Family friendly hotels with a pool
Most family friendly hotels with pools have fixed times when children are allowed in the pool area. So take this into account when you plan your day to make sure you’re not disappointed.
Atlantic Hotel, Tenby
Perched above the shoreline at Tenby, the Atlantic Hotel combines traditional comfort with sleek spa and pool facilities. Several larger rooms have extra beds and children are welcome in the pool with adult supervision. Tenby is ideal for families with sheltered beaches and a busy town full of friendly shops and restaurants.
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The Dragon Hotel, Montgomery
The Dragon Hotel oozes atmosphere, with its wooden beams and fireplaces. Montgomery has an ancient castle, Georgian town hall and brace of friendly shops and museums to explore. Four rooms are extra large with space for additional beds. Being an old building it's better suited to slightly older kids. The heated indoor pool is open for children supervised by an adult.
Porth Tocyn, Abersoch
Families are made very welcome at Porth Tocyn, a longstanding hotel close to one of Wales’ classic seaside resorts. There's a cosy snug with TV, DVDs/videos and a games room with table tennis. High chairs, cots and listening devices are available, plus the use of a fridge and microwave for parents of younger children.
Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi
Light, bright and modern, Trefeddian Hotel is located close to the beachfront near Aberdyfi. Many of the rooms have expansive sea views. It's really suited to families - with family rooms, an indoor games room, outdoor play areas and kids' menus. The indoor swimming pool and spa bath overlook those spectacular views too.
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Family friendly spa hotels
Family friendly spa hotels in Wales are the perfect place for all the family to relax. All of these allow children in the pool with adult supervision - usually at fixed times.
The Quay, Deganwy
Set on the banks of the river Conwy, The Quay is a haven of tranquillity. The suites work well for families with a roomy double and separate lounge with sofa bed. All offer views across to mighty Conwy Castle. The Marina Spa has a good indoor pool with set times for kids under adult supervision. Massages, sauna and steam rooms are all right there for adults too.
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Peterstone Court, Llanhamlach
Peterstone Court is a stylishly classic countryside hotel surrounded by leafy woodland. Two of the larger rooms have sofa beds ideal for younger kids. There's a nice children's menu in the restaurant and kids can use the heated outdoor pool with adult supervision. The spa is a cosy, comforting space perfect for unwinding with a relaxing massage.
The Cliff Hotel, Gwbert-on-sea
Set on a headland overlooking beautiful Cardigan Bay, the Cliff Hotel has spacious and bright rooms and there are several for families with bunkbeds for younger kids and singles for older ones. Along with a 9-hole golf course, there's also a luxurious spa. Sauna, steam room and shimmering pool are all on offer. Kids are allowed in the pool with adult supervision at specific times each day.
Park Plaza, Cardiff
The Park Plaza, Cardiff is perfect for exploring our bustling capital city – the castle, shops and parks are on the doorstep. Rooms are comfy and stylishly appointed and the Laguna Spa and gym offers sumptuous treatments along with a 20 metre stainless steel pool, spa bath and steam room. There are fixed times for children to use the pool with a supervising adult.
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Hotels with family activities
Whilst Wales offers all sorts of exciting days out, there are hotels with family activities on site too - particularly handy if you have kids who never seem to get tired!
Celtic Manor, Newport
A top venue for spa accommodation and golfing, Celtic Manor also offers great activities for kids. Adults might appreciate the chance to relax in the spa or play a round, while kids can let off steam on tree top rope walks and a forest net course. Or they can try archery, laser clays or adventure golf. There's action and adventure for kids from as young as three.
Read more: Things to do in Newport
Elan Valley Lodge, Rhayader
If you're looking for something for older, adventurous kids Elan Valley Lodge is ideal. Set in acres of countryside, it’s a base for outdoor adventure and team building. So it’s perfect for a group of families to have fun together. Orienteering, canoeing, raft building, abseiling and climbing are just some of the activities to try. Rooms are ensuite and meals are provided.
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Plas Talgarth Resort, Machynlleth
Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort offers self-catered apartments, lodges and villas within landscaped grounds perfect for families from small to very large, including pets. Choose to cook in or dine at the onsite restaurant. There are indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, pitch and putt, table tennis and more. Of course with Snowdonia on the doorstep you’ll want to do some walking too!
Plas Weunydd, Blaenau Ffestiniog
Plas Weunydd in Eryri (Snowdonia) was named Best Hotel in Wales 2022 by The Sunday Times. It's on the same site as Zip World Llechwedd, featuring a four person zip wire, bounce below and Caverns and Deep Mine Tour. It's also within easy reach of beaches and mountains. This family and dog friendly boutique bed and breakfast has 24 unique and stylish rooms, as well six luxury safari tents.
Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids
Twr y Felin Hotel, is a 4 Star Gold Hotel in a memorable location overlooking the Pembrokeshire coast in St Davids. This former windmill has handcrafted furniture and contemporary artwork. The hotel offers a range of experiences, including a holistic wellness experience.
Family hotels on a budget
Family friendly hotels in Wales come in all price brackets. You’ll find great value for money with lots of budget family hotels dotted across the country.
Premier Inn offers its comfy, well appointed rooms at over 30 sites dotted across Wales from South to North. They tend to be found in cities and towns with places like Swansea, Cardiff, Llandudno, Wrexham and Aberystwyth well served.
Similar in style, Travelodge has several sites in Wales too. Unfussy accommodation that’s clean and bright works really well for family short breaks. Base yourself here and head out on an adventure!
Read more: Bargain family holidays in Wales
There are lots of other brilliant accommodation options for families in Wales too including family campsites, caravan parks and holiday parks.