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5 Memorable Family Day Trips

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When planning a family getaway, finding a destination that caters to everyone's needs is paramount. The Carlyon Bay Hotel not only offers luxurious accommodations but also goes the extra mile to ensure families have a memorable experience.

With the added perk of children aged 4 and under enjoying complimentary dining and accommodation, it's the perfect opportunity for families to embark on exciting day trips while staying at this wonderful hotel. 

Discover six family-friendly day trips to consider during your stay at The Carlyon Bay Hotel.


1. The Eden Project

Nestled in the heart of Cornwall, The Eden Project is a world-famous botanical garden that offers a fascinating glimpse into the diversity of plant life. With its iconic biomes housing plants from across the globe, it's a captivating experience for visitors of all ages. Families can explore the lush gardens, embark on interactive trails, and even enjoy seasonal events and workshops tailored for children. The short drive from The Carlyon Bay Hotel makes it an ideal day trip destination.

2. Newquay Zoo

For a wild adventure that's close to home, head to Newquay Zoo. Situated just a short distance away, this award-winning zoo is home to a diverse array of animals from around the world. From majestic lions to playful lemurs, there's plenty to see and discover. Families can also take part in feeding sessions, animal encounters, and educational talks led by experienced zookeepers. It's a fantastic opportunity for kids to learn about wildlife conservation in a fun and engaging environment.

3. St. Austell Brewery Tour

For something a little different, why not embark on a brewery tour at St. Austell Brewery? Located within easy reach of The Carlyon Bay Hotel, this historic brewery offers guided tours that provide insight into the brewing process. Parents can sample a selection of craft beers while younger guests enjoy refreshing soft drinks. The tour also includes a visit to the brewery's museum, where visitors can learn about the rich brewing heritage of Cornwall.

4. Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

History comes to life at the Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, a fascinating museum dedicated to Cornwall's maritime heritage. Families can explore exhibits showcasing artifacts recovered from shipwrecks along the Cornish coast, including cannons, coins, and navigational instruments. Interactive displays and hands-on activities ensure that children remain entertained and engaged throughout their visit. With its close proximity to The Carlyon Bay Hotel, it's an ideal day trip for families seeking a dose of history and adventure.

5. Lost Gardens of Heligan

Step back in time and discover the enchanting Lost Gardens of Heligan, a hidden gem nestled in the Cornish countryside. Once neglected and forgotten, these historic gardens have been lovingly restored to their former glory, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. Families can explore winding pathways, discover secret gardens, and encounter exotic plants and wildlife. Children will delight in the playful sculptures, whimsical features, and interactive exhibits scattered throughout the grounds. With its fascinating history and natural beauty, a day trip to the Lost Gardens of Heligan is sure to captivate the whole family.

6. Polkerris Beach

No trip to Cornwall is complete without a visit to the beach, and Polkerris Beach is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Tucked away along the south coast, this picturesque stretch of sand offers calm waters and stunning views of the coastline. Families can spend the day building sandcastles, paddling in the sea, or enjoying a leisurely picnic on the shore. With its relaxed atmosphere and natural beauty, Polkerris Beach provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable family day out.

Discover family-focused memories

With its idyllic location and family-friendly amenities, The Carlyon Bay Hotel serves as the perfect base for exploring the beauty of Cornwall. From botanical gardens to historic landmarks, there's no shortage of exciting day trip destinations to enjoy during your stay. And with children aged 4 and under dining, drinking, and staying for free, there's never been a better time to plan a family getaway at this charming hotel.

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