North Yorkshire shines as AA reveals top spots for family holidays

North Yorkshire has been named in the top four destinations for family staycations in the UK.

By Duncan Atkins
Thursday, 9th January 2020, 11:38 am
Sunny Scarborough
Sunny Scarborough

Devon is the county with the most family-friendly hotels outside of London, but North Yorkshire and Cumbria were joint second with 18 hotels each offering family facilities.

In North Yorkshire, 100% of family-friendly hotels offer highchairs, while 94% offer cots and child-friendly menus or portions.

It is a further boost for the area in a traditionally quiet time of year - yesterday we revealed how Whitby was the number one resort for a staycation in Britain in 2019, according to holiday rental agency Snaptrip.

A New Year's Day stroll along the beach

The Top 10 destinations for family-friendly AA-rated hotels are:

1. London (26)

2. Devon (25)

3. Cumbria (18)

Snowdrops at Fountains Abbey

4. North Yorkshire (18)

5. Gloucestershire (16)

6. Hampshire (15)

7. Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (14)

8. Suffolk (13)

9. Cheshire (12)

10. Norfolk (11)

Simon Numphud, Managing Director at AA Media, said: “There are a huge variety of hotels suited to families in the UK, with over 400 establishments offering child-friendly facilities.

"We hope many more families will enjoy discovering the incredible hospitality of the UK’s hotels in 2020 and beyond.”