Small Change: child friendly days out on a budget

May 22, 2015 by becca.lazar No Comments


Roskilly’s Organic Farm

There’s ice cream galore down at Roskilly’s, where entrance is completely free and whole afternoons can be whiled away exploring their expansive grounds. You can watch ice cream, yoghurt and fudge being made from their own Jersey cows, before sampling the goods yourself. And there are a lot of flavours to choose from. Roskilly’s were one of the first companies in the South West to really push the boundaries on ice cream flavours: they even experimented with lavender at one point. The gardens are a great place for a buggy friendly stroll with open meadows, a lake and woodlands for the children to explore. There’s also a little farm yard with pigs, chickens and even a few beehives.

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Falmouth art gallery

Falmouth Art Gallery

Named as one of the UKs top family friendly galleries, Falmouth Art Gallery is a great place to inspire the creativity in your children. There are play tables littered with paper and crayons for their own creative endeavours and a section of art created by local children. A tactile collection of work encourages youthful minds to explore with a sense of touch, including handle-powered, automata sculptures. To up the child friendliness even more, there are baby painting sessions where unbridled creativity is let loose on tarpaulin in a scene that, in the home, would be the stuff of nightmares. Here, it’s the stuff dreams are made of.

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heartlands gardens


As previously mentioned on the Cornish Holiday Cottages blog, Heartlands is a family friendly winner. If you want to explore a bit of Cornish Heritage, whilst exploring a boundless adventure playground, then this is the place. There are tunnels, slides and climbing frames with a rollicking shipwrecked theme. It’s a great place to introduce the family to mining heritage with its mix of tactile and interactive exhibits on all things prospecting. There’s also the tale of how Cornwall pioneered mining in far flung lands through a botanical garden with plants from Africa, Australia and North America.

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