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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…

  • North Cliffs, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Tim Green - CC BY 2.0

    North Cliffs

    TR14 0HQ

    Walk this stretch of coast and enjoy views of the secret coves below.

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  • woman wakeboarding

    North Devon Wake Park

    The Milky Way Adventure Park
    EX39 5RY


    A lake situated close to the coast in the heart of the beautiful North Devon countryside offering fun and adventure.

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  • child swimming with pool noodle

    Oasis Fun Pools

    Hendra Holiday Park
    TR8 4NY


    Make a splash at this popular attraction based in Newquay guaranteeing family fun and thrills.

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  • two women looking around museum

    Padstow Museum

    Station House PTC
    Station Rd
    PL28 8DN


    A charming museum run by volunteers showcasing the social and family history of Padstow.

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  • children and lady at pottery workshop

    Paint a Pot

    Fore St
    The Quay
    PL13 1AD


    A family-run ceramic studio set in the heart of the historic fishing port of Looe offering visitors a chance to create a lasting memento of their visit.

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  • Paradise Park

    Paradise Park

    16 Trelissick Rd
    TR27 4HY

    Award-winning Paradise Park features over 130 species, many colourful birds, plus, otters, red pandas and more. Amazing summer flying shows, close encounters and a JungleBarn indoor play centre.

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  • woman throwing pottery

    Parsons Pottery

    Unit 1
    The Stables
    Quinceborough Farm
    EX23 0NA


    Learn how to join clay, throw pottery and paint pieces alone or as a family at this charming farmland pottery.

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  • Pencarrow House
    Image Credits: Wolfgang Glock - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Pencarrow House and Gardens

    PL30 3AG


    A Georgian manor house nestled on the edge of Bodmin Moor with something for everyone to explore.

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  • girl playing golf

    Penwith Pitch and Putt

    Chenhalls Rd
    St Erth
    TR27 6HJ


    A selection of courses in the Cornish countryside offering crazy golf, pitch and putt or football golf.

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  • Pirate's Quest, Newquay

    Pirate’s Quest Adventure Golf

    St Michael's Rd
    TR7 1RA


    An adventure golf course in Newquay offering swashbuckling family fun with breathtaking piracy themed sets.

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