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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…

  • Two kids running into sea with bodyboards

    Lushington Beach

    TR4 8AE

    Nestled to the west of Porthtowan is this sandy and rocky beach with caves and rock formations to explore.

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  • Lusty Glaze Beach

    Lusty Glaze

    Lusty Glaze Rd
    TR7 3AE


    A private cove reserved for relaxing escapes complete with food, cocktails, music and watersports.

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  • Macdonald’s Farm

    Porthcothan Bay
    PL28 8LT


    A playground and farm in Padstow where visitors can get up close to animals and enjoy the great outdoors.

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  • golf ball on a green

    Merlin Golf Course

    St Eval Road
    Mawgan Porth
    TR8 4DN

    01841 540222

    Situated just a short drive from Newquay, this golf courses offers visitors stunning views towards the north Cornwall coast.

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  • Woman picking up plant in garden centre

    Merry Harriers Garden Centre

    EX39 5QE

    01237 431611

    Merry Harriers Garden Centre and restaurant located in the heart of North Devon just a short distance from Bideford.

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  • Minack Theatre, Cornwall

    Minack Theatre

    Minack Theatre
    Cornwall Road
    CO3 9BL

    01736 810181

    Carved into the cliffside overlooking the beautiful Porthcurno Bay is the world famous Minack Theatre, a unique venue offering a full programme of opera, drama and musicals during the summer months.

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  • person working on mosaic

    Moon Hare Studio Mosaic

    EX22 6BH


    Learn the art of mosaic at this charming studio just a few miles from the north Cornish coast

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  • Morrab Gardens

    Morrab Rd,
    TR18 4HD

    Visitors will love this sub-tropical garden nestled in the heart of Penzance and originally designed in the 19th century.

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  • model train

    Moseley Heritage Museum

    Tumblydown Farm
    Tolgus Mount
    TR15 3TA

    01209 211191

    A museum with lovingly restored working engines once used at a local tin mine.

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  • Mount Edgcumbe House
    Image Credits: JThomas - CC BY-SA 2.0

    Mount Edgcumbe House and Country Park

    PL10 1HZ

    01752 822236

    Visit the ancestral home of the Earls of Mount Edgcumbe, explore the magnificent gardens or go on a thrilling adventure in the surrounding countryside.

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