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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…

  • Springfield Fun Park Feature

    Springfield Fun Park

    St Columb
    TR9 6HU


    A family fun park where visitors can feed animals, go on a pony, tractor or funfair ride and much more.

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  • Star Glazers

    Star Glazers

    17 High St
    TR11 2AB


    A relaxed café in Falmouth where adults and children alike can get creative and learn how to paint, stencil and stamp pottery.

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  • Stepper Point

    Stepper Point

    A geologically important headland marking the entry to the Camel Estuary where a Daymark was built as an aid for sailors entering the port.

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  • Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Swanvale Nature Reserve

    Silverdale Road
    TR11 4HP

    01872 273939

    Swanvale Nature Reserve is a wooded conservation area near Falmouth, home to a wide variety of animals and birds and the beautiful Swanpool lake.

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  • Tamar Lakes Country Park, Bude

    Tamar Lakes Country Park

    Upper Tamar Lake
    EX23 9SB

    01288 321712

    Tamar Lakes Country Park is situated near Bude and is home to a wealth of activities. Come here for stunning views, birdwatching, watersports, fishing and cycling.

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  • Tanglewood Wild Garden, Penzance

    Tanglewood Wild Garden

    TR20 8FP

    07581 339501

    Known as Cornwall’s top picnic garden, this enchanting, nine-acre green space features plenty to enjoy. Children under the age of five years old can visit for free, so all the family can easily come and spend the day here.

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  • St Ives

    Tate St Ives

    Tate St. Ives
    Porthemeor Beach
    St Ives
    TR26 1TG

    +44 (0)173 679 6226

    An outstanding collection of British art in a revitalising, fresh setting that has a special emphasis on celebrating local St Ives artists and their creations.

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  • Tehidy Park Golf Club

    Tehidy Park Golf Club
    Cot Road
    TR14 0HH

    01209 842208

    Tehidy Park Golf Club rests on the outskirts of Camborne. The golf club comprises a picture-postcard 18-hole, 71-par course.

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  • The Bagalow, Feature

    The Bagalow

    S W Coast Path
    PL34 0DW

    You can find The Bagalow hiking area on the edges of Tintagel and Treknow. It’s a hiking area that’s owned by the National Trust and makes for a wonderful, scenic walk!

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  • The Blue Bramble Gallery, Feature

    The Blue Bramble Gallery

    Market House
    Market Pl
    Saint Ives
    TR26 1RZ


    The quirky Blue Bramble Gallery has been a part of St Ives’ art scene since 2014. Come here to admire and buy local artists’ quirky artwork.

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