Why you should book a 2020 holiday in Cornwall
It’s never too early to start thinking about your next break. As we say goodbye 2019 we’ll be turning our attention to getting something booked for 2020.
We’ve compiled a list of reasons why you should book your 2020 holiday in Cornwall.
If you’re bringing little ones…
Dairyland Farm World Cornwall
Cornwall is the best family holiday destination in the UK – FACT! There is so much here for families. The beaches are a great place to enjoy a fun filled summer’s day but Cornwall has a whole host of family friendly attractions for you to entertain the little ones.
Here’s a pick of our top places…
Dairyland Farm World is located close to Newquay and is a fun day out for all the family. They have tractor rides, pony rides, nature trains, cow milking, animal petting and feeding and an indoor soft play area with drop slides.
The Monkey Sanctuary is in Looe and is home to 40 monkeys that have all been directly or indirectly rescued from the trade of primates as pets. The sanctuary is run by the charity Wild Futures and they are committed to protecting and habitats worldwide. See their amazing work and enjoy watching the monkeys play.
Dartmoor Zoo, the home of ‘We Bought A Zoo’ is great day out for all. They have an array of animals from big cats such as lions, tigers and jaguar to reptiles and birds. Be sure to check out the daily activities including talks and feeding the animals.
If you have teenagers to entertain…
The Eden Project, Cornwall
We all know how hard it is to entertain the teenagers of the family.
Whether you’re looking for something educational to help with their school work or a spectacularly fun day out, we’ve put our top options below….
The Eden Project has been hailed the best UK leisure attraction and is a fun, family friendly day out. This unique attraction is home to biomes that house the largest rainforest in captivity. It provides a fascinating insight into the story of our dependance on play life – a great resource for education – especially for those interested in the environment around us.
Adrenaline Quarry is not for the faint hearted. If your teens are after a bit of adventure then this is the place. With an aqua park, go karting, 490 metre long zip wire, giant swing and axe throwing, there’s enough to keep them off their screens for a whole day.
Adventure Fit South West run a climbing wall out of The Old Sardine Factory in Looe. They also run water sport activities including paddle boarding, canoeing and kayaking and land based activities such as mountain biking, bush craft and hill walking.
If you love history…
Pendennis Castle, Cornwall
Cornwall is steeped in history. And we’ve got plenty of historical attractions around us in the South of Cornwall.
Pendennis Castle was one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses. It has defended Cornwall since Tudor times and played a vital role in both World Wars. It offers amazing coastal views. Lots of fun to be had and don’t forget to check out the exhibitions.
The Old Sardine Factory is in Looe and is a project that has seen the redevelopment of this Grade II listed building that used to be a sardine processing factory. It now houses a heritage centre, restaurant, cafe and climbing wall and is well worth a visit.
The port of Charlstown is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Charlestown Shipwreck Museum offers a unique insight into the history of this charming harbour town and is home to over 8000 shipwreck artefacts from 150 wrecks,
If you have a National Trust membership…
The National Trust have so many wonderful places to see up and down the country and Cornwall is no exception.
Here are the favourites close by:
Antony is an 18th Century house, home to the Carew Pole family and steeped in history. Enjoy the beautiful landscaped garden and be sure to check out the collection of portraits, including some by Sir Joshua Reynolds and a famous paining of Charles I. Antony was also a location of the Tim Burton version of Alice in Wonderland.
Cotehele Mill is a working Victorian watermill next to the Morden Stream. The mill still produces wholemeal flour which is used at the Barn Restaurant and The Edgcumbe and it can also be bought in the gift shop. The mill is also part of a hydro electric scheme which generates clean, renewable energy that goes to the national grid.
We love the sound of this from The National Trust. Make a day of Geocaching, Rockpooling & Surfing in and around Whitsand Bay and Polperro,
If you love walking…
We have direct access to the Southwest Coast Path – perfect for a walking holiday
Cornwall offers breathtaking scenery and is perfect for going on walks. Here are a few of the trails we love.
We are directly on the Southwest Coastal Path and have put this blog post together with a couple of walking trails for you to follow.
The Bodmin Way is a walking route that surrounds the town of Bodmin and connects with five churches along the way. Find out more here.
Fowey Creeks & Coves is an 8 mile walk that takes in the countryside, creeks and the stunning coastal views. Find out more here.
We’ve given you plenty of activities to do on your 2020 holiday in Cornwall. But where will you stay? The Bay Talland have luxury holiday homes in the perfect setting. With direct access to the South West Coast Path and out of this World views, it’s a great place to base yourself while you’re in Cornwall.
Check out our availability here.