A holiday to Cornwall is best filled with the family. A playground for the creation of new memories or reliving those of the past. Everyone becomes a bit of a kid in Cornwall.

With a ton of family-friendly activities and attractions trips to North Cornwall will keep the whole brood entertained all year round. Our hand-picked selection of properties have a home from home feel – Perfect for unwinding with the family in comfort.

Why not bring the extended family? Or even grand-parents or family friends? A number of our properties are well suited to large groups with internal joining doors, large recreational spaces, shared gardens and private cul de sacs.

Things to Do

  1. Catch the Ferry to Padstow

Catch the ferry from Rock and explore the well-known quaint fishing town of Padstow. Ferries run every 20 minutes or so depending on the tide and offer a direct and novel travel route for guests staying here at The Point or in Rock or Polzeath. Passengers on the ferry can enjoy the gorgeous views of the Camel estuary as they weave their way through the sand banks towards Padstow before landing in the harbour or on the beach.

More information on the Ferry can be found here.

2. Jubilee Queen Boat Trips

For those who couldn’t get enough of the Ferry ride over to Padstow, seafarers can enjoy a longer trip aboard the Jubilee Queen which runs trips from the harbour at Padstow. Passengers can enjoy 2-hour trips exploring the Camel Estuary and the coastline beyond. With a well-stocked bar and food available onboard sit back, relax and simply enjoy the beautiful views before returning to Padstow. Full information here.

3. Rockpooling and Beach Cleaning with Polzeath Marine Conservation Group

Do your bit for the coastline whilst learning about the creatures that call the beach their home. Polzeath is fortunate to have its very Marine Conservation Group that leads groups on rockpooling tours and wildlife discussions. These fun and informative sessions are free and are great fun for all of the family. Those who are ultra-keen to do their bit can take part in organised beach cleans which help raise awareness of ocean plastic. Full details of sessions can be found on their facebook page here.

4. Ride the Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow.

The trail is suitable for the entire family and falls into three main sections:

  • Padstow to Wadebridge– 5.5 Miles (8.8Km)
  • Wadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne)– 5.75 Miles (9.25Km)
  • Bodmin to Wenfordbridge– 6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)

Bike hire is available from Padstow and Wadebridge. A map of the trail can be found here – here.

5. Take a Dip

Polzeath is famed for it’s surfing a beautiful beach. Older children wishing to learn to surf or stand-up paddleboard have the pick of a number of high quality surf schools offering tuition to all abilities:

Those looking for something a little different can join in the adrenaline fuelled coasteering scene and explore the coastline in a different way. Those wanting a more peaceful experience can enjoy a guided kayak tour and witness some of Cornwall’s most dramatic coastline

Good to Know

All properties are made up by our housekeeping staff before your arrival – so there is no need to bring linen or make beds. Please bring your own beach and pool towels.

If you require a cot or high chair or other baby equipment please contact our partners Rock-a-Bye. They hire, supply and install high-quality baby equipment confirming with the latest safety standards in your holiday property. Please contact Rock-a-Bye directly with your property name and they will do the rest. 

If you require any wetsuits during your stay we are working with Cornwall Wetsuit Hire who will arrange and drop clean and sanitised wetsuits to your door. All bookable online just simply state your property on the booking form when ordering. You can also email the team direct.

Tesco, Sainsbury and Waitrose will deliver directly to your property.

Polzeath – The 10 best 2017 summer holidays for families with teens;  “Telegraph Travel – January 2017”