Do you fancy winning a family holiday in Cornwall?
Readers of Life Unexpected will know how much we love a good family holiday. But, from our experience of travelling both at home and around the world, it’s really rare to find family friendly accommodation that has got it just right.
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa in Cornwall is definitely one of those rare gems. For the last 5 years Sands Resort has been voted one of the top 10 family hotels in the UK by TripAdvisor users. We’re not only excited to share with you everything we know about this family friendly hotel, but we also are giving YOU a chance to WIN a baby & toddler break of your very own.
Sands Resort Hotel & Spa
Sat on a clifftop, 1 mile north of Newquay and a short hop from Watergate bay, sits the Sands Resort Hotel & Spa. With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, it’s a picture perfect location for a family holiday in Cornwall. Wouldn’t you agree?
Imagine checking into the hotel, heading down to your room and opening the door to be met with the most stunning view! With options of country views, garden views or sea views, the spacious and perfectly equipped rooms at Sand Resort will instantly put you in holiday mode. And look how gorgeous the rooms are…
If you’re coming as a family, then family suites offer really comfy rooms with separate sleeping areas. This is so perfect for when the kids are in bed and you want to wind down and have some quality ‘you time’ without disturbing them. All family suites also have a small fridge, a kettle, a baby listening device, a TV and a DVD player.
Free hire of baby equipment
Wouldn’t it be great if you could travel with a baby or toddler and not worry about remembering all the extra things that you need to pack for them, and then trying to fit them all in the car?
There are so many reasons why Sands Resort is an amazing family friendly hotel and this is one of them! At Sands Resort Hotel you can hire cots, prams, kiddie carriers, bottle sterilisers and bottle warmers, all completely free of charge, so you don’t need to worry about bringing them. They also have high chairs, buckets, spades and windbreaks, as well as wetsuits and bodyboards. Plus, the onsite shop stocks everything you might need, in case you’ve accidentally left something behind. How lovely is that?
But, What Is There To Do For Families In Cornwall?
I could go on forever about all the ‘top things to do for families in Cornwall‘. But first and foremost, the most important thing to know about Sands Resort Hotel, is that there is a huge beach only a 5 minute walk down the road. What more could you need?
If the beach isn’t your thing then you’ll be pleased to know that Sands Resort is sat in a prime location in Cornwall, meaning you’re not far from popular family attractions such as The Eden Project, Dairyland Farmworld and Newquay Zoo, as well as lovely local towns like Padstow and Newquay.
If you don’t fancy going too far though, Sands Resort has everything you need for family holiday fun in Cornwall. There are loads of onsite activities you can take advantage of as a family. Including:
- Outdoor Splash and Kids Fun Pools
- An Indoor Pool
- A Tennis Court
- Pitch n’ Putt
- Crazy Golf
- A Big Maze
- Indoor Play Areas
- Outdoor Play Parks
- Table Tennis
- Zip Wire
- Bouncy Castle
If you do fancy heading out to the beach for the day though, you can pop over to the Sand Resorts ‘Surf Shack’ to hire wetsuits and body boards for all ages and for free!
Food & Drink
One thing we always struggle with when we go away, is finding a restaurant that has baby and toddler friendly eating times. As a couple we like to eat a lot later than Evie does, but as a parent you’ll know all too well the struggle of finding somewhere that serves food earlier, just for them.
Sands Resort really understand parents needs and have a variety of meal time options. For kids that like to eat early, ‘Early Children’s Tea’ starts at 5pm. The restaurant even offers a wide range of baby jars. Or, they can puree any dish from the dinner menu for older babies. The daily changing menu offers delicious Mediterranean inspired food, that’ll be loved by the entire family, even the fussiest of eaters.
The best bit? The restaurant is split into three different dining areas: one for families with younger children, one for families with older children and an ‘adults only’ dining zone.
So what if you don’t want to dine early with your baby? At Sands Resort, you have the option to dine as a family or you can take your kids to the early Children’s Tea and then head back down later in the evening when they’re tucked up in bed, to enjoy a quiet, romantic adult dinner for two.
Baby Listening & Kids Clubs
One thing that always gives a family holiday some serious brownie points from me, is when a hotel gives you the opportunity for not only family bonding time, but also for time alone, or time as a couple.
When was the last time you got to relax with a book? Don’t even get me started on the last time you managed to find a babysitter so you could go for a romantic dinner or even better yet, enjoy a spa treatment.
But Sands Resort gives you the option for all of that and more. Can we seriously move in now? If you wanted to go for a romantic, adults only dinner, every family room comes with a ‘baby listening device’. This means you can tuck your precious little ones into bed and head out to dinner in the hotel restaurant. The hotels specialist ‘baby listening team’ will come and find you immediately if your baby needs you. But if they don’t, you can enjoy some much needed time alone or couple bonding time, without having to worry.
But what if you fancy some couple time or alone time during the day? Maybe even a cheeky swim in the pool or better yet a massage in the spa!
During the day there is an onsite Ofsted approved crèche where the trained childcare staff can take care of your baby for a little while, while you catch up on some sleep or treat yourself to a lovely massage at the spa. After all, it is your holiday too! You can enjoy some guilt free time while your baby has fun playing and making new friends.
Why not take full advantage of the onsite spa?
Ocean Breeze Spa and The Moroccan Spa Experience
There are two different spa experiences at Sands Resort Hotel. The first is the ‘Ocean Breeze Spa’ where you can take a dip in the pool, enjoy the steam room and experience some traditional spa treatments, from massages to facials.
There is also the brand new ‘Moroccan Spa Experience. We recently popped up to try out the ‘Moroccan Spa Experience’ for ourselves. This is the perfect treat for any frazzled, tired parents who are looking for a bit of quiet time.
The ‘Moroccan Spa Experience’ lasts for about 90 minutes. It coincides with the kids clubs, so you can truly experience some guilt free ‘you time’.
During the ‘Moroccan Spa Experience’, you have the option to relax in the cedar barrel sauna or the warm, bubbling hot tub. After a little relaxation you can hang out in the gorgeous Moroccan inspired indoor garden. Here you will be served Moroccan mint tea, cakes and you can even indulge in a cheeky glass of prosecco.
I have to say the tea and cakes were so delicious and the decor has even inspired me to bring a little ‘Morocco’ into my own home. From the lights, to the bowls and glasses, the whole room is so beautiful. I can vouch for the fact that the Moroccan Spa Experience will leave you feeling so relaxed and refreshed. Something that’s definitely a rarity when your a mum to a busy toddler!
Win A Baby/Toddler Break To Sands
Have you seriously fallen in love with the hotel yet? We have! Life Unexpected is so excited to be bringing you the chance to win your very own baby & toddler break to Sands Resort in Cornwall.
Your Cornwall Baby & Toddler Holiday will include the following:
- 3 nights in a Country View Suite with balcony
- Hot & cold breakfast each morning
- Complimentary 3-course dinner on one night (children choose from the kids’ menu)
- Complimentary childcare session
To enter, please participate in the Rafflecopter requirements below and answer the following question in the comments section below.
Which three things do you love the most about Sands Resort In Cornwall?
*Please note, all e-mails collected from the giveaway will be added to the Sands Resort Hotel & Spa and Life Unexpected mailing lists.
Now…who else is going to pour themselves a cup of tea and dream of being on one of these sun loungers by the outside pool?
For more information about Sands Resort Hotel & Spa, pop over to their website here. For ideas and inspiration of things you can do while you’re in Cornwall, don’t forget to check out the ‘Cornish‘ section on Life Unexpected. Here you’ll find information about the best family days out in Cornwall and adventure ideas for babies, toddlers and the whole family.
Have you ever stayed in Cornwall before? Which three things do you love the most about Sands Resort Hotel & Spa?