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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Hill top view of Crantock Beach in Newquay

Crantock Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Crantock Beach is situated on the River Gannel estuary, which you can follow for an easy stroll. The mouth of the tidal river Gannel is to the north...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Pendower Beach

  • Truro
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’ve got little explorers who love discovering new things, then a trip to Pendower beach in Cornwall is a must. Before you even get to the beach...

Families on miniature train at Lappa Valley Steam Railway in Newquay

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Jump aboard a steam engine and journey on through the beautiful, Cornish countryside at Lappa Valley Steam Railway. A nature park awaits you with ple...

Surfers at Fistral Beach in Newquay

Fistral Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Fistral Beach is a surfer's paradise - with some of the best waves in the country! The beautiful sandy beach is west facing, long and backed by rocks...

Pirate helping kids at Pirates Quest in Newquay

Pirate's Quest5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Catch a glimpse of Cornwall's pirating past as you embark on a swashbucklin' adventure at Pirate's Quest. Previously known as Buccaneer Bay, Pirate's...

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Situated on Towan Beach in Newquay this underwater adventure takes you on a journey from local waters to the more exotic over 40 different displays....

Kids on Murder Mystery Treasure Tail

Newquay Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Head down to the seaside for a spot of code busting on the Newquay Mystery Treasure Trail. If your tribe love loot, it’s a great way to spend the day...

Staff at Jungle Jacks Newquay

Jungle Jacks Newquay4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Newquay
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

If you’re looking for fun then Jungle Jacks is the place for you! The indoor play centre boasts over 1,700 square feet of crawling tubes, racing slid...

Kids swinging at Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Newquay Zoo takes you on a journey that allows you to get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals! Set in beautiful, su...

Woman on swim ring at Oasis Fun Pool in Newquay

Oasis Fun Pool

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Make the most of all weathers at Oasis Fun Pool. Two fun pools, one indoor and outdoor means you can recreate that holiday feeling sitting poolside,...

Kids playing zorb football at Stay Active Adventures in Newquay

Stay Active Adventures

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Fancy trying something out of the ordinary? Not to worry as Stay Active Adventures has a load of alternative activities to get families outside and a...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Portloe Beach

  • Portloe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking for a great dog friendly beach in Cornwall? This little fishing village is home to a great harbour, and at low tide turns into a cosy sandy b...

Sunset at Lusty Glaze Beach in Newquay

Lusty Glaze Beach

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hang ten or hang out at Lusty Glaze Beach. This privately owned beach had all kinds of summer fun, from swimming to abseiling. So what are you waitin...

Cow at Dairyland Farm World in Newquay

Dairyland Farm World

  • Newquay
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Dairyland Farm World offers indoor and outdoor farmtastic fun for the whole family. This all-weather attraction has the best of both worlds, with all...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Porth Beach in Cornwall for a fantastic family beach, with golden sand and bright blue water, it’s perfect for little explorers to disco...

Kids running on a sandy beach

Watergate Bay Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the incredible Watergate Bay beach in Cornwall, a wonderful slice of the Cornish coast. With 2 miles of golden sand, there’s plenty of space...

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...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Mawgan Porth Beach

  • Newquay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover this beautiful huge sandy beach, Mawgan Porth in Cornwall, with golden sands and bright blue water, it’s the perfect place for families to p...

Cove in Carnewas at Bedruthan in Wadebridge

Carnewas at Bedruthan

  • Wadebridge
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Bedruthen Steps is an extensive and picturesque sandy beach for walkers and sunbathers. Set off along the stunning South West Coast Path to visit the...

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...

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