You may have seen my previous post about becoming an Approved Family Friendly Assessor. As my first assessment I visited Juliot’s Well in Cornwall. The park has lodges, caravans and a touring field and is in a great location for exploring the north Cornwall coast.
The park is very well set up for young children, with a nicely heated outdoor pool and lots of space for them to run around and be free. Although the park is comprised of 33 acres, a lot of this is fields and woodland so the main accommodation area does not feel vast or sprawling and is great if you are worried about children wandering too far. The site is very safe for children to ride around on their scooters or bikes.
The park is a great base for a holiday and I understand from staff that most people tend to explore Cornwall during the day and head back to the park in the evening.
The Coach House restaurant serves excellent evening meals. The children’s menu is varied and has a good selection of ‘side orders’ although the portions are so huge it is unlikely that children would need to order more! During high season they do have entertainment on some evenings. Whilst we were there the children really enjoyed a children’s disco and Michelle who led this was really good at getting them all involved in the games.
We stayed in one of their new caravans which was amazing. Definitely the nicest caravan we have had the pleasure to stay in. The caravan had a decking area so that you could sit and enjoy a meal in the sunshine and a really nice touch was that the decking area had a lockable gate. Nice to be able to leave the children playing outside without having to worry about them wandering off.
We arrived to find the beds all made up (so nice not to have to take your own bedding) and a nice soft towel in the bathroom. It’s these little touches that make a difference I think.
From the park, there is a lovely walk down to the ancient ‘Juliot’s Well’. Many years ago this was a well-known resting place for pilgrims and is still believed to have magical powers!
There are some lovely places to visit near here. Boscastle and Tintagel are the closest but also, further afield is the Eden Project which is not to be missed if you are coming to Cornwall.
Here are some photos of our visit.