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Fun activities to do as a family in Cornwall

Going to the beach is one of the Fun activities to do as a family in Cornwall

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When you are just starting out as a family, it can be a challenge to travel. However, there are many incredible places close to Britain’s major cities will allow you to get away with little trouble.

Cornwall is one of those places, as it is within a few hours drive from Greater London. With countless historic castles, incredible beaches, and plenty of kid-friendly attractions, it has been a favorite of many British families for generations.

If you are about to go on a family holiday in Cornwall, check out the post below so you can plan some fun activities to do as a family there.

1) Holywell Bay Fun Park

While there are many natural, historic and cultural attractions that can be successfully visited as a family in Cornwall, there are times when your kids will simply want a fun day out.

When that day comes, spending time at Holywell Bay Fun Park will allow them to have that day full of excitement.

Situated on a bluff above the scenic Cornwall coast, this amusement park has everything from bumper boats to a pitch-and-putt golf course.

2) Paradise Park

If you want to introduce your children to animals and birds that are not native to the United Kingdom, taking them to Paradise Park will give them that opportunity.

Home to the World Parrot Trust, which aims to preserve and promote all parrot species worldwide, visitors will have the opportunity to see multiple species of this bird, in addition to animals such as penguins, pandas, and otters.

There is also a 750-foot long narrow gauge railway, which is another entertaining attraction that will give your kids an engaging day out in Cornwall.

3) Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

If your kids are looking to channel their inner Harry Potter, the best place for them to do it is at the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle.

Containing items related to folk magic, Freemasonry, and Wicca, it is said to be the world’s largest collection of items related to the occult.

Held in high esteem by witches and warlocks in the British magic community, it is both a great place to learn about this culture and to let your imagination run wild.

4) Hang out at the beach

When it comes to getting away to the seashore, there are few places in England that can match the beauty and quality of Cornwall’s beaches.

From a family-friendly perspective, there are several beaches that are suitable for children. Praa Sands Beach is certainly one of the best, as the water is typically flat in the summer time. When there are swells, they are usually small enough to allow your older children to learn how to surf safely.

Kynance Cove is also another place that you should check out, as its incredible beauty will impress parents and kids alike.