Child Friendly Cornwall
Living in a place it is easy to become complacent and take what you have for granted. It is only having gone away up country recently that we realised just how child friendly Cornwall is and how you can pretty much go anyway and be welcomed with small people. St Austell itself has an array of child friendly cafes that provide activities and entertainment for free. Tengo Cafe on the main high street has just introduced ‘Tengo Tots’ with a large indoor play area, selection of toys and a good children’s menu. The Eden Cafe, also in St Austell not only has a lovely toy box and lots of highchairs but they also offer a number of free children’s activities that you can drop into such as Tots Rocks (this is brilliant), which is every Wednesday from 10am or Rhymetime every Tuesday from 3.30pm. Both great activities for a rainy day. Pentewan Sands Holiday Park, a short drive away has a large soft play area which you can use for free if you purchase a coffee.
Cornwall also boasts a large number of attractions that are great for all the family. For the younger ones why not take a ride on a train at Lappa Valley. The park has a number of small trains for your to ride on, a maze, canoeing, play area and lots to keep small people amused. The National Maritine Museum will entertain the whole family with lots of hands on exhibits and displays to engage everyone.
There are many great places to eat as a family here too. Our favourite is Lewinnick Lodge in Newquay as it offers great food, with stunning views and is very child friendly. For an upmarket experience visit the Bedrutham Wild Cafe. Set on the cliffs this child friendly hotel offers non guest a brilliant child friendly cafe. Great place to stop off at if you are enjoying the north coast. Sam’s in Fowey offers a lovely children’s menu with lots of things other than chips on the menu such as homemade lasagne.
If the selection of animals at Tregongeeves is not enough for you then why not venture out to Newquay Zoo. The small zoo is laid out well and has a good selection of animals. Newquay Aquarium is also worth a trip too. A real treat is a visit to The Monkey Sancturay in Looe. Located in beautiful grounds the sanctuary has a selection of rescure monkey.
Talking of animals everyone is well here at Tregongeeves. In fact Judith will be adding to her wide collection of animals over the festive period as she adds Dave – the one eyed guinea pig to her collection. He belongs to her grandaughter who is away over Christmas so she has kindly agreed to look after him – what’s one more to add to the collection!