If you get the impression that Newquay is only for surfers and beachgoers, you are wrong! This can also be the ultimate destination for you and your family; even those with toddlers and small kids will surely have fun. Here are some of the attractions that are perfect for those traveling with little ones:
Holywell Bay Fun Park
Without going so far away from the beach, you can go for a great day out with the kids in this free entry and parking attraction. With its pay as you play option, you do not need to pay unnecessarily high entrance fees and instead, choose which rides you would actually want to try out. From Bumper Boats to the Thunder Racing Arena, the F1 Go-Karts and even a Toddler Area, your kids will not want to leave this place. You can also buy an all-day wristband and just try everything out too.
Camel Creek Adventure Park
This huge 111-acre park in the countryside of Cornwall is the perfect place for families, with options for rides, animal encounters or simply to enjoy the giant play areas. Rain or shine, they offer activities that can entertain you and your kids the whole day!
Pizza Express or The Stable
Newquay is a family-friendly town and this extends to its cafes and restaurants which cater for couples with children. Some of the most popular family restaurants in Newquay for people on holiday are Pizza Express, downstairs at Rocklands Newquay, and The Stable pizza restaurant, overlooking Fistral Beach.
This is an animal-lover paradise, where kids can take rides on ponies, milk cows and feed other animals. There is also a nature trail, and a huge indoor play center aptly called The Bull Pen. Tractor rides and the milking parlor, as well as the museum, give guests young and old a view of the life in a Cornish farm throughout the years. This is also a perfect place for a childrens birthday party and parents will love the delicious delicacies offered at their own kitchen café.
Zoos are classic favorites of kids, but Cornwalls biggest zoo offers its little guests over 130 species of wildlife, from penguins enjoying their pool, to crawling insects in the tropical house, even the elegant big cats being fed. Kids are also taught about conservation, and have a chance to be up close and personal with some of the animals. Activity trails and play areas round up what this park has to offer. But one of the highlights include the African Savanna, where wildebeests, antelopes, waterbucks and even wonderful zebras can be seen roaming around their enclosure. Not only that, it is interesting to know that the Newquay Zoo is the first attraction awarded by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) a gold accreditation, which is given to those who are water and energy efficient, as well as effective in reducing their waste and supporting local suppliers.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Visitors can enjoy the life found underwater without having to get into the water. This aquarium offers more than 40 displays that feature the sights and sounds of the sea. Kids can watch feedings and join workshops and talks that educate them as well. Sea-life on display includes seahorses, octopi, jellyfishes and even piranhas!
In fact, better make sure you plan a few days for you and your family as there are definitely lots to see and experience in Newquay!
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