Paradise Park (< 1 mile)
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.
Hayle Swimming Pool (< 1 mile)
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.
Coast 2 Coast Karting (< 1 mile)
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.
Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre (2 miles)
Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre
A family friendly pub with a fun multi level play area inside and seating options outside. Great idea if you're looking for fun things to do in Cornwall with children.
Country Skittles (3 miles)
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.
Porthminster Beach (3 miles)
Blue Flag awarded waters meeting a golden sandy beach, with dunes backs and palm tress adding to the tropical feel.
Royal Cinema (3 miles)
Showing all the latest in family films in comfortable and modern facilities.
St Ives Bay (4 miles)
St Ives Bay
A cluster of sandy beaches with varying types of ambience, from sheltered and calm to great surfing territory.
Tate St Ives (4 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.
Porthmeor Beach (4 miles)
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.
Godrevy Head (4 miles)
Sandy beach popular with surfers, good coastal walks and views plus surf school and equipment hire.
St Michaels Mount (5 miles)
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.
Sennen Cove (6 miles)
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 (6 miles)
A perfect sandy beach with superb coastal scenery and summer lifeguard cover. There is a small flight of steps to the beach.
Jubilee Pool (7 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 Lizard and Kynance Cove (7 miles)
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 (7 miles)
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.
Heartlands (7 miles)
State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and more.
Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play (8 miles)
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.
Skullduggery (8 miles)
Infra red laser tag is like super modern hide and seek: stalk your enemies through the labyrinth and zap them with your phasor! Plus soft play on same site.
Rollers Roller Rink (8 miles)
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.
Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre (8 miles)
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
Poldark Mine (8 miles)
Guided tours, and evening ghost tours through some of Britain's oldest open 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!
Cornish Riding Holidays (9 miles)
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.
Stithians Lake Country Park (9 miles)
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.
Go Bananas (9 miles)
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!
Treasure Park (9 miles)
Parkland, restaurant, bear works, pottery studio, find-a-fossil, 9 hole crazy golf, rides, goldsmiths' display and more!
Flambards Experience (9 miles)
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...
One2eleven (9 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’...
National Seal Sanctuary (11 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...
Geevor Tin Mine (12 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.
St Agnes Beaches (12 miles)
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!
BF Adventure (12 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.
Mount Hawke Skate Park (12 miles)
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!
Newton Equestrian (13 miles)
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!
Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre (13 miles)
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!
Black Paw Laser Storm (13 miles)
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!
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum (14 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.
Trebah Gardens (14 miles)
Sub-tropical gardens with a secluded Cove at the bottom, plus an Adventure Playground, Childrens Trails, Visitors Centre, Shop and Cafe.
The Camel Centre (15 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.
Lands End Visitors Centre (15 miles)
Lands End Visitors Centre
Motion theatre show and family exhibition, plus interactive Arthur's Quest plus 4D cinematic experience, with stunning special effects.
Falmouth Aquarium (16 miles)
is a small aquarium in Falmouth, Cornwall. Located in the town centre, we are a charity that promotes the conservation of fascinating marine wildlife.
Falmouth Boat Hire (16 miles)
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.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall (16 miles)
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.
Orca Sea Safaris (16 miles)
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.
Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre (16 miles)
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
Perranporth Beach (16 miles)
A sandy beach with rock pools, welcoming surfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and paddling.
Ships and Castles Fun Pool (16 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.
Praa Sands (17 miles)
Sandy beach with good surfing and good local amenities and summer lifeguard cover.
Loe Beach Watersports (17 miles)
Loe Beach Watersports
Offering kayaks, paddleboards, motorboats, rowboats and sailing dinghies for lessons and hire.
Thanks for all the great things to do in Hayle 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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