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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

  • Huer's Hut, Newquay

    Huers Hut

    King Edward Crescent
    TR7 1EN

    Visitors can discover this relic of Cornwall’s important fishing past overlooking the bay at Towan Head.

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  • Kidzworld Adventure Play

    Kidzworld Adventure Play

    Par Moor Road
    Saint Austell
    PL25 3RP

    01726 815553

    Slide, bounce, skate and game the day away at this fun-filled family attraction in St Austell.

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  • Kresen Kernow

    Little Vauxhall
    TR15 1AS

    01209 614430

    Discover Cornish history at this state-of-the-art archive centre housed within the shell of the former Redruth Brewery.

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  • Lane Theatre

    Lane Theatre

    TR8 4PX

    01637 876945

    Home to a local theatre group with a 90-year history and a varied programme of dramatic and musical events.

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  • Lanhydrock House and Garden

    Treffry Lane
    PL30 5AD

    01208 265950

    A magnificent Victorian country house estate with gardens and woodland for visitors to explore.

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  • miniature steam engine

    Lappa Valley

    Lappa Valley
    St Newlyn East
    TR8 5LX

    01872 510317

    Go on an exciting nostalgic train ride into a world of traditional fun and family adventures.

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  • Launceston Steam Railway
    Image Credits: FritzG - CC BY-SA 3.0

    Launceston Steam Railway

    St Thomas Rd
    PL15 8DA

    01566 775665

    Explore the Cornish countryside via a trip on an enchanting narrow gauge steam railway.

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  • Leach Pottery

    Higher Stennack
    St Ives
    TR26 2HE

    01736 799703

    Visit the original home and workplace of potter Bernard Leach and take home some pieces made by talented Leach potters.

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  • group of friends at a cafe

    Lemon Street Market

    Lemon St
    TR1 2QD

    Head to this undercover market for contemporary homeware, handmade gifts, flowers and food.

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  • Levant Mine and beam Engine Cornwall
    Image Credits: Miles Wolstenholme - CC BY 2.0

    Levant Mine and Beam Engine

    Levant Mine and Beam Engine Trewellard
    Pendeen near
    St Just
    TR19 7SX

    01736 786156

    Head to the exposed cliffs of Cornwall’s Tin Coast and learn all about this restored 1840s beam engine.

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