Europe/Amsterdam reveals stand-out UK and European stays fit for a royally good family holiday

Just as soon-to-be-royal-parents Harry and Meghan will likely be putting additional plans in place for bringing their new arrival on overseas engagements, a family holiday for any UK parent comes packed with extra considerations.

Half (50%) of UK parents have felt the need to forgo their dream destination to ensure a family friendly holiday, with 70% of UK parents with young families’ main concern being finding accommodation that will ensure a safe environment for their children. Additionally, 68% report having paid more than planned to find accommodation that meets the whole family’s needs.

To provide a solution for the fifth (20%) of parents who find planning their trips as being one of the biggest stressors on family holidays, makes it easy to select the right stay from amongst a diverse range of amazing properties, and they’re just a few clicks away! Here are five stand-out suggestions for those looking for family friendly holiday accommodation in the UK and Europe.

Dalmunzie Castle, Perthshire, United Kingdom, Guest Review 8.6/10 

Bring your family to this enchanted castle in the lush mountains of Cairngorms National Park. The Dalmunzie Castle, a stunning historic masterpiece turreted in Scottish Baronial style, stands proudly at the head of a 6500-acre estate and dates back to 1510. A trip to this castle is perfect for families longing for the outdoors as this castle sits in the heart of Glenshee, with breath-taking mountains, glens and rivers just a few steps away from the front door.

Burren Glamping, Kilfenora, Ireland, Guest Review 9.6/10

These cosy vintage horse trucks have been put to pasture and creatively transformed into a unique, bespoke farm accommodation. Burren Glamping trucks are comfortable, spacious and come complete with a wood burning stove and electric showers. The property is situated in the heart of Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark allowing families to and enjoy scenic and peaceful countryside with a never-ending list of activities such as hill walking, mountain biking and surfing. If it’s animals you’re after - get friendly with the friendly on-site pets which include; free-range pigs, cattle, donkeys, dogs, a cat, hens and ducks.

Arctic TreeHouse Hotel, Rovaniemi, Finland, Guest Review 8.9/10

Located on site of SantaPark, Arctic TreeHouse Hotel provides a unique blend of luxury comfort, local Lappish traditions and modern Scandinavian design. In contrast to the meticulously designed accommodation and nest-like cosiness, the panoramic views from the windows provide impressive vistas of the forest and Arctic skies. Families can expect extraordinary experiences while immersed in the one of nature’s most magical settings.

Efteling Bosrijk, Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, Guest Review 9.1/10

Efteling Bosrijk provides travellers with luxurious and cosy holiday homes, apartments and group accommodations and is walking distance from the fairytale like Efteling holiday park. Families can relax in peace at the water, a cozy village square or in a house among the trees exploring the forest of Kaatsheuvel. Efetling offers a large pool in addition to saunas, themed restaurants and outstanding play areas. Even more, this property not only sits within eye view of theEfteling holiday park but provides guest with unlimited access to all of the parks facilities.

Oxford Riverside Glamping, Oxford, UK, Guest Review 9.3/10

Oxford Riverside Glamping at Swinford Manor Farm provides an opportunity for a truly rural family getaway only four miles from the city of Oxford. These stylish tipi tents are equipped with double beds, electric heating, charging points and an external fire pit. This enchanted glamping site is sure to have parents connecting with their kids as they play board games on site, explore the rolling hills and spend the night roasting marshmallows under the stars.


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