Ultimate Family Summer Getaway in Cornwall: Top Activities and Family-Friendly Cottages

Cornwall is a treasure trove of family-friendly adventures, making it the perfect summer destination for families with young children. From its stunning coastline to its rich cultural heritage, Cornwall offers an array of activities and experiences that cater to all ages. If you're planning a visit during July and August, Cornish Cottages (www.cornishcottages.co.uk) provides ideal places to stay, ensuring your visit is comfortable and memorable.

Family-Friendly Places to Stay

Cornish Cottages offers a wide range of family-friendly options, ensuring you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Their cottages are equipped with all the amenities a family might need, including spacious living areas, fully equipped kitchens, and outdoor spaces for the kids to play. Many cottages also provide high chairs, cots, and other baby essentials, making it easier for parents to travel light.

Beaches and Outdoor Activities

Cornwall’s beaches are a highlight for families. Fistral Beach, known for its golden sands and gentle waves, is perfect for building sandcastles and paddling in the water. Porthcurno Beach offers opportunities for rock pooling, where children can discover marine life in the shallow pools.

For a bit of adventure, head to the Camel Trail. This 18-mile trail is ideal for cycling and walking, offering stunning views of the Cornish countryside. Bike rentals are available, and trailers for young children make it accessible for the whole family.

Educational and Fun Attractions

The Eden Project is a must-visit. This massive biodome is not only educational but also incredibly fun for kids. They can explore different biomes, learn about plants from around the world, and engage in interactive exhibits. The Rainforest Canopy Walkway and the outdoor gardens are particularly popular with children.

Flambards Theme Park offers a mix of thrilling rides and educational exhibits. Younger kids will love the soft play area and the dinosaur-themed attractions, while older children can enjoy the roller coasters and adventure rides. The park also features a Victorian Village and a Britain in the Blitz exhibit, providing a historical learning experience.

Cultural Experiences

For a blend of history and myth, visit Tintagel Castle. The ruins of this cliffside castle are steeped in Arthurian legend, sparking the imaginations of young and old alike. The rugged coastline and dramatic views make it a great spot for family photos.

The Minack Theatre offers a unique cultural experience. This open-air theatre, carved into the granite cliffs, hosts a variety of performances throughout the summer. Watching a play with the backdrop of the ocean is an unforgettable experience, and children will be mesmerised by the storytelling and the setting.

Dining and Local Cuisine

Dining in Cornwall is a treat for families. Many local cafes and restaurants offer kid-friendly menus, and the abundance of fresh, local produce means there are plenty of healthy options. Don’t miss out on trying a traditional Cornish pasty or enjoying a cream tea with the kids.

Visit Cornwall this Summer

Cornwall is a fantastic destination for families with young children, offering a perfect mix of relaxation, adventure, and education. Staying at a Cornish Cottages property ensures you have a comfortable base from which to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. Whether you’re building sandcastles on the beach, exploring historical sites, or enjoying a local meal, Cornwall promises to create cherished family memories.

Book your family holiday with Cornish Cottages today and get ready for a summer filled with adventure and joy.