Discover our top things to do in St Austell and Cornwall
The Eden Project
You will never forget your first visit to the spectacular biomes, as you wander deep in a rainforest and through gorgeous Mediterranean gardens. Eden always has a lively programme of entertainments that are educational and huge fun. Buy your tickets from reception for discounted pre-paid entry!
Since they were rediscovered 25 years ago, these have become some of the most popular botanical gardens in the country, with an enthralling history stretching back hundreds of years. Buy your tickets from reception to recive discounted, fast track entry.
Situated across St Austell Bay from the Carlyon Bay Hotel, the Polkerris Beach Company offers a range of activities including powerboating, sailing, windsurfing and many more. Suitable for all ages and experience, all done with friendly and expert instruction.
Trebah Gardens are a sub-tropical paradise with a stunning coastal backdrop. Visit to discover the magic of this beautiful Cornish valley garden with over four miles of footpath. Follow vibrant tunnels of colour that cascade down to our their own secluded beach on the Helford River.
The fantastic Hangloose offer a variety of activities for the adventurous! Including the longest and fastest zip wire in the country, a giant 20m cliff top swing, a free fall simulation, jumping off a platform to an airbag of epic proportions, a 16 metre climbing tower and the world’s first commercial freefall onto an airbag! Situated in the spectacular surroundings of the world famous Eden Project, a definite one for all the family especially those adrenaline junkies.
Football Golf uses the same rules as golf but instead of using a club players kick a football into a hole. There are hazards and obstacles along the way helping make the game fun and enjoyable for everyone
Don’t miss the wonderful surfing that Cornwall is famous for! Harlyn Surf School near Padstow offers great family activities including surfing, paddle boarding, coasteering and kayak tours. There are exclusive discounts for guests of Carlyon Bay Hotel.
Lanhydrock House is a magnificent National Trust Victorian style country estate set in beautiful manicured gardens and grounds. Discover the differing life below stairs to the elegant and luxurious manor house home to the Agar-Robartes family. Discover the ancient woodlands and riverside paths, perfect for country walls and unspoilt nature.
Flambards is one of Cornwall’s best family day visit attraction with rides for everyone, family fun, indoor attractions and entertainment. Visit the award-winning and unique indoor attractions including The Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz life-size re-creations and enjoy some top rides.
Cornwall's dramatic coast offers ample opportunity for sea angling. Whether you are a seasoned, experience angler or just want to spin for mackerel there are a wealth of rocks, beaches and boats available.
This is a wonderful way to experience our countryside. Sunrising Riding Centre near Liskeard run guided pony treks across Bodmin Moor for riders of all abilities. Click here to find out more Barguse Riding Centre, near St Austell, has an indoor school, outdoor arena and jumping paddock. Click here to find out more
Visit the historic Poldark Mine
Take a spellbinding journey through time as you travel underground to experience at firsthand a chapter in Cornwall’s history made famous by the hugely popular Poldark novels and TV series.
Dairyland Farm World offers a fantastic adventure park to suit all ages. With lots of fun such as slides, nature trails, pony rides, tractor rides, milking cows & feeding the animals. This is a fabulous day out for the family at reasonable prices.
Doc Martin tour is fully guided tour which will take your around the fictional Cornish seaside viggage of Portwenn. This tour is led by the local who has been involved in the filming of Doc Martin itself as an extra who shares many anecdotes about the filming of this show. Doc Martin is filmed on the location in Port Isaac. Port isaac is a very popular place for tourists. This is a small picturesque filming village on the Atlantic coast of North Cornwall.
Enjoy an unbelievable luxury trip as you explore our lovely coast in the hands of a professional skipper. Falmouth Motorboat Charters offers full day, half day and evening cruises tailored to your requirements.
Kidzworld has plenty for everyone, majority being undercover therefore a great day out come rain or shine! Everything included in admissison price - Open 7 days a week throughout all school holidays and bank holidays. Great fun all the kids!
Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo!
Great fun for all, click here for more information!
With over 66 trampolines there is lots to do to keep the family entertrained. There's plenty to experience with their interactive light games, the energetic activity zone and the new skywalk, where children and their adults can climb steps and rope bridges to jump off a 1.5m high platform on to a giant air bag. The first trampoline park in Cornwall.
Pop by and find out about the history and heritage of the Brewery with their interactive tour. A great day out for all with prices from ONLY £12.00 per ticket including beer sampling & a pint of your choice.
Sheltered under the cliffs and with stunning sea views between St Austell and Mevagissey, this fresh and vibrant leisure venue is a wonderful setting for a day out with friends, family or just to get away from it all!
Experience the beauty of the Cornish coastlines on a hike with an experience walker and leader! Selection of dates available, walking locations including Fowey, Polkerris, Carlyon Bay, Charlestown and Porthpean. The guides walks include shorter, circular walks in readiness for light/path conditions at this time of year. Also providing a service to tailor single- or multi-day guided walks for private parties.
Discover the magic of the 140 acres of Spring Gardens at Caerhays Castle and Estate. Enjoy a day exploring the natural beauty of the coastlines, the sweeping valleys, the castle grounds and the exciting rich history.