7 Fab Child Friendly Family Hotels Yorkshire – With Reviews!

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Family Hotels Yorkshire – I am always on the look out for good family friendly hotels in Yorkshire.  The ones that really cater to children and families, not just the ones that will allow the kids to stay in your room with you but don’t provide anything family friendly at all!


Family Hotels Yorkshire

Yorkshire is such a beautiful place and there are so many things to do and places to visit, it’s lovely to have a gorgeous hotel to come back to at the end of the day.  So, here are some I have stayed in and some I am hoping to stay in!  This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure page for more info.


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Raithwaite Sandsend

Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST

Raithwaite Sandsend is a luxury hotel with a gorgeous location within a short walk of the beach and of Whitby itself.  We recently stayed in The Family Suite – which has two bedrooms each en-suite.  It also has a sitting room as well as a very private balcony.  It’s perfect for a luxurious family stay.  The hotel also has a spa with a good size swimming pool where children are welcome when accompanied by an adult.  We have reviewed Raithwaite Sandsend here.  

“Pets are very much welcomed at Raithwaite Sandsend – we’re one of the most dog-friendly hotels in Whitby and the surrounding area. Our pet-friendly rooms are perfectly placed to explore our beautiful grounds, from a quick stroll around the beautiful gardens, to venturing a little further into the woodlands or on one of the many glorious walks along the coast or in the North York Moors.”

See prices and up-to-date availability for Raithwaite Sandsend here.

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The White Swan Inn

Market Pl, Pickering YO18 7AA

We recently tested out some of the family friendly features at The White Swan Inn, with adjoining rooms, friendly staff, lovely sociable areas and board games!  See our full review here.  From The White Swan Inn website: We take great pleasure in welcoming families to our country inn. That’s why we ensure our accommodation is flexible enough for youngsters to stay too. Whether it’s pull-out sofa beds in our Superior Vintage rooms or inter-connecting Hideaway rooms for children that prefer sleeping by themselves, we’ve got you covered.

Board games and toys are available in The Bothy, while all rooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs and DVD players. Take advantage of our huge selection of DVDs to borrow from reception for a cosy family night in.

  • Early suppers available for young families in our restaurant
  • Children’s menu served from 6.30pm by prior arrangement
  • Children aged 2 years or under stay for free

See prices and up-to-date availability for the White Swan Inn here.


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Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough

7-11 Esplanade, Scarborough YO11 2AG

If you are looking for something a bit more upmarket in Scarborough, then the Crown Spa Hotel could be for you.  We stayed with the children in a large room with a small room leading off it, with two single beds and their own flatscreen TV.  It was an ideal set up and much better for younger families than adjoining rooms – the only door from their room led into our room and not into the hotel corridor. 

There is a pool that is included.  They have family swim times (two three hour sessions, twice a day).  The restaurant have a children’s menu and children were welcomed into the restaurant.  See my full review with lots of photos of the room and the food here.  There is lots to do in Scarborough for the kids too.

See prices and up-to-date availability for the Crown Spa Hotel here.


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Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough


Rockliffe Hall

Hurworth-on-Tees, Darlington DL2 2DU – on the County Durham/North Yorkshire Border.

Hotels don’t come much more family friendly than Rockliffe Hall.  It’s a lovely, luxury hotel that welcomes children.  Have a look at ‘Misch-Masch’ in the hotel grounds.  It’s a series for quirky wooden pods that each house something different.  In one you will find a pool table, and in another you will find a cinema where you can relax on their leather bucket chairs and watch your favourite films. 

Nearby you will find an excellent adventure playground.  The hotel also has a very large swimming pool, hydro pool and spa.  We visited the spa while a child minder looked after the kids (and they loved it!). We reviewed Rockliffe Hall here.

See availability and up-to-date prices for Rockliffe Hall.


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Rockliffe Hall



Tickton Grange

Main St, Beverley HU17 9SH

Tickton Grange is the hotel nearest to us and is set near the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds.  “Room 20, our ‘Family of 4’ is the perfect space for a getaway with the tribe. Nesting at the end of our farmhouse wing, it flaunts a welly worthy entrance porch, a when-the-sun-shines table and chairs, a separate snug complete with a sofa bed for two, a king size bed and a family bathroom; shower and bath included. What more do you need?

See prices and up-to-date availability for Tickton Grange here.


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Tickton Grange, Beverley


Middletons York

Cromwell Rd, York YO1 6DS

Middleton’s is located on Skeldergate in the centre of York this would be a great hotel to stay with the children.  A very easy walk to all the York attractions but not on the noisiest street. 

Several of their rooms will cater for children and they get good reviews for their family friendly nature on TripAdvisor.  (as an aside, my Mum worked here in the 80’s – not that it’s related of course! 🙂 )

See availability and up-to-date prices for Middletons here.


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Middleton’s York


Oulton Hall

Rothwell Ln, Oulton, Leeds LS26 8HN

I am very impressed with the emphasis Oulton Hall gives to their family friendliness.  They have a page outlining their provision here.  They provide foldaway beds, cots, high chairs, booster seats, and interconnecting family rooms.  Check out their ‘Quality Time’ package  – “Treat the whole family to some quality family time, with a two night break, milk and cookies before bed, full English breakfast, and a whole host of games and activities to choose from.

PLUS, we’ll include a 2-day family ticket to Lotherton Hall.”  “Highlights for the kids include activity packs, splash times in our indoor swimming pool and junior golf with tuition at the academy, while the adults can enjoy a treatment (or two) in our spa.”

See availability and up-to-date prices for Oulton Hall here.


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Oulton Hall




Please do take a look at our other reviews of family hotels in York and in Scotland.






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