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A fantastic family holiday doesn’t need to put a massive dent in your bank balance and with so many fun, free attractions in Cornwall, the coastal county can prove to be the perfect destination. From exploring the great outdoors to discovering fascinating facts in museums, there are plenty of places to visit in Cornwall for free to pack out your whole holiday itinerary, leaving you with a little extra money for ice creams by the beach!
A dream day out for both adults and children alike, Healey’s Cyder Farm is a family-run farm that is free to explore. In the farm shop, the adults can sample some of the delicious cider, preserves and scones that are made on the farm. Head over to the courtyard and the little ones will love spending time with the array of animals who live on the farm, including Shetland ponies, Pygmy goats, rabbits, ferrets and Cornish black pigs! Explore the orchard to see the apples, that make their famous cider taste so delicious, as they grow. For a small fee, you can also take a tractor ride around the farm or head off on a tour to see the full cider making process.
Making up almost 50% of the entire South West Coast Path, Cornwall is home to a 300 mile stretch of cliffs, estuaries, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages, all of which are free to explore! The coast path has something for everyone, providing you with breathtaking landscapes, beaches for children and dogs to play on and tranquil spots for relaxing. Walk a stretch of the coastline and explore all the area has to offer, or pick one location and enjoy some seaside fun with a picnic and games.
Located on the gorgeous Lizard Peninsula, Roskilly’s Farm offers up some delightful walks through wild meadows and withy woods, as well as an assortment of trails around the farm suited to kids. A wildlife haven, this free family farm is home to an assortment of animals including goats, sheep, pigs and chickens, making it the perfect place to visit with little ones who love nature. In addition to this menagerie of farmyard friends, the stars of this farm are the Jersey Cows, which help to produce the famous Roskilly’s organic ice cream.
A must-visit for fans of history, or those wanting to learn more about Cornwall’s heritage, the Royal Cornwall Museum is a great attraction in the heart of Truro that is free for Children. With displays of historical objects from across Cornwall, including exhibits on the mining heritage of the county, there is much to learn at this cultural hub. Also home to an extensive collection of impressive artwork, art lovers will enjoy spending the day strolling through the galleries.
Displaying works from local Cornish-based artists, alongside museum loans and community group pieces, the Falmouth Art Gallery is free to visit, yet has plenty to see. Regularly rotating the pieces they exhibit, there is always something new and exciting on show in this art space.
If you are interested in visiting any of these exciting free attractions in Cornwall, then why not stay at one of our child-friendly cottages in Cornwall?! Located in an ideal spot, only a short drive away from all of the attractions listed, The Valley acts as the perfect base for families looking to relax at the end of a busy day exploring all that Cornwall has to offer!