at the hotel.
4. Station Cottage, Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is an idyllic place to spend New year’s Eve, cosied up in a quaint cottage with your loved ones. Station Cottage is a traditional, honey-hued stone house near the beautiful village of Bourton on the Water. It has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and free wifi. Pets are allowed too, so you can enjoy lots of lovely dog walks in this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. And if you’re looking for a cosy pub for lunch check out our list of family restaurants in the Cotswolds.
5. Brighton Square Apartments 4*
Certainly one of the most affordable UK Family Breaks New Year’s Eve, this modern apartment in Brighton offers great value in a central location. Situated in the heart of Brighton’s historic Lanes, you will have hundreds of independent shops, cafes and restaurants on your doorstep. Brighton is a fantastic choice for Londoners who want to escape to the seaside for a weekend – just over an hour on the train and you can be in the heart of this family friendly, bohemian seaside town.
If you’re staying in Brighton this New Year, be sure to check out the Kidz with Attitude event at Komedia Comedy Club. There’ll be a DJ spinning hip-hop, funk and soul tunes with face painting, soft play, and a fully stocked bar for adults.
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