Top 8 Baby Friendly Holidays

 

What do you want on a baby friendly holiday?

It can sometimes seem like a mammoth task just leaving the house when you have a baby, let alone planning to go away on holiday. The idea of long journeys and being away from all the things you need for your baby can seem overwhelming. This is one of the reasons we launched Little Clogs. We wanted to highlight baby friendly holidays which are close by which aren’t on all the usual baby and toddler holidays websites.

 

Why are Holland and Belgium such baby friendly destinations?
  • They are easily accessible, either a very short flight or easy ferry/tunnel journey away. Once you arrive in Holland or Belgium the holiday resort is always just a short drive away. They are ideal destinations to drive to and you can take everything you need with you.
  • They have some of the cleanest and safest beaches in Europe
  • Options for walks and bike rides with your baby are endless in the National Parks and the woodlands surrounding the holiday parks.
  • They are small, varied and easy to get around. Wherever you decide to visit in Holland or Belgium you are never far from the main cities and attractions.
  • It’s warm but not too hot in the summer. Temperatures sit around the mid 20s which is perfect beach weather.
  • Everyone here loves children and babies!

Woodland Walks Coldenhove

 

Why are holiday parks perfect when you have a baby?

Natural setting: They are all located in beautiful nature, either on the coast or in woodland. These are calm environments for babies with plenty to explore and keep them stimulated.

Hof van Saksen Lake Beach

Baby friendly accommodations: All of the Landal children’s themed accommodations in our collection come with cot, baby bath, highchair, toddler cutlery and crockery and in certain accommodations a changing table, play pen and pull along cart are available. All of the Landal baby friendly accommodations have stair gates, childproof electric sockets and child locks on the cupboards. They also come with toys and games. A selection of the Landal parks in the Hoge Veluwe also have new Baby Bungalows which have additional baby equipment such as play mats, night lights, baby toys and bottle warmer. These are featured on Coldenhove, Rabbit Hill and Landgoed’t Loo. Exclusively on Hof van Saksen you can book a Newborn Farmhouse which comes complete with baby rocker, swinging cradle (and normal cot), bottle warmer and video monitor.

Hof van Saksen Newborn Farmhouse

Convenience: Holiday parks have well stocked shops which sell baby essentials such as food, nappies, formula and dummies, they have high chairs in the restaurants and the facility to heat up baby milk and food. If you want to eat at home then the accommodations have fully equipped kitchens where you can do everything at your own pace. Equally at the onsite restaurants there are no set times for eating. You do what suits you.

Landal Restaurant with baby

Baby swimming: You will find warm and shallow indoor pools, with a separate area for babies and toddlers. These often have little slides and toys. At De Lommerbergen there are baby swimming sessions in quieter periods and Hof van Saksen organises baby swimming lessons too.

Rabbit Hill Baby Swimming

Baby friendly activities: Holiday parks have indoor and outdoor baby and toddler play areas and many have sandy lake beaches where babies can kick around and feel the sand between their toes. You may also find petting farms where little ones can get up close to some of their favourite animals. Babies will love visiting Bollo the Bear’s house in each park. Here they can peek through the window and see where he lives, ring the door bell and hear his special song or leave a drawing in his letter box. Bollo is also available for a cuddle and a story around the park. Something else we love about all of the Landal parks in our collection is that you can hire family bikes and baby seats and explore the nature that’s on your doorstep. Or just go for a stroll straight into nature with your buggy directly from the park.

Baby Meets Bollo Rabbit Hill

 

Top 8 Baby Friendly Holidays 

Landal Coldenhove 

Coldenhove bungalow

Set in the heart of the beautiful Hoge Veluwe National Park Coldenhove has a petting farm, an indoor baby and toddler pool, indoor and outdoor toddler play areas, a butterfly garden and Bollo the Bear. 4 and 6 person children’s bungalows are available.

8 nights from 25th May in a 6 person Children’s Bungalow costs from €1029

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Hof van Saksen

Hof van Saksen beach

Located 2 hours from Amsterdam in the Dutch Drenthe region, luxury resort Hof van Saksen is ideal for babies and toddlers with its sandy lake beach, numerous play areas and baby swimming pool. It also has a huge indoor play area with separate baby section. Children’s themed accommodation is thatched farmhouses for up to 8 people and Newborn Farmhouses for 4 people.

8 nights from 25th May in a 4 person Children’s Farmhouse costs from €1409

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Landal De Lommerbergen

Baby Swimming Lommerbergen

De Lommerbergen is located in Limburg in the south and has a subtropical swimming paradise for the whole family. With a separate baby and toddler pool and baby swimming sessions it ensures that the youngest members of the family are well catered for! It also has a petting farm, butterfly garden, indoor and outdoor play.

8 nights from 25th May in a 4 person Children’s Bungalow costs from €759

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Landal Esonstad

Esonstad Children's Accommodation

Esonstad is a peaceful family focused resort just over the water from the world heritage Wadden Islands. It has an indoor baby and toddler pool, indoor play area and sandy outdoor play area. You can stay in traditional Dutch style houses with fenced gardens.

8 nights from 25th May in a 6 person Children’s Residence  costs from €869

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Landal Rabbit Hill

Rabbit Hill Petting Farm

Rabbit Hill is set in the heart of the Hoge Veluwe National Park and you can see red squirrels and rabbits from your bungalow! It has a fantastic hub with indoor and outdoor play, a superb baby and toddler pool and a lovely little petting farm. Bollo the Bear has his own house just by the entrance. It’s extremely well placed for visiting lots of places in the area and getting out on family bike rides too.

8 nights from 25th  May in a 6 person Children’s Bungalow costs from €839

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Landal Mooi Zutendaal

Mooi Zutendaal is on the edge of the Belgian Hoge Kempen National Park where babies can take their first steps on the barefoot trail. This is a calm, peaceful park in stunning scenery with indoor and outdoor pools, indoor and outdoor play areas and some lovely children’s themed bungalows. You might even get to go on a picnic with Bollo.

8 nights from 25th May in a 6 person Children’s Bungalow costs from €889

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Landal Ouddorp Duin

Ouddorp Duin villas and dunes

Located on an island in southern Holland this is an idyllic holiday a short walk from a beautiful beach. The accommodation is luxury villas which are dotted between little sand dunes where babies and toddlers can explore and play in the sand. With an indoor pool and indoor and outdoor play areas this is a fantastic park for babies and toddlers.

8 nights from 25th May in a 6 person Children’s Villa costs from €1519

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Landal Land van Bartje

Het Land Van Bartje Indoor Play

Het Land van Bartje in an action packed park in beautiful nature, next to a forest. It has a pony ranch where babies and toddlers can stroke and pet the ponies, a petting farm, indoor baby and toddler pool, and huge indoor play area with a massive sand pit! You can stay in traditional Dutch houses here which are spacious and have lots of outside space.

8 nights from 25th May in a luxury 6 person Children’s Farmhouse Residence costs from €1309

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