Half term has arrived and, typically, so has the rain! But don’t let the drizzle get you down if you’re visiting Devon and Cornwall, because there are loads of fantastic indoor and outdoor facilities to cater for all the family. So if you’re looking for fun things to do in Cornwall, here are the top 10 favourite family attractions, as recommended by MiHi Digital’s Twitter followers:
Cornwall Football Golf – St Austell
This crazy yet fun activity is fantastic fun for the whole family. For those who don’t know what it is, it uses the same rules as golf but instead of a club and golf ball, you kick a football into a hole! Recommended for age 5 and up.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Gweek
This fully operational seal rescue centre provides sick and injured seal pups with safety and care. Visitors can watch feeds and demonstrations, meet native species, and visit the seal rescue hospital. A great place for little animal lovers!
The Flambards Experience – Helston
Rain or shine, there’s plenty to experience at Flambards. This well-loved family attraction allows guests to travel back in time through award-winning exhibits, ride the hornet rollercoaster, and run around in the indoor play area.
Kidz World- St Austell
This is the ideal rainy-day attraction for families. There’s soft play for the little ones, and laser tag for the bigger ones; kids of all ages will have a great time! The attraction is open every day of the year, apart from Christmas day, boxing day, and New Year’s day.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park – Launceston
Ideal for explorers, this park has plenty of trails and missions for families to enjoy. The various challenges available requires team work and some tasks need a lot of concentration! Once you’ve solved the mysteries, treat the family to lunch at the restaurant.
Dairyland Farm World – Newquay
Loved by families all around the county, this attraction has plenty to keep you entertained. Pony rides and cow milking allows kids to get hands on, whilst parents can take a break with a cup of tea at Clarabelle’s kitchen café!
Glendurgan Garden – Nr Falmouth
This National Trust site is made of up three valleys, giving you and the kids plenty to explore. Exotic flowers are accompanied by natural wildlife, and there’s also a 180-year-old maze for brave explorers to try.
Newquay Zoo – Newquay
There are over 1,000 animals at Newquay zoo, so make sure you have plenty of time to explore! Close to the town centre, this zoo has been delighting families for years whilst also playing an important part in global conservation projects.
Families who like to be adventurous will love this wonderful woodland. There are various walking and cycling trails, as well as regular events throughout the year. If the kids have still got energy left after a walk, there’s a great play area too.
Tamar Otter & Wildlife Centre – Launceston
This wonderful centre provides care for many species of otter, as well as owls, birds of prey, wallabies, and more. Don’t forget to watch the otters get fed, and be amazed during a birds of prey talk. Kids will be fascinated by all the animals here.