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"It's so nice I want to live here." - Alistair Fraser, The Telegraph

More reasons why Cornwall

is ideal for babies and toddlers...

Toddler Activities in Cornwall

If you’ve got a little person (or a few little people) then you’ll be pleased to know that Cornwall is regularly voted the most family friendly holiday destination in the UK. With its world-class beaches, toddler friendly walks and huge variety of child friendly things to do, Cornwall is a toddler (and therefore parent) paradise.

Here are some of our favourite toddler friendly pastimes…

Make Sandcastles – There’s no greater pleasure, for a two year old, than carrying a bucket and spade down to a sandy beach and digging. It must be some sort of primitive natural urge to dig and build, but toddlers will be entertained for hours.

Explore the Woods – Located next to the beautiful Cardinham Woods, Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages are perfectly situated for exploring the local woodland. Stunning at all times of year, Cardinham Woods is a mixed woodland popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders. There are a number of waymarked trails to take you into the woods and help you and your little ones discover stunning viewpoints and intriguing history. There’s also a Café and outside play space to help you refuel after your exploration.

Go Rockpooling – The beaches in Cornwall are abundant with wildlife and Rockpooling with children helps you learn about local marine life whilst having loads of fun! One of Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages favourite Rockpooling beaches is Treyanron Bay, near Padstow. Head down at low tide and you’ll discover huge rock pools abundant with sea life.

Discover Bodmin Moor – An often overlooked toddler destination, Bodmin Moor is actually really great for little ones. With over 150 square miles of moorland, Bodmin Moor is a great place for running free. The landscape (both natural and manmade) is fascinating as such it retains not only a World Heritage Site status but an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Site of Special Scientific Interest. Whilst climbing to the top of Rough Tor or Brown Willy may be a little stretched for the smaller generation, you can still enjoy spectacular views from a number of viewpoints and explore ancient buildings, standing stones and medieval farms.

Visit an attraction – Attractions in Cornwall are not only plentiful but they’re also rather good. There’s plenty of attractions to choose from with everything from farm animals to theme parks and aquariums catered for. Most attractions in Cornwall offer a family ticket and many offer promotions including ‘Pay once and get free entry for the rest of the week’. Glynn Barton Holiday Cottages offers information on most local attractions and we’d be happy to help you find your perfect day out in Cornwall.