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Family-Friendly Hotels in Lancaster, England

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Top Lancaster Family-Friendly Hotels

Toll House Inn
4 out of 5
Penny Street, Lancaster, England
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £81 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (289 reviews)
Lovely hotel

"Stayed one night, room and bed very comfortable and well kept. Good service and food in the restaurant was great."…"

Reviewed on 6 Mar 2020

Toll House Inn
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £135 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (610 reviews)

"Another amazing stay here. Opted for 2 bed this time and it was massive!!! Nice little balcony too. Even though leisure centres had been closed the day before we arrived and all restaurants, they offered take away service and it was amazing. Can’t wait to go back again."…"

Reviewed on 10 Apr 2020

Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts
The Sun Hotel & Bar
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £62 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (126 reviews)

"Central location. Warm, friendly. Comfortable rooms great bar & eating."…"

Reviewed on 16 Dec 2019

The Sun Hotel & Bar
Lancaster House Hotel
The price is £78 per night
4.5/5Wonderful! (807 reviews)
Just perfect

"This 2 night stay was just perfect made that way by the staff. A special mention to Michelle in the bar and Connor in the restaurant who were fantastic"…"

Reviewed on 16 Mar 2020

Lancaster House Hotel
The Coach House
3.5 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £90 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (99 reviews)
Lovely Hotel

"A lovely old hotel with very friendly helpful staff."…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

The Coach House
Holiday Inn Lancaster
4 out of 5
Free cancellation
The price is £64 per night
4/5Very Good! (771 reviews)
Great place to stay

"Great hotel, friendly and very helpful check in staff, room was great, clean and modern, the hotel also has a pool gym ect which was a very welcomed bonus. We paid for a beakfast but was left a little disapointed by it arrived at 7.35am and the hot food was allready cold also had to ask twice for ..."…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar 2020

Holiday Inn Lancaster
Royal Kings Arms
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3.5/5Good! (137 reviews)
Good location

"Good location clean, parking even thou some dipstick parked blocking the entrance in-out had to go ask reception to get it moved ,and a dipstick in a yellow car parked same way otherwise great hotel"…"

Reviewed on 29 Feb 2020

Royal Kings Arms
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Where should we stay in Lancaster?

You may want to consider the historic destination of Lancaster if you've been thinking about a trip for the whole family. The entertainment, castle and theatres are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is located 48 mi (77.2 km) from the city centre. When you're thinking about where to stay in Lancaster, you might want to consider one of the 8 family-friendly hotels and other types of accommodation here.

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

Lancaster House Hotel: Offers an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. Guests like the quiet location at this 4-star hotel.

Holiday Inn Lancaster – Features an indoor pool, a restaurant and free parking. This 4-star hotel is popular with guests for its central location.

When should we visit Lancaster?

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 Lancaster.

  • Hottest months: August, July, June and September, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 1°F
  • Driest months: May, April, July and June, with an average rainfall of 1 inches
  • Rainiest months: November, September, December and August, with an average rainfall of 2.25 inches

What should we see and do in Lancaster?

While you are visiting Lancaster, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Lancaster City Museum and The Dukes. Make sure that you have lots of time for activities such as Grand Theater and Judges' Lodgings.

Lancaster is also well-known for the:
  • Theatre
  • University life
  • Historical sites
  • Entertainment
  • Restaurants

Getting around Lancaster

If you'd like to explore more of the area, ride aboard a train from Lancaster Station, Wennington Station or Bentham Station. Lancaster might not have as many public transport choices so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

Frequently asked questions

What's Lancaster like for family-friendly holidays?
The historic destination of Lancaster is a great choice if you’ve been considering a holiday with the children. The entertainment, castle and theatres are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford), which is located 48 mi (77.2 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option when travelling with children to Lancaster?
Thurnham Hall by Diamond Resorts is a top 4-star aparthotel on Expedia for families, and features an indoor pool and a restaurant. Other options to stay with the children include Holiday Inn Lancaster and The Sun Hotel & Bar.
What's the seasonal weather like in Lancaster?
The hottest months are usually July and August, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 5°C. Average annual rainfall for Lancaster is 627 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Lancaster?
While you and your family are visiting Lancaster, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Yorkshire Dales National Park and The Dukes. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Blackpool Tower, Blackpool Central Pier and Morecambe Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Lancaster?
If you want to see more of the area, hop on a train from Lancaster Station, Wennington Station or Bentham Station. Lancaster might not have many public transport choices, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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