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Family attractions in Cornwall


There are so many fantastic family attractions in Cornwall, it is easy to see why it is regularly voted the UK’s favourite holiday destination. With top class attractions, a bursting events calendar and so many things to see, do and explore, you’ll never get bored.

It is the perfect destination, whether you’re a couple on a romantic break or a family wanting an action-packed summer holiday. And, at Atlantic Bays, you’re perfectly located to enjoy all that this county has to offer; we’re just a stone’s throw from top family attractions, scenic landmarks and beauty spots and must-see destinations.

The county’s official tourism body, Visit Cornwall, compiled this handy video, below, of the main family attractions in Cornwall…

To help you decide which attractions in Cornwall to visit during your stay, browse through the tabs below and discover more about what’s available on our doorstep.

Swimming Pools

Newquay Waterworld

Newquay Waterworld has 2 indoor pools where you can have loads of fun shooting the water cannon, wrestling with a crocodile, riding the flumes and kiddies’ slides plus 25m pool where you can practice your swimming and diving skills.

Address: Waterworld, Trenance Leisure Park, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2LZ

Telephone: 01637 853828

Website: Newquay Waterworld

Ships and Castles Fun Pool – Falmouth

Fantastic fun pool with loads of great features including wave machine, river ride and loads for the little ones as well – great family day out in Cornwall.

Address: Ships & Castles Leisure Centre, Castle Drive, Pendennis Headland, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4NG

Telephone: 01326 212129

Website: Ships and Castles

The Splash – Bude

Enjoy an all year round tropical atmosphere featuring a 33 metre, 5 lane swimming pool, with wave machine and flume. The Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers general leisure swimming for all the family with the thrill of the wave machine and a chance to ride the flume.

Address: Bude Splash leisure pool, Stucley Road, Bude, Cornwall EX23 8AR

Telephone: 01288 356191

Website: The Splash

Loe Beach Watersports – Truro

Whether you want to Learn to Sail, Hire a Kayak, Windsurf or hire a Motor Boat we can help at Loe Beach… A watersports haven!

Address: Loe Beach, Feock, Truro, Cornwall TR3 6SH

Telephone: 01872 864 295

Website: Loe Beach Watersports

Coverack Windsurfing Centre – Helston

The Centre, established in 1982 has become the premier destination in the heart of South West Cornwall, offering residential and non-residential Windsurfing Holidays and RYA Courses.

Address: Coverack Windsurfing Centre, Cliff Cottage, Sunny Corner, Coverack, Helston, Cornwall TR12 6SY

Telephone: 01326 280939

Website: Coverack Windsurfing Centre

Hayle Swimming Pool

Indoor and outdoor leisure swimming with flumes, fountains, waterfalls, geysers and a gentle fun slide for small ones.

Address: Hayle Swimming Pool, George King Memorial Walk, Phillack, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 5AA

Telephone: 01736 752568

Website: Hayle Swimming Pool

Jubilee Pool – Penzance

Spectacular open-air sea-water tidal lido with children’s pool in middle. Open daily from May to September. Warning: can get cold! Wetsuits for kids advised.

Address: Jubilee Pool, The Promenade, Penzance, Cornwall TR18 4UU

Telephone: 01736 369224

Website: Jubilee Pool

Dragon Leisure Centre – Bodmin

This six-lane heated indoor pool is of the highest standard and includes a flume, learner pool and spectator facilities.

Address: Dragon Leisure Centre, Lostwithiel Road, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1DE

Telephone: 01208 75715

Website: Dragon Leisure Centre

Theme Parks

Flambards – Helston

The best thrill and family rides in Cornwall, including our new Skyraker drop tower, a childrens rides area, huge undercover play areas, top quality entertainment shows in the high season, award winning exhibitions including the internationally acclaimed Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz.

Address: Flambards, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0QA

Telephone: 01326 573 404

Website: Flambards

Camel Creek Adventure Park – Tredinnick

Voted best Cornwall Family Attraction, dash to Camel Creek Adventure Park for thrills and spills galore. Plus discover wild rides, awesome indoor play, great adventures and the NEW Crocodiles Corner Reptile House. Magical Family Fun Guaranteed!

Address: Camel Creek Adventure Park, Tredinnick, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7RA

Telephone: 01841 540 276

Website: Camel Creek Adventure Park

Holywell Bay Fun Park – Newquay

Wheels for all ages, from the hi-octane F1 go-karts, right down to the Kiddy Karts for toddlers. If it’s water-based fun you’re after, battle boats and bumper boats will go down a storm. A fiendish maze, a shooting range, trampoline, crazy golf and much more, including a fabulous 18-hole pitch and putt course, right next door!

Address: Holywell Bay, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5PW

Telephone: 01637 830095

Website: Holywell Bay Fun Park

Lands End Visitors Centre – Penzance

The Last Labyrinth – Amazing tales of heroism, skulduggery and adventure told anew. An enthralling world with monsters, pirates, smugglers and shipwreckers, Arthur and the Age of Knights brought to life with images, sound and stunning special effects.

Address: Land’s End, Sennen, Cornwall, TR19 7AA

Telephone: 0871 720 0044

Website: Lands End Visitors Centre

Animals

Newquay Zoo

Get closer to over 130 species at award winning Newquay Zoo! See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house, watch the big cats get their lunch and learn more about conservation — a perfect day out for the whole family!

Address: Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 2NL

Telephone: 0844 474 2244

Website: Newquay Zoo

Blue Reef Aquarium – Newquay

Take the ultimate undersea safari at the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay. Enjoy close encounters with everything from tropical sharks to enchanting seahorses!

Address: Blue Reef Aquarium, Towan Promenade, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DU

Telephone: 01637 878134

Website: Blue Reef Aquarium

The Monkey Sanctuary – Looe

Set in beautiful woodland overlooking the picturesque Cornish Coast, we have been offering a safe home to monkeys in need since 1964. Much more than just monkeys, it’s a great day out for the whole family, and you can rest assured that all income goes to support out charitable work.

Address: Wild Futures’ Monkey Sanctuary, Murrayton House, St Martins, Looe, Cornwall PL13 1NZ

Telephone: 0844 272 1271

Website: The Monkey Sanctuary

National Seal Sanctuary – Helston

Experience animal welfare in action at Europe’s busiest Seal Rescue centre Encounter fascinating Seals, playful otters and comical penguins in our fantastic underwater viewing areas. Visit a working seal Hospital and meet our resident Sealions. Daily interactive talks and feeding demonstrations make this a Day out for the whole family.

Address: The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek, near Helston, Cornwall TR12 6UG

Telephone: 01326 221361

Website: National Seal Sanctuary

Paradise Park – Hayle

With over 650 birds and animals including red pandas, red squirrels, otters, macaws, toucans, eagles, owls, lorikeets, donkeys, rabbits, and many more. Enjoy flying displays, close encounters, the fun farm, parrot jungle, the indoor JungleBarn play centre, the Otter Pool cafe and more.

Address: Paradise Park, 16 Trelissick Road, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 4HB

Telephone: 01736 753365

Website: Paradise Park

Orca Sea Safaris – Falmouth

Wildlife watching and coastal boat trips from Falmouth. Running from the historic port of Falmouth, our boat trips aim to introduce you to the outstanding beauty of our coastline, while looking for wildlife that may be in the area. Wildlife could include Dolphins, Basking Sharks, Seals or many other species that are regularly spotted around the Cornish Coastline. Your Skipper will provide a cheery face and an informative commentary, describing fascinating facts about shipwrecks, smugglers tales, local history and the marine environment.

Address: Orca Sea Safaris, Events Square, Discovery Quay, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY

Telephone: 01326 214 928

Website: Orca Sea Safaris

Porfell Wildlife Park – Liskeard

At Porfell you will meet wallabies, marmosets, snakes, lemurs, meerkats, porcupines and of course ‘Bert’ the capybara as well as all your favourite farmyard animals and pets.

Address: Porfell Wildlife Park, Porfell, Trecangate Lanreath, Liskeard PL14 4RE

Telephone: 01503 220211

Website: Porfell Wildlife Park

Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary – Par

Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary aims to conserve rare bird species from all round the world and educate people about all the birds and animals on display.

Address: Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary, Moorlands Farm, Treesmill, Par, Cornwall PL24 2TX

Telephone: 01726 825222

Website: Wingz Bird and Animal Sanctuary

Tamar Valley Donkey Park – Gunnislake

Fun for all with Donkeys, Sheep, Pigs, Rabbits and Guinea Pigs to feed and pet plus a huge indoor play barn!

Address: The Tamar Valley Donkey Park, St Ann’s Chapel, Gunnislake, Cornwall, PL18 9HW

Telephone: 01822 834072

Website: Tamar Valley Donkey Park

Museums

National Maritime Museum – Falmouth

National Maritime Museum Cornwall features diverse collection of approximately 140 small craft from Great Britain and overseas, and spans the past 150 years. Includes virtual tour.

Address: National Maritime Museum, Discovery Quay Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3QY

Telephone: 01326 313388

Website: National Maritime Museum

Tate St Ives

There is always something for families to do at Tate St Ives. Activity packs, interactive talks and a friendly staff team ensure that Tate St Ives provides ways for children and adults to explore the exhibitions together.

Address: Tate St Ives, Porthmeor Hill St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Telephone: 01736 796226

Website: Tate St Ives

Museum of Witchcraft – Boscastle

The Museum of Witchcraft in Boscastle, Cornwall, houses the world’s largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia. The museum has been located in Boscastle for over forty years and is amongst Cornwall’s most popular museums.

Address: Museum of Witchcraft, The Harbour Boscastle, Cornwall PL35 0HD

Telephone: 01840 250111

Website: Museum of Witchcraft

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum – Penzance

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum tells the story of electric telegraph communication over land and through cables under the sea. exhibitions, tunnels and sculpture garden with picnic area.

Address: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Eastern House, Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 6JX

Telephone: 01736 810966

Website: Porthcurno Telegraph Museum

Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park – St Austell

Wheal Martyn is the UK’s only China Clay Mining Heritage Centre, set within 26 acres of nature trails amongst a preserved Victorian clay works. There’s plenty of outside space, a children’s challenge trail as well as an indoor interactive discovery centre. A truly unique day out suitable for all ages.

Address: Wheal Martyn, Carthew, St Austell, Cornwall PL26 8XG

Telephone: 01726 850362

Website: Wheal Martyn Museum and Country Park

Play Centres

Kidzworld Indoor Play – St Austell

Visit Cornwall’s newest visitor attraction and discover 54,000 sq ft of indoor weather€ adventures. With all activities included, explore smugglers cove, reach the summit of the treehouse, whoosh down fast slides or successfully climb the DigiWall. 100% fun! KidzWorld Brings out the Child in us all.

Address: Kidzworld, Next to Cornish Market World, Stadium Retail Park, Par, St Austell PL25 3RP

Telephone: 01726 815 553

Website: Kidzworld Indoor Play

Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre – Penryn

All weather indoor children’s soft play centre and Laser Storm arena for children and adults located in the Falmouth & Penryn area. Our huge 12,500 sq. ft. facility includes a high quality Cafe serving fresh food, coffee, soft drinks and fully licensed bar. Toddler Sessions Daily During Term Time 9.30A.m-1.00P.M Each Week a new and exciting theme of activities, games, films and much more!

Address: Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre, 30a Parkengue, Kernick Road, Industrial Estate, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EP

Telephone: 01326 377481

Website: Raze the Roof Indoor Play Centre

Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play – Redruth

Play Twin Wavy Slide – Ball Pool – Ball Canon Arena -Spiral Slide – Quality Cafe with Hot & Cold Menu – Plasma TV.

Address: Bombadingas & Skullduggery, Highburrow Lane, Pool, Cornwall TR15 3BU

Telephone: 01209 219555

Website: Bombadingas Pirate Soft Play

Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre – Hayle

A family friendly pub with a Wacky Warehouse style play area. Great idea if you’re looking for fun things to do in Cornwall with children.

Address: Loggans Moor, Carwin Rise, Hayle, TR27 4PN

Telephone: 01736 755025

Website: Loggans Moor Brewers Fayre

Chez Play Zone – Truro

Two tier adventure soft play facility with classic soft play features such as ball pit, scramble nets, a slide and many bouncy chambers to explore. Also offer qualified daycare.

Address: Chez Play Zone, The Old Telephone Exchange, Calenick Street, Truro TR1 2SF

Telephone: 01872 858171

Snappys – Redruth

Fully inflatable children’s indoor play area, offering bouncy adventure for 0 to 12 years years old. Under 5s area, plus sensory room and more.

Address: Snappys Bounce & Play, New Portreath Road, Redruth TR16 4QL

Telephone: 01209 843238

One2eleven – Helston

A fantastic, indoor play centre that is designed for interactive and imaginary play. The main play area includes slides, a cannon park, ball swamps, an assault course and a baby area. It has a unique ‘One2eleven Street’: 5 rooms that include an animal hospital, fancy-dress room and kids’ cafe!

Address: One2eleven, Helston Cornwall TR13 0QA

Telephone: 01326 554391

Website: One2eleven

Education/History

Poldark Mine – Helston

Poldark Tin Mine is one of Cornwall’s most important heritage sites and contains what are believed to be the oldest complete mine workings in Great Britain that are open to the public.

Address: Poldark Mine, Wendron, Helston, Cornwall TR13 0ER

Telephone: 01326 573 173

Website: Poldark Mine

Geevor Tin Mine – Penzance

Until 1990 Geevor was a working mine, now a museum, with many surface buildings, a guided underground tour through 18th / 19th century workings, a shop and a cafe. Great idea when on family holidays in Cornwall.

Address: Geevor Tin Mine, Pendeen, Penzance, Cornwall TR19 7EW

Telephone: 01736 788662

Website: Geevor Tin Mine

Tintagel Castle – Tintagel

With its spectacular location on Cornwall’s dramatic and windswept Atlantic coastline, Tintagel is a place of magic and myth where the legend of King Arthur was born. This historic spot is rich in flora and fauna and provides a breeding ground for sea birds, lizards and butterflies. Tintagel Castle is Cornwall’s most iconic site. A strong hold of the Earls of Cornwall, the castle was built in the 13th century. Now in ruins, it still has the power to inspire.

Address: Tintagel Castle, Castle Road, Tintagel, Cornwall PL34 0HE

Telephone: 01840 770328

Website: Tintagel Castle

Callington Space Centre – Callington

The Callington Space Centre is a project aiming to promote interest in astronomy and space science throughout the community. Based at Callington in Cornwall, UK the Space Centre is working hard, through education at Primary, Secondary and Adult levels, to increase awareness of the universe in which we live.

Address: Callington Space Centre, Callington Community College, Launceston Road, Callington, Cornwall PL17 7DR

Telephone: 01579 386124

Website: Callington Space Centre

Carnglaze Caverns – Liskeard

Carnglaze Caverns consists of a guided tour around three underground caverns of Catherdral proportions set in 6.5 acres of wooded hillside. During the tour you will go about 150m into the hillside and 60m below ground.

Address: Carnglaze Caverns, St Neot, Liskeard PL14 6HQ

Telephone: 01579 320251

Website: Carnglaze Caverns

Charlestown Shipwreck Centre – St Austell

Housed in old china clay loading premises on the waterfront, the centre has an interesting collection of objects rescued from shipwrecks – kids can also play with remote controlled boats in a mini version of the port and dock outside.

Address: The Shipwreck and Heritage Centre, Quay Road, Charlestown St. Austell, Cornwall PL25 3NJ

Telephone: 01726 69897

Website: Charlestown Shipwreck Centre

Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum – Launceston

A fascinating collection of fine smuggling artefacts and tales of wreckers and smugglers over the past 300 years. Sure to get kids’ imaginations going!

Address: Jamaica Inn, Bolventor, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 7TS

Telephone: 01726 69897

Website: Daphne du Mauriers Smugglers Museum

Activity Centre

BF Adventure – Penryn

BF Adventure Outdoor activity centre based near Penryn & Falmouth offers adventure sports for young and old. Activities include Abseiling, Rock Climbing, Archery, Canoeing, Zip wire and lots of fun games and challenges in and around the Adventure quarry.

Address: BF Adventure, Goodygrane Activity Centre, Halvasso, Longdowns, Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9BX

Telephone: 01326 340912

Website: BF Adventure

Lusty Glaze – Newquay

Lusty Glaze is a unique leisure and education complex in Newquay, on the north coast of Cornwall. As well as being a popular beach for locals and holiday makers, this Cornish cove is home to a family of thriving businesses specialising in adventure, education, training, accommodation and catering.

Address: Lusty Glaze Road, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 3AE

Telephone: 01637 872444

Website: Lusty Glaze

Atlantic Pursuits – Bude

Atlantic Pursuits offer an action-packed programme of outdoor activities for anyone, of any age and no previous experience is needed!

Address: Atlantic Pursuits, Bude, Cornwall

Telephone: 01288 321765

Website: Atlantic Pursuits

Adrenalin Quarry – Liskeard

The Zip is the UK’s Longest Zip Wire, hurling you over our flooded quarry at speeds that’ll get your heart pumping. There’s nothing like it anywhere in the UK and it’s suitable for all ages.

Address: Adrenalin Quarry Ltd, Lower Clicker Road, Menheniot, Near Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PJ

Telephone: 01579 308 204

Website: Adrenalin Quarry

FlowRider at Retallack Resort – St Columb Major

The latest in board sports and the first in the UK – the FlowRider is a truly unique activity and a very memorable one. FlowRiding is sure to keep the kids happy and adults can either jump on as well or enjoy a drink on our sun decks overlooking the FlowRider.

Address: Retallack Resort and Spa, Winnards Perch, St Columb Major, Cornwall TR9 6DE

Telephone: 01637 882500

Website: FlowRider

Mount Hawke Skate Park – Truro

A converted 2000 square metre indoor farm warehouse that received a lottery grant turned into probably the best skate-park in Britain.

Address: Mount Hawke Skatepark, Gover Waterworks, Truro, Cornwall TR4 8BQ

Telephone: 01209 890 705

Website: Mount Hawke Skate Park

The Unit Skatepark – Launceston

The Unit Skatepark is a 7,500sqft indoor skatepark where you can come and ride your scooter, skateboard or BMX. We offer coaching and have a Pro Shop with coffee facilities for parents and snacks for the kids. We have ramps to suit all ages and abilities.

Address: The Unit Skatepark, Unit 1 C, Pennygillam Industrial Est, Launceston PL15 7PF

Telephone: 01566 773637

Website: The Unit Skatepark

Bowling

Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre – Falmouth

Ten pin bowling with video games, kiddie bumpers and ball ramps, and more! Ocean light bowling nights with “glow in the dark” lanes, pins and balls plus chart music.

Address: Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre, Pendennis Rise, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 4LT

Telephone: 01326 313130

Website: Ocean Bowl Tenpin Bowling Centre

Trethorne Premier Bowl – Launceston

8 lanes of classic family tenpin bowling, indoor and outdoor play areas, animals, dodgem cars and an arcade plus family restaurant.

Address: Kennards House, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8QE

Telephone: 01566 86324

Website: Trethorne Premier Bowl

Ozzell Bowl – St Austell

8 newly refurbished MAD lanes, a brand new children’s soft play area, their food bar offering quick convenient food, arcade games, pool tables, air hockey, and free Wi-Fi!

Address: Ozzell Bowl, Priory Rd, St Austell PL25 5AB

Telephone: 01726 77766

Website: Ozzell Bowl

Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre

8 Lanes, well stocked bar with drinks promotions, 90 seat restaurant with a new improved menu, video games, pool tables, air hockey, welcoming staff.

Address: Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre, 1-2 Oak Way, Truro TR1 1DW

Telephone: 01872 301 551

Website: Truro 10 Pin Bowling Centre

Go Karting

Jeepers Karting – Hayle

Jeepers Karting offers arrive and drive for adults and children over the age of 8 who are over 1.27m tall. Fantastic circuit,full safety briefing for all, full racing kit supplied. Drinks, sweets, ice- cream etc. available in our cafe area as well as picnic benches outside. Free parking and toilet facilities.

Address: Coast 2 Coast Karting, Chenhalls Road, St Erth, Hayle, Cornwall TR27 6HJ

Telephone: 01736 754960

Website: Jeepers Karting

St Eval Kart Circuit – Wadebridge

St Eval Kart Circuit is the UK’s largest children’s go karting circuit and the south west’s biggest and fastest adult circuit at 1.3km come rain or shine.

Address: St Eval Kart Circuit, St Eval, Wadebridge, Cornwall PL27 7UN

Telephone: 01637 860160

Website: St Eval Kart Circuit

KartWorld – Liskeard

KartWorld Caters for all ages, with custom tracks and go karts for toddlers, children and adults.

Address: KartWorld, Menheniot Station, Nr Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 3PJ

Telephone: 01579 347 229

Website: KartWorld

Sight Seeing

St Ives Treasure Trail

Looking for a fun and interesting way to explore Cornwall? Don’t just wander around aimlessly, do a Treasure Trail! Enjoy a fun family walk in the fresh air, exploring the local area, enjoying the beautiful scenery and solve an intriguing mystery at the same time.

Website: St Ives Treasure Trail

Transport

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

The Bodmin & Wenford Railway is Cornwall’s only standard gauge railway still operated by steam locomotives and the trains run through some delightful Cornish scenery.

Address: Bodmin & Wenford Railway, General Station, Bodmin, Cornwall PL31 1AQ

Telephone: 01208 73555

Website: Bodmin & Wenford Railway

World of Model Railways – Mevagissey

The Main Display has over 30 trains travelling through a varied landscapes including town, country, seaside and even an Alpine Winter.

Address: World of Model Railways, Meadow Street, Mevagissey Cornwall PL26 6UL

Telephone: 01726 842457

Website: World of Model Railways

Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Newquay

A 2-mile steam train journey. Leisure park, paddle boats, canoes, 2 miniature railways, crazy golf, maze. Entrance to viewing platform of the largest mine engine houses in Cornwall. Woodland walks and play area. Also, 12 hole pay and play golf course, separate charge.

Address: Lappa Valley Steam Railway, St. Newlyn East, Newquay, Cornwall TR8 5LX

Telephone: 01872 510317

Website: Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Mylor Sailing School – Falmouth

A sailing school with lots of fun sessions for children. Swallows and Amazons at the weekends: sailing off to find treasures on hidden shores and lots of games. Family sailing experiences with beginner through to advanced sailing sessions available.

Address: Mylor Sailing School, Mylor Yacht Harbour, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 5UF

Telephone: 01326 377633

Website: Mylor Sailing School

Falmouth Boat Hire

Falmouth Boat Hire is a family friendly self drive boat experience. You step aboard a cabin boat and drive explore the wildlife and traditional smuggling tributaries of the Fal with your family. No experience needed. River Inns close by for a Cornish Cream Tea or a full lunch.

Address: Customs House Quay, Arwenack Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3JQ

Telephone: 07951 610 247

Website: Falmouth Boat Hire

Outdoor Play

St Michaels Mount – Marazion

Stroll across the causeway where a legendary giant once walked, or boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history and discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. The Marazion Play Park is just across the road.

Address: St Michael’s Mount, Marazion, Cornwall TR17 0HS

Telephone: 01736 710265

Website: St Michaels Mount

Cardinham Woods – Bodmin

Cardinham Woods is a beautiful mixed woodland, with a choice of waymarked trails that take you deep into the woods to discover stunning viewpoints and an intriguing history. Woods Cafe is on site serving a delicious array of hot and cold food and there is a lovely play area for children.

Website: Cardinham Woods

Mount Edgcumbe – Torpoint

Woodland, beach, park and pond if you’re looking for nature you can’t go wrong here, with added interesting bits in the form of boat trips, interactive sawmill and ‘bat-cam’!

Address: Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park, Cremyll, Torpoint, Cornwall PL10 1HZ

Telephone: 01752 822236

Website: Mount Edgcumbe

St Marys Play Park – Scilly Isles

St Marys Play Park Offers a fun pirate ship to clamber about on, challenging and imaginative climbing structures, plus classic swings and seesaw.

Address: St Marys Play Park, Garrison Playing Field, St Marys, Scilly Isles, Cornwall TR21 0LS

Telephone: 01720 423680

Artistic

Creative Crafting – Falmouth

Creative Crafting Pottery painting is great for all kids and occasions – the studio has everything you’ll need to create a hand-painted gift for any occasion…as well as delicious coffees, teas and snacks.

Address: Creative Crafting Pottery, 103 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PU

Telephone: 01326 211424

Pot-tea Training – Newquay

Pot-tea Training is all about the rewarding activity of pottery painting, made easy, and enjoying family time together. Unbeatable added value, novice friendly, fun trip out for Grannies to babies, enjoying a therapeutic activity plus you make something to use everyday and treasure for life.

Address: Pot-tea Training, 25A East Street, Newquay, Cornwall TR7 1DN

Telephone: 07912 269 170

Website: Pot-tea Training

Other

Eden Project – St Austell

A unique living theatre of plants and people. The two large iconic Biomes and outdoor landscape contain plants from around the world. Come and discover the plants that we rely on for food, clothing, medicine and have a fun family day out at the same time.

Address: Eden Project, Bodelva, St Austell, Cornwall PL24 2SG

Telephone: 01726 811911

Website: Eden Project

Hidden Valley Discovery Park – Launceston

A unique country park with a real sense of discovery and adventure. Daring Crystal Challenges and the Vault; tranquil lakes and forest walks. Miniature and ride on trains, the mysterious secret fountain and a beech hedge maze.

Address: Hidden Valley, Tredidon, St Thomas, Launceston, Cornwall PL15 8SJ

Telephone: 01566 86463

Website: Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Polperro Model Village – Polperro

Seven different stories of legends and superstitions from Cornish folklore and a chance to meet Merlin the Wizard. There is also a large 00 gauge railway and a model village. Great ideas if you’re looking for things to do in Cornwall with children.

Address: Polperro Model Village & Land of Legend, Mill Hill, Polperro, Cornwall PL13 2RP

Telephone: 01503 272378

Website: Polperro Model Village

The Lost Gardens of Heligan – St Austell

Discover the mysteries of The Lost Gardens, on an exploration through Victorian Productive Gardens & Pleasure Grounds, a sub-tropical Jungle, pioneering Wildlife Project and beyond.

Address: The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan, St. Austell, Cornwall PL26 6EN

Telephone: 01726 845100

Website: The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Treasure Park – Redruth

Treasure Park Parkland, restaurant, bear works, pottery studio, find-a-fossil, 9 hole crazy golf, rides, goldsmiths’ display and more!

Address: Treasure Park, Tolgus Mill, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 4HN

Telephone: 01209 203289

Website: Treasure Park

Country Skittles – Hayle

A fantastic fun-filled family venue in the heart of beautiful West Cornwall. It’s warm, friendly and absolutely great fun with skittle (bowling) alleys, lots of board games, a shooting gallery and great food it is perfect for a fun family visit.

Address: Country Skittles, Townshend, Hayle, Cornwall TR27

Telephone: 01736 850209

Website: Country Skittles

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre – St Columb Major

Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre is a farm park and pony centre offering a hands on experience with a variety of animals including pony rides and bottle feeding. There are trampolines, rowing boats and pedal go karts. There is an indoor play barn with slides and multi-level play area.

Address: Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre, St Columb Major, Newquay, Cornwall TR9 6HU

Telephone: 01637 881224

Website: Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre

Camel Trail

The Camel Trail is arguably the most successful recreational multi use trail in the UK, providing access to the beautiful Cornish countryside along a disused railway line between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. The Camel Trail is an 18 mile largely traffic free, surfaced and virtually level multi use trail which passes through some of the most spectacular countryside in the south west.

Padstow to WadebridgeWadebridge to Bodmin (Boscarne)Bodmin to Wenfordbridge
5.5 Miles (8.8Km)5.75 Miles (9.25Km)6.25 Miles (10.1 Km)

Website: Camel Trail

Horse Riding

Newton Equestrian – Helston

Offering lessons, beach hacks, trekking and dedicated Pony Club.

Address: Newton Farm, Polhorman Lane, Mullion, Helston, Cornwall TR12 7JF

Telephone: 01326 240388

Website: Newton Equestrian

Polmartin Riding – Liskeard

BHS approved hacking, cross country and lessons from around 3 years, plus weekend clubs involving all levels of horse care.

Address: Polmartin Farm, Nr Herodsfoot, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14 4RE

Telephone: 01503 220428

Website: Polmartin Riding

Cornish Riding Holidays – Redruth

Cornish Riding Holidays is a riding school and riding holiday centre providing lessons and hacks for all abilities and ages (from 4 years old). Also, fully inclusive unaccompanied riding holidays for families is available.

Address: Wheal Buller Riding School, Buller Hill, Redruth, Cornwall TR16 6SS

Telephone: 01209 211852

Website: Cornish Riding Holidays