If the thought of taking your family abroad this year brings you out in a nervous sweat, then worry not, because you don’t have to go abroad to have a lovely holiday. In fact, you can have just as much fun in the UK as anywhere else in the world. Cornwall is a beautifully picturesque part of the UK and has much to offer a family.
A day at the beach can be anything you want it to be. Mum can relax while the kids play sports, make sandcastles or go rock pooling – the possibilities are endless. There are an abundance of beaches in Cornwall, so make sure you pick the best ones. Falmouth beach of Gyllygnvase attracts people all year round because there’s always something to do there. From volleyball to bouncy castles, Gyllygnvase has an activity for everyone – even if you just want a cup of tea. If your kids are fascinated by sea creatures, then try Towan beach at Portscatho. When the tide is low, there are rock pools galore. But remember, whether you discover crabs or a sea lemon, don’t forget to put them back where you found them.
There are plenty of things to do in Cornwall if you’re on a budget, and things that the whole family can enjoy. Heartlands is an amazing place that kids will love, and parents will hardly believe that it’s completely free. From an exciting adventure playground to botanical gardens and art galleries, Heartlands has everything you might need to keep your kids entertained – whatever their interests. They hold events too, like gold panning, which will capture the imagination of any young child.
Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm
If you have a sweet tooth, then take a trip to Roskilly’s Ice Cream Farm. With free entry and parking, this is a place that shouldn’t be missed. You can scoff an ice cream sundae, make your own milkshake, watch the milk maids milk the cows and see the baby cows.
The Camel Trail
If you’re the active type, then consider the Camel Trail. Unfortunately there are no actual camels to be ridden, but whether you choose a bike, a buggy or your own two legs, you can discover beautiful views of the Cornish countryside and the joys of wildlife through these trails that cross Cornwall.
Stay in a picturesque cottage suitable for the whole family with Helpful Holidays, who offer a range of different accommodation that are perfect as a base for a Cornish holiday.