We are almost half-way through the summer holidays, which means September and October are just around the corner.
If you don’t have school age children, the autumn months are a perfect time to take a holiday with babies and toddlers. With lower prices, and with Cornwall being less hectic, it is a good time to take that trip with your little one or ones!
What’s on Park for Babies and Toddlers
Hendra is a perfect place for parents with tots and babies to unwind: well as much as you can with a little person in tow!
We have an under 5s play area at the park, perfect for younger children, with swings, a slide, climbing area and more.
Indoors there’s Henry’s Playloft, where parents can sit down while your tot plays safely with our designated area for under 2s. There’s lots of soft and safe fun for babies and toddlers to tumble and stumble, as well as a number of toys on the wall to play with and to keep little hands busy.
The Oasis Indoor Fun Pool is well equipped for families with littles, with family changing areas, and a warmer baby and toddler pool with a squirty crab and wheel.
The Hendra Land Train goes around the park each morning at 9am, with our resident hippos on board, Henry and Henrietta.
Our home-from-home holiday home caravans mean that you have use of all those essentials that you need for younger children, such as a microwave, kettle, and space in the twin room to accommodate a travel cot.
Entertainment for smaller children is on first in the evening, and we have our new for 2024 spacious and relaxed Terrace Bar and Restaurant with Kids’ menu, and highchairs available. There is also an onsite shop which has baby food and formula, if required.
Beaches in Newquay
Our favourite beaches are Fistral, Towan, Great Western, the Harbour, and Porth. These are the most accessible for pushchairs. Fistral has parking directly opposite, though it does get crowded. Towan is in town and is easily within reach from the town’s car parks. The Harbour is also a lovely place to visit, and you can access it via a steep slope. Please do be aware that it is a working harbour so be careful of moving vehicles.
The Newquay Land Train departs from Hendra in the morning and returns at about 4pm in the afternoon, which is also a great option for you to access the town and not have to park. Alternatively, you can get the bus, with a bus stop located outside of the park.
Great Western is at the other end of town, and is accessible via a steep slope, sheltered by the cliffs. Porth is just out of town, and although parking is limited, it is a popular family beach with lots of space for adventures. Read more about Newquay’s beaches here.
Attractions for small ones in Cornwall
Newquay Zoo is an excellent attraction and opportunity for your child to see some different animals including penguins, monkeys, a red panda, and many more animals to see. There are play areas, a café and ice cream hut.
Lappa Valley, near St Newlyn East A brilliant place for small people – this steam ride attraction will be enjoyed by tiny tots, as they take a train ride through the picturesque Cornish countryside. Nestled in the valley, you will find a range of outdoor play and activities, as well as the new indoor play area.
Healeys Cyder Farm, near Truro is an easy place to walk around and is pushchair accessible. Grownups will enjoy the farm shop, learning about how cider is made, and perhaps buying some cider too for later! With tractor rides available and farm animals on view little ones will be happy.
There is no better time to book a break with your little ones at Hendra, and if you don’t have school age children, then you can grab yourself a cheaper out of season break!