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Family Friendly Hotels In The New Forest, Hampshire

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The ‘new normal’ is all about finding that hidden gem of a staycation or fun family trip – and that is exactly what’s in store when you bring your loved ones to The New Forest. With endless walks, miles of cycle routes, stunning scenery and plenty of things to do, the New Forest is the perfect place for a family holiday in the UK.

We pride ourselves in having a variety of accommodations to suit families with children of all ages that are welcoming and fit for purpose, with all the amenities you need for a home away from home – without compromising on those luxury holiday treats. Our stunning collection of hotels offer the ultimate family friendly accommodation in the New Forest so that the whole clan can enjoy a well-earned retreat.

With so much surrounding nature on our doorstep no matter where you stay in The New Forest it is bound to impress your family, but here are some helpful tips and suggestions on just some of our top spots. All of our New Forest accommodation is individually designed, combining rural charm with modern comforts and friendly touches. After all, with a collection as fabulous as ours we know the choice for that all-important family getaway may be a tough one!

Home from home


If it’s a country break away from the usual hustle and bustle you crave (yes, we mean that crazy school run!) Bartley Lodge is the family hotel in Hampshire for you. Tucked away at the end of a woodland drive with plenty of space (by that we mean eight acres) for the kids to roam around and explore, it’s the perfect base for a family holiday in the New Forest.

With rooms of all sizes and grandeur, and beds from twin to our incredibly elegant king size four-posters, there are endless choices that fit the needs of all families.

We know just how important it is keeping your family fed and watered throughout a staycation and, trust us, with our British-inspired menu, bursting with our best-loved seasonal dishes, there won’t be a single grumble during your stay. In addition to afternoon tea and delicious Sunday lunch, you’ll be pleased to know that we have a specially designed children’s menu too.

If it’s a special occasion, you might want to seat your family in our proper dining room or enjoy your meal in the sunshine outside on our beautiful stone terrace. Family favourites include dinner in our orangery with views over our gardens or in our cosy, historic drawing room by the fire – ideal if your four-legged friend is on their ‘jollies’ too.

Food glorious food


If you’re one of those families that spends most of their vacation sampling the best food in the area, then you’re going to want to bring your loved ones to Forest Lodge Hotel. Just minutes away from Lyndhurst, Forest Lodge is home to an award-winning restaurant ready to welcome foodies in to explore the delight it has to offer.

Not only does this Georgian townhouse hotel boast free Wi-Fi, ev charging, an indoor pool for the whole family to enjoy and dog friendly so your family pet doesn’t get left out of the fun family trip, there are really handy family style rooms that are generously proportioned and cleverly designed, perfect for bringing the little ones along – featuring discreet foldaway bunks or sofa beds. Perfect if you are looking for a New Forest family hotel!

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If you’re in desperate need of that bonding trip and trying to peel your kids away from endless screen time, then a stay in Beaulieu Inn is the family friendly hotel in the New Forest that you need. Away from the noisy world, you and your nearest and dearest can enjoy breathtaking views not to mention that the Wi-Fi is a little eccentric so it is an ideal time to put the phones away and reconnect.

Just steps away is The Drift, a relaxed and informal pub ideal for young families and larger family groups – and of course your dog is welcome too! This family-friendly spot boasts a great atmosphere and plenty to eat from pub classics as well as lunch, quick bites, and hearty family breakfasts to enjoy before you head out into Beaulieu for the day.

Rooms at the Beaulieu Inn are ideal for a family getaway, but they don’t compromise on style and luxury, with hideaway rooms under the eaves, superbly-appointed suites, clever family rooms and peaceful rooms in the garden a perfect base to explore The New Forest.

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