Cornwall LivingIssue #139

Family days out in Cornwall

There is no shortage of things to do in Cornwall for families, from exploring the water to going on woodland adventures. Everyone can have fun participating in all Cornwall has to offer and with such a great selection of activities out there, we have rounded up just a few of our favourites.

Hangloose Adventures

Situated at the Eden Project, Hangloose Adventures offers families the one-of-a-kind chance to explore Cornwall’s most stunning scenery while putting your limits to the test. Soar through the air on the skywire zipline or ascend one of the 12 challenging climb walls! Whether your child is four or 14, they will be able to clip right in and reach for the sky.

Kernow Adventure Park

Kernow Adventure Park is the ultimate water-based adventure park located in Kessel Quarry, once a successful granite quarry, now flooded with spring water and flanked by steep walls of granite. Jump, slide and splash in their Aquapark, explore the quarry in your own e-boat, or simply take a swim in the crystal clear water with your loved ones.

Stithians Lake

Pitch up at Stithians Lake for the chance to take part in a wide range of family adventures on the water. From kayaking and canoeing to instructor-led sessions and hiring your own equipment, involve everyone in the fun and beautiful uninterrupted views on the lake.

Monster Slip and Slide

Who doesn’t love a giant water slide? For 360ft of fun, take the family to the Monster Slip and Slide, Bude’s newest attraction guaranteed to entertain everyone. Use their free super-fast bodyboards and inflatable rings to launch yourself off their monster ramp and send yourself flying! With children under four sliding for free, this is truly something the whole family will love.

Children’s Sailing Trust at Trevassack Lake

Located on the scenic Lizard Peninsula, Trevassack Lake is a 26 acre site dedicated to bringing watersports and sailing activities to anyone and everyone. They offer taster sessions covering sailing, kayaking, open water swimming and more for people of all ages and abilities. Don’t forget to stop by their lakeside café for some delicious coffee and cake to refuel afterwards!

Woodland Adventure Golf

Enjoy 18 holes of mini woodland golf at China Fleet Adventure Golf for the ultimate day out with your family. Spend the day conquering crazy golf, tackling streams and magic trees and challenging yourself to beat your rivals. This is perfect for beginners and the more competitive! 

Newquay Zoo

With hundreds of animals and countless amazing plants across 13 acres of beautiful sub-tropical gardens, you’re in for a fantastic day out at Newquay Zoo. It’s a place to roam, discover, explore and get in touch with nature from furry friends to endangered species. 

Wave Surf School

Wave Surf School offers surf lessons for people of all ages in St Merryn between Newquay and Padstow. Make the most of Cornwall’s sandy bays and beautiful blue sea by learning how to ride the waves with your family and then make the most of your newfound skill at the beach!

Vertical Blue Adventures

If you have ever wanted to explore Cornwall’s coast up close and personal, then jump on a paddleboard or hop in a kayak with Vertical Blue Adventure. Departing from Porthleven harbour, you will learn everything from the basics to more advanced tricks in this epic family-friendly adventure. Paddle along the coast and see what wildlife you can spot, from jellyfish to seals and maybe even the occasional dolphin!

Trevaskis Farm

Take the whole family to Trevaskis Farm for a range of fun activities for the whole family. Pick your own strawberries and raspberries, before wandering around their famous farm shop to explore the brilliant selection of local produce. After a day of exploring, enjoy some of their delicious delicacies in the restaurant and ponder over their famous dessert counter!

There is no shortage of things to do in Cornwall for families, so why not go and explore everything the county has to offer? From beautiful beaches and lakes to eateries and watersports, adventure is out there for everyone.