As the world starts to slowly recover from the pandemic, you and your family may be considering going on vacation. It’s an excellent idea and to be honest, we all deserve it!
You are probably looking for affordable holiday options. Many families have been affected financially by the pandemic and are pinching their pennies. You will be happy to know that there is cheap accommodation in Newquay.
Newquay bed and breakfast guest houses are the way to go! Another wonderful bonus about Newquay is that there are so many affordable family-friendly activities that are perfect for the entire family. The little ones will be entertained, and the adults will be just as happy.
So, without further ado let’s get into the fun.
Boredom is something that just does not happen in Newquay! Get ready to make memories with your family.
Cheap family holidays in Cornwall are a combination of two things: affordable accommodation and cheap entertainment.
Once you have secured your accommodation and by the way we have the perfect place for you, everyone can concentrate on having the best holiday ever!
Below are some of our top activities for families. We guarantee that you will not be disappointed.
If you are in Newquay, you must visit the Newquay Zoo. There is so much to see and do. The Newquay Zoo is filled with many exotic creatures. You and your family will be mesmerized by the African Lion, Brazilian Tapir, Capybara, The Scarlet Macaw and so much more. One of the things that we love about the Newquay Zoo is the play areas with swings, climbing ropes, and slides. We also invite you to visit the Secret Garden where you can commune with nature. Children love pointing out the native birds and animals that they spot. Keep an eye out for other attractions like the Gems of the Jungle and the Oriental Garden.
You can also picnic at the Newquay Zoo and be sure to take in one of the educational tours. Spending a day at Newquay Zoo will be a day well spent.
Trenance Crazy Golf
The gem is located in Newquay, Cornwall. You and your family can have a fun-filled golfing day on this beautifully landscaped golf course. Ideal for all ages and golfing abilities. So don’t worry if your golfing skills are a bit rusty.
There is no need to make a booking at Trenance Crazy Golf and you will you have a safe and enjoyable experience. There is also adequate parking on site.
Be sure to add Trenance Crazy Golf to your activity agenda while you are in Newquay Cornwall.
Newquay Trampoline and Play Park
You may be thinking that you may have to simply sit this one out while the children frolic, but this is certainly not the case!
This park boasts of the following:
• Main jump arena with trick zone
• Reaction pod
• Foam pits
• Dive towers
• Gladiator beams
• Ball pit
• Climbing frame
• Mini trampolines
• Crawl tunnels
• Glow room
And so much more!
You can book a 1 hour session which gives you access to the entire park. There is a café at the facility if you need refreshments.
Aviation Heritage Centre
If you are into flying, you need to definitely make a booking at the Aviation Heritage Centre! You can experience airplanes on a whole new level. The facility boasts of bombers, jet fighters, and giant in-flight refuelers.
You are also in for history lessons since you will see what aviation was like from the 1950s to the 1970s. It was truly a golden age of flying. You will have almost unlimited access to these vintage planes.
There are indoor and outdoor exhibits so the weather will not affect the quality of your visit. They open from 10 am to 4 pm from Sunday to Thursday.
The 1950s café is truly enchanting. Be sure to pick some souvenirs to remember your trip.
Beautiful beaches of Newquay
No trip to Newquay, Cornwall is complete without going to the beach and there are several family-friendly beaches to choose from. Here are our top picks:
This is not a main surfing beach and it is ideal for your little ones. They will enjoy running, wading, and exploring the surrounding hillside. There are lifeguards at this beach. You can get refreshments on the beach at the Mermaid Pub and Café Coast. This beach well known for it’s safety and cleanliness.
The golden sand beach is approximately 15 minutes away from Newquay if you are driving. This beach is excellent for swimming and snorkeling. There are also canoes that you can rent.
If you would like to explore the coastline, Crantock is a part of the Southwest Coast Path. It presents a wonderful opportunity for a hike that provides a magnificent view of the Atlantic Ocean. Lifeguards patrol this beach as well.
Another beautiful beach that you and your family can enjoy. Ample parking, restaurants on the beach. It is also manned by Lifeguards. You can rent deck chairs to relax. This beach is also known for being pristine.
Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf
This is golf with a twist. Loads of fun for the entire family! This themed golfing experience takes you on a buccaneer adventure. You can buy tickets online via their website. Children under three are free. We recommend that you check their website to see the days that they are open. Then you can proceed to make a booking. We guarantee that your children will love Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf and how they bring the Pirate World alive. They also do group bookings, so if you are with a large group, you will be accommodated.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
This gem is located in the countryside on the outskirts of Newquay. The day usually starts with a train ride through the countryside that often reminds you of days gone by. Lappa has quite a fleet of trains and you can learn about the history of each one. Then you and your family can enjoy the boating lake. The children are usually thrilled by the Pedalo swans that they provide to enjoy the lake. In the summer the Damselflies and the Dragonflies come out to play adding to the countryside’s natural beauty.
Lappa Valley also offers 9 hole golf for the entire family. There are several play areas on the 35-acre estate. Look out for:
- Play Jeep
- Pirate Ship
- Range of Slides
- Sand Pit
- Climbing Frames
- Pedal Cars
- Giant Tunnel Slide
There are also football fields and picnic tables.
There are often specials that allow you to save money at Lappa. So be sure to call and find out what is available before you visit. A day at Lappa Valley is certainly a day well spent.
Skullduggery Lazer Tag
This one is for our Lazer Tag fans. There is no denying that Lazer Tag is some wholesome family fun. Skullduggery is one of the best lazer tag venues in Cornwall. You can divide your group into teams or play with another family. They have the latest Nexus Laser Tag gear that really takes the game to the next level. It promises to be an exciting day indeed!
Blue Reef Aquarium
Another day can be spent experiencing aquatic life at its best. The Blue Reef Aquarium has approximately 40 aquatic habitats. They have a spotter guide that you can download off their site, so you don’t miss any of these magnificent creatures. You can expect to see sea turtles, caiman, sharks, octopi, several species of crustaceans, and of course, there is the spectacular coral display.
The Underwater Tunnel is the crowning jewel of the Blue Reef Aquarium. As you go through the tunnel, you will see pufferfish, angelfish, wrasses, sharks, moray eels, rays and so much more.
There is a gift shop where you can pick up souvenirs for loved ones and as keepsakes from your trip. Feel free to relax at the Blue Reef Café and get refreshments. They are high chairs for toddlers and a microwave for parents to use.
Dairyland Farm Park
This park provides activities for all ages regardless of the weather! You and your family can enjoy the company of ponies, rabbits, meerkats, guinea pigs, and many more adorable creatures.
The entire experience is hands-on. You can participate in bottle-feeding. They also allow you to milk a cow, pet the animals and go on pony rides. To say that the experience is thrilling is an understatement.
Be prepared to go on several types of rides. For instance, if you have never been on a tractor, you may want to go for a tractor ride! They take you along a Nature trail. There are play areas for the little ones (Ball pools, Fireman’s Pole, Climbing Nets, Tumble Tower, Drop Slides, Astra Slides). There is a snack bar and you can even have a meal in Clarabelle’s Kitchen.
There is also a gift shop on-site where you can get toys, souvenirs, and Cornish mementos for your loved ones. It is the ideal place to commune with nature.
Trerice Manor House
Newquay Cornwall has quite a rich history and visiting the Trerice Manor House is like taking a step back in time. It is also known as the Trerice House.
It is one of surviving Tudor Manor House and its architecture has been superbly preserved. It is located three miles east of the town of Newquay on Kestle Mill.
You can visit the house and garden from 10.30 am in the morning. The garden is closed at 5 pm and the house at 4.30 pm. So you have a little longer to enjoy the gardens. We recommend you make a booking if you plan to visit on weekends or early in the morning. You can simply drop in on weekday afternoons.
The garden is absolutely breathtaking and also has fruit trees.
You have access to a café at Trerice Manor House where they service ice cream, tea, coffee, cakes, and sandwiches. The house and garden have been under the jurisdiction of the National Trust since the year 1953.
Cornwall Gold and Tolgus Mill
This Newquay treasure is often overlooked but offers wholesome fun for the entire family. Firstly, it is free admission which is a bonus. It opens from 10 am to 4 pm.
You can enjoy scrumptious Cornish Food at the mill. This ancient tin mill gives you a glimpse of history. There are fun activities for children and an entire 18-acre Cornish landscape to explore. We encourage you to buy some of the unique jewelry that holds a part of the Cornish Heritage.
This attraction has a heavy focus on families and makes an excellent holiday stop.
Where To Stay While On Your Family Holiday In Newquay, Cornwall
If you are looking for cheap accommodation in Newquay, we suggest that you stay with us at Avalon Guesthouse, Newquay.
We offer premium accommodation and service at affordable rates. We are conveniently located near to the popular beaches and the town center.
At our Newquay bed and breakfast guest house, you can look forward to a continental breakfast, that you can have served to you in your room or the dining area. You can also enjoy a variety of fresh fruits and juices. We serve fresh organic coffee. If you have special dietary needs, all you need to do is let us know and you will be catered for.
Our rooms are furnished with every modern convenience. You can access free WIFI at the guesthouse.
Parking is also available.
We pride ourselves on the highest standards of sanitation at our establishment. Rest assured that you will feel quite safe while you stay with us.
We hope to see you soon, taking advantage of cheap family holidays in Cornwall.
Our friendly and efficient staff are committed to serving you.
Come enjoy what Newquay, Cornwall has to offer. We are waiting for you!