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Why Autumn is Awesome

Posted Friday 5 September 2014

The days might be getting shorter and the beach isn’t quite as warm, but there’s still plenty to do in Newquay. Shorts and swimsuits might seem like pure optimism for many, but the fun is far from over! For some of our guests the autumn...

Back to School Show & Tell

Posted Tuesday 2 September 2014

It’s back to school. But all is not lost - telling friends about holiday adventures means reliving the best bits! Here at The Esplanade we hear a lot about people’s adventures so we thought we’d compile a list of the top favourites.   ...

Christmas At The Esplanade

Posted Friday 29 August 2014

We understand that Christmas is a time for celebration, family get-togethers and of course lots of magic!   We have Christmas wrapped up this year with ice-skating, a Santa's Grotto, Christmas Party nights, traditional Christmas lunches and...

Pizza Making Top Tips

Posted Friday 15 August 2014

Every Friday during the school holidays we’ve been doing pizza making sessions (there are still two more Fridays left to take part!). Inspired by our creative mini guests, we’ve put together these top tips so you can show off your...

Summer Bucket List

Posted Monday 11 August 2014

There are some things that aren’t listed with the usual tourist attractions, but they are experiences that cost little and are made memorable with the addition of family, a desire to explore, and a bit of local knowledge.   ...

5 Favourite Family Things to Do this Summer

Posted Monday 28 July 2014

  Just a hop, skip and a jump from the Esplanade Hotel is a huge choice of things to do. Here are just a handful of those we think are well worth a mention. National Lobster Hatchery Tucked away on the North Cornwall...

Epic Sandcastle Competition

Posted Friday 18 July 2014

Want to WIN a Seaside Break? Think your sandcastle building skills outshine everyone?! You're in luck! Take part in our summer #EpicSandcastle competition for your chance to win an overnight stay in a Family Room at The Esplanade...

On-the-Road Heroes: Top 5 Travel Games

Posted Monday 14 July 2014

"Are we nearly there yet?" In the beginning it was easy-peasy-pudding-and-pie. Romantic mini-break? Great, pack your bags and go! Summer holiday with long-haul flights? What an adventure… Then, the little nippers came along. And...

Woof! Dog Friendly Beaches in Newquay

Posted Monday 23 June 2014

  Newquay has some of the best dog-friendly beaches in Cornwall and here at The Esplanade Hotel we are proud to be a dog-friendly hotel so you can enjoy everything the bright-and-beachy town has to offer, as a family. We’ve asked our...

Newquay's Best: Family-Friendly Beaches

Posted Monday 16 June 2014

Voted one of the nation’s favourite seaside towns in the ‘Which Holiday Survey’ and best family holiday destination by readers of ‘COAST’ magazine, Newquay is proud to be one of the coolest towns on the Cornish coast. There are 12 superb...

Father's Day Fun in Cornwall

Posted Monday 2 June 2014

Dads are superheroes and Father’s Day is the perfect opportunity for them to take their cloak off, let down their tough-guy guard and be spoiled rotten. In recognition of all things brilliant about dads, Cornwall is putting on quite a spread ...

5 Attractions to Visit in the May Half-term

Posted Monday 19 May 2014

Cornwall has so much to offer during the May half-term - there's fun craft workshops, historic battles, England's longest zip wire, fishy friends and so much more! We've carefully trawled the local events guides and quizzed our team to compile ...

Rainy Days: Top 8 Activities

Posted Tuesday 6 May 2014

With the weather buffs predicting a sun-shiny summer, we’re all getting ready to hit the beach. But, hey, if it doesn’t work out that way, Cornwall is still a super-fun place to be. At The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay, we can honestly...

Introducing... Our Refurbished Pool!

Posted Thursday 24 April 2014

The start of 2014 was a busy time for us at The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay; we’ve never been ones to stand still – we want to keep getting better and better – so as well as giving 52 rooms a modern makeover (take a look), we also refurbished...

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