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8 toddler friendly activities for your next UK holiday


Going away with your little one for a tots holiday can be a daunting experience, especially if it’s their first ever trip away. You might be wondering: what should I pack? How will I keep them occupied? How expensive will it be? Choosing a staycation with Verdant Leisure means you can skip the stress of airports, save money with our fantastic offers, and let your toddler get involved with our specialised activities just for tots during our Tots Takeover Breaks.

1. Creative Fun

Check out our specialised toddler-friendly entertainment programme:

  • Sunrise Mornings: begin the day with art, music, and magic
  • Imagination Station: enter a world of mermaids, pirates, and superheroes!

Join us for our upcoming Tots Takeover Breaks. Holidaying midweek outside of the school holidays means you can avoid the crowds and enjoy a more peaceful getaway with your toddler. Plus, we’ll have plenty going on to entertain your tot! Our upcoming Tots Takeover Breaks are:

17th - 21st June 2024

9th - 13th September 2024

2. Immersive Experiences

Brand new for 2024, we’ve got a fun-packed schedule for under 5s! Check out the action:

  • Crazy Carts: have a spin in our mini motors
  • Baby Rave: featuring tiny glow in the dark fun
  • Baby Beach Party: a true sensory experience with sun, sea, and sand
  • Excited Explorers: an adventure for our inquisitive little friends
Sunrise mornings

3. Fantastic (discounted) family days out

When visiting North Devon, The Big Sheep Farm & Theme Park is a must-visit with the little ones! Expect adorable animals, indoor and outdoor play areas, live shows, and more! Plus, as a Golden Coast holiday guest, you can grab a 25% discount on tickets when presenting your key card on arrival.

Thinking of booking a Tots Takeover Break in June? Our resident foxes, Vinnie and Violet, will be at The Big Sheep between 10am and 12pm on Wednesday 19th June. We’d love to see you there!

If you’re staying in East Lothian, the whole family can enjoy a fun day out at East Links Family Park. You can meet a range of farm animals, hop on the Safari Train, find your way through the musical maze, and bounce on the trampolines. Thurston Manor guests can a 20% discount when presenting your key card on arrival.

Vinnie at The Big Sheep

4. Meet some friendly faces

Vinnie, one of our resident foxes, has asked us to pass on a message to you and your tot:

“Hello! My name is Vinnie. I’m a fox who lives at the Verdant Leisure parks with my sister, Violet. We’ve got a really special offer for your next Tots Takeover Break – book a VIP Meet & Greet with Violet and I! We’ll come and visit you at your accommodation for plenty of hugs and high fives. Simply schedule a time with the Reception team when you check in.”

We’ve also recently had a new friend join us at Verdant Leisure, especially for toddler-friendly entertainment. Sonny Day is bright, warm, and kind, and he can’t wait to meet you!

Vinnie & Violet

5. Explore the great outdoors

Our holiday parks are located in some fantastic wildlife hotspots! Embark on a journey through nature with our Discovery Trail, where you can learn all about your favourite woodland animals, birds, bugs, and marine wildlife. What’s more, when booking a Tots Takeover Break, you can get a Discovery Trail booklet - usually £3 - for free from Reception!

6. Grab some (free) delicious food and drinks

When holidaying with Verdant Leisure, there’s no need to leave the park to enjoy some delicious, freshly prepared food and drinks. Plus, when visiting us for a Tots Takeover Break, you can save some money, because tots eat free!* Offer available at the following venues:

7. Swim, splash, play

Being on holiday is the perfect opportunity to teach your toddler to swim, or help them practise in a comfortable environment. Booking a slot with Reception means you can choose a time when the pool area won’t be too busy. We have heated indoor swimming pools at Golden Coast, Riverside, and Thurston Manor, plus two outdoor heated swimming pools at Golden Coast, so they can splash and play ‘til their heart’s content!

8. Enjoy a chilled-out day in your accommodation

Sometimes, you just want to have a lazy day – especially if it’s raining. Or, you might fancy a relaxing afternoon after a morning full of exploring. When you arrive on a Tots Takeover Break, you’ll find a special welcome pack in your accommodation, complete with colouring books, pencils, a Vinnie or Violet plush toy, and healthy snacks. This means you can keep your toddler engaged with something fun while you unpack your bags, prepare a brew, or simply chill out on the sofa. Plus, they can take their new plush toy home with them as a keepsake from one of their first ever holidays.

There are plenty of activities for toddlers aged 5 and below to get involved in on holiday, meaning the whole family can enjoy a fun-filled, stress-free break. So, are you ready to get away? Find out more and book your toddler-friendly holiday by clicking here.

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