Family Beach Holidays Watergate Bay

Family holidays in Cornwall

Ofsted registered Kids' Zone and XA Club

Family suites

Extreme Academy lessons

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Wellies lined up by the door, getting amongst the elements, keeping young minds busy in the Kids’ Zone. From babies to grandparents, fresh new families to bigger broods, bring along the whole gang.

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Supervised sessions

Through summer we're offering supervised sessions with movie nights, private room hire, beach sessions and babysitting. Please check the App for what is available during your stay. Sessions can be booked 48 hours in advance.


Supervised sessions

Supervised sessions for 3-7 years in our playrooms and 8-12 years in our games room. Children can have up to two sessions per day.

  • 1-3pm or 3.30-5.30pm
  • 6.30-9.30pm
  • Sessions will be released 48 hours in advance and are bookable through the App.

Playroom & games room

  • Families can book a 45-minute unsupervised session in the Kids' Zone playroom or games room.
  • Sessions will be released 48 hours in advance and are bookable through the App.

Summer beach experience

Group supervised sessions for 5-7 years and 8-12 years on the beach are with our Beach School Leader. Children will learn about sea creatures, make a dome village, beach shelter, and build a fire pit.

5-8 year olds: 2hours
Make a dome village and a Viking ship with friends.
Learn the art of whittling, try to make a feather or flower out of wood to take home.
Help the environment and protect the creatures in our seas, by beach comber rangers.

9-12 year olds: 2.5 hours
Construct a shelter on the beach - learn which knots to use, and how to keep the shelter stable in all weathers.
As a team, build a fire pit and come together to roast marshmallows or popcorn.
Help the environment and protect the creatures in our seas by becoming beach comber rangers.

One session can be booked each week through the Kids Zone team.

Movie nights

Supervised film nights in our event space can be booked as supervised sessions.
The films showing will be detailed on the App.

Additional information

  • Nappy changing is available, however, we are unable to provide any nappies, wipes, or nappy sacks.
  • Hand washing/sanitising is mandatory when arriving at the Kids' Zone.
  • Families must deposit any toys/equipment used in the provided containers at the end of their play session.

Kids’ Zone playroom and games room

An Ofsted-registered, activity-led space for 3 -7 years, run by experienced DBS accredited staff. Their qualifications range from childcare level 3 through to Primary teaching degrees.


A secure, dedicated area suited to a variety of activities.

  • Playroom full of open-ended resources and toys for imaginative play
  • An area for junk modelling and crafts
  • Quiet ‘nook’ for reading and storytelling
  • Adjacent outdoor play area, designed by Earthwrights, with area’s for climbing, balancing, hiding, exploring, and cooking up feasts in the mud kitchen

Games room

  • Table tennis
  • Table football
  • Pool table
  • PlayStations
  • Arcade machine


The Kids’ Zone is supervised or unsupervised depending on the time of day.

A parent or guardian must always be present when children use the Kids' Zone during an unsupervised session.  A parent or guardian must always be on site during supervised sessions.

Toddler sessions (6m-2 years)

These sessions are currently unavailable.

Activities include messy play (a change of clothes will be needed) music and rhymes, sensory and heuristic play in a calm, stimulating and supportive environment. Each child’s routine (feeds and nappy changes) is incorporated within their play session.

Kids sessions (3-7 years)

A wide range of active, real-life and everyday experiences is provided to enhance their learning. Cornish heritage and traditions are celebrated through a variety of activities:

  • Beach activities
  • Craft workshops
  • Cookery classes
  • Science experiments
  • Imaginative play


XA Club 

The XA Club is for 8-12 years and forms part of the supervised sessions.


The XA games room includes table tennis, table football and a gaming zone. The space is available to hire but a parent or guardian must always be present.


  • Beach sessions
  • Sports tournaments
  • Film nights
  • Cookery skills
  • Team games
  • Craft workshops
  • Quiz and board game nights


During school holidays, children aged 8–15 years staying at the hotel can have a free surf lesson with fully qualified instructors at the Extreme Academy.

Babysitting & monitoring

Let our registered babysitters take the reins for the night, or take advantage of our monitoring and listening service while you dine in one of our restaurants.


We can provide a babysitter between 6pm and 1am, allowing you to have an evening out. All our babysitters are Kids’ Zone staff, with up-to-date DBS checks and Paediatric First Aid. The minimum booking time is two hours. Availability is limited, so please give as much notice as possible.

For same day cancellation a two hour fee will apply.

Up to 2 hours: £30
Up to 3 hours: £45
Up to 4 hours: £60

Babysitting requests can be made via the app.

Kids' Zone terms - babysitting

Baby monitoring

Our baby monitoring and baby listening service can be used in all restaurants throughout Watergate Bay, including The Beach Hut. Responsibility for children remains with the parents at all times. If using the service, you are not permitted to leave the hotel grounds and it is recommended that you check on your children regularly.

Currently baby listening and baby monitoring is not available in the Village family apartment.

* Responsibility remains with the parents at all times.

Family friendly restaurants

Children’s menus are available in The Beach Hut and The Living Space. Early supper is from 5pm and ordered from The Living Space menu.

In Zacry's, daily changing specials and dishes from the main menu can be simplified on request. Children can also order from The Living Space menu and eat with their parents in Zacry's

Explore the restaurants

  • High chairs in all restaurants

  • Secure parents’ kitchens in the hotel with microwave, washing up facilities and fridge

  • Freshly prepared food in all restaurants which our staff are happy to puree for your baby

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