Pot-tea Training (< 1 mile)
- is all about the rewarding activity of pottery painting, made easy, and enjoying family time together. Unbeatable added value, novice friendly, fun trip out for Grannies to babies, enjoying a therapeutic activity plus you make something to use everyday and treasure for life.
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!
New Quay Harbour (< 1 mile)
New Quay Harbour
Blue Flagged waters good for swimming and water sports, for which there is a centre by the harbour, with summer lifeguard cover. Excellent location to spot dolphins.
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!
Fistral Beach (1 miles)
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.
Lusty Glaze (1 miles)
Lusty Glaze is a unique leisure and education complex in Newquay, on the north coast of Cornwall. As well as being a popular beach for locals and holiday makers, this Cornish cove is home to a family of thriving businesses specialising in adventure, education, training, accommodation and catering.
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.
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 putt course, right next door!
Lappa Valley Steam Railway (3 miles)
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
A 2-mile steam train journey. Leisure park, paddle boats, canoes, 2 miniature railways, crazy golf, maze. Entrance to viewing platform of the largest mine engine houses in Cornwall. Woodland walks and play area. Also, 12 hole pay and play golf course, separate charge.
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.
Bedruthen Steps (5 miles)
An extensive and picturesque sandy beach for walkers and sunbathers, where dogs are welcome but entering the water is not advised.
Perranporth Beach (6 miles)
A sandy beach with rock pools, welcoming surfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and paddling.
St Eval Kart Circuit (6 miles)
St Eval Kart Circuit
is the UK’s largest children’s go karting circuit and the south west’s biggest and fastest adult circuit at 1.3km come rain or shine.
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre (7 miles)
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre
is a farm park and pony centre offering a hands on experience with a variety of animals including pony rides and bottle feeding. There are trampolines, rowing boats and pedal go karts. There is an indoor play barn with slides and multi-level play area.
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.
FlowRider at Retallack Resort (8 miles)
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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.
The Bar and Cove Vean (9 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.
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!
Mount Hawke Skate Park (10 miles)
Mount Hawke Skate Park
- a converted 2000 square metre indoor farm warehouse that receieved a lottery grant turned into probably the best skate-park in Britain
Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre (10 miles)
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.
Chez Play Zone (10 miles)
Chez Play Zone
Two tier adventure soft play facility with classic soft play features such as ball pit, scramble nets, a slide and many bouncy chambers to explore. Also offer qualified daycare.
Praa Sands (10 miles)
Sandy beach with good surfing and good local amenities and summer lifeguard cover.
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.
Constantine Bay (11 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.
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’s 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 ages.
Tortoise Garden (13 miles)
Over 140 different tortoises on view from toddlers to 90 years+ - come and see the newly hatched babies - not To be missed - See the REAL surviving Dinosaurs of this earth
Treasure Park (13 miles)
Parkland, restaurant, bear works, pottery studio, find-a-fossil, 9 hole crazy golf, rides, goldsmiths' display and more!
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.
Ozzell Bowl (14 miles)
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!
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.
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!
Lost Gardens of Heligan (15 miles)
Lost Gardens of Heligan
Discover the mysteries of The Lost Gardens, on an exploration through Victorian Productive Gardens & Pleasure Grounds, a sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project and beyond
Cornish Riding Holidays (15 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.
Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play (15 miles)
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
Eden Project (15 miles)
- 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.
Heartlands (16 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.
Kidzworld Indoor Play (16 miles)
Kidzworld Indoor Play
Visit Cornwallâs newest visitor attraction and discover 54,000 sq ft of âall weatherâ adventures. With all activities included, explore smugglers cove, reach the summit of the treehouse, whoosh down fast slides or successfully climb the DigiWall. 100% fun! KidzWorld Brings out the Child in us all.
World of Model Railways (16 miles)
World of Model Railways
Featuring over 30 trains travelling through a varied landscapes including town, country, seaside and even an Alpine Winter.
Mylor Sailing School (16 miles)
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.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway (16 miles)
Bodmin & 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.
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.
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 of energy.
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 9.30A.m-1.00P.M
Each Week a new and exciting theme of activities, games, films and much more!
Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary (18 miles)
Falmouth Boat Hire (18 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.
Creative Crafting (18 miles)
Pottery painting is great for all kids and occasions - the studio has everything you'll need to create a hand-painted gift for any occasion...as well as delicious coffees, teas and snacks
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 that are regularly spotted around the Cornish Coastline. Your Skipper will provide a cheery face and an informative commentary, describing fascinating facts about shipwrecks, smugglers tales, local history and the marine environment.
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.
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 and loads for the little ones as well - great family day out in Cornwall.
Thanks for all the great things to do in 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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