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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

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...

Vue Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Cinemas and Theatres

Even if it's chucking it down with rain, the cinema is a brilliant day out for all the family. Jump into movie magic at Vue Plymouth, where you’ll fi...

Tenpin Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Stroll down memory lane and find yourself at Tenpin, Plymouth. Introduce your family to an activity that you played as a child, and show them why bow...

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...

Clip n Climb Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Climbing

With 38 indoor climbing walls Clip ‘n Climb Plymouth is the biggest Clip ‘n Climb centre in the UK. If you're up for an action-packed day the whole f...

Tamar Lakes Country Park

  • Bude
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Tamar Lakes are conveniently located just inland from the coastal resort of Bude. The fun, relaxed atmosphere makes it a great location to learn a ne...

Super Tramp Plymouth

  • Plymouth
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

With over 30 years of experience, Super Tramp, Plymouth know what they’re talking about when it comes to bouncing! Aside from the classic jump around...

Plymouth Ski Centre

  • Plymouth
  • Outdoor
  • Skiing and Snowboarding

With 3 awesome slopes to choose from including the longest artificial slope in the South West, Plymouth Ski and Snowboard Centre is the perfect place...



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  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

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  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

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  • Princetown
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

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  • Bideford
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

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