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Family-Friendly Hotels in Darlington, England

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Top Darlington Family-Friendly Hotels

Clow Beck House
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £140 per night
4.9/5Exceptional! (54 reviews)
Families like: playground, extra beds/cots, laundry facilities
Travellers say...

"We loved everything about Clow Beck House and especially the genial and brilliant Heather and David. The setting is superb, the rooms well appointed and the welcome so warm you could toast your toes on it. The restaurant food is quite outstanding and served in delightful surroundings. We held a family ..."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Clow Beck House
Headlam Hall Hotel
Great for families
The price is £175 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (31 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, mini golf, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Heavenly Headlam

"As usual an awesome stay at Headlam Hall: Spa is fantastic, room in the old part of the hotel was gorgeous, food was beautiful and the staff are warm and welcoming. Would definitely give it a 10 out of 10 and highly recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 13 Feb 2020

Headlam Hall Hotel
Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £59 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (194 reviews)
Families like: playground, extra beds/cots, laundry
A lovely find, really enjoyed my stay

"A lovely find, really enjoyed my stay"…"

Reviewed on 29 Jan 2020

Best Western Walworth Castle Hotel
Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £48 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (270 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, washer and dryer, laundry
Travellers say...

"Good Hotel"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M
The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
4.1/5Very Good! (259 reviews)

"Room was ideal and value for money. Breakfast excellent. Parking easy, quiet environment."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western
Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £50 per night
4/5Very Good! (386 reviews)

"Lovely location, close proximity to where I needed to be."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Mercure Darlington Kings Hotel
Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club
Great for families
The price is £53 per night
4/5Very Good! (256 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"The hotel is very tired, rooms need updating, channels on TV very limited. Carpet had bits on it, could have been down to age or hoover not picking them up. Room window shows signs of rotting and is difficult to get open not sure if it does. Staff are pleasant and accommodating."…"

Reviewed on 21 Dec 2019

Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club
Hotel Bannatyne Darlington
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night
4/5Very Good! (213 reviews)

"Good location. Nice hotel. Nice decor."…"

Reviewed on 23 Feb 2020

Hotel Bannatyne Darlington
Blackwell Grange Hotel
Great for families
3 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night
3.7/5Good! (284 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Lovely refurbished room. Friendly helpful staff. Ideal location."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Blackwell Grange Hotel
The St George Hotel
Great for families
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3.6/5Good! (264 reviews)
Families like: extra beds/cots, laundry
Travellers say...

"Lovely little hotel, few issues with my hotel.com booking and the reception tried to make me pay again as they haven’t heard of Hotels.com but after a 20 min discussion and a call to hotel.com (who eventually sent an email to confirm) it was all ok. Made me late for a really important meeting so ..."…"

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2018

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Where should we stay in Darlington?

You may want to consider the welcoming destination of Darlington if you've been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The art scene, castle and famous monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Arrange a flight into Durham (MME-Tees Valley), which is the closest airport, or Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is located 36 mi (57.9 km) from the city centre. Darlington offers 11 child-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation so you have plenty of options when you're deciding where to stay.

When should we visit Darlington?

You're likely hoping for good weather for your family holiday. You can use these tips to decide when to grab the children and head to Darlington.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June and September, with an average temperature of 18°F
  • Coldest months: January, February, March and December, with an average temperature of 2°F
  • Driest months: April, September, March and July, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: December, August, October and February, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Darlington?

While you and your family are visiting Darlington, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Darlington Civic Theatre and Darlington Railway Centre and Museum. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Richmond Castle, Bowes Museum and Durham Cathedral.

Darlington is also well-known for the:
  • Art
  • Monuments
  • Golfing
  • Countryside

Getting around Darlington

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Darlington Station, North Road Darlington Station or Dinsdale Station. Darlington may not have many public transport options to choose from so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Darlington like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Darlington is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your children. The art scene, castle and famous monuments are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Newcastle (NCL-Newcastle Intl.), which is located 36 mi (57.9 km) from the city centre.
What's the best hotel for a family trip to Darlington?
Hall Garth Hotel and Country Club is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and 2 restaurants. Other good options for your family trip include Holiday Inn Darlington - North A1M and The George Hotel, Sure Hotel Collection by Best Western.
What's the weather like in Darlington?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 14°C, while the coldest months are January and February, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Darlington is 547 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Darlington?
While you are visiting Darlington, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Darlington Arena, Croft Circuit and Darlington Civic Theatre. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Barnard Castle, Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle.
What's the best way for us to get around Darlington?
If you want to see more of the area, hop on a train from Darlington Station, North Road Darlington Station or Dinsdale Station. Darlington might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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