Cornish Summer Fun with Children

Summer is here and the sun is out, what more could you want? Perhaps a lovely family trip to Cornwall and some suggestions on how to entertain the children? Consider it done! This week’s blog is a roundup of things to do with the little ones, comes rain or shine.

We can’t talk about summer fun in Cornwall without mentioning its wonderful beaches, with over 400 to choose from dotted along the North and South Coast and with many offering lifeguard cover during the summer months making these the safest beaches to take your little ones.

Why not stay at Waggon House or Josiah’s Cottage in Port Issac and visit the lovely surrounding beaches of Polzeath, renowned for its surfing and sea swimming, the unspoilt cove of Port Quinn and of course the harbour side beach of Port Issac.

Take a drive south from Port Issac and enjoy the well known Fistral Beach in the heart of Newquay, the sweeping beach of Crantock, complete with mobile ice cream man or visit the undiscovered beach of Poly Joke a stone’s throw away from Newquay.


Cornwall’s most famous beaches are probably those in the popular town of St Ives, a unique place to visit with a number of stunning beaches to choose from dotted along the town’s edge. Stay at Pencobben near Godrevy Point, a short distance from St Ives and situated at the end of Cornwall’s longest three mile beach Godrevy.

From the rugged north coast to the more Mediterranean south coast  and the wonderful Helford Passage, home to a beautiful beach on the estuary with calm waters perfect for little ones, a pub and boat trips across the river. It is also home to Lorelei, a magnificent house perfect for a big family getaway.

Spend the day at the beach, take a picnic and don’t forget the bucket and spade! For more information on Cornwall’s beaches visit


If the weather has tuned and the cloud has set in there is still lots to do with the little ones over the holidays,  stay at many of our houses situated in the village of Constantine and visit the town of Falmouth, home to cobbled streets, old pubs and some beautiful beaches. Take a boat trip across the bay to St Mawes, or seek out wildlife at sea, visit the castle of Pendennis and enjoy many of the activities for children over the summer or learn about Captain Bligh at the Maritime Museum.

Why not book for Falmouth Week and see the town and surrounding waters come alive with celebration! From boat racing, fireworks and The Red Arrows on the sea to music, stalls, food and performances there’s something for all the family.


If your family fancy a thrill or two why not visit Paulos Circus, returning again this year in its annual position in Newquay offering performances to excite and thrill or see the quaint town of St Ives from another angle and go on the St Ives Bay Rib Boat Ride, perfect for adrenaline junkies and older children. Become a panda ranger at Paradise Park, an astronaut at The Eden Project or a mountaineer at Truro’s Get Active Festival.

Phew that’s a busy holiday!

For more suggestions of what to do visit