Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink (41 miles)
Plymouth Pavillions Ice Rink
boasts the only ice rink in the South West, the Swiss Lake Ice Rink is fitted with a state-of-the-art light and disco system so the regular ice discos held here have the best sound around.
Holywell Bay Fun Park (3 miles)
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...
Cornwalls Crealy Adventure Park (9 miles)
Cornwalls Crealy Adventure Park
Voted best Cornwall Family Attraction, dash to Cornwalls Crealy Great Adventure Park for thrills and spills galore. Plus discover wild rides, awesome indoor play, great adventures and the NEW Crocodiles Corner Reptile House. Magical Family Fun Guaranteed!
Flambards Experience (23 miles)
The best thrill and family rides in Cornwall, including our new Skyraker drop tower, a childrens 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 Blitz.
Lands End Visitors Centre (37 miles)
Lands End Visitors Centre
Motion theatre show and family exhibition, plus interactive Arthur's Quest plus 4D cinematic experience, with stunning special effects.
Blue Reef Aquarium (< 1 mile)
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!
Newquay Zoo (< 1 mile)
Get closer to over 130 species at 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 âÂ" a perfect day out for the whole family!
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (18 miles)
Orca Sea Safaris (18 miles)
Orca Sea Safaris
Wildlife watching and coastal boat trips from Falmouth. Running from the historic port of Falmouth, our boat trips aim to introduce you to the outstanding beauty of our coastline, while looking for wildlife that may be in the area. Wildlife could include Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Seals or many other species...
Paradise Park (22 miles)
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.
National Seal Sanctuary (23 miles)
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...
Porfell Wildlife Park (23 miles)
Porfell Wildlife Park
At Porfell you will meet wallabies, marmosets, snakes, lemurs, meerkats, porcupines and of course 'Bert' the capybara as well as all your favourite farmyard animals and pets.
The Monkey Sanctuary (29 miles)
The Monkey Sanctuary
Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, we have been offering a safe home to monkeys in need since 1964. 2013 Award Winners.
Much more than just monkeys, it's a great day out for the whole family, and you can rest assured that all income goes to support out charitable work.
Dairyland Farm World (4 miles)
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.
Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre (8 miles)
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.
Carruan Farm Centre (14 miles)
Carruan Farm Centre
Childrens Farm with Calf Pen Soft Play Barn and Pirate Ship, Farm Animals, Cuddle Corner, Pedal Go Karts, Crazy Football, Indoor Big Bale Assault Course, Farmers Tennis, Croquet, Sheep Racing, Tractor and Trailer Tours and Sheepdogs in Action.
The Camel Centre (25 miles)
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.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (38 miles)
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!
Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park (12 miles)
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...
National Maritime Museum Cornwall (18 miles)
National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Features diverse collection of approximately 140 small craft from Great Britain and overseas, and spans the past 150 years. Includes virtual tour.
Tate St Ives (22 miles)
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 (26 miles)
Museum of Witchcraft
'The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall, houses the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for over forty years and is amongst Cornwall's most popular museums.'
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (36 miles)
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.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (40 miles)
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust
'An award-winning, evocative museum and visitor centre in the heart of the Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site and Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Just four miles west of Tavistock the historic port, mine workings and Estate, border the beautiful River Tamar....
Oasis Fun Pool (2 miles)
Oasis Fun Pool
Indoor and outdoor leisure swimming with flumes, fountains, waterfalls, geysers and a gentle fun slide for small ones.
Loe Beach Watersports (14 miles)
Loe Beach Watersports
Whether you want to Learn to Sail, Hire a Kayak, Windsurf or hire a Motor Boat we can help at Loe Beach... A watersports haven!
Dragon Leisure Centre (17 miles)
Dragon Leisure Centre
This six-lane heated indoor pool is of the highest standard and includes a flume, learner pool and spectator facilities.
Ships and Castles Fun Pool (18 miles)
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.
Hayle Swimming Pool (21 miles)
Hayle Swimming Pool
Traditional unheated mid-1970s 25m outdoor pool. It normally opens in early June with lifeguards provided by the Council 7 days a week.
Coverack Windsurfing Centre (27 miles)
Coverack Windsurfing Centre
The Centre, established in 1982 has become the premier destination in the heart of South West Cornwall, offering residential and non-residential Windsurfing Holidays and RYA Courses.
Jubilee Pool (29 miles)
Spectacular open-air sea-water tidal lido with children's pool in middle. Open daily from May to September. Warning: can get cold! Wetsuits for kids advised.
The Splash (38 miles)
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 with the thrill of the wave machine and a chance to ride the flume.
Snappys (13 miles)
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.
Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play (15 miles)
Kidzworld Indoor Play (16 miles)
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 (17 miles)
Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre
All weather indoor children's soft play centre and Laser Storm arena for children and adults located in the Falmouth & Penryn area. Our huge 12,500 sq. ft. facility includes a high quality Cafe serving fresh food, coffee, soft drinks and fully licensed bar.
Toddler Sessions Daily During Term Time...
Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (20 miles)
Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre
A family friendly pub with a Wacky Warehouse style play area. Great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in Cornwall with children.
Colliford Lake Park (23 miles)
Colliford Lake Park
Kids can run wild at the Colliford Kids Kingdom in the mega ball pool, mazes, toboggan run and rollers. Head to the Woodland Kingdom for the demon drop slide, bumper boats, pedaloes and eco-carts or take part in a nature trail in the Moorland Kingdom.
One2eleven (23 miles)
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’...
Poldark Mine (20 miles)
Guided mine tours and evening ghost tours through some of Britain's oldest open mine workings, where you also take part in Gold Panning, Circus Skills and Pottery Throwing. Play area and kids quiz too.
Carnglaze Caverns (24 miles)
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.
Geevor Tin Mine (32 miles)
Geevor Tin Mine
Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with many surface buildings, a guided underground tour through 18th and 19th century workings, shop and a cafe.
National Lobster Hatchery (11 miles)
National Lobster Hatchery
A Visitors Centre is attached to this marine conservation, research and education charity which offers interactive displays, young lobsters to meet, plus a resident giant lobster and Edible and Spider Crabs.
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre (15 miles)
Charlestown Shipwreck Centre
Housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, the centre has a interesting collection of objects rescued from shipwrecks - kids can also play with remote controlled boats in a mini version of the port and dock outside
Lanhydrock (17 miles)
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...
Pendennis Castle (18 miles)
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...
Tintagel Castle (23 miles)
With its spectacular location on Cornwalls dramatic and windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of magic and myth where the legend of King Arthur was born. This historic spot is rich in flora and fauna and provides a breeding ground for sea birds, lizards and butterflies. Tintagel Castle is...
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum (25 miles)
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!
Callington Space Centre (34 miles)
Callington Space Centre
The Callington Space Centre is a project aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space science throughout the community.Based at Callington in Cornwall, UK the Space Centre is working hard, through education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels, to increase awareness of the universe in which we live.
BF Adventure (18 miles)
Outdoor activity centre based near Penryn & Falmouth offering adventure sports for young and old. Activities include Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Archery, Canoeing, Zip wire and lots of fun games and challenges in and around the Adventure quarry.
Thanks for all the great things to do and Ice Skating Rinks and Rollerskating near Newquay with kids you keep sending in.
Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
Also teachers may find the site useful for ideas for the best places to take their classes on school journeys with many historical and educational atractions listed
So, if you've been for great days out with the kids, or a school trip, which isn't shown above, just send in an email and we'll add it on so people visiting on holidays and all the other children in Cornwall can enjoy the great day out as well.
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