Set just inside the Camel Estuary near St. Columb, the picturesque town of Padstow is a short drive from the Resort, boasting gastronomic delights such as Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant and Paul Ainsworth’s Number 6, the town is a foodie’s paradise. From here, catch the foot ferry across to the neighbouring town of Rock. Protected by a headland, Rock is a boating paradise and popular with royalty and the rich and famous. Click here for an essential guide to Rock.
Slightly further afield…
If you venture up the coast you will arrive at the surf haven of Polzeath, a spectacular beach with a waterfront restaurant and a host of surf stores. Slightly further afield is the stunning fishing village of Port Isaac, now well known thanks to the ‘Doc Martin’ television series.
Beautiful beaches and magnificent coastline notwithstanding, there is plenty to do in Cornwall and, at Aria Resorts, nowhere is very far away. Experience the wonders of the Eden Project and explore the largest indoor rainforest in the world or immerse yourself in mystery by visiting Tintagel Castle, said to be the birthplace of King Arthur. For a tasty tipple, pop down the road to one of our partner attractions, the award-winning vineyard Trevibban Mill or Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm.
FUN FOR ALL THE FAMILY…
If you love wildlife and enjoy animal encounters, then Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium are musts. Keep an eye out for our regular Blue Reef Aquarium competitions to have a chance to win family entry! Why not pop into the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre which is right on our doorstep! A fun family day out can also be found at Dairyland, near Newquay. Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park is perfect for families with youngsters of all ages, whatever the weather. Children will also love Lappa Valley Steam Railway, The Bodmin and Wenford Steam Railway is just the ticket too!
Your family adventure sorted!
Looking for a family day out in Cornwall the little ones will love? Lappa Valley is the only attraction in Cornwall that transports families on an exciting steam train ride into a secret world of traditional fun and family adventures. Children will jump for joy at the idea of trains and boats, exploring nature, letting off steam in the outdoor spaces. There's even a café where they can refuel before leaping back into the adventure.
We are very pleased to be partnering up with the team at Lappa Valley to offer Aria Resorts guests £1 off per person. Simply quote “ARIA RESORTS” when paying for your exciting day of adventure.
Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation - Newquay Zoo is home to some critically endangered species including the beautiful Red Pandas, Owston’s Civets and Black Wildebeest.
Healey's Cyder Farm
Explore, sample and enjoy a day out with the whole family. It’s free entry to the farm, free parking and of course, free samples of a range of ciders. With guided tours and farm animals too!
BLUE REEF AQUARIUM
Over 40 naturally themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exotic seas. Come face to face with freshwater turtles, watch pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish!
Dairyland Farm World, near Newquay, offers a fantastic adventure park to suit all ages.From slides to the nature trail, tractor rides and pony rides, to milking the cows, feeding our animals and touring our museums. A visit promises a great value family day out!
Trevibban Mill is an award-winning vineyard known for its stunning collection of Cornish wines and cider and locally sourced food where you can relax in the lush surroundings encompassing 11,000 vines and 1,700 apple trees.