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Days out in Cornwall and Devon

Great family activities in the South West


Parkdean Resorts by Parkdean Resorts on 10/06/2020
People coasteering with Newquay Activity Centre

Stunning coastline. Incredible activities. Unforgettable days out. There are so many things to do in Devon and Cornwall, the whole family will be spoilt for choice. Take a look at our top picks to make your stay in the South West spectacular.

Super SUP and Coasteering, Newquay

The team at the Newquay Activity Centre sure know how to give you a good time. They offer everything from toddler-friendly rock pool safaris, through to high-octane stand-up paddle boarding that will see the whole family riding along the Cornish coast.

It’s a day of family fun that will see you laughing, learning and splashing together. Check out their family surf lessons and Family Super SUP before heading off for an experience you’ll never forget.

Video courtesy of Newquay Activity Centre

Kayaking on the River Torridge, Appledore

Experience the rush of white water kayaking in Devon, as an expert guide from Skern Lodge takes you from Bideford to Appledore in the commute of your life. You’ll be kitted out in all the gear and taught everything you need to know for your adventure, ensuring adrenaline seekers of all ages end the day soaked and smiling.

Find Skern Lodge on the North Devon Coast, just 40 minutes from Ruda Holiday Park.

Image courtesy of Skern Lodge

Sculpture workshop, Wadebridge

For one of the best pottery class experiences in Cornwall, you’ll do well not to miss out on The Sculpture Workshop in Wadebridge. Your two-hour session will be led by a talented tutor, as they guide you through modelling a truly unique holiday momento. You could even try making one of your family members - just try to be kind.

Find The Sculpture Workshop just 10 minutes down the road from St Minver Holiday Park.

Family making clay sculptures

Image courtesy of The Sculpture Workshop

Sea Safari, Ilfracombe

The Ilfracombe Sea Safari takes you on the ultimate nautical adventure, with an action-packed 25 minute trip full of thrills, spills and plenty of smiles.

For families with kids under 6 (or just those who fancy a slower pace of life), you can choose from a whole range of gentle sea trips around the coast of Devon. You might even spot a seal or dolphin if you keep your eyes peeled.

Ilfracombe Sea Safari is only 20 minutes from Ruda Holiday Park.

Video sourced from Ilfracombe Sea Safari

Chocolate workshop, St Ives

Head to the Coco Kitchen and try your hand at making, and eating, your very own chocolate. Perfect for indulging your sweet tooth or crafting a delicious gift for someone else, their chocolate workshop will put your creativity and taste buds to the test as you work to make something spectacular.

Coco Kitchen is only 40 minutes from Lizard Point and Sea Acres.

Family making chocolates

Image courtesy of Coco Kitchen

Wet and wild activities, Parkdean Resorts

Want family fun on your doorstep? You’re in luck! All our Devon and Cornwall holiday parks come packed with plenty of excitement, from great swimming pool activities, kayaking and inflatable water parks through to on-park sports features, arcades and more.

Whether you'd prefer a holiday in Cornwall or a stay in Devon, each park comes with its own menu of fun!