There’s plenty to do, right on your doorstep, and if you fancy something other than the beach or the Moor, here’s a few suggestions:
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Visit Cornwall’s Crealy for Maximum Fun! Step into life’s biggest adventures at North Cornwall’s award-winning family theme park.
Venture into the Realms of Magic, Action, Wild Water, Enchantment, Nature and Animals with hundreds of the county’s cuddliest furry friends to meet and feed.
Climb aboard the Viking Warrior Ship, swinging high through the air, slide down the Raging Rivers raft ride and whoosh down the rapids of Thunder Falls – Cornwall’s only doubled drop log flume!
Explore 40,000 sq. ft. of indoor action to discover dragons, ghosts and surprises! Outside, scale the heights of the aerial walkways and climbing nets, glide down the bumpy slides and zip along on the super fast cable wire.
Dairy Land Farm World
Enjoy the fun of an all-weather attraction, providing entertainment for all ages – rain or shine.
Meets lots of beautiful animals, including lambs, kids, rabbits, donkeys, piglets and Lawrence the Llama. There are also chinchillas, chipmunks and storks. Daily events include bottle-feeding, pat-a-pet, pony rides and have a go milking with Clarabelle the cyder cow.
Also journey back in time, in the Cornish Heritage Centre, a fascinating look at how we used to live and work.
Courtroom Experience, Bodmin
In 1844 on the windswept slopes of Rough Tor, Bodmin Moor, the body of a local girl, Charlotte Dymond was found. Matthew Weeks, her lover, was accused of her murder but was he guilty of this heinous crime? Act as a member of the jury and cast your vote. Guilty or not guilty? You decide.
The Camel Trail
One of the most popular recreational routes in the country, the Camel Trail runs from Padstow to Poley’s Bridge, via Wadebridge and Bodmin. The trail passes through the wooded countryside of the upper Camel Valley and alongside the picturesque Camel Estuary – a paradise for birdwatchers.
The traffic free trail follows the route of an old railway and is ideal for family cycling as it is fairly level all the way and the views of moorland, woodland and estuary are spectacular. The trail is also used by walkers, joggers and horse-riders.
The National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow
The National Lobster Hatchery can be found on the docks of the picturesque Cornish fishing village of Padstow. Its aim is to help maintain a healthy lobsterpopulation in Cornwall through conservation, education and research, supported by a fun visitor centre and donations from sponsors and friends. Why not help and adopt a lobster?