Cornwall is one of the most beautiful and historic areas of England, yet it is one of the least visited. With the Celtic Sea to the west, the English Channel to the south, and Devon to the east, Cornwall has a gorgeous landscape worth exploring. And it’s worth exploring with your four-footed family members, too.
What to do in Cornwall with Fido
Great Britain is a dog-friendly nation. Nearly 50 percent of the nation’s residents owns a pet, and the country has almost 9 million dogs. If there’s anything people love to do with their dogs, it’s take them about on holiday. When you visit Cornwall, you can take part in plenty of activities without leaving your beloved canines behind.
Stay in a gorgeous cottage
Cornwall is renowned for its beautiful and relaxing cottages with river and seaside views. It’s not hard to find dog friendly cottages Cornwall side that can serve as a base for your exploratory adventures.
You can expect to find dog-friendly cottages in areas near the beaches where pets are welcome. It will be just a hop, skip, and jump from your front door to a sandy paradise where your dog canplay all day long.
Visit the lost gardens
The Lost Gardens of Heligan is an enormous restoration project with more than 200 acres of land to explore. The gardens flourished during Victorian times but were neglected, overgrown, and eventually lost. In 1992, a project was started to restore them to their former glory.
The gardens feature plants from New Zealand, the Alpine regions of Europe, Italy, and many other places. Dogs on leashes are welcome in this paradise. Keep an eye out for the Mud Maid and the Grey Lady as you explore.
Holywell Bay Fun Park
If your pooch loves excitement, take him along with you to the fun park. There is no entrance fee, and parking is free. Once in the park, you can take your pick of 25 different attractions, either paying one-by-one or in bulk.
You’ll find plenty of fun activities for everyone in the family, including kid-friendly, mom-friendly, and dad-friendly activities. There are also plenty of fun food choices and some refreshment stations for your dog.
Ride the train
The Bodmin and Wenford Railway is the only full-sized steam railway left in Cornwall. You can ride it for the experience and to learn more about Cornwall steam railway history along the way. To ride the train, you’ll need to pay £13 for adults and £6 for children.
Your dog can come along with you for just £1. Dogs aren’t allowed up on the seats or on any furniture, and you’ll need to keep your dog out of the bar and buffet car (unless your pooch is a certified assistance dog).
If you want something a step up from rides, check out the activities at Adrenalin Quarry. You and your whole family, including dogs, can enter free. You’ll pay for any activity you want to take part in, but you can also just chill out with a BBQ by the beautiful lake if you prefer.
If you’re up for adventure, try the wild swimming, the axe-throwing station, the 490-meter zip line, or coasteering. There is also an excellent go-kart track, a huge inflatable playground out on the water, and a giant swing. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from spring until October. Check with the website to find out for sure what dates they are open.
There is plenty to do in Cornwall that can involve the entire family. If your dog is part of your family, check out some of these pet-friendly activities and get started planning your Cornwall holiday today.