Holidays with toddlers can seem like an extra challenge for young families but more family friendly holiday cottages are becoming available to ensure the experience is enjoyable for everyone. Tredethick Farm Cottages is an example of a true retreat for children and adults alike. The rural, countryside setting provide ample space for children to explore whilst the on-site facilities are designed to entertain children and give parents time to relax. There is a soft play area filled with frames, foam shapes, ball pits and a play pen especially for toddlers whilst at the same time accommodating comfy sofas for the parents to exploit the free coffee. Other indoor activities reside in the play barn which houses a sandpit, table tennis, table football and a pool table. As Tredethick Farm Cottages is on a working farm, five mornings a week the children can help to feed the animals. If that has inspired your animal-loving toddlers, pony rides are also available.
Toddler Adventures within ….
Tredethick is the riverside town of Lostwithiel which has a great range of cafes, pubs and restaurants as well as antique shops. For the toddlers and children, Hidden Valley Gardens promises to keep them inquisitive. Furthermore, if you are lucky enough to be holidaying around the second Sunday in May, LostFest is Lostwithiel’s free family festival with music, dance acts and arts and crafts for children. Lerryn is another village situated five minutes from Tredethick, famed for its local ice cream and Creek setting.
A further ten minutes away from Tredethick Farm Cottages lies the 13th Century circular Restormel Castle surrounded by a deep bay ditch. It is the perfect destination for wildlife spotting and if your toddlers are budding little historians they will definitely enjoy the tours. In the summer, this is also the venue of many outdoor theatre productions. If the rolling fields surrounding the Tredethick Farm haven’t provided you with enough walking space, the Respryn Woods have a buggy-friendly riverside trail which leads to the National Trust Landhydrock House.
The town of Fowey is just twenty minutes away and has a plethora of toddler friendly adventure activities. It offers golf, horse riding, cycling, canoeing and boat hire. The Picnic Boat is the perfect private cruise for you and your family to enjoy the river. The Eden Project is also twenty minutes away as is Charlestown, a shipwreck akin to that of Pirates of the Caribbean! Furthermore, the Polkeris beach is situated in an area of natural beauty providing the perfect, hidden spot for your toddlers to build sandcastles and eat award-winning Treleavens ice-cream. The Camel Cycle Trail, based in Wadebridge, specialises in toddler and baby cycling so whether your children want to have their own bike, tag-along, trailer or child seat, this is the perfect way to explore local cycle paths.
In Newquay, forty minutes away, more adventure parks are waiting to be discovered, including the Holywell Bay Fun Park which contains junior karts, water bumper boats, a story maze and crazy golf. Newquay is also home to a zoo, aquarium, Dairyland and Jungle Jacks- a dedicated baby and toddler play area. Lastly, if a one hour journey is accessible visit Falmouth for the Orca Sea Safaris where you will have the opportunity to spot dolphins, seals and sharks!
Whether you want to stay on-site, travel for the shortest time possible or are willing to venture on an hour long car journey, Cornwall has toddler-friendly adventure holidays taken care of.