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Cornwall

Things to do in Cornwall


What's on in Cornwall?

Arguably one of the finest counties for family days out, the home of Land’s End is awash with things to do. Younger families will appreciate the tamer rides on offer at Crealy and Flambards, as well as the world class wildlife attractions such as Newquay Zoo, The National Seal Sanctuary or Paradise Park. For a more unique day out, other places to go include the intriguing Museum of Witchcraft and the outdoor Minack Theatre.

The most looked at attractions in Cornwall in the last month are Minack Theatre, Adrenalin Quarry and Tintagel Castle.

In the last 30 days, Museums, Nature and Animals & Wildlife were the most popular categories.


Adrenalin Quarry

Adrenalin Quarry

Where: Liskeard, Cornwall    Category: Active

The venue and rides at Adrenalin Quarry have been uniquely designed to be safe for families yet thrilling for adrenalin junkies. There are multiple attractions on site including the UK’s Longest Zip Wire, Hovercraft's, Go Kar...
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Where: Newquay, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife

Be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast to hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel.
Camel Trail

Camel Trail

Where: Bodmin, Cornwall    Category: Nature

Explore the way-marked path which runs for 17 miles along the Camel Estuary and Camel Valley, from Padstow to Poley's Bridge.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Where: Gweek, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife

This leading marine mammal rescue centre houses Seal and Otters. See them play, feed and learn more about the mammals from staff.
Crealy Adventure Theme Park (Cornwall)

Crealy Adventure Theme Park (Cornwall)

Where: Wadebridge, Cornwall    Category: Active, Theme Parks

If you visit Crealy Adventure Park you can expect to explore six realms of all-weather indoor attractions for all the family plus extra acres of fun outdoors.
Eden Project

Eden Project

Where: St Austell, Cornwall    Category: Nature

The Eden Project is a global garden where people can discover how plants have shaped the world and how they can change the future. Visitors can experience the sights, smells and sheer scale of the tropics in the Rainforest Biom...
Geevor Tin Mine

Geevor Tin Mine

Where: Penzance, Cornwall    Category: Museums

The last working mine in West Penwith and now a mining museum and the largest preserved mining site in the UK. Some areas of the mine are hundreds of years old and extends a mile inland.
Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

Goonhilly Satellite Earth Station

Where: Goonhilly, Cornwall    Category: Museums

On the Lizard Peninsula, Goonhilly is home to the largest satellite station on Earth. Learn about space and modern communications through the multimedia visitor centre. During March 2010, the visitor centre closed and unfort...
Land's End Visitor Centre

Land's End Visitor Centre

Where: Penzance, Cornwall    Category:

Privately owned centre set on the most westerly point of mainland Britain.
Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock House

Where: Bodmin, Cornwall    Category: Historical, Nature

19th century house captures the atmosphere of a Victorian home. The Gardens are set in 900 acres on the River Fowey.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Where: Newquay, Cornwall    Category: Travel

Three different railways provide families a great day out with over three miles of track, a maze, boating lake, play area, crazy golf and more!
Minack Theatre

Minack Theatre

Where: Porthcurno, Cornwall    Category: Entertainment

One of the world's most amazing theatres. An open air theatre, carved in to the cliffs high above Portcurno's sandy cove.
National Maritime Museum - Cornwall

National Maritime Museum - Cornwall

Where: Falmouth, Cornwall    Category: Museums, Travel

Famous boats, access to the water and the chance to go under the sea means this attraction has something for everyone. Current Exhibition on show - Search & Rescue Throughout 2014 Force 10 storm, zero visibility, 40 foot...
Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

Where: Newquay, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife

Home to many endangered species, Newquay Zoo is set in beautiful subtropical gardens.
Paradise Park

Paradise Park

Where: Hayle, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife

Your family will love a day in Paradise . . . ! This Award-winning wildlife sanctuary with JungleBarn indoor play centre offers so much for all the family, from amazing free flying bird shows, Fun Farm to Penguin photocalls, f...
Pendennis Castle

Pendennis Castle

Where: Falmouth, Cornwall    Category: Historical, Landmarks and Monuments

Pendennis Castle was constructed in 1540 and is the end of a chain of castles built by Henry VIII along the south coast. Note: English Heritage members can visit attraction for free.
Royal Cornwall Museum

Royal Cornwall Museum

Where: Truro, Cornwall    Category: Museums

A history of Cornwall from the Stone Age to the present day.
St Michael's Mount

St Michael's Mount

Where: Marazion, Cornwall    Category: Historical

This former Benedictine priory and castle is one of Britain's most visited properties. Linked to the mainland when the tide is out by a 500-yard causeway. Gardens contain many rare plants that are not often found growing out of...
Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

Where: St Ives, Cornwall    Category: Museums

Opened in 1993, Tate St Ives provides the opportunity to view modern art, in the surroundings and atmosphere which inspired the artists.
The Flambards Experience

The Flambards Experience

Where: Helston, Cornwall    Category: Active, Museums, Theme Parks

Flambards is a theme park situated in Cornwall with many rides for children from play areas to Log Fumes and Carousels. Flambards is also educational with an award-winning Victorian Village and re-creation of the Second Wor...
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Where: St Austell, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife, Nature

Explore stunning gardens at The Lost Gardens of Heligan. Jungle, vegetable, fruit, Northern and more, the variety and colour on display will keep you coming back whatever the season.
The Monkey Sanctuary

The Monkey Sanctuary

Where: Looe, Cornwall    Category: Animals & Wildlife

The Monkey Sanctuary cares for a range of different species of monkeys; all rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades. Our visitors receive an intimate insight into a working sanctuary with keepers on hand all da...
The Museum of Witchcraft

The Museum of Witchcraft

Where: Boscastle, Cornwall    Category: Museums

This unique museum is home to the world's largest collection of witchcraft related artefacts and regalia.
Tintagel Castle

Tintagel Castle

Where: Tintagel, Cornwall    Category: Historical, Landmarks and Monuments

This is the legendary home of King Arthur and Merlin, set in a spectacular area with crashing waves on 3 sides. Note: English Heritage members can visit attraction for free. 
Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens

Where: Falmouth, Cornwall    Category: Nature

Enter a sub-tropical paradise with over four miles of exotic plants, trees and shrubs. The beautiful coastal backdrop, private beach, adventure play areas and kids' trails only add to the experience, showing why Trebah Gardens ...
Tumbletopia - World of Stones

Tumbletopia - World of Stones

Where: Wadebridge, Cornwall    Category: Museums

Enter a cave containing thousands of gemstones and collect your favourites to take home Pan for “gold” and precious stones Make jewellery and discover more about rocks, fossils and Cornwall’s geology.

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