Things to do in Cornwall

So you’ve booked your holiday, you’re counting down to your break by the sea – but what are you going to do while you’re here? Cornwall is the UK’s top holiday destination* but with over 400 beaches, hundreds of attractions and historic landmarks, it’s a good idea to get your itinerary together sooner rather than later.

Family Attractions

Theme parks, animal sanctuaries, aquariums, outdoor play parks and much more, for rainy and sunny days.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, near Helston

Meet the rescued seal pups, see their underwater world, hear their stories, and watch the meerkats, sea lions and penguins at play.

Newquay Zoo

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary, Looe

There are currently over 40 monkeys who call this their home. Wander through the monkey enclosures, soak up the stunning views, and let off steam in the wild play area.

Paradise Park, Hayle

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Cornish Heritage & History

Discover Cornwall’s rich mining history, the myths and legends surrounding its towns and villages, its links with smuggling, and its historic landmarks.

Tintagel Castle, near Boscastle

Meet the rescued seal pups, see their underwater world, hear their stories, and watch the meerkats, sea lions and penguins at play.

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre, near St Austell

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Poldark Mine, near Penzance

There are currently over 40 monkeys who call this their home. Wander through the monkey enclosures, soak up the stunning views, and let off steam in the wild play area.

The Tate Gallery, St Ives

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Cornish Travel

However you travel to Cornwall, it’s not the end of your journey. There are some fantastic opportunities to explore the county by rail, bike, foot and boat.

Bodmin & Wenford Railway

Meet the rescued seal pups, see their underwater world, hear their stories, and watch the meerkats, sea lions and penguins at play.

Fishing trip, Newquay

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Lappa Valley Railway, near Newquay

There are currently over 40 monkeys who call this their home. Wander through the monkey enclosures, soak up the stunning views, and let off steam in the wild play area.

The Camel Trail, Wadebridge

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Sports & Adrenaline

Try something new on your holiday and go home with tales of adventure from swimming and surfing to kayaking and riding a zipline.

Surfing in Newquay

Meet the rescued seal pups, see their underwater world, hear their stories, and watch the meerkats, sea lions and penguins at play.

Cornwall Football Golf near St Austell

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Siblyback Lake, near Bodmin

There are currently over 40 monkeys who call this their home. Wander through the monkey enclosures, soak up the stunning views, and let off steam in the wild play area.

Adrenalin Quarry, St Austell

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Nature

Cornwall is known for its magnificent coastline, beaches and dramatic cliffs, but it’s also home to some of the best gardens in the UK.

Eden Project, St Austell

Meet the rescued seal pups, see their underwater world, hear their stories, and watch the meerkats, sea lions and penguins at play.

St Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

Trebah Gardens, Falmouth

There are currently over 40 monkeys who call this their home. Wander through the monkey enclosures, soak up the stunning views, and let off steam in the wild play area.

Trerice Gardens, Newquay

Discover over 130 species of animals, birds and reptiles at this 13 acre zoological gardens. Explore natural habitats from around the world, meet the lions, otters, monkeys, lemurs and hundreds of other rare species.

* Source: British Travel Awards, 2018


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