Discover our top things to do in St Austell and Cornwall

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Water Sports at Polkerris Beach

Water Sports at Polkerris Beach

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.

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The Minack Theatre

The Minack Theatre

The most extraordinary theatre in the world, carved out of granite on the side of a cliff, with spectacular sea views. Open air performances take place throughout the summer.

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Surfing and watersports

Surfing and watersports

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.

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Land’s End

Land’s End

The famous landmark boasts iconic scenery and a range of fascinating family attractions. No Cornwall holiday is complete without a photo in front of the Land’s End signpost!

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Try your hand at sea fishing

Try your hand at sea fishing

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.

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Lanhydrock House

Lanhydrock House

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.

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Flambards

Flambards

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.

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Wave Runners Safari

Wave Runners Safari

Get out on the water and experience Jet Ski Sessions and Safaris with the UK's offical Yamaha Jet Ski Experience at Carlyon Bay Beach.

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Trebah Gardens

Trebah Gardens

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. 

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Football Golf

Football Golf

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

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Hangloose

Hangloose

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.

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The Eden Project

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!

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

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 receive discounted, fast track entry.

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Horse riding in Cornwall

Horse riding in Cornwall

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.
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Barguse Riding Centre, near St Austell, has an indoor school, outdoor arena and jumping paddock. 
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Visit the historic Poldark Mine

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.

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Doc Martin Tour's

Doc Martin Tour's

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. 

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Wheal Martyn

Wheal Martyn

A popular attraction in Cornwall.

Wheal Martyn is the UK's only china clay mining museum. 

The museum tells the story of Cornwalls's largest mining industry. Their charity provides opportunities for all visitors to discover how china clay was mined, processed and used.

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Dairyland

Dairyland

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.

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Charter your own luxury cruiser

Charter your own luxury cruiser

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.

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Kidzworld

Kidzworld

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!

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Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

Get close to over 1,000 of the world’s rarest and endangered animals at Newquay Zoo! 

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IBounce

IBounce

With over 66 trampolines there are lots to keep the family entertained.  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 airbag. The first trampoline park in Cornwall. 

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Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm

Visit a real working cider farm making over forty varieties of delicious fruit products including farmscrumpy and sparkling cider.

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St Austell Brewery Tour!

St Austell Brewery Tour!

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.

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Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park

Cornwall’s Camel Creek Adventure Park

Fantastic fun for the whole family at this top quality attraction which consistently gets five star reviews on TripAdvisor. Beautifully designed rides and animal attractions in a lovely setting.

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Pinetum Gardens

Pinetum Gardens

Lovingly created over 4 decades and located in the heart of St Austell Pinetum Gardens stands as a place of tranquillity, peace and remarkable garden scenery.

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Caerhays Castle and Estate

Caerhays Castle and Estate

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. 

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