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Things to do in Cornwall in the Rain

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Discover the best things to do in Cornwall in the rain

It can be tough going on a staycation when the UK’s weather is notoriously unpredictable. However, a rainy Cornwall does not mean a boring Cornwall! There are ample indoor activities to keep you entertained, including escape rooms, galleries and aquariums.

If it’s forecast to rain when you’re due to come down to this wonderful county, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a selection of indoor things to do in Cornwall that are suitable for all ages.

If you’re after a day out that’s filled with culture and history, a visit to a landmark is a must. From Truro Cathedral to Lanhydrock House and Garden, there’s so much to discover about Cornwall’s past.

When it comes to Cornwall things to do in the rain that are unique, be sure to visit the Eden Project or board the Helston Railway. Alternatively, kick back and relax with a tipple after a tour of one of the region’s many breweries, such as the St Austell Brewery Visitor Centre.

Wondering what else there is to do in rainy Cornwall? Be sure to bring out your artistic side at the glass centres of Atlantic Glass Studio and Beau Nidol. Or, put your thinking skills to the test during a visit to one of the many indoor activities in Cornwall, such as Cornwall’s Great Escape Rooms and Eureka Escape Cornwall.

There are so many things to do in Cornwall in the rain! Keep scrolling to uncover them all…

Image Credits: Mr Eugene BirchallCC BY-SA 2.0

  • Swimming Pool

    Bodmin Leisure Centre

    Lostwithiel Road
    PL31 1DE

    01208 75715

    Refurbished just five years ago, Bodmin Leisure Centre offers an array of family-friendly activities in top of the range facilities.

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  • Bude Canal Lower Wharf and Harbour

    Bude Canal Lower Wharf and Harbour

    Bude Canal Lower Wharf and Harbour
    EX23 8LG

    Take a leisurely stroll around this bustling area of Bude where you’ll find activities, artisan shops and plenty of eateries.

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  • Bude Leisure Centre, Bude

    Bude Leisure Centre

    Stucley Road
    EX23 8AR

    01288 356 191

    A 25-metre pool with a flume and wave machine makes Bude Leisure Centre a popular spot for visiting families.

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  • Bude Holidays

    Bude Tunnel

    7 Erdiston Ct
    EX23 8HE

    07443 524987

    This unlikely viral sensation has become a top attraction in Bude with an impressive Christmas light display.

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  • museum in cornwall

    Callington Heritage Centre

    Liskeard Rd
    PL17 7HA

    01579 389506

    Immerse yourself in local history at this former chapel situated between Dartmoor and Bodmin Moor.

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  • Chapel Street

    Chapel Street

    TR18 4AF

    Penzance’s oldest street, steeped in historical buildings and charming townhouses from the 18th century that lead to the enchanting St Mary’s Church.

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  • Church of St Swithin

    Church of St Swithin

    Church of St Swithin
    EX23 9NQ

    01288 341600

    Dating back 1,000 years and nestled in a wooded hollow just minutes from Bude, this ancient church is a must-see for history lovers.  

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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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  • Cornwall at war museum
    Image Credits: Nilfanion(CC BY-SA 4.0)

    Cornwall at War Museum

    Nottles Park
    PL32 9YF

    07799 194918

    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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  • Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre
    Image Credits: Steve Lynes(CC BY 2.0)

    Cornwall Aviation Heritage Centre

    HAS 3
    Aerohub 2
    TR8 4GP

    01637 861962

    Get up close and personal with aviation history at this hangar where historic fighter jets sit alongside bombers.  

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