Spending an afternoon at the coast is one of our favourite family past times. Andy proposed at Pentire, we had a beach themed wedding and the children absolutely love dipping their toes in the ocean. Well, actually neither of them seem content leaving it at that. They would completely immerse themselves given the chance!
Last week we decided to explore Bedruthan Steps in Cornwall and we chose the perfect day. The weather made us feel as though we were on holiday in a tropical country. The sun shone on us, the sea looked crystal clear and all that was missing was some palm trees blowing in the breeze.
We decided to visit Bedruthan Steps because we knew it wouldn’t be as busy as Mawgan Porth or Watergate Bay where the car parks were full. We know Cornwall quite well as Andy’s parents live there and we try to avoid the busy areas during the Summer holidays.
Bedruthan Steps is not popular with a lot of families who have young children as the steps are quite steep and it is not buggy friendly. With a sling it is easier to explore, however I made the mistake of taking a changing bag. Next time, I’ll definitely pack a rucksack!
I couldn’t get down to the beach on this occasion as my bag was quite heavy and not ideal for walking which was a real shame as the footage that Andy took of the beach was amazing. I don’t think we’ll get weather like that again soon either. Oh well.
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Cornwall is a perfect holiday destination for families with young children especially if, like me, you dread flying abroad with babies or toddlers. We head to the Cornish coast at least four times a year as Andy’s parents live in Newquay. Their home becomes our base for the week and we travel around depending on what events are happening at the time.
Mostly, we will take Sally, the family Labrador, for a long walk along the beach but we also like to do be tourists for a few days and visit the local attractions.
Visiting a lot of the attractions can get expensive, especially when you factor in entry fees, food and travel costs but some places are quite good value for money.
Some of my favourite places to explore with children are:
- Dairyland With a soft play area, animals and tractor rides it is ideal for little ones to burn energy whatever the weather (we tend to bring the rain with us to Cornwall!)
- Crantock Beach We park in the National Trust car park, pop Heath in the sling and let Annabelle have a paddle in the sea
- A lot of our activities involve walking and we enjoy walking around the Boating Lake in Newquay (pictured above) and enjoying a coffee or lunch at Lakeside Cafe. I’d highly recommend their food.
- Before we had children, Andy and I loved popping in to Truro to waste a few hours looking around the shops. I have bought numerous cross stitch projects from there (when I had all that free time!), explored the surf shops and enjoyed a spot of lunch. Now it isn’t so easy to navigate the streets with a buggy and keep Belle close by at the same time but it is still lovely to pop in and treat the children to a meal.
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