Things to do when on holiday in Cornwall with young children
Going on holiday with a young children can sometimes be challenging. Whilst you would just like to relax your children want to explore the world and be kept busy and entertained.
Help is at hand; Cornwall is one of the best places to visit when going on holiday with children and there are plenty of activities and attractions in close proximity to the hotel to keep your little ones busy. Happy kids, happy parents!
Here are our top suggestions for child friendly activities in Cornwall
With so many family friendly beaches in nearby all you need to keep the kids busy and happy is a bucket and spade or a fishing net. There is so much to discover and Porth Beach has a shallow, little river that runs along the beach, ideal for crab fishing. Run wild on the beach, play football or build a sandcastle with your children. Hours of fun.
In and around Newquay
The boating lake in Newquay is a great place to visit with toddlers. Your little one can feed the ducks and have fun on the playground. The lake is also only a short walk away from Newquay Zoo and the Little Western Railway, Newquay’s Miniature Railway.
If you would like to go on a tour around town, take the Newquay Land Train from the Zoo. It is great fun and provides an alternative open air train service around Newquay, stopping at all major attractions where you can hop on and hop off. The Blue Reef Aquarium is always a great place to visit with children of any age and DairyLand Farmworld, just 10 minutes outside of Newquay is a must if your children like animals.
…and a little further afield
Only a short 16 minutes drive from Newquay you will find Springfields Pony Park where children can have fun in the large indoor play area, help feed the baby animals in the courtyard, watch the duck race and enjoy a carriage ride.
Old Mac Donalds Farm near Padstow is a great place to bring younger children. The farm has a large play area, train rides and cute little rabbits, piglets, calves, geese and not so little horses.
Another short drive away lies Screech Owl Wildlife Park which features the largest collection of owls in the South West but is also home to Meerkats, Alpacas, Emus and Ponies. There is a children’s play arena for some extra fun.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway & Leisure Park is based just outside of Newquay. Take a ride on the Steam Train, Canoe on the boating lake or explore the Adventure castle. There is also a Giant tube slide, pedal cars and a Family games field, all included in the entrance fee.
Have you been on a holiday in Cornwall with children? Why not share your top tips for child friendly activities in Cornwall with us!