Eight great holiday activities to enjoy in Cornwall
With miles of golden sandy beaches, sweeping shores and craggy coves, Cornwall is a family adventure waiting to be discovered.
As a region, it certainly knows how to cater for visitors of all ages, offering theme park attractions alongside scenic rustic ruins.
Drumming up ideas to keep the kids amused can be tricky, so we’ve made it easy by listing some of our top picks for family holiday activity ideas. And after all that excitement, you’ll want to return to a peaceful retreat – so what better place than Tregoad Holiday Park, near Looe?
Awarded ‘Holiday Park of the Year’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/22, the park effortlessly combines exceptional quality accommodation with five-star facilities and is the perfect base for a family trip to Cornwall.
A beach trip is always a hit with the kids and Cornwall has over 300 to choose from. Whether it’s building sandcastles, learning to surf or burying Dad in the sand, a day at one of the area’s iconic beaches will guarantee a good night’s sleep. East Looe Beach is a particular favourite for families, with a gently shelving layout for easy access to the sea for little ones.
If you’re looking to take the plunge, Cornwall has an abundance of wild swimming spots to invigorate you – from the cascades at Golitha Falls to the hidden Lansallos Cove near Looe. For those who prefer to swim in calmer conditions, Tregoad Holiday Park has recently updated its indoor heated swimming pool as part of a significant upgrade programme over the past year.
Wildlife and nature trails
Following a disused railway line, the Camel trail passes through some of the most scenic Cornish countryside and the flat terrain is ideal for bike rides. For a beautiful woodland walk surrounded by thriving natural habitats, Tregoad Holiday Park has its very own on site, leading to its stunning signature lakes. The park is also launching ‘Forest Rangers’ later this year, where families can learn about the park’s natural woodland area and abundance of wildlife through interactive activities. It’s no wonder Tregoad Holiday Park was recognised for ‘Ethical, Responsible and Sustainable Tourism’ at the Cornwall Tourism Awards 2021/22.
Cornwall benefits from a subtropical climate, allowing palm trees and exotic crops to flourish. There are more than 40 gardens to explore in Cornwall – some meticulously manicured, while others grow wild and free. The Lost Gardens of Heligan make the most magical natural playground, while the breath-taking tropical biomes of the Eden Project allow little ones to explore the interconnections between all living things.
Satisfy thrill seekers by paying a visit to Adrenalin Quarry in Liskeard, which promises an abundance of excitement with zip wires, go karting, axe throwing, and the UK’s tallest swing. Kids can also enjoy some bouncy madness at the Aquapark, featuring a range of giant inflatables on the quarry lake.
Peep with the Meerkats at Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary, clap with seals at the Seal Sanctuary in Halston or swing with the monkeys in Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary in Looe. Newquay Zoo is home to over 130 species of animals, allowing families to see all their favourite animals in one place.
South East Cornwall in particular is a gastronomic paradise and its menus are peppered with family favourites to tempt even the fussiest toddler. Stargazy Bar & Grill, the restaurant, bar and terrace at Tregoad Holiday Park continues this theme with families dining on a tasty inclusive menu in cool contemporary surroundings.
Discover Cornwall’s rich history by delving into one of its many castles. Hear tales of King Arthur at Tintagel Castle, fight foreign invasion with King Henry VIII at Pendennis Castle or follow in the footsteps of a legendary giant at St Michael’s Mount.
Discover your perfect Cornwall holiday by visiting tregoad.co.uk.
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