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Best Days Out Cornwall

How to make sure you have an affordable day out at Cornwall’s top attractions

Posted in News by Lauren Webb on 13th July 2022

From country houses and castles to mines and museums, gardens and galleries to theme parks and railways – Cornwall has a wealth of tourist attractions to choose from. Whether you’re visiting for a holiday or happy to call this place home, make each day a discovery with a memorable visit to one of our top visitor attractions.  

We know families across the country are conscious of the rising cost of living and the financial choices they need to make. Your holidays are a major decision – from whether you can afford a family holiday through to the spending money you have while you’re away from home.

Here’s our top tips for getting the most out of your visit to a Cornish tourist attraction and our recommendations on ensuring an affordable day out.

Hours of fun, days of discovery, years of memories

Our top Cornish attractions are designed to ensure they provide hours of fun for all visitors, meaning you’ll get real value for money spending the whole day exploring what’s on offer. Our visitor attractions shouldn’t be rushed – discover the best Cornwall has to offer and you’ll make memories that will inspire you for years to come.

How to get the best prices for your visit

Make sure you pre-book your visit in advance to secure the best possible admissions rate for your visit – and remember, some visitor attractions offer better rates if you’re booking online.

It’s often more affordable to visit a tourist attraction if you look for offers for family tickets – and don’t forget to look for joint ticketing deals between attractions. If you pay for entry to one attraction, they may have an arrangement for cheaper tickets at a neighbouring attraction.

Lots of visitor attractions offer cheap return deals, allowing you to return to your favourite places time and time again during your stay – and for some Cornish attractions, return visits within 7 days are included in the price. Look at their websites for more details.

Pick up a copy of our Best Days Out Cornwall guide – found at supermarkets and shops, attractions, accommodation providers, pubs and restaurants throughout Cornwall – and find exclusive offers and vouchers inside.

If you’re a Cornish resident, there are visitor attractions who provide a Locals’ Pass offer and these can make regular visits to your favourite places more affordable

Plan ahead for food and drink

Cornish visitor attractions are all about creating a welcoming experience, whether you’re eating in their café or bringing your own food. Plenty of tourist attractions make sure they have plentiful outdoor seating around their site, encouraging you to bring your own picnic to enjoy their surroundings.

You can also get your water bottles refilled across the visitor attractions, so do ask colleagues in cafes and restaurants.

And if you’re eating in, there’s lots of options available across the board to suit everyone’s purses and tastes – from light bites to children’s lunchboxes, from sharing platters to coffee and cake. Eating out needn’t stretch the budget.

Look out for pocket money treats

On family days out, it is inevitable that little children will want to spend money on a souvenir of their trip. All Cornish visitor attractions will have a shop on site but spending money here doesn’t need to break the bank. Gift shops are carefully curated to ensure products that will remind you of your holiday memories, and many will make sure that there’s pocket money options available.

Be curious and explore the best our beautiful county has to offer. There are plenty of ways to strike the right balance and make sure that your day out in Cornwall meets your budget. Spending a day at one of Cornwall’s top attractions means you’ll be creating memories with your family and friends that will last you a lifetime.

There’s so much to discover!