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Things to do in Cornwall, featuring events, places to visit, family days out, where to eat and all of the best beaches in Cornwall.

What to do March/April 2020

For those raining days:

We all know the weather in the UK can be rather unpredictable. But rain or shine Cornwall has got something to keep you occupied.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Fed up of the water from above? Why not head to the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay and surround yourself with it. A great chance to take the kids and see some of the many animals the sea has to offer. View Blue Reef...

Children’s Play Area

Let the kids run wild while you sit and relax with a cup of tea in one of the large indoor Why not take the kids to one of the many indoor play areas Cornwall has to offer such as, Raze the Roof in Penryn, Playzone in St Ives plus many more. View map...

Swimming Pools

The sea might look a bit rough and uninviting when there’s a downpour. So why not go for a dip. Whether you’re looking for a fun pool or some serious swimming there is something in Cornwall for you. View map...

The Eden Project

You might think that it wouldn’t be a popular choice for wet weather. Well you’d be wrong. The Eden Project thrives when the weather takes a turn for the worse. If it’s a bit chilly, head down to the tropical biome and you’ll be feeling like you’re in the jungle in no time! View map...

Modern and Contemporary Art

If you’re looking to see a bit art on your trip to Cornwall why not visit the Tate Gallery in St Ives, it’s filled with all kinds of fantastic exhibitions, talks and discussions and courses and workshops. View map...

Cornish Drizzle Days

If you’re not afraid of a bit of rain then grab your coat and wellies and head out into the beautiful Cornish landscape.

For those after some relaxation:

Gardens, for some people you’d think they are only for the older generation, well the Cornish like to do it a bit differently. You can find something for all ages in the some of the most beautiful gardens the southwest has to offer.

Tropical Gardens

Some of the most beautiful tropical plants are here in Cornwall. Head to the Trebah Gardens and follow the children’s map trail around the grounds and see what wonders you can find.

If you like getting a little lost you can head to Glendurgan and submerge yourself in the gardens unusual shaped maze.

The Eden Project is a mix of tropical and polar this half-term, head to the tropical biomes for the look and feel of being in the jungle and then why not get your skates on and head to the ice-rink (be sure to book in advance as it will be busy). Check out our map to find gardens in Cornwall.

Traditional Gardens

If you are looking for something a bit more traditional in your gardens there are plenty of options. Check out our map to find gardens in Cornwall.

For the adventurous:

There is plenty to see and do, and for the adventurer in you Cornwall really is a playground full of interesting exciting things to try.


Ever watched the pros doing it in the movies and thought, "I could do that"? Well now is your chance. It doesn’t matter that it’s raining, you’re going to get wet any way and if anything it’s warmer when it’s raining. Check out our map to find the nearest beach and surf school.

Horse Riding

Children often are the most adventurous out of all of us so why not get them to try something a bit different. Cornwall has a great selection of riding stables.

Extreme Sports

For the thrill seekers why not try your hand at some of the more extreme sports that Cornwall has to offer. Whether you’re looking for scaling a cliff face with some rock climbing or looking at abseiling down; or maybe going down the UK’s largest zip line is your cup if tea.

The sea is a playground for the adventurous, so why not try your hand at kayaking? There are plenty of places that you hire a kayak for the day.

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For the kids:

When you’re a kid you can beat a good day out at an adventure park and most of the place in Cornwall have special rate family tickets especially around the half-term period so make sure you take full advantage of these offers.

Theme Parks

If you’re kids love the buzz of getting on a ride then check out Flambards and Crealy Great Adventure Park.

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The Inquisitive

If you’re looking for the kids to learn about something new while having fun head to DairyLand or Paradise Park.
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For the Little Monkeys

Cornwall has a great selection of zoos and animal parks including a Seal Sanctuary in Gweek and Monkey Sanctuary in Looe, just don’t mistake the monkeys for your children. View Map...