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- Free access to farm park attraction, 0.5 miles to Porthcothan Bay
- Mid way between beautiful Padstow and the night life of Newquay
- Animals, rides, free range family fun plus the SW coastal path closeby
Old Macdonald's Farm is a small family run park nestling amongst the rolling hills of the Cornish countryside, yet just half a mile from the beautiful Porthcothan Bay, situated along the north Cornish coast between Padstow and Newquay. Young children will enjoy the freedom of a visit to Old MacDonald’s Farm. And what could be better than relaxing in the sunshine, watching the children play whilst indulging in a delicious homemade Cornish cream tea, or sampling scrumpy?
The campsite is an ideal base for touring this magnificent Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. In a beautiful rural setting but only half a mile from the beach, Old MacDonald’s Farm is the perfect choice for families, walkers or anyone just wanting a quiet relaxing break. The site is divided into four small bays and has good size grass pitches. The amenity block has shower rooms with toilets, one of which has disabled facilities. Washing up facilities are also available as well as an extra toilet block. Additionally, there is a separate laundry room and baby changing facilities within the main building.
Families camping with us have free entry to the Old MacDonald's Farm Park attraction, which includes a miniature ride on train, pony rides, pedal Go-Karts, giant in-ground trampolines, climbing frames, sandpits, crazy golf plus lots more, and can help feed the animals in the morning too.
There is a café serving hot and cold food, beverages and snacks during the day, plus a small games room on site, which has a pool table, air hockey, table tennis, foosball table etc. but no evening entertainment.
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Excellent value, huge pitches, fantastic for young children
Excellent family park with so much to do for all!!
Relaxing, clean site
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Gas cylinders available
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
- Coach stations
Padstow Bus Terminus — 4.4 miles
4.4 miles St Columb Major: Cattle Market Coach Stop — 5.8 miles
5.8 miles St Columb Minor (Cornwall): Church St Coach Stop — 5.9 miles
- Train stations
Newquay Rail Station — 6.4 miles
6.4 miles Quintrell Downs Rail Station — 6.7 miles
6.7 miles St Columb Road Rail Station — 7.8 miles
- Ferry ports
Padstow Ferry Landing — 4.6 miles
4.6 miles Rock Padstow Ferry Landing — 5.1 miles
5.1 miles Mevagissey Ferry Landing — 19.1 miles
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 3.7 miles
The campsite is located between Padstow and Newquay at Porthcothan Bay. Just follow the B3276 coast road - you will find the campsite signposted on your way.
Padstow is just five miles from the campsite with numerous stunning bays along the coastline including Bedruthan Steps and The Seven Bays. There are many interesting places to visit within a short drive, for example the Eden Project is only 15 miles away, plus for thrill seekers there is fabulous surfing at Watergate Bay just 6 miles away, and St Eval Kart Circuit 1.8 miles from the site.
Walkers can pick up the South West Coastal Path at the beach for lovely walks along the headland and there is even a regular bus service that runs between Padstow and Newquay and stops right outside the site so there’s no need to walk both ways unless you want to.
The nearest beach, Porthcothan, is a delightful little bay, perfect for families, great for bathing and surfing. It is a narrow inlet with cliffs, sand dunes, rockpools, even a little stream running down to the sea all combine to make it an idyllic place for children.
If you're a foody, there is plenty of choice to entice your appetite from Rick Stein's The Seafood Restaurant, The Cornish Arms pub, Paul Ainsworth's Number 6 and Jamie Oliver's Fifteen at Watergate Bay with it's stunning summer sunsets, not to be missed. Along with the local pub, The Tredrea reknown for it's breathtaking views over Porthcothan Bay.
- Cornwall's Crealy Great Adventure Park (4.0 miles)
- Rock Beach (5.2 miles)
- Blue Reef Aquarium (6.6 miles)
- Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps (1.5 miles)
- Trerice (8.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.