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 of babysitting.

  • Type: a large family friendly hotel

  • Size: variety of rooms including family suites

  • Cost: from £1785 per summer week for a family of four

  • Location: Cornwall

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child and family friendly holidays at sands resort hotel


sands resort hotelSands Resort Hotel has some fantastic deals available on baby and toddler breaks in early 2022, including three night stays from just £293.  Holidays include spacious family suites, breakfast in bed, a warm indoor pool and plenty of on-site activities including outdoor playgrounds, enchanting maze, indoor soft play, daily entertainment programme and more!

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Contact details & location

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  • Address: Sands Resort Hotel, Watergate Road, Porth, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 3LX

  • Tel: 01637 872864

Sands Resort Hotel & Spa is situated one mile north of  Newquay and enjoys stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean. Porth beach and Watergate Bay are both only a short walk away. 

COVID-19: Please check relevant details with the owner, including available facilities and cancellation policies, before you book.

Our review of Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

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The Sands Resort Hotel was recently voted one of the best family friendly hotels in the UK. Having explored some of its child and parent-friendly features, at Parent Friendly Stays we’d be inclined to agree!

The hotel has a variety of room configurations to suit families including suites; the largest of these (the apartment suites) can sleep up to two adults and five children, with three bedrooms and a lounge. Family suites provide kids with their own space and have a TV, DVD, chill box and kettle. There’s also the option of a baby listening service, and on request the hotel can also supply bottle warmers and sterilizers. To give you an idea of prices, a family suite for two adults and two children with sea views during August on a ‘bed and breakfast’ package costs around £100 per adult per night, with discounted rates for children; so a week at peak season for a family of four with 2 children under 3 start from £1785. Given some of your meals are included and the number of child and parent friendly facilities on site, we don’t think that’s a bad deal at all. Short breaks are also available, often at special rates out of season; for example, at the time of writing, you could have a two night stay for a family of four between March and May including dinner and breakfast for £281.


The Sands resort is undoubtedly designed with children in mind and you can be guaranteed there will be plenty to keep your little ones occupied. The hotel is only a five minute walk from the beach, perfect for your daily family seaside swim; and helpfully it’s possible to hire wetsuits and body boards as well as buckets and spades for free. The hotel itself has an indoor pool if your children would prefer a splash without the waves; there’s also an outdoor splash and children’s fun pool. The hotel has numerous other child-friendly entertainment options including tennis, table tennis, a maze, basketball, mini-golf, football, croquet, indoor fun fair games, zip wire, bouncy castle and soft play area for toddlers. There’s no chance your children won’t sleep after a go at all those activities! The hotel also offers plenty of child-friendly meal options including children’s high tea.

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Because it’s your holiday too, Sands has lots of parent friendly facilities. As mentioned above, there’s a free baby listening service so you can enjoy a relaxing meal or drink without the children (and the restaurant has child-free areas too) or if you would like to take advantage of the gym or spa. To make your life easier you can hire cots and cot linen, prams, kiddie carriers, bottle sterilisers and bottle warmers completely free of charge.  The hotel offers arts and crafts sessions for all the family.  There’s also free WiFi, though be aware that the owners say the connection isn’t entirely reliable.


To sum up, at Parent Friendly Stays we really do think that the Sands Resort Hotel deserves the title of a family friendly Cornwall holiday, and with a beach on your doorstep and numerous on-site activities for both children and adults alike, you’re bound to have an enjoyable family holiday.

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“Whilst many hotels declare themselves family friendly, at Sands we can really live up to that statement with unrivalled facilities and services to make your children happy and give you the relaxation you need as a parent when on a family friendly holiday with children in the UK.

We have everything you need in a family hotel such as large family suites, holiday entertainment, kids’ clubs, baby listening service and various family dining options.”

Prices and availability

For live pricing and availability information, or to make a booking, we recommend visiting the owner’s website directly:

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