There aren’t many locations in the UK that have so many fantastic holiday destinations in one place. Cornwall can offer everything from a traditional British seaside holiday to breaks that have a jam-packed itinerary of activities and attractions.
For the ultimate family holiday in Cornwall, take a look at our wide range of accommodation, which offers fun-filled holiday parks, beautifully kitted-out holiday cottages, as well as exceptional hotels and B&Bs. Families can expect space to rest and play as well as some of the extras we know those with little ones can’t travel without. Many of our accommodation providers will have everything from high chairs, travel cots, stair gates and plug covers, which is both helpful and space saving when packing for your Cornwall holiday.
Each day once you and the family have had a full Cornish breakfast or fresh “dippy eggs” and marmite soldiers, you can head out to explore the beautiful beaches, pirate’s harbours and turquoise waters dotted with seals and dolphins. Make sure to bring along a bucket and spade or purchase your own in one of the many gift shops that Cornwall boasts, to spend your days frolicking on the golden sands building castles and digging holes. You’ll also want to make sure you pack a swimming costume for paddling in the shallows or jumping in and out of the waves. Many of Cornwall’s beaches are lifeguarded although you may want to check our beach guide first to ensure your little ones are kept safe.
Attractions such as Crealy Adventure Park and the Eden Project are big favourites with children as are the China Clay Trails near St Austell and Flambards Theme Park in Helston. For those with a love of animals the Blue Reef Aquarium and Newquay Zoo are great experiences, one of which is perfect for a rainy day! If you’re happening to stay near the Camel Trail, you can also hire bikes and get some exercise while enjoying the scenery, which you may be thankful for when the children get a decent night’s sleep!
Just so you know, during the summer months the Minack Theatre puts on family friendly productions and the Jubilee Pool Lido in Penzance is open for splashing good fun, both excellent ways to make the most of Cornwall’s heritage with the kids. Land’s End offers much to see and do for both adults and children alike, with spectacular scenery, wonderful wildlife and a variety of attractions including a 4D cinema and King Arthur’s Quest!
No matter where you decide to base yourselves in Cornwall, you can rest assured that there won’t be one complaint of boredom during the entire holiday
No matter where you decide to base yourselves in Cornwall, you can rest assured that there won’t be one complaint of boredom during the entire holiday, even if you simply leave the children to play on the beach to their heart’s content. Combine this with a comfortable stay in your pick from our wide range of accommodation and you’ll have the recipe for the perfect Cornwall family holiday.