Staying in Cornwall with a toddler is always a good idea. But where are the best places to stay?
When you look at how many activities it has to keep toddlers and kids busy, it’s no surprise Cornwall is so popular for families. From quaint villages and stunning beaches to castles, countryside, and fun outdoor adventures, there are endless things to do with kids in Cornwall.
So, if you’re looking for sand, surf, and fresh seafood, you’ve come to the right place — we’ve got everything you need to find the perfect place for your family to stay in Cornwall. Whether you’re looking for cottages, hotels, caravans, or holiday parks, we’ve got it all!
Ready to prepare for your visit to the favourite UK destination as voted by British families? Grab your kids, pack your bags, and let’s get right into it! Here are the top places to stay in Cornwall with toddlers.
- Best Places to Stay in Cornwall with Kids
- Bedruthan Hotel
- Fowey Hall
- The Valley
- White Acres Holiday Park
- Wooda Farm Holiday Park
- Watergate Bay Hotel
- Glynn Barton Cottages
- The Esplanade Hotel
- Tredethick Farm Cottages
- Sandymouth Holiday Park
- Sands Resort
- Tregongeeves Farm Cottages
- Wyndham Trenython Manor
- Tregenna Castle Resort
- The Headland Hotel
- Gwel an Mor
- Trevorrick Farm Cottages
- Three Mile Beach
- Polurrian Bay Hotel
- Hendra Holiday Park
- Deerpark Forest
Best Places to Stay in Cornwall with Kids
This clifftop hotel has played host to thousands of families and is a fantastically toddler-friendly hotel. The hotel’s location is near Newquay and has quick access to the beach. You can choose from a family room, villa, or an apartment based on your family’s needs.
The hotel has high chairs, cots, plastic plates and bowls, children’s cutlery, and even paediatric first aid available, so all your kid-related needs are catered to here.
Bedruthan has 3 swimming pools (including a kiddies pool), an adults-only and family spa (indoor and outdoor), a games room, a playground, arts and crafts activities, and a trampoline. There’s a surf school nearby too! The toddler-specific activities include swings, slides, rocking horses, ball pools, wooden ships, indoor jungle tumble spaces, playrooms, and wooden ride-on toys.
If you want to bring your pup along for the family holiday, the hotel is even pet-friendly! If you opt for the toddler package, you get an evening of babysitting included, so you can enjoy a night out. The hotel’s kitchen prepares fresh meals for all tastes, including curries, pies, and salads.
This toddler-friendly hotel in Cornwall is a kid and parent paradise. It’s located just 15 minutes away from the brilliant Eden Project, where you can spend hours wandering around with your little one enjoying the bridges, gardens, and “gigantic bubbles.”
Fowey Hall offers family rooms, an outdoor playground, family-friendly dining options, and an indoor swimming pool. Plus, the beach is just a 15-minute walk away and is perfect for fishing, crabbing, and sandcastle-building.
The hotel offers 90 minutes of daily crèche care for free. While your child is cared for, you can visit the spa or enjoy a gourmet meal in the restaurant. Babysitting services are available (at an extra charge). Older children can enjoy the vintage arcade games in the games room.
If you fancy a day out, Fowey has gorgeous views, 14th-century blockhouses, and a stunning harbour. As you walk along, your kids can point out the cruise ships and kayaks as they pass.
Children’s meals are available throughout the day. The rooms are pet-friendly, so you can bring your family pooch along to enjoy a holiday too. The hotel has bamboo toddler cutlery and crockery, bibs, beakers, cots, potties, and bed guards available.
Tucked away in 13 acres of woodland and gardens, The Valley is a serene collection of self-catering holiday cottages perfect for the whole family. It’s a short drive from Falmouth, where you can enjoy afternoons exploring the port town, heritage sites, beaches, and outdoor activities.
On-site, you can relax and unwind at the outdoor and indoor pools, spa pool, tennis and squash courts, fitness suite, and games room. There are designated play areas for kids, allowing everyone to have fun.
All cottages include complimentary stair gates, high chairs, bed guards, travel cots, and a wide selection of books, DVDs, and toys. Kids’ plastic plates, bowls, and cutlery are available in each cottage.
On days you don’t want to cook, you can choose from light bites, gourmet main courses, and kiddies dishes at Azura, the on-site restaurant (open from 30 March to October’s half term). If you’d like a night out at one of Falmouth or Truro’s superb restaurants, you can book one of The Valley’s babysitters (at an extra cost) for peace of mind.
White Acres Holiday Park
Located in the rolling countryside of Cornwall, just 5 miles from Newquay, this toddler-friendly Park Dean holiday park has everything you need to keep your whole family entertained. Your toddler can enjoy the Galleon adventure play area, complete with a dinosaur slide and climbing frame, a toddler pool, and a large indoor swimming pool.
The amusement arcade, mini bowling alley, and kids’ club (for kids aged 4 to 15) are great for colder or rainy days. Takeaway or eat in at the pizzeria & grill or Polkerris Bar. Parents can get their coffee fix at Costa Coffee before hitting the gym or enjoying a spot of fishing.
There’s fun family entertainment every evening at the Lakeside Club. The park has a steam room and sauna to relax and unwind while your youngsters enjoy some time in the amusement arcade.
The caravans are available in 2- or 3-bedroom options, whereas the lodges have 2 to 4 bedrooms. Best of all, the park is pet-friendly, so Fido can join the fun.
Wooda Farm Holiday Park
Perched in the beautiful rolling countryside just outside Bude, this 5-star holiday park has everything needed to make your family holiday one to remember. Whether you prefer sweeping sea views or lush green fields to explore, Wooda Farm has you covered.
The park has cottages, holiday homes, and self-catering lodges to choose from. The second bedrooms feature twin beds for kids and plenty of space to fit a travel cot (free, but you must pre-book). High chairs and kiddies’ plates, bowls, and cutlery are also available.
Take your little ones on an afternoon adventure to find where the sea meets the countryside, and enjoy building sandcastles on the beach about a mile away. The woodland trail is pushchair friendly, and the trailer and tractor rides will delight little ones.
Wooda has a playground, fishing, billiards badminton, tennis, archery, golf, and a touch farm to entertain your family. Although the park doesn’t offer babysitting or childcare services, local babysitters are available.
Watergate Bay Hotel
This hotel is well-suited for families with young children, offering everything you could want or need. Watergate Bay Hotel is located directly on the beach, perfect for afternoons of swimming and building sandcastles. Most of the rooms at the hotel have views of the beach – bliss! There’s also an indoor heated infinity pool, outdoor hot tub, and large spa.
The family suites and apartments have 2 bedrooms, and the kid’s rooms have bunk beds. Cots are available from the hotel and fit into the children’s room quite easily. The apartments have kitchen facilities, which is great for preparing snacks for your little ones.
Baby monitors are available and work throughout the hotel, including the restaurants and bars. This allows you to enjoy adult time while keeping an eye and ear on your little ones. The hotel also offers babysitting services at an extra cost, or you can send your children to the kid’s club, which is open for children over three until 10 p.m.
The Kids’ Zone is a fun play space for children aged 0 to 7. It has cozy nooks, wooden toys, and many games and toys for creative play. The games room for older kids includes table football, table tennis, cookery classes, graffiti lessons, and video games. There are also surfing lessons on offer.
Glynn Barton Cottages
This park offers eight wonderful toddler-friendly cottages in the heart of Cornwall’s forest area. Glynn Barton Cottages also has two new luxury canvas glamping lodges. All the cottages are spacious enough for the whole family and are self-catering, so you can easily make meals.
Your little ones will love the play barn, egg collecting, animal feeding, play park, outdoor fort, kiddies maze, pirate sand pit, and indoor swimming pool, which is perfect for all seasons. Does your child like alpacas? Do they want to meet a wallaby? At Glynn Barton, they can!
You can enjoy some time on the tennis court, unwind in the hot tub, or get a revitalising massage. If you’d like to enjoy a meal at one of Cornwall’s delectable restaurants, you can use the babysitting service (additional charge).
Glynn Barton offers a baby holiday kit that includes travel cots, high chairs, baby monitors, toddler beds, bed guards, sterilisers, plastic cutlery and crockery, blackout curtains, plastic bathroom steps, playmats, and baby chairs.
The Esplanade Hotel
Cornwall’s Esplanade Hotel is a top choice for families with toddlers and babies. The family rooms at the hotel sleep 2 adults and 2 or 3 children (depending on the room). The hotel overlooks the popular Fistral Beach, which is a 1-minute walk away and great for swimming or building sandcastles.
The Esplanade has an indoor play zone, an outdoor playground, an indoor swimming pool, kiddies’ games, and a cinema. There’s a surf school at the hotel, and WiFi is free. Cots and high chairs are available (at an extra cost).
Newquay is conveniently located just 10 minutes away, giving you plenty to do with your little ones on days out, including Dairyland, Flambards, and the Blue Reef Aquarium. If you want to stay on-site, the hotel has a restaurant and bar that serves many local Cornish ciders and ales. Babysitting can be arranged for an additional charge if you want an adult-only evening.
Tredethick Farm Cottages
Looking for the perfect paradise for your toddler? The Tredethick Farm Cottages are the place to be. You can entertain your little one with pony riding, balance bikes, a sandpit, animal feeding, swimming, and an indoor soft play area where they can make new friends.
There’s a hot tub garden that you can enjoy while your little one enjoys the outdoor kiddies area. The cottages sleep up to 6 people and include free high chairs, cots (wooden or travel), and WiFi – a big plus!
Tredethick Farm Cottages also has blackout blinds, bed guards, night lights, non-slip bath mats, plastic plates and bowls, children’s cutlery, booster seats, and frozen toddler meals available for your stay.
The surrounding Cornwall farmlands allow the whole family to enjoy a tranquil country holiday. The beach, Fowey, and the Eden Project are just 20 minutes away if you want a day of exploring. You can also enjoy meals in many local restaurants or a relaxing massage – all within a 10-minute drive of the cottages.
Sandymouth Holiday Park
This toddler-friendly holiday park is just a quick walk from Sandymouth Bay and a 15-minute drive from Bude. It offers caravans, holiday homes, a beach shack, and lodges, all of which are pet-friendly. High chairs and travel cots are available at an additional cost.
The park has an outdoor splash pool, an indoor swimming pool, an activity program, and a sports pitch. Toddler-specific activities include Pirates Paradise on the full-size pirate ship and Clown Academy. The kid’s club is a great place for them to make new friends while being entertained for hours by the many activities.
The holiday park has crossbows, disc golf, and body zorbs available, and in the pool, you can enjoy raft building, snorkeling, mini jet skis, sea scooters, and WaterWalkerz. There’s an on-site Costa Coffee, and you can enjoy meals or drinks at the restaurant and bar at The Bistro at Sandymouth.
While the holiday park doesn’t offer babysitting or child services, you can easily find a service in Bude that will come through for the evening.
Located just outside Newquay, you’ll find something for the entire family to enjoy at Sands Resort. The spacious family suites sleep 2 adults and 2 children. They have separate sleeping areas for your kids, luxurious spa options, and many dining options that entice even the fussiest eater.
If you feel like some adult time, you can use the “listening service” or babysitting services while enjoying food and drinks at the restaurant. Your little ones will love the indoor and outdoor swimming pools, outdoor play area, pirate ship, indoor soft play area, and bouncy castle.
The resort also offers puzzles, board games, children’s TV channels, and a kids’ club for kids up to 14 years, so your young’uns will never be bored. You can also use the strollers, cots, sterilisers, and bottle warmers on offer (at no extra charge), so you don’t need to bring yours along.
Sands resort also has mini-golf and tennis for parents and older kids. If you fancy a day exploring the surrounding areas, the Blue Reef Aquarium, Dairyland Farmworld, and Newquay Zoo are just a 10-minute drive away.
Tregongeeves Farm Cottages
Do you want luxury accommodation that still caters to your toddlers? Tregongeeves Farm has just what you’re looking for. The seven luxury cottages (some pet-friendly) are set on the lush 22-acre farm, which has plenty to keep even the most active toddler busy all day.
The farm has a spa bath, an indoor heated swimming pool, a play barn, a tennis court, an outdoor play area, friendly farm animals, and so much space to roam. Above the play barn, older kids can enjoy table tennis, pool, and air hockey or unwind with board games and puzzles.
Tregongeeves has free WiFi in all cottages and the play barn, so you can keep in contact with your kids and the outside world. Little ones can help Judith collect fresh eggs for breakfast, give the donkeys a brush, or feed the animals, including chickens, pigs, ponies, and goats.
Feel like a day on the beach? There are several just a stone’s throw away where you can explore rock pools, paddle in the sea, build sandcastles, run along the golden sand, or book a surfing lesson.
Stair gates and cots are available in the cottages at no cost. The farm also has a “Peace of Mind” kids pack available, which includes a steriliser, plastic plates and bowls, kid’s cutlery, socket covers, playmats, and baby monitors. Babysitting services can be arranged through the owners of the farm (John and Judith).
Wyndham Trenython Manor
This manor lives up to its Wyndham name – no matter where you look, you’ll find excellent facilities and high standards of accommodation. You can choose a hotel room, self-contained lodge, or cottage based on your family’s needs and preferences.
The family rooms have kids’ bunk beds in a separate children’s room and can sleep up to four people. Cots are available upon request. Some lodges and cottages are dog-friendly, so you can bring your four-legged family member along.
Trenython Manor offers a steam room, sauna, jacuzzi, indoor heated pool, treatment rooms, a fitness suite, and a kid’s club, ensuring the whole family has something to fill their days. You can also explore the lush gardens, play a game of croquet or pool, or watch your kids let their imaginations run wild in the woodland play area.
The hotel has two restaurants that serve gourmet meals from breakfast to dinner. You can take your little one to a “grown-up” afternoon tea or spoil the family with a delectable Sunday roast. The hotel can arrange babysitting at an extra cost, so you can nibble on tasty snacks and enjoy a cold beverage at the patio bar.
Tregenna Castle Resort
If you’re looking for a resort with a view, Tregenna Castle Resort is the way to go. It is a family-friendly castle and overlooks the Cornish coast and St Ives. It offers family rooms and apartments with 1 and 2 bedrooms, perfect for large or small families. Some rooms even have bunk beds, which your kids are bound to love.
The resort has an outdoor pool open in the summer and an indoor pool open year-round. You can enjoy the golf course, tennis courts, and gardens within the 72-acre grounds. Take the whole family on a walk through the woodlands or leave the kids at the playground while you enjoy a meal at one of the two on-site restaurants.
The rooms are soundproof, ensuring deep sleep for your toddlers (and you!). The resort offers kiddies TV channels, high chairs, safety gates, free WiFi, and child services/babysitting (at an extra charge).
The Headland Hotel
The location of this hotel really catches the eye — it’s perched on the rugged, spectacular headland over Fistral Beach. The Headland has been open for over four decades, welcoming and serving many happy families in that time. You can choose from self-catering cottages or large family rooms to suit your needs.
The resort has an Aqua Club with seven outdoor and indoor pools and a family-friendly spa to relax and unwind. You can take your little ones to the beach and build sandcastles while catching the rays along the golden sand.
You can play board games or build a puzzle in the lounge if you feel like having a chilled day or the weather looks a bit overcast. The children’s playground will keep your kids entertained for many hours while you have a drink in one of the many bars or restaurants.
The Headland Hotel offers cots, safety gates, and high chairs at no extra charge. You can use the hotel’s babysitting services if you feel like having an adult night out.
Gwel an Mor
This 5-star resort is perfect for families with kids of all ages. Their luxury holiday lodges sleep up to 6 people and have all the amenities you need for your time away. The lodges have child-themed bedrooms to make your little ones feel at home. There’s free WiFi through the resort, so if you want to stay longer, you can keep up with your emails.
Gwel an Mor is even popular during the festive season – there’s nothing like a Cornish Christmas, right? The resort has an indoor pool that you can enjoy year-round. The resort also has a gym, restaurant, soft play area, cinema with a snug room, and various kids’ activities (outdoor and indoor) to keep the whole family happy.
Try your hand at fishing, archery, golf, indoor climbing, or tennis on sunny days. When the clouds descend, grab a few “me” moments at the spa or the terrace bar… Or better yet, soak up a family relaxation time in your private jacuzzi. Your kids will love the wildlife center and can interact with pygmy goats and reindeer.
Kids can make new friends while exploring the 2,000-square-foot soft play area, which features ball pools, zip lines, and slides. The ground floor has a special self-contained play area for kids under 3. Gwel an Mor offers fully-insured babysitters if you want a quiet night out.
Trevorrick Farm Cottages
Situated on the outskirts of Padstow, Trevorrick Farm Cottages is ideal for a toddler holiday. The farm has vast grassy areas for your little one to run and play, and the giant combine harvester will keep their imaginations engaged for hours.
The farm has a large indoor heated pool maintained at 29° C, so you can swim no matter the weather. If your little one enjoys bird watching, Trevorrick has several barn owl boxes with infrared cameras inside, allowing you to watch the owls from your cottage.
Your kids can help feed the farm animals every day at 8:30 a.m. The farm has two playhouses, a climbing frame, toddler swings, sit-in cars, and a big red tractor. Screech Animal Sanctuary and Lappa Valley are just a short drive away, and you can spend a sunny afternoon enjoying ice creams and fish and chips at the harbor in Padstow.
The cottages have large lounges where your kids can play, and the children’s bedrooms have themed bedding they’ll love. Plastic bowls and plates, toddler cutlery, cots, bed guards, plastic steps, high chairs, blackout curtains, and potties are available in all cottages upon request.
Three Mile Beach
The amazing self-catering accommodation at Three Mile Beach offers a safe place for your family to enjoy time together swimming, playing, and exploring. Parents can unwind, kids can get salty and sandy, and screens can get ignored.
Each beach house is pet-friendly and has a private hot tub, pizza oven, large enclosed garden, sauna, barbecue, hammock, and bean bags. Cot beds, changing mats, and high chairs are available for babies and toddlers, while older kids can use the indoor and outdoor games, surfboards, and bodyboards.
The colorful CHOMP van offers takeaways and makes the perfect summer drinks and meal spot if you don’t feel like cooking. Just a short walk down the steps from your beach cottage is Gwithian beach, where you can spend hours swimming, looking at rock pools, building sandcastles, or playing beach cricket, frisbee, or football.
Babysitting services are available at an extra cost. You can also spend a day in nearby St. Ives Bay, where you can paddleboard, kitesurf, kayak, surf, hike, fish, do wine tasting, yoga, or pottery.
Polurrian Bay Hotel
You can take a deep breath and unwind at the Polurrian Bay Hotel. It has various 2-bedroom suites and villas to accommodate your family. Enjoy the view as you do morning yoga or take your kiddos seal-spotting along the beach.
Your booking includes 2 hours of childcare at the crèche each day of your stay. Your little ones can enjoy baking, arts and crafts, and face painting. The on-site family cinema is a great option for rainy days or quiet evenings.
The hotel’s restaurant offers locally-sourced Mediterranean-inspired dishes that appeal to all tastes, including vegan, gluten-free, and fussy toddler. You can also indulge in opulent afternoon tea with your older children. Savor freshly baked scones, Cornish clotted cream, artisan jams, finger sandwiches, and homemade cakes.
Babysitting services are available at an additional charge. The hotel also provides cots, nappy bins, sterilizers, changing mats, plastic bathroom steps, baby baths, potties, bed guards, and high chairs at no extra charge (must book in advance).
Hendra Holiday Park
Located outside Newquay, Hendra Holiday Park offers glamping, camping pitches, caravans, motorhomes, touring caravans, camping pods, and lodge-style accommodations. We highly recommend staying in one of the caravans with your family, as they sleep up to 8 people and require no setup. But the choice is yours!
Your kids will love the Oasis Pool – the indoor pool with fountain slides, water flumes, water geysers, and a toddler area. Toddlers enjoy the kiddie’s play areas and can spend hours investigating the activities, including the Pirate Academy, Toddler Splash Time, and Soccer Stars.
Older kids can hang out at the skate park or outdoor play area. There are plenty of sports, games, entertainment, live music, and shopping options. The park has pet-friendly accommodations, so you can bring Spot along. The caravans also allow one of the twin beds to be folded away to accommodate a cot for your little one.
There are on-site dining facilities, including a pizzeria, coffee cafe, takeaways, bars, and a restaurant – everything you need for a fantastic family holiday.
If you want to get your little ones out of the concrete jungle and into the green forest, Deerpark Forest has your back. You can choose from one of their 45 cabins (or their treehouse), each with a private hot tub where you and your kids can spend hours.
From the windows of your cabin, you’ll have gorgeous views of the forest, and the cabins are spaced far enough apart that you can enjoy plenty of peace and quiet. You can request a travel cot, high chair, and stair gates at no additional cost.
Deerpark is a 30-minute drive from Fowey, the Monkey Sanctuary, and the Eden Project, so you can always head out for the day if you’re looking for something more to do. On-site, your toddler will have plenty to do, including a playground and Forest Ranger activities. Your little ones can also do the Peter Rabbit Discovery Trail or Afternoon Tea (additional cost), and you can join in too!
The cabins also have a barbecue, WiFi, connected TV, full kitchen, central heating, and a log-burning stove – everything you need to make your family’s holiday perfect.
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