Attractions

Activities in Cornwall Make the most of your holiday in Cornwall. Catering for families, singles, couples & groups and for beginners to experts alike. We have found the very best activities and arranged them in alphabetical order with direct links to their websites.



Antony Torpoint, Cornwall Early 18th Century National Trust House
Antony Gardens Nr Torpoint A varied garden overlooking the Tamar
Atlantis Smoked Fish Grampound, Truro Smoked Seafood, Meat & Cheese, Sandwiches
Babbacombe Model Village Torquay, Devon Masterpiece of miniature landscaping
Bens Play World / Kidzworld
St. Austell Biggest Kid's indoor Playworld in the West
Blue Lagoon Leisure Newquay Waterpark
Bodmin & Wenford Railway Bodmin Steam Train Journeys
Bodmin Jail Bodmin Former county prison dating back to 1776
Carnewas Bedruthan Steps Information, Shop, Tea Room and Garden
Catchfrench St. Germans, Cornwall Manor House and gardens
Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Nr. St. Austell The Shipwreck and historical artefacts on display in the centre are the largest private collection
of this type on public display in Europe.
Cider Farm Penhallow, Truro Over 40 varieties of delicious fruit products
Cornish Diving & Watersports Falmouth Scuba Diving Courses
Cornish Gliding Club Perranporth Hands-on Flights
Cornish Goldsmiths Tolgus Mill, Nr. Portreath Largest collection of Gold Jewellery in the West
Cornish Market World St. Austell All weather market, 300 stalls
Cornish Mines & Engines Pool, between Canborne & Redruth Cornish Beam Engines, one of the largest in Cornwall
Cotehele St. Dominick, Saltash One of the least altered Medieval houses
Cotehele Gardens Nr. Plymouth Formal and richly-planted valley gardens
Crooklets Beach
Bude A wide expanse of golden sand
DairyLand Farm World Nr. Newquay Baby animals, cuddly pets, 140 cows milked to music!!
Dartmoor Zoo Sparkwell, Plymouth 1000s of wonderful creatures
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre
Lifton, Devon A unique facility designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. The Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location.
Donkey Sanctuary St. Kew Highway near Wadebridge Masses to do indoors and out for young and old
Eden Project Nr. St Austell Dubbed the 8th Wonder of the World. Amazing!
Ed Prynn's Amazing Stone Henge Tresallyn Cross. Nr St Merryn Standing Stones by Cornwall's eccentric Druid, including the 10 ton 'Rocking Stone'.
Finch Foundry Okehampton, Devon Fascinating 19th Century water powered forge
Flambards Village Helston, Cornwall Rides, attractions, exhibitions and entertainment
Glendurgan Gardens Nr. Falmouth Gloriously lush display of trees and flowers
Goonhilly Earthstation Tour 7 mi from Helston Wonders of the space age, surf the net!
Haye Farm Cider Lostwithiel, Cornwall Real, traditional, local farm Scrumpy and Cider
Isles of Scilly Land's End Day trips or longer by air and sea.
Jamaica Inn and Museums Between Bodmin & Launceston Daphne du Maurier Museum
Japanese Garden & Bonsai Nursery St. Mawgan Nr. Newquay An oasis of tranquility
Kents Cavern Showcaves Torquay, Devon Ancient caves Est. 2,000,000 B.C.!!
Kernow Mill Trerulefoot Classic knitwear, gifts and souvenirs
King Arthur's Castle Tintagel Immerse yourself in history, myths and stunning scenery at Tintagel, a place inextricably linked with the legend of King Arthur
Land's End Land's End, Cornwall Most westerly point of mainland Britain
Lanhydrock Bodmin Beautiful 49 room house on 450 acres.
Lansallos Barton Farm Lansallos, Cornwall Spectacular coastal rides, breathtaking scenery
Lappa Valley Steam Railway Nr. Newquay Two-mile return journey through beautiful Cornish countryside
Launceston Steam Railway Launceston Ride throught the beautiful Kensey Valley to Newmills
Levant In Steam Near Pendeen The oldest beam engine in the country
Looe Valley Line Railway Liskeard - Looe Natural beauty of South East Cornwall
Lost Gardens of Heligan Pentewan, St. Austell Award winning, largest garden restoration in Europe
Lux Park Leisure Centre Liskeard, Cornwall Sports Centre and swimming pool
MadTrax Beaworthy, Devon Ultimate all terrain vehicles
Mayflower Steps Plymouth Where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail for America
Mellingey Mill Wadebridge Cornwall's only traditional basket weaving centre
Merlin Glass Liskeard Hand formed glassware. Workshop open to public
Minack Theatre Coverack Outdoor Theatre built into the cliffs of coast
Moorland Flying Club Davidstow near Camelford Micro-light gliders
Morwellham Quay Tamar River Nr. Plymouth Restored Riverside Village
Mount Edgcumbe House and Park Torpoint Tudor House with gardens and 800 acres of landscaped park
National Marine Aquarium Plymouth Breathtaking underwater journey
National Seal Sanctuary Gweek, Cornwall Britain's leading marine animal rescue centre.
Newquay Zoo Newquay Meet animals at close quarters
Old Forge Boscastle Harbour Art gallery and Shop
Old Macdonald's Farm Porthcothan Bay nr Padstow Unsophisticated farm fun
Ozzell Bowl St. Austell Family Amusements, Pool tables, Sky TV, Bar and Restaurant
Paignton Zoo Paignton, Devon More than 1300 animals covering 300 species
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary Hayle, Near St. Ives, Cornwall Britain's best Parrot Collection
Pencarrow House & Gardens Bodmin, Cornwall Historic Georgian House and beautiful woodland gardens
Pendennis Castle Nr. Falmouth from Henry V111 fortress to secret WW11 base
Pilchard Works Heritage Museum Penzance, Cornwall History of Pilchard fishing in Cornwall
Plymouth Boat Cruises Phoenix Wharf on the Barbican Cruise the harbour, river or sea.
Plymouth Gin Plymouth Guided tours of 200 year-old distillery
Poldark Mine Wendron nr. Helston Underground mine tours
Polperro Model Village Polperro, Cornwall Land of Legend and Model Railway
Porfell Animal Land Nr Polperro Exotic, wild and domesticated animals
Prideaux Place Padstow Prideaux-Brune family home for over 400 years
Quad & Kart Centre Menhenito Stn. Nr Liskeard Quads, zip race karts, mini-motos etc.
Riviera Centre Torquay, Devon Palm Springs Leisure Pool and Health Centre
Royal Citadel Plymouth 17th Century fortress
Royal Cornwall Museum Truro, Cornwall The story of Cornwall, special exhibitons
Saltram Plympton, Plymouth National Trust House.
Screech Owl Sancturay Columb, Cornwall Large collection of Owl species
Sea Life Newquay Splash tanks, Rays, Octopus and Seahorses
Shires Adventure Park/  Wadebridge, Cornwall Five major attractions in one!!
Smeaton's Tower Plymouth Built in 1789, breathtaking views
Springfields Fun Park & Pony Centre Near Newquay Bottle feeding, tractor rides, and more
St. Agnes Craft Hall St. Agnes Vast range of local crafts and paintings
St. Eval Kart Racing Circuit Near Newquay Full race circuit and 70mph pro-karts
St. Michael's Mount Penzance Medieval castle on magical island
Steam Railway Paignton Ride along the spectacular Torbay coast
Super Bowl Plymouth Bowl your blues away!
Tamar Canoe Expedition Liskeard, Cornwall Canoe along the beautiful River Tamar
Tamar Otter Sanctuary Near Launceston, Cornwall Otter, Deer and Waterfowl
Tamarisk Bonsai Porthcothan Bay nr Padstow Large variety or indoor and outdoor trees
Theatre Royal Plymouth One of the best theatres in the country, Drama to Musicals
Tintagel Old Post Office Tintagel Small 14th century manor full of charm and interest
Trebah Gardens Nr. Falmouth, Cornwall Magic, old Cornish garden
Trelissick Truro Tranquil garden with glorious views
Trenance Leisure Park and Gardens Newquay Zoo, water world, and a variety of other attractions
Trengwaiton Gardens Nr. Penzance Mild climate, exotic shrubs and treesÊ
Trerice Newquay Elizabethan manor house and lawn mower Museum
Tresco Abbey Gardens Isles of Scilly Unique garden, exotic & exciting plants
Trevaunance Cove Craft Workshops St. Agnes. Cornwall Beautiful, unique and useful gifts
Trewithen Gardens Nr. Truro, Cornwall Outstanding and internationally famous
Water World Newquay Tropical fun pool, 25m swimming pool and fitness suite
Wembury Bay Riding School Wembury, Devon Beach, field and woodland rides.
Wheal Martyn China Clay Heritage Carthew, Nr. St. Austell Historic and nature trails, Cornwall's largest working waterwheel
World of Model Railways Mevagissey Over 40 trains running in sequence