Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 6th September 2023
With children returning to school this week, weekends are a precious space for important family time. We’re sharing our ideas for great days out in Cornwall, making memories as a family.
From country houses and castles to mines and museums, gardens and galleries to theme parks and railways – Cornwall has a wealth of attractions to choose from. Whether you’re visiting for a short break or happy to call this place home, make each day a discovery.
Days of discovery, years of memories with Best Days Out Cornwall.
Bodmin Jail is a remarkable historical site that stands as a testament to the darker aspects of Cornwall’s past. Built in 1779, this imposing structure has been witness to some of the most notorious crimes […]
Discover the nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on Cornwall’s leading full-size railway operated by steam locomotives. Relax in style and enjoy a leisurely 13-mile round trip, taking in the sights, […]
The stunning Cornish coastline around Pendeen was once at the heart of the Cornish mining industry, providing jobs and community around the tin and copper mines. Today, the award winning Geevor Tin Mine gives visitors […]
Learn about the unbreakable ties between the people of Cornwall and the briny blue. The exhibitions at this independent Falmouth museum unravel fascinating tales of life on the ocean, from plucky Packet Service crews to […]
Stir up your sense of adventure at English Heritage Pendennis Castle, a coastal fortress with unmissable sea views. Travel back to wartime Cornwall, climb to the top of the keep, and enjoy acres of green […]
Take the family to the Cornish Seal Sanctuary and learn about its work to ensure the safety and wellbeing of seals around Cornwall’s coastline. Based in Gweek, commanding panoramic views of the Helford River, the […]
Experience pioneering marine conservation in action on the beautiful estuary in Padstow and be inspired to make a difference. An award-winning visitor centre, you can get up close with rarely seen lobster babies, pregnant lobster […]
Meet over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and most endangered animals at Newquay Zoo. This education and conservation charity, owned by Wild Planet Trust, gives you the chance to get up close to many animals, […]
An atmospheric Tudor house with Medieval roots, a working mill on an historic quay, a glorious garden with valley views and an expansive estate to explore. Cotehele was the ancestral home to the Edgcumbe family […]
Stroll down through the peaceful, exotic and playful valley to a sheltered beach at the bottom. There are three valleys of Glendurgan to lose yourself in – full of fun, informality, natural beauty and amazing plants. […]
A magnificent late Victorian country house with garden and wooded estate, the National Trust’s Lanhydrock, near Bodmin, is the quintessential country house and estate, with the feel of a wealthy but unpretentious family home. After […]