Tehidy Holiday Park8.6
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Tucked into the Tolskithy Valley, Tehidy Holiday Park in Cornwall has more awards than you can shake a fistful of medals at: it won Best Family Site in the UK 2013 from Practical Motorhome, was voted Best Small Site in the UK 2012 and has been given a Gold David Bellamy Conservation Award for six years running.
The landscaped park is designed to blend into its woodland setting and it's listed as a wildlife haven: take the beautiful woodland walk to spot some local species (which is also, handily, a short cut to the local pub).
Guests can turn up with their own tent or tourer, the camping and caravan areas, as well as the play area and orchard, have barbecue slabs and picnic benches dotted all around; the kids also have a log cabin games room with pool tables and TV, and there’s a shop and off-licence on site for the grown-ups.
All the main highlights of Cornwall are on your doorstep: Tehidy is between St Agnes and St Ives and half an hour’s drive will take you to famous Cornish landmarks Land’s End, The Lizard and the National Trust island of St Michael’s Mount, as well as the towns of Padstow and Penzance with its open-air Minack Theatre. The Lost Gardens of Heligan and the Eden Project are within 35 minutes’ drive.
The closest beach to Tehidy is Portreath two miles away: there’s a valley walk from the park via the village following the stream through the bluebell woods – look out for kingfishers on the way. The gorgeous Portreath beach is popular with surfers and body-boarders, with more surfing and watersports nearby at Godrevy, Porthtowan and the Cornish surfing mecca of Newquay; if you’ve yet to don a wetsuit, there are plenty of surf schools in the area to show you the ropes. The National Trust beach of Chapel Porth is just beyond Portreath, with a fisherman’s cottage selling fresh lobster and crab.
Staying on land, golfers can hone their swing at one of four local golf courses, and there are miles of woodland walks at Tehidy Country Park. For cycling there’s the Camel Trail from Padstow to Bodmin half an hour from Tehidy, or the somewhat misnamed Great Flat Lode Mining Heritage Cycle Trail: not precisely flat but doable for families, as is the 11-mile Coast to Coast Mineral Tramways Trail from Portreath to Devoran.
This area of Cornwall is full of mining heritage, with Tehidy in the middle of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and the National Trust’s Cornish Mines and Engines site nearby; if this is a bit much for the kids, take them along to Heartlands, a newly opened attraction at Redruth with exhibitions, gardens, studios and nature trails. Other gardens can be had close to hand too: within half an hour of Tehidy there are the sub-tropical Trebah Gardens, the house and gardens of the Lanhydrock estate, and the National Garden Museum at Trevarno.
For rainy days or grouchy kids, try Flambards Theme Park, the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth, the Iron Age hill village at Chysauster or the tropical pool at Newquay Water World.
Water quality at nearby bathing waters
, Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly
|The Towans (Godrevy)
- Cornwall Industrial Discovery Centre (1.2 miles)
- Truro Cathedral (9.1 miles)
- Tate St Ives (10.3 miles)
- Cornish Mines and Engines (1.2 miles)
- Godrevy (6.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
- Circular walk Portreath - Tehidy Country Park - Reskajeage Downs - Coastal Path (2.1 miles)
- Porth Towan - Towan Cross - Chapel Porth (3.0 miles)
- Hell's Mouth (3.4 miles)
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Overall rating based on 9 reviews
88% would recommend this site to a friend.
77% would stay here again.
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Lovely, family friendly site 24 Aug 2014
Gina_R (Family with young children, 3 reviews)
Fantastic! 4 Oct 2013
paul_c17 (Family with young children, 1 review) Confirmed
A beautiful, peaceful park. It was like a home from home. 15 Apr 2013
Espi_M (Young couple, 1 review) Confirmed
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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
Touring and motorhomes
Electrical hook-up points for tourers
Seasonal pitchesMax. motorhome length: 10.0 metres
Commercial vehicles allowed
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Surf school nearby
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Jumbo tent pitches
Tipis, yurts, or wigwams
Ordnance Survey maps (GB and Northern Ireland only) are available at lower levels via the drop-down menu.
- Coach stations
Pool (Cornwall): Cornwall College Coach Stop — 1.4mi
Redruth: Rail Station Coach Stop — 1.4mi
Camborne Bus Station — 2.9mi
- Train stations
Redruth Rail Station — 1.4mi
Camborne Rail Station — 3.0mi
Perranwell Rail Station — 6.6mi
- Ferry ports
Ponsharden Ferry Landing — 9.2mi
Flushing Falmouth Ferry Landing — 9.9mi
Falmouth Prince of Wales Pier Ferry Landing — 10.2mi
Penzance Airport — 14.2mi
Newquay St Mawgan Airport — 17.8mi
Land's End St Just Airport — 20.8mi
Take the A30 towards Redruth. Exit to Portreath and Porthtowan. Turn right on the roundabout to Portreath. Turn left at North Country crossroads. Go straight over the next crossroads and we are 1/2 mile on left.