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Things To Do & Days Out in Cornwall
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Flambards Experience The best thrill and family rides in Cornwall, including our new Skyraker drop tower, a children's rides area, huge undercover play areas, top quality entertainment shows in the high season, award winning exhibitions including the internationally acclaimed Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the...
Holywell Bay Fun Park Wheels for all ages, from the hi-octane F1 go-karts, right down to the Kiddy Karts for toddlers. If it's water-based fun you're after, battle boats and bumper boats will go down a storm. A fiendish maze, a shooting range, trampoline, crazy golf and much more, including a fabulous 18-hole pitch and...
Lands End Visitors Centre Motion theatre show and family exhibition, plus interactive Arthur's Quest plus 4D cinematic experience, with stunning special effects.
Camel Creek Adventure Park is a theme park suitable for younger children which is full of adventure and fun!
Newquay Zoo Get closer to over 130 species at the award winning Newquay Zoo! See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation - a perfect day out for the whole family!
Blue Reef Aquarium Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to enchanting seahorses!
The Monkey Sanctuary We have been offering a safe and beautiful woodland home to monkeys in need since 1964. Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and all income goes to support out charitable work.
National Seal Sanctuary Experience animal welfare in action at Europe's busiest Seal Rescue centre Encounter fascinating Seals, playful otters and comical penguins in our fantastic underwater viewing areas. Visit a working seal Hospital and meet our resident Sealions.Daily interactive talks and feeding demonstrations make this...
Paradise Park With over 650 birds and animals including red pandas, red squirrels, otters, macaws, toucans, eagles, owls, lorikeets, donkeys, rabbits, and many more. Enjoy flying displays, close encounters, the fun farm, parrot jungle, the indoor JungleBarn play centre, the Otter Pool cafe and more.
Orca Sea Safaris Wonderful wildlife watching and coastal boat trips from Falmouth, which could include Dolphins, Basking Sharks and Seals along the Cornish Coastline. Cheery and informative commentary describes shipwrecks, smugglers tales, fascinating local history and the local marine environment. Over 6s.
Porfell Wildlife Park Come check out some seriously exotic animals as all your farmyard favourites. Cool Maassi Village and wonderful Woodland Walks to explore too, plus Owl Flying experiences and the chance to be a Bee Keeper for a day!
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary Aims to conserve rare bird species from all round the world and educate people about all the birds and animals on display.
Screech Owl Sanctuary Owl Sanctuary with over 30 different species of owl and a hand-tame area. Meet the other animals that live there as well and run yourselves ragged on the playground! Guided tours plus falconry courses and handling days available too!
Fowey Aquarium Small aquarium with a small entry fee but a surprisingly wide range of fish, plus eels, crabs and lobsters. Touch pool plus lots of fascinating information about local marine life.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!
Dairyland Farm World Childrens Farm and the Bull Pen which offers 12,000 square feet of indoor play gym for toddlers and older children including climbing nets, astra slides, drop slides, fireman pole, ball pools, and tumble tower.
The Camel Centre Walk the farm trail, explore the area of outstanding beauty and see the camels and Colin the Wallaby up close in this unusual farm with a giant sand pit, childrens play area and picnic area, cafe, farm shop, and gift shop.
Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre Bird of Prey Centre with 3 displays each day allowing you to watch hawks, owls, falcons, vultures and eagles in flight plus there are other unusual farm animals to see, waterfowl lake and a small play area with slide, swings and seesaw.
Old MacDonalds Farm is a farm park attraction. We offer animals, rides and free range family fun. Pony rides, tractors, roller racers, trampolines, climbing frames, crazy golf, even a ride on the miniature train, everything is included in price.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall From great views atop the tower to the underwater tidal windows, this is a nautical delight for shipmates of every age, whether taking it educationally or just enjoying the spectacle.
Tate St Ives There is always something for families to do at Tate St Ives. Activity packs, interactive talks and a friendly staff team ensure that Tate St Ives provides ways for children and adults to explore the exhibitions together.
Museum of Witchcraft Discover the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia at one of Cornwall’s most popular museums. Interesting items to investigate, fascinating facts to learn, and a space to park your broomstick outside!
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum Tells the story of electric telegraph communication over land and through cables under the sea. exhibitions, tunnels and sculpture garden with picnic area.
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park Wheal Martyn is the UK's only China Clay Mining Heritage Centre, set within 26 acres of nature trails amongst a preserved Victorian clay works. There is plenty of outside space, a children's challenge trail as well as an indoor interactive discovery centre. A truly unique day out suitable for all...
Ships and Castles Fun Pool Fantastic fun pool with loads of great features including wave machine, river ride, slide and loads for the little ones as well: great family day out in Cornwall.
The Splash Enjoy an all year round tropical atmosphere featuring a 33 metre, 5 lane swimming pool, with wave machine and flume! The Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers general leisure swimming for all the family.
Loe Beach Watersports Offering kayaks, paddleboards, motorboats, rowboats and sailing dinghies for lessons and hire.
Coverack Windsurfing Centre offering residential and non residential Windsurfing Holidays and RYA Courses, plus boating and fishing trips, excursions and free surf kayak loans.
Oasis Fun Pool Indoor and outdoor leisure swimming with flumes, fountains, waterfalls, geysers and a gentle fun slide for small ones.
Hayle Swimming Pool Lovely outdoor pool in the heart of Hayle. Set in lawned garden, plenty of seating, changing rooms with showers, plus baby changing facilities. Open daily during the summer season, with lifeguards in attendance. Free Tuesday swim passes for local residents.
Dragon Leisure Centre Super little indoor pool with a whoosh flume slide! Great for a family splash about, with lane swimming and learner pool also available. Some soft play sessions offered too!
Kidzworld Indoor Play 54,000 sq ft of all weather adventure: explore smugglers cove, reach the summit of the treehouse, whoosh down fast slides or successfully climb the DigiWall. And with no height restrictions, mums, dads and grannies can play too!
Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre Our huge 12,500 sq. ft. alls rather soft play facility includes a high quality Cafe. Plus Each Week a new and exciting theme of activities, games, films and much more!
Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play Pirate themed fun for under 9s, with loads of imaginative pirate themed adventure play equipment to run, hide, climb and slide on! Plus dress up and play area just for the little ones.
Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre A family friendly pub with a fun multi level play area inside and seating options outside. Fresh from a refurb, re open June 2016!
Go Bananas Boasts the UK's first fully inflatable children’s indoor play area, offering bouncy adventure for 0 to 12 years years old. Under 5s area, plus sensory room and more!
One2eleven A fantastic, indoor play centre that is designed for interactive and imaginary play. The main play area includes slides, a cannon park, ball swamps, an assault course and a baby area. It has a unique ‘One2eleven Street’: 5 rooms that include an animal hospital, fancy-dress room and kids’...
Jungle Jacks Newquay Large indoor purpose built play frame for kids all ages, plus dedicated toddler area and good seating for adults too. Polite and first aid trained staff. Open all year.
Poldark Mine Guided tours, through some of Britain's oldest mine workings, fantastic for an educational insight into the region and the nature of mining as well as treat for fans of the TV series! All of the BBC Poldark 2015 underground sequences were filmed on the route of the mine tour deep below ground.
Geevor Tin Mine Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with interactive elements, a guided underground tour, shop and cafe. Very educational, but fun too.
Carnglaze Caverns consists of a guided tour around three underground caverns of Catherdral proportions set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.
Tintagel Castle With its spectacular location on this windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is where the legend of King Arthur was born and is rich in flora and fauna, sea birds, lizards and butterflies, besides it's own beach and cafe. Lovely!
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre Discover the many interesting things that have been recovered from shipwrecks, plus learn the full story of Charlestown harbour and the clay industry. Highlights include the RNLB Amelia, plus a German armoured dress diving suit!
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids' imaginations going!
Lanhydrock A National Trust managed estate with house, gardens, expanse of woodland, parks and riverside paths, tea room, restaurant and gift shops. Kids will love the Touch and Discover tables, the train trail around the house, the school room and Victorian toys, plus the adventure playground to burn off that last bit...
National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity with Visitors' Centre which offers interactive displays, young lobsters to meet, plus a resident giant lobster and Edible and their collection of Spider Crabs!
Pendennis Castle A fortress managed by English Heritage in lovely surroundings with plenty to see and do, transporting you to the times of the Tudors and the First and Second World Wars including the sights, sounds and smells of life as a soldier and a prisoner and interactive hands-on exhibitions to make a really memorable...
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre An opportunity to see a working lighthouse (that is over 250 years old!) from the inside. Visitor centre with exhibitions, an audiovisual room and interactive displays for the kids. Guided tours, which last about 40 minutes, are also available
Pirates Quest Discover the secrets of Pirate life as you journey through caves and coves with Captain Calico Jack and his swashbuckling crew! Now known as Pirates' Quest and better than ever!
Rollers Roller Rink Large roller rink welcoming skaters of all ages and abilities to a variety of session types, all with a dedicated Roller Disco theme! Fun, great exercise and really good for developing balance.
BF Adventure Outdoor activity centre offering adventure sports for young and old. Activities include Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Archery, Canoeing, Zip wire and lots more!
Hangloose Adventures For brave and hardy over 8s, this is a cluster of intense and frankly terrifying adrenaline activities from going 50mph on a giant swing on a cliff edge, to stunt jumping 10m down into an airbag, to going oomph in a Superman pose on the longest fastest zip wire in the country! Yeeha!
Indoor Active is home to Cornwall's only Clip n Climb, and has a 4-storey soft play for ages 0-11.
Lusty Glaze a unique leisure and education complex offering wet and dry thrills for adventurers over 5 years including one of Europe's largest zip lines, Minnows guided exploration, Junior Surfing and Bodyboarding classes plus Junior Lifeguard training.
Atlantic Pursuits - offer an action packed programme of extremely wet outdoor activities for adventure seekers of any age and no previous experience is needed! Includes , Canadian Canoeing, Boogie Boarding and Surfing!
Adrenalin Quarry An exciting day out with a thrilling Zip Wire, hurling you over a flooded quarry at speeds that'll get your heart pumping and it's suitable for all ages! Plus a Giant Swing on a cliff, and quarry coasteering: phew!
FlowRider at Retallack Resort The latest in board sports and the first in the UK - the FlowRider is a truly unique activity and a very memorable one. FlowRiding is sure to keep the kids happy and adults can either jump on as well or enjoy a drink on our sun decks overlooking the FlowRider.
Mount Hawke Skate Park Purpose built barn housing one of the largest skate parks in the UK! Suitable for all types of skaters from age 5 and older. Set up includes 2 mini ramps, BMX rhythm section, a skate grindbox section, and much more!
Mylor Sailing School A sailing school with lots of fun sessions for children. Swallows and Amazons at the weekends: sailing off to find treasures on hidden shores and lots of games. Family sailing experiences with beginner through to advanced sailing sessions available!
The Unit Skatepark is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX with ramps to suit all abilities. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop plus coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids.
Cornwall FootballGolf Park is a mix of crazy golf and football. Using the rules of golf players kick a football either around, through, over or under various obstacles before kicking into a cup hole in the ground. Ages 5 to 80!
Tamar Lakes Country Park Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities on the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, canoeing and pedalos.
Stithians Lake Country Park Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities on the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, rowing and canoeing.
Siblyback Lake Country Park An Outdoor Activity Centre with something for the whole family to enjoy, even the dog! Enjoy a wide range of activities both on and off the water including windsurfing, sailing, kayaking, wakeboarding, high ropes, cycling and walking.
St Ives Surf School provides a fun and safe environment for all ages to take a step into the world of water sports. Offering a range of activities our friendly staff will provide you with the best ocean experience.
Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre Ten pin bowling with video games, kiddie bumpers and ball ramps, and more! Ocean light bowling nights with "glow in the dark" lanes, pins and balls plus chart music
Trethorne Premier Bowl 8 lanes of classic family tenpin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas, animals, an arcade and a family restaurant plus 15 car dodgems rink!
Ozzell Bowl 8 newly refurbished MAD lanes, a brand new children's soft play area, their food bar offering quick convenient food, arcade games, pool tables, air hockey, and free Wi-Fi!
Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre 8 Lanes, well stocked bar with drinks promotions, 90 seat restaurant with a new improved menu, video games, pool tables, air hockey, welcoming staff.
Coast 2 Coast Karting offers arrive and drive for adults and children over the age of 8. Fantastic circuit, full safety briefing for all, full racing kit supplied.
St Eval Kart Circuit - is the UKs largest childrens go karting circuit and the south wests biggest and fastest adult circuit at 1.3km come rain or shine.
KartWorld Caters for all ages, with custom tracks and go karts for toddlers, children and adults!
The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail Suitable for the whole family, follow the directions whilst searching for the answers to solve the clues on the Padstow self guided mystery themed Treasure Trail to prove your detective skills to discover whodunit!
Bodmin and Wenford Railway is Cornwall's only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives, and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery. 4 stations to explore, loads of walks to enjoy, and great events throughout the year.
World of Model Railways Featuring over 40 trains travelling through a varied landscapes including town, country, seaside and even an Alpine Winter.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway A 2-mile steam train journey. Leisure park, paddle boats, canoes, 2 miniature railways, crazy golf, brick path maze. Site of the largest mine engine house in Cornwall. Woodland walks and play area. Admission fee includes all activities except coin-operated electric cars £1. Dogs on leads welcome...
Falmouth Boat Hire is a family friendly self drive boat experience. You step aboard a cabin boat and drive explore the wildlife and traditional smuggling tributaries of the Fal with your family. No experience needed. River Inns close by for a Cornish Cream Tea or a full lunch.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park An extraordinary adventure park offering great family entertainment, whatever the weather, in beautiful Cornish countryside plus new Beech Maze!
St Michaels Mount Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history and discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. The Marazion Play Park is just across the road.
Cardinham Woods is a beautiful mixed woodland, with a choice of waymarked trails that take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history. Woods Cafe is on site serving a delicious array of hot and cold food and there is a lovely play area for children.
Mount Edgcumbe Woodland, beach, park and pond, if you're looking for nature you can't go wrong here! Added interesting bits in the form of boat trips, an interactive sawmill and 'bat-cam'! Plus a historic house and gardens to explore.
St Marys Play Park Offers a fun pirate ship to clamber about on, challenging and imaginative climbing structures, plus classic swings and seesaw.
Trebah Gardens Subtropical gardens with a secluded beach at the bottom plus an Adventure Playground, Children's Trails, Visitor's Centre, Shop and Cafe.
St Nectans Glen A stunning locale for a family ramble: explore the natural 60ft waterfall and valley basin, search for mini beasts and get some great photos! Plus tea rooms, shop, gallery and nearby bus stop.
Constantine Bay A west facing long sandy beach with a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, though suitable for experienced surfers only.
Carnewas at Bedruthan An extensive and picturesque sandy beach for walkers and sunbathers, where dogs are welcome but entering the water is not advised and you need to know the tide timetable to use the staircase or you may get trapped!
St Ives Bay A cluster of sandy beaches with varying types of ambience, from sheltered and calm to great surfing territory.
Sennen Cove Sheltered by the mighty headland of Pedn men du, the Cove is tucked into the southeast corner of Whitesand Bay, with Sennen Cove Beach and Gwenver Beach to the northeast.
Porthcurno Beach A perfect sandy beach with superb coastal scenery and summer lifeguard cover. There is a small flight of steps to the beach.
Praa Sands Sandy beach with good surfing and good local amenities and summer lifeguard cover.
The Lizard and Kynance Cove Super for exploring this place is full of caves, birds and flowers. Ditch the beach towel for the hiking boots and binoculars! Plus Marconi's historic wireless experiments are celebrated at The Lizard Wireless Station and the Marconi Centre at Poldhu.
Kennack Sands The bigger, western beach is is sandy and has all the facilities, and is well known as a safe swimming and surfing spot with 5ft waves in good conditions. Lifeguard cover May to September.
The Bar and Cove Vean Isolated but safe for swimming and snorkelling with plenty of rock pools to explore. Two separate linked beaches, both sandy, one with bronze age remains to explore.
Pentle Bay White sanded beach with excellent and safe swimming and snorkelling conditions though no lifeguard.
Bryher Beach Isolated little sandy beach with a couple more along side it! One is good for shells, one is good for snorkelling, they're all great for families who don't mind the absence of facilities.
Porthmeor Beach An expansive Blue Flagged beach with crisp golden sand, perfect for hitting the surf, making a splash in the shallows or just getting on with some serious sandcastle building.
Fistral Beach A sandy beach backed by dunes, extremely popular with surfers. Surf hire and school facility 50 metres from the waters edge offering a variety of options.
Perranporth Beach A sandy beach with rock pools, welcoming surfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and paddling.
Godrevy Head Sandy beach popular with surfers, good coastal walks and views plus surf school and equipment hire.
Porthminster Beach Blue Flag awarded waters meeting a golden sandy beach, with dunes backs and palm tress adding to the tropical feel.
Crantock Beach Family and dog friendly stunning sandy beach. There are a variety of things to do, including seal watching and surfing. Also plenty to see, such as a massive dune system and historical ruins.
St Agnes Beaches Boasting Porthtowan and Chapel Porth beaches, Trevaunance Cove and Trevellas Porth, this area is a delight to explore in the summer with differing qualities to enjoy and some cool annual events!
Royal Cinema Showing all the latest in family films in comfortable and modern facilities.
Eden Project a unique living theatre of plants and people. The two large iconic Biomes and outdoor landscape contain plants from around the world. Come and discover the plants that we rely on for food, clothing, medicine and have a fun family day out at the same time.
Polperro Model Village Seven different stories of legends and superstitions from Cornish folklore and a chance to meet Merlin the Wizard. There is also a large 00 guage railway and a model village. Great ideas if you're looking for things to do in Cornwall with children.
Lost Gardens of Heligan Mysterious and beautiful estate to explore, with Victorian Productive Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, a subtropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project and more! Open all year, with lots to see. Well behaved dogs are welcome.
Cornwall Gold Parkland, restaurant, bear works, pottery studio, find-a-fossil, 9 hole crazy golf, sand sifting and gem panning, goldsmiths' display and the Tolgas Tin Mill: loads to keep curious kids happy for hours!
Country Skittles A fantastic fun-filled family venue in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall. It's warm, friendly and absolutely great fun With skittle (bowling) alleys, lots of board games, a shooting gallery and great food it is perfect for a fun family visit.
Trethorne Leisure Park We have something for all ages, whatever the weather. Large indoor and outdoor play areas offer a dropslide, ball pool and ball blaster, bungee run, crazy golf, paddleboats and much more. Plus the animals, bowling alleys, dodgems, bars, games arcade and restaurant!
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre A farm park and pony centre offering a hands on experience with a variety of animals plus trampolines, rowing boats and pedal go karts, and an indoor play barn with slides and multilevel play area!
Heartlands State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and more.
Newton Equestrian Offering access to their friendly crowd of horses and ponies for lessons in their indoor and outdoor facilities, beach hacks, and a cute pets' corner as a bonus!
Cornish Riding Holidays is a riding school and riding holiday centre providing lessons and hacks for all abilities and ages (from 4 years old). Also, fully inclusive unaccompanied riding holidays for families during school holidays and adults only during term time. BHS, ABRS and Ofstead approved.
Black Paw Laser Storm Zero contact combat gaming for adventurous over 5s, who will love getting to grips with their harmless but impressive laser phasor and stalking the enemy through the custom arena! Zap!