Family Breaks York

Child Free Staycation

Looking for a child-free night or weekend break away in York without the kids?
York has some gorgeous hotels, rooms and apartments that are ideal for grown-up only breaks away.
York is a gorgeous city to enjoy child-free too with it’s many restairants, pubs and cafes as well as theatres, museums and more.
Check out our ‘adult-only’ accommodation options below.

Brecks Farm is just 5 minutes north of York and its historic centre, our 5 cottages are located in picturesque countryside with an array of wildlife, walks, and stunning sunsets literally on your doorstep.

York is one of the UK’s most fascinating cities and is just a short drive or bus ride away (5 minutes). The superbly appointed cottages are set around a courtyard that offers you seclusion, luxurious comfort, and that elusive getaway-from-it-all feeling which is so hard to find these days.

Our beautiful cottages offer a peaceful escape for couples and families of any age, with their own private gardens and patio’s some of which overlook fields and woodland. Parking is directly outside the property (with a charging point if you’re electric!). Wildlife fans won’t be disappointed!

We offer properties to cater for couples, families and larger family get togethers. Our properties all have free Wi-Fi with smart televisions, charcoal BBQ. Wood Burning stoves in all cottages except The Mill.

Guy, Tracey and family hope you book as we would love to welcoming you to the family Farm.

A Brecks Away Holiday Cottages, Brecks Farm, Wigginton Road, York, YO32 2RH

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For a unique, memorable stay in York, try the Bar Convent.

Our guest house is located within the Bar Convent Heritage Centre; the oldest living convent in the UK. Established in 1686, when Catholicism was illegal, our guest house is steeped in a fascinating history.

We have recently undergone a major refurbishment project with all rooms being newly decorated and some are brand new rooms. Single, Twin & Family Rooms available.

The location of the Bar Convent is second to none; just around the corner from York Railway Station and a stone’s throw from Micklegate Bar which is the main entrance into York’s historic walls, with an easy ten-minute walk into the city centre.

We also offer guests the use of a kitchen, seating area, laundry facilities and an activity booklet for our younger guests; all ideal for travelling with families. On site you can enjoy our café, garden and C18th chapel and discount to our fascinating exhibition.

Book direct to receive our award-winning cooked breakfast included in your stay.

17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

01904 643 238
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Simple Made Perfect. A seamless experience in scenic surroundings whether you are staying with us in York for business or leisure.

Nestled on five acres of lush greenery and beautiful landscaped gardens, overlooking the prestigious York Racecourse, our hotel offers a scenic escape for business and leisure guests in the charming and historic city of York. Family-friendly, we offer an array of amenities to keep little ones entertained.

Enjoy a comfortable stay in our guest rooms with premium bedding and towels, great showers, free and fast WiFi and workplaces designed to keep you productive. Luxurious guest suites with patios and balconies overlooking the gardens and Racecourse are perfect for guests looking for something extra special.

Embrace the outdoors with a game of tennis on our well-maintained court and drinks with a view on our Terrace. Wander our grounds and discover our very own orchard, bug hotel and unbeatable Racecourse views.

Relax or reenergise in our modern Fitness Club complete with indoor heated pool, whirlpool and children’s pool. Keep up with your fitness regime in our expansive gym, and for extra pampering, Select Beauty Salon offers an extensive list of beauty and wellness treatments.

Guests can savour the delicious and nutritious, farm to table dishes in the warm and inviting ambience of Cast Iron or enjoy an all-day menu and local craft beers and gins in the relaxed but vibrant bar and lounge. Guests are welcome to join our popular summer garden parties with live music and entertainment.

Our Grab & Go self-service station offers convenient access to premium food and beverages for guests on the go.

Our friendly and intuitive team are here to offer a warm welcome and ensure your stay is comfortable and productive, offering their local knowledge of the city to further enhance your stay and helping you to make the most of our facilities during your stay York.

Team Delta Hotels by Marriott York.

01904 701000
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Probably the most central hotel in York. Certainly the one with most personality! Fun, relaxed, friendly, historic, and a little bit quirky. Proud member of Indie York, dog friendly, independently owned, and home to the awesome Forest restaurant.

Small yet perfectly formed, the building was originally two Georgian townhouses, which have been combined to make this charming 12-bedroom hotel and restaurant.  There is a twin room, a number of doubles and even a ‘romantic’ room with a bath, exposed brick fireplace and views of the Minster. Breakfast is included with every booking.
Step out of the doors onto the busy shopping street of Low Petergate, and turn the corner to see the magnificent York Minster, situated immediately behind the hotel.
54 Low Petergate, York

01904 622 478
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Come play with us! Have a night away in your own amazing city and enjoy some deep discounts during the month of January 2024. We pay homage to you for playing fair with all our York visitors year-round by rewarding you with our discounts that are not available to anyone else. Impossible Motel is the most curious, playful, quirky, ‘marmite’ property in the City and bang in the centre opposite Betty’s!

We offer 3 very distinctively different rooms over 4 floors – our uber industrial basement rooms (and one on the first floor),  which are windowless fun with open shower and loo but zany and a little hedonistic £ 90 inc VAT  room only

Our more regular but luxuriously appointed rooms with touchy feely stylish bathrooms, and offered to our York residents at £115 inc VAT room only

Hot Tub Heaven – The only two rooms in the city with Private hot tub and terrace £ 195 inc VAT room only – going going gone!

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Bookings are open from now through to 31st January 2024
Stay dates are between 2nd January and 31st January 2024
Bookings can only be made within 3 days of arrival (eg: Thursday for Sunday)
Offer is subject to availability and sold on a non-refundable basis
Bookable dates are Sunday through Thursday on the above rates
Friday and Saturday are bookable with supplements to the above rates
Proof of residency required for these special rates

01904 500001
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For those searching for adventure in York, Middletons Hotel – part of Daniel Thwaites – provides the perfect base for the whole family.

The hotel’s Ultimate Treat Experience package includes an overnight stay in a Cottage room with a Chocolate and Orange miniature Gin and Tonic for the adults on arrival, entry tickets to York Chocolate Story for up to two adults and two children, breakfast on both mornings, on-site car parking and a £30.00 per person* dinner allocation on one-evening.

The Cottage rooms include a king size bed for the adults and bunkbeds for children under the age of 12, so there’s plenty of space to unwind after a busy day exploring.

Going above and beyond for their little guests, children will find a fun-filled welcome pack when they arrive. Each child gets their very own fluffy ‘VI Little P’ bathrobe, personalised cookie, fresh milk, tempting snacks and an exciting activity pack to keep them entertained. In the restaurant, young diners will find a delicious menu filled with all their favourite dishes.

To take the stress out of planning, the hotel offers a London-style concierge service where guests can easily gain access to and book tickets for York’s biggest attractions including City Cruises and York Dungeon.

Based on two adults sharing, prices start from £181.95 per person per night.

*Children’s meals are charged separately.

To book your family getaway, call Middleton Hotel’s reservation team or visit the website

01904 611570
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Studford Luxury Lodges have six luxury self-catering tree house lodges in North Yorkshire. The accommodation is entirely unique, built on stilts in private forest in the North York Moors National Park, and spaced well apart for ultimate privacy and peace. Each lodge has its own spacious decking, hot tub and sauna.

Picture yourself elevated among the treetops enjoying far-reaching forest views superb interiors and fabulous facilities.

Each lodge sleeps up to six people in three double ensuite rooms and has an open plan living area with full-height glass sliding doors leading to large private decking. Here you can eat al fresco; sunbathe in peace, or gaze at the stars through the tree canopy from the warmth of your very own hot tub.

Our stylish contemporary wood burners are a key feature in every lodge underfloor heating ensures a cosy stay all year round while electric barbeques are provided for use on your own decking.

Studford Luxury Lodges makes the perfect space from which to explore The North York Moors National Park – an area renowned for its stunning moorland landscape, spectacular coastline, ancient woodlands and abbeys.

For those who love to be active there is cycling, quad biking, horse riding, bushcraft and much more all within driving distances of the lodges.

Studford Luxury Lodges, High Street, Near Ampleforth, York, YO62 4BH

01439 788991
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We are a family run Holiday home business based close to the centre of York, on Micklegate. Jools and Jerry have lived in York for over 30 years, and watched the city develop into an amazing cultural centre – steeped in history with fantastic restaurants and pubs, and many festivals throughout the year – we want to share this wonderful little city with you.

Whether you are visiting with a young family or a weekend away without the kids we are happy to support with everything from travel cots and high chairs, offers of a themed Harry Potter room under the stairs right in front of York Minster or romantic escapes for when you can get a babysitter.

There is so much to explore in this historic city so why not stay right in the heart of York in an historic holiday home steeped in character but with all the modern conveniences you could ask for. Some properties come with parking – please enquire for more information.

01904 228007
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Wigwam holidays Ball Hall Farm is a true rural hideaway, with all the cabins overlooking a stunning wildlife lake and surrounded by native woodland. The award-winning glamping site has nine Deluxe ensuite cabins and three Wigwam lodge, wheelchair friendly cabins surrounding the lake. Set deep in the Yorkshire countryside, yet only 11 miles from York city and all the attractions.

The cabins are ensuite with kitchenette and fully heated and insulated for year round glamping. All the cabins have a Firepit/BBQ, great for cooking together and then unwinding round a crackling fire at night.

The site is family friendly, with a 8 acre woodland onsite for walking in and dogs are welcome.

Local attractions include Yorkshire Air museum, Allerthorpe Lakeland park and York Maze

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Aldwark Manor Golf & Spa Hotel

Distance from York: 15 miles

Aldwark Manor Golf and Spa Hotel is a relaxing spa weekend experience in regal surroundings, tucked away in a quaint corner of North Yorkshire. Offering a wonderful variety of spa treatments and experiences, this pretty stately home is perfect for those looking to book a relaxing spa day in York.


JS, Feb 19

“Aldwark Manor is lovely. Very good food and the spa is great.”

LM, Sept 18

Aldwark, Near Alne, YO61 1UF
T:01347 838146

Durham Ox (The) – Crayke

Distance from York: 13 miles

An award winning traditional pub. For those wishing for over-night accommodation there are five converted farm cottages that provide a peaceful and charming place to stay and the converted Studio Suite located above the pub. We also have a 3 bedroom self-catering cottage in the village. Open Wednesday-Sunday.

Westway, Crayke, York YO61 4TE
T: 01347 821506

Feversham Arms Hotel & Verbena Spa – Helmsley

Distance from York: 24 miles

Our secluded luxury retreat lies in the heart of Helmsley in North Yorkshire. Surrounded by countryside, our award-winning hotel and spa is hidden away so you can relax, unwind and indulge.

The Verbena Spa houses six single treatment rooms and one couples’ room, in which guests can experience a tandem therapy.

“My partner and I had a night away at Feversham Arms in Helmsley and it was amazing.”

EG, Nov 18

“Lovely, I had a pregnancy massage there.”

LE, Feb 18

1-8 High St, Helmsley, YO62 5AG
T: 01439 770766

Rocklands Lodges – Pickering

Distance from York: 30 miles

Rocklands has a variety of different types of lodge ranging from a studio lodge which is ideal for a couple, to a detached supreme lodge for larger groups & families and a large selection now have hot-tubs, our lodges are perfect for walkers, cyclists, romantic couples and families alike.


AS, Sept 18

Cawthorne Ln, Wrelton, Pickering YO18 8HE

T: 01751 477621

Rudding Park Hotel & Spa – Harrogate

Distance from York: 20 miles

Award winning Rudding Park offers contemporary design with a traditional foundation. Luxury accommodation provides the perfect experience for couples, individuals or families.

The new Rudding Park Spa is one of the finest in the country and has been recognised as the Best New Spa in the UK by the Good Spa Guide 2017.


KG, Dec 18

“I would 100% recommend. It’s sophisticated, and super relaxing.”

EM, Jun 18

Rudding Lane, Follifoot, Harrogate, HG3 1JH
T: 01423 871350

Skipwith Station – North Duffield

Distance to York: 10 miles

A quirky self catering holiday in North Yorkshire! Three beautifully converted Railway Carriages and our Former Loading Bay, Blackberry Halt as luxury retreat with private hot tub. Just 10 miles south of York.

“highly recommended”

PM, Jul 18

“It’s awesome! My fav little getaway!! & the local pub is great. ”

CM, Jan 18

Skipwith Station, North Duffield, YO8 5DE

T: 01757 282288

The KP Resort – Pocklington

Distance to York: 15 miles

The Kilnwick Percy Resort & Golf Club in Pocklington, East Yorkshire, has been designed with complete relaxation in mind, with a wide range of luxury accommodation near York. This accommodation includes breath-taking log cabin style holiday lodges and spacious hotel room hire options in peaceful surroundings in the Yorkshire Wolds.

“KP lodges are lovely and have hot tubs.”

NC, May 18

“KP Lodges Pocklington – lovely, hot tubs, nice food/ afternoon teas, and not overly priced at all.”

HT, Jan 18

Kilnwick Percy Resort, Pocklington, YO42 1UF

T:01759 303090

The Pheasant Hotel – Harome

Distance from York: 26 miles

The Pheasant has arguably one of the most beautiful Country Hotel settings in North Yorkshire overlooking the duckpond in the picturesque village of Harome. The Pheasant has its own indoor heated swimming pool and Wifi is available.

“If you’re looking for somewhere a little closer to home The Pheasant is amazing.”

DHS, Nov 18

“The Pheasant at Harome is beautiful. Not a spa (has a pool) but lovely for an overnight stay and dinner. Food really nice!”

JM, Jul 18

Harome, Near Helmsley, N Yorks YO62 5JG

T: 01439 771241

Woodland Lakes Lodges – Thirsk

Distance to York: 25 miles

Our superior luxury lodge accommodation offer the highest levels of refinement and comfort and are for guests who place a real emphasis on luxury. The stylish lodges are designed and finished to the very highest standard and offer all the comforts of home.


MM, Sept 18

“Stunning and really comfy.”

MJ, Nov 17

Carlton Miniott, Thirsk, YO7 4NJ

T: 0844 8584815