Things To Do In Newquay As a Family


We live just a few miles from Newquay, and it’s a lovely place to go on a seaside holiday with the family. Newquay always fascinated me as a child, because my favourite film was The Witches which was filmed there. Newquay is known for it’s surfing, in fact, the best beach for surfing is Fistral, where you will find around 750 metres of golden sandy beach. There are many things to do in Newquay as a family, and I’m sharing some of those here with you today. Which if you win the competition at the end of this post, you can visit!

Fistral Beach - Things to do in Newquay as a family

Visting Attractions

There are lots of attractions to visit in Newquay and the surrounding areas. Last year we took a trip to Pirate’s Quest and went on a fantastic swashbuckling adventure there meeting real pirates! Newquay is home to a gorgeous aquarium and Cornwall’s largest Zoo.

Outside at Pirates quest Newquay Cornwall

If you are looking to travel out of Newquay into the surrounding areas of Cornwall, you will find The Eden Project, Heligan Gardens, Camel Creek, and Flambards, to name just a few!

Heligan gardens


If you are a beach lover and want to try surfing, there are numerous surf schools, surf hire and surf shops on the beaches and in around the town.

Beaches in Newquay to visit:

  • Fistral
  • Great Western
  • Porth
  • Whipsiderry
  • Tolcarne
  • Crantock
  • Lusty Glaze
  • Watergate Bay
  • Porth Joke (Polly Joke)
  • Holywell Bay
  • Gannel Estuary
  • Towan Beach
Coast path Holywell Bay Cornwall England UK near Newquay


I have teamed up with the award-winning Daish’s Holidays, who are running a competition to offer the winning families a £500 voucher to spend on a short break at one of their ten coastal hotels, when it is safe to do so.  While the COVID-19 outbreak has affected usual life and meant many holidays have been cancelled, Daish’s wanted to give a couple of lucky families something to look forward to. The winner of this competition will have until December 2021 to claim their holiday. 

To be in with a chance of winning, simply click the link below and submit your details. The winners will be contacted directly by Daish’s Holidays once the competition ends.

Good luck!

Remember to click Rachel @RachelBustin on the drop down menu in the form!

Link to competition:

*Terms and Conditions: In light of the current COVID-19 situation, winners must book their holiday within the year of issue date, however, can book a future date up to December 2021.

Exclusion dates are as follows: 23-26 December 2020, 29-31 December 2020, 23-26 December 2021 and 29-31 December 2021

Please note that due to the Government’s advice against travelling, all of Daish’s hotels will be closed until July 4 2020.

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