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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…

  • Sandymouth Bay, Bude

    Sandymouth Beach

    EX23 9HW


    A dramatic stretch of pebble and sand lying between Bude and Morwenstow and backed by sheer cliffs and costal grasslands.

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  • Isles of Scilly

    Scilly Isles

    Porthcressa Rd
    Isles of Scilly
    TR21 0LW


    Head to the Isles of Scilly for the day. Situated just off the coast of Cornwall, this cluster of islands feels worlds away.

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  • an owl resting on a perch

    Screech Owl Sanctuary

    Trewin Farm
    Saint Columb
    TR9 6HP


    Screech Owl Sanctuary, located in Cornwall, UK, is a wildlife sanctuary that provides a safe haven for rescued owls. This attraction is a must-visit for animal lovers, families, and anyone looking for a unique and educational experience in the great outdoors.

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  • Sea Explorers UK

    Sea Explorers UK

    May Ln
    PL13 1PD


    A beach resort in the heart of Looe Bay offering watersports with a beach bar and beach front café.

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  • Seal Cave Experience

    Seal Cave Experience

    North Quay
    PL28 8AF

    07754 822404

    Take an enthralling boat ride along the magnificent coastline bordering Padstow, you may even spot the resident seals peering out of the caves!

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  • Seaton Beach, Devon

    Seaton Beach

    EX12 2LN

    A gently sloping pebble beach surrounded by stunning countryside with a coastal path walk to a nearby village.

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  • Shirehall Moor Local Nature Reserve Feature

    Shirehall Moor Local Nature Reserve

    2 Pill Cottages
    United Kingdom
    PL22 0JR

    A peaceful nature reserve sitting alongside the River Fowey ideal for dog walks and wildlife watching.

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  • Bookends of Fowey
    Image Credits: Allie Caulfield(CC BY 2.0)

    Shrew Books

    4 South St
    PL23 1AR


    Nestled on the bustling main street of Fowey, this beloved local bookshop will delight visitors with its range of books inspired by Cornwall.    

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  • Siblyback Lake

    Siblyback Lake

    Common Moor
    PL14 6ER

    01566 771930

    A lake set against the backdrop of Bodmin Moor with watersports activities, a circular walk and a café for visitors.

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  • South West Paintball, Penzance

    South West Paintball

    Chysauster Cottage
    New Mill
    TR20 8XA


    An adventure company offering paintballing in Penzance and Scorrier for groups of 10.

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