Summer means more family time at Sands Resort Hotel in Newquay, Cornwall

Last updated 14th June 2023

If Cornwall holidays with kids say summer loud and clear, you need to hear what’s happening at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa this summer.


Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, Newquay, Cornwall

The easiest Cornwall holidays this summer

Everything Sands Resort Hotel does is geared towards making family life a little easier on Cornwall holidays. This is a resort that’s been built from the ground up to be perfect for family holidays. Rather than tacking on some kids’ facilities to what is essentially an adult hotel, Sands puts children front-and-centre of everything they do, helping you create the perfect trip without any fuss.

The resort boasts a number of family accommodation options, from two-room suites to large rooms with bunk beds or cots. Many of family rooms also have stunning sea views, so you can fall asleep to the soothing sound of the ocean. Although, for the ultimate in spacious stays, the Apartment Suite comes with a lounge area and separate bedrooms. Plus, there are doors between the rooms for those ‘back to bed’ moments, and to give parents a bit of privacy.


Family rooms with sea views, Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

There are TVs and DVDs in all the bedrooms, so the kids can enjoy cartoons while the adults chill out with a good movie. Of course, there’s the all-important WIFI available throughout the resort too, so everyone can stay as connected as they want, or disconnect completely.

Plus, Sands seems to instinctively know that packing for a family holiday can feel like moving house. So they provide all the essentials you need to create a home-from-home with kids, from high chairs and buggies to child carriers, bottle warmers and sterilisers. Plus, a baby listening service is also available, giving you the freedom to enjoy a grown-up dinner or drinks within earshot of  your sleeping kids.


Sands Resort is keeping kids entertained all summer

What’s happening for families at Sands Resort Hotel this summer?

While the hotel is the perfect base for exploring Cornwall’s coast and countryside, there are also heaps of things to do without going anywhere else at all.

  • Sands Resort Hotel features both an indoor pool and an outdoor splash-and-fun pool.
  • Pre-schoolers can look forward to the toddler playground, sandpit and outdoor pirate ship. And the older kids’ playground comes with a wonderful enchanted maze to explore.
  • There’s not much you can’t play at Sands from crazy golf and tennis to football, basketball, croquet and table tennis.
  • If the weather isn’t playing ball, there’s still plenty of indoor fun at Sands, including soft play, games rooms, and even fairground games.
  • If all that isn’t exciting enough, this summer the resort also has a bouncy castle and a mini ziplines.

Fabulous family beaches close to Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Sands even makes days at the beach more exciting

As well as all the on-site excitement, the resort hires practically all the Cornwall holiday essentials, free of charge. So just ask and staff will be pleased to supply you with wetsuits, bodyboards and even buckets and spades to make the most of Sands incredible beachy location.

There’s no shortage of ways for parents to relax and unwind at Sands Resort this summer. The Ocean Breeze Spa offers Elemis face and body therapies, massages and beauty treatments. And if you’re more up for active than soothing, you can use all the sports facilities with or without kids, or keep up with your routine at the fully equipped gym.

Throughout summer, the resort also runs daily children’s entertainment programmes, ranging from arts and crafts sessions to magicians, clowns and silent discos.


Soft play, Sands Resort Hotel & Spa @James Chetwod Ram

Bring everyone on Cornwall holidays at dog-friendly Sands

At Sands Resort, nine of the rooms are dog-friendly and each accommodates up to two pets. But that doesn’t mean dogs simply stay in the room with you. Book your pet on this Cornwall holiday and not only do they get a lux Joules dog bed, they even have a mini-fridge to keep their food fresh.

Just outside the hotel is the Southwest Coast Path, offering endless opportunities to stroll along the cliffs. Plus, the resort has a purpose built dog-paddock, so your pampered pets can run around, off-lead, in a safe and fun space. If you’re getting the impression Sands loves pets, wait until you see the thoughtful doggie touches throughout the resort, from a Doggy Bar with fresh water and treats to a dog-wash facility for post-beach clean ups.


Cornwall is great fun for kids, in all weather

Sands Resort Hotel is perfectly placed to explore Cornwall

Sands Resort Hotel is set in Porth, a prime spot on the north coast of Cornwall overlooking iconic Watergate Bay.

The nearest beach is just a stone’s throw from the resort, but that’s not all there is to do nearby. Just a short walk down the road is beautiful Porth Beach, popular with both families and surfers, thanks to its lively rock pools and excellent waves.

Although when it comes to beaches this part of Cornwall spoils you for choice. Fistral Beach sits just down the road in one direction and then you’ll find enormous Watergate Beach in the other. Head a little further down the coast, to visit the quaint town of Perranporth, or go a little further to arty St Ives: another Cornwall holiday legend with marvellous beaches.

Between those two towns, you can dip into some history at Camborne,  where the fascinating King Edward Mine Museum gives kids a glimpse of another side of Cornwall.


Body board perfect Whipsiderry Beach, Cornwall

More fun days out to add to your summer

Easy access to the A30 makes exploring all over Cornwall easy from Sands. So why not go all the way and visit Lands End? Alternatively, travel south and catch a performance at Minack Theatre – or just go to look at the extraordinary location. And for more Cornwall icons, the Lost Gardens of Heligan and lovely St. Michael’s Mount are both effortless days out from the resort.

For family fun, the small theme park of Flambards features activities inside and out and kids love its fun, friendly atmosphere. When you want to cool off, the seawater pool at Penzance is the perfect place. And the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth lets children embrace their inner pirate!

Even closer to Sands, don’t miss Newquay Zoo, the Blue Reef Aquarium and Dairyland Farmworld, all just 10 minutes drive from the hotel. And that’s before we mention the world-famous Eden Project. It’s another Cornwall holiday must-do and, as always, packed with family activities and events all summer long.


Relaxed family time, Sands Resort Hotel & Spa

Summer holiday offers for families of all sizes

With family rooms from just £217 per night, Sands resort is the kind of great value families are looking for this summer. Larger rooms are also available now, which makes the hotel a perfect choice for a multi-gen Cornwall holiday.

Then of course, there’s the outstanding Sands’ service. The staff are known for their nothing-is-too-much-trouble attitude, which is bliss when it comes to organising a family break. So don’t hesitate to get in touch, even if you’re just early planning days, to discuss what you have in mind and find out more about summer’s special offers.

Take a closer look at Sands Resort Hotel & Spa and discover how awesome your Cornwall holiday could be this summer