Kids will be kids. And if you are planning a summer holiday vacation for them, it may be a good idea to spend it in Cornwall. This peninsula jutting out into the western portion of the English Channel and washed by the cool waters of the Atlantic Sea has been receiving more than 5 million visitors year in and year out. Its historic landmarks, marvellous Cornish cuisine, hundreds of miles of nature walks, pristine beaches, and plenty of attractions is simply a must for anyone, especially kids.
When you visit Cornwall, make Fowey your base as the surrounding area has a high density of superb attractions to visit. There are plenty of Fowey cottages, hotels and guest houses to welcome family holidaymakers to the tow. The following top four Cornwall attractions great for kids are located within just five miles of Fowey.
Established in 1952, Fowey Aquarium showcases marine and aquatic life that can be found not only in and around Fowey but elsewhere in the entire British Isles. Perfect for kids to learn about some of the worlds most fascinating water creatures, the Fowey Aquarium maintains an old batch of water tanks that is pumped with fresh seawater with the daily rising tide facilitating the addition of tube worms and sea squirts onto the different tanks containing crabs, starfish, Conger Eels, lobsters, and other British marine creatures. Children love getting into the touch pool to really get up close and personal with these marine animals.
If you want your kids to learn how to properly take care of their pets, Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary is a good place to start. Located just 3 miles from Fowey, this sanctuary aims to conserve some of the worlds rarest bird species in an effort to educate people, especially kids, everything about these birds as well as other animals they have on display. Wingz had been breeding some of the more vulnerable species to help improve their population. Their educational talks and petting sessions can give kids the perfect introduction to the world of birds and animals.
Tired of seeing the same old stuff? Venture 5 miles off Fowey and you will treat your kids to one of Cornwalls best playcenter, the Kidzworld Indoor Play. This is no ordinary play center as it boasts of more than 50,000 square feet of all-weather fun and adventures. Kids can get to play in an indoor climate-controlled playzone and climb the famed DigiWall or take on the fast slides. Kidzworld has an outdoor activity area as well where kids can explore and play pirates at the Smugglers Cove and traverse wobbly walkways. As there are no height restrictions, the whole family can have great fun.
Want your kids play the role of Gulliver? Polperro Model Village, just 5 miles from Fowey, is the place where your kids can literally become giants for a day. The entire village of Polperro has been miniaturised told in 7 fascinating stories about local folklore, Cornish myth, and other interesting facts. Kids will love the tiny features while grownups will surely appreciate the attention given to detail.
Kids will be kids. Taking them to these places in and near Fowey will help them gain a better understanding of the rich heritage of Fowey, Cornwall, and the rest of Great Britain.