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Family days out in Cornwall

From meandering coastal walks to fun-filled days on the beach, Cornwall’s breathtaking beauty is the backdrop to so many days out! Alongside explore the stunning landscapes, there are plenty of family-friendly attractions that offer something for everyone, that make for a truly unforgettable holiday. Here’s our pick of some of the best days out in Cornwall.

near Helston

A day at Flambards is a truly unique adventure filled with exhilarating rides and immersive experiences! With the mini carousel for the littler ones to the dizzying heights of the Skyraker and Sky Swinger, plus log flume, rollercoasters and classic tea cups, there’s a ride for everyone! Step back in time as you wander through the Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz and get a taste of history. Just a 40 minute drive from Perranporth.

Skyraker ride at Flambards in Cornwall

National Maritime Museum

Embark on a voyage of discovery across five fascinating floors or galleries and exhibitions. On the quayside in the bustling harbour town of Falmouth, the National Maritime Museum tells the stories of the sea, past and present. In their latest exhibition Pirates, dive beneath the surface anand immerse yourself in the world of all things Pirate! Just a 40 minute drive from Perranporth.

National Maritime Museum in Falmouth, Cornwall

Newquay Trampoline Park and Soft Play

Defy gravity with a exhilarating day of flipping fun at Newquay’s Trampoline and Play Park. Take a leap and bounce across the interconnected trampolines and unleash your inner acrobat. Little adventurers can go wild in the soft play, with slides, mini trampolines, ball pool and climbing frames.. for hours of endless fun! Twenty minutes drive from Perranporth.

Newquay Trampoline and Play Park in Cornwall

Via Ferrata

An adventure like no other! Zip line across a historic Cornish quarry through a series of soaring zip wires for the thrill of a lifetime. If the zip wire safari isn’t for you, then how about climbing the quarry walls and plunging into the freshwater below, with expert guides at your side, it’s a thrilling challenge that will keep you coming back for more! Forty minutes drive from Perranporth.

Zip wire at Via Ferrata in Cornwall

Tintagel Castle

A truly majestic day out, Tintagel Castle is perched on the rugged cliffs of the north Cornwall coast, where stunning scenery meets the legend of King Arthur! Immerse yourself in the myth and magic with a journey across the iconic footbridge, meet Gallos the mesmerising bronze sculpture of the ancient king, paddles the rock pools and discover Merlin’s Cave all whilst taking in the dramatic seascapes and coastal wildlife. Just over an hours drive from Perranporth.

Footbridge at Tintagel Castle

Eden Project
near St Austell

The world-famous biomes of Eden sit within the mining landscapes of Cornwall, and are home an array of lush plantlife and greenery, showcasing the diversity of the plents eco-system. Wander through the meandering pathways lined with beautiful blooms, encounter tropical rainforests, botantical wonders and a mediterrean oasis! Be inspired by nature, admiring the plant life, taking part in an immersive workshop or exploring an interactive exhibit. With outdoor play areas, cafes and gift shops alongside seasonal events, there is always something exciting to see and do. A 40 minute drive from Perranporth.

Mediterranean biome at the Eden Project in Cornwall

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

A wholesome family day out on the south Cornwall coast. The Cornish Seal Sanctuary rescue and rehabilitates grey seal pups from around the coastline, giving them much-needed special care and a place to call home. Experience these wonderful marine animals close-up, the endearing creatures will delight all with their antics! Feeding time is particularly entertaining as playful pups and wise elders showcase their unique personalities, playing and swimming in their homely enclosures. The Sanctuary is committed to the rescue, rehabilitation, protection and conservation of the species. Informative talks, feeding sessions, and interactive exhibits make a visit to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary both educational and heartwarming. A 45-minute drive from Perranporth.

Credit: Cornish Seal Sanctuary

Screech Owl Sanctuary and Animal Park
near Newquay

A visit to Screech Owl Sanctuary is a real hoot! Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside, in serene woodlands, just outside of Newquay, the sanctuary and animal park offers a unique opportunity to observe many majestic creatures up close! Home to rescued owls from around the world, from the graceful Barn Owl to the powerful Eagle Owl, see them up close before they take flight in a mesmerising flying display. Alongside an array of adorable creatures including meerkats, wallabies, pygmy goats and raccoons, it’s a fantastically animal-filled day out. A 25-minute drive from Perranporth.

Owl flying display at Screech Owl Sanctuary near Newquay, Cornwall

Now you have plenty of inspiration for things to do, you just need to find the perfect place to return to after an action-packed day out! Browse our selection of self-catering holiday cottages here.

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