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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

  • Fowey Valley Cider

    Restormel Industrial Estate
    Fowey Valley Cider Unit 11
    PL22 0HG


    Learn about the Cornish tradition of cider making at this cidery set on the banks of the River Fowey in a stunning Golant orchard.

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  • GCHQ Bude

    GCHQ Bude

    EX23 9JL

    01242 221491

    Head to data collection centre of GCHQ’s operations on this former World War II airfield.

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  • Geevor Tin Mine

    TR19 7EW

    01736 788662

    Head to the key centre within the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site and learn all about Cornwall’s important mining history.

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  • Godrevy Lighthouse

    Godrevy Lighthouse
    TR27 5ED

    Visitors will marvel at the construction of this 19th-century build and its position at the edge of the Atlantic.

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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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  • 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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  • Heron Tennis Centre

    Heron Tennis Centre

    Trenance Leisure Park
    Edgcumbe Ave
    TR7 2LZ

    01637 877555

    Get active at this fantastic tennis centre for an afternoon or weekend break in Newquay.

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