Top picks for UK luxury family holidays

Whether you're planning a week-long getaway or a luxury family weekend break in England, you'll be spoilt for choice with these top-notch destinations. Check out these great locales and take inspiration for your next family escape.

Luxury UK holidays with activities for the whole family

If you're looking to spend some quality time as a family, but still have plenty of great activities at your disposal, these destinations are just right. Whether you're exploring the Eden Project or heading out to the New Forest, you'll find loads to do all throughout the UK.

Family holidays near the Eden Project

A popular destination that sees more than a million visitors every year, the Eden Project is a sure bet for a great family getaway. Located near St Austell in Cornwall, the site boasts 2 massive enclosed biomes that house thousands of species of plants from all over the world. Book one of the many upscale holiday homes nearby for easy access to the complex, and make sure to visit nearby St Austell sights like The Parish Church and the Italianate Old Town Hall.

Activities for all ages in the New Forest

Another popular spot, the New Forest is a sprawling area that's home to the New Forest National Park. Here, you'll find loads of open space, including forest, moorland and pasture, as well as a number of family-friendly attractions like the Exbury Gardens & Steam Railway and the New Forest Wildlife Park. Holiday lettings here range from cosy cottages to elegant homes, so you'll have plenty of options when it comes to high-end accommodation.

Great getaways for luxury family weekend breaks

Only have a couple of nights for a break? Never fear – book a holiday rental in one of these spectacular spots for a family-friendly weekend break that's second to none.

Lots to love about the Lake District

For a quick, rejuvenating weekend away, the Lake District is tough to beat. Here you'll find loads of scenic hiking trails and walking paths geared to all ages and skill levels. In Windermere, visitors of all ages can enjoy The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction, which features interactive exhibits exploring the author and her works. From your Lake District holiday home, you'll also have easy access to the Lake District Coast Aquarium, where the whole family can get face to face with all sorts of marine life.

Winning weekends away in Wales

Also great for quick weekend getaways, Wales boasts scenic countryside, miles on miles of shoreline and plenty of great outdoors in its sprawling national parks. Book a holiday home near Snowdonia National Park for easy access to the 823-square-mile reserve's walking and hiking trails, numerous lakes and sweeping mountain views. The park's steam trains and narrow-gauge railways are always a hit with younger visitors, while the museums, castles and other historic sights offer plenty of entertainment for the whole family.

Family-friendly lodgings with swimming pools in the UK

An excellent way to unwind with your nearest and dearest, holiday lettings with swimming pools abound throughout the UK. Whether you're looking for modern apartments with rooftop swimming or holiday villas with private pools, you'll find what you're looking for with these great picks.

City breaks with pools in London

A bustling metropolis with loads of dining, entertainment and activities that are sure to please every member in your gang, London boasts plenty of great lodgings with access to communal or private pools. Book a modern apartment in trendy Mayfair for easy access to the area's upscale shopping, or stay closer to the city centre and visit popular attractions like the London Eye, Westminster Abbey an the iconic Big Ben clock tower. Wherever you stay, you can find lodgings with pool access or dedicated, private pools just for you and yours.

Swimming and sights in stellar Scotland

Another treasure trove of family-friendly attractions, Scotland is a country of sprawling wilderness and bustling cities. Book a holiday cottage with an outdoor pool near Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park, and spend your break exploring the scenic beauty of this pristine natural area. Or snag stylish digs with pool access in cosmopolitan Edinburgh for easy access to the city's museums, shopping, restaurants and other sights.