There are 2 things about Cornwall that are often forgotten when people consider holidaying here. Firstly it is very dog friendly and secondly it is very child friendly! As you travel down into the West Country, the pace of life slows and you can just relax. The pubs, restaurants and people are more chilled about the noise and mess that comes with both children and dogs – a more Continental view of life than a lot of the UK! Cornwall is the ideal place for a baby friendly holiday.
We welcome a lot of very new families here with babies having visited as young as just 4 weeks old! In memory of our first holidays post-baby, we have ensured that we help with the practicalities of those first trips. We can provide a cot, baby bath, changing mat and all curtains have blackout lining!
Then as real food and mobility hits, we have highchairs, stair gates, cupboard door locks, plug socket covers, plastic plates, little cutlery and both indoor and outdoor space to roam! Outside there are swings, sandpit, climbing frame. We can even supply some toys to reduce the volume of car space assigned to the smallest occupants! And if you are potty training….just let us know – we even have a little toddler loo seat.
As the kids get older, the woods are great to explore with a little play house and then the more rustic den. Walk down to the river to look for crabs under rocks, go for a paddle, find shells and driftwood galore. A tennis court to burn off more energy, fields to play hide ‘n seek. Cherries, pears and plums to pick in mid-summer if you can beat the birds to them, apples to pick in late summer, blackberries everywhere to stain clothes!
Wanting a child-free night out? We can recommend local baby-sitters who we have used and are experienced plus have their own children so understand the leap of faith needed to leave your own with someone.