Holiday Cottages Ideal for Children & Pets

There are so many possibilities in the UK for a family cottage holiday it's almost overwhelming trying to decide where to go. So we'll narrow it down for you; for child and dog friendly cottages in Wales, look no further than North Wales!

North Wales is an ideal destination brimming with options for your family if you have young children, pets or both. You'll find a corner of Wales dense with beautiful natural destinations, accommodation suited to any family's needs, and plenty of family and pet friendly attractions.

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There are seven types of cottages you need to know about when thinking about a cottage break in North Wales - here's the lowdown of them all so you can decide what's best for you.

1. Remote cottages

These destinations are designed to offer you maximum privacy, and are perfect if you have a pet which doesn't do well with children or pets from other families, or if perhaps you and your family just needs a rural and tranquil break to recharge your batteries!

2. Town bungalows

A town destination can be ideal for a very small, young family who wants the ability to walk into a lively area during the day or at night. A bungalow in a place like Llandudno or Colwyn Bay is great if you're looking for a selection of nearby natural destinations and child-friendly activities during the day, but more diverse evening offerings than the local rural pub when you get back from a day of hiking.

3. Village cottages

Designed to offer you a recluse from the urban hustle and bustle, but still only a short drive or walk to the local pub, village cottages are ideal for families and brilliant for anyone with a dog who likes long walks capped off with a lie down in a charming rural pub. The good news is - North Wales has plenty of friendly villages and pubs!

4. Working farms

For a more unique experience, consider staying in working farm accommodation. As well as your pets being welcome, you and your children can spend an educational and fascinating weekend immersed in the sights and sounds of everyday life in the Welsh countryside.

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5. Cottages for big families

If you've got a big family or you want to share accommodation with other families, you can easily find wonderful cottage accommodation with beds for up to 14 to sleep comfortably and room for your pets.

6. Disabled or limited mobility

If a member of your family is a wheelchair user or has limited mobility, North Wales offers multiple cottages designed to accommodate family members with different levels of mobility needs.

7. No pets

Finally, if you're after a cottage holiday but you or your child suffer with animals allergies or asthma, it's possible to find accommodation where all reasonable steps have been taken to ensure a pet-free environment for your family.

Once you've chosen the perfect cottage for your family break (whether you're taking your pets with you or not) it's time to come up with your plan of action for the week. North Wales is jam- packed full of exciting activities for you and the family.

If your family is adventure-seeking, why not take a trip out to the River Tryweryn and challenge yourself to some white water rafting? If you prefer to stay on land, the Llandudno Ski and Snowboard Centre is great for all ages, whether you brave the ski slope, jump into a sno-tube or hold on tight to a toboggan. 2016 is Wales' Year of Adventure, so try something new and 'Find Your Epic'.

Often, you may despair trying to find something to do if you have younger children, but North Wales really is the perfect place to your little monkeys. If you're little ones are animal-mad, why not visit the Dwyfor Ranch Animal Park? If they're amazed by starfish and seahorses, a visit to the Anglesey Sea Zoo may be in order. Or try something different and visit the Harlequin Puppet Theatre in Colwyn Bay!

Of course, if your four-legged friend is accompanying you on your holiday, there are plenty of activities where they can come along, too! From beaches such as Point of Ayr beach, to lakes such as Llyn Elsi, to forests such as Gwydir Forest, there's enough to keep you and the dogs busy for the whole holiday. The real difficultly is deciding where to go first!

Your family is unique, and so are your needs as a family, and pets only add another variable. This is what makes North Wales such a fantastic break destination; whatever you need the right attractions and accommodation are right there waiting for you.

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