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Cornwall is one of those places in the country that many families flocked to during the summer holidays. Offering beautiful beaches, picturesque villages, bustling towns, and rural countryside, Cornwall really does have it all. However, the one thing that can be overwhelming for families during the summer holidays is knowing exactly what to do with the time you have.
Things to do in Cornwall in the Summer holidays with kids
Whether you are going to Cornwall for a holiday or live locally I have found 10 things to do in Cornwall in the summer holidays with kids.
Bude Sea Pool
Bude sea pool is a popular destination for families and has been around since the 1930s. Access to the Bude sea pool is unrestricted and completely free making it a great place to visit with kids. A semi-man-made pool that relies on tidal water from the sea it really is a unique place to visit. It provides a safe haven for bathing and other water-based activities meaning you and your family can enjoy some time in the water without the worry of a tide or current.
The Minack Theatre is an open-air structure that was constructed above a girly with a rocky granite outcrop looking out to the sea. A real piece of history you will find is the theatre at Porthcurno which is about 4 miles from Lands End in Cornwall. It truly is an amazing place that’s perched on the Cornish cliffs and one that offers plenty of events and activities throughout the year. Make sure you check out the website to see what is going on when you plan to visit.
Pendennis Castle is an English heritage attraction in Falmouth. A mighty fortress built by Henry the 8th to defend the country against invasion from France all those years ago. It is set on the headland with breathtaking views. There is plenty to explore at Pendennis Castle from Winding stone staircases to atmospheric gun rooms and toilets. This place will make your kid’s imaginations run wild.
The Eden Project
If you were wanting an eco-friendly attraction then Cornwall has something for you. Eden Project is an educational charity where children can explore connections between all living things. I want a barren landscape in a former clay mine With no soil or plants it has now been transformed into a beautiful global garden. You can track through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and measure self in nature from all over the world. A fascinating place that the kids will love. Eden Project often has events so it is always worth checking out the website for more details.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary
If your kids are animal lovers then a visit to the Cornish seal sanctuary is a must during your time in Cornwall. The Cornish seal sanctuary is a sanctuary for injured seal pups and is owned by the sea life trust. Not only does the sanctuary rescue seal pups during the months of September through to March the sanctuary rehabilitates over 70 seal pups that have been rescued for various reasons such as malnourishment or separation from their mum. It also provides a permanent home for some of the animals in need of extra special care.
Visiting the sanctuary will give you and your children the chance to see what good work this charity does and give you a chance to see these seal pups up close.
Camel Creek Adventure Park
Camel creek adventure park is a great attraction to visit during the summer holidays with your kids. It is an all-weather attraction and it’s open all year round with plenty of annual activities and events reflecting the seasons so there will be something going on during the summer holidays I’m sure. It is vibrant and welcoming traction with plenty of rice and lots to see and do.
If you are hoping to find an attraction for your adrenaline-seeking children then adrenaline quarry is the place to go. Here you will find the aqua park go-karting, you could jump off a cliff, defy gravity with the sky-high swing, or even enjoy some open water swimming, axe throwing and coasteering. There is something for everyone at adrenaline quarry and during the summer holidays, there will be plenty of events to make sure you check out the website.
Shipwreck Treasure Museum
The shipwreck museum is located in Charlestown in Cornwall. In a museum like no other, you will find lots of treasures to look at. We all know the sea is full of secrets and plenty of treasures and you will find plenty of them among the 8000 finds displayed in this museum. This is a place that is suitable for children of all ages. There is even a treasure Trail that can be done whilst you are in the museum. During the school holidays, there are usually special events so a check on the website would be worthwhile.
Another place to visit for animal lovers would be Newquay zoo. There are hundreds of amazing animals living amongst the beautiful gardens in Newquay zoo making it a great place to visit for all ages. During your visit, you will be able to see the feeding times of various different animals as well as watch them in their habitats. It is one of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions.
Mount Edgcumbe Country Park
Finally, if you are looking for something that is a little more low-key or budget-friendly then make sure you head to Mount Edgecombe Country Park. Situated on the coast there is a lot of Parkland to explore as well as formal gardens to enjoy. Mount Edgcumbe Country Park covers over 860 acres stretching from Millbrook lake around the Rame head and white sands and taking in the villages of Cawsand and Kingsland. This would be perfect to visit during the summer holidays where you could take a picnic and set up for the day. There is also a play park to enjoy.
So there you have it, 10 things to do in Cornwall during the summer holidays with your kids.