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Must Visit Family Attractions in Cornwall

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Must-visitFamily Attractions

While visiting Cornwall, you'll be spoiled for choice with an array of family-friendly attractions to enjoy. Whether you're seeking thrilling adventures at theme parks or educational outings, there's something for every member of the family to delight in.

At The Carlyon Bay Hotel, we're dedicated to ensuring your family break is truly extraordinary. That's why we've curated a list of must-see attractions for you to explore during your stay. From captivating wildlife parks to immersive theme parks, these destinations promise unforgettable experiences and cherished moments for the whole family to treasure.

Bodmin Jail in Cornwall
Bodmin Jail

Bodmin, Cornwall
Distance: 11.8 Miles [Approx. 27 Minutes]

20% off guided tours when you stay with us

From guided tours led by knowledgeable guides to interactive exhibits that delve into the stories of prisoners and wardens alike, Bodmin Jail offers a gripping journey through the darker chapters of Cornwall's past. With its atmospheric ambience and rich historical significance, this attraction promises an unforgettable experience for those seeking to uncover the secrets of the past.

Football Golf in Cornwall
Cornwall FootballGolf

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 1.8 Miles [Approx. 6 Minutes]

£1 off admission when you stay with us

Cornwall Football Golf in St. Austell is a family-friendly attraction where visitors can enjoy a blend of soccer and golf, kicking soccer balls into specially designed holes while taking in the picturesque surroundings of Cornwall's countryside. With 2 courses, this really is fun for all ages and abilities and will both tire you out, bring out that competitive streak and give you an entertaining and great value day out.

Lost Gardens of Heligan
The Lost Gardens of Heligan

St Austell, Cornwall
Distance: 8.4 Miles [Approx. 23 Minutes]

10% off when you stay with us, discounted tickets must be purchased online

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. 

Eden Project
The Eden Project

Bodelva, Cornwall
​​​​​​​Distance: 2.9 Miles [Approx. 8 Minutes]

The Eden Project in Cornwall is a haven of wonder and discovery, nestled amidst the lush landscapes of the county. Offering a captivating blend of education and entertainment, this botanical paradise invites families to embark on a journey through its iconic biomes, where they can explore diverse ecosystems from around the world.

Mother and Child at an Aquarium
Blue Reef Aquarium

Distance: 20 Miles [Approx. 47 Minutes]
Newquay, Cornwall

Offering a mesmerising journey through the depths of the ocean, this aquarium showcases a diverse array of marine life, from colourful tropical fish to majestic sharks and graceful rays. Visitors can immerse themselves in interactive exhibits, where they can learn about the delicate ecosystems that exist beneath the waves and gain a deeper understanding of the importance of marine conservation.

Fireworks at Flambards

Helston, Cornwall
​​​​​​​Distance: 34.1 Miles [Approx. 1 Hour 5 Minutes]

Flambards in Cornwall stands as a premier family attraction, offering a diverse array of entertainment and excitement for visitors of all ages. Nestled amidst the stunning Cornish countryside, this theme park combines thrilling rides, captivating exhibitions, and engaging experiences to create an unforgettable day out. From adrenaline-pumping roller coasters to immersive historical displays and interactive science exhibits, Flambards offers something for everyone to enjoy.

Child feeding a goat
Dairyland Farm Park

Newquay, Cornwall
​​​​​​​Distance: 14 Miles [Approx. 32 Minutes]

Dairyland Farm in Cornwall offers a delightful blend of fun, education, and hands-on experiences for families to enjoy. Nestled amidst the picturesque countryside, this working dairy farm provides visitors with the opportunity to get up close and personal with a variety of farm animals, from cuddly lambs to friendly goats and playful calves.

lemur in a newquay zoo
Newquay Zoo

Newquay, Cornwall
Distance: 20.3 Miles [Approx. 42 Minutes]

Discover hundreds of the world’s most astonishing animals, living among the beautiful gardens of Newquay Zoo. Come face to face with some of the world’s rarest and endangered animals as you make your way around the enclosures. Newquay Zoo is one of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions, it’s a place to roam, discover, learn and get in touch with nature.

Camel creek adventure park
Camel Creek Adventure Park

Wadebridge, Cornwall
Distance: 18.8 Miles [Approx. 35 Minutes]

Camel Creek, nestled in the scenic region of Cornwall, England, offers a delightful escape for families and adventure seekers alike. This vibrant amusement park boasts an array of thrilling rides, from roller coasters to water slides, ensuring a day filled with excitement and laughter. Beyond the adrenaline-pumping attractions, Camel Creek also showcases the beauty of the Cornish countryside with its picturesque surroundings and charming ambiance.

Make it an overnight stay

Take your family getaway to unforgettable heights by booking a stay at The Carlyon Bay Hotel. Our family-friendly breaks offer a perfect blend of comfort and convenience.

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