This summer holiday, like every other one before this one leaves you asking the question ‘how will I entertain the kids until they go back to school?’ This article will highlight three great places to take the kids in the area of Cornwall, which will entertain, amuse and keep busy for a few days which will alleviate the pressure from you. These three attractions are ideal for the kids that love the animals and enjoy spending time with them and learning about them.
The first place on the list is the Donkey Park. Very popular since the release of the film ‘Shrek’ where Eddie Murphy played the voice of a very talkative donkey. Cornwalls Donkey Park is not only about donkeys but also offers, goats, pigs, sheep, rabbits and guinea pigs which can be fed and pet. The park also offers donkey rides and a donkey bazaar gift shop. The park was also the winner of ‘The best group of working Donkeys in the Southwest’ award since 2004. Also offering an indoor play barn which proves an ideal hideaway if the weather turns on you.
A water themed attraction is pick number two in the form of the Seal Sanctuary. This is a great little treat for the kids that are fascinated with all things from the sea. The Seal Sanctuary offers a whole host of creatures including male and female seals, seal lions, otters as well as goats and sheep. The sanctuary has many rescued pups and their main aim is to get them back into the wild. Their main purpose is to rescue, rehabilitate and release a task which the sanctuary does an outstanding job at. The sanctuary is also a home to many adult seals. When visiting the seal sanctuary you must make sure you see the feeding time as that will be something you won’t want to miss.
Option number three is Paradise Park. Established in Hayle in 1973 originally as a tropical bird garden its popularity has enabled it to grow to include otters, red pandas and even the rarely seen native red squirrels. The park also offers a ‘Fun Farm’ which is very popular among young children and their daily events also draws many visitors to the park each day. The park is surround by a wonderful Victorian walled garden and is home to wonder array of tropical plants which thrive in the mild climate of Cornwall. In 2005 the parks Jungle Barn play centre was opened providing a wide choice of things for the children to do when the weather is wet and cold.
This article was written by Tom Sangers on behalf of West Cornwall Cottage Holidays who offer Cornwall country cottage holidays and Porthcurno Cottages.