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Greens Cafe, Crazy Golf and Grass Putting – Padstow
Greens Cafe, Crazy Golf and Grass Putting is an 18 hole crazy golf course and an 18 hole putting green course plus cafe overlooking Padstow harbour… read more
Active (sporting) things to do


Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay – Newquay
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay is an aquatic life aquarium in Newquay in Cornwall… read more
Animals & Nature


Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Gweek
Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a rescue centre for injured or stranded seal pups found along British beaches situated in the village of Gweek… read more
Animals & Nature


Dairyland Farm World – Newquay
Dairyland Farm World is a 120 acre working farm attraction near Newquay with indoor and outdoor children’ activities plus animal activities… read more
Animals & Nature


Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve – Hayle
Hayle Estuary RSPB Reserve in Hayle, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature • Free entry


Newquay Zoo – Newquay
Newquay Zoo is Cornwall’s largest zoo which has more than 130 species of animal to see, set in 13 acres of lush sub-tropical gardens… read more
Animals & Nature


Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre – St Columb
Springfields Fun Park and Pony Centre is an animal and children’s play attraction… read more
Animals & Nature


The Monkey Sanctuary – Looe
The Monkey Sanctuary is a nine acre attraction with gardens and 37 rescued monkeys East of Looe in Cornwall… read more
Animals & Nature


Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary – Porfell, Trecangate, Lanreath, Liskeard
Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary in Liskeard, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Animals & Nature


Eden Project – Bodelva
Eden Project features a number of large Bio Domes containing gardens including the world’s largest enclosed rainforest… read more
Gardens to visit


Glendurgan Garden – Mawnan Smith, near Falmouth
Glendurgan Garden is a 150 year old valley garden leading down to the Helford river near Falmouth… read more
Gardens to visit


The Lost Gardens of Heligan – Pentewan, St Austell
The Lost Gardens of Heligan are 200 acres of historic gardens near Pentewan in Cornwall… read more
Gardens to visit


Trebah Garden – Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth
Trebah Garden in Mawnan Smith, Nr Falmouth, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Gardens to visit


Trelissick Garden – Feock, near Truro
Trelissick Garden consists of 30 acres of gardens plus 300 acres of parkland located South of Truro… read more
Gardens to visit


Trengwainton Garden – Madron, near Penzance
Trengwainton Garden consists of 25 acres of exotic gardens near Penzance… read more
Gardens to visit


Antony – Torpoint
Antony is a Grade I listed country mansion dating from the early 1700s with formal gardens and parkland, located near Torpoint alongside the Lynher estuary… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Caerhays Castle and Gardens – Cornwall
Caerhays Castle and Gardens in St Austell, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Chysauster Ancient Village – Newmill, Penzance
Chysauster Ancient Village is the remains of an Iron Age settlement located North of Penzance… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Cotehele – near Saltash
Cotehele is a Tudor house with gallery, gardens, quay and 1,300-acre estate near Saltash… read more
Historical tourist attractions


East Pool Mine – Pool, Near Redruth
East Pool Mine consists of a discovery centre plus two original engine houses and is located between Camborne and Redruth… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Geevor Tin Mine – Pendeen, Penzance
Geevor Tin Mine is a tin mine with buildings and museum in the village of Pendeen, near Penzance… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Godolphin – Godolphin Cross, Helston
Godolphin is a 15th century house with gardens and estate near the village of Godolphin Cross in Cornwall… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Lanhydrock – Bodmin
Lanhydrock is a Victorian country mansion with gardens and estate near Bodmin… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Pencarrow House and Gardens – Pencarrow, Bodmin
Pencarrow House and Gardens is situated in a valley, the house has mainly Georgian architecture and has been the home of Molesworth family for almost 500 years… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Pendennis Castle – Falmouth
Pendennis Castle, one of the fortresses built by Henry VIII to defend England and Falmouth port is set on Pendennis Headland in extensive informal grounds… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Poldark Mine – Helston
Poldark Mine is a visitor attraction featuring tours around a tin mine dating from the 1700’s and a craft centre located in the Cober Valley… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Restormel Castle – Lostwithiel
Restormel Castle is the remains of a circular Norman castle, perched atop a mound, overlooking the river Fowey… read more
Historical tourist attractions


St Mawes Castle – St Mawes, Nr Truro
St Mawes Castle overlooks the Fal estuary and is of the best preserved coastal fortifications put in place by Henry VIII during the 16th century… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Tintagel Castle – Tintagel
Tintagel Castle is the remains of a 13th century castle and earlier settlement that is reputed to be the birthplace of King Arthur… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Tintagel Old Post Office – Tintagel
Tintagel Old Post Office is a historic farmhouse located in Tintagel village in Cornwall… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Trewithen Estate and Gardens – Truro
Trewithen Estate and Gardens is an historic, privately-owned Cornish estate with RHS recommended gardens located between Truro and St Austell just off the A390… read more
Historical tourist attractions


Kidzworld Cornwall – St Austell
Kidzworld Cornwall is a 54,000 sq ft family play centre near St Austell in Cornwall. This attraction is suitable for all-weathers with mainly undercover attractions… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Raze The Roof – Penryn
Raze The Roof is an indoor play centre and laser tag arena in Penryn… read more
Kids days out • Indoor


Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden – St Ives
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden in St Ives, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries


Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre – Charlestown, St. Austell
Charlestown Shipwreck and Heritage Centre is a museum with artefacts and displays about shipwrecks, the port of Charlestown and the maritime history of the area… read more
Museums & Galleries


Helston Folk Museum – Helston
Helston Folk Museum in Helston, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


King Edward Mine Museum – Troon, Camborne
King Edward Mine Museum is a museum about Cornish mining with mill buildings located near Camborne… read more
Museums & Galleries


Lawrence House Museum – Launceston
Lawrence House Museum is a local history museum set over three floors of a Georgian house in the town of Launceston… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Mevagissey Museum – Mevagissey
Mevagissey Museum in Mevagissey, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Perranzabuloe Museum – Perranporth
Perranzabuloe Museum in Perranporth, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Free entry • Indoor


Porthcurno Telegraph Museum – Penzance
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum in Porthcurno, Penzance, Cornwall. Find the latest opening hours, map and contact details… read more
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


The Museum of Witchcraft – Boscastle
The Museum of Witchcraft is a museum set over two floor about magic, the occult, Wicca, and witchcraft located in the village of Boscastle… read more
Museums & Galleries • Indoor


Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park – Tredinnick, Wadebridge
Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is a theme park with lots to do for toddlers and young children… read more
Theme Parks


Flambards – Helston
Flambards is a theme park set in extensive landscaped gardens, with a large selection of rides and attractions plus undercover museum and exhibits… read more
Theme Parks


Holywell Bay Fun Park – Holywell, Newquay
Holywell Bay Fun Park is an outdoor family entertainment centre in the seaside village of Hollywell… read more
Theme Parks


Lappa Valley Steam Railway – Newquay
Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a tourist attraction with three separate miniature railways to ride, plus other activities near Newquay… read more
Transport days out



Whether you are looking for a family day out, fun things to do with the kids, day trips for couples or a place to visit this weekend, we hope you find what your looking for by using our Cornwall days out guide.

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