Kids Love Cornwall Living2018/19

10 of the best activities

Cornwall is a playground for kids, just waiting to be explored. Here are a few ideas to get started…


1: Truro Arts Company

Truro Arts Company runs termly Art Clubs, catering for children of all ages in after-school and Saturday groups, as well as workshops throughout the holidays. There’s also a family friendly café on site and a handy art shop!


2: The Hoxton Special, Marazion

Pop along to The Hoxton Special where you’ll find a hidden gem for the whole family. Drink amazing coffee, eat cake and enjoy an ice cream; learn to kite surf, go for a swim or take a yoga class on the beach. You can even hire a paddle board and SUP around St Michael’s Mount – all at the Hoxton Special on Marazion beach!


3: Virgin Balloon Flights, Saltash

Launching from near Saltash, as well as over 100 other locations across the UK, Virgin Balloon Flights offer an experience like no other, allowing those on board to see the stunning reaches of Cornwall like they’ve never seen them before. Whether you’re buying for yourself, or for a loved one on a special occasion, Virgin Balloon Flights promise the experience of a lifetime!


4: Cornwall Football Golf, St Austell

Think crazy golf but with a football, all holes have obstacles that players have to weave around, go over or go through. This new spin on an old favourite is great for all the family and open seven days a week – just turn up and play.


5: Elemental UK, Falmouth & Newquay

Prepare for big smiles and tall stories from your mini-adventurers after a day with the fabulous Elemental team. Coasteering, paddle boarding, kayaking, raft building and surfing; these adventure days are a must during the school holiday planning! Elemental’s kids clubs have become hugely popular for 6 to 16 year olds, with a focus on building confidence by having fun. Full and half days are available from just £20!


6: Pottery Box, Near Bude

Head to the Pottery Box and create your very own masterpiece! Shape pots on the wheel, or paint your own tiles. Fun for all ages and located on a small farm with horses, pigs and ducks, it’s a brilliant day out for you and your kids whatever the weather.


7: Mylor Sailing School, Mylor

Get on the water and experience the fantastic coastal waters of beautiful Cornwall whilst having fun. Absolute beginners and experienced sailors are all welcome and the team caters to everybody, meaning a trip to Mylor Sailing School is fun for the whole family!


8: Camel Creek, Wadebridge

Formerly known as Crealy, this thrilling adventure park has something for everyone. Meet the emus, llamas, and Kunekune pigs; ride the ‘Morgawr’ rollercoaster; try out the ‘Demon Drop Slide’; plus there’s a large indoor playzone for those occasional showers.


9: Bodmin & Wenford Railway, Bodmin

There’s nothing quite like travelling through the rugged Cornish countryside by the power of steam alone. Step back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway to enjoy the ride of a lifetime. This is one experience that the children will be talking about for a long time! The railway operates a series of themed events throughout the year, so keep a look out for the next big adventure. Click here to discover more.


10: Tate St. Ives, St. Ives

If you want to spark your child’s creative imagination, head on down to Tate St Ives. A variety of family friendly events hosted throughout the year, catering for a wide range of age groups, means that
Tate St Ives is perfect to visit no matter the season
or weather.