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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…

  • Retallack Aqua Park, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Ramcornwall - CC BY-SA 4.0

    Retallack Aqua Park

    Winnards Perch
    St Columb Major
    TR9 6DE

    0333 370 0555

    A gigantic ‘total wipeout’ style extravaganza, with an inflatable aqua assault course that will provide endless amounts of fun and amusement.

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  • Reubyn Ash Surf School, Widemouth Bay Feature

    Reubyn Ash Surf School, Widemouth Bay

    Marine Dr
    Widemouth Bay
    EX23 0AH


    Surf school based at Widemouth Bay offering experienced and beginner surf lessons with an experienced, qualified coach.

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  • Roseland Coast Cliffs

    Roseland Coast Cliffs and Viewpoint

    S W Coast Path
    TR2 5PQ

    A remote peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall with spectacular views where visitors can watch boats pass by and spot local wildlife.

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  • Rosemullion Head, Falmouth
    Image Credits: Tim Green - CC BY 2.0

    Rosemullion Head

    S W Coast Path
    United Kingdom
    TR11 5HW

    A moderate walk of just under four miles with some steep hills and plenty of wildlife to spot year-round.

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  • Eyam Museum

    Royal Cornwall Museum

    25 River St
    TR1 2SJ

    01872 272205

    A celebration of Cornwall’s industrial heritage with collections of the county’s archaeology and finest art assemble, proudly on display to demonstrate the importance of Cornwall’s history.

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  • Saint Agnes Museum, Cornwall
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    Saint Agnes Museum

    Penwinnick Rd
    St Agnes
    Saint Agnes
    TR5 0PA


    A museum full of fascinating artefacts and information about the parish of St Agnes including its mining and maritime history.

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  • Salcombe South Sands

    Salcombe South Sands

    United Kingdom
    TQ8 8LL

    An unspoilt sandy beach within a sheltered cove in south Devon located in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

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  • Saltash Heritage Feature

    Saltash Heritage

    17 Lower Fore St


    A museum formed in 1986 with a collection of pieces and information relating to the history of Saltash.

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  • Saltmill Park Feature

    Saltmill Park

    Pilgrim Pitch
    PL12 6LG


    A park maintained by the local council with a skate park, BMX track, floodlit football pitch and pavilions.

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  • Saltram House, Devon
    Image Credits: Chilli Head - CC BY 2.0

    Saltram House

    PL7 1UH


    A historic mansion dating back to 1743 full of treasures and with a magnificent park and gardens to explore.

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