Visiting Cornwall with the family

Bring the kids, the grandparents and the dog to the ultimate family holiday destination, Cornwall. The county’s relaxed atmosphere, variety of activities and attractions and stunning landscape mean that you’re never far from the next great family adventure.



Cornwall has a wealth of family friendly accommodation, from luxurious hotels and beautiful self-catering cottages, to elite caravans and boutique B&Bs

You’ll find everything you need, from spare wellington boots and buckets and spades, to child-minders and baby listening services.


Family friendly accommodation in Cornwall



Fussy eaters, a non-existent children’s menu and not a highchair in sight are every parent’s nightmare - luckily Cornwall has you covered

With delicious local produce, fresh fish, cream teas, ice cream in every flavour imaginable – plus a range of fantastic family friendly cafes and restaurants, dinner is all part of the fun.


Places to eat in Cornwall

Get Wet


Head to the coast for a great family day out. Cornwall is surrounded on three sides by sea and is home to over 300 beaches – five of which have been awarded blue flag status.

With world-class water sport facilities right on the shorefront, both children and adults will be entertained and exhilarated.


Discover some of the best beaches in Cornwall

Be Inspired


From cliff-top theatres to world-class galleries and museums there’s plenty of great family days out to discover in Cornwall

Take a trip to the Newlyn Gallery, one of the county’s leading contemporary art galleries - home to works by the Newlyn School Movement. Catch a play at the world-famous Minack Theatre carved into the cliff face at Porthcurno - an unforgettable family experience.


Take a look at Cornwall’s wealth of arts and culture



Cornwall is full of scientific wonders, nature’s miracles and plenty of historical curiosities. Visit Porthcurno Telegraph Museum and explore how this tiny village changed the way we communicate today, or visit Goonhilly the first place on earth to have a parabolic antenna.

Discover Cornwall’s rich history by fighting knights at Pendennis Castle or search for the sword of Excalibur at the Dozmary Pool.


Things to do in Cornwall

Get Active


Cornwall is one giant playground just waiting to be explored so make use of the 400-mile coastline by getting the family active

From walks along cliff tops and coasteering along rocky outcrops to cycling the Camel Trail or having a go on Britain’s longest Zip Wire at the Eden Project – there are plenty of things to do whatever the weather.


Check out some of the best activities in Cornwall



Family holidays don’t have to cost the earth, Cornwall’s amazing beaches and beautiful coastal walks are free to explore and enjoy

See who can build the biggest sandcastle, bury Dad in the sand and brave the chilly Atlantic Ocean.


Free activities to try in Cornwall



Discover Cornwall’s natural attractions from mystical waterfalls to expanses of wild moor and woodland.

From secret caves and hidden beaches to famous Cornish landmarks, there’s a great day out around every corner.


Take a look at some of the best sights to see in Cornwall

Go Wild


Spend a day down on the farm learning how to milk a cow, get up close and personal with penguins at feeding time or monkey around with Orangutans

With a large range of attractions and activities available around the county - the kids will have plenty of opportunities to go wild!


Check out some wild things to do in Cornwall