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Best Things To Do & Days Out In St Ives, Cornwall

Here at Day Out With The Kids we've found 168 fun things to do in St Ives 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 – 63 of the attractions are indoors. Finding the right St Ives 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 St Ives 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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The St Ives Cornwall Mystery Treasure Trail

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Explorers wanted! The St Ives Mystery Treasure Trail needs everyone and anyone with an eye for adventure and a nose for sniffing out the truth. Are y...

Escape Time - St Ives

  • St Ives
  • Indoor
  • Tourist Attractions

Team of 6, 60 minutes and only 1 way to escape - can you find it? Time to see what the live escape room game hype is all about with a first-hand expe...

St Ives Bay5 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

St Ives Bay actually consists of three very different beaches: Firstly the magnificent surfing beach at Porthmeor (a blue flag winner), overlooked by...

Tate St Ives

  • St Ives
  • Indoor
  • Museums and Art Galleries

Tate St Ives is a family friendly gallery, with an interesting and varied calendar of exhibitions and displays, plus events and activities throughout...

St Ives Surf School

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Water Sports

St Ives Surf School St Ives Surf School is highly regarded as one of the best places to learn to surf in Cornwall from Surfing GB recently naming the...

Porthminster Beach

  • St Ives
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Porthminster Beach offers a Blue Flag awarded waters meeting a golden sandy beach, with dunes backs and palm tress adding to the tropical feel. Safe...

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...

Carbis Bay Beach

  • Carbis Bay
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Discover Carbis Bay beach in Cornwall, with aqua blue sea and golden white sands, it’s a picturesque location for your day out.  Once you’ve chosen y...



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Hayle Swimming Pool

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Swimming Pools and Leisure Centres

Hayle Swimming Pool is an exciting attraction in the heart of Hayle. The pool is a safe place for kids to have fun and learn to swim. Having recently...

Paradise Park and JungleBarn

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Zoos and Wildlife Parks

The award-winning Paradise Park, with JungleBarn indoor play centre, offers so much for all the family from amazing summer free flying bird shows, to...

Coast 2 Coast Karting

  • Hayle
  • Outdoor
  • Go Karting and Driving

Coast 2 Coast Karting situated in Hayle Cornwall provides outdoor karting for all the family aged 8 and above (who are also over 1.27m tall). Their f...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Long Rock Beach

  • Penzance
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Looking to explore a great sandy beach? Look no further than Long Rock beach in Cornwall, plus, it’s even dog friendly all year round!  Gather up you...

Marazion Beach

  • Marazion
  • Outdoor
  • Beaches

Head down to Marazion beach in Cornwall, a long sandy beach that may reveal a little secret at low tide… You may notice an mystical looking island wi...

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...

St Michaels Mount4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Marazion
  • Indoor and Outdoor
  • Landmarks

Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, and follow the footsteps of pilgrims to St Michael's Mount. Boat hop to an island whe...

Sennen Cove4 out of 5 starstotal reviews(1)

  • Penzance
  • Indoor
  • Beaches

Sennen Cove is a mile North of Land's End lies this idyllic spot with white marram dune backed sands, deep turquoise sea and spectacular sunsets over...

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