Best Group Activities in Cornwall

March 16th, 2020

Whether you’re a solo traveller, on a family holiday or group getaway, Cornwall has an abundance of exciting activities to embark on. From unspoilt beaches, foodie days out and alternative attractions, there is certainly something for everyone to enjoy when staying in this coastal county.


But how can you ensure your whole group stays entertained? Here we take a look at some of the best group activities Cornwall has to offer!


SUP Lesson

Home to over 300 beaches, it would be silly to pay a visit to Cornwall without making the most of the sea! Water sports are a great way to spend a day, and as a group, you could take the time to learn a new skill together.


While there are many different types of water sports to choose from, stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) can be best for beginners, as it can be done in calmer waters rather than waves, unlike surfing.


Many beaches around Cornwall have schools or huts which offer lessons to help get you started, as well as providing all of the equipment you would need. If you are going in a larger group, then it would be a good idea to call in advance to make sure they are able to cater to your group.


Wine Tasting

If you want a sophisticated experience or just an excuse to have a drink or two, then why not try wine tasting as a group? Cornwall’s warmer climates have meant that vineyards have thrived here, leaving you with several options of places to go for a wine tasting experience in Cornwall.


As well as sampling some of the delicious sips produced at each site, many will offer tours of their vineyards and orchards, as well as the processing rooms where the wine is made, allowing you a great insight into winemaking.


Sea Safaris

The beautiful coastlines of Cornwall are home to a vast array of marine life, from dolphins and sharks to seabirds and seals. While you may be able to spot some of these while walking the coast path, on beaches or by the rivers, your best view will be gained from the waters!


There are a number of sea safaris and boat trips available in Cornwall with the aim of spotting some of this wonderful marine life. For example, Orca Sea Safaris and AK Wildlife Cruises leave from Falmouth, while on the north coast you can take a trip with Padstow Sealife Safaris.


Adrenalin Quarry

A perfect group adventure for thrill-seekers, Adrenalin Quarry offers an interesting mix of activities, including go-karting, axe throwing, ziplining and going up against the impressive inflatable Aquapark.


If you’re up for the extreme and want to experience quite the adrenaline rush, then there is no better place in Cornwall! Set across a water-filled quarry, you’ll be hurtled through the air on the scary giant swing or zipline – both of which can be done in pairs.


Groups will love the go-karting and the Aquapark, where you can attempt to cross the inflatable course of monkey bars, slides, swings and trampolines without falling in the water – but it will be tricky!


Minack Theatre

A theatre with a difference, the Minack is an open-air amphitheatre set into the clifftop at Porthcurno. During the day you can explore the theatre and take in the breath-taking views of the turquoise waters below.


In the evening, catch an exciting performance – with a wide variety available throughout the year – from Shakespeare to The Wizard of Oz! The perfect way to end a day, a trip to the theatre is a great group activity, as the magical experience can bring everyone together!


Eden Project

The perfect option for groups with differing definitions of the word “fun”! The Eden Project is widely considered to be the best attraction within Cornwall, making it a must-visit spot for you group.


Those who prefer a relaxed day out will enjoy strolling through the biomes and taking in the sights of the fantastic indoor rainforest. Learn about exotic plants and discover more through interactive exhibits on art and science.


If you’re more an active type, then take to the sky with the longest and fastest zip wire in England! The zip wire stretches across the Eden Project site, covering 660 metres, and can travel at speeds of 60 mph!


Many other adventures are on offer here, including an aerial trek course, 360 swing, base jump and leap of faith drop! Which are you brave enough to do?


Staying Together

If you’re looking to book a group holiday, then our luxury Cornish cottages could be just the thing! Stay together in one of our larger cottages or spend your trip with your own family but in neighbouring cottages, so you and your group are never far apart!


To ensure your group are together, be sure to call us on 01872 862194 to book.