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For a while now I have longed to visit Cornwall. I’m really hoping that next year we can book a Cornwall cottage holiday. Even just putting this post together with all these photos and links to great posts from fellow bloggers, makes me want to pack a bag and head there right now. The beaches look absolutely stunning and there are so many places I’d love to explore with my family. Below are some recommendations for great family days out if you are visiting Cornwall this summer.
Let’s get the most obvious one out of the way first. You will be spoilt for choice for beaches to visit and let’s face it, if the weather is nice, there is no better place to be with kids.
Photo Otis and us
Explore beautiful seaside towns
As well as the beaches, there are many beautiful seaside towns to explore in Cornwall too. I’d love to visit Padstow, Bude, Port Isaac, St Ives and many more. Keeping children entertained can be an obstacle at times to enjoying a nice stroll but I find treasure & scavenger hunts can help. I love the sound of exploring Bude with a Treasure trail.
Photo by Working Mummy Cambridge.
Tate St Ives
Modern art and stunning views of St Ives, what’s not to like? They also have a regular calendar of family events that sound fantastic. Beach art explorers every Wednesday in August sounds particularly great.
I’ve been intrigued by the Eden project since it was first built. I love the idea of exploring all the rainforest biomes and exploring all the plants. It looks pretty big and expensive though, so I think we’ll be waiting until the girls are a bit older before we visit. Find out more about visiting the Eden project with a 5 year old here.
Photo by Over 40 and a mum to one
The lost gardens of Heligan
I’ve seen the lost gardens of Heligan on various blogs over the years and I love the look of them especially this mud head and the glass house (you know how much I love the glass house at my local National Trust property). I love exploring gardens and these ones look stunning.
Photo by Hot pink wellingtons
National Trust visits
We have family National Trust membership which I know many young families do. They have such great facilities and events for families. There are many National Trust properties in Cornwall to choose from, follow the link to see which ones me and B make tea recommends.
Other family days out
Kate on thin ice recommends the Gweek seal sanctuary as a good day out for kids. Or how about St Michael’s mount?
Relax and pampering time
Finally, if you are lucky enough to have a little time to pamper yourself without the kids in tow then how about a visit to a sensory spa garden? They even have a kids club if you don’t have anyone else around to watch the kids. The outdoor spa sounds amazing. You might also find this post from My boys club on places to eat and stay if you are child free for a night.
If you are planning a family holiday, then you might find this post on how to plan a stress-free UK holiday useful.
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