The summer holidays are looming. For many the idea of heading abroad is becoming less and less appealing, so where should you take the family on holiday in the UK this year?
There’s a reason why Cornwall is voted one of the top destinations in Europe time and again. It’s not all quaint villages, pasties and cream. You’ll also discover art, culture, award-winning architecture, fine dining restaurants and lovely family hotels. From castles to power boating, you’ll find something to indulge your lifestyle in Cornwall.
Where do we go for: Food?
Pasties and cream, that’s Cornwall right? Well no. Cornwall’s home to world renowned wines, cheeses, biscuits and chefs. Why not visit Padstow, not far from Sands Resort Hotel and Spa, for the foodie experience with TV favourite Rick Stein or Michelin starred Paul Ainsworth. You could also pop to Port Issac where the Michelin stars continue at the Nathan Outlaw restaurant. Don’t forget to stock up on some Cornish tea, the first grown in the UK or grab some beans from Cornwall’s conquering coffee company Origin. You can make this a true foodie family holiday.
Where do we go for: Culture & history?
If you like your holidays crammed full of culture and history Cornwall is one of the most diverse counties in the UK. Although small in size it has been big on impact leading the way in engineering and industrial technologies, and now heading up the new space race. Engine houses sit side by side with Henry VIII’s Tudor castles, country manors alongside fisherman's cottages. Myths and legends collide with the modern for a holiday break full of wonder. Cornwall even has its own Tate gallery as testament to its artistic talents.
Where do we go for: Family fun?
It doesn't matter if you are looking for a short break or a long getaway, Cornwall is perfect for even the most adventurous family. Surfing, Europe’s highest zip line, coasteering and a myriad of other high-octane sports will keep you on your toes. Or for laid back vibes head to the beach for some sun sand and relaxation. Wander the villages and towns of Newquay and St Ives for some retail therapy and reminders of your family holiday or visit one of Cornwall’s many attractions ranging from the Eden Project in St Austell to theme parks like Crealy.
Finally, where do you go for: a family break?
We recommend Sand’s Resort Hotel and Spa of course. Not just a warm welcome awaits, but fantastic rooms designed to suit all visitors from single business travellers to full family reunions. The hotel facilities are out of this world with entertainment and clubs to treat the children, spa indulgences for those looking to unwind on their hotel short break, and of course, fantastic food for every occasion.
Mix this with outstanding views of the Cornish seas and a stone thrown from a perfect golden sands beach and we think you have one of the best holiday destinations in the UK.
Book your Cornwall holiday today and start dreaming of your upcoming family break.