Trethem Mill Touring Park on the Roseland Peninsula has announced that it will be a child-free zone from April 2021.

Jane and Ian Akeroyd, who run the park together with their son Jake and Ian’s father Derek, said they believe that the decision will be welcomed by many visitors.

“There are lots of superb holiday parks throughout Cornwall which cater for families with youngsters,” said Jane Akeroyd.

“Our specialisation, though, is peaceful, well-kept surroundings in glorious countryside – and we tend to attract the type of visitors who are seeking exactly that type of escape.

“Some of our guests are teachers and child care professionals, and are perhaps happy not to be reminded of their day jobs when they go away for a break.

“Others include young professionals in motorhomes and campervans, and also mature couples who just want to take it easy and enjoy the birdsong,” she added.

In preparation for its new status next April, the business has joined the Tranquil Parks group which comprises 40-plus independently-owned adults-only UK holiday parks.