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.
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
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
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
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 â” 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Wadebridge||Wadebridge 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
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