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Family Attractions

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Cornwall has long been a famous holiday destination in the UK, and no wonder given the choice of 'things to do' in the region. Besides the beaches and activities on offer there are plenty things to keep the kids entertained rain or shine, including adventure parks, theme parks and indoor play centres.

  • Flambards Theme Park, Helston, TR13 0QA. Tel: 01326 573404
    Cornwall’s best day of the week - whatever the weather. Great fun for all ages, brave the sky high thrill rides, or enjoy the undercover soft play area. Discover dinosaurs in the NEW Jurassic Journey and uncover fossils in the Dino Dig.  Explore the life-size Victorian Village and experience Britain in the Blitz. For opening times and admission prices please see website.
  • St Newlyn East, near Newquay - Lappa Valley Steam Railway
    Lappa Valley is situated just outside of Newquay. You will discover a fantastic day of adventure and discovery, all in one ticket! Open daily from 10am, 19 March until 30 October 2016. 
  • Near St Austell - The Eden Project - an educational day out
  • Near Padstow - Camel Creek

There are also a host of gardens to visit, so don’t forget to bring your National Trust membership card when you stay in one of our Cornish coastal cottages. Then again you won’t need it to visit The Eden Project or The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Tim Smit’s wonderful – and just a bit visionary – masterpieces in the Cornish countryside.

Neither will you need to love plants to appreciate Newquay Zoo, Newquay’s Blue Reef Aquarium, The Seal Sanctuary at Gweek, the National Maritime Museum at Falmouth or even the Tate at St Ives. Kids will love a day out at a theme park – and thankfully there are a few to choose from, including Flambards, Crealy Adventure Park, Holywell Bay and Land’s End Visitor Centre. There are adventure centres all around the county who will also be able to give you a day out you won’t forget – whether that’s at sea level on a kayak or surfboard, or high up in the trees on a high ropes course.

For kids who love to bike but aren’t big enough to take to the roads, there are a few cycle trails – such as the Camel Trail, Bissoe Tramway or Clay trails – where it’s safe to let them loose on two wheels without worrying. You can also let them loose at indoor skate parks at Mount Hawke or Launceston or even on the surf rider at Retallack Resort in St Columb Major.

Animal Antics

There are loads of exciting animal parks to take the kids to, many with hands on activities and indoor play areas.

Visit the Animal Antics page.

What if it rains?

Believe it or not, Cornwall does sometimes experience a bit of liquid sunshine! This, however, needn't mean hours of being cooped up your holiday cottage with your very frustrated kids! Many of the attractions above are kitted out for all weathers and have indoor play areas.

Rain is the perfect weather for watersports - you're in the sea, you're already wet - who cares if it's raining!

Try the 101 Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Cornwall website for some other great ideas.

Download the Cornish Horizons kid's nature 'find & seek' sheet May take a moment to download... print it off and enjoy Cornwall's wildlife!