Perched on the southwestern tip of England, Cornwall is the perfect place for a family holiday in the sunshine. With stretches of golden sand, walking trails through wild moors and exciting kid-friendly attractions, you’ll find family days out at every turn. Whether it's wandering through the Eden Project’s tropical domes, savouring a true cornish pasty or building sandcastles on a secluded beach, you're guaranteed to fall in love with this little slice of heaven.
And if you’re after a staycation closer to home, look no further than delightful Devon. Family holidays in Devon are pretty hard to beat, with its sprawling sand dunes, dramatic Jurassic Coast and idyllic countryside. You might just forget you’re in England!
To make the most of your summer break in one (or both) of these charming counties, hire a motorhome or caravan and explore everything they have to offer. By staying in top holiday parks along the way, you’ll enjoy an unforgettable and affordable family holiday - For a fraction of the cost of a hotel, you can expect all of the conveniences of home plus so much more.
With heaps of great places to pitch your touring caravan or motorhome, we’ve done a little digging to uncover the best family holiday parks in Cornwall and Devon. So, pack your bags and hit the road because fun in the sun is only a drive away!
Holiday Parks In Devon
Devon Cliffs Holiday Park
Create family memories to last a lifetime at Devon Cliffs Holiday Park. Easily one of Devon’s most action-packed beach resorts, it boasts a swimming pool complete with a four-lane waterslide, a thrilling high ropes course, adventure golf and all sorts of watersports! Not to mention it's very own private Blue Flag beach. While away the morning at beautiful Sandy Bay before sipping some afternoon tea at its seaside cafe.
Families young and old will enjoy the wonderful attractions nearby, which offer a little something for everyone. Nature lovers can explore Dartmoor National Park (one of the largest areas of open wilderness in the UK), while history buffs should pay a visit to Exeter Cathedral and its striking Gothic architecture. For an adrenaline rush, brave the rollercoasters at Crealy Adventure Park, an award-winning family theme park with over 60 rides!
For spectacular views of the Devon coastline, head to Hoburne Devon Bay Holiday Park. Nestled within the English Riviera amongst its many picturesque fishing villages, this family-centric holiday park offers every facility you could ask for. With heated indoor and outdoor pools, an adventure playground, crazy golf and an entertainment complex, the kids will be kept busy for hours!
That means you can relax on one of Britain’s most pristine beaches - Goodrington Sands is only a short stroll away. Alternatively, enjoy a family day out at Paignton Zoo or explore nearby Kent’s Cavern, which is regarded as the greatest Palaeolithic cave network in the UK.
Woodovis Bay Holiday Park is small but mighty. This five-star holiday park is run by a family for families, so you can expect every facility you’ll want for a lovely summer getaway with the kids. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in tasty treats - Enjoy freshly-baked breads and pastries each morning, as well as a weekly hog roast. And because parents deserve some pampering every now and again, it’s even got a spa for some post-hike massages!
This magical spot is close to the historical market town of Tavistock, and while it’s inland, golden beaches are still only a 35-minute drive away. What’s more, you can’t pass up the many walking trails for a family day out in the nearby nature reserves. Lying peacefully within the Devon countryside, it’s right on Dartmoor National Park’s doorstep.
Welcome Family Holiday Park is the cream of the crop when it comes to on-site facilities for your whole family. From amusing games and leisure spaces to free nightly entertainment, they’ll be smiling all day!
Let loose at the fun park, arcade and crazy golf course, or enjoy the Tropicana Pool Complex. Exercise in the sports pool, play with your toddlers in the kiddie pool or splash around in the fun pool! Then switch off and soothe your muscles in the family-sized whirlpool. And when night falls, make a beeline for the massive club, which is famed for its lively entertainment. We guarantee your entire family will be singing and dancing the night away.
For an out-of-park family excursion, explore Dawlish Warren Beach and Nature Reserve or enjoy a spot of dolphin and whale watching - Some say South Devon has the most whale and dolphin sightings in Britain!
Ideally placed by the season village of Westward Ho, Surf Bay Holiday Park is all about location, location, location. Boasting private access to the Burrows, Pebble Ridge and Golden Bay Beach, you’ll have a tough time picking which incredible surfing spot to go for! And if you’re itching for a round of golf, play at the Royal North Devon Golf Club for an unbeatable backdrop.
For families who’d prefer to chill out on the shore, head to Croyde Beach, Woolacombe Beach or Saunton Sands for a dreamy day of swimming and sandcastle building. And for a scenic family walk, join the South West Coast Path for breathtaking views of both the ocean and countryside. It’s leads to such a beautiful landscape, it’s actually been titled the ‘North Devon Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’.
Surrounded by meadowland, Little Bodieve Cornwall Holiday Park is perfect for a relaxing family getaway. You’ll experience the serenity and scenery of the Cornish countryside just a short stroll from charming Wadebridge town. Soak up the sunshine while enjoying a cold pint or local snacks in the new bar and beer garden. Around the corner, kids can splash around in the heated outdoor swimming pool, play some crazy golf, or take turns down the water slide.
Many of Cornwall’s main attractions are only a stone’s throw away, including the Camel Trail, Eden Project, and Trelawney Garden Centre. Look out for celebrity chefs around the postcard-perfect fishing villages of Port Isaac and Padstow. Then book a family surfing session at Polzeath, swim in sparkling Daymer Bay or go sailing at Rock Beach. It’s safe to say that families of all ages will enjoy heaps of fun summer activities!
Burrowed in the woodland of gorgeous Tolskithy Valley, Tehidy Holiday Park is known for its special setting deep within the land of Poldark - Family camping trips have never been so peaceful! And staying in the heart of nature doesn’t mean skimping on handy facilities. On site, you’ll find everything you need to keep your family satisfied, such as a tuckshop, launderette and playground.
This family-owned holiday park strikes the perfect balance between Cornwall’s must-see attractions and the great outdoors. Feed the reindeer at Feadon Farm, test your nerves at Flambards Theme Park or throw your wellies on and trek through Bodmin Moor. It’s also only three miles from the Blue Flag sand dunes at Porthtowan. And when you’ve had enough exploring for the day, treat the little ones to creamy homemade ice cream at Roskilly’s Farm!
This is camping in Cornwall at its finest! Meadow Lakes Holiday Park offers indoor and outdoor playgrounds, a heated outdoor pool and even a pet’s corner! But it’s not all go, go, go. Here, you can enjoy tranquil days fishing by one of the four beautiful lakes or simply unwind in the beauty of its untouched countryside.
And one of the best parts? This holiday park is only a 20-minute drive from the ‘Eighth Wonder of the World’. The Eden Project is an outstanding collection of exotic gardens, with tropical biomes blooming under giant domes. This otherworldly attraction is perfect for a fun and informative family day out. Young ‘uns can discover all sorts of things (like where rubber, sugar and tea come from) as they wander through the simulated environments of faraway tropics. Don’t worry about bringing a family survival kit for this one, either - Child-friendly facilities include buggy ramps, restaurants with kid’s menus, cafés for midday pick me ups, and lots of baby-changing stations.
Sandymouth Holiday Resort is all new and shiny thanks to its recent multi-million pound renovation. Set across 24 acres of lush meadowland and manicured gardens, this idyllic resort is walking distance from Sandymouth Bay and only a 15-minutes’ drive from the seaside town of Bude. All in all, a great choice for families in search of coastline, countryside and child-friendly activities!
From kayaking and sea scootering to surfing and playing in the majestic ‘Black Pearl’ life-size pirate ship, your kids will have the time of their lives. And there’s just as much fun to be had on land, with activities like cycling, body zorbing and horse riding. And for a family trip outside the holiday park, swim in the salty ocean without its crashing waves at Bude Sea Pool or visit magical Tingatel Castle, said to be King Arthur’s birthplace. Whatever you do, don’t miss the evening entertainment with top comedians, cabaret acts and bands at the Ocean Bar.
At Perran Sands Holiday Park, you can pitch up in the heart of Cornwall’s action - Whether it’s discovering the animals in Newquay Zoo, exploring the dunes at Perranporth, or getting lost in the natural wonder of the Eden Project.
Perran Sands is ideal for families wanting to take on Cornwall’s famous surf breaks. And with a surfing school right bang on the beach, anyone can learn how to ride the waves! If you’d prefer to stay away from the mighty Atlantic swells, all ages can enjoy the brand new lazy river and state-of-the-art pool. Then finish off your day with some delicious locally-sourced delights (like Cornish cream teas!) at Surf Bay.
For a family break in the sunshine without even leaving the country (or breaking the bank), enjoy a caravanning holiday in Devon or Cornwall. With all of the quality holiday parks mentioned above, you’ll have the freedom to explore hidden gems across England’s stunning southern coast without compromising on any home comforts.
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