10 Fun Things to do With Kids on Holiday in Cornwall

Cornwall has some great options when it comes to entertaining the kids on holiday including superb playgrounds, fun walks, fantastic beaches and boat trips. There are many choices that range in locations across Cornwall and prices but here we’ve chosen 10 things that we feel offer the best value (some are free!).

10 – Sennen Cove

This small beach on the west coast of Cornwall is a favorite amongst local surfers so it can be great fun for the kids to watch, and also have a splash in the sea. A real perk about this beach is that it has showers and toilets, which also accommodate disabled people. Sennen Cove also has a pier with a selection of restaurants, which have prices that range from cheap to the more expensive. There is also near-by parking if you are driving. Sennen Cove is a great option for big or small families, where you can spend the whole day relaxing, paddling and eating.  Holiday cottages in Sennen Cove are a popular choice of accommodation in this area with companies such as West Cornwall Cottage Holidays having a great selection perfect for family holidays.

9 – St. Ives Treasure Trail

The St. Ives treasure trail is a fantastic way for you to have some fun with your children while searching around St. Ives for the prizes. This is a great way to explore the small seaside town, while getting a lot of fresh air and learning. The trail takes a couple of hours, depending on how well you do, and is appropriate for kids of all age groups and pushchairs can be taken around.

8 – St. Ives’ Surf School

Surf schools are always fun for kids as standing up on a surfboard is a great feeling for anyone. Being in the sea all day is great fun for kids and will tire them out, which is always a perk. A team of well-trained surfers will be helping your children pick up the skill and give them all of the attire, the wetsuit and a surfboard that is appropriate for their size.

7 – Treasure Park, Redruth

One of the best things about this attraction is that it is free! There are so many fun things to do here, from crazy golf to seeing and buying jewelry, this treasure park has everything for a family from the youngest child to the oldest grandparent. Not only are there fun activities and interesting shops, there is a beautiful garden and a fantastic walk to take. This is a place that you can spend a full day with the whole of the family.

6 – Snappys, Redruth

Here is a fully inflatable indoor play centre, specifically for children aged 1 – 12. As it is inside it is an ideal place to go if the weather is not great and will keep the kids entertained for hours with it’s obstacle course, 15 ft. slide and under 5s area. During the summer holidays they are open every day of the week so you can fit it into your plans at any time.

5 – Flambards – Helston

Flambards is one of the most popular destinations for families with children as it has so much to do; they have cafes and resturaunts conveniently located across the park. The restrictions are that the child has to be over 90cm and under 15 years old. This is one of the more expensive places to go as adult tickets are £21.95 and children are £13.95, however there is a lot to do there with a lot of fun for the kids as it has been designed for them to have the most fun possible. Also located right next door to Flambards is soft play centre One2Eleven which is the perfect indoor playground for energetic youngsters seeking fun activities in a creative setting.

4 – Hayle Swimming Pool

Hayle swimming pool is a great place to take the kids as you can spend a fun few hours there playing with them or just watching over them as they have a great time in the pool. The pool is open in the summer and there are lifeguards there every day to make sure that while everyone has a fun time, they are safe.

3 – Mylor Boat Hire, Falmouth

This is a fantastic option for the whole family to spend some time together having fun and exploring the river Fal. Either take a picnic or stop off for some refreshments at the popular and picturesque Smuggler’s Cottage or Pandora Inn, the choice is yours. Hiring a boat for the day can be great fun with plenty of opportunities to take pictures of the family and the scenery. They are open every day of the week from 10am to 6pm so you are free to go whenever and can be added to your plans with minimal stress.

2 – Paradise Park, Hayle

If you and your kids are interested in animals, this is the place to go. You can see all sorts of wildlife here, with a range of exotic birds and some other forms of nature. There is also an inside play area for the kids, where they can have fun with others while you enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee. Tickets are priced very reasonably and they also have a saver ticket for two adults and two children, which costs £30.25.  Not only this but under 3s go for free and they have a returner’s ticket to keep the cost down.

1 – The Lizard and Kynance Cove

If you enjoy exploring hidden caves, beautiful flowers and sheer cliff drops there is no better place than the Lizard and Kynance Cove. This is the most southerly point in Britain and is part of the National Trust. In the summer you may even see some fantastic wildlife in the sea and it is always fun to try and spot the sharks or seals. Although don’t let that put you off going in the sea as there are often life guards attending, particularly in the summer months. One of the best things about this attraction is that the only fee is at the car park (unless you are members of the National Trust), it is totally free to visit the beach, so this can be a great option to spend the day without spending too much.