Choose North Cornwall for the Kids!
Many families choose camping holidays in Cornwall because of the wide range of child-friendly activities in the area. If you are thinking of bringing your little ones to Tamar Lake Farm near Bude for a camping holiday, you have no need to worry about them getting bored! In addition to all the great local attractions, there are many more within easy reach of Bude that are guaranteed to keep kids of all ages entertained!
The Tamar Valley Donkey Park (home of Tamar Donkey Sanctuary) is in Gunnislake, a short drive from Bude. For animal lovers in the family, it’s well worth making the trip. As well as boasting no less than 28 donkeys (including the winners of the 2004 to 2007 “Best Group of Working Donkeys in the Southwest”), the Park has pigs, goats and sheep to feed as well as smaller animals, rabbits and guinea pigs to pet. A large indoor play area keeps the kids happy, whatever the weather!
The Milky Way Adventure Park is in Higher Clovelly near Bideford, which is only around 20 minutes by car from Bude. This is the home the biggest roller coaster in Devon called the Cosmic Typhoon it is branded not only the longest and fastest, but also the tallest!. All members of the family will enjoy the live shows, such as Merlin of Britain’s Got Talent fame plus the North Devon Bird of Prey Centre giving breathtaking displays. The entrance fee includes the cost of all the rides, so get there early and cram in as much as you can!
Cornwall’s Crealy is located south of Bude near Wadebridge and is a fun family day out with indoor and outdoor play areas. The Dragon’s Kingdom is a huge indoor play area with mazes, nets, tunnels, ball pools and more – great for energetic kids! For older children, the Haunted Castle is always a success, with its spooky Slide of Doom, dark walkways and aerial glides! When it comes to outdoor adventure, highlights include the Fun Fort, the Sheer Drop Slides (if you’re brave enough!) and the Swamp Busters Nature Trail – ideal for youngsters who are interested in nature. Of course the highlight for most of Crealy’s visitors are the theme park rides. Thrill-seekers will love the Beast and the Viking Warrior Swing Boat, while Dizzy Dina and Pony Express are designed for younger children.
Other attractions within driving distance of Bude are Tamar Otter Park, the Eden Project, Newquay Zoo, New Mills Farm Park and the Blue Reef Aquarium. Why not arrange a day trip and explore the area around Bude during your camping holidays in Cornwall?