Family-friendly camping

We’ve learned through camping with our young family that when the kids are happy, everyone else can relax too!

We’ve combined this with almost 50 years of experience welcoming families to Polmanter to develop the site into a very special family destination.

Scroll down to hear more about family facilities on site, or read our blog on some of the best places to visit in West Cornwall with children.


When it comes to campsite facilities, we know that families with younger children need extra space, so each amenities block has family shower rooms, equipped with a shower, toilet, basin, and bench.


Family shower rooms at Polmanter Touring Park St Ives


We learned from our own babies that very young children don’t always like showers, so we installed special baths at worktop height that are perfect for bathing wriggling babies or toddlers!



Children are very welcome in the Stable Bar and Restaurant, and we have a quality children’s menu of home-cooked, local food, highchairs, and easy-going staff. We appreciate that kids can be fussy eaters, so please just let us know if you need any dishes adjusting to suit their tastes!

Have a look at our children’s food on our menus. 


Relax at Polmanter Touring Park St Ives


Our 20 metre outdoor swimming pool has a shallow area for smaller swimmers – although it has no lifeguard cover, and we ask that all swimmers under 16 are supervised by an adult.


Take a dip


There are two outdoor playgrounds, one for toddlers and preschoolers and a more “extreme” one for children over five years old. And because we’re all big kids at heart, especially when we’re on holiday, our activities are designed for the whole family to enjoy together, including tennis courts, a putting green, and a sports field. Rackets, balls, and clubs are on loan from Reception.



We also run a programme of events in the busier months. Keep an eye out for what’s on at the Stable Bar, from chilled-out guitars to children’s entertainers.


Weekly kids party in peak season