News from Budock Vean

Teenage Friendly Activities This May Half-Term


From the thrill seekers, to those who prefer a gentler pace, experience the fun in the clutches of the Skyforce to a dizzying spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster. Be sure to check out the amazing view at the top of the only drop, twisting ride The Sky Raker before plummeting back down to earth.

Flambards is open daily for May half term fun from Saturday 27 May to Sunday 4 June with more details to be announced soon.

To find out more, please visit: Flambards Theme Park

Via Ferrata

Originating in the Alps during WW1 to enable troops to cross mountains, Via Ferrata is a climbing route like no other. Metal steps, suspension bridges and zip wires make it one of the most adrenaline-filled climbing activities in the country. Embark on an unforgettable journey through historic granite quarries, push your boundaries and challenge yourself. Along the way, you’ll climb cliff faces, traverse high wires, and finally enjoy a stunning zip-line ride through the picturesque landscape of Cornwall. Test your courage and join this epic outdoor adventure.

To find out more, please visit: Via Ferrata

The Track

Set on a five-acre floodlit site, the contained trails at The Track offer a physical challenge to riders of all ages and abilities. Riders can expect to find dirt jumps to match their level of riding competence and give them the opportunity to hone and improve their existing riding skills either on the competition-quality trails or in the safety of the UK’s largest multi-ramp foam pit.

To find out more, please visit: The Track

Children’s Sailing Trust

Why not make this the year you give sailing a go. The Children’s Sailing Trust offers a range of courses for adults and children, including in the school holidays, plus improver sailing and bespoke tuition that helps improve skills and confidence. Learn to sail on the Helford River as part of a holiday to remember.

Since 1997, Children’s Sailing Trust has provided sailing classes for over 5,000 local school children and those visiting on holiday. Summer 2021 saw the brand new fully-accessible water sports centre at Trevassack Lake on The Lizard, providing further opportunities for children and families, with even the most severe physical disabilities, financial challenges and special educational needs, to get out on the water.

To find out more, please visit: Children’s Sailing Trust

Stithians Lake

Stithians Lake is the perfect place to visit this May half term for an enjoyable family adventure full of new experiences. They have an action packed activity programme suitable for all ages and abilities that includes sailing, windsurfing. Kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and raft building.

Their ‘Have a go’ sessions are a great way to try an activity for the first time with friends and family. The two hour sessions are led by qualified instructors and are an ideal opportunity to gain skills and have fun. You can also hire a variety of watersports equipment or launch your own craft at Stithians Lake. 

To find out more, please visit: South West Lakes Trust

Koru Kayaking

We know we’re biased but we think Cornwall is one of the most impressive spots in the United Kingdom, from its dramatic coastline to the beautiful in-land waterways. Kayak straight from the hotel’s Helford River foreshore on one of Koru’s guided kayak tours which is the ultimate way to discover the remote beauty on offer in this part of the world.  They offer two hour tours with an experienced guide using sit on kayaks. 

The Helford & Frenchman’s Creek Kayak Adventure launches from the private beach of Budock Vean Hotel and explores the area that was used as inspiration for Daphne Du Maurier’s famous novel.

To find out more, please visit: Koru Kayaking

… and if anyone likes skateboarding try Mount Hawke Skatepark