With the worst of the winter weather finally showing signs of relenting, there really is no better time to consider short breaks in Cornwall for the whole family.
While the height of the summer may bring in the biggest crowds from all over the UK and beyond, discerning travellers and locals alike will tell you that the spring really is the season to make the most of everything the county has to offer.
Particularly for families travelling with children, there is perhaps no corner of the country that offers such an incredible mix of entertainment, adventure and unbridled relaxation. If you’ve never experienced the delights of the Southwest in the spring time before, why not make 2017 the year you discover something truly unforgettable?
The Perfect Family Short Break in Cornwall
In terms of what it is that makes Cornwall the perfect place for a short break, it’s the way in which you can pack so many incredible experiences into just a couple of days. There’s much to be said for checking out the throbbing heart of Newquay and the UK’s most important beaches for surfing, but there’s so much more to Cornwall than the average visitor may overlook.
For example, taking in the sights of St Michael’s Mount makes for a truly unforgettable experience – especially when the tide is in. Kids never fail to have the time of their lives at the Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre, which offers the opportunity to not only step into the shoes of a lighthouse keeper, but also enjoy some of the most incredible, unbroken views of the surrounding coastline.
The opportunity to paddle the River Tamar in a rented canoe is also not to be overlooked, if you time things right with the weather! But if you are not a sports person, you may prefer to take a cruiser with AK Wildlife Cruises to observe incredible whales, dolphins and much more of our wildlife with your children (just be sure to book in advance)!
Then there’s the incredible National Maritime Museum in Falmouth to check out, not to mention endless theme park thrills at Flambards and the unrivalled natural beauty of Golitha Falls, Bodmin Moor.
We also highly recommend to visit the wonderful galleries of the St. Ives Society of Artists, where you and your children can enjoy the work of painters and sculptors of Cornwall while learning the Cornish history (tip: there is a “Children’s Gallery, a must for families!).
Just when you think you’ve discovered it all, you can rest assured of another surprise or two!
Discover the Undiscovered in Roseland Peninsula
There are few places anywhere in the British Isles that have the same undiscovered ambiance as that of the Roseland Peninsula. Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and unspoilt places in Europe, the landscape comprises an enchanting tapestry of stunning beaches and cliffs, winding rivers and countryside, pretty villages and hamlets with local charms all of their own.
Available activities vary from blissful relaxation to adrenaline-charged thrills. Spend time relaxing on the beaches, learn how to windsurf or water-ski, browse the unique local shops, enjoy a spot of fishing or take in the sunset from one of the most incredible vantage points imaginable. Whatever you do, just be sure to work up an appetite to sample some of the local delicacies on offer, which unsurprisingly centre around the most wonderful fish and seafood.
Not forgetting of course those legendary Cornish Pasties, which you’ll no doubt want to take home a full box of!
Cosy Cottages in Roseland
For short breaks in Cornwall, there’s no accommodation option quite like your very own cosy Cornish holiday cottage. Many idyllic cottages in Roseland are among the most charming in the whole of Cornwall, setting you and your family up with a real home-from-home experience. The only difference being that with this home, you get to wake up every morning with the most incredible sea views and enjoy a world of outstanding amenities, right there on your doorstep!
Holiday cottages allow you to not only stay together as a group and really enjoy your time away, but even bring along the faithful family dog as a bonus! After all – why should he miss out on all the fun? What’s more, when compared to the standard costs of housing a family or group using standard hotel rooms, a luxury Cornish holiday cottage can even work out considerably cheaper.
Travelling to Roseland Peninsula during spring time
The beauty of travelling at this time of year comes in the fact that not only is the entire landscape bursting into life, but you’ll also find most resorts and attractions significantly quieter than in the depths of the summer. Few would argue that certain hotspots in and around Cornwall can become comfortably crowded at the season’s peak.
During the spring, visitors benefit from both surprisingly pleasant weather conditions and a much greater feeling of tranquillity – perhaps even exclusivity. The added bonus being that many travel and accommodation costs also come down significantly at this time of year – all the more reason to treat the family to a well-deserved break in Cornwall!