Cornwall Living 2018

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Let them run wild at Jungle Jack’s in Newquay

Struggling to entertain them at home? Head down to Jungle Jack’s and let your little monkeys run wild, have a blast and burn off some energy. The purpose-built play-frame provides over 1,700 square feet of fun including challenging climbs, a rope bridge, astra-glide slide, crafty crawl tubes and peekaboo bubble windows. Daredevils will love the super-fast racing slide and spiral tube. There’s something for everyone, including a dedicated baby and toddler area where the young ones can play safely. You’ll find ample seating, a well-stocked café and free WiFi, so you can kick back with a sandwich and a hot cup of tea while the little ones get stuck in. When it comes to curing cabin fever, it doesn’t get better than soft play. So get those coats on, get out of the house and head on down!

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Obstacle course fun for the family at Holy Grit

This October, why not run, crawl and bounce your way to glory at Holy Grit? With obstacle courses for adults and kids, plus bouncy castles, live music, a fun park, crazy golf, surf lessons and the offer of a free pint, Holy Grit really is fun for the whole family!

If the thought of going back to school has got your little ones down, why not give them an adventurous day out to look forward to? There’s a 1.5 kilometre course, with mud, grit and miniature obstacles waiting to be tackled, with marshals on hand to make sure both you and the kids have the best time. Completing the course together is a great way to bond and it’s just £15 per child – not bad for a priceless day out!

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Wheal Martyn – a truly Cornish attraction for the whole family

When Cornwall’s largest working water wheel near St Austell starts turning, Wheal Martyn comes to life. Dig deep into the fascinating history of china clay mining and discover how it helped shape the Cornwall we know today!

Let the kids loose to play and explore the nature trails or search for the hidden Wheal Martyn bears. See the vintage locomotive, lorries and interactive exhibitions in the museum and watch the monstrous machines in action at Pit View.

Throughout the Victorian clay works you’ll find something for everyone, even the dog! As for the cake in the café, well, one more slice won’t hurt!

For more information, opening times and admission prices, visit

‘Open paw’ invitation to all at the National Animal Welfare Trust

According to Louise at the National Animal Welfare Trust in Hayle, “Our dogs and cats love greeting new people, and at our Hayle Open Paw Rescue Centre, you can meet and feed our animals seven days a week!”

You don’t have to rehome an animal to take a look around and it’s free to visit, making this a great chance to learn more about the fantastic work the team does and Cornwall’s only interactive rescue centre.

Perhaps you and your pet would like to make some new friends? If so, pop along to this autumn’s afternoon gatherings at the Trust’s Memorial Gardens, on Friday 15th September and Friday 13th October, between 2pm and 4pm. Even if you don’t have a furry friend of your own, pop along anyway and make the most of some animal-themed chat over tea and cake.

For more information call 01736 756005 or visit


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