Checking into a B&B with the family can provide the perfect opportunity to sit back, relax, and take in some much needed quality time. For travellers, finding the perfect place to suit different age ranges can be difficult. But when it comes to the United Kingdom, it seems Cornwall is the place to be, as the county has just been named by the AA (Automobile Association) as the most family-friendly holiday destination in the country.
Announced as part of National B&B Day, the AA revealed its top selection of family-friendly places across the United Kingdom, with the South West, North Yorkshire and Cumbria proving to be the top regions for families looking for child-friendly bed and breakfasts this season. Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly took the top spot, with 72 B&Bs registered with the AA offering additional services and facilities aimed at families, including children’s menus, babysitting services, safe play areas and children’s entertainment.
With 68 B&Bs catering for families of all ages, Devon was awarded a close second, while Somerset came in third with 67 B&Bs that offer family-friendly extras. Yorkshire was fourth on the list with 65, followed by Cumbria with 47.
In total, the study showed that 1226 B&Bs registered with the AA are family-friendly, taking bookings from families with children of any age, and 1215 of these offer something extra to make families’ lives easier. The most popular benefit is the option of a children’s menu which can be found at over 40% of the UK’s family-friendly B&Bs, followed by safe play areas (7%), babysitting services (3%) and children’s entertainment (1%).
The AA also named nine B&Bs across the country as the most family-friendly overall; Double-Gate Farm in Wells, Somerset, Cottage in Hope Cove, Devon, Stoke Gabriel Lodgings – Badgers Retreat in Totnes, Devon, The Commercial In Tarland, Aberdeenshire, The Coppleridge Inn in Motcombe, Dorset, The Crown Inn in Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire, The Haughmond in Upton Magna, Shropshire, The Royal Oak in Chichester, West Sussex and Trecarne House in Liskeard, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly.