Looking for a holiday your little ones won’t forget in the sunny South West? Cornwall has some of the top holiday parks in the UK, and you’re sure to find one your kids will love in our list.
With it’s stunning weather, wealth of beaches and exciting sites to explore, there’s plenty to do as a family so that the kids are entertained and you can still enjoy a relaxing break. We know how important leisure facilities and family entertainment are and we’ve made sure to select the very best. From play areas to sports courts to surfing lessons, we’ve got you covered.
Trust us, pick one of these holiday parks and they’ll be begging to go back!
- Haven Riviere Sands
- Parkdean Resorts White Acres
- Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach
- Haven Perran Sands
- Parkdean Resorts Sea Acres
- Parkdean Resorts St Minver
- Parkdean Resorts Newquay
- Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay
- Parkdean Resorts Lizard Point
1. Haven Riviere Sands
Location: Hayle, Cornwall
Best for: Visiting St Ives
Cornwall is absolutely full of picturesque fishing villages, and St Ives is no exception. This cliff top holiday park is ideally located to visit the town, and has beautiful views across the bay.
Kids will absolutely love the great onsite activities – if your children have always fancied themselves as mini surfers, why not treat them to surfing or paddle boarding lessons at the park? Or maybe you’ve got a budding Attenborough in your family? No Cornwall holiday would be complete without miles of sandy beach but on these nearby shores you’ll be able to spot seals and dolphins!
Thrill-seekers, we haven’t forgotten about you – just a short drive away is Flambards Theme Park, a great day out for children and rides for everyone.
Facilities: This holiday park is full of family friendly onsite facilities, you won’t know where to start! Kids can explore in a fantastic adventure playground and outdoor play area, and be sure to stay out of the splash zone in one of the park’s two swimming pools. You’ll have the choice of an indoor swimming pool and an outdoor heated pool, perfect for family fun. No holiday would be complete without some friendly competition, so test your skills on the crazy golf course or pool table. There’s even day and evening entertainment at this holiday park to round off your perfect trip – the kids will be thanking you for the best holiday ever.
2. Parkdean Resorts White Acres
Location: Nr Newquay, Cornwall
Best for: Fishing in the lakes
Angling for a peaceful family getaway? This holiday park can be found in the rolling countryside of Cornwall among 13 fishing lakes, the perfect location for adventures spent exploring world-famous beaches and bonding as you cast off at the lakes.
Just 5 miles from the holiday park you’ll find Newquay, ideal for gorgeous family beach walks and perfect for any surfing fans. Put your surfing skills to the test or spend the whole day adventuring along the coast with stunning Holywell Bay and other sandy beaches just a short walk away.
Kids will have a brilliant time at Dairyland Farm World and the Screech Owl Sanctuary nearby, a must for any animal lovers in the family.
Facilities: Whether you choose a luxury holiday home or go for a classic caravan, you won’t be disappointed with your accommodation at this friendly holiday park. With a kids club, indoor soft play area, adventure playground and an amusement arcade, your little ones will be entertained all day. Splash about on inflatable kayaks at the indoor swimming pool or enjoy the spa facilities for a relaxing break. You can even have a day out exploring the park Wildlife Nature Trail and later challenge each other to a mini tournament on the golf course. Whatever you want at this holiday park, friendly White Acres will provide the catch of the day!
3. Parkdean Resorts Crantock Beach
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Best for: Visiting Newquay
If it’s adventures galore or serene sights you’re after, get the best of both worlds at this charming family friendly holiday park. Crantock Beach boasts miles of sandy beaches and some of Cornwall’s best attractions. You might enjoy a cream tea at Crantock Village where you’ll find quaint tea rooms and unique gift shops or let the kids run wild down the coast at Fistral or Lusty Glaze beach.
With Newquay just 4 miles away from the park, your holiday won’t be short on activities – don’t forget to visit Newquay Zoo and the magical Blue Reef Aquarium before winding down with a walk along one of the 11 surrounding beaches just minutes away.
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Facilities: A great holiday park for families, you’ll find a broad range of facilities onsite. Who needs a swimming pool when you have the beach just a 10 minute walk away? Let the kids make friends for life at the park kids club or have a blast finding out who’s champion of crazy golf! Maybe it’s the amusement arcade that takes your fancy, or you finish off the day with some al fresco dining in the Cornwall sun. With a range of holiday homes on offer, you can even bring your furry favorite along to stay in a dog friendly caravan. Whatever you want to do, you’ll find it at this friendly holiday park.
4. Haven Perran Sands
Location: Perranporth, Cornwall
Best for: Stunning beaches and the Lappa Valley Railway
This clifftop park means you’ll start your holiday with awe-inspiring views of the sand-dunes and the sea, perfect for the mini nature lovers in your family. With plenty to do, don’t waste time running down to the beach for some surfing lessons or making the sandcastle of dreams before enjoying a Cornish cream tea at the Surf Bay Cafe.
There are loads of local Cornwall attractions to visit near this friendly holiday park – why not take the kids exploring down the coastal path to Perranporth or head to Porthminster Beach and see who can spot Godrevy Lighthouse first. You’ll find yourself right on track with a ride on one of Lappa Valley’s 3 miniature steam railways, a holiday trip that’s not to be missed.
For a real treat the kids won’t forget, stay in one of the park’s yurts or safari tents, or enjoy a classic caravan stay. You can’t go wrong with a sandy beach and the sound of the sea nearby!
Facilities: The kids really will be spoilt for choice at this holiday park. With the option of a heated indoor swimming pool with a flume, outdoor pool, watersports activities, lazy river and surf and paddle lessons, it’s heaven for any water lovers. With six outdoor play areas, a climbing wall, bungee trampolines and go karting, the kids will be begging you not to leave. There’s an indoor Sports Drome for those all important table tennis contests and park entertainment day or night for some family friendly fun. Say hello to a star holiday!
5. Parkdean Resorts Sea Acres
Location: Nr. Helston, Cornwall
Best for: Onsite PADI scuba diving
Looking for an adventure that really packs a punch? This friendly holiday park has it all. With a wild meadow trail and the nearby Kennack Sands beach, kids can spend the whole day exploring outside. A little further afield you’ll find the Cornish Seal Sanctuary for a day the kids won’t stop talking about! And that’s not all… at this holiday park there’s even a 5-star PADI scuba diving centre so the whole family can do something they’ll never forget.
Lying on the south coast in a beautiful cliff top location, not only will you wake up to some pretty special sea views at this park, but you can spend the morning taking a family stroll along the coves and rock pools of the Lizard Peninsula.
Facilities: There’s no end to the family entertainment at this seaside resort with a whole host of exciting leisure facilities. Let yourself relax as the kids play in the park adventure playground or splash around together in the heated indoor swimming pool, complete with inflatables! After the fun of seeing the sites, finish a fantastic day with a meal on the outdoor patio and have a ball at the Family Club House. With a mix of luxury holiday homes, caravans and lodges to choose from, you’ll be sure to have the perfect stay at this friendly holiday park.
6. Parkdean Resorts St Minver
Location: Wadebridge, Cornwall
Best for: A countryside experience and visiting Polzeath Beach
One of the best holiday parks for a totally unique setting, this is a holiday in Cornwall like no other as you’ll find it amongst the trees within the grounds of an old manor house. The kids will think they’ve landed in a fairytale in this charming woodland scene! Get adventuring straight away on the nature trail, or be enchanted by a woodland walk which leads to friendly St Minver village.
There’s not just one but three nearby beaches to choose from: Polzeath, Rock and Daymer Bay. If that’s not enough to hook you in, when you’ve finished building sandcastles, you’re only a 10 minute drive from fishing fun at Port Isaac and Padstow.
Facilities: Boasting a huge list of onsite facilities, you’re sure to find something for everyone at this holiday park. The kids can go wild at the adventure playground, kids clubs or challenge each other to a friendly game of crazy golf or a football tournament on the multi-sports court. Have some ‘you’ time in the sauna before taking the plunge in the indoor heated swimming pool and there’s even a shallow indoor pool for tiny tots. Make holiday memories in the park family picnic area and wrap up in the evening with a delicious meal at the onsite restaurant before relaxing in your classic caravan or idyllic lodge.
7. Parkdean Resorts Newquay
Location: Newquay, Cornwall
Best for: Visiting all 11 nearby beaches and onsite outdoor pools
Holidays in Cornwall are known for their glorious golden sands and if you’re a family of beach lovers, this is one of the best holiday parks around. Perfect for the summer months with 11 nearby beaches to explore – including Watergate Bay, Fistral and Lusty Glaze – there’s endless fun to be had. Of course, no seaside holiday would be complete without surfing and you can have lessons at one of Newquay’s many surf schools, including at the legendary Fistral Beach.
Get off to a flying start with a visit to The Cornwall Aviation Museum or if you’re a wildlife fan, there’s a whole host of options for you: take a trip to the Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay Zoo or Dairyland Farm World!
Facilities: Water babies and adrenaline seekers get ready because this holiday park has not one but three heated outdoor swimming pools and a 200ft water slide. The kids won’t want to be anywhere else! Put your golfing skills to the test with the 9-hole pitch ‘n’ putt and even participate in archery sessions. There are loads of activities for children – kids clubs provide friendly entertainment or go kids vs parents in the Amusement Arcade! End the day on a high at the park restaurant before unwinding in your holiday home, you’ll feel like kings and queens.
8. Parkdean Resorts Holywell Bay
Location: Nr Newquay, Cornwall
Best for: Visiting the Eden Project
Residing in the picturesque Ellenglaze Valley, you’ll find this holiday park amongst the sand dunes just waiting for you to have a holiday to remember. If it’s beachy walks you’re after, you’ll have a stunning sandy beach on your doorstep and be round the corner from Perranporth Beach. Your little ones will be calling themselves pros with onsite surfing lessons from the Cornwall Surf Academy!
No holiday in Cornwall would be complete without a trip to the Eden Project. Just a short drive away from the park you’ll find the stunning biomes where you can walk through an indoor rainforest or smell the amazing aromas of the Meditteranean biome. Educational and exciting, this is a must-see for the whole family.
Facilities: Ready to get your splash on? Kids will have the time of their lives whizzing down the 300ft long water slide and playing in the heated outdoor swimming pool or outdoor toddler’s swimming pool. This holiday park has an all weather multi-sports court, so you can play that game of tennis or football even if the weather takes a turn.There’s even a wildlife nature trail for any keen explorers and an indoor soft play area and adventure playground. For bookworms, hunker down with a good book from the friendly little lending library and to top it all off, tuck into some great food from the onsite restaurant. With so much to do, this is one of the top holiday parks in Cornwall.
9. Parkdean Resorts Lizard Point
Location: Lizard Peninsula, Cornwall
Best for: Activities Programme and visiting St Michael’s Mount
You’ll find this delightful holiday park in the beautiful Cornish Countryside in the Lizard peninsula, Britain’s most southerly point! One for the tiny explorers in your family, you’ll find this park near Kynance Cove, a wonder of white sands, and Lizard Lighthouse – see who can get to the top fastest for some amazing views.
We know holiday parks in Cornwall come with some great places to discover, but perhaps best of all is St Michael’s Mount, a site complete with a medieval castle and surrounded by the ocean. Visit at low tide via the causeway or by boat and climb to the very top of it’s turrets for the greatest views around.
Facilities: Activities for children really are endless in this delightful holiday park. It’s just had a huge revamp of it’s activities programme and there’s so much to do, you won’t know where to start. A tee-rrific new crazy golf course is just waiting for you to make your mark and for any mini artists there’s the Arts and Crafts Den. Go for a swim in the indoor pool or outdoor heated pool or take a swing on the high ropes course! Be the sports star of your holiday on the multi-sports court where you can challenge each other to a game on the football pitch. This park offers a range of caravans and lodges to choose from for your star stay, you won’t be disappointed.
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