Experiences make great family memories. Whether you're after adventure or relaxation from your spring or summer staycation, you will be inspired by our selection of the best experiences that Fowey has to offer. We also have a great program of fun-filled children's activities organised by the hotel team, including crabbing trips to the quay or outdoor games on the lawns.
Life’s a beach
We are very lucky in Cornwall to be surrounded by beautiful beaches. Within walking distance is the sandy and secluded Readymoney Cove, venture a little further afield to Polkerris or hop across the ferry to explore secluded beaches off the beaten track.
We can provide towels, blankets, buckets, spades, nets, and if the sun isn’t shining even welly boots too! Our Reception team can provide a list of beaches close to the hotel or a little further afield for you to explore.
Stay safe at the beach and read here before you set off.
Walk for miles
We’re proud supporters of the South West Coast Path, just a few minutes from our hotel’s doorstep. Whether you’re sprinting down to the beach or stomping a long hike, you’ll see the best of the coast from this ancient trail. You can also find one of the top walks in the UK ‘The Hall Walk’ starting just minutes from the hotel, which enjoys two ferry rides and unrivalled views all the way.
On the water
Paddle Cornwall SUP offers stand-up paddleboarding lessons on the beautiful Fowey estuary. The perfect chance to try something new and calm those busy brains.
Take to the water with a guided canoe or kayak trip, spotting wildlife on the way. We can provide a picnic and you will be provided with all the other equipment you need.
Have your own adventure and head out on the open seas for a cruise around the bay. You can choose your destination or ask your skipper for the insider’s guide.
Hangloose Adventure is based within the beautiful setting of the Eden Project. A must destination for thrill-seekers with 7 amazing adrenaline-filled activities suitable for families with children over 8-years-old.
Polkerris Beach combines an idyllic sandy Cornish cove with first-class watersports facilities. There is something for everyone at Polkerris Beach - from the smallest sandcastle-building toddler to the seasoned watersport enthusiast!
Gardens and Nature
The Lost Gardens of Heligan offers over 200 acres of magical gardens, woodland and farmland, making it one of the best natural playgrounds to explore.
Eden Project visit Eden’s beautiful garden bursting with life even in the winter. Marvel at the cutting-edge architecture of the biomes and learn about the weird and wonderful plants that thrive there. All within a 20-minute drive from the hotel.
Lanhydrock is a beautiful country house owned by the National Trust. Offering acres of space to explore from ancient woodlands to riverside paths. There are various cycle trails around the grounds and bikes to hire- a great space to enjoy nature and a bit of history too!
Food and drink
It’s Cocktail o’clock! Enjoy sampling some of our renowned cocktails in our stunning bar with views out to sea with a member of our bar team from 5-6 pm. Contact our reception team for further details and to book
Blend your own gin at Colwith Distillery - perfect for the gin lover. This gin masterclass includes a welcome drink of Stafford’s Cornish Dry G&T, whilst one of the team explains all about the wide array of botanicals you can infuse into gin. Then comes the fun bit! You will take control of your own copper alembic pot still to form your perfect gin. Blend and hand bottle your bespoke, delicious Cornish gin to take home and enjoy.
Afternoon tea at the hotel. Our afternoon teas epitomise indulgence, bursting with sandwiches, cakes, and scones with jam and cream (remember jam first!). Look out for our themed afternoon teas too, they are equally delicious! Give our reception team a call for further details.
Foodie Fowey! As well as our own great restaurant, Fowey is bursting with independent cafes and restaurants. Why not try Appletons or Fitzroy or for a more family vibe, how about Sams or Bufala? In Fowey, you are definitely spoilt for choice and the best bit is that it's all within a short walk of the hotel, albeit a bit of a steep walk back up the hill to the hotel!
Sea view yoga - traditionally, yoga was taught one-on-one. A private yoga session with an experienced teacher can be an instrumental step in developing and deepening your yoga experience and provide a therapeutic, sustainable strategy for working with specific ailments. Our reception team can provide more information on how to make your booking.
Spa treatments -discover a contemporary spa experience in a spectacular location – the perfect place to relax, rejuvenate and indulge your mind, body and soul. Immerse yourself in the surroundings and enjoy a relaxing treatment. Bring harmony to your mind and body and stimulate your senses with a vast range of skincare products. Contact our Reception team to book
Crabbing & rock-pooling fun - a must whilst you are on holiday in Fowey, whatever the weather. Grab our crab lines, nets, buckets and bait, and see how many you can catch. Remember to check out the crabbing code from your activity books first. Speak to our reception team for the best spots and some insider tips. View our activity book here.
Pick up a picnic - we can pack you off on your adventures with a delicious picnic so you don’t need to stop the fun to find somewhere to eat – you can find a perfect hideaway spot to enjoy together. This can be pre-booked with our Reception team.
Cornish Piskie trail - out in our 5 acres of grounds, you will find a Cornish Piskie trail, with tiny hidden houses where Piskie folk live. A great trail for all the family to enjoy, pick up the trail map from reception to get started.
Whatever you get up to on your family adventure you will be sure to leave feeling relaxed, recharged, and full of memories that last a lifetime.