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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…

  • Falmouth Golf Club

    Falmouth Golf Club

    Falmouth Golf Club
    Swanpool Road
    TR11 5PR

    01326 314296

    Delighting and challenging golfers since 1984, this coastal course is a must-see for visiting players.

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  • Falmouth lifeboat on Customs House Quay

    Falmouth Lifeboat Station

    Tinners Walk, Port Pendennis, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 3XZ


    Climb aboard a Falmouth Lifeboat and find out about the challenges of rescue operations in Cornwall.

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  • Falmouth Pitch and Putt

    Goldenbank Caravan Site
    TR11 5BH

    01326 317954

    For family fun in the countryside, head to Falmouth Pitch and Putt nestled in the beautiful surroundings of Maenporth and Swanpool.

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  • Feock Park

    1 Dozmere Close
    TR3 6RG

    Take a break from city life in Truro and let little ones burn off some energy in this charming children’s playpark.

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  • Flambards Theme Park

    Flambards Theme Park

    Clodgey Ln
    TR13 0QA

    01326 573404

    Flambards Theme Park is the perfect destination for an unforgettable family day out with its fun mix of rides, indoor attractions and entertainment. From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at Flambards.

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  • oundation First Equestrian Centre

    Foundation First Equestrian Centre

    Ruan Minor
    TR12 7LW


    Horses lovers will adore this equestrian centre based on The Lizard Peninsula where lessons, horse training and holidays are offered.

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  • fowey aquarium

    Fowey Aquarium

    Town Quay
    PL23 1AT

    07815 840467

    A truly special aquarium, made up entirely of local species and a fantastic day out for the whole family.

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  • Fowey Estuary

    Fowey Estuary

    PL23 1NQ

    01208 265211

    An exquisite, naturally beautiful estuary located in Fowey, supported by the National Trust, with breath-taking views and unspoilt beaches.

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  • Fowey Maritime Centre

    Fowey Maritime Centre

    20 Lostwithiel Street
    PL23 1BE


    Learn to navigate the waters while on a coastal tour of Fowey, St. Austell, and the surrounding area of Cornwall’s coast, or get behind the wheel of a powerboat and try your hand at steering.

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  • Fowey Museum

    Fowey Museum

    1 South Street
    PL23 1BA

    01726 833513

    Step into Cornish history at this single-room museum housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fowey.

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