Friday, February 21, 2020

Child-Friendly Days Out in South Cornwall ♥

Sometimes when you have children, the idea of going away abroad is simply overwhelming, and a staycation is the best choice for when you need a break. When it comes to staycations in the UK, Cornwall is a perfect choice.

The coastal county has an abundance of exciting attractions; stunning natural scenery, including over 300 beaches, and delicious food to boot! We take a look at some of the places in the south of Cornwall that you can visit with the family for a fun day out!

The Eden Project
A must-visit attraction, the Eden Project is perfect for a family day out and is enjoyable in all weather. The impressively designed bubble biomes house the world’s largest indoor rainforest and feature a mixture of exotic plants. The Eden Project regularly runs exciting themed events tailored towards children, as well as art exhibitions and activities.

Little ones will love playing at the Minibeast Mansion play tower and soft play area, whereas more adventurous older kids will get thrills from flying through the sky on the Skywire – the longest zip wire in England!

The Lost Gardens of Heligan
While you may not expect a garden to be entertaining enough for children, there’s enough magic at Heligan to make it the perfect family day out. The gardens are a slice of paradise within Cornwall and have everything from farm animals to a rope bridge that stretches across a jungle! Kids will also love the play area and assortment of intriguing sculptures located throughout the gardens.

As well as being amazed by the incredible blooms found here, the gardens are accompanied by cafes and a restaurant, so you can enjoy some delicious treats made with local produce while you’re there!

National Maritime Museum Cornwall
At the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, you’ll discover the secrets of the sea, with galleries packed full of boats and maritime history. A great museum for families to visit, there are often interactive exhibits and activities tailored to children, as well as the Treasure Island Play Zone, where there is soft play and pirate-themed craft activities.

The perfect place to spend a rainy day, the museum is set across five floors indoors, allowing you to immerse yourself in the wonders of the sea!

Cornish Seal Sanctuary
The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is set within the breath-taking landscape of the Helford River, and is home to a range of different animals – most notably seals, of course! A sanctuary rather than a zoo or aquarium, the goal of the Cornish Seal Sanctuary is to rescue, rehabilitate and release seals when needed.

However, some animals have found their permanent home here, and you can see these seals, sea lions, penguins, otters and more when you visit! Children will love seeing these cute creatures, as they splash and play at the sanctuary. Following your visit, why not take a stroll through the nearby woodland area and see if you can spot any other animals?!

Flambards Theme Park
One of the most unique attractions in Cornwall, Flambards is a theme park with a difference. As well as an array of rides for all ages, Flambards has a number of indoor exhibits that will send you back in time! Take a stroll through the streets of a Victorian village or experience life in London during the Blitz with this historical interactive exhibit.

Thrill-seekers will love the exhilarating rides that spin you in the air or send you hurtling down tracks! For families, there are go-karts, play areas, mini golf, carousels and more.

Where do you like to go with your family when on family-friendly holidays in Cornwall? Leave a comment below with your suggestions!

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