Things to Do

Published: Wednesday 21st Feb 2018

Written by: The Niche Retreats Team

Cornwall is now an all year round destination, with lots of attractions to keep all the family entertained.

Caerhays Estate and Gardens

Caerhays Castle, which is owned by the Williams family, is located in a sheltered valley overlooking Porthluney Cove on the South Cornish Coast equidistant from Truro and St Austell.

Trewithen Gardens, Truro

Welcome to Trewithen Gardens; a historic private estate internationally renowned for its collection of magnolias and camellias. Also boasting 24 'Champion Trees', woodland walks, 18th Century estate house, Tea Shop and highly prized plants from the on-site nursery.

Eden Project

The Eden Project was built in a disused clay mine, transforming it into a rich, global garden where people can learn about nature and get inspiration about the world around them.

The Lost Gardens of Heligan

Sister garden to Eden, the Lost Gardens are minutes from Caerhays and Trewithen. A must visit when in the area.

Tate St Ives 

Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives. Situated on Porthmeor Beach, the gallery building, designed by architects David Shalev and Eldred Evans, opened in 1993 and celebrates the modernist legacy of the town’s international artist colony.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

A wonderful exhibition dedicated to the life, work and memory of the 20th century sculptor, Dame Barbara Hepworth.

Minack Theatre, Penzance

The world famous cliff top open air theatre. Spectacular location, stunning views, a great place to visit, or take in a show.

St Michael's Mount, Penzance

The world famous 14th century castle, home of the St Aubyn family.

Pendennis Castle, Falmouth

Henry VIII's stunning castle dominating the Carrick Roads. Built in 1540-45 as one of a pair of artillery forts to protect this strategic area from the threat of invasion from Catholic France and Spain.

Godolphin House, Helston

Ancient and atmospheric house and garden set within an historic estate.

The Royal Cornwall Museum, Truro

Cornwall's premier museum.

Land's End

Spectacular coastal location for Cornwall's most famous landmark. Visitor centre, craft workshops, galleries etc.

Kidz R Us Theatre, St Ives

St Ives Youth theatre company based in St.Ives Cornwall. Regular shows in their own 300 seat theatre in the centre of town.

Paradise Park, Nr St Ives

This has something to entertain the whole family. Watch spectacular bird displays such as the Free Flying Bird Show, there are also eagles, falcons, owls and a fully equipped indoor play area and cafe for wet days.

Flambards Theme Park

Helston Theme park and Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz exhibition.

National Seal Sanctuary, Nr Helston

The Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre, and also has resident Grey Seals, Californian and Patagonian Sea Lions, Goats, Ponies and Otters.

National Maritime Musem, Falmouth

Discover Cornwall's maritime past, seven galleries exploring Cornwall's links with the sea.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Walk through the sea and experience another dimension. The main attraction is a 250,000 litre display housing black and white tip reef sharks, stingrays, moray eels, giant groupers and hundreds of brightly coloured reef fish.

EBO Adventures, Newquay

EBO specialise in outdoor pursuits including coasteering sessions, scuba diving courses, kayaking, kitesurfing lessons as well as rock climbing, and much more.

Walking Holidays in Cornwall 

Guided walks in Cornwall.

Porthleven Cycle Hire 

Based in the beautiful Cornish fishing village of Porthleven we are a local family business. We offer a simple, straightforward...stress free service. Hire for a day or a week. You get a quality 2011 Giant bike.

Elemental UK Watersports, Falmouth

Elemental UK is a Cornish adventure centre offering a range of watersports that bring you face to face with the elements. Our aim is to help you get the most from immersing yourself in the challenges and thrills of the natural world while learning valuable skills and having fun.

Treasure Trails Cornwall 

If you are looking for a fun way to explore, a Treasure Trail is a fantastic thing to do in Cornwall to help you see the sights. There are 45 Trails which encompass the huge variety of Cornwall’s fascinating landscape.

Cornwall Bass Fishing Charters 

Austen Goldsmith Skippers Zen2 a 20 foot centre consul sport fishing boat out of Falmouth Harbour. Zen2 takes UK fishing to a new level . Austen has been featured saltwater fly fishing and also lure fishing on national TV and has also written numerous articles or the angling press over the years . His boat is licensed for 3 guests.

Indoor Adventures, in case it rains!

Slide, glide, climb and let the kid’s burn off all that pent up energy at one of Cornwall’s indoor play areas. Ball parks, mazes, trampolines, bungee runs, laser games…the list is endless!

  • Raze the Roof in Penryn
  • Kids Kingdom in Colliford Lake Park, Bodmin Moor
  • Kidz World in St Austell
  • Play Zone in Carbis Bay
  • Granite Planet Climbing Centre, Penryn
  • Trethorne Leisure Park nr Launceston
  • Laser Fighters in Wadebridge
  • Bombadingas Cafe (soft play area and laser tag), Pool, Redruth
  • The Jungle Barn at Paradise Park in Hayle
  • The Bull Pen, Dairyland Farm World, near Newquay

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