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Kids and Family Camping Fun – Where to go in Cornwall

The sun is shining (well, sometimes) and the school summer holidays are almost upon us and many of us Brits are holidaying in the UK this year.  If you’re planning a camping holiday in Cornwall, we’re taking a look at some of the places to visit for kids and family camping fun.  Cornwall has more than its fair share of campsites so there’s bound to be somewhere to suit everybody.  Whether you’re staying at the same place for the whole of your trip or touring around Cornwall, there are plenty of exciting places to go for a great day out that will make your holiday one to remember.

The Eden Project

This really is a must visit place – not only is it fun, but it’s educational too.  Great fun for all the family, the biomes are home to plants that have been collected from all around the world.  The Tropical Biome houses tropical plants such as fruiting banana trees, rubber trees, giant bamboos, while the Mediterranean Biome allows the cultivation of temperate and arid plants like olives, grape vines and a wonderful array of flowering plants.  With a fab collection of contemporary sculptures and outdoor gardens to enjoy, the Eden Project is a great day out for adults and kids alike.

The Minack Theatre

This world famous open air theatre was the brainchild of Rowena Cade and hosted its first production, The Tempest in 1932.  Every summer, the theatre stages a different play every week, usually performed by some of the great amateur theatrical groups in the UK.  If watching a play is not really your thing, then a daytime visit is still well worthwhile.   The Exhibition Centre is fascinating, the cliff top gardens boast a stunning array of exotic plants and the Minnick Café serves cream teas to die for.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary nestles near the village of Gweek on the Helford Estuary and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).  This is where to take the kids to see animal welfare in action – they will hear dramatic stories of animal rescues and meet some of these creatures, along with otters, penguins and more.  There’s an interactive rock pool where the kids can learn about sea life, hold a crab and touch a starfish (how cool is that).  Make sure you catch the feeding times for a really great experience that the kids will rave about all year.

Tintagel Castle

For a real fairytale adventure, make sure you visit Tintagel Castle on the windswept cliffs of North Cornwall, the 13thCentury stronghold of the Earls of Cornwall.  Believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur, Tintagel’s history

Tintagel Castle: part of ruined curtain wall

Tintagel Castle: part of ruined curtain wall (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

is shrouded in myths and legends.  One of the most dramatic castles in the British Isles, if you’re in Cornwall, then a visit to Tintagel really is a must.

Cornwall really does have something to interest everyone.  Quaint fishing villages, luscious cream teas, fabulous beaches and some of the best visitor attractions in the UK.  With great campsites in all parts of the county, a family camping holiday in Cornwall is a great British holiday treat to remember.

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