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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…

  • The Camel Trail

    The Camel Trail

    PL27 7AL

    01208 814104

    A scenic 18-mile walking trail that passes through beautiful Cornish countryside a disused railway, the trail is also a much-favoured cycling route.

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  • The Castle Bude
    Image Credits: Nilfanion - CC BY-SA 3.0

    The Castle Bude

    The Wharf
    EX23 8LG


    The Castle Bude came to be in 1830, when it was built by Sir Goldsworthy Gurney. Nowadays, this Cornish landmark is a must-see for any visitor or local, with its exhibitions, grounds and café waiting to be explored.

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  • The Cheesewring, Minions

    The Cheesewring

    United Kingdom
    PL14 5AT

    The Cheesewring is a granite tor resting amidst the Minions in Bodmin Moor. It’s a fascinating landmark steeped in history and enjoys surroundings that are perfect for hiking.

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  • The Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm, Feature

    The Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm

    Smeaton Farm
    PL12 6RZ

    01579 351833

    A family day out with plenty to do awaits at The Cornish Maize Maze and Fun Farm. Outdoor games, tasty food, the maze and so much more are waiting to be experienced here.

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  • The Daphne Du Maurier Literary Centre, Feature

    The Daphnne Du Maurier Literary Centre

    Tourist Centre 5 South Street
    PL23 1AR

    01726 833 616

    Are you a fan of Daphne Du Maurier or literature in general? You’ll love a visit to The Daphne Du Maurier Literary Centre, where

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  • The Exchange, Feature

    The Exchange Gallery

    Princes St
    TR18 2NL

    01736 363715

    The Exchange Gallery is an award-winning contemporary art space resting in Penzance. Here, you can find changing exhibitions that feature artwork by local, regional and international artists.

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  • The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary, Feature

    The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary

    Penty Noweth Farm
    Trenoweth Lane
    Mabe Burnthouse
    TR10 9JB


    The Flicka Foundation Donkey Sanctuary rests in South Cornwall. Here, you can meet an array of charming horses and donkeys, and learn how the charity’s volunteers look after them.

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  • The Japanese Garden, Cornwall
    Image Credits: Ruth Sharville - CC BY-SA 2.0

    The Japanese Garden

    St Mawgan
    Nr Newquay
    TR8 4ET

    01637 860116

    Come and while the day away in the beautiful Japanese Garden. Here, you can admire a wealth of stunning flora, ponds and zen gardens.

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  • The Lost Gardens Heligan

    The Lost Gardens Heligan

    Saint Austell
    PL26 6EN


    The Lost Gardens Heligan is a must-see for anyone who loves the outdoors. Gardens, farmland, woodland and more await at this amazing attraction.

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    The Milky Way Adventure Park

    The Milky Way Adventure Park
    EX39 5RY

    01237 431255

    This award-winning day trip near Bude is perfect for families. All-weather fun, rollercoasters, soft play, and shows make it a must-visit day out.

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