Cornwall cottages make for ideal for summer holiday accommodation. If you are planning your family holiday in Cornwall, cottages dotted around the county are the perfect place to base yourself, especially if you have young children.
This is one of the most popular summer holiday counties in the UK, thanks to its fantastic climate, abundance of exciting things to do, places to visit and countryside to explore. The beaches vary from wild surfing beaches to more rugged rocky offerings perfect for exploring the rock pool wildlife, and the countryside is equally diverse and beautiful.
What to Do With Children in Cornwall
Cottages available to rent are located throughout the county, so make sure you choose one that is close to all of the attractions you want to visit. When travelling with children it is important to have activities planned for rainy as well as sunny days, and this spectacular county has plenty of choice.
Small children will love a visit to Tamar Valley Donkey Park, located at Gunnislake. These delightful creatures are the main attraction here although there are many other farmyard friends, including pigs, rabbits, sheep and guinea pigs. The indoor play barn is ideal if the rain sets in, although as long as children have their wellies on they will be so engrossed by the animals that a spot of rain probably won’t worry them.
For more animal fun why not head to Trethorne Leisure Park in Launceston? Here children can feed the lambs, milk the cows or even enjoy a fun pony ride. There is an assault course, a bungee-run, climbing wall and plenty more – even older children will be able to get involved and burn off some energy too.
If you want your children to have an educational experience while on holiday, the Geevor Tin Mine is a great excursion for the whole family. The interactive tour will give everyone an insight into the history of mining, and a trip down the mine tells a tale of what the conditions used to be like. Children can pan for gold too, which is always great fun.
St Austell is a popular place for people to rent Cornwall cottages. This pretty town is fun to explore but is also home to Kidzworld, which is a fantastic rainy day option. There are all kinds of activities that go on here and everyone in the family can get involved. This new addition to the county’s top attractions is certainly proving very popular.
If you are staying close to Penzance, you will find all kinds of day trip options at Land’s End. Children and adults who love the adventures of Dr Who will love the new exhibition held here.
This wonderfully welcoming county is a great place for children, and whether you stay for a weekend or two weeks there will be something new to discover every day.