This luxury resort a short drive from the beach and many top Cornwall days out with kids is a winner with parents and kids alike for its surf simulator, outdoor inflatable aqua park, indoor pool, outdoor play area, tennis courts, spa and nine-hole golf course. There is also evening entertainment, plus a babysitting service for parents who want some 'us' time after a fun-packed day with the kids.  

The stunning self-catering apartments and lodges sleep 2–12; some are dog-friendly. You may be tempted away from the kitchen by the on-site dining options, which include the Driftwood Lounge with its family pizzas and the fish and chips bar in the man-made beach area.

Read our review of a family break at the Retallack Resort & Spa.


Retallack Resort and Spa is 9km from Padstow and a 15-minute drive from Newquay. The nearest train station is Bodmin Parkway (a 20-minute drive), served by trains from London (4 hours).

Retallack Resort and Spa

What to expect

Kids club
Beach nearby
Family rooms
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Indoor play
Outdoor play area
Pets allowed


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Jelly Tots Crèche (ages 0-3 months)

Retallack Kids' Club (ages 3-7 years)

Adventure Club (older children and teenagers)

The crèche is open throughout the year at selected times but the kids' clubs are only open during the school holidays; enquire in advance; extra charge.

Babysitting (pre-booking required; from 3 months old; day and night bookings available; extra charge).

Swimming pool at Retallack Resort.

Swimming pool at Retallack Resort.

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Food at Retallack Resort.

Food at Retallack Resort.


300 apartments and lodges sleeping 2-12.

Travel cots can be hired at the time of booking. Safety features, including stairgates, are available. All apartments have a DVD player (DVDs can be borrowed at reception) and a parking space. Some with private hot tub.

Spa at Retallack Resort.

Spa at Retallack Resort.


Childcare (see above).

Restaurant, bar and coffee bar.

Spa and health club with 15-metre indoor pool (including adult-only swim sessions), sauna and steam room.

Aqua park (outdoor inflatable waterpark; suitable for ages 6+; pre-book; extra charge).

FlowRider surf simulator (extra charge).

Wakeboarding park (extra charge).

Man-made beach area (with beach bar, fish and chips bar, volleyball, table tennis).

Woodland trail.

Outdoor play area.

2 tennis courts.

Fitness classes and gym; 5km running route around the resort.

9-hole par-3 golf course.

Coarse-fishing lakes.

Double X-Box zone and pool table.

Farm shop.

Fistral holiday home at Retallack Resort.

Fistral holiday home at Retallack Resort.

View of the resort and lake.

View of the resort and lake.