Cornish delights: 2 of the best family holiday parks for 2021
Posted on 22 February 2021 by starttravel.co.uk
Surfing, ice cream and pasties: Cornwall has long been a popular staycation destination, vying with neighbouring Devon for families seeking a quintessential British seaside holiday.
As Brits start planning their Easter, summer and autumn breaks for 2021 (despite the rigours of coronavirus) - we've spotlighted two of Cornwall's best holiday parks, affording access to some of the county's best attractions, beaches and countryside.
Hendra Holiday Park, Newquay
Located near the bustling seaside town of Newquay, long-established Hendra Holiday Park offers a number of accomodation options: you can bring your own tent, touring caravan or motorhome, or try a Hendra family glamping pod, caravan or lodge.
Whichever option you choose, you'll be surrounded by beautiful landscaping, and get to enjoy indoor pools and plenty of places to eat or buy provisions. There's also a great kids' club, segway tours, archery, skateboarding and zorbing.
You'll also be a stone's throw from exciting Newquay, with its plethora of restaurants, bars, cream tea shops and pasty outlets.
If you're visiting as a couple or group of friends, you'll be able to experience Newquay's legendary nightlife (Covid-19 restrictions willing).
Is there a Coronavirus guarantee?
Yes. If you have to cancel a booked break at Hendra Holiday Park due to coronavirus, they'll give you a full refund. This kind of guarantee is becoming more common, since many families would not consider booking a break without it.
Any other reasons to go?
Hendra is one of the few holiday centres in the UK to receive the AA's coveted Platinum rating.
St Ives Bay Holiday Park, St Ives
It'll come as no surprise that St Ives Bay Holiday Park is located in St Ives - indeed, just a short stroll to The Towans, St Ives' long, clean, sandy beach.
The beach will probably be your main objective while in St Ives, but the park itself boasts a heated swimming pool, amusement arcades, play areas, bars and bistros. There's also a tennis court and a surf school.
Like Hendra, St Ives Bay offers a range of accommodation options, including chalets of all sizes, caravans and glamping pods. It now also offers a limited number of beach-front houses.
The town of St Ives
St Ives has long enjoyed an arty reputation, cemented by the construction of Tate St Ives in 1993 (the building itself is worth visiting). With luck it will reopen this year as coronavirus restrictions are eased.
There is also the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden, a wide choice of beachside cafes, and of course the town's Porthmeor Beach, where you try a spot of surfing or swimming, go seal spotting, or simply top up your tan.
Is there a coronavirus guarantee?
No, but the park offers cancellation cover at "£12 per week per chalet, holiday house, caravan or touring pitch paid with deposit."
Any other reasons to go?
Some good offers available but you’ll need to book soon for Easter getaways.