Top baby friendly days out in Cornwall

Sleeping baby in a hat with a toy asleep in a green carrier.

Bosinver makes a great base for baby friendly days out in Cornwall. We’re ideally situated just off the A390 near St Austell, making it easy to explore all that Cornwall has to offer. There are lots of fantastic baby friendly attractions just a hop, skip and a jump away – so you don’t have to travel far if you don’t want to.

Pat Smith (aka Nanny Pat) has been exploring the length and breadth of Cornwall with grandchildren of various ages in tow, so she’s become a bit of an expert on where to go. You can read about their days out on our blog, or download our free copy of our ebook, Nanny Pat’s Adventures.

Here are some of Nanny Pat’s favourite baby friendly days out in Cornwall to get you started.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Little ones will love discovering the mysterious world under the sea at Blue Reef Aquarium. Get ready for a close encounter as you walk through the spectacular underwater tunnel and watch rays, eels, sharks and turtles swim past.

Your admission ticket allows you to go in and out as much as you like throughout the day, so you can easily combine your visit with playtime on the beach. Blue Reef overlooks Towan Beach, which is perfect for paddling and sandcastle building.

Blue Reef Aquarium is perfect for a baby friendly day out in Cornwall

Trebah Garden

Trebah is a magical sub-tropical garden which is open all year round. Most of the garden is accessible and buggy friendly, with wide, level paths (although as it’s a valley garden, it can be steep in places). Trebah has its own private beach, and while there are a few steps to access it, you can leave your buggy safely in the garden and carry your baby the short distance to the sand. There’s also an excellent café and good, clean toilets with baby changing facilities.

If you're looking for baby friendly days out in Cornwall, Trebah Garden is ideal
Trebah in the spring


A tranquil garden in a wonderful setting overlooking the estuary of the River Fal, Trelissick is one of our favourite places to visit throughout the year. There’s so much to explore, and most of garden has wide gravel or tarmac paths which are level or gently sloping and suitable for buggies and pushchairs. The popular Woodland Walk around the estate offers beautiful views and adventures around every corner (although we recommend a baby backpack carrier to make the most of it).

Trelissick is a lovely place for a walk with babies and toddlers
Enjoying a post-walk hot chocolate at Trelissick

Lappa Valley

Lappa Valley has been a firm favourite for years, and it just keeps getting better. Watch the delight spread across your little one’s face as they catch sight of the miniature steam train! The indoor and outdoor play areas are also excellent. There are heaps of activities to keep the whole family amused – miniature golf always goes down well!

Lappa Valley is popular attraction for families visiting Cornwall
Nanny Pat, Sam and Jaz enjoy a trip on the steam train at Lappa Valley


While a National Trust country estate might not seem like the most obvious place for a baby friendly day out, they’ve worked hard at Lanhydrock to make everything accessible and welcoming for families with young children. It’s all the little touches that make a difference – there’s a secure buggy park and lockers, and they’ve got baby carriers for you to borrow when you visit the house.

If you’re feeling adventurous, there are lots of trails you can explore on foot or by bike. Toddlers’ eyes will light up when they see the adventure playground…

Lanhydrock is great for a family day out
Sam and Jasmine meet one of the friendly National Trust staff members at Lanhydrock

Baby friendly breaks at Bosinver

When you book week-long break or a short escape in one of our luxury baby-friendly self-catering cottages, there are no hidden extrasall the facilities and activities are included. And with over 30 acres of fields and woodland to explore and friendly animals to meet, there’s an adventure around every corner at Bosinver.

Award-winning self-catering cottages

All our cottages are equipped with a raft of high quality baby friendly equipment – so there’s no need to fill the boot up with heaps of baby paraphernalia. We have 20 cottages to choose from, so whether you’re a couple with a baby or large family group, we’ve got a cottage to suit you. From cosy Trerose with its wonderful wood burner and large open plan living area to the rustic charm of our Grade II listed Farmhouse or our luxurious eco-house Lowen, each of our cottages is unique.

Find out more about baby friendly holidays at Bosinver.

Do you have any suggestions for baby friendly days out in Cornwall? Share your recommendations below, post on our Facebook page or tweet @bosinver.

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