Linda Harrison visited Bedruthan hotel with her husband, Karl, and 21-month-old Harry.
The location of Bedruthan Hotel is stunning.
Set into a cliff above the dramatic Cornish coastline, the walk down to the beach from the hotel is a great adventure for little explorers.
Our 21-month-old son Harry ran most of the way, pointing at noisy seagulls and crashing waves. It was pretty nice for us adults too - heading back for breakfast with sand between our toes was a glorious way to start the day.
As well as the natural entertainment, there’s plenty to do at the hotel. Water babies will love it, with one indoor and three outdoor pools.
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The hotel caters really well for kids – from the Jungle Tumble soft playroom to toddlers’ outside play, tennis court and giant trampoline. But it’s also geared up for grown ups.
Ofsted-registered kids’ clubs for all ages (two hours of free childcare daily) mean parents can curl up with a book in the adult-only sanctuaries or use the seaview spa. Don’t miss a dip in the beautiful hydropool or spa treatments: My ila Ananda Face Therapy facial provided an hour’s blissful escape from toddler tantrums.
We borrowed an all-terrain buggy - the South West Coast Path is nearby - and buckets and spades for beach trips.
For couples wanting privacy, accommodation includes apartment suites and villas with kids’ bunk bedrooms.
There are two restaurants. The Wild Café has high chairs and children’s meals – but while it was extremely child-friendly, it still felt grown up. Plus the floor to ceiling windows meant I could catch glimpses of the gorgeous sea view while Harry happily rubbed macaroni cheese into his hair.
In the evenings we used the free baby listening service to grab a grown up dinner in the adult-only Herring restaurant.
If you’re looking for a holiday to spend time as a family but also time as a couple, Bedruthan is the best of both worlds.
Bedruthan Hotel offers Toddler Breaks, including free equipment hire – boiler suits, wellies, kites and spades - one night’s free toddler sitting and money for meals. Two nights from £478.
Bedruthan Hotel & Spa
Driving: The hotel sits between Padstow and Newquay. From the A30, follow signs for Newquay Airport/Mawgan Porth.
Flying: Flights to Newquay airport from around the UK. Bedruthan is five minutes from the airport by taxi.
Linda tried out the Vauxhall Mokka, courtesy of Vauxhall, for day trips. The car’s family-friendly features include:
- Big boot - loads of suitcase and buggy space
- Flex-fix bike rack slides out of rear bumper (up to three bikes)
- Rear seat centre drink holders - handy for preventing spillages
- OnStar technology option - WiFi hotspot so kids can play games/stream films/watch TV
- Safety options - front and rear parking sensors and rear-view camera
Mokka prices start from £16,684.