If you’re looking for somewhere to take the kids in Cornwall this half-term holiday, check out these great suggestions!
Visit the famous Eden Project, nr. St Austell
The Eden Project is nestled in a huge crater, containing massive Biomes that house the largest rainforest in captivity, stunning plants, exhibitions and stories serve as a backdrop to their striking contemporary gardens and exciting year-round family events. This half term, you can visit five continents in one day, with their Passport to the World event.
Go on an adventure with Elemental UK, Falmouth/Newquay
Get the most from the coast by visiting ElementalUK’s two adventure centres, based at Swanpool Beach in Falmouth and Tolcarne Beach in Newquay. Loads of fabulous activities for all ages and abilities, from sailing and surfing to coasteering and kayaking.
Take a walk on Trebarwith Strand and then stop for lunch at The Port William, nr. Tintagel
The Port William at Trebarwith Strand is renowned as a surfer’s paradise, children’s sandpit and walker’s delight. Stroll along the stretch of sand and visit this coastal inn with stunning sea views. Trebarwith Strand is just over two miles from Tintagel along the north Cornwall heritage coastline landmarked by Gull Rock.
Visit The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is located in Gweek Village, near Helston. Which sea creatures do you love the most? At the Cornish Seal Sanctuary you can make up your mind and see them all – from the curious and the rescued to the rare and the enigmatic. And you’ll be able to get closer to them than ever before.
Camel Creek Adventure Park, nr. Wadebridge
Camel Creek Adventure Park is a vibrant and welcoming visitor destination year-round, uniquely interpreting the legends of the area and famous for delivering great adventures and days out for the whole family. The Park is an all-weathers’ attraction and open all year round, with annual activities reflecting the seasons.
Learn to surf at Widemouth Bay, nr. Bude
Located at Widemouth Bay, Freewave Surf Academy is a surf school with over 15 years’ experience in taking small groups, families and individuals on aquatic adventures. Whether you are absolute beginners and want to try surfing for the first time, or you’ve surfed before and are looking to improve, our friendly instructors will get you all surfing with confidence.
Head to Land’s End
A world famous landmark – the westernmost point of Cornwall – where you can discover a timeless destination at an iconic coastal location. Explore the one hundred acres of natural coastal landscape surrounding the main site and walk the cliff-top paths. Throughout your visit, keep your eyes peeled for soaring seabirds, creepy crawlies and leaping dolphins plus discover its on-site history stretching back over 8,000 years.
Go witch hunting in the harbour village of Boscastle and stop for lunch at the suitably-named Cobweb Inn
Owned and cared for by the National Trust, Boscastle is a medieval harbour village set amongst some of the most beautiful countryside in the British Isles. It boasts magnificent sea and coastal views, and lots of interesting wildlife. In the heart of Boscastle is the Cobweb Inn which serves excellent homemade food in the bar and restaurant.
Visit Newquay Zoo, Newquay
Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo! Located on the north coast of Cornwall, surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens, you can run wild, explore and release your inner animal. Watch the lions devour their lunch and then adventure into the Tropical House (if you’re brave enough) and meet some of the more unusual residents including a sloth!
Solve a Mystery Treasure Walking Trail in Bude
Explore some of Bude’s sites on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, can you solve the sneaky clues set on existing buildings, permanent features and monuments to eliminate the suspects to discover whodunit? Be prepared for stunning sea views and don’t forget your bucket and spade!