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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Newquay

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

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...

Mount Wise Swimming Pool

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

The free Mount Wise Swimming Pool has a cool 25 foot main pool plus a small paddling pool ideal for younger children and a separate fun packed activi...

Mount Edgcumbe

  • Torpoint
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Mount Edgcumbe offers a selection of beautiful gardens with interactive features such as 'bat cam' for spotting bats of an evening, a sawmill with hi...

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...

Atlantic Pursuits

  • Bude
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

At Atlantic Pursuits swap the boredom for the buzz and try out a new adrenaline hobby, with no experience or superhero fitness required and full tuit...

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Ice Skating and Rollerskating

Plymouth Pavilions Ice Rink offers a classic family ice skating experience on a spacious rink with good quality skate hire ranging from children's' s...

West Hoe Park

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

West Hoe Park is a park with a large childrens play area, a miniature railway and putting green, crazy golf, trampolines, merry-go-round and bouncy c...

Tinside Lido

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Lidos

Tinside Lido is an open air sea water lido, so the temperature is naturally lower than usual and wetsuit style costumes are best for the small ones....



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  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

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  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

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  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Pottery Centres and Ceramic Cafes

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  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

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  • Lifton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

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Crownhill Fort

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Crownhill Fort is the best preserved of Lord Palmerston's Ring of Fire which surrounded Plymouth in Victorian times, dramatically protecting the Roya...

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  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

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Buckland Abbey

  • Yelverton
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Got little history buffs? At Buckland Abbey in Devon, you’ll discover over 700 years of history wrapped up in the beautiful abbey and estate packed f...

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  • 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...

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