Before you begin making memories in the city, get your family break in Bath off to the best start possible by checking in at one of these top places to stay with kids.

Remember to make your booking direct for lower prices and extra perks included free of charge, like breakfast and parking. Don't forget to check our accommodation offers too. 

Apex City of Bath Hotel

Apex City of Bath Hotel is in a handy central location, within walking distance of many of Bath’s major sights, including the famous Thermae Bath Spa. You don’t even need to leave the hotel to enjoy a dip though, thanks to the heated indoor pool.

Family rooms feature one king size bed and two singles and are finished with little home comforts to make your stay an enjoyable one. Cartoons on the 49-inch TV will keep the kids entertained, freeing you up for a soak in the deep bath. You’ll find Ollie, the resident Apex duck, in the bathroom too, who little ones can take home with them. 

Double double bedroom at Apex
Image - Apex City of Bath Hotel

Hampton by Hilton Bath City

Located in the middle of the city within easy reach of attractions, shops and the bus and train stations, hotel has a range of flexible bedrooms, with complimentary breakfast for all bookings - kids will love their DIY waffle stations at the breakfast buffet! 

Hampton by Hilton Bath City
Image - Hampton by Hilton Bath City

The Bird

In addition to their various family-sized bedrooms with sofa beds and travel cots, there is also the option to request a special Teepee for your little ones, complete with activities and games. Younger guests also receive a goodie bag on arrival, which includes colouring pens and pencils as well as a pack of playing cards. The hotel  can also organising baby-sitting services.

Kids in bed at The Bird Bath
Image - The Bird

Homewood

Enjoy a stay at an eclectic, Georgian country house hotel with views across the Avon Valley. Homewood is as family friendly as it is luxurious, perfect for a stylish break with your brood. Family bedrooms come with cots or rollaway beds on request, with several interconnecting rooms on offer too.

The outdoor heated swimming pool is open all year and while the kids are splashing about out there, you might be tempted by some pampering inside the spa. Chromecasts and a Nintendo Switch are also on hand for downtime at the hotel.

Aerial view over Homewood's pool and gardens
Image - Homewood

Doubletree by Hilton Bath City

With a whopping 176 bedrooms, there's plenty of choice for family and twin rooms when you book. Set on the banks of River Avon, DoubleTree by Hilton Bath is just half a mile from The Roman Baths and Bath Abbey, as well as being close to a range of museums and great places to eat.

Double by Hilton Bath City
Image - Double by Hilton Bath City

Lucknam Park

If embracing the great outdoors is how you love to spend a family break, look no further than Lucknam Park. This Palladian mansion is surrounded by swathes of idyllic parkland, where you and the kids can have a go at everything from cycling and croquet to falconry and archery. The Equestrian Centre caters for complete beginners, both adults and children, as well as experienced riders. 

Quality time in the fresh air can continue in the extensive new outdoor play area, while indoors The Hideaway has activity rooms for things like games, arts and crafts, and story time. After making the most of all those activities, you’ll no doubt sleep soundly, either in one of the hotel bedrooms (interconnecting or adjoining rooms are available) or in your own country cottage.

Children and ponies at Lucknam Park
Image - Lucknam Park

No.15 by GuestHouse, Bath

The elegantly decorated No.15 by GuestHouse is one of Bath’s luxurious boutique hotels, which goes the extra mile to make sure little ones have a great time too. Mini tipis in the bedrooms make magical story-reading hideaways (bedtime books are provided!), there are pantries full of sweet treats, and instant cameras for them to snap away with around the city. Take a night off and let Norland Nannies – available to hire through the hotel – babysit for part of your visit.  

Child playing by mini tipi at No.15 by GuestHouse
Image - No.15 by GuestHouse, credit Toby Mitchell

Hotel Indigo Bath

Travelling with teens? The boutique Hotel Indigo Bath has rooms which reflect the influences of architects and novelists – like Mary Shelley – who made Bath famous for its storytelling and vibrant social scene.

Double room at Hotel Indigo Bath
Image - Hotel Indigo Bath

YMCA Bath

Located next to the artisan quarter of Walcot Street, and within easy reach of the city's main attractions, the YMCA is a great budget option for families, with a range of sleeping options and optional breakfast.

Image: YMCA Bath

City centre apartments

The award-winning Panda Sanctuaries have a selection of eight larger properties in the city which sleep between five and ten people, each with fully equipped kitchens, and many with gardens or outdoor space.

For more luxury self-catering options, Bath Holiday Rentals have beautifully-furnished apartments in locations such as the Royal Crescent and The Circus with wifi, linens, toiletries, parking and a welcome hamper. Outside of the city, they also have country homes with saunas, hot tubs and games rooms.

Panda Sanctuaries
Image - Panda Sanctuaries

Stay in Bath

Choose from a range of guesthouses, B&BS and hotels in the city centre options with Stay in Bath. For more flexibility, browse their self catering properties in and outside the city on Bath Self Catering. Once you've booked, use their app once you've booked to redeem discounts at businesses across the city.

Sykes Cottages

Whether you're looking for a charming townhouse in the city centre, or a larger house with a hot tub and country views, Sykes have the ideal place for you. They also have a range of pet-friendly properties, and cottages with gardens.

Cottage with a garden
Image - Sykes Cottages

Greyfield Farm Cottages

For self-catering accommodation in the tranquillity of the Somerset countryside, consider Greyfield Farm Cottages. Based in a peaceful corner of the Mendips, the charming stone cottages are perfect for small families. Spend time using the hot tub, sauna, fitness, barbecue centre and boules court or enjoying downtime in your private garden. Look out for your farmyard neighbours too – there are goats, ducks, chickens and a goose to meet!

Greyfield Farm Cottages
Image - Greyfield Farm Cottages

Lilycome Farm

Find room for all of the family across the three 5* cottages at Lilycombe Farm near Radstock, which can sleep up to 22 guests. The property has an indoor heated pool and a games barn with table tennis, table football, and even a cinema projector screen, so there's plenty to keep all ages entertained.

Wookey Hole Hotel

If you’re planning a day out at Wookey Hole Caves, then the attraction’s hotel is a hard-to-beat place to rest up. Family packages include tickets to the caves available during school holidays. For luxury lodges, woodland cabins and camping instead, Mendip View Lodges is also located next door, while Bucklegrove Holiday Park is just a five-minute drive away.

Family eating in the restaurant at Wookey Hole Hotel
Image - Wookey Hole Hotel

Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre

Surrounded by ancient woodland in the beautiful Mendip Hills, this ‘nearly wild’, family orientated campsite has a laid-back vibe. You can camp where you like, check out anytime, light your own firepit on your pitch, and your four-legged pals are welcome. Add some adventure to your stay at the activity centre, where there are experiences for everyone aged four and over, from skiing to kayaking.

Sunset at Basecamp - Mendip Activity Centre
Image - Basecamp at Mendip Activity Centre

Campwell Farm

With the choice of bell tents, cabins, or yurts, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors in comfort at Campwell Farm, or neighbouring site Campwell Woods. Settle round the firepit or get the barbecue going in your private camp kitchen, enjoy some wild swimming in the Avon, or have a go at sheep herding!

Campwell Farm yurts
Image - Campwell Farm

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