Cheap weekend breaks for families in the Heart of England

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Counting the counties of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire and the West Midlands, the Heart of England is a favoured spot for families looking for a tranquil and cheap weekend break.

Visit all it offers, including historic markets, towns, quaint villages, iconic cathedrals, glorious castles, country estates but also the picturesque countryside.

Read on the list of detailed lodging for your next family adventure.

Best cheap weekends breaks for families in the Heart of England

Garden Annex

Nestled in Garden Annex Eastwood Park Falfield in Falfield, we have found a lovely two-bedroom child-friendly cottage.

There are two modern bathrooms, an en-suite and a family bathroom, and a well-equipped kitchen connected to a cosy lounge area.

The walled victorian garden has a playground area for the younger ones. It’s hard to believe that you can have a cheap family weekend break here!

Lovely 1-Bedroom Apartment

In the market town of Stone Staffordshire, this cosy apartment features an enclosed garden and private parking. 

It comprises one double bedroom, a living space with a sofa bed and dining table and a family bathroom with a bath.

A private garden with outdoor furniture is accessible from the sliding door in the living room. 

Of easy reach are Alton Towers, Trentham Gardens, and Cannock Chase, as local attractions. 

Cosy 1 Bedroom Apartment

Here we have a cosy apartment in the town centre of West Bromwich for a family looking for a short and inexpensive weekend break in the Heart of England.

Counting one double bedroom, the flat can accommodate a family with a sofa bed in the contemporarily designed living space, completed by the kitchen and a family bathroom. 

Shops, restaurants and cafes are all within short walking distance. 

Cheap apartments for a weekend break for families in the Heart of England


Next, we have a country retreat in the heart of Bewdley for a cheap weekend break with the family and a four-legged friend.

Boasting two bedrooms, a double and a twin room, this bungalow offers a modern and supplied kitchen and a cosy living room with a log burner. 

In the unique patio, guests can enjoy the garden view comfortably from the lounge chairs.

There is something to do for everyone in the area, including cycling, bowling, bingo, fishing, canoeing and more.


West View Cottage

With a direct view of The Black Mountains in the Herefordshire countryside, this 17th-century stone cottage is a place to unwind surrounded by nature.

A unique fireplace characterises the comfortable living room, completed by a fully equipped kitchen, two bedrooms and a spacious bathroom with a bath.

Outdoor, the property guests can enjoy a barbecue

Nearby are present a couple of pubs and cafes to complete your family holiday.

The Paddocks Cottages

In the picturesque and tranquil Symonds Yat west area, this complex of cottages makes an excellent base for your family to explore the Wye Valley.

Each two bedrooms chalet is fully equipped with high standards facilities and all the comforts of a home.

Walking, cycling, fishing, canoeing, and bird watching are just some of the practised activities by visitors. For more waterfront rentals in the area, check out our list of fishing lodges with hot tubs in the Heart of England.

Hops and the Vines

In the remote Shipston on Stour but within easy reach of the Cotswolds is this rustic home, ideal for a family looking for a tranquil weekend away at an affordable price.

The owners prepare a welcome basket upon arrival in the one-bedroom cottage, comprehending a sofa bed in the lounge for the children and a fully equipped quirky kitchen. 

Thanks to the ideal location for a family holiday, there are plenty of walking and cycling paths in the surrounding area. 

Brampton Hill Farm Cottage

Brampton Hill Farm Cottage is a converted cowshed with picturesque views towards the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons for a relaxing holiday in the countryside.

Three bedrooms are available inside the cottage, a large lounge room, an equipped kitchen with a dining table and outdoor barbecue facilities. 

Even in a rural location, it is ideally located near the town of Hay on Wye and within a short drive of Hereford, Worcester and Gloucester. 

Quaint Cottage Home

Another superb yet affordable family-friendly lodging in Stratford upon Avon is this charming rental home.

Uniquely designed interiors feature modern and self-catering facilities with all the comforts of a home away.

It can accommodate four people with one double bedroom and a sofa bed in the lounge, completed by a working fireplace.

Walton Hall and Warwick Castle are more points of interest in the surroundings, all within a short drive.

Fosbroke Cottage

Within the picturesque riverside village of Bidford on Avon sits Fosbroke Cottage, a two-bedroom lodging ideal for a short family break. 

Two bedrooms, a kitchen, a living room and a bathroom create this cosy home.

People that stayed here particularly enjoyed the little private garden with outdoor furniture.

If you are looking for a cheap weekend break for families in the Heart of England, check it out.

Little Park Holiday Homes

Little Park Holiday Homes offers family-friendly accommodation in Tutbury for a tranquil break with all the comforts of a home.

Each tiny cottage can sleep between two and four people, considering two adults and two children with one double and one sofa bed or bunk bed. 

Equipped with self-catering facilities, you won’t have to worry about a thing; relax in the heated living space inside or go outside to the private picnic table for some fresh air.


The Carthouse

Bring your furry friend and stay with your family at this converted barn cottage on the edge of a village.

Luxurious interiors with a touch of vintage characterise the home, offering an equipped kitchen, a shower room with toilet, one double bedroom, a living room with sofa bed, a fireplace and french doors going to the garden.

Stroll around the property’s idyllic meadows and woodland, or complete your family holiday with a warm meal at the local pub.

Cheap cottages for a family weekend break in the Heart of England

2 Bed Apartment

Set in Wellington, we present a spacious flat for a short break for the whole family.

Inside the apartment are two bedrooms with two extra large double beds, a living room with sofa beds and a small wood burner, an equipped kitchen with table and chairs and a family bathroom. 

Points of interest close by are Blists Hill, Attingham Park and cycling paths. 


Large Ground Floor Apartment

Providing free parking, we present this charming holiday apartment in the heart of Church Stretton with stunning views over the surrounding Stretton Hills AONB.

Fully self-catering the ground flat has two bedrooms, a kitchen, a bathroom with shower, a lounge and an outdoor seating area. In this accommodation, dogs are welcome for no extra charge.

 You’ll find a restaurant and a bar just a few minutes walk. 

2 Bed Town Centre Apartment

Settled alongside the River Avon, we present another two-bedroom apartment in the town centre of Stratford upon Avon, within walking distance of Shakespeare’s birthplace.

On the top floor of the building, the large apartment is fully equipped with a kitchen, lounge and dining room.

Stratford upon Avon is a charming town with plenty to see and do, great for a full yet cheap weekend break for families in the Heart of England.

Cheap unique stays for a family weekend break in the Heart of England

Ty Nant Cottages and Suites

Five minutes from the Cotswold Wildlife Park is Ty Nant Cottages and Suites, offering three and two-bedroom holiday cottages within a converted Cotswold stone barn complex of the 1790s. 

All units have a private entrance and self-catering facilities for a comfortable stay, sleeping up to six people in the three bedrooms cottage.

With plenty of countryside land, there is quiet to enjoy nature but also set near shops and restaurants.



Malthouse Farm Cottage Carriage

Breathtaking views of the lake and picturesque countryside can be seen from this converted carriage in Dilhorne, in a secluded and private spot in working farmland.

Through the french doors in the small terrace is an open studio plan with a double bed, a sofa bed, a kitchenette corner and an en-suite. 

Guests can enjoy the outdoors from the gravelled patio, where is sitting a picnic table.

Related: Glamping with hot tubs in England.

The Bard's Retreat

Last but not least, for the family accommodations in Stratford-upon-Avon, we present this caravan home in the Rayford Caravan Park Tiddington Road.

Comfortably sleeping the whole family inside, there is an open living area, including the kitchen and lounge with a dining table, and a decked patio with outdoor table and chairs for alfresco dining or just relaxing. 

Conveniently for a family holiday, the resort offers a bar/restaurant, evening entertainment and a children’s playground.


  • Where on the website can I book a family-friendly accommodation in the Heart of England?

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  • Are children's playgrounds at the cheap family accommodations in the Heart of England?

    Some cheap weekend breaks lodging for families in the Heart of England may include a children's playground on-site or toys inside the accommodation. But we recommend checking with the property for on-site facilities.

  • Is there any cheap accommodation that can accommodate a larger family in the Heart of England?

    Yes, there are. When booking accommodation for larger groups or families, ensure there are enough rooms, so you can fully enjoy your stay. We would recommend lodges with two or more bedrooms for larger groups.

  • Are there any cheap weekend breaks for families in the Heart of England with free parking spots?

    Almost every rental accommodation in the Heart of Englad offers free parking on-site for at least one vehicle. However, it is always best to contact the property in advance to see the availability.