Cornwall is easily the top UK destination for family holidays, and somewhere everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime.  It offers the very best of British coastline and beaches making it the perfect playground for all it’s visitors.

Cornwall is brimming with family friendly days out to keep children entertained during their stay.  Whether it’s a day out in St Ives, a visit to the Eden Project or a visit to the Monkey Sanctuary in Looe, you can be sure your family will have lots of fun in this beautiful part of the world followed by some very restful evenings.

child friendly family holidays in cornwall

Cornwall offers families so many options when it comes to taking a holiday in the area, there is really is something to suit everyone.  Whether camping or self catering cottages are your thing, I guarantee you’ll find the perfect base in Cornwall to cater for all your families needs.

I’ve been searching the web to bring you 5 of the best child friendly family holidays in Cornwall to give you an idea of what is on offer and make your search for your perfect holiday accommodation a  little bit easier.

Without further ado, here’s my ultimate guide to best places to stay in cornwall with children.

The Valley Cornwall

The Valley offers families the very best in self catering accommodation.  Cottages are either 2 or 3 bedrooms, and everyone is welcome.  Even the dog.  Located near to Truro and Falmouth, the location is perfect for exploring what Corwall has to offer, and the beaches are only 30 minutes away by car.

Accommodation at The Valley Cornwall

The Valley provides excellent leisure facilities including indoor and outdoor pools, a games room and tennis courts. Great for active families.

If you are travelling with small children, you can leave all the bulky stuff behind as The Valley will provide you with complimentary high chairs, stair gates, bed guards and cots.  They even provide toys and DVDs.  There isn’t anything they haven’t thought of.

Coombe Mill Farm Holidays

Coombe Mill is the ultimate farm holiday experience if your children love animals and the outdoors.  The farm is run by a family who understand how to make the perfect holiday for children.

As well as learning how to feed and care for animals on this working farm, children can enjoy free train and tractor rides and use of the indoor and outdoor play areas.

There are a range of cottages available, offering accommodation for up to 10 people, that are set on this beautiful secure private estate.   With meadows, woodlands and gardens to explore, you’ll find it difficult to find a reason to leave this place.

Trevornick Holiday Park

If camping is more your thing, why not head for the award winning Trevornick Holiday Park set near the stunning National Trust beach at Holywell Bay.  This campsite provides the very best in family friendly facilities guaranteeing you the very best camping holiday available.

The site enjoys a heated outdoor pool, spa facilities and a soft play centre for the children.  With various restaurants, a take away and on site shop, your family will be sure not to go hungry either.

During peak season Trevornick Holiday Park also has an on site entertainment program and children’s holiday club, making sure parents can enjoy a well earned rest too.

cornish cream tea


Fowey Hall Hotel

If you prefer hotels, then Fowey Hall is a must for your family friendly holiday.  It is believed to be the original inspiration for Toad Hall from Wind In The Willows, so it will really capture all of your imaginations.

They provide up to 2 hours of free childcare in their Ofsted registered facility for babies right through to young children, so you can be sure to enjoy some free time to recharge your batteries.  Their nannies will even whisk the children away on Sunday morning’s to collect eggs from the chickens at their unique breakfast club ensuring you get at least 1 lie in during your stay.

Children can also enjoy their favourite meals, any time of day making kids dining simple and easy.  Bangers and mash is it?  Then bangers and mash it is then.  It is a holiday after all!  They’ll be in need of refuelling after splashing in the pool, zooming down the zip wire and bouncing around on the trampoline.

Tresco Island

If none of these have grabbed you, then why not stay on your own private Island?  Tresco Island is a truly unique holiday experience situated 30 miles of the Cornish coast. It’s a family owned holiday get away and they welcome visitors all year round.

If you are after a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, why not explore their unspoilt beaches and tropical gardens.  The pace of life really slows down here, making sure you and your family can really make the most of the time you have together here.

The island offers beautiful coastal walks, cycling, horse riding and an events calendar.  Travelling theatre groups often visit the island sharing their open air performances while audiences enjoy a picnic in this gorgeous setting.

There is a local pub, swimming pool and spa and plenty of water activities to enjoy.  It also provides the perfect base to explore the rest of the Isles of Scilly from.  This is a unique holiday you and your family won’t forget in a hurry!

This is my entry to the #parentpanel with Parent Friendly Stays

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