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Things to do in Cornwall for Families

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A marvellous location for a family break, there are ample things to do with kids in Cornwall! No matter how old your kids are, there’s bound to be something they’ll enjoy in this selection of family days out in Cornwall.

Is your family full of thrill-seekers? You’ll have no shortage of surfing schools to catch the waves with, such as Adventure Bay Surf School and Reubyn Ash Surf School. Alternatively, enjoy an exhilarating ride on Adrenalin Quarry‘s karts!

When it comes to things to do in Cornwall with the kids on the coast, the county benefits from a wealth of beaches where you can look forward to sunbathing whilst the little ones go exploring. We have a couple of recommendations, including Porthgwidden Beach with its rock pools and pristine sands, as well as Porthgwarra Beach with its café and promenade.

Other family days out in Cornwall include unleashing your inner artist at Paint-a-Pot, making a splash in Bude Sea Pool and seeing the animals at Newquay Zoo. Camel Creek Family Theme Park is another great family attraction in Cornwall, where theme park rides and animals are aplenty.

Uncover a wealth of things to do with kids in Cornwall below…

  • Adrenalin Quarry Ltd

    Adrenalin Quarry

    Lower Clicker Road
    Menheniot, Near Liskeard
    PL14 3PJ

    01579 308 204

    A guaranteed thrill ride where visitors can zip past the treetops, take the plunge at the aquapark, and live out white-knuckle adventures beyond their wildest dreams.  

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  • Adventure Bay Surf School

    Adventure Bay Surf School

    Tregonhawke Beach
    Opposite Donkey Ln
    PL10 1JX


    Head to the breath-taking beaches of Whitsand Bay where the whole family can learn to ride the waves with the help of experienced surf coaches.

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  • AK Wildlife Cruises

    AK Wildlife Cruises

    Falmouth Marina
    TR11 2TD

    01326 316098

    These award-winning cruises are a wonderful way to see the spectacular coastline where dolphins, basking sharks and seals can be seen. With naturalists on board every trip, and photography actively encouraged, these trips are very popular with all ages.

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  • Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach

    Bantham Beach
    TQ7 3AN

    01548 560897

    Situated in the designated South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and boasting a Blue Flag, this is the perfect spot for family beach days.

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  • Glass blowing

    Beau Nidol

    Lower Wharf Centre/The Wharf
    EX23 8LG

    01288 353388

    A glass workshop and shop nestled in Bude offering visitors the chance to have fun and create something totally unique.

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  • Laser gun game

    Big Dunk’s Outdoor Laser Tag

    Trevilley Farm
    Nr Wadebridge
    PL33 9EU

    07830 153 420

    Combine adventure, skill and daring at Big Dunk’s Laser Tag before indulging in some snacks at the on-site picnic area.

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  • Golfing

    Bigbury Golf Club

    Bigbury Golf Club
    Hexdown Barns
    TQ7 4BB


    Golf enthusiasts will love this all-abilities golf course with its year-round greenery and stunning coastal backdrop.

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  • Couple riding bicycle

    Bike Park Kernow

    Bike Park Kernow
    Trenowth Wood
    Grampound Road
    TR2 4EH


    Calling all mountain biking enthusiasts! Bike Park Kernow features a range of exhilarating professionally designed trails for beginners through to experienced bikers.

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  • butterflies in cornwall

    Bissoe Valley Nature Reserve

    TR4 8RA


    An old Cornish mine turned nature reserve, visitors can view this fine example of creative conservation work while spotting rarely seen butterflies.

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  • Blue reef aquarium

    Blue Reef Aquarium

    Towan Promenade
    TR7 1DU

    01637 878134

    An underwater world of enchanting sea creatures and colourful corals where visitors will be impressed by the vast amounts of both local and exotic species.

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