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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Penzance

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 155 fun things to do in Penzance for you and the family to discover, including beaches, tourist attractions and indoor and soft play areas. What's more, the weather shouldn't be a problem – 61 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right Penzance 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 Penzance 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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Double rainbow at Porthmeor Beach in St Ives

Porthmeor Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthmeor Beach is a truly magical place if you can catch it empty, but equally thrilling when thronging with happy kids! St Ives is considered to be...

Boy at Porthcurno Telegraph Museum in Penzance

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

  • Penzance
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Once the site of the largest cable communications system in the world, the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum is now the only working one in the world, with...

Visitors playing giant draughts at Country Skittles in Hayle

Country Skittles

  • Hayle
  • Indoor
  • Ten Pin Bowling Alleys

Country Skittles Country Skittles has lots of activities for a fun family visit. These include: - 4 automated Skittle (or bowling) alleys - a shootin...

A little girl in the ball pit at One2eleven in Cornwall

One2Eleven

  • Helston
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Looking for a great soft play area in Cornwall? Look no further than One2Eleven. With amazing features, including a dedicated tots zone and a role pl...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Porthgwarra Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the hidden gem that’s Porthgwarra beach, this fantastic little sandy beach is a great spot to avoid the crowded beaches, while still enjoyin...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Nanjizel Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover a beautifully untouched beach and wonder at this dramatic part of the Cornish coastline. Nanjizel beach in Cornwall is quite remote, but onc...

Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre

  • Hayle
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre is the usual BF deal: a family friendly restaurant with a nice healthy kids' menu with an indoor play area attached to get...

Westernmost point of Britain at Lands End Visitors Centre in Sennen

Lands End Visitors Centre4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Penzance
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Made famous by myth and movies, Lands End is one of Britain’s must-see spots. The fact that it comes with a 4D cinema experience and farmyard critter...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Gwithian Towans Beach

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Gwithian Towans beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s perfect for the little explorer, plus if you’re looking for an extra thrill, i...

Girls picking strawberries at Trevaskis Farm in Hayle

Trevaskis Farm

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy the full countryside experience at Trevaskis Farm in the great beautiful Cornish outdoors. Pick your own fresh seasonal fruit and vegetables, t...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Porthleven Spy Mission Treasure Trail

  • Porthleven
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Serious spies are called for on the Porthleven Spy Mission Treasure Trail. Bond couldn’t crack it; Sherlock is off on his hols - are you up to breaki...

Hill top view of Godrevy Head in Hayle

Godrevy Head

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

The National Trust's Godrevy Head is a sandy, accessible beach surrounded by cliffs. Enjoy miles of spectacular walks over coastal grasslands and hea...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Porthleven Beach

  • Penrose
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Porthleven beach in Cornwall, a huge stretch of sandy shore that goes on for a whopping 3 miles, so little explorers will have plenty to exp...

Clear day at Kennack Sands in Helston

Kennack Sands

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Kennack Sands This unusual silver sand and shingle beach really is divided in two: the bigger, western beach is is sandy and has all the facilities,...

Hill top view of The Lizard and Kynance Cove in Helston

Kynance Cove

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

At The Lizard and Kynance Cove the Lizard Point, Britain's most southerly point, offers dramatic cliff walks, wild flowers and geological features de...

Outside view of Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre in Helston

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre

  • Helston
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Lizard Lighthouse Heritage Centre Established in 1619, the twin towers of Lizard Lighthouse mark the most southerly point of mainland Britain. The li...

Kids on Skyraker ride at Flambards Experience in Helston

Flambards

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Theme Parks and Funfairs

Kick things off on SkyRaker, travel into the stratosphere on the Space Shuttle and take to the high seas on the Rocking Tug. In short, expect the une...

Outside view of Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum in Helston

Poldark Mine & Rural Open Air Museum1 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Poldark Tin Mine - located in the picturesque Wendron Valley, is one of Cornwall's most important heritage sites, and contains what are believed to b...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Poldhu Cove Beach

  • Helston
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Enjoy some fun seaside activities at Poldhu Cove beach in Cornwall. Also known as Black Pool Cove, this wide sandy beach is a popular spot for famili...

Outside view of Heartlands in Pool

Heartlands4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Pool
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Heartlands is one of those fantastic local resources that once you've discovered you'll be there once a month and talking about it in-between - not o...

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