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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…

  • Fowey River Gallery

    Fowey River Gallery

    38 Fore Street
    PL23 1AQ

    01726 833828

    A clean and simple gallery showing a dynamic and ever-changing array of artwork.

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  • River Fowey

    Fowey River Trips and Sea Cruises

    Town Quay
    PL23 1AT


    Spend an afternoon floating down the peaceful Fowey River or take to the seas for a coastal adventure.

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  • Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall feature

    Giant Slip and Slide Cornwall

    St Endellion
    Port Isaac
    PL29 3TP

    07739 464679

    Make a splash at this family-friendly attraction with fun for all ages and plenty of thrills.

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  • Glendurgan Garden

    Mawnan Smith
    TR11 5JZ

    01326 252020

    A fantastic family-friendly garden, surrounded by natural beauty and complete with the Cherry Laurel Maze and Giant Stride’s Swing.

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  • Guy's Butterfly House

    Guy’s Butterfly House

    Equine Centre
    St Hilary
    TR20 9DQ

    07956 885064

    Visitors can watch as butterflies from South America, Africa, and Asia flutter past at this Cornish butterfly house.

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  • Hall for Cornwall

    Back Quay
    TR1 2LL

    01872 262466

    Cornwall’s largest performing theatre, located in the heart of the county, is host to many magical productions, from comedians to musicals, pantomime to Shakespeare, don’t miss out on a visit to this creatively inspiring venue.

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  • Hartland Abbey and Gardens

    Hartland Abbey and Gardens

    EX39 6DT

    01237 441234

    Take a woodland walk, get close to donkeys, and discover the history of an abbey dating back to the 12th Century.

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  • Hayle Golf

    Hayle Golf

    1 Wheal Alfred Road
    TR27 5JT

    01736 752570

    Sharpen up your game and work towards reducing your handicap at this picturesque driving range and short course.

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  • Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

    TR4 9LW

    01872 573356

    Visitors can enjoy a day out and tasting session at this family-run farm situated deep in the Cornish countryside.

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  • Helston Railway

    Trevarno Farm
    TR13 0RY

    07901 977597

    Step back in time and take a ride on a traditional steam train through the Cornish countryside.

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