Best of Newquay - 5 Family Adventures
Home to beautiful beaches, historic landmarks and fantastic attractions, it comes as no surprise that Newquay is one of the most popular family holiday destinations in Cornwall. Whether you’re travelling with young toddlers or teenagers, there’s so much to see and do on a visit.
To celebrate all that Newquay and the surrounding area has to offer, Parkdean Resorts teamed up with Claire from Tin Box Traveller, a top family travel blogger. With her two kids and dog in tow, Claire and her husband packed the car and headed off to Newquay for an exciting weekend away. Here are some of the amazing places they explored!
Newquay is famous for its golden sandy beaches, and if you’re visiting for a whole weekend, you’ll have plenty of time to admire each and every one of them. From the large Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay to the surfer’s paradise that is Fistral Beach, you’ll be spoilt for choice!
Camel Creek Adventure Park
If you’re looking for an attraction to keep the whole family entertained, Camel Creek Adventure Park is the place to visit, come rain or shine. This all-weather theme park is just a short drive from Newquay and has rollercoasters, water rides, slides, 5D simulators, ball pools and so much more! As well as all these exciting rides, Camel Creek is home to a range of animals and creatures too. Watch the meerkats play, stroke the rabbits and guinea pigs or take a trip to the Reptile House and say hello to the crocodiles and snakes.
Camel Creek is around half an hour from Newquay.
Trenance Gardens is the perfect place to visit after a busy day of sightseeing. These picturesque gardens are filled with colourful flowers, old trees and a peaceful boating lake, and there are plenty of walking routes to explore too. If the little ones still aren’t tired out, then don’t worry, as there’s also an adventure playground and a miniature railway to enjoy.
One of Cornwall’s hidden gems, Cardinham Woods is a stunning woodland filled with walking routes, cycling trails, play areas and so much more. On a visit, discover stunning viewpoints and evidence of the area’s fascinating past with remnants of the old mine and traditional clapper bridge. With something for everyone, Cardinham Woods is the perfect destination for a family day out.
Cardinham Woods is around half an hour from Newquay.
If your children like playing pirates, then they’ll love this immersive walk-through pirate experience at Pirate's Quest. Let talented actors lead you through Cornwall’s maritime and smuggling past, sharing real-life stories from the 18th century along the way. For older children who are feeling brave, there’s also the ‘scare section’, filled with smoke effects, eerie lighting and loud noises, as well as a few live performers to make you jump!
Your weekly dose of Cornish cheer!
When you can’t be in your favourite place all the time, catch up on the latest stories, upcoming events, holiday ideas, and offers with a newsletter straight to your inbox. Terms and Conditions / GDPR compliance: by providing personally identifiable information Visit Cornwall will use it to provide you with ongoing information about their products and services. No one from Visit Cornwall will rent, sell or lease this personally identifiable information to other companies or individuals.
Find us on socials and stay connected with the Cornwall you love.