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Watergate Bay Hotel

Child friendly hotel, Cornwall – Child Friendly Hotel, On The Beach, Watergate Bay, Cornwall

About Watergate Bay Hotel

Calling all budding surf dudes, who grew up with never having the chance to fulfil the dream. The kids will have a ball in the fantastic Kids' Zone - book now, there is no time like the present!

Set on a spectacular surfing beach on the north Cornwall coast, Watergate Bay Hotel is the perfect destination for a contemporary beach holiday no matter what your age. With contemporary bedrooms, numerous child friendly facilities, a 25 meter infinity swimming pool, unrivalled extreme sports activities and the stunning seaside location makes this the ideal choice to relax, unwind and enjoy everything good about the great British Family Holiday. It’s a place that’s all about the balance of life; being active, getting amongst the elements, eating and drinking well, spoiling yourself a little, chilling out, getting cosy and most of all having a good time!

The Away with the Kids review

At Watergate Bay Hotel the beach is on your doorstep, so from the moment you arrive, the Atlantic Ocean and the rugged coastline are an ever-present reminder that you are somewhere where nature rules. But inside, every part of the hotel - from the bedrooms to Swim Club - has been created to bring you the best in contemporary Cornish comfort.

Family Friendly Accommodation

All rooms have an en-suite bathrooms, some have balconies overlooking the bay and some are interconnecting to provide flexible accommodation. Each room is unique, many with beautiful solid oak floors and some are dual aspect. Every room has plasma screen satellite television, CD and DVD player, MP3 docking station, tea & coffee facilities, iron & ironing board, telephone, broadband and 24 hour room service. Many rooms in the hotel have stunning ocean views; some are front facing and have either a good or limited view of the sea, while the House rooms have a rear aspect only. The Coach House has twelve family rooms, some of which can sleep up to six people, and offers the same standard of gorgeous, contemporary styled rooms as the rest of the hotel. All prices advertised are for a family suite per room per night based on up to six people sharing. Prices can differ depending on seasons and room only or dinner bed and breakfast is required.

Child Friendly Activities

The Kids' Zone has something for children of all ages, open from 8am until 9:30pm it provides a fun environment to meet new friends and have a great time. It has a play room and an art room with indoor toys, themed activities, games and children's books. There is also a cosy and comfortable ‘quiet' area for reading during the day and for films and stories during the evening supervision session. Adjacent to our Kids Zone is our outdoor play area, designed for us by Earth Wrights, which incorporates areas for climbing, balancing, hiding and exploring. There is also plenty of space to play with bikes and outdoor toys. Depending on the time of day the Kids Zone will be supervised or unsupervised.

Next to the Kids Zone there is a spacious games room for older children which is open every day and is home to table tennis and table football. There is controlled internet access, and PlayStation, X-Box 360º and Wii consoles are available with a wide selection of games to choose from. In the evening during school holidays it is home to the XA club.

For 3-7 years between 6:30pm and 9:30pm The Kids' Zone is fully supervised every day to allow guests to enjoy dinner without interruption. Between 8:00am - 6:30pm every day, except school holidays, the Kids Zone is unsupervised. Parents must be in attendance. Supervised sessions extends to 10am - 12 midday for 3-7 years during school holidays.
Evening supervision is the XA club is for 7-12 year olds and is between 6:30pm - 9:30pm during school holidays.

During supervised sessions there are music and art workshops, show PG or U rated films and weather permitting arrange beach games as well. During school holidays, there are some great organised activities for children, including beach volley ball and taster sessions of surfing and traction kiting with qualified instructors (age restrictions apply to some activities). Younger children can enjoy activities such as sandcastle building, arts and crafts, rock pooling, costume making and treasure hunts. Often there are visiting entertainers during the evening.

Child Friendly Restaurant

Children have so much choice when it comes to eating at Watergate Bay. Both the Beach Hut and The Living Space have children's menus, while for families staying on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, an early evening children's supper is be provided in the hotel's new restaurant - Zacry's, alternatively they can join their parents with dinner reservations up until 7:30pm. Zacry's doesn't have a children's menu outside of early supper, but children's portions are served. Staff are happy to puree any of the freshly prepared food for your baby. A secure parents' kitchen with microwave, washing up facilities and fridge is available at all times and cots and high chairs are supplied.

Indoor Heated Swimming Pool

The swimming pool is 25-metres long and looks out over the bay. For young children there is a shallow area attached to the main pool. Access to the pool is via graded steps.

Baby Monitoring Service

The Hotel operates a baby monitoring service which can be used at The Beach Hut and also Jamie Oliver's Fifteen Cornwall, handily located on the other side of the hotel's car-park. Babysitters can be provided between 6pm and 2am if parents would prefer. All babysitters are Kids' Zone staff. The minimum booking time is 3 hours and fees are charged to your room account. Please give at least 24 hours to arrange a sitter for you.

The Extreme Academy

The Extreme Academy is part of the hotel and a great place to learn something new, choose from surfing, kitesurf, traction kite or wave ski. All instructors are CRB checked, fully qualified and Lifeguards. Lessons are available for 8 years and over and the Extreme Academy also provides hire facilities. During the school holidays every child between 8 years and 15 years receive one free surf lesson with the Extreme Academy Surf School during their stay.

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