child and family friendly holidays in cornwall

Over five million tourists enjoy a holiday in Cornwall each year. Here at Parent Friendly Stays we’re huge fans of the county and consider it the perfect child friendly destination: miles upon miles of beautiful beaches, dramatic cliffs, cosy harbours and attractive seaside towns.  Cornwall’s not just for summer holidays either; there’s nothing quite as spectacular as a windswept stroll along the beach in autumn or winter either.

If you’ve been considering a family break in Cornwall, we think you’ll just love our hand-picked selection of child and family friendly holidays in Cornwall below.

Cornwall holiday listings

Here’s the Parent Friendly Stays selection of family and child friendly holiday cottages and hotels in Cornwall.

Narrow your Cornwall holiday search using these filters: cottages  |  farm stays  |  holiday parks & resorts  |  lodges  |  hotels  |  glamping

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The Esplanade Hotel, Newquay

Overlooking the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, the Esplanade Hotel is a modern, family friendly hotel offering superb child friendly Cornwall seaside holidays. Facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, indoor and outdoor play areas, family cinema room, children’s activities during the school holidays and a surf school; while mums

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Perran Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Perran Sands Holiday Park is a family friendly holiday destination in Perranporth, Cornwall. With stunning sea views and Penhale Sands Beach on your doorstep, the park has a wealth of facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an activity hub with sports and leisure activities, and multiple restaurants.

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Bosinver Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Bosinver Farm Cottages offers twenty luxury self-catering properties on a 30 acre countryside farm in south Cornwall. Family friendly facilities include indoor and outdoor play areas, an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis courts, farm activities and countryside trails while for parents there’s a sauna, gym, catering options, babysitting and a

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Luxury cottages near Liskeard, Cornwall

This holiday offers four luxury Cornish cottages set in a gorgeous 110 acre countryside estate. Child friendly facilities include an outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and indoor games room.

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Par Sands, Cornwall

Par Sands is a five star Cornish holiday park offering luxury lodge accommodation and numerous on-site family friendly activities including indoor swimming pool, outdoor play area and a wildlife lake – not to mention the beautiful beach on your doorstep.

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Polean Farm, Cornwall

Polean Farm is a child friendly self-catering farm cottage complex set in rolling Cornish farmland. Family friendly entertainment on offer includes animal feeding, tractor-pulled barrel rides and indoor and outdoor play areas.

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Glynn Barton Cottages, Cornwall

The Glynn Barton Cottages are a complex of child friendly self-catering cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish countryside. There are eight cottages in a range of different sizes, along with fabulous glamping accommodation, and lots of on-site family-friendly facilities including an indoor heated swimming pool, tennis court and children’s

Tregongeeves Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tregongeeves is a cluster of luxury self catering farm cottages set in the Cornish countryside.  Family friendly facilities include an indoor pool, play barn, outdoor play area, tennis court and on-site farm animals for the kids to help look after.

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Riviere Sands Holiday Park, Cornwall

Riviere Sands is a family friendly holiday park near the famous Blue Flag Porthminster Beach. Facilities include an outdoor play area, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, crazy golf, and an on-site café and restaurant.

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Deerpark, Cornwall

Deerpark, Cornwall, is host to 45 attractive log cabins set deep in a picturesque wooded valley. Each cabin has its own private hot tub, while other child friendly activities on-site include a play area, Forest Ranger activities, bike hire, woodland walks and more.

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Fowey Hall Hotel, Cornwall

Fowey Hall Hotel is a luxury family hotel overlooking the Fowey estuary in Cornwall. Child friendly facilities include a heated indoor pool, outdoor play area and garden trail; while mums and dads are superbly catered-for with free daily creche, baby monitoring service, child-friendly mealtime options and optional babysitting.

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The Park at Mawgan Porth, Cornwall

The Park at Mawgan Porth is a family friendly Cornish resort featuring a wide range of holiday accommodation. On site facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, play areas and tennis courts, while parents will enjoy making use of the Park’s cafe, bar and spa facilities.

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Tredethick Farm Cottages, Cornwall

Tredethick Farm Cottages specialises in providing self-catering holidays for families with young children.  Eight stone farm cottages set in 80 acres of private farm and woodlands.  On-site facilities include an indoor swimming pool, play barn, outdoor play areas, animal feeding and pony rides, while for mums and dads there’s a

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Higher Menadew Farm, Cornwall

Higher Menadew Farm is located in the Cornish countryside north of St Austell Bay. Family friendly facilities include a fantastic indoor swimming pool, games room, outdoor play area and farm animals.

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The Valley, Cornwall

The Valley is a unique collection of luxury self-catering holiday cottages set in 13 acres of Cornish gardens and woodlands, only a few miles from Truro and Falmouth. The Valley’s self-contained complex includes indoor and outdoor pools, play areas, tennis and squash courts plus there’s babysitting, a fitness suite and

Court Farm Holidays, Cornwall

Court Farm is a child friendly complex of Cornish cottages, converted barns and stylish houses in the village of Marhamchurch near Bude. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, games room, tennis court and extensive outdoor entertainment for the children; and for mum and dad there are hot tubs, spa treatments,

Coombe Mill, Cornwall

Coombe Mill is a family friendly farm complex in north Cornwall. There’s plenty of children’s entertainment on site including indoor and outdoor play areas, tractor rides, animal feeding and Coombe Mill’s very own railway, plus 30 acres of secluded grounds to explore.

Retallack Resort and Spa, Cornwall

Retallack Resort and Spa is a family friendly holiday resort in north Cornwall. The resort has its own luxury spa, restaurant and indoor surf centre and visitors also benefit from a swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and a range of childcare options.

Bedruthan Hotel, Cornwall

Bedruthan is an award-winning family friendly hotel and spa located above Mawgan Porth Beach in north Cornwall. The hotel offers a range of child-friendly activities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, kids’ clubs and organised activities, while parents will enjoy a range of childcare options and the on-site luxury spa.

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Broomhill Manor, Cornwall

Broomhill Manor is a luxury complex of self catering cottages near Bude in Cornwall. There’s an extensive range of child friendly facilities including indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a games room, tennis courts and horse riding, and for the parents there’s a gym, sauna, jacuzzi and babysitting service.

Trevorrick Farm, Cornwall

Trevorrick Farm is a small grouping of seven self catering properties near Padstow in Cornwall. There’s a swimming pool and play room to keep young ones entertained, and parents will enjoy the safety and seclusion offered by the rural location of the cottages (and the two local village pubs!).

Fox Valley Cottages, Cornwall

Fox Valley Cottages is a complex of family friendly holiday cottages near Looe in Cornwall. The complex benefits from a number of child and parent friendly features including an indoor swimming pool, play area, spa and sauna.

Merlin Farm Holiday Cottages, Cornwall

Merlin Farm is an attractive complex of parent and child-friendly cottages near Mawgan Porth on the north Cornish coast, with an attractive beach within walking distance. There’s lots of safe outdoor space, animals to help feed and a babysitting service for the benefit of the grown-ups.

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Sands Resort Hotel, Cornwall

Sands Resort Hotel is a family friendly hotel located between Padstow and Newquay in Cornwall. The hotel offers plenty of child-friendly activities including a swimming pool, crazy golf, an adventure playground, soft play area and more; and for the adults there’s a luxury spa, baby listening service and the option

Crylla Valley Cottages, Cornwall

Crylla Valley Cottages is a family-run complex of child-friendly holiday cottages set in 18 acres of gardens and woodland in the Tamar Valley area of Cornwall. There’s plenty of activities on-site to keep the kids occupied and each stay at Crylla Valley also includes free entrance to a nearby country

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Pentire, Cornwall

Pentire is a five star holiday park near Bude, Cornwall, offering luxury accommodation and child friendly facilities just a stone’s throw from beautiful beaches, cosy pubs and historic market towns.

Poltarrow Farm, Cornwall

Poltarrow is a family run farm complex set in 45 acres of beautiful Cornwall countryside. The accommodation comprises a B&B in the main farmhouse and six self catering cottages.  Facilities include an indoor heated pool, sports hall, soft play room, animal feeding and fishing.

Luxurious retreat with river views, Cornwall

This self-catering property offers luxurious holidays in a glorious location overlooking the Fowey river, Cornwall.  Parent friendly facilities include a sauna and hot tub, plus a large garden with incredible views and an amazing cinema room for the kids.

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