20 Best Things To Do In Penzance Near Me | Day Out With The Kids

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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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Man windsurfing at Coverack Windsurfing Centre in Helston

Coverack Windsurfing Centre

  • Helston
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Coverack Windsurfing Centre offers sessions and courses to suit all standards, from non-residential day courses to courses spanning several days, so...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Coverack Beach

  • Coverack
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for crystal clear blue waters and a lovely sandy rocky shore? Then head down to Coverack Beach in Cornwall, where you’ll find a fan...

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

Falmouth Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

If you want the best detectives in the business, you have to start em’ young! The Falmouth Mystery Treasure Trail would be the perfect way for kids t...

Village around Falmouth Boat Hire

Falmouth Boat Hire

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Falmouth Boat Hire provides cabin boats for families wishing to explore the River Fal. Just some of the things you can do when hiring a boat in Falmo...

Kids watching boats on indoor lake at National Maritime Museum Cornwall in Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Cornwall

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

National Maritime Museum Cornwall are Triple Award Winners, voted Visitor Attraction of the Year two years running at the Cornwall Tourism Awards: al...

Orcas at Orca Sea Safaris in Falmouth

Orca Sea Safaris

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Orca Sea Safaris is one of Cornwall’s top boat trips! Go sailing on the Seaquest of Falmouth and experience the huge array of wildlife the coast of C...

Boys swimming at Ships and Castles Fun Pool in Falmouth

Better Ships & Castles Leisure Centre

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

There’s nothing like a dose of water and beach based fun to chase away any seasonal blues, and at Ships and Castles Fun Pool you don’t need to rely o...

Outside view of Pendennis Castle in Falmouth

Pendennis Castle

  • Falmouth
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Castles and Palaces

Pendennis Castle is acknowledged to be one of the finest fortresses built by Henry VIII, so history buffs and imaginative kids are in for a treat! Yo...

People sailing at Mylor Sailing School in Falmouth

Mylor Sailing School

  • Falmouth
  • Outdoor
  • Sailing and Kayaking

Mylor Sailing School, based near Falmouth in Cornwall is the perfect place to start dinghy and keelboat sailing. Lots of children's sailing sessions...

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...

Lake at Loe Beach Watersports in Truro

Loe Beach Watersports

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

Loe Beach Watersports is a RYA Accredited Training Centre and water sports wonderland offering kayaks, paddleboards, motorboats, rowboats and sailing...

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 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...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

St Mawes Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Mawes beach, also known as Summer beach, is a fantastic pebbled beach in Cornwall with plenty for the kids to explore. You can definitely see wher...

Newquay Trampoline and Play Park

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...

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...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Towan Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Towan beach in Cornwall really is a great spot for a family day out, and the golden sand and bright blue water will make for an awesome beach family...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Holywell Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover your new favourite beach, Holywell bay beach in Cornwall. This mile long stretch of glorious sand is perfect for little explorers to discove...

Holywell Bay Golf

Holywell Bay Golf

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

How about a lovely day at the golf course? Take the whole family to Newquay's Holywell Bay Golf and have a go at two 18-hole courses. You don’t have...

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