We have three family suites, which can sleep two adults and up to four children, several interconnecting rooms and spacious rooms that can take either an extra bed or cot.
Our latest three bedroomed suite in Upper Tresanton can accommodate a large family or an extended family group. The large dining room table is perfect for a family dinner and anyone taking the bunk bed room will wake up in the morning thinking they have boarded a ship.
We have a children’s playroom, which has a good selection of toys and a large flat screen TV with a DVD library and playstation. Next to the playroom, we have a children’s garden and a lovely Wendy house. We also have a cinema where children can watch films on a big screen.
Children’s tea is available all day. Children over the age of six are welcome to eat dinner with their parents in the restaurant. Baby-sitting can be arranged but we also provide a listening service.
During the school holidays, the hotel arranges a children’s club with art and craft activities in the playroom or games on the beach. The beach in front of the hotel, Tavern Beach, is perfect for exploring rock pools, paddling and swimming. During the summer months, our raft on a mooring just off Tavern Beach is the main attraction.
Sailing courses are available from the local sailing club or from Roseland Paddle and Sail during the school holidays. Our skippers John and Elsa are delighted to welcome children on our classic yacht Pinuccia or on the rib. Many have helped to steer the boat.
Find a suitable spot on the harbour wall. No need for a hook just tie on the bacon (St Mawes crabs also love pancetta). Drop your line in the water and wait. The Shore Crab, the most common in Cornwall, needs a little coaxing. About five minutes should do it.
Raise your line, it will feel a little heavier, and there should be a few happy crabs munching away.
Some of the best days out by ferry are to the Falmouth Maritime Museum, full of interactive activities and Trelissick Gardens, with its wonderful woodland walks and child friendly National Trust Cafe.