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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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Outside view of Lanhydrock in Bodmin

Lanhydrock

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Lanhydrock is a National Trust managed estate with late Victorian country house, gardens, expanse of woodland, parks and riverside paths, tea room, r...

Mother and baby swimming session at Dragon Leisure Centre in Bodmin

Bodmin Leisure Centre

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Children and water go together like gin and tonic! So take them for a splash at Bodmin Leisure Centre . Sometimes it’s the simple things that are the...

Outside view of Pencarrow House and Gardens in Bodmin

Pencarrow House and Gardens

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Stately Homes and Gardens

Get your dose of culture for the day at Pencarrow House and Gardens: a gorgeous Georgian House surrounded by a lake and picturesque woodlands. Famili...

Steam train at platform in Bodmin and Wenford Railway

Bodmin and Wenford Railway

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Railway and Transport Attractions

Bodmin and Wenford Railway allows you to discover the nostalgia and excitement of steam travel, with a journey evocative of a 1950s Steam Branch line...

Girl standing on a sandy beach

Lantic Bay

  • Fowey
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

If you’re an active family, Lantic Bay in Cornwall should definitely be on your list! With amazing views and a great seafront, it’ll create great mem...

Tractor ride at Trevathan Farm in Port Isaac

Trevathan Farm

  • Port Isaac
  • Outdoor
  • Children's Farms

Enjoy a wonderful day of fruit picking with the kids at Trevathan Farm Port Isaac. The little ones’ favourite is strawberry picking. There’s somethin...

Kids jumping at iBounce Trampoline Park in Bodmin

iBounce Trampoline Park

  • Bodmin
  • Indoor
  • Trampoline Parks

Keep fit and have fun with the kids with trampolining at iBounce Trampoline Park in Cornwall. With over 60 trampolines, a giant airbag, a dodgeball c...

Someone taking a photo of a girl at Shaun the Sheep Farmageddon Glow Trail

Cardinham Woods

  • Bodmin
  • Outdoor
  • Parks and Playgrounds

Your family day out at Cardinham Woods will be a proper outdoor adventure! Stunning viewpoints, fascinating history and woodland trails for all ages...

Kids looking for clues on Treasure Trail

Port Isaac Treasure Hunt Trail

  • Port Isaac
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

After spending too long on land your crew must be hungry for an adventure - especially one that involves a hunt for buried loot! Get their sea legs g...

A girl showing her hands covered in sand

Port Isaac Beach

  • Port Isaac
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Port Isaac in Cornwall is an idyllic little cove that has everything you need for a great family day out. This pretty little fishing village is a gre...

Zebra at Porfell Wildlife Park in Liskeard

Porfell Wildlife Park

  • Liskeard
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

Just a few miles from Looe in South East Cornwall is Porfell Wildlife Park, where neglected, unwanted, injured or illegal animals can call home.  Cor...

Model sail boat at Polperro Model Village

Polperro Model Village

  • Polperro
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Let the kids be giants for the day at Polperro Model Village, literally a miniature recreation of the village of Polperro, with the delightful additi...

Kids Playing in the sand on the beach

Polperro Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Polperro beach in Cornwall, a gorgeous tiny sandy beach in a picturesque fishing village with white-washed cottages, it’s the perfect sp...

A toddler standing on a pebble beach

Talland Bay Beach

  • Looe
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Taking a trip to Talland Bay means you get not one, but two lively sheltered beaches, Talland Sands and Rotterdam beach.  One is sandy and one is roc...

Water in Carnglaze Caverns in Liskeard

Carnglaze Caverns

  • Liskeard
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Caves and Mines

Dig deep on a self-guided tour of Carnglaze Caverns - home to the history of the mining industry, faeries and a subterranean lake. There’s no turning...

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