Attractions in Cornwall

Come rain or shine, in peak season or shoulder months, you’ll never be short of things to do in Cornwall. We’re lucky enough to be surrounded by some of the best attractions in the country – from sporting activities for all ages and abilities, to stately homes, fun parks and even aquariums, there is something to keep everyone happy while staying at The Park!


There’s a reason The Eden Project is world-famous – from its early days as a working clay pit to housing the largest rainforest in captivity, its even entered the Guinness Book of Records for the 230 miles of scaffolding used in its Biomes! There’s plenty to experience on a visit, from zip wire and adventure activities to canopy walkways, discovery trails and soft play areas. Book your tickets online for a 10% discount.

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A true Cornish highlight, at The Park we are lucky enough to be just a ten-minute drive from the Bedruthan Steps. The views from the majestic and imposing cliffs are truly breath-taking whatever the weather, but if you need to take shelter there is a National Trust café at the top of the cliffs. Access to the beach is difficult, but you’ll be rewarded by beautiful golden sand and picture-postcard coves.

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This impressive late Victorian country house and estate is located just a half hour drive from The Park, and offers a unique opportunity to gain a ‘peek’ into the two sides of Victorian life that once lived here, from “below stairs” to above. Set in wooded parkland of 1000 acres, there is plenty to explore outside too, with dogs welcome to join on walking routes through the extensive gardens and informal woodland.

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Good for the soul, this 60-mile-long walking route will take you across Bodmin Moor, exploring unspoilt landscapes and areas of true wilderness. A real escape from the usual popular tourist attractions, the Copper Trail offers the perfect opportunity to get out in the fresh air and experience the great Cornish outdoors. Many sites along the route can be visited on shorter excursions, while the village of Minions is an ideal starting point.

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Iconic, awe-inspiring, and immersed in history and myths, the site of Tintagel dates back to the late Roman period and was famously named as the place where King Arthur was conceived in the 12th century. Today, Tintagel Castle stands proud amongst the stunning scenery of the north Cornwall coast and its fascinating ruins, beautiful beach, and tales of kings and legends makes it the perfect place to visit for a day trip.

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Winner of 3 awards at the Cornwall Tourism Awards, the Screech Owl Wildlife Park is a true Cornish gem. Providing care and rehabilitation for sick and injured wild owls in Cornwall, the sanctuary offers the perfect opportunity to get close and personal to these amazing birds, offering owl handling sessions, close encounters, flying displays and even falconry courses! For details on visitor information and opening times, visit their website.

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Running from Padstow to Wenford Bridge, the Camel Trail follows a scenic route through moorland, woodland and the stunning Camel Estuary, known as a paradise for birdwatchers. Thanks to the fact that it is largely traffic-free and level, it is perfect for families and cyclists of all abilities. You can cycle the whole route or shorter sections, while Padstow makes the perfect start and end point for a day trip.

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When the surf’s up, there’s only one place to head – Cornwall is THE surfing capital of the UK, and a visit to stay with us wouldn’t be complete without donning a wetsuit and hitting the waves. You don’t have to be a pro; based at our very own Mawgan Porth beach KingSurf is B.S.A. and Surfing GB approved. It has changing facilities and offers sessions for individuals and private groups.

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When in Cornwall a fishing trip is a must, and there are countless opportunities to jump on a boat and set sail in search of a big catch. Only 20 minutes from The Park, Newquay Harbour is the perfect launch point to explore some fantastic fishing locations along the coast, whether you’re a complete novice or experienced angler. Most trips will provide bait and tackle, plus you can keep what you catch!

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Being on the water is the best way to explore this area, so if you’re looking for adventure, look no further than a guided kayaking trip along the beautiful Cornish coast. Koru Kayaking offers 2hr expeditions led by experience guides from Trevaunance Cove, where you can explore dramatic cliffs and spacious caverns while looking for seals and dolphins. No experience is necessary – for more information, contact Koru on 07794 321827.

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For unapologetic fun, head to the Holywell Bay Fun Park, just 4 miles from Newquay! Brimming with rides and attractions including F1 Go Karts, Pedalos, a Bounce Zone and Interactive Maze, kids of all ages will be kept entertained all day long. Entry to the park is free, so you only pay for what you play on, and there are various options for eating onsite including a Diner and Ice Cream Parlour.

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Fancy visiting the Best Children’s Theme Park according to the South West Enterprise Awards 2017? Open all year round and in all weathers, Camel Creek Adventure Park boasts an impressive array of attractions including animal paddocks, pony rides, a Carousel, Safari Train and even a Dragon’s Kingdom! Children under 92cm go free and there are various deals on throughout the year, including savings of up to 20% off tickets when booking online.

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A small family-run farm, Old Macdonald’s is lovely to visit especially with younger children. Located near Porthcothan Bay just ten minutes from The Park, children can meet resident animals from lambs to piglets, ponies and alpacas. There are rides and attractions onsite for little ones, while the Farmhouse Café serves up delicious Cornish ice cream and indulgent Cream Teas on the menu. Please note that the Farm is closed over winter.

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If you’ve any train enthusiasts in your family, be sure to plan a trip to the Lappa Valley Steam Railway – children will love riding on 3 separate miniature railways, travelling through beautiful scenery in the protected woodland. But it’s not all about the trains…admission price also covers access to the leisure park including a canoeing lake, crazy golf, nature trails, play areas and pedal cars – it’s a real children’s wonderland!

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Take a trip under the waves and visit the impressive Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay overlooking the Atlantic Sea. Gaze at reef fish, stingrays, turtles and black tip reef sharks in the spectacular underwater tunnel, or catch one of the informative feeding displays that will teach you everything you need to know about life in our oceans. Perfect for families or wet weather outings, save on ticket prices when you book online.

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Tucked away down a campion-lined Cornish lane, Trevibban Mill is a working vineyard, winery and events venue a stone’s throw from picturesque harbour town, Padstow.
Historically the home of a miller and his family, the land is now covered in vines and apple trees and is certified Organic by the Soil Association. With an in house restaurant, Appleton’s at the Vineyard – listed in the Michelin Guide 2017 – Trevibban Mill is a truly unique and unforgettable place.

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Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo!

Located on the north coast of Cornwall, surrounded by 13 acres of lush tropical gardens it is a visitor attraction where you can run wild, explore and release your inner animal.

Watch the lions devour their lunch and then adventure into the Tropical House (if you’re brave enough) and meet some of the more unusal residents including a sloth!

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During the summer months there is pony treking and hack riding or even treks for beginners and nervous riders. There are beautifully scenic beach and coastal rides and for the more experienced a full two hour ride or our popular pub rides. For keener riders we offer children’s lessons from 4 years upwards and individual private and group lessons.

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We aim to make every visit to the Lobster Hatchery rewarding for everyone.  The main attraction has to be seeing the young ones growing up ready to be released, but we also have our resident giant lobster and Edible and Spider crabs.  We display a wealth of information about lobsters, the fishery and marine conservation, as well as activities for all ages.  Our staff are always on hand to answer your questions and make sure you get the most from your visit.

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The RSPB manage two reserves in Cornwall, one at Marazion Marsh, their most southerly reserve, and another at Hayle Estuary, the UK’s most southerly estuary and one of the few that never freezes. In addition to these, countless local nature reserves and bird sanctuaries offer peaceful feeding and breeding grounds to rare and scarce birds, such as the uninhabited island of Annet, on Scilly, home to one of Britain’s last remaining Puffin colonies.

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