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Playroom & Activity Programme

Saunton Sands Hotel Happy Girl on Ballpit Slide in Childrens Play Room

Keeping the little ones Entertained

Our playroom and entertainment programmes have made Saunton Sands Hotel a firm favourite for family holidays.

In addition to a full stocked playroom and an entertainment programme in school holidays that will keep kids happy and occupied, we also give under 11s a complimentary session in the playroom every day of their stay, with supervised daily activities that include everything from baking to beach afternoons (in the summer months). 

Our supervised childcare allows parents the time to relax a little more, whether enjoying a peaceful lunch, taking a refreshing swim or soaking away in our luxury spa. All with the peace of mind that little ones are being kept amused and are having a fun-filled time in the care of child-care professionals, who just love what they do!

Saunton Sands Hotel Child and Carer in Childrens Playroom
The Playroom Team

All of our playroom staff are certified level 3 in Childcare, routinely DBS checked and, for your peace of mind, one member of staff on duty will be Paediatric First Aid certified. Many of our staff have been with us for a long time and families return year after year to familiar friendly faces, making leaving your children in their care that much easier.

Girl playing at the circus workshop

We offer a full range of fully inclusive weekend and school holiday activities catering for all ages, from messy play to surf lessons. There is bound to be something that will amuse your little ones. We love to make the best out of North Devon’s natural playground, making dens, surfing, looking for crabs in the rockpools, having picnics and playing games. However, there’s more than enough fun to be had for an indoor day too, such as; pirate mornings, clay modelling, jewellery making, tie-dye, baking and our pyjama parties and film nights.

Toys & Activities

Our playroom has toys to delight every child; very popular is Construction Corner with Lego, Meccano, marble runs and more. Your little ladies (and lads!) will love Home Corner, with dressing up clothes, jewellery and kitchen. And Craft Corner houses heaps arts and crafts fun.

Plus, our range of activities this year includes:

  • Nature walk and bug catching 
  • Design your own t-shirt
  • Wooden craft modelling
  • Create your own Popsicle with yummy toppings
  • Mandala rock art
  • Marble ink designs 


Available for children aged 6 months to 12 years.
  • During school holidays the playroom is open Monday to Sunday 10am – 4.30pm (supervised)
  • If you wish to use the service, sessions can be booked with the playroom staff for a 2 hour period.  This will allow all guests a fair chance of securing a booking during their stay (bookings can be taken in advance, however we advise you to confirm your booking nearer the time).
  • Sessions and activities vary throughout the day – please see playroom staff for activities taking place during your stay.
  • Playroom staff are able to feed and change children/babies but not administer medicines.
  • Playroom staff are able to change nappies and assist with toileting (please provide nappies and a spare change of clothing if your child is potty training)
  • Babies reduce the staff/child ratios, therefore availability may be restricted to particular sessions each day.
  • Only children under the age of 12 years of age will be accepted for supervision.
How to book:

Please email our playroom team direct to book your activities on

Terms & Conditions: Children receive one free session of childcare per day. Additional hours are charged at £5 per hour, subject to availability and will be automatically added to your bill if not pre-arranged. Playroom staff can feed and change nappies but will not administer medicines.

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