The appeal of Cornwall for family holidays is undeniable. Not only can you enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches and scenery in the UK, but the huge range of tourist attractions on offer make for unforgettable family holidays year after year. There is never a shortage of things to do in Cornwall with the family whatever time of year you visit, and here are three of the top attractions to get you started:
The Eden Project was voted ‘Best UK Leisure Attraction’ for the second year running at the British Travel Awards 2012. Its’ futuristic biomes contain plants from all over the world including the world’s largest rainforest in captivity complete with steamy jungles and waterfalls. There are exciting trails all around the site with shortcuts, hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits. Eden has an inspirational education centre for all ages where you can explore your relationship with nature while the kids listen to fascinating stories about weird and wonderful plants. Eden’s restaurants and cafes serve only the best local, seasonal or fairly traded produce. There are also special events for kids all year round such as den building in the summer and ice skating in the winter.
The award-winning Newquay Zoo provides a fun packed day out for all the family. Set in a beautiful sub-tropical gardens, visitors will find themselves face to face with hundreds of animals including the mob of meerkats and the family of friendly penguins. You are encouraged to watch feeding times, listen to exciting keeper talks and even join in animal encounters. With activity trails, face painting, a children’s play area and a dragon maze there is plenty to keep people of all abilities and ages occupied. There are picnic areas and refreshment huts dotted all over the zoo plus Café Lemur where you can enjoy locally sourced food in a relaxed setting overlooking Lemur Island.
Flambards is one of the West Country’s leading attractions for rides, exhibitions and family entertainment. The Big Ride Zone has a selection of thrilling rides for all ages ranging from the pedal-powered Cyclocopters to Skyraker 001, the UK’s first twisting drop tower. In the internationally acclaimed Victorian Village visitors can wander through life-size and authentic re-created Victorian shops, businesses and cobbled streets. There are many other exhibitions at Flambards which are certain to appeal to the whole family.
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