Within 20 minutes
Because we’re located pretty much in the middle of Cornwall, everywhere is within easy reach. Most of the places you’ll want to visit are less than an hour away.
Within 1 minute
Start of the farm trail taking you along the River Fowey to St Winnow (and delicious snacks at Cassie’s caravan).
Within 5 minutes
A charming, historic little town with speciality shops and restaurants.
A lovely creek-side village with buggy-friendly walks, stepping-stones and ice creams on the village green.
Within 10 minutes
A 14th century motte and bailey castle run by English Heritage. A wonderful place to explore and fire children’s imaginations.
A buggy-friendly riverside walk, leading to the National Trust’s Lanhydrock House, gardens and cafe.
Woodland cycle trails at Lanhydrock
At the cycle hub you can hire bikes with baby seats and tagalongs. There’s also a contemporary café and play area.
Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway
A must-see attraction for Thomas the Tank Engine fans.
Within 20 minutes
Where the river meets the sea. Great shops and eateries, plus boat hire, ferry trips and pontoons for dangling crab-lines.
SUP lessons and kayak tours
Explore the Fowey Estuary by stand up paddleboard or kayak. SUP lessons and tours available [with Riverjoyz from the centre of Lostwithiel or Encounter Cornwall.]
The Eden Project
A world-class attraction with huge tropical and Mediterranean biomes.
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
Discover these magical gardens nestled in a hidden valley above the fishing village of Mevagissey. A perfect place for a picnic.
A very child-friendly beach with great facilities including Sam’s on the Beach, a funky family restaurant.
A charming family beach on the edge of Fowey, with a beach cafe and pontoon to swim out to in summer months.
Take a trip in a RIB out of Padstow Harbour and keep your eyes open for seals, dolphins, porpoises and puffins. For children aged two and up.
There’s normally at least one sailing ship in port looking like it’s just sailed out of Pirates of the Caribbean. There’s also a pebbly beach and a good selection of cafés and restaurants.
The Camel Cycle Trail
A level, car-free trail, with breathtaking views, that’s perfect for babies and toddlers. There are several places where you can hire bikes, trailers, baby seats and tagalongs.
Lovely cycling and walking trails, a playpark and café.
Further afield there are plenty of great south coast beaches. Slightly further again, you’ve the dramatic north coast beaches, as well as Rick Stein’s Padstow and a host of child-friendly attractions.
It’s no good – you’ll never fit everything in – you’ll just have to come back!