Photography by Annabel Elston
It's easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy to find the perfect family friendly holiday cottage, but what about the food? A decent eatery with play areas, well thought out menus and a warm welcome is a fantastic find. So if you’re looking for a day out with good grub and toddlers in tow, enjoy a meal at one of these fun family restaurants, suggested by local mums.
Trevathan Farm Shop & Tea Room, near Port Isaac
Most people plan a short stop to pick strawberries at Trevathan, but many end up staying for lunch, homemade cakes and ice cream! We absolutely adore this charming little farm hidden away amongst the bendy roads of north Cornwall. It’s certainly worth a detour – in addition to pick your own, it’s even got a play area, football pitch, slippery slide and pets’ corner to keep the kids amused. Their traditional tearoom serves all the classics; from fish and chips, caesar salad and Sunday roasts, to cream teas, Cornish fairings and simnel cakes, there’s plenty to whet the appetite and gorgeous countryside views too.
Jungle Jack’s Snack Shack, Newquay
When it rains, it pours… which is why places like Jungle Jacks are a saviour for parents. The purpose-built play area provides over 1,700 square feet of fun where you can let your little monkeys run wild! Children can explore the rope bridge, climbing walls, crawling tubes and your little daredevils will love the racing slide. There's even somewhere soft and safe for babies and toddlers too. You’ll find ample seating, a well-stocked café and free WiFi, so you can kick back and relax with a hot cup of tea or freshly ground coffee whilst watching the children play. With everything from cakes and scones to sandwiches, paninis, burgers, pizzas and jacket potatoes, their menu satisfies every appetite.