Great Britain is made up of the United Kingdom of Great Britain (England, Northern Ireland , Scotland and Wales ) together with the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are all unique countries with their own customs, cultures and traditions.
There’s something for everyone in Britain – from the wealth of natural and historical heritage to the vibrant and cosmopolitan towns and cities. In every corner you’ll find hundreds of great attractions, ranging from small local museums to world-famous attractions like Stonehenge, Loch Ness, Old Trafford, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament. Britain is also home to over 25 cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites and 7 Heritage Cities: Bath, Canterbury, Chester, Durham, Oxford, Stratford-upon-Avon and York.
It is a fantastic place to take babies and toddlers due to its mild climate, family friendly services and facilities, baby and toddler focused activities and range of baby and toddler formula, food and other necessities. There is also so fantastic family friendly accommodation options from luxury hotels, country estates, farmhouses, independent hotels and international hotel chains. Most will have facilities for babies and toddlers such as changing areas, high chairs, baby bowls (a mix of mashed potato, vegetables and gravy) and kids menus. Guest Houses and bed and breakfasts are also popular just remember to check in advance that they have cots for younger guests. You might also opt to stay in self catering accommodation. Many of the hotels have self catering apartments and houses attached or you could also book accommodation using Airbnb or Owners Direct.
Some family-friendly accommodation will offer:
- Baby listening services
- Kids’ club/crèche
- Nanny/babysitting services
- Family activities
- Play area and toys
- Baby pool
One example is the Luxury Family Hotel group which has hotels throughout the UK and prides itself on creating a home-from-home environment. All the facilities are geared towards families, baby equipment can be provided, and staff can prepare baby purees and finger foods to order.
See below for all the information you will need for travel to the UK with a baby or toddler.