Padstow is the perfect place to come with the family to make unforgettable memories.
Fresh air, glorious foods, loads of outside activities, and plenty of fun to be had makes Padstow the perfect choice for the all-round family holiday.
Coming to Padstow soon? You may want to know more about the top activities you can do with the kids.
Here are some of our favourites.
Enjoy the outdoor safely
At the time of writing this (early June 2020), we're in lockdown in the UK. We're coming out of lockdown but still have social distancing in place and most pubs and restaurants are opening up slowly.
Depending on when you read this, you may well need to follow the guidelines from the government. It'll be back to the way it was with some new normal in place soon, but for now we hope we don't need to tell you that Padstow – like other tourists' locations – needs everyone to respect the area and the people who are living or holidaying here.
There's acres of open spaces here so try to make sensible decisions in the early days about where you go. We're looking forward to visiting our favourite Padstow pubs, the best fish restaurants in town, or get down to Padstow harbour – yay!
Enjoy beautiful coastal walks
One thing's for sure, Padstow is good for your health. Getting fresh air and exercise is good for you and your family, and the kids will sleep well each night if you get them out and about down here, too.
We're blessed with some amazing walks and trails in Padstow and the surrounding area, and it's well known for being an active holiday destination as well as wine to wine and dine.
From Padstow to Wadebridge, the St Endoc Church Walk, and the chance to walk to seven Beaches in ONE day – Padstow has a wealth of options for you to keep the kids active and entertained. They'll love it.
Cycling days out
Most kids love cycling! Luckily for them, Padstow has a large range of cycling routes and you can hire a bike in Padstow really easily, too. The Camel Trail, which runs along a disused railway line, follows the course of the Camel Estuary. It provides views of Cornwall's most beautiful scenery and wildlife, and is a wonderful way to spend the day in the saddle.
The terrain is fairly easy to ride so if you're not a pro mountain biker, you'll be OK, and the kids will really enjoy exploring and cycling as you take in the scenery.
The surf in Padstow is well known and loved and the areas like Fistral Beach and Polzeath beach are right up there with places to surf if you're proficient on the board! Here are 10 of the best places to surf in and around Padstow.
Not an expert yet? Surfing is great fun to learn and the kids will love watching you fall off the surfboard! Why not plan to get some surfing lessons in while you're staying in Padstow? You'll find Harlyn are right up there with the best if surf lessons and you can book your sessions in on their website.
As they say on their website. "Cornwall is the perfect place to learn to surf and Harlyn Surf School has an enviable reputation for customer service, quality tuition and a great team".
A day on the beach
Of course, you can't come to Padstow without hitting the beach. We have so many beaches in and around Padstow that you might well struggle to visit them all!
We've listed our favourite beaches in and around Padstow on this blog before, so here are the top five things to do with the kids on the beach:
· Sandcastles – the classic beach activity and with such great sand, you just have to get your bucket and spade out in Padstow.
· Channelling dams on the beach – a real life science experiment away from the classroom. Channelling a dam in the sand and watching the sea wash around it is fun for everyone.
· Building sand cars – up for some creativity? Why not build a sand car? We love this photo of a sand car on Pinterest – try and build it when you come down here.
· Beach boules – balls games are great for the beach but the loss of a beach ball in the wind can be quite traumatic, so why not opt for a slightly heavier ball and play a game of boules on the hardened sand?
· Dog walks on the beach – bringing your four-legged friends? If you have older children then sending them for a walk will give you and your partner some peace, or you could join them on one of the many dog-friendly beaches in Padstow.
Padstow – fun for all the family, and great for kids
Padstow is a truly welcoming place and you'll be welcomed into most places and areas as a family and even with a dog. You children are unlikely to ever be bored down here so get a holiday booked in Padstow as soon as you can and discover all this and more for yourself.
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