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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

Wide shot of Perranporth Beach

Perranporth Beach

  • Perranporth
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Perranporth Beach is a sandy beach with rock pools. Surfing, snorkelling, sailing, swimming and paddling are all accommodated, but be vigilant as to...

Girl bottle feeds lambs at Old MacDonalds Farm in Padstow

Old MacDonalds Farm

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Large enough for little ones to have freedom to play, but small enough for them to be seen by parents it’s the perfectly sized Old MacDonald’s Farm....

Passengers on train at Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre in Newquay

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre is a great day out for all the family set in glorious Cornish countryside. Take a train ride around the park an...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Porthcothan Bay Beach

  • St Eval
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a fantastic sandy beach in Cornwall? Porthcothan Bay beach is a fantastic find, and it’s great if you've got little thrill seekers lookin...

Orchard at Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm in Penhallow

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

  • Penhallow
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Deep in the heart of the Cornish countryside you'll find Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm, creating delicious food and drink from their very own apples! Ta...

Falcon at Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre in St Columb Major

Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • St Columb Major
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The Cornish Birds Of Prey Centre has birds of prey, other animals to meet, a waterfowl lake, small play area and a cafe too, so it's a nice well-roun...

Girl at FlowRider at Retallack Resort in St Columb Major

FlowRider at Retallack Resort

  • St Columb Major
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

The FlowRider at The Loop opened in April 2010 as the first in the UK. Having just held the UK's First Pro Surfer FlowRider Championships, The Loop h...

Owl flying at Screech Owl Sanctuary in St Columb Major

Screech Owl Sanctuary

  • St Columb Major
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

A trip to the charming Screech Owl Sanctuary is a good choice for kids of all ages. Not only do they care for and rehabilitate sick owls in Cornwall,...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Treyarnon Bay

  • Treyarnon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this popular family beach, Treyarnon beach, a lovely sandy beach in Cornwall that’s got loads of fun seaside activities for the little ones...

Kids on slide at Camel Creek Adventure Park in Wadebridge

Camel Creek Adventure Park

  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Experience a boatload of family fun when you arrive at Camel Creek Adventure Park! With fun rides for the little kids, thrill rides for the big kids...

St Austell Leisure Centre

St Austell Leisure Centre

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Better St Austell Leisure Centre is home to indoor adventures for the whole family - from the amazing soft play area for the under-12s to the 25m swi...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Harlyn Bay Beach

  • St Merryn
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Harlyn Bay beach in Cornwall, a wide stretch of golden sand and clear blue water, where little explorers can splash around, or even lear...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Mother Iveys Bay

  • Treyarnon
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a dog friendly beach in Cornwall? At Mother Ivey’s Bay, you can bring along your furry friends all year round for a nice refreshing walk...

Bowling alleys at Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre

Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre offers a fantastic venue and entertainment for all! From family days to group outings Truro Bowl has much to offer with 8...

Ramp at Mount Hawke Skate Park at Truro

Mount Hawke Skate Park

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Activity Centres

Mount Hawke Skate Park is one of the longest running skate parks in the country, and is contained in a purpose built ‘Dutch Barn' style building that...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Trevone Bay beach

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a large, sandy beach to take the kids to in Cornwall? Head down to Trevone Bay beach, with golden sands and bright blue water, it’s a gre...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Chapel Porth beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Chapel Porth beach in Cornwall, a naturally exposed beach that’s at the mercy of the elements, so take caution when going for a paddle.  Take...

Surfer walking on beach at St Agnes Beaches in Truro

St Agnes Beaches

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Agnes Beaches St Agnes is blessed with 4 quite individual beaches, so for an epic beach day you can explore the lot or pick and choose between the...

Girl at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro

ShelterBox Visitor Centre

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Take an insight look into charity work at ShelterBox Visitor Centre in Truro. The whole family will have a chance to get involved in the interactive...

Player Ready Virtual Reality and Racing

Player Ready Virtual Reality and Racing

  • Truro
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Fancy having a go at VR? Player Ready Virtual Reality & Racing in Truro is the place to be! From an adrenaline-boosting VR Racing Simulators, to...

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