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Discover Cornwall from Tehidy…

Discover holidays in Cornwall and you will uncover a region blessed with stunning natural beauty and breathtaking scenery. From the rugged landscape of Bodmin Moor in the north to the golden sandy beaches of Newquay and Perranporth along the coast. And with the picturesque city of Truro and the idyllic fishing villages on the Lizard peninsula to the south, there is so much to see and do…

Walking holidays are a great way to see Cornwall’s outstanding natural beauty in all its glory. Lace up those boots and put your best foot forward as you take on challenging coastal footpaths, stroll through wooded valleys or tackle rugged moorland peaks!

  • Portreath to Tehidy Country Park

    A circular walk along the rugged North Cliffs hiding smuggler’s coves such as Ralph’s Cupboard, to the sandy beach and historic mining port of Portreath, returning by the bluebell woodland of Illogan and Tehidy Country Park.

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  • Porthcurno to Gwenapp Head

    A circular walk from Porthcurno passing the Minack Theatre, St Leven’s Holy Well, Porthchapel and Porthgwarra beaches to Gwennap Head where the English Channel meets the Atlantic Ocean. Here the Runnelstone Reef has claimed many ships.

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  • Tehidy Country Park to Deadman's Head

    A circular walk through the wildlife reserve and bluebell wood of Tehidy Country Park to Deadman’s Cove and the North Cliffs where many ships were wrecked before Godrevy Lighthouse was built.

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  • Deadman's Cover to Red River Valley

    A circular walk along a coast of shipwrecks and smugglers from Deadman’s Cove to Hell’s Mouth, past the North Cliffs and returning via the nature reserve along the Red River Valley.

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Cornwall is famed for its dramatic coastline, with dozens of world class beaches just waiting to be explored! From quiet, hidden coves to surfing meccas, there is a beach somewhere in Cornwall that's right for you and your family. There are simply so many to choose from and we've picked out just a few of the best that are only a short distance from our holiday park.

  • Porthtowan

    Approximately 3 miles away, Porthtowan is another family and surfer’s favourite. The Blue Bar has great views over the sands and car parking is easy. It is a great spot to try out the bodyboard and you can be safe in the knowledge that the RNLI lifeguards will be keeping a careful watch on you and your family. It is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is a Blue Flag award winning beach. It is one of Cornwall’s most popular surfing beaches and is backed by large sand dunes and dramatic cliffs.

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  • Chapel Porth

    Just beyond Porthtowan is the stunning National Trust beach of Chapel Porth. It has limited parking, but does have a cafe – and keep a look out for the fisherman’s cottage at the top of the valley. Fresh crab or lobster make a great way to end the day. RNLI Lifeguards are also on duty here in the summer months and the beach won a Marine Conservation Society award in 2014 for the excellent water quality. Dogs are welcome on the beach outside the summer season of between Easter Sunday and September 30th.

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  • Godrevy to Hayle Towans

    Discover a huge expanse of golden sandy beach between Godrevy and Hayle Towans at low tide. This stunning stretch of sand is perfect for blowing away the cobwebs on a wind day, or is great for a leisurely stroll on a summer’s evening. There’s large areas of rockpools for kids and adults alike to explore and lifeguard cover is provided from Easter until October half term. It’s also popular for surfers and windsurfers and is dog friendly, with pooches allowed on the beach except between 1st May and 30th September (8am-7pm).

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  • The Lizard

    Visit The Lizard – the most southerly point in the the UK with its beautiful beaches and picture postcard fishing villages on this spectacular peninsular. As you head south along this narrow strip of land the scenery changes. The landscape is more rugged, the region more sparsely populated and the waters even more turquoise. Along the coast you’ll find idyllic fishing villages and restaurants serving the finest in freshly caught fish. This area has to be on any ‘to do’ list for holidays in Cornwall.

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From surfing and kayaking to coasteering and canoeing, you can enjoy just about every conceivable holiday activity in Cornwall! Our park is handily located in mid-Cornwall, so you can easily enjoy all those activities.

  • Coasteering

    Explore the rugged coastline of North Cornwall with Cornish Rock Tors on one of their action packed guided coasteering sessions. You'll travel along an otherwise inaccessible stretch of the Cornish coast, swimming into rocky coves and through exhilarating whitewater features, adventuring into caves, and of course leaping from their favourite jump spots.

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  • Learn to surf

    If you love Cornwall and love the water then you simply have to give surfing a go. Luckily, there's loads of places nearby where you can learn all the basics, so you'll be on a board and in the water in next to no time!

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  • AK Wildlife Cruises

    AK Wildlife Cruises offer bespoke specialist wildlife trips daily throughout the year that cater for small groups (maximum 8 people). These wonderful excursions are firstly based around fun, excitement and pure adventure but are also educational in their make up. They explore this beautiful area searching for all its hidden secrets and stunning marine wildlife.

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  • BF Advenutres

    Outdoor activity centre and charity, BF Adventure, based just outside Falmouth, offers a wide range of exciting and inspiring outdoor activities whatever the weather. Activities include archery, abseiling, climbing, bush craft, canoeing, kayaking and zip.

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  • Sailing

    Cornwall is a mecca for sailors. Why not live the high-life and charter a sleek yacht to cruise to the idyllic Isles of Scilly or explore smugglers' coves and the sheltered waterways of the Carrick Roads? Sail a catamaran from the dock where Dame Ellen MacArthur completed her epic round-the-world record breaker or learn the ropes on a sailing dinghy.

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Cornwall has plenty to keep you entertained, including a huge selection of top attractions, from Flambards Theme Park to the iconic cliff-top Minack Theatre. Located in central Cornwall, our park is perfectly placed for you to enjoy all of these fantastic family attractions...

  • Geevor Tin Mine

    The largest preserved mining site in the country, Geevor Tin Mine is a major part of the Cornish Mining World Heritage site. Explore the Hard Rock museum, Enter the Dry and experience the atmosphere of the change room almost as it was left when the mine closed in 1990, walk down through the processing plant and arrive on the tin floor as you are taken through ancient workings discovered underneath the surface. There’s also a souvenir shop and cafe to visit.

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  • National Seal Sanctuary

    Set in 40 acres of Cornish countryside, the Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, near Helston, is the only full operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. The centre plays a vital role in caring for injured seal pups or those that have been abandoned on the Cornish coast. Through its rehabilitation programmes, the seals, where possible, are nursed back to health before being release back into the wild. Meet the the seal pups and watch them at feeding time!

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  • St Michael's Mount

    Arguably one of Cornwall’s most iconic landmarks, St Michael’s Mount is a must for holidays in Cornwall. Take a stroll along the causeway at low tide or jump in a boat for a short trip across the water at high tide – either way it’s well worth a visit. Marvel at this Medieval island castle as you explore the pathways and gardens.

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  • Eden Project

    Arguably one of the most renowned attractions in the UK, the Eden Project is extremely popular and rightly so. Wander around the magnificent biomes and step into a different world. With the Mediterranean and Rainforest Biomes you will be transported into a tropical paradise, with exotic plants and displays all around. The Eden Project is a great family destination and is also a regular venue for music concerts and ice-skating at various time throughout the year. Holidays in Cornwall are not complete without a visit to Eden.

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  • Poldark Mine

    Step into an underground world and visit the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours. Poldark Mine is regarded as one of the most important locations in the history of Cornish mining. So amazing is the mine that one former chairman of English Heritage described it as “one of the two most atmospheric mines in Europe”. The mine is only a short drive from Tehidy, at Wendron, near Helston.

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  • Land's End

    Take a trip to the legendary destination that is Land’s End. But you’ll find more here than just that famous sign post… A short walk from the visitor centre are designated pathways where you can take in some truly spectacular views from Cornwall’s most westerly point. For the kids there’s also the Shaun The Sheep Experience, brand new 4D cinema and Arthur’s Quest – an interactive world of discovery!

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  • Chycauster

    A visit to Chysauster is a step back into the time of Cornwall in the Iron Age. This settlement was originally occupied more than 2,000 years ago and is one of the finest examples in the country. The village was made up of stone-walled homesteads known as ‘courtyard houses’ found only on the Land’s End peninsula and the Isles of Scilly. Here you can explore the rugged surroundings and village streets and the enigmatic ‘fogu’ underground passage.

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  • Roskilly's Ice Cream

    If you’d like to see how real Cornish Ice cream from an organic farm is made (and try a little some for yourself…) then a visit to Roskilly’s is a must. This working organic farm is based on the southern tip of Cornwall and has been running for over 60 years. Visit the ice-cream parlour, explore the farm trails or enjoy some tasty items from the restaurant. There’s also a shop on site where you can purchase a range of organic Cornish goods, including marmalades, jams and chutneys. All in all, this is a great family day out. We also stock this great-tasting ice-cream at our holiday park!

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  • Flambards Theme Park

    If your kids are the thrill-seeking rollercoaster-riding all-action type (and perhaps the parents are too) then Flambards Theme Park near Helston is a must. This popular visitor attraction pulls in the crowds during the summer months, and rightly so. There’s a wide selection of rides, from the Hornet rollercoaster to the Log Flume to take a ride on, as well as family fun rides such as the Pirate Ship and Carousel. Flambards also has some great indoor attraction, for when the weather isn’t kind and plenty of on-site refreshments.

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  • Minack Theatre

    Experience a theatre production in a truly unique setting. The Minack Theatre is Cornwall’s world famous open air theatre, perched high on cliffs above the Atlantic Ocean. There is a wide programme of drama, musicals and operas every summer, along with music, comedy and story-telling. A visit to see a play at the Minack will live long in the memory. And to make the most of your visit to the far west of Cornwall, why not combine a day out to this wonderful theatre with a visit to the local beach, just below the theatre. You won’t be disappointed.

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  • National Maritime Museum

    If you’re planning a trip to Falmouth the a visit to the National Maritime Museum should definitely be on your list. The museum is jam packed full of information, displays and exhibits to keep adults and children entertained for hours. Youngsters in your party can also take part in the regular activities and workshops that are held at the museum. You can even go on fishing trips from the quay nearby, information on which you can find in our Cornwall holiday park reception.

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  • Pendennis Castle

    Visit Pendennis Castle in Falmouth and explore one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal fortresses which has defended Cornwall against foreign invasion since Tudor times. Discover how the castle has evolved and the role is played during the First World War. Take a tour of Pendennis Castle, explore the Discovery Centre, climb the stone staircase of the Castle Keep, cosy up in the tea room with stunning views out to sea or choose from a selection gifts in our shop.

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  • Lappa Valley Steam Railway

    Lappa Valley Steam Railway near Newquay is a miniature steam railway that the kids will simply love! It’s all aboard for a mini adventure on the railway as you travel through the Cornish countryside. But it’s not all about trains here as visitors can also enjoy paddle boats, canoes, crazy golf, a maze, woodland walks and a play area. There’s even a gift shop, tea room and restaurant. A great family day out!

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  • Newquay Zoo

    Get closer to some of the world’s most exotic animals at Newquay Zoo! There are over 130 species at Newquay Zoo, from creepy crawlies to big cats! The site is mainly level and is 80% accessible via pushchair and wheelchair. The zoo also hosts keeper talks, animal encounters and children’s activities, including face painting. Newquay Zoo is also the only place in Cornwall where you can come face to face with a pride of lions! The zoo is a great family day out for the whole family. Group discounts are available – please telephone the Zoo in advance to discuss your group needs and make your booking.

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  • Blue Reef Aquarium

    A hugely popular attraction, Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is well worth a visit, whatever the weather. The kids will love seeing all the amazing marine species on show, with aqua displays of exotic reefs and tropical creatures as well as displays of local seawater fish that can be found in Cornish waters. You will come face to face with giant lobsters, sharks and reef fish. Open daily from 10am.

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  • Lanhydrock

    This grand Victorian country house and estate is well worth a visit. Located near Bodmin, Lanhydrock House is owned by the National Trust and is one of their most popular estates in Cornwall, attracting thousands of visitors each year. Here you can take a closer look inside the lavish and elegant rooms of this period property, or walk around the immaculate gardens, through woodlands or along rivers.

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  • Trebah Gardens

    Discover a sub-tropical paradise at Trebah Gardens. Just a short drive from our Cornwall holiday park, Trebah is well worth a visit. Enjoy a leisurely stroll around these magnificent gardens, which boast 4 miles of footpaths. With adventure play areas and children’s trails, there’s something for adults and children alike. There’s also a shop where you can purchase some of the plants on display in the gardens as well as Cornish gifts. And why not relax in the lovely cafe with a cup of coffee and slice of cake…

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  • Lost Gardens of Heligan

    Explore some 200 acres of magnificent gardens at Heligan - a must for the horticulturalists among you. 25 years ago, Heligan’s gardens were lost and unknown. It was only a chance discovery of the ruins that led to their renovation. After an extensive period of refurbishment, the Lost Gardens of Heligan has been restored to its former glory and is now regarded as one of the finest visitor attractions in Cornwall.

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Away from the beaches and the attractions Cornwall is also blessed with an abundance of 'must-visit' destinations. From charming fishing villages and picture-postcard locations to vibrant resorts and ancient settlements, there's dozens of places where you can while away a few hours or spend the day...

  • Newquay

    Newquay, one of the nation's favourite seaside towns, exudes the laid back atmosphere you would expect from a town perched on Cornwall's Atlantic cliffs and bordered by 7 miles of glorious golden sandy beaches, including the iconic Fistral Beach.

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  • Truro

    Truro, the UK’s most Southerly city is a vibrant centre of shopping, culture and impressive architecture right in the heart of Cornwall. Centre stage is Truro Cathedral with its impressive gothic towers dominating the skyline. In its shadow, a warren of compact streets are home to an impressive array of independent traders. From boutiques to bookshops and designer interiors to delicatessens, this great little city offers a unique shopping experience.

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  • St Ives

    A busy but largely unspoilt town and harbour, St Ives makes for a great day out with ice creams, pasties, beaches, shops, the Tate St Ives gallery and Barbara Hepworth Gardens. It has something for everyone. It is regarded as the arts centre of West Cornwall with its many galleries and craft shops and businesses. St Ives really is a place you can visit again and again. Beat the traffic and take the Park and ride in from St Erth. The train runs behind the beaches with wonderful views.

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  • St Mawes & The Roseland

    St Mawes is the largest population centre on the beautiful Roseland Peninsula. The best – and easiest – way to visit St Mawes is via the King Harry Ferry, which connects the peninsula with Feock and Truro. St Mawes itself is a pretty town on the tip of this region, with top class bars and restaurants at every turn. Here you can enjoy a great meal while looking out across the bay as the waves roll in. What better way to spend an evening?

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  • Bodmin Moor

    First farmed over 4,000 years ago by bronze age settlers, Bodmin Moor is of one the last great unspoilt areas in the South West and much of its prehistoric and medieval past remains untouched by the passing of the centuries. Bodmin Moor is vast expanse of grassland and heather and retains sense of remoteness and wilderness, despite being cut in two by the A30. It is a fantastic place for walkers to test their sense of adventure with the peaks of Brown Willy and Rough Tor to explore as well as the beauty of Colliford and Siblyback Lakes.

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  • St Agnes

    St Agnes, just a short drive up the North Cornwall coast from our holiday park, is well worth a visit. This pretty little village is tucked into an unspoilt spot on the coast and sits in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a World Heritage Site. It is packed with independent shops and businesses and benefits from a great range of pubs and restaurants. From here you can also enjoy surfing and kayaking.

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  • Mousehole

    This picturesque Cornish fishing village of Mousehole was made famous by the story and animated film ‘The Mousehole Cat. It has retained all its original character and charm and its pretty harbour is surrounded by narrow streets and houses which create a stunning location. Here you can visit the many galleries, shops and cafes and it is also just a short drive from other attractions including St Michael’s Mount, Geevor Tin Mine and Paradise Park.

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