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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…

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    Davidstow Airfield and Cornwall at War Museum

    Nottles Park
    PL32 9YF

    A war museum and airfield that allows visitors an insight into living through conflict and the role of the armed forces.

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  • Devichoys Wood Nature Reserve

    TR3 7PE

    Visitors can tread the paths of this ancient woodland and spot birdlife, including the great spotted woodpecker, as they walk.

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  • Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

    Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

    Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
    Milford Lifton
    PL16 0AT

    01566 783425

    Visit this whimsical site packed with historical artifacts, memorabilia, and working rides and learn about Britain’s rich fairground history.

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  • Eden Project

    PL24 2SG

    01726 811911

    Described as the Eighth Wonder of the World, the Eden Project houses an incredible indoor rainforest under two biomes that visitors can explore and learn all about the complex relationship between people and plants.

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  • Elemental UK Watersports

    ElementalUK Watersports

    Swanpool Beach House
    TR11 5BG

    01326 318771

    Take the plunge and enjoy adventures on land and sea with beach activity experts at Swanpool Beach.

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  • Enterprise Boats, Falmouth

    Enterprise Boats

    Prince of Wales Pier
    TR11 3DF

    01326 741194

    Unlock the unspoilt beauty of the Fal River as you float on by in a classic wooden ferry.

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  • Enys Gardens

    Enys Gardens

    Enys Gardens
    St Gluvias
    TR10 9LB

    0753 5151 057

    Visit this haven of beauty and tranquillity made up of stunning gardens and woodland just a few miles east of Penryn.

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  • Eureka Escape Room Cornwall

    Eureka Escape Cornwall

    The Basement
    The Old Telephone Exchange
    43 – 44 New Street
    TR18 2LZ

    01736 366663

    With escape rooms in Falmouth, Truro, and Penzance, you can enjoy a challenge wherever you’re based in Cornwall.

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  • Falmouth Art Gallery

    Falmouth Art Gallery

    Municipal Buildings
    The Moor
    TR11 2RT

    01326 313863

    Visitors can discover over 2,000 artworks as well as unique exhibitions and a shop showcasing the work of local artists.

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  • Falmouth Bookseller

    Falmouth Bookseller

    21 Church Street
    TR11 3EG

    01326 312873

    Retreat to this beautiful bookshop situated in the heart of the busy working port of Falmouth.

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