What are the best family days out in Cornwall?

Posted on 24th February 2014

Cornwall is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, with its beaches and coastline attracting thousands of people to holiday there every year.

If you are a family that will be staying in one of the many affordable Cornwall coastal cottages soon and are looking for something to do, then you will certainly not be disappointed by what is available.

Here, we take you through some of the best things to do in Cornwall for the family.


Perranporth is not only one of the best spots to kitesurf in Cornwall but also in the whole of the UK.

Kitesurfing has seen a huge rise in participant numbers in recent years and this is partly down to it being a relatively safe sport which can be enjoyed by children from the age of just seven.

It really is a great outdoor activity for the whole family to enjoy during their holiday in Cornwall and, with Perranporth’s kite school, parents can relax in the knowledge that they and their children will be in the safe hands of a fully-qualified instructor.

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Walk along Sennen Cove

There are plenty of holiday homes to rent in Cornwall and holiday cottages near Sennen Cove are particularly popular, with the cove being one of the most sought after areas in the county.

Sennen Cove not only offers walkers stunning scenery but also an amazing, family-friendly beach that has superb facilities such as a beach-side café and parking, as well as surf hire and seafront shops.

There are a number of great coastal paths in the area and one of the best is the South West Coast Path, which leads right down to Land’s End. This part of the huge trail is only one mile long and is a great path for a family walk to the most south-westerly point in Britain.

Follow in the footsteps of King Arthur

Tintagel Castle – believed to be the home of the legendary King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table – is certainly a must-see attraction.

There are a number of castles in Cornwall but the 13th-century ruins in Tintagel are definitely the most famous of them all.

The Tintagel Castle in North Cornwall is a great place for families to visit, with its tales of King Arthur and Merlin creating great images for visitors.

Accompanying the castle is Merlin’s Cave and an Arthurian-themed village. To find out more about Tintagel castle and why it makes for a great day out for the whole family, take a look at this website.


Not all readers will have heard of coasteering but it is a great activity for families who look to get their pulses racing.

Coasteering trips are based on the north coast of Cornwall and participants will swim through gulleys and caves, ride whirlpools, climb up cliffs and jump from rocky ledges.

Families will be accompanied by a fully-qualified guide and may also have the chance to come face-to-face with dolphins and seals.

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