The luxury family holiday in Cornwall that is the best in the UK!

Imagine a luxury family holiday where your children can explore rock pools on a private beach, make new friends, swim in sparkling indoor and outdoor pools, and run free in 250 acres of beautiful private grounds.

Discover our range of outstanding facilities for families. They are so exceptional, we have just won the Best Loved Hotels Family Hotel of the Year, beating off competition from all around the UK and Ireland.

We are really proud of our reputation for family holidays and we always go the extra mile to make sure everyone in your family has a sensational time as our guest.

As well as amazing leisure amenities, including two swimming pools and an outdoor adventure play area, we offer children’s entertainment and a supervised playroom during all school holidays. So you know your children will be safe and happy if you want to take some time out to enjoy our superb championship golf course and stunning spa.  Or maybe just sit back and enjoy a cocktail,  while your children have the time of their life!

During the school holidays, children under 15 years can enjoy:

  • FREE children’s entertainment programme to suit all ages, including laser clay pigeon shooting, archery, fun casino nights, balloon and craft workshops, birds of prey experience, big games nights, quiz nights and much, much more.
  • FREE soft drinks throughout their stay
  • FREE lunches throughout their stay
  • FREE ice creams throughout their stay
  • FREE packed lunches, if you are heading out for the day
  • FREE supervised FuNzOnE open 10am – 6pm every day during the school holidays. Packed with brilliant activities to keep children entertained, ranging from traditional arts and crafts through to modern interactive games
  • FREE buggy rides down to Carlyon Cove, our own private beach! This is the perfect place for rock pooling, safe bathing and sand castle making. We can provide you with buckets, spades and fishing nets for maximum fun in the sun!

Your family can look forward to these great features on your luxury family holiday in Cornwall:

  • Choose from our range of wonderful rooms with superb flexible accommodation for families. Many of our rooms take extra beds or cots and we have a great selection of interconnecting rooms.
  • Superb choice and variety of dining options for children of all ages.
  • Everything you need to make meal times as easy as possible, including high chairs, booster seats and child-friendly cutlery and crockery.
  • Children’s high tea is served in the restaurant, lounge or in the comfort of your room in between 5pm and 6pm. Alternatively, children are very welcome to join their parents for dinner in our restaurant, where they can enjoy dishes from our children’s menu or from the daily dinner menu. We offer a range of excellent Hipp organic baby foods, or alternatively our kitchen can prepare fresh food and puree it for you.
  • An outside play area where youngsters can let off steam and have fun with other children. Our play equipment is designed to thrill and challenge youngsters within a safe and easily supervised area. 
  • Our fabulous indoor and outdoor pools are both family friendly. The depth of both pools starts at 1m and increases to 1.5m at the deepest end. Our outdoor pool also has a separate children’s paddling pool.
  • To make travelling with little ones easier, we can provide a complimentary infant pack with essential equipment such as a bottle warmer, changing mat, sterilisation kit, plug covers, night light and feeding equipment. So there’s no need to bring these items with you!
  • If you require babysitting, we are happy to arrange this for a supplementary charge, whilst baby listening is available throughout the hotel.
  • Cornwall is famous for its wonderful family friendly attractions, the best of which are within easy reach of the Carlyon Bay Hotel. Special discounted rates are available for our guests, including for visits to the amazing Eden Project.
  • We can arrange bike hire so that you can explore the beautiful lanes and trails of Cornwall, a wonderful way to enjoy the stunning countryside and coastline.
  • Our expert PGA professionals can offer junior golf coaching as well as family golf coaching and can provide all the equipment required. The spectacular cliff top setting of our championship golf course will take your breath away. 
  • You are never far from the sea at Carlyon Bay Hotel. You can even learn to surf or paddleboard together, with special discounted rates for our guests at Harlyn Surf School, Cornwall’s premier surf school.

Carlyon Bay Hotel has everything you need for an awesome family holiday in Cornwall!

We will make sure you have a wonderful time together - one that you will all remember forever.

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Summer Entertainment Programme

A fun filled entertainment programme for all ages

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

You will never forget your first visit to the spectacular biomes, as you wander deep in a rainforest and through gorgeous Mediterranean gardens. Eden always has a lively programme of entertainments that are educational and huge fun. Buy your tickets from reception for discounted fast-track entry!

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Since they were rediscovered 25 years ago, these have become some of the most popular botanical gardens in the country, with an enthralling history stretching back hundreds of years. Buy your tickets from reception to recive discounted, fast track entry.

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Water Sports at Polkerris Beach

Water Sports at Polkerris Beach

Situated across St Austell Bay from the Carlyon Bay Hotel, the Polkerris Beach Company offers a range of activities including powerboating, sailing, windsurfing and many more. Suitable for all ages and experience, all done with friendly and expert instruction.

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Hangloose

Hangloose

The fantastic Hangloose offer a variety of activities for the adventurous! Including the longest and fastest zip wire in the country, a giant 20m cliff top swing, a free fall simulation, jumping off a platform to an airbag of epic proportions, a 16 metre climbing tower and the world’s first commercial freefall onto an airbag! Situated in the spectacular surroundings of the world famous Eden Project, a definite one for all the family especially those adrenaline junkies.

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Football Golf

Football Golf

Football Golf uses the same rules as golf but instead of using a club players kick a football into a hole. There are hazards and obstacles along the way helping make the game fun and enjoyable for everyone

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Surfing and watersports

Surfing and watersports

Don’t miss the wonderful surfing that Cornwall is famous for! Harlyn Surf School near Padstow offers great family activities including surfing, paddle boarding, coasteering and kayak tours. There are exclusive discounts for guests of Carlyon Bay Hotel.

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Land’s End

Land’s End

The famous landmark boasts iconic scenery and a range of fascinating family attractions. No Cornwall holiday is complete without a photo in front of the Land’s End signpost!

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Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park

Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park

Fantastic fun for the whole family at this top quality attraction which consistently gets five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Beautifully designed rides and animal attractions in a lovely setting.

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Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock House is a magnificent National Trust Victorian style country estate set in beautiful manicured gardens and grounds. Discover the differing life below stairs to the elegant and luxurious manor house home to the Agar-Robartes family. Discover the ancient woodlands and riverside paths, perfect for country walls and unspoilt nature.

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Flambards

Flambards

Flambards is one of Cornwall’s best family day visit attraction with rides for everyone, family fun, indoor attractions and entertainment. Visit the award-winning and unique indoor attractions including The Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz life-size re-creations and enjoy some top rides.

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Holywell Bay Fun Park

Holywell Bay Fun Park

Holywell Bay fun park is one of Cornwalls top family attractions with its FREE entry and over 20 rides its makes it a great place for families!

This is the perfect place for those family memories that last a life time, lots of fun for the children and relaxing for the parents.

With easy access and the perfect location Holywell Bay makes a fantastic day out.

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Dairyland

Dairyland

Dairyland Farm World offers a fantastic adventure park to suit all ages. With lots of fun such as slides, nature trails, pony rides, tractor rides, milking cows & feeding the animals. This is a fabulous day out for the family at reasonable prices.

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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn

A popular attraction in Cornwall.

Wheal Martyn is the UK's only china clay mining museum. 

The museum tells the story of Cornwalls's largest mining industry. Their charity provides opportunities for all visitors to discover how china clay was mined, processed and used.

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Kidzworld

Kidzworld

Kidzworld has plenty for everyone, majority being undercover therefore a great day out come rain or shine! Everything included in admissison price - Open 7 days a week throughout all school holidays and bank holidays. Great fun all the kids!

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Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo! 

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IBounce

IBounce

With over 66 trampolines there is lots to do to keep the family entertrained.  There's plenty to experience with their interactive light games, the energetic activity zone and the new skywalk, where children and their adults can climb steps and rope bridges to jump off a 1.5m high platform on to a giant air bag. The first trampoline park in Cornwall. 

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