The Esplanade Hotel isn’t just for grown ups.

Little Nippers Zone

This part of our website is dedicated to you, so you can get excited and start planning all the fun you're going to have on your family holiday in Cornwall. There are so many awesome things for you to do whilst you’re here – splash about in the swimming pool, climb aboard our pirate’s ship play area, have fun in the indoor soft play area and test out the toys in the lounge. The beach is just across the road too – its soft sand is perfect for sandcastles!

If you’re visiting during the school holidays you’ll love our FREE family activity schedules – there’s loads of cool stuff for you to try. But don’t wait until you get here for the fun to start, check out our road trip games… THE FUN STARTS HERE!

Road trip games

Boredom busters!

Forget the "are we there yet", start your family holiday as you mean to go on as we've put together some boredom busting downloadable activities to keep the little ones busy until you arrive!

Rock pool tips

What will they find?

As a beach-side hotel with a coastal location, our sandy playground is a natural playground to be explored! Our hand guide gives advise on the local habitations and what you can expect to find in the Cornish rock pools...

Let's go surfing

Make a splash

Take on the waves on the world-famous Fistral Beach as be led by the professionals at Quiksilver Surf School Newquay. Our on-site surf school will be on hand to ensure you have fun whilst learning a new skill.

Food & drink

Family friendly dining

Our family-friendly dining spaces ensure eating comes with easy. We have a dedicated kids menu, no family restricted dining times and ocean views that are utterly jaw-dropping - so won't you dine with us?

Places to play

Release your inner adventurer!

There are so many places to play at The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay, even if it's raining cats and dogs there's always somewhere lovely for you to make new friends and play games.

Fun activities

During school holidays

Grab your band at check in, get in line and become part of the festival as we host a brand new schedule of awesome family experiences!