With the many family-friendly activities it offers, it’s no surprise that Cornwall is one of the best destinations for a family holiday in the UK. Families of all sizes and all ages will be able to find something to do in Cornwall. If you want a few examples, consider the following 10 that were kindly sent in to us from West Cornwall Cottage Holidays. These are a sample of the many family friendly places and activities Cornwall has to offer.
From the end of May to the beginning of September, this pool is open for families. Swim, sunbathe, and enjoy refreshments at the poolside cafe. There’s even a baby pool inside the main pool – a perfect place for your children to safely enjoy the water along with you!
St Michael’s Mount
This island is full of legends, myths, and history that will enthrall visitors of all age. Children will love walking the same path where, legend has it, a giant once walked as well. Explore a medieval castle and visit the unique island community that has been built upon these legends.
The Play Zone
Need a place to just let the children be children? You couldn’t ask for a better place than the Play Zone. From the corkscrew slide to the hyper slide to the ball pools to the pendulums, your children will love running from ride to ride. It’s a great way to expend their energy so they’ll be less antsy later!
Greevor Tin Mine
This museum was a working tin mine up until 1990. Now you can take an underground tour with a helpful guide who can give you fascinating facts about the working of the cafe.
St Ives Treasure Trail
Exploring a new town has never been so much fun. The St Ives Treasure Trail turns a simple ordinary walk into a hunt for hidden treasure. This is an excellent adventure for parents and children to partake in together.
Tate St Ives
An art museum doesn’t always sound like a good activity for children, but the friendly staff at Tate St Ives are determined to find ways your children can enjoy the exhibitions along with you. For example, they can work on activity packs or participate in interactive talks. They may even learn something!
Land’s End Visitors Centre
For an opportunity to see a uniquely beautiful area of the country, Land’s End is the place to go. It’s easy to spend a full day enjoying the scenery and exploring the trails. The Visitors Centre offers several family attractions, as well as the West Country Shopping Village, so there’s something for everyone.
The National Seal Sanctuary
Do your children love animals? Then you can’t visit Cornwall without paying a visit to the National Seal Sanctuary. It is an active rescue centre, with not only aquatic creatures like grey seals, fur seals, sea lions, and penguins, but also goats, sheep and ponies.
Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre
For a busier activity with your family, take everyone bowling! The Ocean Bowl has 12 lanes, with bumpers available for children or beginning bowlers. Anyone who doesn’t want to bowl is free to use the pool tables or video game arcade.
Cornwall Crealy Adventure Park
This unique park is perfect for families. With dozens of play zones, live attractions, and theme rides, the park incorporates local myths, landmarks, and culture into the whole experience. It’s easily one of the best family attractions you’ll find on your travels!