The Splash (< 1 mile)
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.
Atlantic Pursuits (4 miles)
offer an action packed programme of extremely wet outdoor activities for adventure seekers of any age and no previous experience is needed! Includes Kayaking, Canadian Canoeing, Boogie Boarding and Surfing!
Harlequinns Leisure (7 miles)
has six fun packed levels for up to 12s including a separate toddler area. Ten pin bowling, cafe, and arcade with air hockey and dance machines all also available on site!
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure (7 miles)
Bowling at Harlequinns Leisure
Classic family ten pin bowling, plus their indoor play has six fun packed levels! For up to 12s including a cool separate toddler area.
The Gnome Reserve (11 miles)
The Gnome Reserve
4 acre reserve home to more than 1000 garden gnomes and pixies. Put on your gnome hat and say hello!
Museum of Witchcraft (12 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.'
Dragon Archery (12 miles)
Learn the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision with themed archery ranges and moving targets such as dinosaurs, orcs and wolves.
Milky Way Adventure Park (13 miles)
Milky Way Adventure Park
With Devon's largest rollercoaster, droid destroyer dodgems, fantastic live shows throughout the day and an innovative new play space for 0-6 year olds there really is something for the whole family! All the rides, shows and vast indoor play areas are included in the price.
Clovelly Village (13 miles)
A whole village full of friendly people and unusual things to do, like visiting a donkey, making a scarf, or flying an owl! Plus boat trips, loads of other craft workshops and simple fishing from the harbour wall. It's like a living kid's TV show!
St Nectans Glen (13 miles)
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.
Tintagel Castle (15 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...
Hidden Valley Discovery Park (15 miles)
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
is an extraordinary adventure park in beautiful Cornish countryside offering Daring Crystal Challenges and the Vault; tranquil lakes and forest walks. Miniature and ride on trains, the mysterious secret fountain and a beech hedge maze!
Trethorne Premier Bowl (15 miles)
Trethorne Premier Bowl
8 lanes of classic family tenpin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas, animals, dodgem cars and an arcade plus family restaurant.
Trethorne Leisure Park (15 miles)
Trethorne Leisure Park
We have something for all ages, whatever the weather. Large indoor and outdoor play areas offer a dropslide, ball pool, ball-blaster, bungee-run, crazy golf, paddleboats and much more. Feed the lambs, milk the cow and hold the smaller animals. There are bowling alleys, dodgems, bars, games arcade and...
The Unit Skatepark (16 miles)
The Unit Skatepark
is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop with coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids. We have ramps to suit all ages and abilities.
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre (18 miles)
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
45,000 sq ft undercover attraction packed full of fun exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays with working rides to enjoy that will bring back your parents' childhood!
Atlantis Adventure Park (18 miles)
Atlantis Adventure Park
Mini golf, indoor and playgrounds, jumping pillow, rides, maze and gold panning. Interspersed with shopping experiences.
The Big Sheep (18 miles)
The Big Sheep
Highlights include: Sheep Racing, Lamb Bottle Feeding, Indoor Animal Barn, Twister Ride, Tractor Farm Safari, Train & Piggy Rides, Ewetopia Indoor Playground, Battlefield Live, Mountain Boarding, Splash Zone and much more! Voted Devon's Attraction of the Year 2013/2014 by Visit Devon!
Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum (19 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!
Dartington Crystal Glass (20 miles)
Dartington Crystal Glass
'Around 200,000 people visit Dartington each year - A Great Day Out for all the family. Whilst here you will learn about the 40 years of history with Dartington Crystal at the Audio Visual Theatre, follow the Dartington Timeline from 1967 to present day, then watch the expert Master Engraving demonstration;...
RHS Garden Rosemoor (20 miles)
RHS Garden Rosemoor
65-acre garden with lots of family activities, a childrens trail and The Brash picnic and play area with interactive and creative play opportunities.
Westward Ho! Beach (20 miles)
Westward Ho! Beach
Blue Flag award winning sand and pebble beach offering good swimming, water sports and some local entertainments. At very low tides you can see the remains of a mesolithic sunken forest!
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall (20 miles)
The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall
Lead and top rope walls plus massive wooden boulder! Youth climbing club based here at weekends will accept members as young as 7. Loads of routes and options available, plus classes and training.
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre (22 miles)
Skern Lodge Outdoor Activity Centre
Get wet, climb high, stay low, whatever you want, you can do it! Play as a family or leave the adults at home, either way everyone can find fun, challenge, inspiration and laughter at Skern.
Lundy Island (24 miles)
Why not take a trip out to Lundy Island where there are many guided rambles and walks and snorkelling safaris in the summer. Guided tours and wildlife walks available. Pub on island serving hot food.
Museum of Dartmoor Life (25 miles)
Museum of Dartmoor Life
- you can discover what has happened to the Dartmoor environment over time and see how Dartmoor people have made a living and changed Dartmoor in doing so. You may even recognise your grandparents' kitchen and living room, but not necessarily the prices they had to pay for things in their time.
Okehampton Castle (25 miles)
The remains of the largest castle in Devon, in an outstandingly picturesque setting that won't help at all when you tell the kids it's meant to be haunted! Riverside picnic area and woodland walks around the castle grounds with a stream teeming with wildlife.
Carnglaze Caverns (25 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.
North Devon Falconry (25 miles)
North Devon Falconry
Enjoy a day hunting with their trained Harris' hawks in some of the UK's most beautiful countryside. You will receive a brief lesson in handling this magnificent bird of prey and will enjoy the reassurance of being under the watchfull eye of one of the expert falconers at all times.
The Bar and Cove Vean (25 miles)
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.
Callington Space Centre (25 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.
Simmons Park (25 miles)
Adventure playgrounds and meadow nature walks, pitch and putt course, sports pitches, cricket field, bowling green and bandstand. Plus formal gardens.
Roylands Riding Stables (25 miles)
Roylands Riding Stables
BHS approved riding centre offering lessons plus beach, dense woodland and sand dune hacks. Dressage and jumping lessons also available. Absolute beginners and families with mixed levels welcome!
Tamar Valley Donkey Park (26 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!
Tree Surfers (26 miles)
Outdoor adventure for the whole family. Test yourselves on our tree top ropes trail with rope bridges, Tarzan swings and zip wires. Hire a bike to explore 30kms of woodland trails through the Tamar Valley, or see if you are more Robin Hood than Maid Marion on our Archery range.
Cardinham Woods (26 miles)
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.
Braunton and District Museum (26 miles)
Saunton Sands (26 miles)
Miles of soft sand backed by the UK's largest dune system but in places it is dangerous for swimming.
Constantine Bay (26 miles)
A west facing long sandy beach with a reputation as one of the best surfing beaches in Cornwall, though suitable for experienced surfers only.
Bodmin and Wenford Railway (26 miles)
Bodmin and Wenford Railway
The 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.
National Lobster Hatchery (26 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.
Padstow Treasure Trail (26 miles)
Padstow Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Cornwall? Don’t just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! Enjoy a fun, family walk in the fresh air, explore the locality and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time.
Dartmoor Treasure Trail (26 miles)
Dartmoor Treasure Trail
Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Dartmoor? Why not try a Treasure Trail! These fun and exciting trails will teach you fascinating facts about the area and show you some beautiful scenery. Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air whilst solving an intriguing mystery!
Meadowlands (26 miles)
features a family leisure pool with fabulous flume slide and interactive water fun features for children, plus length pool for serious swimming, exercise and development.
Play Planet (26 miles)
is an indoor soft play centre for kids aged 0 to 11. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler area there is plenty to keep children entertained. There is also a cafe where you can sit and relax with a coffee, cake or light lunch.
Dragon Leisure Centre (27 miles)
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!
Skating at Lets Go (27 miles)
Skating at Lets Go
The highly advanced ICE-Y-BLUE skating rink, built in Germany and the first to be installed anywhere in the UK, is precision engineered to provide an even gliding surface and realistic ice experience without the downsides associated with real ice, such as the usual cold and damp, or wet knees!
Bowling at Lets Go (27 miles)
Bowling at Lets Go
A new dimension to a tenpin bowling day created by adding ice skating, laser tag, karaoke pods and modern arcade gaming as well as pool and snooker facilities into the mix.
Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust (27 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....
North Devon Leisure Centre (27 miles)
North Devon Leisure Centre
Standard swimming facilities with the bonus of 1m and 3m springboards! Creche and small indoor soft play area also on site.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Bude 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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