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Things to do in Cornwall

Attractions in Cornwall

Our 5* Cornwall holiday park is situated just minutes from the vibrant resort of Newquay, which is home to miles of world famous sandy beaches and top attractions.

With so many award-winning attractions, suitable for everyone, you’ll never be stuck for things to do during your stay with us. Read our guide to just a few of our favourites!

You can also find a whole host of great ideas for your holiday on our blog.

Newquay Harbour

Newquay harbour is one of the town’s most picturesque locations, with great views of fishing boats and out to the ocean. There are also coast paths nearby that link to Fistral, and go past the town’s historic Huer’s Hut, as well as being next door to Towan Beach, with the famous ‘island’, which is connected to the mainland by a bridge. It is also home to the excellent SSS surf school, and aquarium.

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Newquay Zoo

Home to loads of amazing species; Lynx, snakes, meerkats, sloths as well as walk through enclosures and an immersive farm! There’s plenty to be seen at Newquay Zoo. With play parks, eateries and beautiful grounds to explore, along with talks on the different animals by the Keepers!

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Lappa Valley

Cornwall’s secret world of play and trains, taking you on a nostalgic steam ride into a hidden valley with play areas and indoor and outdoor play.

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SSS Surf School

SSS Surf school offer group surf lessons for beginners and improvers, private surf lessons for groups and individuals, family surf lessons, kids surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding tours, and a women’s surf club.

They are based at Towan Beach in Newquay, Cornwall, which is a safe, sheltered beach and is perfect for experiencing your first waves.

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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Barrels of fun for all the family all year round, with experiences and tours, cream teas, farm animals, drinks tasting and vintage tractor rides.

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Camel Creek Adventure Park

For great adventures for all the family, head to Camel Creek Adventure Park, an all weather family fun attraction!

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Visit this famous garden, rediscovered in the 1990s, after being ‘lost’ since World War One, this huge estate has over 200 acres to explore. There’s a range of gardens, from pleasure gardens, productive gardens, and a jungle, with its own Burmese rope bridge. There’s also lots of woodland, wildlife and a farm.

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Bodmin Jail

This spooky attraction takes you to the dark side of Cornwall’s history. You will learn about mining, smuggling and infamous prisoners, and gruesome tales of the past. Explore the eerie cells of former inmates, on the ‘dark walk’, while experiencing the theatrical effects.

A little further afield

If you feel like venturing outside the Newquay area then there’s some iconic attractions that you simply have to visit while out on you travels. Here’s just a few of our favourites…

The Lizard and Kynance Cove

The county’s most southerly point, The Lizard is an idyllic peninsula, worth exploring on foot via the cliff path to really experience its beautiful landscape and aquamarine coloured ocean.

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Truro

Cornwall’s only city, Truro is a shopper’s paradise and so much more. VIsit the beautiful cathedral, which dominates the skyline with its huge spires.

It is home to many major stores along with small, independent shops. If you’re feeling peckish then fear not – Truro is home to lots of restaurants and cafes making for a great day out.

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St Michael's Mount

Head west and visit the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount to discover myths, legends and thousands of years of amazing history. You can walk or hop on the boat to get to the breath taking island where modern life meets history at the medieval castle!

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Falmouth

An idyllic seaside town with multiple white beaches and sparkling blue seas. Falmouth’s maritime history is famous across the world, as it has been a port for sailors, merchant ships and pirates over the years!

Explore the sandy beaches, high street with independent shops and pubs, take a trip to Pendennis Castle, or go on a boat trip to St Mawes!

 

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Looking for more ideas on things to do in Cornwall? Read our blogs below!

You will never be bored in Cornwall, with so much to do!

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