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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Newquay, Cornwall

Known as a surfer’s paradise, it’s easy for families to fall in love with all the things to do in Newquay during a day out.

The stunning sandy Fistral Beach is a slice of coastal heaven. With the backdrop of Newquay town just ten minutes walk away and a haven of relaxed bars and restaurants where you can enjoy food or drink overlooking the surfers in the swell it’ll be hard to tear yourself away.

Newquay family days out will be bustling with life and adventure in the summer! You could try a surf lesson or go for a walk along the beach. It’s quieter neighbour, Lusty Glaze, has all the beauty with less competition for space and a rustic, scenic café that serves seasonal beverages all year round.

The town itself has a multitude of surf shops, so you can dress like a surfer even if you’ve never stood on a board! Wildlife lovers are catered for at Newquay Zoo with over 130 species, or stick to the water at the Blue Reef Aquarium where you can walk through an ocean tunnel filled tropical sharks, colourful fish and much more.

Just three miles outside of the town is Holywell Bay Fun Park where children can drive a F1 go-kart, ride the battle or bumper boats, get lost in the maze and have a game of crazy golf.

If the weather isn’t on your side try Jungle Jacks, a large indoor play area, or wrap yourself up nice and warm for a walk along the blustery beach, guaranteed to blow the cobwebs away.

Find your perfect day out

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...

Pirate's Quest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Catch a glimpse of Cornwall's pirating past as you embark on a swashbucklin' adventure at Pirate's Quest. Previously known as Buccaneer Bay, Pirate's...

Newquay Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Head down to the seaside for a spot of code busting on the Newquay Mystery Treasure Trail. If your tribe love loot, it’s a great way to spend the day...

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Situated on Towan Beach in Newquay this underwater adventure takes you on a journey from local waters to the more exotic over 40 different displays....

Newquay Zoo

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Newquay Zoo takes you on a journey that allows you to get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals! Set in beautiful, su...

Fistral Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fistral Beach is a surfer's paradise - with some of the best waves in the country! The beautiful sandy beach is west facing, long and backed by rocks...

Lusty Glaze Beach

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hang ten or hang out at Lusty Glaze Beach. This privately owned beach had all kinds of summer fun, from swimming to abseiling. So what are you waitin...

Jungle Jacks Newquay4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you’re looking for fun then Jungle Jacks is the place for you! The indoor play centre boasts over 1,700 square feet of crawling tubes, racing slid...



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  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

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  • Outdoor
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  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

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  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

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  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

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  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

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  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

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