10 Fun Things to do this Summer in Cornwall

Are you heading for your holiday's in Cornwall this summer? Here's some ideas and suggestions for things to do in South West Cornwall! 

Marine Discovery Penzance

Looking for an adventure with the family? Then hop aboard the Shearwater II and experience Cornwall's beautiful wildlife first hand! Prepare for exciting encounters with grey seals, dolphins and many more unique and wonderful sea creatures as you sail though the blue waters around Penzance with expert guides. A maximum of 12 passengers means that the trip will be comfortable and spacious with great views for everyone including the little ones. This costal expedition is perfect for everyone!

Find out more: www.marinediscovery.co.uk


Flambards Theme Park

This theme park is packed with thrilling rides for everyone to enjoy including wild rollercoasters and engaging interactive attractions. If some members of the family aren't huge fans of the breathtaking rides don't worry, they wont miss out on the family fun, there's something for everyone! 

Find out more: www.flambards.co.uk


A great day out is guaranteed at the Paradise Park with its hundreds of species and birds. The park is crafted for kids and makes entertaining the children a breeze. Attractions such as the gardens of paradise offer a chance to escape and enjoy the wonders of nature as a family. All kids will love the Jungle Barn, an indoor play centre full of fun slides and obstacle courses, perfect for a rainy day. 

Find out more: www.paradisepark.org.uk 


Speeding around the track in a lightning fast go-cart is an exhilarating way to spend the day! Children above the age of 8 can get involved in the fast paced action and enjoy a thrilling and memorable experience. Indoor seating is available and food can be purchased from the cafΓ© when a break from the excitement is needed. With a range of karts and sessions on offer there will be something for all families.

Find out more: www.coast2coastkarting.co.uk


Go underground into a real 18th century tin mine on an adventure with the family. Discover what a miner's daily life was like and get hands on with the various puzzles and challenges around the museum. The tin mine is a great day out and provides entertainment for both children and adults, everyone will learn something new! Geevor isn't like most 'do not touch' museums it encourages a fully interactive experience and is very family friendly. 

Find out more: www.geevor.com


Explore the Seal Hospital and Otter Creek at the Sea Life Seal Sanctuary for a terrific time with the family. Every animal resident has their own story to share and visiting enables the sanctuary to continue their superb work. The Rockpool gives children a chance to get close to and touch some of the sea creatures such as star fish and crabs. Throughout the day there are various talks and feeding times for the whole family to enjoy. Underwater viewing areas allow everyone to get a fantastic view of the animals and discover new things together!

Find out more: www.visitsealife.com


With St Ives as a stunning backdrop learning to surf will be a fond memory to look back on as a family. No skills of any kind are required for this activity, you have to start somewhere! Surfing is a really enjoyable activity that everyone can give a go and have a lot of fun doing. Falling off is part of the learning curve, in no time you'll be carving the waves and showing off to your friends and family. The surf school has a friendly and safe environment with highly trained instructors who are some of the best at what they do. 

Find out more: www.stivessurfschool.co.uk


Eureka Escape

These exciting and interactive escape rooms provide a chance to grow closer with friend and family as you race against time to find clues and solve puzzles. Eureka offers 3 daring escape rooms: Cabin Fever, The Nocturnal Alchemist, Murder on the Night Riviera. Can you beat the escape rooms together? This experience will be an interesting and action-packed one for everyone.

 Find out more: www.eurekaescape.co.uk


Discover two of the many beautiful locations in Cornwall on a lovely day out with the family. Lizard point is Britain's most southerly point and offers dramatic and stunning cliff walks with wild flowers and amazing geological features crafted by nature.

Just two miles north lies Kynance cove, a wonderful little beach with a cafe. Both of these locations are family friendly with car parks near by for easy access. If you keep your eyes open you may even see a basking shark or two!

Find out more: www.dayoutwiththekids.co.uk


Of course we have to include St Michael's Mount the enchanted castle on out doorstep. Stride across the causeway at low tide or cross by boat at high tide to reach this Cornish gem. The island provides unique opportunities such as climbing up to the castle and uncovering stories of the harbour. As a family you can admire the marvellous views and hear the islanders' tales as you unearth the history of this magical place together.  Most of our guests return year on year to repeat this fantastic experience.

Find out more: www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk


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