Our Concierge Recommends
Summer Family Days Out in Cornwall
We all take a little while to unwind when we arrive at our holiday destination, but the relaxed luxury of The Headland, set against the soothing sound of the sea, will guarantee to calm the busiest of minds. Once you’re settled in and eager to explore the surrounding area, there is an adventure waiting for you at every turn in our beautiful county. Here we list a few great days out for all the family as recommended by Head Concierge – Sarah Gaskin.
The Headland sits proudly above world famous surf spot Fistral Beach, but if you fancy going a little further afield in search of more golden sand, why not try another nearby beauty? Situated between West and East Pentire headlands, Crantock Beach is a wonderful place for families, with the River Gannel and a host of safe shallow pools in which to play in. There is also a food truck on the beach. Arrive early to ensure a car parking space ,this is a National trust car park so a fee will be payable.
Hire a bicycle at Wadebridge and cycle the very safe and flat Camel trail to either Padstow or Bodmin Jail. The Camel Trail provides access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. It is an 18-mile, largely traffic free, surfaced trail which showcases some of the finest views in the south west.
Leave from Newquay harbour for a two hour trip along the wonderful Cornish coastline, with the potential to see lots of marine life including dolphins, basking sharks, sunfish and more. Also watch seals in their natural environment at Seal Cove.
Explore the spectacular Cornish coastline where you will get to see amazing wildlife from Seals, Dolphins and a vast array of different bird species; you may even be lucky enough to spot a whale.
We will get you as close as possible without disturbing our wonderful wildlife and you will get a view of our coast that is not only breath taking, but one you will remember forever.
Surf Sanctuary is a surf school and hire shop for families, individuals and small groups it is located underneath the Hotel itself. Offering bespoke and group sessions in surfing, coasteering, stand-up paddle, snorkel tours and ocean confidence training. Dom Moore is the in-house surf instructor for coasteering, Stand-Up Paddling on the River Gannel or surfing and body boarding lessons.
Children’s adventure park offering pony and tractor rides, animal feeding, games and various play areas. There are trampolines, a wildlife trail, Cornish Life Museum, digger zone and much more, close to Newquay.
It is the only attraction in Cornwall which transports families on a nostalgic train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures – including more trains! Children will also enjoy boating on the lake, letting off steam in the outdoor spaces and enjoying some time in the multi-level soft play area.
This is a family attraction featuring animal petting areas, numerous rides and a 5D cinema, plus dining. A great day out for all ages.
All the above activities and attractions are within 30-minutes’ drive of The Headland, and some can be enjoy within a matter of steps!
Crantock Beach - Visit Cornwall
Camel Trail, Matt Jessop
Dairyland, Visit Cornwall