20 Best Things To Do In Cornwall Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cornwall

Beaches, sun and lovely family attractions - our list of great things to do in Cornwall with the kids won’t disappoint! 

 

Let’s kick it off with something a little unusual. There’s nothing like trekking through the Jungle on the only Burmese rope bridge in the UK at the Lost Gardens of Heligan. Plus, there are over 200 acres of ancient woodland, all for you to discover. 

While we’re talking about days out in nature, here’s how to enjoy the great outdoors indoors: simply visit the Eden Project and find a tropical paradise fully protected from the weather under huge glass domes. Kate Williams, a mum of two, went there with her family and here’s her review of the whole Eden Project experience

Another one of Kate’s wonderful family days out in Cornwall was at Pirate’s Quest - a swashbuckling adventure, featuring real pirates, shipwrecks, taverns and lots more buccaneering fun. Check out her review of Pirate’s Quest if you’re interested in some summer days out ideas, Kate has 6 suggestions for you

It wouldn’t be a real intro to the best things to do in Cornwall, if we didn’t mention the stunning coastline. How many beaches in Cornwall do you think made our list of the best beaches in the UK? If you fancy a long family coastal walk, our favourite destination to visit is Tintagel Castle, the historic castle on the rocks that holds the mystery of the legend of King Arthur. 

Last but not least, Cornwall boasts one of the best zip wires in the UK, it’s located at the home of high trills, Adrenalin Quarry. Are you brave enough?

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St Austell Leisure Centre

St Austell Leisure Centre

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Better St Austell Leisure Centre is home to indoor adventures for the whole family - from the amazing soft play area for the under-12s to the 25m swi...

Owl flying at Screech Owl Sanctuary in St Columb Major

Screech Owl Sanctuary

  • St Columb Major
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

A trip to the charming Screech Owl Sanctuary is a good choice for kids of all ages. Not only do they care for and rehabilitate sick owls in Cornwall,...

Passengers on train at Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre in Newquay

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre is a great day out for all the family set in glorious Cornish countryside. Take a train ride around the park an...

Pond at Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park in St Austell

Wheal Martyn Clay Works

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fun, discovery and adventure for everyone! Wheal Martyn Clay Works is  bursting at the seams with tools, machinery and real stories of Cornwall’s lar...

Newquay Trampoline and Play Park

Newquay Trampoline and Play Park

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Ready for a fun day out that will have you jumping off the walls (literally)? Head out to Newquay Trampoline and Play Park and get ready to discover...

Climbing walls at Indoor Active in Roche

Indoor Active

  • Roche
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whether your child reaches for new heights or stays grounded, there's something for them to enjoy at Indoor Active. Combining a climbing centre as we...

Bowling alleys during Halloween at Ozzell Bowl in St Austell

Ozzell Bowl

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Ozzell Bowl has much to offer: with our 8 newly refurbished MAD lanes, a brand new children's soft play area, a well stocked bar with drinks promotio...

Girl at FlowRider at Retallack Resort in St Columb Major

FlowRider at Retallack Resort

  • St Columb Major
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The FlowRider at The Loop opened in April 2010 as the first in the UK. Having just held the UK's First Pro Surfer FlowRider Championships, The Loop h...

Cow at Dairyland Farm World in Newquay

Dairyland Farm World

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dairyland Farm World offers indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. This all-weather attraction has the best of both worlds, with all...

Falcon at Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre in St Columb Major

Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • St Columb Major
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre has birds of prey, other animals to meet, a waterfowl lake, small play area and a cafe too, so it's a nice well-roun...

Family playing football golf at Cornwall FootballGolf Park in St Austell

Cornwall FootballGolf Park

  • St Austell
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Cornwall FootballGolf Park is a mix of golf, crazy golf and football! Using the rules of golf players kick a football around, through, over or under...

Girl jumping off platform at Hangloose Adventures in Bodelva

Hangloose Adventures

  • Par
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hangloose Adventures are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime, whichever extreme activity you choose, or be a superhero and do the lot! Eek!...

Family looking at plants at Eden Project in St Austell

Eden Project

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle as you walk through the oceanic islands, Malaysia, West Africa and tropical South America in t...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Charlestown Beach

  • Charlestown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Charlestown beach in Cornwall, a delightful little sandy and shingle beach that little explorers will love.  The beach is perfect for bravin...

Ships at Charlestown Shipwreck Centre in St Austell

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, has an interesting collection of objects that have been re...

Families on dodgem cars at Kidzworld Indoor Play in St Austell

Kidzworld Adventure Play3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Discover a whole world of adventure at Kidzworld Adventure Pla, come rain or shine! Children of all ages will have the time of their lives at Kidzwor...

Kids putting up tent at Lost Gardens of Heligan in St Austell

Lost Gardens of Heligan

  • St Austell
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

The charming Lost Gardens of Heligan offers over 200 acres of ancient land for you to discover, it is one of the most mysterious estates in England!...

Families on miniature train at Lappa Valley Steam Railway in Newquay

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Jump aboard a steam engine and journey on through the beautiful, Cornish countryside at Lappa Valley Steam Railway. A nature park awaits you with ple...

two girls play in the soft play area at the seahorse

The Seahorse

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hidden underneath picturesque cliffs and with incredible sea views is The Seahorse; a leisure centre overflowing with fun. Dive into the swimming poo...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Pentewan Beach

  • Pentewan
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a glorious beach with white sands and crystal clear sea, look no further! Pentewan beach in Cornwall is a great spot for the li...

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