If you are tired of the city life and need a break from the hustle and bustle, a weekend family getaway in the UK is the perfect solution. To help you decide, we’ve put together a list of five fantastic destinations that are focused on family entertainment.

1. Suffolk

For Suffolk, The Ickworth is a brilliant country house hotel where luxury and family life are combined to create a unique and relaxing getaway. Complete with 1,800 acres of beautiful parkland, you’re free to explore the area via bike, hiking or even climbing up ancient trees. While the adults stroll around to explore the grounds, your toddlers will be super active playing in the crèche called Four Bears’ Den. The hotel offers indeed two hours free childcare at their  Ofsted registered crèche for every night you are staying at the hotel. And let’s not forget the baby monitoring service that you can benefit from the hotel reception.

There’s also champagne to sip, indoor pools to dive in and historic walled gardens to marvel out. In a nutshell, your family will find plenty of activities for a great holiday break. Last but not least, the rooms are perfectly suited for groups of all sizes.

Feel free to check our other family friendly hotels & rentals in Suffolk.

The Ickworth Hotel
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2. Bristol

On one hand, Paintworks Apartments have 5 uniquely-decorated apartments in Bristol. Each apartment is designed to be a completely unique experience that separates itself from the others. On the other hand, this family pad serves as an excellent base to explore unique attractions in Bristol such as the Museum and Art Gallery, Bristol Zoo Gardens or the breathtaking Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Furthermore, with plenty of family-focused destinations in Bristol, it’s a great spot to take your kids for a family weekend getaway in the UK.

We also have other recommended places to stay in Bristol too.

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3. Oxford

Oxford is a relatively quiet and idyllic location to take a weekend getaway break to. But there are countless family-oriented activities to take part in. This includes a walk around the Oxford University Parks, exploring the Pitt Rivers Museum. Your kids will love visiting the Creation Theatre Company for a fun and energetic play.

For accommodation, Stable Cottage in Oxfordshire serves as an excellent base of operations. It’s just 6.2 miles from the University of Oxford and features classic countryside decor with modern amenities. For example, you will find a swimming pool, patio with garden views and a fully-equipped kitchen.

Check also our other places to stay in Oxford.

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4. Bournemouth

Bournemouth has long been a popular destination for weekend breaks with the kids. Whether it’s a swim at Bournemouth Beach or exploring the Oceanarium on Pier Approach, there’s a great selection of kid-focused activities.

In terms of accommodation, Hallmark Hotel Bournemouth East Cliff is right in the heart of the city. It’s just 5 minutes from the town centre and 15 minutes from Bournemouth Pier. It’s got fantastic views of the coast and even indoor amenities such as a gym and swimming pool.

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5. Windsor

And finally, Windsor is home to Windows Castle, one of the most iconic historic landmarks in the country. And of course LEGOLAND Windsor Resort, a dream must-visit destination for most children. For more relaxing getaway activities, Alexandra Gardens provides a soothing backdrop for a picnic, or the Tally Ho stables for horse riding.

There are some fantastic accommodation options available, such as Castle Properties which is located just a few hundred yards from Windsor Castle itself. With fantastic views, modern amenities and close proximity to many of Windsor’s most popular attractions, it’s a fantastic choice for a perfect UK family weekend getaway in October.

Find also other Family Friendly Hotels & Apartments in Windsor.

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So now the question is which of these great weekend destinations will you pick for a sneaky break in October with your little one(s)? Would you stay in a hotel or in a cottage? And if you are a Londoner you might interested to check these Family Weekend Getaways as well.

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