As the promise of summer pushes through the usual clouds and showers of spring, it’s only natural that those who thirst for travel and adventure might start to feel an itch. An itch to leave the quotidian comforts of home and hearth aside and strike out to find some thrilling experiences, trying something new in the increasingly clement weather. But if the prohibitive costs of overseas travel mean that your hunt for adventure will be confined to mainland UK, there’s no reason to assume you’ll have to settle for second best. Why not take a journey way down south to the climes of Cornwall as you explore the myriad wonders of coastal tourism mecca, Newquay? It’s the perfect place for lone thrillseekers, couples and families to spend a weekend of adventure. Here’s a guide to the best things to do in Cornwall in Spring.
While accessible from virtually anywhere else in the UK, Cornwall is one of the most unique places in mainland Britain. It has its own microclimate and enjoys some of the warmest temperatures in the entire country. It’s the place to visit for those with a love of seafood and a disdain for pretension. Moreover, it’s one of the most diverse counties in the country, boasting sandy beaches and the lush, almost tropical verdancy of the Lost Gardens of Heligan which is quite unlike anything else you’ll see in mainland Britain. While the peninsula is technically within mainland UK, its people have their own subtly unique culture and even their own language, there are so many things to do in Cornwall!
With so much to offer, it’s little wonder that Cornwall is such a mecca for travellers, but it’s in Newquay where thrillseekers find their Heaven with activities like…
Surfing is one of the most thrilling and exhilarating experiences the water can offer… But it is also physically demanding and can take a long time to learn. For this reason, many visitors find bodyboarding a far more satisfying experience. Bodyboards are affordable and can be rented if you don’t fancy committing to a board of your own. They’re also lighter than surfboards to carry and ride. It’s easier to learn than surfing and even nascent bodyboarders can learn to catch a wave within minutes. Bodyboarding is one of the things to do in Cornwall that you just have to try!
Aqua Park At Retallack
Newquay boasts its very own theme park, Flambards, which offers a host of thrilling rides and indoor attractions and one of the top things to do in Cornwall. But for the adventurer who’s most at home in the water, the newer Aquapark at Retallack Resort and Spa offers a day of nautical fun for the whole family. With a 15 foot slide, floating trampoline, climbing frames and narrow slipways it’s the perfect way to reconnect with your inner child I (and perfect to bring your own kids to as well).
The Japanese Garden at St. Mawgan
After all that aquatic adventuring, what better way to end your day than with a gentle stroll with the family amidst the picturesque flora of the Japanese Garden. An acre of beautiful surroundings including a water garden, zen garden and a strolling garden it’s the perfect place for relaxation and mindfulness.
Don’t wait for the summer to roll around, visit Newquay this weekend for a fun, thrilling and surprisingly affordable weekend away. The amazing things to do in Cornwall are never ending!
What are your top things to do in Cornwall?
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