Newquay is a favourite and exquisite holiday destination for many families. It boasts of iconic features such as the several exotic beaches with exceptionally soft and golden sands, fantastic surfing waters that have become increasingly a favourite of popular watersport lovers, amazing scenery, vibrant hotels and amenities for lively night and day life at the beach.
It is safe to say that Newquay is majorly tailored to suit the needs of the fun-loving adult, considering that it has a particularly lively nightlife. With this in mind, a family with children who may be considering a getaway to Newquay might need a more relaxed and calm environment for the kids. The hotels they decide to reside in for their holiday period are of utmost importance as they will largely determine the family’s comfort and hence the quality of experience.
Highlighted below are a few of the hotels recommended for families with kids who are planning to visit Newquay.
The Esplanade Hotel
Located on Fistral Beach Esplanade Road, Newquay TR7 1PS, England, the Esplanade Hotel sits on a beautiful and majestic space. The hotel is famous for its relatively relaxed beaches compared to others in Newquay. The hotel also boasts a breathtaking seaside view from its hotel room balconies. Private balconies for a spectacular view of the sunset and the sea waves are also available in some rooms. The rooms are sufficiently large, with most of them able to accommodate baby cots.
Another perk that makes the Esplanade Hotel family-friendly is that the hotel offers free holiday activities for families. The hotel offers a dynamic activity schedule that ensures your kids are not bored by the same activities. In addition, there is a soft play area inside the hotel, a heated pool and a pirate ship adventure playground, popular with the kids.
They also offer a surfing school within the area. This affords you and your kids an opportunity to have quality family time while learning how to surf together. Their beach stretches to an extent of up to one kilometre with sand suitable for kite flying, making a sandcastle and rock pooling among other activities for kids.
Fistral Beach Hotel and Spa
Fistral beach hotel stands on an expansive piece of land with a beach on one side. It is on a cliff-top so you can only imagine the view from the private cottages on the Fistral Bay.
The hotel offers a variety of activities for kids to keep your children sufficiently occupied. For couples that want time to themselves, the hotel has babysitting services at their disposal.
Legacy Hotel Victoria Newquay
The hotel offers a wide array of room options including family suites that are spacious enough for you and your kids. All rooms are en-suite, some having their own balconies.
Their food is from Cornwall’s produce, giving you and your kids an opportunity to sample fresh and healthy family foods. Its beach is also friendly for family play, sunbathing and relaxing.
The hotel sits at a strategic point, affording the family a view of the Gannel Estuary and Crantock beach. The Fistral beach is only 5 minutes away, making it convenient enough for you to take walks with your kids to the beach for play and relaxation.
A variety of games and recreational amenities are also available on-site: two swimming pools, sauna, a bowling alley with 4 lanes, a squash court, table tennis arena, and a games room with pool and snooker tables; quite a fun-park for kids to learn new sports and enjoy.
The Pentire Hotel
Also situated only a few meters away from Fistral Bay, the Pentire Hotel is a family favourite for many. The hotel has unique features that may interest a young family. These include a chance to fly over the Eden Project and a chance to round the Lost Gardens of Heligan. The National Trust headland is in their vicinity.
A spectacular opportunity to watch seals at Gweek is also a perk of staying at this hotel with your family; kids really do love animals.
Great Western Hotel
The 60 room hotel is a common spot for holiday lovers, more so families. Among its notable features is the south west coast path that allows you and your family to enjoy a great stretch of beach scenery while walking and bonding with your family.
The Swashbuckle with pirates is also a must-do for families. It is a voyage that families walk through, with live actors who help in unravelling Cornwall’s iconic history. The Newquay Zoo is also in close proximity to the hotel, usually a favourite for kids.
Sands Resort and Spa
Your kids will love the kid’s club at the resort. The club offers activities such as discos for kids, pirate parties and classes for making cocktails among other activities. The resort offers spacious family suites with two rooms. The suites have a clear and magical view of the sea. It is just a few meters from the beach. The beauty of this hotel is that the family can borrow buckets and spades, body boards and wetsuits for free.
Some games that are available include tennis, pitch and putt, croquette, football, basketball, crazy golf, playgrounds, a big maze as well as other indoor play areas.
The Kilbirnie Hotel (Rated 7.2/10 on Booking.com) – Great staff, great location[/caption]
Kilbirnie Hotel offers families a spacious and comfortable choice for rooms. Laundry and ironing services are well available for families staying at the hotel. They have especially hot deals during the Christmas season for the families looking at Kilbirnie as a prospective holiday destination. Your kids will love staying over for Christmas.
Sandy Lodge Hotel
An interesting fact about this hotel is that it is a family-run hotel. For this reason, it is safe to trust them to understand and match your family needs when you visit the hotel. Their customer services are friendly towards the kids, often helping parents with the kids.
An indoor swimming pool that makes it easier to monitor your kids, a hot tub bath, a sauna as well as a hairdressing salon are among the features that make it family-friendly.
Porth Lodge Hotel
The 3-star hotel tucked away in a quiet country lane in Cornwall is only a two-minute walk from Porth Beach. Some common activities at the hotel are cycling, surfing and walking. All these are made possible because the hotel is in a beautiful spot within walking distance to the well-known Porth Beach. The hotel also contains a popular restaurant and bar along with a 10-pin bowling alley. This place is a common favourite for holiday-making families. Needless to say, it is a non-smoking zone with free parking for the family.
Newquay has some of the most spectacular beaches, action-packed activities and long-standing kid-friendly hotels in Cornwall. Make your choice, get it booked and start packing the car! Your kids will definitely thank you!