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.

Read more: Things to do in Tenby

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.

Read more: Great beaches for family holidays in Wales

Modern hotel surrounded by green hills and trees with distant sea views

The Trededdian Hotel, Aberdyfi, North Wales

Standard Room

Atlantic Hotel South Beach

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.
The Dragon Hotel

Dragon Hotel

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Abersoch Beach

Porth Tocyn Hotel

Dolbadarn Castle
Trefeddian Hotel, Aberdyfi

Trefeddian Hotel

Dolbadarn Castle

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.

Read more: 10 brilliant places to discover in Conwy

Couple with young baby enjoy a glass of wine on a hotel balcony with views across the river
An indoor spa pool with water jets

Views from the balcony and the Marine Spa at the Quay Hotel, Conwy, North Wales

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.

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Quay Hotel & Spa

Dolbadarn Castle

Peterstone Court

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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.

fluorescently lit spa pool with loungers.
Modern hotel room with open door to balcony with sea views
Plates of food and glasses on wine on an outdoor terrace table

The spa pool, a comfy room and lunch with a view at Cliff Hotel, Gwbert-on-sea, Mid Wales

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.

Read more: Exploring Cardiff in 24 hours

The Cliff Hotel & Spa

The Cliff Hotel & Spa

Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

Park Plaza Hotel - Cardiff

Landscape of the attractions at Cardiff Bay seen from the water.

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

Parents and two young girls have fun chasing large soap bubbles
Family on a ropes course.

Family fun with bubbles and on the low ropes at Celtic Manor Resort, Newport, South Wales

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.

Read more: An Elan Valley adventure

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!

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The Celtic Manor Resort

Newport City
Landscape of the attractions at Cardiff Bay seen from the water.

Elan Valley Lodge

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Plas Talgarth Resort

Macdonald Plas Talgarth Resort

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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. Twr y Felin Hotel is part of the Rarebits Collection, which offer quality accommodation around Wales. The hotel offers a range of experiences, including a holistic wellness experience.

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lounge area in hotel with modern art work.

Twr y Felin Hotel, St Davids, West Wales

Plas Weunydd Hotel Exterior

Plas Weunydd

Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolbadarn Castle
Rope bridges, via ferrata & zip lines at Caverns

Zip World Llechwedd

Blaenau Ffestiniog
Dolbadarn Castle
Twr y Felin Hotel

Twr y Felin Hotel

St Davids
Aerial view of a harbour, two beaches and pastel coloured houses.

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.

Read more: Bargain family holidays in Wales

An adult and three children running on a beach.

Family fun on Pendine Beach, Carmarthenshire, West Wales

There are lots of other brilliant accommodation options for families in Wales too including family campsites, caravan parks and holiday parks.

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