Days out in Cornwall | Our Favourite Local Picks

July 06 2023 – Lottie & Lysh

days out in cornwall
days out in cornwall

We cannot deny it, Cornwall is one of the UK's BEST holiday destinations. We are constantly in a state of awe over the beauty of the place that we are lucky enough to call home. With many of our wonderful customers opting for a staycation this year we thought it would be helpful to compile our list of family friendly places and attractions. 

Without further ado, and in no particular order, let us introduce our fave Cornish locations and activities: 


  • Fistral Beach (Newquay) 

    It's our worst kept secret, but you have to visit it don't you!? The surfing capital of the UK is a must do for Cornish visitors in the Summer months. North Fistral, South Fistral and Little Fistral make up this spectacular location. North Fistral is a hot favourite with surf enthusiasts, boasting some of the best waves seen in the UK. Home to many a surf competition you can often find events taking place here including the epic Boardmasters surf competition and  shopping village. If you're need of some food on the North end of Fistral you will find The Fish House, Rick Steins and The Stable. Down on the South end of Fistral you will find the cute and cosy Seaspray Cafe serving up delicious hot chocolates and lunches with a glorious view. Little Fistral has no places to eat but this secluded and secret little bay is great for a lowkey picnic or BBQ.

  • Porth Beach (Newquay)

    Porth beach is a family favourite. Blessed with super soft sand, rockpools, small swells and safe swimming areas this beach is great for toddlers wanting to explore in safety. You'll find the amazing Hole in the Wall along the back wall of the beach serving super yummy well timed coffees and ice creams. This locally owned little slice of heaven is our go to as they have a wonderfully inclusive menu including vegan and nut free options. For a more substantial fill of the belly be sure to check out Gwenna Tearooms, Mermaid Pub & Cafe Coast which are also dotted around the outside of the beach. If you're on the hunt for a little bit of retail therapy then the amazing Roo's Beach is on the far side of the beach and features lots of glorious goodies including clothing and jewellery. 

  • Cornwall's Giant Slip Slide

    Recently relocated the new giant slip and slide provides a quick hour of belly laughs that is well worth the price tag. We would recommend visiting on a slightly cooler day, and ensuring you are wearing clothing items that cover your arms (Rash vests or wetsuits are perfect).

  • DairyLand 

    Farm based fun for the whole family. Food and indoor play areas, animals and education centres. 

  • Lappa Valley

    As a family a day out to Lappa Valley is one of our absolute favourite things to do! Recently refurbished and with the addition of a new indoor soft play area this fun little theme park ticks all the boxes for kids of all ages. It's a nice relaxed day out that's might good for your soul. The owners take great pride in ensuring their guests have a wonderful day out so be sure to say hello to them when you see them wondering around the site.

  • Concrete Waves 

    Widely renowned as the UKs best skatepark Concrete Waves is a great place to head to, whether you bought your wheels with you or not. Grab a coffee at Choccy's cafe and watch the immense amount of talent that is on display daily on the ramps. Right next to Concrete waves you will also find the local swimming pool, gym and trampoline park. 

  • St Nectan's Glen

    St Nectan's Glen is a sight like no other. Embark on a beautiful woodland walk before arriving at the a stunning waterfall where you can whip off your shoes and socks and go for a nice refreshing paddle. The St Nectan's Glen café also serves up some delicious treats and coffees. 

  • iwalks Cornwall

    Not a place, but an app! This amazing app provides the routes to some absolutely incredible walks around Cornwall. Taking in to account all of our wonderful landmarks and heritage. We cannot recommend this app enough. It is a great place to start when planning a day out and the kids are absolutely onboard with the route planning and navigation. You will absolutely not regret inserting this gem into your holiday shenanigans! 

  • Lottie & Lysh HQ

    And of course, what trip to Cornwall would be complete without a visit to Lottie & Lysh HQ & shop. The shop features some of our top sellers and new releases and you get to take a peek at where the magic happens. We are proud as punch to be as transparent as we possibly can throughout the production process of our children's clothing and what better way than to invite you in to see for yourself! If ethically made, sustainable and outrageously cool and stylish baby and kids clothing is your vibe then you have got to add a visit to the shop into your holiday itinerary.


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