Cornwall voted world’s best family-friendly destination


Cornwall has topped a poll of the most family-friendly holiday destinations in the world. The well-renowned home of great weather, pasties and the South West Coast Path accumulated more recommendations in a survey of 2,000 parents than any other destination in the world.

Cornwall came top thanks to its array of beautiful beaches, child-friendly restaurants and the relatively short journey time needed to get there. Devon, Somerset, Dorset and the Isle of Wight were other UK destinations that reached the top ten list.

Cornwall beat Orlando in Florida, and saw off the American hotspot’s vast theme parks and gorgeous weather mainly down to the fact that Cornwall is cheaper and easier to get to.

The top 25 family-friendly destinations included other popular spots from across the United Kingdom, with the Peak District, Dorset, Somerset and Wales among the most child-friendly areas in the world.

Family-friendly Holidays – The Top 25

1. Cornwall, UK
2. Orlando, USA
3. Devon, UK
4. Majorca
5. Costa Del Sol, Spain
6. Isle of Wight
7. Menorca
8. Dorset, UK
9. Somerset, UK
10. Tenerife
11. Gran Canaria
12. Lanzarote
13. Brittany, France
14. Fuerteventura
15. Lake District, UK
16. North Wales, UK
17. Cyprus
18. Ireland
19. Corfu, Greece
20. Crete, Greece
21. West Wales, UK
22. The Algarve
23. Yorkshire Dales, UK
24. Lapland
25. Peak District, UK

Picture: Tom Corser