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

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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Launceston

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 345 fun things to do in Launceston for you and the family to discover, including beaches, tourist attractions and museums and art galleries. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 170 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Launceston 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 Launceston 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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The toddlers soft play area at Bridge Community Centre

Bridge Community Centre

  • Launceston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Forget soggy sandwiches and awkward chat; this is a community centre with all the trimmings like parties, table football and four levels of soft play...

Girls with bunny at Trethorne Leisure Park in Launceston

Trethorne Leisure Park

  • Launceston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

The classic Cornwall holiday can go one of two ways - beautiful British sun, or miserable and rainy! Trethorne Leisure Park bets on both and offers g...

Aerial view of maze at Hidden Valley Discovery Park in Launceston

Hidden Valley Discovery Park

  • Launceston
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Hidden Valley Discovery Park, a hidden gem and great entertainment for everyone. Take a walk and relax in the many magical secret gardens; including...

Climbing wall at The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall in Tavistock

The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall The bouldering all takes place on one huge wooden boulder, which can host up to 100 bouldering problems with a natural...

Merry go round at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre in Lifton

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

  • Lifton
  • Indoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

For an authentic family fair experience you can't say fairer (see what we did there?) than the fabulous Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre. It's 45,0...

Kids at Roadford Lake Country Park in Lifton

Roadford Lake Country Park

  • Lifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

With over 730 acres of water, Roadford Lake  is a spectacular lake set on the edge of Dartmoor between Okehampton and Launceston offering a wide rang...

Clear day at The Bar and Cove Vean in Isles of Scilly

The Bar and Cove Vean

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The Bar and Cove Vean is a quiet, peaceful place even in the height of summer, this beach is on St Agnes, a short ferry trip from St Mary. Take the s...

Donkeys at Tamar Valley Donkey Park in Gunnislake

Tamar Valley Donkey Park

  • Gunnislake
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Tamar Valley Donkey Park is home to 27 donkeys to observe and pet, but also 16 goats, 2 pigs, 4 ponies and many more including the hold-able and cudd...

People on segways at Southwest Segway Adventure in Tavistock

Southwest Segway Adventure

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

If like us, you have seen a Segway and thought to yourself Yes! I want to have a go!", then you are half way there.. now you just need to take the ne...

Field at Tree Surfers in Tavistock

Tree Surfers

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Tree Surfers is a place for family adventure. Come as a family or drop the kids off for a day of adventure on one of our Kids Go Wild days (specific...

Little  girl on slide

Siblyback Lake

  • Liskeard
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Siblyback Lake is surrounded by the striking Bodmin Moor offering a wide range of activities for adventurers of all ages. There is plenty to do at th...

Outside view of Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum in Launceston

Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum

  • Launceston
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Probably the finest collection of smuggling artefacts in the country, featuring 'The History Of Jamaica Inn' an educational and historical theatre sh...

Lydford Gorge

Lydford Gorge

  • Tavistock
  • Outdoor
  • National Parks

Bring your outdoorsy munchkins to Lydford Gorge to witness the deepest natural gorge in the South West, boasting a spectacular 30m waterfall. You can...

Families at Meadowlands in Tavistock

Meadowlands Leisure Pool

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Meadowlands offers 2 indoor heated pools one for serious swimming and development, plus one with fabulous flume slide, river rapids and interactive w...

Map and booklet for The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail

The Dartmoor Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Dartmoor
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Hunt for the answers to the clues on the Dartmoor Mystery self guided themed Treasure Trail. The directions on this Driving and Walking Trail will le...

Toddler soft play area at Play Planet Tavistock

Play Planet Tavistock4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Play Planet is a great place for your kids to burn-off some energy and make some new friends. With ball pools, slides, nets and a dedicated toddler a...

Outside view of Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust in Tavistock

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust

  • Tavistock
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Morwellham Quay and Tamar Valley Trust is an award winning museum attraction that forms part of a World Heritage site. Features include a historic vi...

Dragon sign at Dragon Archery in Holsworthy

Dragon Archery

  • Holsworthy
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Dragon Archery offers you the opportunity to learn the ancient skill of archery under expert tuition and supervision with themed archery ranges and m...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Widemouth Bay

  • Bude
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a huge sandy beach in Cornwall, then Widemouth Bay is definitely the spot for you. It’s great for all sorts of seaside activiti...

Women on segways at Segway Bude

Segway Bude

  • Bude
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Which way? Segway! Find out what all the fuss is about at Segway Bude. This is a unique day out where you can try something new while taking in the l...

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