Hello I’m Fritha from Tigerlilly Quinn, you might remember I wrote a guest post this time last year when I was lucky enough to visit the hotel with friends. I was so pleased to be invited back this spring with the kids in tow, to experience all the hotel has to offer for families. I’ve also written a post over on my blog about our experience so do check it out for even more pictures.
It probably won’t be a surprise to hear that we loved our time here as a family but I wanted to detail the things we found particularly useful for kids that are two and six.
We had a family suite which consisted of a large room with king size bed and a separate small room with bunk beds. The kids have bunks at home so they felt at ease immediately and I loved that had their own little tv which helped with the early morning wake-ups when they could watch cartoons before breakfast.
I was so excited to show the kids the waffle station at breakfast and it didn’t disappoint. My son Wilf (who is six) is still talking about it and asking us to make it a regular thing at home. I don’t think any other waffles will really compare though. One of our favourite thing about the hotel is how set up it is for families and the food is one of the things that make it so easy. In each of the restaurants, we all found things we all loved which is always such a relief and there was a great selection for veggies too.
Our favourite place to eat as a family was The Living Space as it has such a chilled out vibe, during school holidays there is even a little room to the side of the restaurant filled with beanbags & kids activities so they can run and play in there whilst you are waiting for your meal. We also loved The Beach Hut with its views straight out onto the beach.
On our last night, we had a child-free dinner in Zacry’s which was such a treat. We used the video monitor to check on our toddler whilst our son was at the evening Kids club. We could have also used the babysitting service which we might try on another visit. Our room was so close to the restaurant that when Mabli did wake up (just as we were finishing off pudding) my husband was up in the room with her in three minutes.
The beautiful pool was a must each morning after breakfast and it’s perfect for small kids as there is a shallow pool for them too and dedicated family time so if you are visiting without children you can enjoy it kid free too.
If you ask Wilf he will say his absolute favourite thing about our stay was the kids club. He got stuck in straight away and came home with so many crafts. The people that work there are so kind and attentive we always felt 100% confident with him in their care. My daughter who has just turned two was a bit little for the club (as we stayed in the school holidays, there is a younger club for 6m to 3 during term time) but we were able to play with both kids there when the supervised club times were over.
We had such a wonderful time as a family on our long weekend at Watergate Bay and would definitely book in again next year. It really does have something for everyone and has managed to successfully mixed luxury with family-friendly.
Fritha Tigerlilly Quinn lives in Bristol with her Husband Tom, son Wilf (6), baby daughter Mabli (2) and two cats (Rockie and Maddie). She has a multi award winning blog about her life, featuring fashion, travel, interiors and lots more besides.