Family-friendly holidays

From free food for children, games and colouring packs to special offers - our family-friendly accommodation makes Winchester an ideal place to spend your summer holidays. 

All the toys and baby essentials you'll need

Wallops Wood Cottages provide the perfect place to get your family together. Six 3 and 4-bedroomed cottages with a bath, fireguards for log burners and individual, safe, enclosed gardens. Kids and adults alike love the hot tubs! 

Baby basket and/or a toy basket provided, depending on the age(s) of the children visiting. Lots of baby equipment including potties, baby baths, high chairs, baby monitors, sterilising equipment, strollers and cots can be placed in your cottage to save you bringing your own. Plenty of toys for babies and children including ride ons, books, DVDs and board games. A full list can be found on the family pages of the website. Babysitters and bicycle hire can also be organised for you.

There’s lots for families to see and do locally.

Free food for little ones

Children receive colouring packs on arrival and all children under 13 sharing their parents room get free breakfast and free dinner at Holiday Inn Winchester (subject to terms and conditions – on the website).  Take the kids outside to have a go at dominoes, quoits and Jenga.

Enquire now for details of their special Marwell Zoo package

Kids stay free this summer

Lainston House Hotel has four dedicated family rooms which have two double beds and two which have sofa beds or extra z beds. Cots can be put in most rooms in the hotel. 

Special offer - kids go free during summer and October half term. 

There's a toy box in the drawing room, croquet on the south lawn plus Jenga and Connect 4. Look out for the treasure trail around the grounds which is complimentary - maps and quiz available from reception. Sit back in the giant deckchair or go for a cycle ride - the hotel has two children's bikes and adults bikes.

All children will have activity packs in their room on arrival and children's bathrobes. 

Why not try something different and book a  parent and child course in the hotel's cookery school with child size aprons.


  • Holiday Inn Winchester from the outside
    Where to stay

    Holiday Inn Winchester

    Around Winchester
    The four star Holiday Inn hotel in Winchester is the perfect place to stay, whether it be business, leisure or with the family.
  • Wallops Wood outside View
    Where to stay

    Wallops Wood Cottages

    Sheardley Lane
    Newly opened Wallops Wood has five contemporary luxury holiday cottages situated in the heart of the South Downs National Park.
  • Lainston House Exterior
    Where to stay

    Lainston House, an exclusive hotel

    A charming 17th century William and Mary house standing elegantly in 63 acres of Hampshire parkland.