Any recommendations of where to go in Cornwall with toddler and baby.

(10 Posts)
westwardhee Tue 22-Jan-13 20:36:02

This will be our first holiday as a family and not quite sure if brave enough to go abroad! Would really appreciate some good advice about Cornwall.
Thanks everyone.

mummymeister Tue 22-Jan-13 23:42:39

We stay in the south east when we go to Cornwall. its not right down the end, its near Devon as well and you drive on the a38 not the a30 which can be a car park. Theres so much choice that to make it easier on yourself when looking it might be an idea to pick one or two things you definately want and one or two that you would like. Otherwise you are faced with thousands of places to stay! awaywiththekids was useful when ours were younger but we do use the visitcornwall website. if you fancy a farm type stay cartwheelholidays website is good as well. pm me if you want details on some of the specific places we stayed when ours were younger.

traintracks Wed 23-Jan-13 01:54:04

Sands hotel just outside Newquay is very child friendly and near a sandy beach. Dairyland is a nice day out and has soft play if it rains! Seal sanctuary.in Gweek is fun but expensive so look for an online voucher first

SpaSeeker Wed 23-Jan-13 19:51:21

How about the North Coast ? You could try www.merlin-farm-cottages-cornwall.co.uk child friendly self catering or www.bedruthan.com child friendly hotel both at Mawgan Porth, good luck x

westwardhee Wed 23-Jan-13 19:52:50

thank you everyone! Just have to convince the hubby now, he's already moaning about the English weather.

Sam100 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:00:10

The park at mawgan porth. Various sizes of accommodation, quiet. You can walk to the beach along a flat road with a pavement. Convenience store on the beach. Big sandy beach with lots of shallow pools that are good for toddler paddling. Indoor pool on the park for those rainy days. Little park.

MrsWolowitz Wed 23-Jan-13 20:01:43

St Ives is lovely.

Heartlands near Redruth is free and lovely.

Dairyland is nice. Its a bit expensive but once you get in then you can go in free for a week.

Paradise Park is nice too and once you've paid to get in once then you can buy cheap return tickets to come back again.

Flambards is nice and theres lots to see and do but entry is quite expensive. Its linked to One2Eleven I've not been there but friends say its good.

The Eden project is very expensive and a bit boring so I'd give it a miss unless you really like plants. Gweek Seal Sanctuary is far too expensive. Theres not much to see or do and its massively over-priced unless you can get very cheap vouchers.

Enjoy your visit!

peachypips Wed 23-Jan-13 20:01:50

Google Forest Holidays. Deer Park in Cornwall is so beautiful- we love it!

darcieboo Wed 23-Jan-13 22:20:42

Merlin Farm in North Cornwall, super for young Kids !

Maritime museum in Falmouth is great for rainy days. About £10 for an adult ticket, but it's an annual pass. Bargain if you go a few times over your holiday.

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