10 of the Best Places To Visit in Cornwall with Your Family

Are you heading to Cornwall this year for a holiday or short break with your family?

Read on for the best family days out in Cornwall that your kids will love!

This is what family holidays and day trips are made for!


Cornwall is such a popular location in the UK and many families flock there year after year.

And rightly so, as Cornwall has some of the best beaches in the UK, even in the world!

With incredible seaside resorts and some of the most stunning beaches in the UK, Cornwall is a lovely location for a staycation and an amazing place to visit and explore if you are local.

If you are visiting Cornwall, or you are close to the area and are looking for different things to do, then here are some of the best places to visit in Cornwall as a family.


If your children have an interest in history, especially the Tudor period, then this castle is a great place to take the whole family.

It is an intriguing place, with plenty to explore while you are there.

You can take a walk around the castle and also enjoy the far-reaching views of the sea and across the Fal river to its sister castle at St Mawes.

A fantastic place to visit the whole family will enjoy.




Swimming is something that can be a great family activity to do, but why not try something a little different?

Heading to Bude Sea Pool is an amazing experience, filled as the tide recedes twice a day.

This is a natural area that provides an array of water-based activities for the local community and visiting guests.

Bude is a very popular place anyway, with plenty to do and a fabulous beach, but one of the main attractions is the sea pool.

It is free to use, although the pool relies on charitable donations for maintennace.

It is a great spot to go swimming and children young and old will love it.

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Another unique location in Cornwall has to be The Eden Project.

As well as seeing wonderful plants and gardens, kids can learn all about the environment and climate. 

The pavilion is a highlight, where you can walk through and feel like you have been transported to a rainforest somewhere completely different.

There are natural plants and a lot of interesting information about the wildest climates in the world. 



Cornwall is full of fascinating places, and the Minack Theatre that sits on the coast at Penzance is certainly one of them.

This outdoor arena is a great place to take the family and often puts on shows and entertainment you can enjoy.

The theatre sits in incredible surroundings, with far-reaching views of the sea and the area.

You do require tickets, but definitely, one to book in for the family.

Check the website to find out what's going on and when.




This is a lovely place to visit for the whole family, especially if you have any animal lovers.

The Cornish Seal Sanctuary is a great attraction.

While you are there you will get to explore the location, see the seals and hear all about the rescues that have taken place over the years.

The site is in Gweek and is one of the only places you can see seals up close. 




Heading to Wadebridge, which is also a popular place for families, you will find the fun and exciting Camel Creek Adventure Park.

A place that all the family will enjoy, but especially any thrill-seekers who enjoy rides and excitement. 

There are some great attractions in the park and even rides for little ones, so you won’t feel like anyone is left out.

Book online for a great day out and lots of fun. 




Adrenalin Quarry is the perfect attraction for older children.

The perfect way to encourage them out of their bedrooms and to spend some quality time with you! 

While you are here you can embrace the 'on the water' adventure obstacle course, open water swimming and even a very long and fast zip wire.

There is also Go Karting and an aquapark, and even axe throwing and a giant swing.




A more relaxed day out for the family to enjoy is heading to the beautiful landscaped park and gardens of Mount Edgcumbe Country Park.

During your visit, you will also be able to roam open parkland and enjoy scenic and sea views. 

Everywhere you look there is something different to see.

This is such a great location to let your children wander and roam free. 




A great way to spend the day with children old and young is to head to Shipwreck Treasure Museum. 

The museum has over 8000 artefacts waiting to be discovered by you.

It is an attraction in Charlestown, and in the surrounding area, there are also plenty of things to see and do.

The museum and the picturesque port of Charlestown make a great day out and something a little more unique to enjoy. 




Finally, the last place to mention is a day trip to Lands End.

It is a stunning place and the perfect spot to grab a family photo.

There are some pretty epic views across the coast and some great walking trails to enjoy.

It is an iconic place in Cornwall and one not to be missed.


That's our pick of the best places in Cornwall to visit with your family.

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I hope this list has inspired you to plan some amazing days and adventures for your family in Cornwall this year. Have fun!

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