When it comes to organising holidays with kids, trying to find a deal or specials on flights and accommodation is important. That’s because the less we spend on getting and staying there, means the more we can spend on nice meals and family friendly holiday activities.
Family Friendly Accommodation does not have the most properties for you to trawl through, but it does offer some of the very best holiday destinations where you and your children will be welcomed and well looked after.
Check out these accommodation specials from our Premium Partner properties. Our advice is book direct and discuss what you want out of your holiday so you can get the best room or package that suits you.
Remember, if you are not yet tied to school holidays, you will be able to score yourself some truly great rates outside of these peak holiday periods.
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Paradise Resort on the Gold Coast – this Gold Coast resort is all about kids with activities galore. Off-peak is the time to get amazing specials, which is great because here they do babies and toddlers so well. Book 5 nights accommodation by 4pm on March 11 and one kids club session per child, per day, daily activities, plus a bonus $400 to spend on-site during your stay.
Cedar Creek Lodges – a lovely Gold Coast hinterland escape with accommodation that can sleep a family of up to 9. This place is about family fun, with heaps of activities next door at Thunderbird Park. Check out the family package which includes family passes for some of these activities, including a half hour horse ride, mini golf and tree top challenge.
Northwind Beachfront Apartments – a central Mooloolaba location perfect for families with young children. Apartments can sleep a family or up to 7, with lower level apartments attracting a cheaper rate. Current specials include stay 4 nights, pay for 3; or stay 7 nights and only pay for 5. Subject to availability until 26 June 2015 (block out dates apply).
Wittacork Dairy Cottages – four cottages (one of which can sleep a family of up to 8) on a gorgeous Sunshine Coast hinterland dairy farm near Maleny,where your children can interact with the animals. A current mid-week special (Sunday to Thursday) is 3 nights accommodation from $540. Conditions apply until 31 March 2015.
On the Beach Apartments – a perfect base for a Tropical North holiday, opposite beautiful Trinity Beach. Save 25% on apartments that can sleep a family of up to 7, until 31 March 2015. Two bedroom apartment from $158 per night and a 3 bedroom beachfront apartment from only $248 per night
Endless Summer Resort – a quiet family friendly location at Coolum with 3 bedroom apartments that can sleep a family of 6 and a pool your children will love. Current specials available until 31 May (excluding Easter School Holidays) include a 30% saving on 2 bedroom (3 nights from $445) and 3 bedroom apartments (3 nights from $585). Must be booked and paid by 31 March 2015
South Pacific Resort & Spa – this lovely Noosa resort takes you away to the Pacific and is a family favourite, with apartment accommodation that sleeps up to 6. Keep an eye on their specials page for the latest deals.
Offshore Noosa Resort – this Noosaville accommodation offers spacious apartments that can sleep up to 7. The low-rise apartments are located around a central pool and bbq complex with a tropical feel. Current specials for February and March include stay 4 Nights, pay for 3.
Novotel Forest Resort – a family friendly resort offering comfortable accommodation close to Ballarat and Daylesford. The family fun package for a family of 4 starts at $229 and includes buffet breakfast, movie package and pizza dinner.
Truemans Cottages – this collection of Mornington Peninsula holiday homes has recently added a new one to the group and as a special, you can save 15% for 2 night stays at their new farm stay property, Kingston Farm Cottage, which can sleep up to 5. Includes use of a solar heated pool (mention the special when calling)
Melbourne Family Apartments – these two spacious apartments can sleep a family of 8, making them the perfect base for larger families on holiday in Melbourne. There is a standard 4 night minimum, but if you see a gap of less nights between bookings, contact the manager to arrange a fill-the-gap booking.
Solitary Islands Marine Resort – relax on the NSW North Coast and discover the spectacular scenery at Wooli, with cabin accommodation sleeping up to 9. Big 4 members get 50% off in February and March. Bookings must be by phone and quote Big 4 member. Subject to availability. 50& off rack rate for 2 people (children extra)
Banjos Bushland Retreat – A bushland oasis in the Hunter Valley, with 3 lodges,one of which can sleep up to 10 and which as a group, can sleep up to 24 people. Plenty of on-site activities for the whole family. Contact the owner for standby rates that might be available
Tathra Beach Family Park – Bring your best friend to beautiful Tathra Beach and stay in a pet friendly cottage for only $135 per night. (Minimum three night stay). That’s a wagging $160 saving off our standard rate. This price covers two guests and your pooch in a two bedroom fully self contained cottage (can sleep up to 4), with direct access to beautiful pet friendly/leash free Tathra Beach. Offer until March 31.
Accommodation Western Australia
Pemberton Farm Chalets – A perfect farm stay for large families at Pemberton WA, with a four-bedroom house sleeping up to 10. Two other chalets available, meaning a group of up to 22 can stay together. Check out the website for specials
Metro Hotel Perth – Enjoy stunning views of the Swan River and Perth city with an Easter Break deal. Package includes a complimentary upgrade to a Superior Riverview room (sleeps up to 4) and delicious Easter chocolates on arrival. Complimentary car parking is available.
Forte Cape View Apartments – Spend 3 nights in a 2-bedroom bungalow for up to 4 people only $495 or 3 nights in a 3-bedroom bungalow for up to 6 people only $660. Includes one free entry to the Yallingup Maze and ice creams in your unit on arrival.
Siesta Park Holiday Resort – Enjoy the great outdoors in this eco-tourism certified resort. With an adventure playground and private jetty, your kids will be hooked. Book direct for the best rates
Novotel Phuket Kamala Beach – Want more room on your family holiday in Phuket? Spread out in interconnecting rooms in this beachside resort and take advantage of the family friendly Novotel offer of 50% off a second room for families.
Karon Beach Resort and Spa – This Phuket resort was planned with parents in mind, with family rooms featuring a king bed and bunk for the kids. Make sure to book a package that includes a yummy buffet breakfast
Cortona Cashmere Farm – With the Australian dollar still holding strong against the Euro, the rates on offer at Cortona Cashemere Farm are extremely reasonable. Base yourself here and discover Tuscany. Features a fence pool (hard to find in Italy).
Note: specials quoted were correct as of 23 February 2015. Check with the individual properties for the most up-to-date specials on offer.