After days on the beach you may be looking for other things to do in Cornwall with the children.
First of all have a look at our web page which may give you some ideas and if that fails then here are a few of the favourite things.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
Sharks, turtles and giant Pacific octopus are a few of the creatures you’ll find in many different habitats There are talks and feeding at this lovely beachfront aquarium in Newquay.
This award-winning zoo is home to more than a thousand of the world’s rarest and most exciting creatures. You can see creepy crawlies to big cats and there are activity trails plus a children’s play area. It’s also small enough not to be too overwhelming if you’re visiting Cornwall with a youngster.
Dairyland Farm World, Newquay
This is a cross between a farm, a play centre and a mini museum, with a nature trail thrown in. Take the opportunity to take a tractor ride, milk a cow and experience some Cornish history. It is small child heaven.
Flambards Theme Park, near Helston
The family-friendly rollercoasters, play areas and activities at this theme park are perfect for Cornwall with younger kids. It also has a ride which is one of the fastest of its kind in Europe.
You can also explore the indoor exhibitions including a Victorian Village.
The Eden Project, St Austell
This astonishing global garden, tucked inside futuristic domed biomes, is home to the world’s largest indoor rainforest as well as interactive exhibits, a sensory garden and plants from around the globe. The Eden Project also has special exhibitions and extra activities during school holidays.
St Michael’s Mount
St Michaels Mount could be seen as stepping into history where you can walk medieval paths, explore the castle and discover the village and harbour. There are also free tours to learn more about life on this little island. Getting there can also be a mini adventure where at low tide you can stroll across the causeway (following in the footsteps of giants, so legend says) or hop on a boat to speed over from Marazion.
National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Falmouth
Voted one of the country’s most family-friendly museums, it traces the history of the island and its boating heroes across fifteen galleries. There are also temporary exhibitions to compliment their more permanent displays.
The Camel Trail
An 18-mile trail linking Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin which follows an old railway track alongside the river Camel. If you prefer it is also easy to explore smaller sections if you don’t fancy the complete trail. Perfect for a day out on bikes but there are also family-friendly walks and plenty of chances to stop for a rest in the villages along the route. If you don’t have a bike there are many places on the trail to hire them for your family.