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Top Barnstaple Family-Friendly Hotels

Barn Conversion In Ideal Location To Explore North Devon Beaches And Exmoor
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (39 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, extra beds/cots, washing machine
A lovely break

"We gave two goods rather than excellents. Their could have been a clean sweep but the Wi-Fi was unsecured and didn't always work (not that it was a bother to my wife or I) but one of our daughters had come down and had to return the next day as she conducts her own business via the net and her laptop ..."…"

Reviewed on 27 Sep 2020

Barn Conversion In Ideal Location To Explore North Devon Beaches And Exmoor
Poppy Cottage on Historic North Devon Farm. Stunning Edge of Exmoor Location
Great for families
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4.8/5Exceptional! (5 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, kitchen, games room, games and toys
Comfortable stay

"Thank you Aiden and team for making us so welcome and for the Goody box for us to enjoy. Such a spacious cottage with the most comfortable beds. Everything we needed was there. Try harder with the weather next time!"…"

Reviewed on 11 Sep 2020

Poppy Cottage on Historic North Devon Farm. Stunning Edge of Exmoor Location
The Imperial Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Taw Vale Parade, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
4.4/5Wonderful! (175 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Super hotel, spotlessly clean. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 10 Sep 2020

The Imperial Hotel
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Yeo Dale Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Pilton Bridge, 124 Pilton Street, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night from 1 Dec to 2 Dec
4.4/5Excellent! (114 reviews)
Families like: free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travellers say...

"It was a lovely stay and the manager was very helpful. The room was immaculately clean and all the facilities were there. Plenty of teabags and milk etc and a very good full bottle of water. Two things I didn't much like. Though I was warned the low ceiling was quite tricky for a tall person and ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Aug 2020

Yeo Dale Hotel
Hunter's Inn
3.5 out of 5
Heddon Valley, Jose's Lane, Parracombe, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £89 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (21 reviews)
Welcome back to a favourite venue

"Having stayed here last year we were concerned how much covid19 had forced a change - the hotel had worked very hard to ensure saftey with major changes to table layout, with tables guaranteed for staying guest, continuous cleaning processes during the day, with excellent service at meal times and ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Jul 2020

Hunter's Inn
The Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Taw Vale, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellation
The price is £60 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (237 reviews)
Great room

"Very comfortable bed and generous shower room"…"

Reviewed on 11 Nov 2020

The Park Hotel
The Barnstaple Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Braunton Road, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £70 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
4.3/5Excellent! (218 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kids' club, laundry
Travellers say...

"The smoked haddock and poached egg breakfast was one of the best breakfasts I have eaten anywhere at any time."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

The Barnstaple Hotel
The Royal & Fortescue
Great for families
3 out of 5
Boutport Street, Barnstaple, England
The price is £60 per night from 17 Dec to 18 Dec
4.2/5Very Good! (213 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"We stayed in Room 404, which is part of "the mews". Comfortable enough but slightly on the damp side, which was remedied by opening the window. But, in these days of pandemic with a virus carried by airborne water droplets is it perhaps wise for the mews rooms to be used."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2020

The Royal & Fortescue
The Cedars Inn by Greene King Inns
3 out of 5
Bickington Road, Sticklepath, Barnstaple, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £46 per night from 6 Dec to 7 Dec
4/5Very Good! (267 reviews)

"It was very covid aware with a one way system throughout and plenty of space between the tables in the dining areas. The staff were especially friendly & attentive.The only problem we found was with the Poor wifi signal especially if you wanted to order/pay or use it for their own track and trace ..."…"

Reviewed on 30 Sep 2020

The Cedars Inn by Greene King Inns
Daisy Cottage on Historic North Devon Farm. Stunning Edge of Exmoor Location
Great for families
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Where should we stay in Barnstaple?

The welcoming destination of Barnstaple is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The swimming spots, coffee shops and restaurants are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is located 34.7 mi (55.8 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Barnstaple, you might want to consider one of the 11 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

Families on holiday have positive things to say about these types of accommodation:

The Barnstaple Hotel – Offers an indoor pool, a children's club and a restaurant. Guests like the central location and breakfast options at this 3-star hotel.

The Cedars Inn – Features a restaurant, free parking and free English breakfast. The overall comfort and quiet location make this 3-star inn popular with guests.

The Park Hotel – Offers 2 restaurants, free parking and laundry facilities. Guests like the comfy beds and central location at this 4-star hotel.

The Imperial Hotel – Features free parking and free WiFi. This inn is rated 3.5 stars.

When should we visit Barnstaple?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use this information to decide when to grab the children and head to Barnstaple.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: April, May, June and July, with an average rainfall of 64 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, October, January and December, with an average rainfall of 95.25 inches

What should we see and do in Barnstaple?

While you and your family are holidaying in Barnstaple, you may want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Pannier Market and Exmoor National Park. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Ilfracombe Harbour and Lynton and Lymouth Cliff Railway.

Barnstaple is also well-known for the:
  • Restaurants
  • Gardens
  • Riverfront

Getting around Barnstaple

To venture out into the surrounding area, ride aboard one of the trains from Barnstaple Station. Barnstaple might not have many public transport options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Barnstaple like for family-friendly holidays?
If you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children, the welcoming destination of Barnstaple is a good choice. The swimming spots, gardens and coffee shops are just a few things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Arrange a flight into Cardiff (CWL-Cardiff Intl.), which is located 38.2 mi (61.4 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for a family holiday in Barnstaple?
The Barnstaple Hotel is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a children’s club. Other good options for your family trip include The Cedars Inn by Greene King Inns and The Park Hotel.
How many family-friendly hotels will I find in Barnstaple?
Expedia has 11 family-friendly hotels and other accommodation options in Barnstaple.
What's the seasonal weather in Barnstaple?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are January and December, with an average of 6°C. Average annual precipitation for Barnstaple is 741 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Barnstaple?
Exmoor National Park, Pannier Market and Marwood Hill Gardens are interesting attractions that you and your family will enjoy exploring while you are staying in Barnstaple. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Saunton Sands, Woolacombe Beach and Ilfracombe Harbour.
What's the best way for us to get around Barnstaple?
To see more of the larger area, take a train from Barnstaple Station. Barnstaple might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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