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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Helston

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 169 fun things to do in Helston for you and the family to discover, including beaches, tourist attractions and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 63 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Helston day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Helston with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

For teachers planning the next class trip, many places are educational and suitable for all ages, from babies and toddlers to teens. Never be stuck for what to do with the kids again!

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A little girl in the ball pit at One2eleven in Cornwall

One2Eleven

  • Helston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a great soft play area in Cornwall? Look no further than One2Eleven. With amazing features, including a dedicated tots zone and a role pl...

Kids on Skyraker ride at Flambards Experience in Helston

Flambards

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Kick things off on SkyRaker, travel into the stratosphere on the Space Shuttle and take to the high seas on the Rocking Tug. In short, expect the une...

Outside view of Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre in Helston

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

  • Helston
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre Established in 1619, the twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. The li...

Clear day at Kennack Sands in Helston

Kennack Sands

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kennack Sands This unusual silver sand and shingle beach really is divided in two: the bigger, western beach is is sandy and has all the facilities,...

Hill top view of The Lizard and Kynance Cove in Helston

Kynance Cove

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At The Lizard and Kynance Cove the Lizard Point, Britain's most southerly point, offers dramatic cliff walks, wild flowers and geological features de...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Porthleven Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Porthleven
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Serious spies are called for on the Porthleven Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Bond couldn’t crack it; Sherlock is off on his hols - are you up to breaki...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Porthleven Beach

  • Penrose
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Porthleven beach in Cornwall, a huge stretch of sandy shore that goes on for a whopping 3 miles, so little explorers will have plenty to exp...

Outside view of Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum in Helston

Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Poldark Tin Mine - located in the picturesque Wendron Valley, is one of Cornwall's most important heritage sites, and contains what are believed to b...

Seal at National Seal Sanctuary in Helston

Cornish Seal Sanctuary4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Aquariums

Make some new friends today at Cornwall's only Seal Sanctuary and rescue centre! Come and hear about dramatic rescues and meet the seal and sea lion...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Poldhu Cove Beach

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy some fun seaside activities at Poldhu Cove beach in Cornwall. Also known as Black Pool Cove, this wide sandy beach is a popular spot for famili...

People horse riding at Newton Equestrian in Helston

Newton Equestrian

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Newton Equestrian offer a variety of well mannered mounts for lessons, which are available for a range of ages. Their facilities include indoor and o...

People at Praa Sands in Truro

Praa Sands

  • Praa Sands
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Praa Sands provides a 1.5 mile sandy beach that is backed by a long stretch of dunes, natural habitat area and the village green. At both ends, the c...

Visitors playing giant draughts at Country Skittles in Hayle

Country Skittles

  • Hayle
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Country Skittles Country Skittles has lots of activities for a fun family visit. These include: - 4 automated Skittle (or bowling) alleys - a shootin...

People by sea at BF Adventure in Penryn

BF Adventure

  • Penryn
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Over 60 acres of land, including three former granite quarries, BF Adventure are all about outdoor adventures. That means canoeing, climbing, kayakin...

Kids at Stithians Lake Country Park in Redruth

Stithians Lake Country Park

  • Redruth
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Stithians Lake Country Park Stithians Lake in Cornwall offers a variety of activities on the water. There is certainly plenty to do at this scenic la...

Snowbells at Trebah Gardens in Falmouth

Trebah Gardens

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Trebah Gardens You and yours can discover the magic of this charming Cornish valley garden with over 4m of scenic footpaths to ramble along, adventur...

People on camels at The Camel Centre in Helston

The Camel Centre

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

The Camel Centre is a farm with a difference. As well as Welsh black cattle and sheep this organic farm is home to a hard of Bactrian camels. It is l...

Girls picking strawberries at Trevaskis Farm in Hayle

Trevaskis Farm

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy the full countryside experience at Trevaskis Farm in the great beautiful Cornish outdoors. Pick your own fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, t...

Party room at Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre in Penryn

Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre

  • Penryn
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Raze the Roof calls all kids for an action packed day of indoor play, laser games and scrumptious treats! Try the vertical drop slide and four lane a...

People horse trekking at Cornish Riding Holidays in Redruth

Cornish Riding Holidays

  • Redruth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Horse Riding and Stables

Cornish Riding Holidays is a family run business started in 1984 and run by Janet Dallimore and her daughter Karen Trezise. All ages and abilities ar...

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