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Family Friendly Stays in Devon

With its stunning landscapes, sandy beaches and charming attractions acting as the perfect backdrop for your next family adventure, Devon’s combination of natural beauty and all-ages entertainment make it an ideal family-friendly destination.  

However, we know that when it comes to planning a family vacation, finding the perfect accommodation to suit everyone’s needs is crucial! We’re incredibly lucky that Devon offers a multitude of family-friendly hotel options that cater to the needs and preferences of all ages. In this article, we’ll list some of the best family-friendly hotels in the region. 

Langstone Cliff Hotel, Dawlish 

Set in nineteen acres of child-friendly woodlands on the beautiful south coast of Devon, the Langstone Cliff Hotel is nestled in the heart of Dawlish Warren. With magnificent sea views over the golden sandy beaches, the hotel’s reputation as one of the most family friendly hotels in Devon is clear to see. 

There are plenty of family rooms to choose from here, including larger rooms with sea views and a king-sized suite that’s designed to be a home away from home. Extra beds and cots can be added on request for those bringing the whole troop and it’s well worth noting that up to two children aged under ten are free of charge for all food (pre-booked) and accommodation when sharing a family room with two adults. 

When it comes to keeping little ones busy, you’ll be spoilt for choice at Langstone. With both an indoor and outdoor pool, board games and puzzles available to borrow from reception, indoor soft play, an outdoor climbing frame and table tennis all at their disposal, kids will have a hard time getting bored here! 

Mealtimes will also be a breeze at Langstone, where every element of dining with children has been considered. The children’s menu is available in the bar lounges from 11.30am – 8.30pm every day, with children’s options on the main dinner menu available in the school holidays.  

For the really little ones, the hotel also offers a wide range of baby food to buy, a bottle warming service and highchairs and child-friendly plastic cutlery in the restaurant and lounges for you to use free of charge. 

With its plethora of child-friendly activities, sizeable rooms, attention to detail and easy access to nearby Dawlish Warren Beach and Nature Reserve, Langstone Cliff Hotel is a fabulous choice for a family beach holiday in Devon.  

The Bedford Hotel, Tavistock 

The Bedford Hotel, located in the charming stannary town of Tavistock, is renowned for its family-friendly atmosphere and exceptional hospitality. With a history dating back to the 19th century, this elegant hotel seamlessly blends traditional charm with modern comforts, making it an ideal choice for families seeking a memorable stay in Devon. 

When it comes to rooms, The Bedford Hotel offers a range of family-friendly accommodation options, including spacious family rooms and suites. These well-appointed rooms provide ample space for families to relax and unwind after a day of exploring. What’s more, families can request cribs or extra beds for younger children, ensuring a restful sleep for everyone.  

The Bedford Hotel also features an exceptional dining experience for families. The on-site restaurant offers a dedicated children's menu, featuring a variety of delicious and nutritious options that are sure to please even the pickiest eaters! The attentive staff are happy to accommodate any specific dietary requirements, needs or preferences, including highchairs for the littlest ones, ensuring that every family member can enjoy a satisfying meal.  

With its dedicated family rooms and suites, child-friendly amenities, delicious family dining options and fascinating surroundings, this historic hotel provides a welcoming and memorable experience for all families visiting the region. 

Watersmeet Hotel, Woolacombe 

Designed to make the most of its beach side location, Watersmeet Hotel in Woolacombe boasts a secluded coastal spot with wonderful views that makes for the perfect, classic family beach holiday. 

With an array of facilities such as an award winning two-AA rosette restaurant, informal bistro restaurant, an indoor and outdoor pool and interconnecting rooms, it’s the perfect choice for families or groups looking to enjoy a break away together.  

When it comes to working out where everyone is going to sleep, the hotel offers comfortable and spacious family rooms as well as suites that are well-appointed and designed with families in mind. The luxury Beach Loft Suite even has extra living space where staff can accommodate families by adding camp beds into the lounge area. 

The hotel also provides a range of facilities to keep children entertained. There is a dedicated children's play area where kids can enjoy games, toys, and activities. From outdoor games on the hotel grounds to movie nights and themed events, there is always something to keep children engaged during their stay. The hotel offers babysitting services too, allowing parents to enjoy some alone time or indulge in the hotel's spa or other facilities. 

Watersmeet Hotel is also proud to offer a family-friendly dining experience. The on-site bistro features a ‘Junior's Menu’ with a variety of delicious and nutritious options, and over 10s are welcome in the restaurant. The attentive staff are accommodating to any dietary requirements or preferences, ensuring that all family members can enjoy a satisfying meal. 

Bovey Castle, North Bovey 

Enjoy the wonders of Dartmoor National Park with the whole family when staying at Bovey Castle together! This luxurious hotel combines elegant accommodation, breathtaking surroundings and a range of amenities and activities designed to keep everyone entertained. 

Families can choose between settling down in one of Bovey Castle’s lodges for a secluded escape or relaxing in one of their family-friendly hotel rooms or suites. Of the sixty bedrooms at the Castle, no two rooms are alike and there are several options for families, including a spacious junior state room that’s perfect for a family of four. The hotel welcomes children with lovely little touches such as child-size bathrobes, slippers and sometimes even a jar of jellybeans! 

Bovey Castle understands how important it is to keep children busy! There’s everything here from a dedicated playroom, indoor and outdoor pools, daily egg collecting from the hotel’s resident chickens, kids' archery sessions, falconry shows, a playground, and even a special Brass Rubbing Trail for families to complete together. 

Dining at the hotel is a fantastic experience with a range of options to suit different tastes. The hotel's restaurants provide children's menus featuring a variety of delicious and nutritious choices, and the chef will happily scale down most meals on the main menu too. 

With its spacious accommodations, dedicated children's facilities, delightful dining options, exciting activities and attentive staff, this hotel guarantees a memorable and enjoyable experience for families. 

Devoncourt Resort & Apartments, Exmouth 

A hidden gem in the heart of Devon, Devoncourt Resort & Apartments is the epitome of family-friendly accommodation. With a range of amenities and activities, it ensures an unforgettable experience for all ages, whatever the weather! 

The spacious rooms and apartments are thoughtfully designed, providing a comfortable and homely environment for families to relax and enjoy their stay. The hotel provides a range of singles, doubles, twin family bedrooms and several suites with well-equipped kitchenettes – perfect for parents with little ones to look after. 

Not only is the beach just a five-minute stroll away, but the resort also boasts a variety of on-site facilities including heated indoor and outdoor pools, a play area and a dedicated entertainment programme for kids. Families can enjoy friendly competition on the tennis or volleyball courts or explore the beautiful surroundings with bike rentals and nature trails. The resort also organises regular family-friendly events and activities, such as movie nights, treasure hunts, and arts and crafts workshops. Plus, parents can rest assured that all these fantastic leisure facilities are available to access prior to check-in, so the kids can stay entertained from the get-go! 

When it comes to dining, Devoncourt Resort caters to even the pickiest eaters. Their family-friendly restaurant offers a diverse menu of home-cooked meals with options for every taste, including child-friendly portions and special dietary requirements. Their ever-popular ‘Devon Cream Afternoon Tea’ experience is served overlooking outstanding coastal views, with children invited to attend for half-price.  

Devoncourt Resort goes above and beyond to create a truly family-friendly environment. From comfortable accommodation to a wide range of activities and amenities, the resort is dedicated to ensuring that families of all ages have a fantastic and memorable time. 

With their spacious and comfortable accommodation options, kid-friendly amenities, attentive staff and excellent proximity to a range of family-orientated attractions, Devon’s hotels provide a welcoming and enjoyable experience for families of all sizes.  

If you decide to book your Devonshire family holiday, we’d love to hear all about it! Share your experiences with us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram by tagging @DevonHotels in your posts. If we’re particularly impressed by your photos, we may even repost them on our pages!  

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