By Terri-Anne Whitehouse
When I look back to all the memories of Newquay in Cornwall, they’ll always be the best ones – even the slow moving traffic that makes the journey time ten times longer is a happy one.
We spent a week in Cornwall every year in our cramped, overcrowded caravan and I loved it. The noise of my brothers running around with our cousins waking everyone up, the smell of bacon and sausages being cooked and my dad and grandad walking back from the local paper shop arguing over football are the things that made those holidays so great.
For our family, a holiday is based on doing nothing for seven days and hopefully coming back home with a great tan and that’s what happened on our holidays.
Every day was spent the same and I never grew tired of it – in the mornings we walked along the quirky beach shop front, buying thousands of pieces of rock for friends when school started in September.
When 12 o’ clock hit we headed for the beach spending the whole afternoon there building sandcastles, digging holes and eating the best fish and chips in the world, only leaving when the sun did.
So what makes Cornwall so special?
It’s not just the mesmerising views, beautiful beaches or the chaotic tourist streets full of brilliant souvenirs that attracts over five million people a year, but the friendly faces, and welcoming smiles from the locals, happy to give you some places or activities for your family to enjoy that makes it for me, one of the best places in England.
So if you’re thinking of getting away for the week with the kids I will always recommend Cornwall over anywhere abroad because for me nothing compares, I fell in love with Cornwall and I’m sure you will too.