We may not be able to guarantee the weather during your stay but we can say with some degree of certainty that you won’t get bored! For those odd occasions when the rain comes in, you need something to do when the beach isn’t really an option – especially if you’ve got little ones to entertain!
Come rain or shine Cornwall has a wide variety of top attractions for families, couples, or those of you who are exploring our wonderful county on your own. Take a look at our guide to some of the most popular, below…
Eden Project, St Austell
Renowned as one of the UK’s top tourist destinations, Eden barely needs an introduction, but this epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people.
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean. Here you can enjoy a full programme of drama, musicals and opera every summer, together with music, comedy and story-telling.
St Michael’s Mount, Marazion
Discover legend, myth and a thousand years of history when you explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount. Stroll across the granite causeway where a legendary giant once walked and follow the footsteps of pilgrims.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
From the local Cornish coast to the dazzling beauty of the Tropical Reef, Newquay Blue Reef aquarium delivers an exciting world of underwater adventure. Here you can take in more than 40 innovative displays, vividly bringing to life the sights, sounds and smells of the sea.
Flambards Theme Park, Helston
Flambards is one of the South West’s biggest and best theme parks. This leading family attraction has rides for everyone plus lots of family fun and entertainment. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning and unique exhibitions including the Victorian Village and the Britain in the Blitz.
The Lost Garden of Heligan, St Austell
A genuine secret garden, the once-thriving Heligan estate was lost for decades under dense undergrowth until a door to one of the walled gardens was discovered by accident in 1990. An award-winning restoration project followed and you can now explore 200 acres of subtropical gardens filled with wonderful plants.
Trelissick Gardens, Truro
Perched at the head of the Fal Estuary, Trelissick Gardens boasts jaw-dropping views and a huge array of plant species. Quite literally at the water’s edge, you can catch the ferry from Truro, Falmouth or the Roseland Peninsula to land at this waterside estate.
Trebah Gardens, Falmouth
Trebah Garden is a uniquely beautiful, wooded 25 acre sub-tropical ravine garden that descends to its own beach on the beautiful Helford River. With adventure play areas, children’s trails and special events all year round, there’s something for everyone.
Glendurgan Gardens, Falmouth
Glendurgan Gardens is a National Trust garden and one of the best of Cornwall’s characteristic valley gardens. One of the most exciting features is the cherry laurel maze dating back to 1833, where you can lose yourself and the kids in a magical web.
Camel Creek, Near Wadebridge
This family attraction features animal petting areas, rides, and dining. With Cornwall’s only 5D Simulator and outdoor undercover play, the Adventure Park is an all-weather attraction suitable for the whole family, rain or shine.