As a parent, you’re well aware that the October half term is just around the corner. You’re probably racking your brain for ideas on how to keep your children stimulated and entertained for a whole week. Well, why not look at this as an opportunity to take a well-deserved family holiday? If you take the work week off, you’ll open yourself up to an 8-night getaway. What a pleasure, right? We’ve taken the liberty to put together 4 of the best family resorts in Cornwall for October half term so all you have to do is choose where you want to stay (and put in the leave of course).
Cornwall is one of the most gorgeous regions of Britain, with a paradisal coastline stretching for miles on either side of its peninsula, breath-taking countryside and amazing places to eat and drink to boot. An extraordinary place that encompasses wild moorland and an abundance of sandy beaches – It’s time for a holiday, let’s explore what’s on offer.
Family Resorts in Cornwall
The Headland – Newquay
The Headland is a beautiful destination to explore with your family. This resort boasts indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a mini football field, tennis courts, golf, and activity programmes that they host during the school holidays. It’s also right near Fistral Beach that is home to a surf school for children of all ages!
West Wolley Farm – Woolley
A haven for children and parents with daily animal feeds – perfect for the young aspiring farmer. The farm has an amazing outdoor covered play barn that offers a wide array of fun activities for the whole family! These include some of the following:
- table tennis
- A climbing wall
Parents will be delighted that it’s located in a truly picturesque part of Cornwall. The farm is close to the seaside village of Bude, which has idyllic beaches for sunbathing, bars and restaurants for socialising and many other sights to see in the surrounding area.
One of our favourite family resorts in Cornwall, The Valley offers indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and a games room! For the parents, there is a spa pool, a fitness suite, and a tennis and squash court. This is an awesome place to spend the day. It’s located right in the middle of Cornwall, so you can also spend time visiting local attractions like the Newquay Zoo or the famed Eden project.
The Valley also offers a bike hire service, so you can hop on, go for a ride and explore the wildlife. It’s situated on a peninsula, so you can spend days visiting Cornwall’s astounding sandy beaches.
Trecan farm is a pet-friendly family resort in that also offers a daily feed of their many farm animals! This is great fun for the kids – it happens at 10 am daily. There is plenty of grassed areas outside for children to play on. It’s great for parents to relax and enjoy whilst picnicking. Visit places like the Looe, Polperro, Fowey, the Eden Project, and the local beaches. Definitely, one of many fun family resorts in Cornwall to enjoy.
Head down the south coast and experience the Cornish Riviera which is littered with harbour villages and restaurants, so you’ll never run out of things to do.
Where To Stay
Tolroy Manor is a small holiday park which is a mile away from Hayle and its beautiful beaches. This property is situated in a quiet area of the park with a garden directly in front of the property. It also has parking only a few metres away and is a short walk to the Manor House shop. The property has 3 bedrooms so is perfect or a family.
Mill House is in a secluded valley, located within 7-acre grounds and is the ideal location to explore Cornwall because it is only 6 miles from the spectacular north coast beaches and 15 miles from truly unique and incredible fishing coves of the south coast.
Tregadjack Barn is a mystical, ‘upside-down’, detached, local Cornish stone holiday cottage which is beautifully furnished with antiques. It is in a private, peaceful setting which boasts 20 acres. Close by is the lovely little harbour of Porthleven which offers a host of brilliant restaurants and pubs, including Rick Stein’s restaurant as well as a crab shop owned by a locally and loved fishmonger. Speaking of fish, take fishing trips straight from the harbour with the whole family!
This place is just amazing. Perfect for the whole family. It’s also a dog-friendly home and has sea views and parking in the wonderful village of St Mawes. It is comfortable, homely, enjoyable and of great value. St. Mawes is an extraordinary seaside town that offers hundreds of exciting activities.
These are our favourite family resorts in Cornwall, but why not see if there’s something else you and your family might enjoy? View our listings sight here – there are so many properties to choose from!