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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 Monkey Sanctuary

    Murrayton House St Martins
    PL13 1NZ

    01503 262532

    Get the whole family involved in this spectacular monkey experience, where you can meet, hold and learn all about the fantastic work The Monkey Sanctuary does to protect this special species.

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  • National Lobster Hatchery
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    The National Lobster Hatchery

    The National Lobster Hatchery
    S Quay
    PL28 8BL

    01841 533877

    A marine conservation, research and education charity where visitors can learn all about Lobsters and the work being done to enhance the lobster population.

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  • The Tamar Valley Donkey Park, Feature

    The Tamar Valley Donkey Park

    St Ann's Chapel
    PL18 9HW


    After a day filled with meeting wonderful animals and partaking in an array of activities with all the family? Come to The Tamar Valley Donkey Park!

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  • The Tide Climbing Centre Bouldering

    The Tide Climbing Centre

    The Tide Climbing Centre
    PL27 7SE

    01841 531134

    An innovative, family-friendly climbing facility located in Wadebridge that offers both roped and bouldering.

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  • Vintage toy robots

    Tintagel Toy Museum

    Fore Street
    PL34 0DD

    01840 770354

    Discover vintage toys and artefacts on display at the Tintagel Toy Museum and relive your childhood memories.

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  • Tregrehan Garden

    Tregrehan House
    PL24 2SJ

    01726 814389

    A 200-year-old, 20-acre woodland garden and temperate rainforest on St. Austell Bay with exotic flora, a formal walled garden, and a magnificent collection of old greenhouses.

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  • Trengwainton Garden

    Boscathnoe Ln
    TR20 8RZ

    01736 363148

    Wander through this National Trust preserved garden and discover a beautiful selection of tropical plants and blooms nestled in a protective layer of pretty woodlands.

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  • Trerice


    Kestle Mill
    near Newquay, Cornwall
    TR8 4PG

    01637 875404

    Just three miles from Newquay lies Trerice, an Elizabethan manor house that is open for visitors to explore, offering the chance for the public to admire the elegant interiors and beautiful garden.

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  • Tenpin bowling balls and alley

    Trethorne Leisure Park

    Kennards House
    PL15 8QE

    01566 86324

    A theme park in Launceston that offers an exciting and entertaining day trip for families thanks to its extensive indoor and outdoor play facilities as well as its animal residents.

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  • Trewavas Mine

    Trewavas Mine

    TR13 9QB

    A pair of engine houses that make up the remains of the Wheal Trewavas mine at Trewavas Head. The mine tapped four copper lodes beneath the seabed that ran south-easterly.

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