Planning another staycation in Cornwall – our favourite place #AD

Planning another staycation in Cornwall

In collaboration with Hotels.com, but all views are my own

With the Summer holidays fast approaching our thoughts are once again with holidays and where to go, and for yet another year we are looking at staycations for our family breaks away, not that I wouldn’t love to take the kids abroad again but I don’t want to even chance it this year due to all the travel restrictions in place.

The kids have only been abroad once back in 2019 and while they would love to get on a plane again, they are more than happy to go anywhere as long as there is a beach and plenty of ice-cream, and I would feel more comfortable staying in the UK currently. Cornwall is our happy place, it’s where we have made so many fond family memories and where we always feel most at home. There are so many new places in Cornwall that we are yet to discover.

For me, family holidays are about having adventures and making memories so the lure of a kids club doesn’t appeal and while all-inclusive food and drink in a far off resort or villa sounds very appealing to me I know it wouldn’t to my children.  They love their food but THEY LOVE THEIR FOOD, food they are used to and eat often, cooked the way they like it.

Emmy wouldn’t join in with kids clubs and while Harry would be happy to join in he would prefer she was with him, and there would be no point taking advantage of these facilities if one child wouldn’t use them as it wouldn’t give us adults any time alone anyway – so why bother?

Of course, you can’t always guarantee the weather when holidaying in the UK but you learn to make the most of it.

Some days can be AMAZING – this was taken at Poldu Cove in Cornwall.

Poldhu Cove, Cornish Beach. Planning another staycation in Cornwall
Poldhu Cove

Every year we have taken the children to stay in our favourite UK location – Cornwall. This is somewhere we love to visit and we’ve been going yearly since before we had the children. Paul’s Dad is originally from Cornwall so we love to visit the family we have there and Paul loves to show the kids all the places he used to visit as a child on his family holidays.

The pace of life is just so much different in Cornwall than it is here, everything feels so much more relaxed and of course, all the fresh sea air always makes us sleep far better which of course is always an added bonus when the children lie in.

We try to fit in new trips and places to visit when we go to make each trip fun for everyone, on most of our visits we try to visit as many different beaches as possible – free fun for the kids which can be enjoyed in rain or shine.

Toasting marshmallows, cornish beach

The kids tried paddle boarding for the first time while on holiday in Cornwall, we go to Flambards which is a kids theme park which they just love – and when you purchase tickets you can use them for 2 days, returning for free a second time as long as it is within 7 days. We visited the Cornish Seal Sanctuary on another visit and the kids even tried their hand at jousting while visiting Pendennis Castle.

We also had a fantastic stay in Cornwall when Emmy was around 18 months old staying on a working farm Coombemill.

Paddle boards on the cornish beach
First try with the paddle board

Another fantastic family holiday we had in Cornwall was staying at The Headland Hotel, this hotel was used to film Emmy’s favourite film – The Witches, and while we really enjoyed staying in the Hotel itself, the best part of our stay was when we moved over to self-catering cottages on the grounds – Those are really worth looking at if you are planning a staycation.

One place we haven’t yet taken the children to visit is The Eden Project – I am sure they would absolutely love this and I would love to revisit myself.

Do you have a favourite UK holiday destination?

 

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