Fantastic family days out

With spotting sealife, foraging for your dinner, wandering through lost gardens or uncovering a dark past, there's plenty to keep you entertained around here!

The Eden Project‘s familiar and other-worldly biomes house a rainforest and a Mediterranean paradise among their 40 acres of stunning gardens. Well worth the 40-minute drive to travel the whole world of plants.

Other gardens on our visit list include The Lost Gardens of Heligan, the National Trust’s Llanhydrock and Trewithen.

Mystical St Nectan’s Glen, between Bossiney and Boscastle at the head of Rocky Valley, has beautiful woodland walks along stunning waterfalls.

Follow in King Arthur’s footsteps around Tintagel Castle and find Merlin’s Cave.

Conjure an appearance at The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle.

Climb aboard the Bodmin and Wenford Steam Train.

Lord it up at Pencarrow House and Gardens, a private stately home that’s been in the Molesworth-St Aubyns’s family for over 500 years.

Step back in time and discover Cornwall’s china clay heritage at the Wheal Martyn Museum.

Discover how the National Lobster Hatchery ensures marine conservation and a sustainable fishing future for Cornwall.

Marvel at the aerial acrobatics during a display at the Cornish Birds of Prey Centre.

Get close to some of the world’s rarest animals at Newquay Zoo and Tropical Gardens.

Submerge yourself at Newquay Blue Reef Aquarium and discover the wonder of the blue planet.

Younger children will enjoy the rides at Camel Creek Adventure Park between Newquay and Wadebridge or more locally, there’s Hidden Valley with its maze, puzzle trails and family puzzle rooms.

Older kids and adults can immerse themselves in Cornwall’s dark history at Bodmin Jail, recently reopened in 2020 following a multi-million pound redevelopment.

“We had a lovely stay at the farm. India and Spencer were great hosts, super friendly and accommodating. The pod was really cosy and made for a fun camping experience, we liked that there were only five pods in the field which meant it wasn’t overcrowded. Everything was clean and well organised and there are lots of extras for hire if needed. We would definitely stay again!”

Matt, booking review

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