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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…

  • Bedruthan Steps

    Carnewas at Bedruthan Steps

    Carnewas at Bedruthan
    PL27 7UW

    01637 860563

    Blow off the cobwebs with a walk along this ruggedly beautiful stretch of coastal land and explore the legend of Bedruthan Steps.

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  • Carnglaze Caverns

    Carnglaze Caverns
    St Neot
    PL14 6HQ

    01579 320251

    Discover a piece of Cornwall’s important industrial heritage and learn how the skills and ingenuity of the miners changed the Industrial Revolution.

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  • grey seal

    Cornish Seal Sanctuary

    Cornish Seal Sanctuary
    TR12 6UG

    01326 221 361

    Join seal pups as they enjoy breakfast, play and receive care from the team at the sanctuary.

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  • science exhibit

    Cornubian Arts & Science Trust (CAST)

    Cornubian Arts & Science Trust
    3 Penrose Road
    TR13 8TP


    Visit the home of this educational charity for workshops, screenings and talks from artists, filmmakers and writers.

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  • football golf

    Cornwall Football Golf

    Trenowah Rd
    Saint Austell
    PL25 3GD

    01726 68952

    Families will love this unique take on golf with hazards and obstacles to contend with along the way.

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  • River Rowey

    Coulson Park

    Coulson Park
    PL22 0JP

    Follow the meandering River Fowey to this gem of a Cornish park where children can play and dogs take exercise.

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  • Barn own in flight

    Countryside Hawking

    Countryside Hawking Falconry
    North Cornwall

    01566 781671

    Nestled in the scenic moorland and woodland of North Cornwall is this falconry centre where visitors can learn to handle trained birds of prey.

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  • Crantock beach

    Crantock Beach

    Crantock Beach
    TR8 5RN


    Nestled close to Newquay, this beach is perfect for surfing, sandcastles and exploring local wildlife.

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  • Hound Tor

    Dartmoor National Park

    Dartmoor National Park
    Bovey Tracey
    Newton Abbot
    TQ13 9JQ

    01626 832093

    Discover wild open moorlands, deep river valleys and rare wildlife at this unique and fascinating national park.

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  • Daubuz Moors

    12 Treseder's Gardens
    TR1 1TR

    Escape city life and visit this tranquil wildlife haven situated just minutes outside of Truro.

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