Cornwall LivingIssue #148

Five Of The Best Family Favourites

We all know that when children are happy, everyone’s happy! With that in mind, here are some of our favourite family-friendly stays and places to pique little one’s interest.



The Castle Heritage Centre

The Castle, Bude’s Heritage Centre, is nestled in the sand dunes overlooking Summerleaze Beach. Built in 1830, the building is steeped in history and is a great place to visit whether young or old. The award-winning Heritage Centre houses artefacts and exhibitions, bringing the rich and varied local history to life. Discover Bude’s unique geology, railway nostalgia, interactive models plus local military and maritime history, not to mention inventive genius, Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. With a programme of summer fun days on the lawn, and free admission, The Castle is open daily from 10am!



Old Lanwarnick Cottages

At Old Lanwarnick, you will find a selection of luxury cottages set in 34 acres of idyllic Cornish countryside, yet just four miles from the beach, with the popular destinations such as Looe and Fowey just a short drive away. The cottages are well-equipped with all the home-from-home comforts. On-site facilities include EV Chargers, hot tubs, a gym, lovely woodland walks, secure dog fields, a dog agility course and, for the little ones, an outdoor play area and fairy trail. This is a perfect place to relax and unwind with your loved ones.



Wooda Farm Holiday Park

Set in the countryside, just a mile and a half from the incomparable north Cornish coastline and a stone’s throw from beautiful Bude, the Wooda team has been welcoming holidaymakers to their fabulous five-star farm-come-holiday- park since 1975. Whether you’re looking for one of the best family-friendly campsites in the UK, a luxurious lodge, a dog-friendly stay or a gorgeous holiday home, all alongside some of the best facilities in Cornwall, at Wooda Farm Holiday Park they really do have it all.



Royal Cornwall Museum

Bursting with buttons, levers, moving parts, and family fun, Royal Cornwall Museum’s latest exhibition isn’t one to be missed. The Marvellous Mechanical Museum showcases automata (mechanical works of art) that explore the weird, wonderful, comical and quirky. The exhibition runs through May half term, where children will have the chance to make their very own automata. Royal Cornwall Museum is free for under 18s and £7.50 for adults for an annual pass, while children’s activities are also free.



The Esplanade Hotel

Overlooking the famous Fistral Beach in Newquay, famed for its laid-back beach vibe, family-friendly activities and entertainment, sits The Esplanade Hotel. This four-star hotel boats ocean-facing rooms (some sleeping up to six) an in-house cinema for rainy-day views, indoor and outdoor spaces to play and an indoor pool to make a splash in. With a range of activities for all the family inside and out (there’s even an on-site surf school right outside on the beach below!), The Esplanade Hotel in Newquay is the perfect destination for unforgettable seaside stays.