Kids Love Cornwall Living2019

5 of the best days out by train in Cornwall

St Ives

There couldn’t be a better way to arrive in St Ives than by train. You get to take in the incredible scenery on the journey for one, and you don’t have to worry about parking when you arrive. Because trust us, the narrow streets may be incredibly picturesque but they’re certainly not fun to manoeuvre in the height of the summer season.

2 Looe

It’s a beautiful journey into Looe, a traditional bucket and spade destination with its safe, family-friendly beach and rockpools – perfect for crabbing and discovering the rich ecosystems that reside beneath the water’s surface. There are also plenty of independent shops, cafés and restaurants.

3 Calstock

This peaceful riverside village is the perfect spot to while away an afternoon. Take a stroll to National Trust Cotehele estate along the river, where events run throughout the year and then head to the idyllic local pub; featuring an outdoor eating area overlooking the river, and a picnic area with a wooden boat replica for the kids to capture their inner pirate.

4 Falmouth

There’s so much to do in this seaside town, all year round and whatever the weather. Pendennis Castle is just a short walk from Falmouth Docks station with lots of events throughout the year. And there are a plethora of restaurants and bars as well as boat trips, sea safaris and ferry crossings to St Mawes.

5 Newquay

Learn to surf at one of Newquay’s fantastic beaches, explore the town’s boutique shops and restaurants plus there’s plenty on offer for wet days at Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and Pirate Quest.



Under 5s travel free; children aged between 5-15 years travel half price, both prams and buggies are welcome on trains although you will find a buggy easier to get on and off and to collapse if necessary.

Prams and buggies should be folded down on busy trains.