We know we’ve spoken a lot about Cornwall recently and we promise to tone it down a bit, but I came across a “things to do in Cornwall” article in The Telegraph and I wanted to share a few fun activities with you!

I just came across a “things to do in Cornwall” article in The Telegraph and I wanted to share a few fun activities with you, which will go hand in hand with your family holidays Cornwall.


If you’re a fan of The Little Mermaid, you will love this – learning to swim like a mermaid! It’s every little girl’s dream come true! Newquay will be hosting Cornwall’s first mermaid course in May, where you will get the chance to glide underwater with a mermaid tail attached! Doesn’t that sound fun to you? It certainly does to us and it’s the first family holidays UK destination to host this course.

-If being Ariel for the day fails to amuse you then how about keeping the children entertained with a few folk stories about Cornwall? The Folk-Tails of South-East Cornwall will recapture the traditional folk stories, turning them into animated films including The Seaton Mermaid and the White Hare of Love.

-For the outdoors families, you must visit the ZestiFal between 25th July and 2nd August. You can enjoy various sporting activities with the kids including tennis, swimming, cricket, Pilates, roller-skating, cycling, judo, triathlons and the popular Cornish wrestling.

-But where to dine? How about enjoying gourmet food at Rick Stein’s restaurant Clay Quay on the harbour? Along with its pasties, Cornwall is also famous for delicious fish and seafood dishes. And at Rick Stein’s restaurant, you can tuck into his signature dishes including Singapore Chilli Crab, Chicken Sumac and Indonesian Seafood Curry. Delicious!

Family holidays in Cornwall are packed with hundreds of fun and exciting things to do, and this is definitely a must UK holiday destination to visit. If Cornwall doesn’t quite appeal to you or you’ve been before, then have a browse of other family holidays UK exclusive to Away with the Kids. Weekend family breaks don’t often get better than this!