For a short break or a family holiday, the stunning County of Cornwall has everything you need for the perfect getaway. As the UK’s most Southwestern County, Cornwall boasts some of the mildest and sunniest weather in the UK, and really does have something for everyone. With magnificent rugged coastline to the North and sheltered pretty fishing villages to the south, Cornwall offers everything from surfing and watersports, to culture, shopping and fine dining.
In Cornwall there is a never a dull moment for kids - even when the sun isn't shining. A visit to Flambards in Helston is a must for children of all ages. Combine thrill rides with with plenty of indoor and attractions as well as seasonal treats. Wander down a Victorian street, shelter from the blitz in WW2, or get hands on with the cool interactive science zone. For younger ones, the wildlife show and soft play areas are sure to be a big hit! The Lands End Visitor Centre at Penzance is an unmissable part of any trip to Cornwall. Kids will enjoy interactive theatre shows and exhibitions and will love to have their photos taken next to the iconic signpost, all set against a backdrop of some of the most spectacular scenery in the whole of the UK.Cornwall has an incredible range of Animal parks and Adventure Farms across the County, including the Zoo at Newquay, the Monkey Sanctuary at Looe, and the Camel Centre at Helston.
Cornwall is the premier destination in the UK for Surfing and there are plenty of opportunities throughout the year for beginners and pros alike to catch the surf and enjoy some of the best waves in the UK. The dramatic northern coastline around Newquay, Hayle and St Ives are extremely popular and offer a range of shops, tuition and equipment hire, as well as plenty of surfer friendly accommodation.
For a more relaxing break, the picturesque fishing villages of Polperro and Fowey on the south coast provide a taste of old Cornwall. in Polperro, wander through narrow, traffic free streets where pretty cottages and warm, cosy pubs take you back to a more leisurely pace of life. in Fowey, take a ferry across the harbour and discover some delightful coastal and woodland walks with outstanding views across the estuary.
Whatever your reason for visiting Cornwall, there is accommodation to match your mood,as well as your budget. Choose a smart boutique hotel for a romantic break, or a cottage by the beach for a relaxed family getaway. If the outdoor life appeals to you, there are many high quality camping and caravan sites with countryside, woodland and beachside locations to choose from.
Wherever you go in Cornwall, you will be sure to discover a range of culinary treats. The County's thriving fishing industry ensures that you will always have access to the freshest seafood, straight from the ocean, and no trip would be complete without a hearty Cornish Pastie and some delicious clotted cream fudge.
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