Best Things To Do & Days Out In Cornwall

Here at Where To Go With Kids we've found 74 fun things to do in Cornwall for you and the family to discover. Finding the right Cornwall day out for your family is easy – simply explore the links below or use the filters at the top of the page to plan your next adventure.

Want to know what to do with the nature lovers in your family? Walk on the wild side and visit our Animals listings for zoos, safari parks and wildlife parks. Or are you looking for nearby places to visit in Cornwall with a culture vulture? We've picked the best children's museums, discovery centres and historic locations in the Sightseeing section.

If you're after a big day out during the school holidays, we can tell you where the nearest theme park, water park or ski slope is. For quieter days near home in term time, we can help you find the best soft play, leisure centre or pottery cafe.

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Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay

Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay , Towan Promenade, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 1DU

Things to do at the Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay review Located by the sea in Newquay, Cornwall is the Blue Reef Aquarium. It is home to many different species including sharks, turtles and a coral reef display. There are over 40 naturally themed habitats at the aquarium. You will see...
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The Bear Trail

The Bear Trail, Westcott, Cullompton, Devon, EX15 1RZ

Things to do at The Bear Trail review The Bear Trail is an award-winning family assault course located near Cullompton in Devon. It is probably one of the muddiest courses in the country and features 30 obstacles and unlimited mud. The course is set on a 10-acre site and has...
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Cornwall Swimming Horses

Cornwall Swimming Horses, At the Peep Out Long Rock, Penzance, Cornwall, TR20 8YG

Things to do at Cornwall Swimming Horses review The Cornwall Swimming Horses centre is located in Penzance, Cornwall. They offer unique and bespoke horse experiences and they specialise in swimming in the sea with horses. Children can take part but from our understanding, they must be tweens or older...
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Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle

Watermouth Family theme park and castle, A399, Ilfracombe, Devon, EX34 9SL

Things to do at Watermouth Family Theme Park and Castle review Watermouth family theme park and castle is one of the West Country's premier family tourist attractions located in Watermouth, near Ilfracombe, Devon. It is a unique and magical experience for all the family. You can explore the castle...
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Trago Mills Leisure Park

Trago Mills Leisure Park, Stover, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 6JD

Things to do at Trago Mills Leisure Park review Trago Mills is a shopping and leisure park near Newton Abbot, Devon. As well as being able to enjoy some shopping there are also lots of family-friendly things to see and do. There is a Family Fun Park at Trago...
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River Dart Country Park

River Dart Country Park, Ashburton, Devon, TQ13 7NP

Things to do at River Dart Country Park review River Dart Country Park is an action packed family friendly day out near Ashburton in Devon. Set in 90 acres of parkland the park is packed with activities and there is also a campsite. There are age, height and weight...
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Knightshayes, Bolham, Devon, EX16 7RQ

Things to do at Knightshayes review Knightshayes is a National Trust property near Tiverton, Devon. The Victorian country house is surrounded by acres of glorious gardens and parkland. It was designed by William Burges for the Heathcoat-Armory family. The gardens are home to one of the most outstanding botanical...
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Killerton House National Trust

Killerton House, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE

Things to do at Killerton House review Killerton House is an elegant 18th-century house owned by the National Trust located in Bickleigh, Devon. With 18 acres of landscaped gardens to explore and more. In the gardens, you can explore winding paths, climb an extinct volcano and discover an...
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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Milford, , Lifton, Devon, PL16 0AT

Things to do at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre review Dingle's fairground heritage trust is a charity that seeks to preserve historic fairground equipment and memorabilia. The centre is located near Milford in Devon and has 45,000 square foot of indoor things to see and do. The trust was established in...
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Devon Railway Centre

Devon Railway Centre, Bickleigh, Tiverton, Devon, EX16 8RG

Things to do at Devon Railway Centre review Devon Railway Centre is a tourist attraction in Bickleigh, Devon. It offers a range of things to do such as train rides, a model village, model railways, outdoor play areas and a museum. Their 2ft narrow gauge railway takes you on a...
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Dartmoor Zoological Park

Dartmoor Zoological Park, Sparkwell, Plymouth, Devon, PL7 5DG

Things to do at Dartmoor Zoological Park review Dartmoor Zoological Park is a 30-acre zoo near Sparkwell in Devon. The zoo is also named Dartmoor zoo and they are home to the largest collection of big cats in the south-west of England. The zoo was 'rescued' by new owners...
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Crealy Theme Park and Resort

Crealy Theme Park and Resort, Sidmouth Rd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, Devon, EX5 1DR

Things to do at Crealy Theme Park and Resort review Crealy Theme Park and Resort is the south-west of England's largest family theme park. Located in Clyst St Mary near Exeter in Devon the park has over 60 rides, attractions, a zoo and live shows. If you want to...
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Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary

Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary, Station House, Dart Bridge Rd, Buckfastleigh, Devon, TQ11 0DZ

Things to do at Buckfast Butterfly Farm and Dartmoor Otter Sanctuary review Buckfast butterfly farm with Dartmoor otter sanctuary is a wildlife centre in Buckfastleigh, Devon. It is an all-weather attraction run by a family who care for several types of otters. They are a small family-friendly attraction. One thing...
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Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park

Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park, Manaton, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ13 9UG

Things to do at Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park review Becky Falls Ancient Woodland Park is situated in Dartmoor near Newton Abbot, Devon. The falls are set within a spectacular ancient valley where they have been attracting visitors since 1903. In addition to the waterfall, there is a woodland...
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Babbacombe Model Village

Babbacombe Model Village, Hampton Ave, Babbacombe, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 3LA

Things to do at Babbacombe Model Village review Babbacombe Model Village is one of Europe's premier model villages in Torquay, Devon. The model village is set in well-kept gardens and was first opened in 1963. There are 425 miniature buildings with an estimated 'population' of 13,160. Feel like a giant...
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