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Top Sandbanks Family-Friendly Hotels

Harbour Heights Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £179 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (289 reviews)
Families like: near the beach, extra beds/cots, free breakfast for the whole family
Nice spot

"Enjoyed the hotel. Comfy bed and a nice breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 29 Mar 2020

Harbour Heights Hotel
Haven Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £194 per night
3.9/5Very Good! (625 reviews)
Families like: on the beach, free breakfast for the whole family
Travellers say...

"Clean lovely place to stay ............... ......................,.,,,,.,,"…"

Reviewed on 30 Jul 2020

Haven Hotel
Sandbanks Hotel
Great for families
4 out of 5
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £184 per night
3.9/5Good! (570 reviews)
Families like: playground, on the beach, bike rentals, free breakfast for the whole family
Sandbanks with a view

"Fabulous. Except the buffet experience wasn’t that great We treated ourselves to a deluxe sea view and it was was stunning"…"

Reviewed on 22 Mar 2020

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Where should we stay in Sandbanks?

The welcoming destination of Sandbanks is a good choice if you've been thinking about a trip with your children. The beaches, restaurants and ferry rides are just a few things that make this an attractive family holiday destination. Take to the air and fly into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 30.8 mi (49.6 km) from the city centre. When you're considering where you should stay with the family, Expedia can help you find a great hotel in Sandbanks that offers the amenities you need, whether that's free breakfast or access to a bar.

When should we visit Sandbanks?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family trip. Use these tips to plan when to pack up the children and head to Sandbanks.

  • Hottest months: August, July, September and June, with an average temperature of 19°F
  • Coldest months: February, January, March and December, with an average temperature of 4°F
  • Driest months: April, February, October and March, with an average rainfall of 1.75 inches
  • Rainiest months: August, July, September and February, with an average rainfall of 3 inches

What should we see and do in Sandbanks?

While you and your family are visiting Sandbanks, you may want to explore some child-friendly attractions such as Sandbanks Ferry Terminal and Poole Harbour. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Brownsea Island, Bournemouth International Centre and Bournemouth Beach.

Sandbanks is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Restaurants

Frequently asked questions

What's Sandbanks like for family-friendly holidays?
The welcoming destination of Sandbanks is a good choice if you’ve been thinking about a trip with your children. The beaches, restaurants and ferry rides are just a few things that make this an attractive spot for a family holiday. Arrange a flight into Bournemouth (BOH-Bournemouth Intl.), which is the closest airport, or Southampton (SOU), which is located 30.8 mi (49.6 km) from the city centre.
What's the best place to stay for a family trip to Sandbanks?
Sandbanks Hotel is a top 4-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a restaurant and free breakfast. Other good options for your child-friendly holiday include Haven Hotel and Harbour Heights Hotel.
What's the seasonal weather in Sandbanks?
The hottest months are usually August and July, with an average temperature of 15°C, while the coldest months are February and January, with an average of 7°C. Average annual rainfall for Sandbanks is 786 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Sandbanks?
While you are visiting Sandbanks, you may want to round up the youngsters and make time to see interesting attractions such as Sandbanks Ferry Terminal, Poole Harbour and Bournemouth Pavillion Theatre. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Bournemouth Beach, Corfe Castle and Durdle Door.

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