One of the many places in England that is full of natural beauty. On a sunny day, a day in Cornwall can feel like being on holiday abroad; with its sandy beaches, picturesque countryside and hard to pronounce place names. There’s something for everyone in Cornwall, except widespread and reliable phone signal.
The beach is place-to-be on dry day, even on a rainy day the beach is still a day out possibility as “You’ll get wet going in the sea anyway!”. If you’ve not been before and want to give sea activities a go, practically every beach (except for the really quiet ones) will have hire facilities. Surf boards can be hired for around £12 a day for those who don’t mind a bit of trial and error to get started. For those that want to be taught, surf lessons are often available from any place that hires boards, but these are a bit more costly (£30-40 for a single lesson, ranging from a few hours to half a day) so it’s best to do a bit of shopping around. Body boarding, an easier alternative, is enjoyed by the masses. Places to buy bodyboards are about as common as places to buy ice creams in Cornwall. Bodyboards can be picked up for about a tenner, and can be given away to another family on the beach at the end of your holiday so you don’t have to use precious car space when returning home.
For something different, a day out with the kids could involve a visit to Flambards, Holywell Bay or Camel Creek theme parks. Or for something even more different, Hidden Valley in Launceston. This place is amazing, under £40 for a family of 4, it is essentially follwing clues. There’s a kid focused trail and then there’s one that the adults can really get involved in, both are challenging and the puzzles require everyones input. As well as these, there’s a topsy-turvy masion that boggles the mind. This place really makes for a day out to remember.
A day out for the adults could be a visit to Healy’s Cyder farm where different cyders, wines, rums etc.. are available to taste and buy. A tour of the factory is also on offer. This place even caters for kids with tractor rides through the orchard and farm animals on site for the kids to pet and look at.
Slightly down the road, if the Callestick farm ice cream factory (there’s pigs in the car park). There’s a viewing platform so tourists can see the ice cream being made and a cafe that serves tea, cake and the ice cream made on sight.
As mentioned earlier, picturesque. Maybe not the right word, but Cornwall is very photogenic. An absolutely beautiful place and pt2 can be found here