If preparing everything for your family’s Christmas and New Year celebrations sounds like too much work, why not think about taking a holiday over the festive period? You do not have to jet off overseas to get away from it all, as there are some great places to stay in Cornwall.
Book holiday cottages in Newquay and you will be able to spend your winter break in some of the most picturesque surroundings anywhere in the UK. With stunning beaches and spectacular countryside, you will never be short of beautiful views.
Thousands of families choose Cornish holiday cottages in Newquay every year, thanks to its combination of natural beauty, tourist attractions and a bustling town centre.
Opting to spend a holiday in Newquay in the winter will allow you to enjoy the town when it is much quieter than it is during the warmer months – but you will still find plenty to do and see.
If it is too cold for walks on the beach, you could take the children to see some of the Cornish marine life at the Blue Reef Aquarium, which is located on Towan Beach.
And if you want to enjoy the sight of some more exotic wildlife, Newquay Zoo has a fine collection of creatures not native to the UK. Whether you want to see lions, wildebeest, lemurs, birds or reptiles, you will find them in the zoo.
Another popular attraction with families is the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, where you can see boats and exhibitions devoted to lighthouses and dockyards.
There are also plenty of seasonal events for families staying in Newquay cottages for Christmas, including visits from Santa Claus and a variety of carol services.
But the fun isn’t restricted to families with children, as Newquay’s reputation as a party town is well earned. The crowds may be much smaller than during the summer, but the pubs and clubs are still lively as the end of the year approaches.
New Year’s Eve is a particularly special night in the Cornish town, as thousands of people in fancy dress converge in the centre to indulge in some exuberant celebrations.