Great places for a family day out in Cornwall

April 15th, 2016

Planning a family holiday can be tiring and thinking of fun activities for your kids to enjoy can be difficult if you don’t know the area. Before you head off to stay at our holiday cottages in Cornwall, check out some of these ideas for great family days out.

Holywell Bay Fun Park, Newquay

If you are looking for some thrills your kids can enjoy, head to Holywell Bay Fun Park for go-karting, bumper boats, crazy golf, trampolines and more. The Park also has a colourful American Diner for when the rascals are hungry!

Flambards’ Experience, Helston

This theme park has great thrill rides open in the summer and there is also a chance for the kids to learn something too, with Flambards’ Victorian Village showing you an authentic recreation of the period.

Cornwall’s Crealy Adventure Park, Tredinnick

Hop on the roller coaster and have a splash on the water rides at this adventure park. There is also a reptile house where the kids can get up close to crocodiles, pythons and tarantulas. On rainy days, take shelter in a 45,000sq foot indoor play area.

Newquay Zoo, Newquay

The only place in Cornwall that has lions, Newquay Zoo is also home to exotic birds, snakes, meerkats and some very cute penguins! Up close animal encounters are available where the whole family can learn about the animals from the keepers.

National Seal Sanctuary, Helston

Cornwall’s only seal sanctuary and rescue centre is a great day out, and they do very important work helping out Cornwall marine life! There are not just seals to visit, but sea lions, otters, penguins, sheep, goats and ponies!

Orca Sea Safaris, Falmouth

Get out to sea on Marine Safari where you see porpoise, dolphins, seals and basking sharks out in the wild. Being on a RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) means everyone can get really close to these amazing creatures.

The Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

Open since 1964, this sanctuary is set in beautiful woodland near the scenic south Cornish coast. The place cares for a range of rescued monkey species. Kids can get involved with arts and crafts workshops and there is a Bat Zone as well as a monkey tour.

Paradise Park, Hayle

Over 650 birds are featured at this park, from exotic parrots, flamingos, toucans to Cornish choughs, owls, kookaburras and eagles and the cutest red pandas too. There are also farmyard animals to pet and play with and a café for a cup of tea and juice to refuel.

Photo by: Michelle Turton