Family Friendly Holidays UK

Are you looking for a family friendly holiday in the UK? Do you want to be somewhere where you know your children can play safely while you are relaxing? Party Houses have the perfect solution for you, with our beautiful houses in your own private area of the Peak District. Taking the kids on holiday can be joyful, but sometimes just a little bit stressful.  So, at Party Houses, we have a few little touches to help you enjoy great family friendly accommodation.

There is a lovely (and free of charge) playground for the children at Tittesworth Water, and another at Buxton Pavillion Gradens. Additionally RSPB Coombes Valley Nature Reserve is also local and free. They have Trails, picnic areas and often have children’s events on.  Another free attraction (though a little further away) is the National Memorial Arboretum at Alwras (near Lichfield), which is beautiful in it of itself.

To entertain the children there are TV’s, DVD players, and a variety of children’s books.  Many Party Houses have games rooms with table football or table tennis (more details can be found on the individual house accommodation pages). On top of this our houses are surrounded by picturesque fields to run around and let off some steam, weather permitting of course! For practical purposes we can provide eg baby baths, cots, and small steps so the little ones can reach the bathroom sinks to clean their teeth etc.

There are several other family attractions: Gulliver’s Theme Park at Matlock Bath, over 60 rides complete with Nerf Zone, Dinosaur Kingdom and Spy Zone. The Heights of Abraham also at Matlock – Cable cars, caverns to explore, playgrounds, fossil factory, restaurants, gift shop and fabulous walks and views. Go Ape at Buxton Country Park Different activities for different ages. Go Ape Tree Top Adventure age 10 + years, over 1.4 m tall.  Tree Top Junior aimed at 6 – 12 Year olds over 1m tall.

Waterwolrd flumes and swimming fun in the Potteries on Festival Park. Chatsworth Farmyard and Adventure Playground at Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Derbyshire.  Open generally from Spring through to December there are milking Demonstrations, Farmyard animals, small animal handling,  and trailer rides; plus a great adventure playground and climbing forest. There is also a lot to do locally, for example Alton Towers and Peak Wildlife Park are both within a short drive of your Party House.

For more ideas when planning your visit, check out our Activities and Ideas page, which is full of information about local attractions and events.

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A great family 70th birthday celebration

A family party of 16 ranging in age from 4 to 77 assembled for the week to celebrate a 70th birthday. We loved the cosiness yet with plenty of space, the walled garden where the younger children could play safely, the splendid views and the well appointed kitchen and utility areas where we prepared our evening meals and did our clothes washing. It was also very well situated to explore the Staffordshire Moorlands.

paullangs2n

80th Birthday party

We hired Hamps Hall and Barn for a week, for four generations of a family. It suited us perfectly, including one member of our party in a wheelchair. Staff were great to deal with and really wanted to make sure we were happy with all aspects of our stay. Communal areas fantastic, well equipped kitchens and all bedrooms very nice. (Some quieter than others, so bear this in mind when deciding on rooms). Beautiful location and lovely outdoor space. Lots to do in the area. We are already planning another Party House stay.

colettemorrisuk

Fabulous stay. Good facilities.

A friend hired this for her 50th birthday celebrations. What a super place. Spacious, very well equipped kitchen, quiet location. There is a pub within walking distance or a short drive (The Ship Inn) which is very good. There are a number of great walks nearby too.

Sutton1990

Great location for a group weekend of fun

A party of 12 of us stayed here for a hen party. Beautiful views and peaceful. The barn is greet, with enough facilities to accommodate 12 women bathroom wise! Spent a lovely afternoon in nearby pub the lazy trout! Would definitely recommend.

Parsley39

Amazing weekend in the fantastic Party Houses Merrymeet cottage!

Just returned from a brilliant weekend in a fantastic cottage, part of the Party Houses group. Merrymeet Cottage is tucked away in a beautiful area, near Waterhouses, on the outskirts of Ashbourne. It’s a brilliant property that worked really well for our family birthday get-together/reunion and there were 20 of us! Plenty of space for everyone (including a few younger children on blow up mattresses in bedrooms) and a really social living room and dining room.

Lizzytrip1