With February in full swing, the holiday-planning season is upon us and after an inevitable tumultuous winter, a soothing relaxing holiday will be just what the family needs. This year, avoid the baggage-control hassle and visit Cornwall, you may be surprised…
If your family are desperate for a rural retreat to escape the fast-paced city life, book accommodation with Tredethick Farm Cottages. The self-catering cottages are housed on a working farm allowing you a taste of the country life by helping to feed the animals of a morning. This is the perfect accommodation for young families as the rural setting offers plenty of lush space to roam as well as providing a range of child-friendly on site facilities to keep everyone entertained. There are also many spa-based hotels within the county if you require more decadence. Furthermore, if you are a true hardy Brit, you are spoilt for choice in regards to camp sites and caravan parks- let the outdoors be your haven away from densely populated city living.
When feeding the soul it is imperative to experience enriching events and, of course, eat. Cornwall boasts activities a plenty from the beach-side surfing, kayaking, sailing and body boarding to the land-based hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and golf. Visit tourist centres such as Newquay, Padstow, St Ives and Truro for all your activity needs. The summer also produces some of the most interesting festivals such as the World Bellyboard Championships in St Agnes. With a ban on wetsuits and prizes awarded for the best outfits, children and adults cannot fail to be entertained! Additionally, Falmouth is home to the Splash festival which has featured storytelling from Michael Morpurgo and encourages musicians and artists take their creations to the streets and beaches.
As stated earlier, no soul-replenishing holiday is complete without dining out. Cornwall is home to many famous chefs such as Rick Stein, Nathan Outlaw and Jamie Oliver; but you needn’t visit the celebrity-backed restaurants to find great dining sites. The Pandora Inn in Maylor offers great pub food whilst the Porthminster Beach Café is a trendy beach-side option specialising in Mediterranean cuisine. Lastly the Secret Garden Café in Truro is a big hit with children as it provides a massive chalkboard to keep them entertained whilst the menu will have them begging for crumpet pizzas!
This holiday season let Cornwall look after your family. Relax in rural or spa-based accommodation and enjoy the silly but fabulously entertaining festivals. There really is no reason to holiday anywhere else.
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