- North America
- South America
- Travel Tips
June 10th, 2020 | Alexandra Koukidou
Cornwall is one of the top family-friendly destinations in the UK. With plenty of activities for children of all ages, you will have the best and most fun family trip.
The first thing you have to settle is, of course, your accommodation. There are various types of accommodation, hotels, houses, resorts, glamping, and campings. However, the most convenient option for a family that will offer the ultimate Cornwall experience is a holiday cottage. Blue Monkey Cottages, located between Cawsand and Kingsand, in Cornwall, provide luxurious and spacious cottages for families ensuring that you are going to have a pleasant stay. Their cottages are just a few steps away from the beach, but even in the days that the beach is not a choice, the accommodation has an extensive list of amenities and entertainment options. At your request, Blue Monkey can arrange different types of activities, such as kayaking, family foraging, paddle boarding, and many more. Blue Monkey Cottages takes care of you even before your arrival, as you can ask for a full catering option that will fill up your fridge with local homemade meals. Family holidays are also a great escape for parents who can indulge themselves in beauty and therapy treatments and a fresh new stylish haircut by the in-house hairdresser. Find more inspiration here and experience a holiday stay that you've never had before!
Once you unpack your bags, you will certainly want to spend a relaxing day at the beach. There are four nearby options, all four safe for swimming depending on your preferences: Kingsand Beach, Cawsand Beach, Sandways, and Whitsand Bay. If you are looking for a beach that your children will be entertained while you can relax under the glowing sun, then the well-sheltered Cawsand Beach is the most popular choice. For the more adventurous spirits, you can choose from a variety of water sports that are suitable for families. No need to be experienced, as there are plenty of beginners' lessons on sailing, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and kite surfing. This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect and immerse yourself in nature and the sea.
Nothing excites children more than a visit to the zoo. Newquay Zoo is one of Cornwall's most popular tourist attractions. Spend your day meeting more than 1000 species, including endangered animals, and experience what it feels like to feed the mighty lion. Meet the red pandas, the penguins, and be a zoo keeper for an hour to interact with the animals and learn everything about life in the zoo.
One of the must things to do in Cornwall is to visit the family-friendly Eden Project. This futuristic simulation is one of the largest artificial rainforests in the world, which accumulates plants from across the globe. Outside the two biomes, you will also find a botanical garden. The Eden Project will add an educational touch to your holidays, as both children and adults will learn more about the ecological and sustainability research and how to take action in reversing the planet's environmental crisis.
A trip to Cornwall is equal to a trip back to medieval times. Cornwall is home to twelve castles, many of which are open to the public. St. Michael's Mount castle, located on a small island in West Cornwall, is probably the most visited. Watch history come alive as you follow your guide through the different rooms of the castle from the entrance to Sir John’s room, the Chevy Chase, the library, the blue drawing rooms, and many more. For the little fellows, there are specially planned activities, such as hunts for treasures and family quizzes to learn about the castle's history in the most interactive and mind-intriguing way. Tintagel Castle is another top pick. Many theories support that King Arthur was born in this area. Whether this is true or not, the place is rich in history as human activity is has been recorded here from the late Roman Period (5th-7th century), when people of Tintagel conducted trade with the Mediterranean. Other castles you cannot miss in Cornwall are Launceston, St Catherine's, Caerhays, and Pendennis. Enjoy the Cornish countryside and the coastal views from a very different and historical perspective.
Cornwall is home to the most picturesque railways in the whole of the UK. You can explore four lines in Cornwall: the St Ives Bay, the Looe Valley, the Maritime, and the Atlantic Coast. The railway is the most exquisite way to discover seaside villages, art and culture of the area and to stop by craft shops, art galleries, boutiques, and town markets. Each of the four lines will allow you to discover the local and award-winning cuisine of the area. Both you and your kids will be amazed by the spectacular views unfolding from the train windows.
There is no need to search anymore for the best family vacation in the UK. Cornwall is the perfect family destination with plenty of beautiful places to see and exciting things to do.Back to overview
We are Jacob and Taylor. Travel is our passion and we love sharing our experiences here at The Travelling Souk. Our hope is that you would be inspired by this little blog to try something new, embrace an adventure, and live life to the fullest.