Holidays are a time for the whole family to relax and enjoy themselves so activities should be equipped for all age groups rather than requiring parents to split their time ferrying big and little kids to separate places. Cornwall is the perfect comprehensive holiday destination for families!
The beach is the obvious immersive and inclusive destination. Whilst younger children can be contented building sandcastles and burying the limbs of parents in sand or rock-pooling, older children can crave more independence and adrenaline. Surfing is the primary Cornish activity and all surfing beaches are equipped with surf schools available to all age groups. The Mobius group also offer lessons in kitesurfing, power-kiting, and kite-buggying and can be found at the following beaches: Perranporth, near Newquay; Hayle, near St Ives; Marazion, Penzance and Pentewan near St Austell. The Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay also has a zip-wire and climbing facilities for variation. Other family water activities include boat trips- visit the Cornish Sea Tours for the opportunity to explore the sea either by powerboat or kayaks or join the Orca Sea Safaris to spot seals, dolphins and basking sharks!
Cornwall has a very active social life- especially in respect to seasonal festivals! If your children like animals, visit Newquay in June for Polo on the Beach. As well as the equestrian competition, families can enjoy delicious food and drink as well as the accompanying live music. For more spectator enjoyment, there are two festivals that both embrace the Cornish surf but in very different ways… Newquay is home to the English National Surfing Championships which celebrates the next generation of young surfers tackling the waves whilst the World Bellyboard Championship in St Agnes encourages surfers to wear weird and wonderful costumes and use traditional boards. If your family want to get more involved, the Get Active Truro Festival may be the perfect thing for you! Lemon Quay is transformed into a hubbub of activity with all facilities being free of charge and catering for all levels of fitness- there is no reason to not give it a go!
Cornwall is very proud of their animal conservation and children of all ages cannot fail to be entertained by other little monkeys! Visit the Monkey Sanctuary, Seal Sanctuary or Porfell Wildlife to see meerkats, lemurs, raccoons and even reptiles! Newquay is also home to a zoo and aquarium so there really are options aplenty!
This holiday season, gather all of the family to enjoy the inclusive family events in Cornwall.