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Five Top Tips for Family Holidays

Posted on: 5th March 2015

Quality Family Holiday

1. Pick a holiday destination that caters for all the family.

Children thrive when parents are engaged in their activities but stressed-out grown-ups need to relax too. Tredethick Farm Cottages aims to provide wonderful memories for families and to give parents a chance to breathe, knowing that their children are happy.  There are plenty of child-centred activities on-site such as animal feeding, pony-riding, indoor soft play, swimming in our heated pool and messing around in our play park.  What makes Tredethick Farm Cottages stand out is our attention to detail and our peaceful, rural setting.  Having five children ourselves, we understand the importance of quality family time and we realise that little details can make or break a holiday.  For example, our soft play has sofas, daily newspapers, magazine and Lavazza coffee – so the big ones can enjoy themselves as much as the little ones!

2. Plan thoroughly.

Although we all hope for summer sunshine, it’s great to have all-weather options on and off-site.  As well as the facilities at Tredethick, there’s plenty to explore nearby. Visit the Eden Project to marvel at the tropical and Mediterranean biomes, explore the shipwreck museum and tall ships in Charlestown or travel to Plymouth to wonder at the National Aquarium. Check out Tredethick’s rainy day Pinterest board for more ideas.

3. Be active.

Get the endorphins pumping this holiday and enjoy the range of active facilities in Cornwall. Surf schools like ‘Surf’s Up’ in Polzeath provide fun family lessons.  Try kayaking down the picturesque Fowey estuary, kingfisher spotting. Other water based activities available include sailing, water-surfing or even power-kiting! If you would rather your activities were land-based, visit amazing gardens like Trebah or the Lost Gardens of Heligan.  Or check out the longest zip wire in England at the Eden Project!

4. Get cultural!

Cornwall is home to many annual festivals such the weird and wonderful World Bellyboard Championships in St Agnes in September. Wet suits are banned and all riders use traditional crafted boards. Or there’s the elegant, artistic Port Eliot Literature Festival in July, or  celebrate Cornwall’s patron saint’s day with pasties on St Piran’s Day in March.

5. Eat great food.

There are heaps of great eateries in Cornwall which cater for adults and children.  Paul Ainsworth’s Number Six in Padstow has a great menu for little ones which includes peanut butter parfait and popcorn! Or try The Secret Garden Café in Truro for super healthy main courses and exciting choices on the kids’ menu including crumpet pizza! There is also a giant blackboard to keep children entertained whilst parents decide which of their delicious meals to tuck into.  Or enjoy pizzas on the beach at Sam’s in Polkerris-  perfect after a hard day’s rock-pooling.

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