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Best Things To Do & Days Out In Penzance, Cornwall

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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St Marys Play Park

  • Isles of Scilly
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

On St. Mary's, there are actually 2 adventure play parks and a skate park! You can find the excellent Pirate Ship play park on the edge of the Garris...

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...

Charlestown Beach

  • Charlestown
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Charlestown beach in Cornwall, a delightful little sandy and shingle beach that little explorers will love.  The beach is perfect for bravin...

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

  • St Austell
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre, housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, has an interesting collection of objects that have been re...

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...

Cornwall FootballGolf Park

  • St Austell
  • Outdoor
  • Crazy Golf

Cornwall FootballGolf Park is a mix of golf, crazy golf and football! Using the rules of golf players kick a football around, through, over or under...

Indoor Active

  • Roche
  • Indoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Whether your child reaches for new heights or stays grounded, there's something for them to enjoy at Indoor Active. Combining a climbing centre as we...

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...



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Kidzworld Adventure Play3 out of 5 starstotal reviews(3)

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Indoor and Soft Play Areas

Discover a whole world of adventure at Kidzworld Adventure Pla, come rain or shine! Children of all ages will have the time of their lives at Kidzwor...

Eden Project

  • St Austell
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the jungle as you walk through the oceanic islands, Malaysia, West Africa and tropical South America in t...

Hangloose Adventures

  • Par
  • Outdoor
  • Activity Centres

Hangloose Adventures are waiting to give you the thrill of a lifetime, whichever extreme activity you choose, or be a superhero and do the lot! Eek!...

The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Tours and River Cruises

Following the route on the Padstow self-guided themed Treasure Trail, can you and the kids hunt around to find the answers to the clues which will so...

National Lobster Hatchery

  • Padstow
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

The National Lobster Hatchery is a marine conservation, research and education charity with a modern Visitors' Centre where, through smart interactiv...

Constantine Bay

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Constantine Bay is a deep sandy beach with a rocky reef for snorkelling and good waves for experienced surfers. There are toilets, stores and a surf...

Padstow Beach

  • Padstow
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover the beautiful Padstow Beach in Cornwall, also known as St Georges Cove. Overlooking the Camel Estuary, it makes for a fantastic and delightf...

Daymer Bay

  • Trebetherick
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re looking for a quieter beach that’s a little bit off the beaten track, Daymer Bay in Cornwall is the one for you. Plus, it’s dog friendly al...

Polkerris Beach

  • Polkerris
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore the idyllic Polkerris beach in Cornwall, a fantastic sandy cove, that’s perfect to splash about in the water.  This little sandy cove is shel...

Polzeath Beach

  • Polzeath
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

This surfing hotspot is great for those looking for thrills, but Polzeath beach in Cornwall is a fantastic beach even for those not looking to ride t...

Readymoney Cove Beach

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Explore Readymoney Cove beach in Cornwall, a great sandy beach that’s sheltered by some cliffs, making it the perfect place for a splash about in the...

Fowey Aquarium4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Fowey
  • Indoor
  • Aquariums

Fowley Aquarium is situated on the historic Fowley Town Quay and was first established in 1952. It still retains many of the original tanks, which ho...

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