Why a holiday to Cornwall in 2024 should be at the very top of your Christmas list!
Christmas is a lovely time for indulging in all your favourite things whilst spending time with your nearest and dearest. Reflecting on 2023 and looking to the future for 2024.
It is always great to have something to look forward to in the new year, and at Hendra you can book your 2024 holiday in Cornwall with a low deposit now and pay later in instalments.
Why visit Cornwall in 2024?
Our beaches are the reason that Cornwall is, quite rightly, well-known and loved! Cornwall boasts the most beautiful beaches in the UK. Offering jaw-dropping views, and a variety of opportunities to enjoy sports, such as surfing and sailing, as well as exploring the coast path, or making sandcastles and playing in the sand and sea.
Newquay itself, which is just outside of Hendra, boasts 7 beaches in total. Fistral beach is less than a 10 minute drive away from Hendra. Famous for surfing, Fistral has a long stretch of soft sand, with brilliant food available at Rick Stein’s Fish and Chips and The Fish House, great facilities, and shops. Soaking up Fistral’s unique buzz is a must. Fistral is the location of the surf and skate side of Boardmasters Festival in August: this is the beach to be.
Surfers will love SSS Surf School for lessons, located near the central and pretty Towan Beach. Friendly instructors will ensure that you have a fun time learning Newquay’s favourite sport.
If you want a quieter beach then there are others to choose from, including Lusty Glaze, a sheltered cove, with many facilities, or the expansive Porth beach.
The North Coast is easily explored, car free, by catching the bus, or Newquay Land Train, in to town, and catching the Atlantic Coastliner. The Atlantic Coastliner makes it’s way to Padstow, where you can stop off, and enjoy the various beaches on the way, including, Watergate, Mawgan Porth and Bedruthan Steps.
Explore historical landmarks such as Tintagel Castle, St. Michael’s Mount, and the Minack Theatre. These places offer a fascinating glance in to Cornwall’s past, along with dramatic coastal views. The stories of these places will stay in your memory a long time after you leave for home.
Indulge in Cornwall’s food scene
A trip to Cornwall is not complete without eating these things: Cornish ice cream, Cornish fudge, and a Cornish pasty! Available in every town and village, Cornwall is not the place to be on a diet!
Cornwall also has lots of fabulous restaurants, which offer locally caught fish, and locally sourced ingredients. Many top chefs have chosen Cornwall to open their restaurants and offer fantastic food.
Cornwall’s sub-tropical climate means it is an absolute haven for gardens. There are so many beautiful gardens to visit and enjoy throughout the county. From the innovative Eden Project to the rediscovered Lost Gardens of Heligan, along with Trebah gardens, and Gledurgan as well as many more.
Cornish Villages and Towns
Our villages and towns are visited frequently, and for a good reason: they are gorgeous! They can be busy to, so do look in to getting there car free, as parking is often tricky. This is true particularly for the very popular St Ives, famous for being an inspiration to many artists, and home to The Tate Gallery.
Padstow, on the north coast, offers a great day out, with ample opportunities for enjoying Cornish food, as well as cycling the scenic Camel Trail. Fowey, on the south coast, offers a calmer coast view, and a charming town to explore and shop.
Family-Friendly Attractions in Cornwall
There are some excellent days out to be had in Cornwall which the whole family will enjoy. Newquay Zoo, is near by to us and offers a lovely day out with an array of animals, from lemurs, cute red pandas, monkeys, farm animals and many more. There are ample places to picnic, and outdoor play areas.
The Lobster Hatchery, in Padstow, offers a rare opportunity to see these fascinating creatures and learn about lobsters and marine conservation.
Bodmin Jail is a unique Cornwall attraction, offering a fun experience for older children, who can take a spooky self-guided tour through Cornwall’s dark past.
Why Hendra Holiday Park in Cornwall?
There’s so much to do, for everyone
We have so much on throughout the year, with themed breaks, evening entertainment, a selection of daytime activities for children all ages, indoor and outdoor play, amusements, and skate and scooter park!
We are home to our glorious Oasis Fun Pools too, one of the largest indoor fun pools in the South West. Indoors there are three flumes, from the gentle green one, super 265ft blue one, and the thrilling, super fast red one! There are also river rapids, a giant tap, bubbles, baby area and a stunning outside pool with sun loungers, open from the end of May until the end of August.
Amazing Accommodation in Cornwall
There’s so much to choose from with our accommodation, whatever your tastes, and budget. In 2024 we are so excited to welcome our best accommodation yet: the Meadow Lodges. These offer a truly luxurious break in Cornwall, located in our exclusive Meadow field, combining elegant furnishings, lots of space and everything you need.
We are also welcoming our Watergate holiday home caravans, which are the top of the holiday home caravan range. These contemporary homes are another brilliant choice for your holiday. There are so many to choose from, so have a look at what we can offer. Dogs are welcome in some homes.
Touring and Camping in Cornwall
Hendra has a large selection spacious touring and camping pitches around the park, in a range of sizes and locations. There are multiple water points, washing up blocks, waste disposal areas, and a launderette. The toilet block facilities have been awarded the ‘5* Loo of the Year’ award each year.
Dogs are welcome on some pitches too.
Award-winning, 5-star, Family Fun!
Hendra Holiday Park is a 5-star family park. It has been family owned and independently run by the same family since 1972, celebrating 50 years of family holidays in 2022. In 2023 we scooped the Gold Award for South West’s Tourism’s Holiday Park of the Year, followed by Visit England’s Bronze winner for the same category.
Not only that, Hendra was also voted Hoseasons Family Fun Park of the Year, with a Diamond Award.
A beautiful location for a Holiday in Cornwall
Hendra has acres of beautiful parkland, tended to by our dedicated Ground’s Team. In 2023, we were awarded with the Bruford Cup for the best non-municipal display in the South West! Here you will find an impressive array of plants, flowers, and trees, along with wildflowers, and nature reserve areas. Families will love exploring our self-guided nature tour, or book on to our Nature Rangers tour to find out more and get a certificate.
Eating at Hendra Holiday Park
We have our recently refurbished Terrace Bar and Restaurant, where you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as barista coffee, cocktails and mocktails, and a range of beers, wines and spirits.
Mario’s Pizzeria offers delicious pizzas, with so many toppings to choose from. You can eat in, or takeaway. There is also our delicious fish and chip shop takeaway. Find out more about food on site here.