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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…

  • Bodmin & Wenford Railway
    Image Credits: Chris Allen - (CC BY-SA 2.0)

    Bodmin and Wenford Railway

    Bodmin General Station
    PL31 1AQ

    01208 73555

    Step back in time and take a trip on a steam train from Bodmin Park to Boscarne Junction on a railway that first opened in 1834.  

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  • Swimming Pool

    Bodmin Leisure Centre

    Lostwithiel Road
    PL31 1DE

    01208 75715

    Refurbished just five years ago, Bodmin Leisure Centre offers an array of family-friendly activities in top of the range facilities.

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  • Summer Park

    Boscawen Park

    Malpas Rd
    TR1 1SG


    Families will adore Truro’s favourite play park. With play equipment, safe spaces to run and scoot as well as tennis courts and football pitches, it’s the perfect place to get active.

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  • playing mini golf

    Bossiney Crazy Golf

    Bossiney Road
    PL34 0AY


    Based at Bossiney Tea Room, families can enjoy a bite to eat alongside fun and challenging games of golf!

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  • Bude Leisure Centre, Bude

    Bude Leisure Centre

    Stucley Road
    EX23 8AR

    01288 356 191

    A 25-metre pool with a flume and wave machine makes Bude Leisure Centre a popular spot for visiting families.

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  • Bude Sea Pool

    EX23 8HN

    A semi-natural sea pool that was built to intend a safe environment for swimmers, and overlooks the beautiful Summerleaze Beach.

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  • museum in cornwall

    Callington Heritage Centre

    Liskeard Rd
    PL17 7HA

    01579 389506

    Immerse yourself in local history at this former chapel situated between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

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  • team of meerkats

    Camel Creek Family Theme Park

    Camel Creek Family Theme Park
    PL27 7RA


    Thrilling rides for all ages, animal enclosures and eateries aplenty make this theme park a must for families looking for a fun-packed day out.

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  • Surfer at the beach

    Camel Ski School Ltd.

    Rock Road
    The Pontoon
    PL27 6LD


    For adventures on the Atlantic, head to Rock where adults and children alike can learn to ride the waves, or simply charter a boat and take in the scenery.

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  • Canoe Tamar

    Canoe Tamar
    PL19 8JE

    01822 833409

    Explore the river Tamar that divides Cornwall and Devon from a canoe where stunning scenery and fascinating wildlife will be just a stone’s throw away.

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