Cornwall has so much to offer, so when your looking for some time way from the beach there is masses for you to choose from including Theme parks with the best rides and entertainments through to go-karting for those big kids who what to burn some serious rubber at the UKs no. 1 “arrive and drive” venue with karts that get up to 70 mph.
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This is the largest conservation project in the world. Its amazing location and green house structure is just the start. Inside these incredible biome there is every plant that you could ever think of from a rain forest through to Mediterranean biome. There are great places to eat and relax when your not learning all about our wonderful plants making this one of the best attractions in Cornwall.
Healey’s Cornish Cider Farm
Ever wanted to see how your Scrumpy or Rattlers is made, well now’s your chance. Tractor rides and round the farm and free tasting of all your favourite ciders you will go away with your taste buds tingling.
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One of the Theme parks that Cornwall lays boast to, with thrilling rides like the UK’s first twisting drop tower, exhibitions and facilities you would expect from the premier visitor attraction.
This is another theme park within Cornwall. This magical land is full of fun and interesting things to do so you can meet the friendliest animals, zoom down water rides and explore the acres of land to create your own adventure.
Trethorne Premier Bowl
This is Cornwall’s premier ten pin bowling venue. With 8 computerised lanes this is perfect for all ages and occasions.
For the ultimate petrol head experience in Cornwall make your way to St Eval’s kart circuit where there is a range of three different tracks to have a go on.
This is the only venue in the UK that features the Award Winning Biz Le Mans Twin Engin Pro Kart that can reach speeds of 70 mph. Catering for all ages you don’t have to drive to enjoy your self here with spectator’s area and arrive and drive sessions available.
At the ATV centre you are able to join the best off road sport in the UK, there is a large selection of quads and the best circuits to have a ride on, ranging from smaller karts for youngsters through to monster cc’s for those of you who want to tare up the Cornish country side. Fully licensed and all safety equipment is supplied so all you have to worry about is missing the trees.
There are two great action adventure games in one laser storm, a classic Laser-Quasar or Action Adventure. This is the same combat simulation supplied to the British Army. This is a great place to come and try beat your friends and family in a fun and energetic game of laser-quasar.
Greens Crazy Golf
Come and play a mad game of crazy golf at one of the best courses in the county while enjoying an amazing cream tea from the café adjacent. You will never have seen a tea room like this before.
Mawgan Porth Crazy Golf & Pitch and Putt
In this quaint village only a few minuets walk from Sun Haven Valley there is the fabulous crazy golf course or pitch and putt. Positioned on the beach front this is the place perfect for a break from the beach with shops, café and fish and chips just across the road.
Big Dunks Paintball & Out Door Laser
Think your self as a bit of a hot shot with a trigger finger then get your self to Big Dunks where you can play a variety of two different games. Paint balling or Laser tag both are fast action real shooter games where you can have a go at being in the army. These ranged guns can shoot for a massive 400 yards and you play a variety of different games in some of Cornwall’s thick woodland.
Bodmin & Wenford Railway
Travel back in time to the days of steam locomotives and Cornwalls only full size railway that is still operational today. Take pleasure in travelling around a leisurely 13 mile circular trip taking in the sights and smells of a bygone age. When travelling make the most of the buffet and bar that is on board the trains and try to imagine what it would have been like when steam power was the best way to get around.
The jail is the last County Jail in Cornwall and was closed in 1927, it is free to come and enjoy a day at the jail but if you think you have the nerve to venture in to the depths of the prison rooms there is a small charge. Great for all weather conditions this family attraction includes a restaurant and bar a Civil and Naval Prison housing a museum.
This is an amazing swimming complex great for all ages whether it be for powering out some lengths or for spending some time with your family, Water World is sure not to disappoint. There is a mass of features including tropical fun pool, Snake floatie, erupting volcano, cannon & tipper, fountain and water flumes all kept to a high level of cleanliness.
Camel Valley Vineyard
Come and find out how Cornwall’s only vine yard creates their award winning wines. The vine yard has now been running for 20 years and produces their very own brand. The grapes are perfectly suited to the soil and climate of these sun drenched hills and combining a modern approach with more traditional methods gives the wine a very distinctive taste and aroma. Making a trip to camel Valley Vineyard a perfect pleasure.
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Come and visit this unique historic setting of the Lappa Valley, there is loads of fun things to learn and discover. Set into a protected conservation environment, wildlife thrives, so as you take a trip on one of three miniature railways you are sure to see loads as you travel around this oasis. There is far more than just steam railways to keep you entertained including canoeing, go karts, play areas, a maze and more. This is a great place to come and relax in some peace and quiet, away from it all.
Glazy Day Craft & Ceramics
For something a bit different for the children come and join in at a ceramics party where you have the chance to design your very own pottery. Glazy supply’s everything but the creative design, that is for you and your little ones to decide on. After you have finished being creative Glazy will finish them off with a glaze ready for you to take home.
Costal Cruises on the "Jubilee Queen"
The cruises run daily out of Padstow dependant on the weather and sea conditions. While on the tour you will explore off shore islands and see a variety of sea creatures. The Jubilee Queen is fitted with Bar and toilets with good seating and standing areas. Information is displayed daily on boards around Padstow harbour.
Dairy Land Farm World
This is a fantastic place for the family to come and spend some quality time on the theme farm. Dairy land is great rain or shine with its all weather attractions like the bull pen indoor play are, drop slides, raging bull rides, mini tractors, milk Clarabelle with lots more for you to come and enjoy. The philosophy is for visitors to go away with a better understanding between town and country.
Cornish Celtic Tours
The tours take place all the way around Cornwall depending on what you want to see and where, from full days through to a couple of hours being shown around the heritage sites. Throughout the day you will be transported in their 16 seater coach with your own personal tour guide to give you an informed and enjoyable day.
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
This adventure park is something for the whole family come rain or shine, including miniature trains, lake side fishing and discovery park there is plenty to fill up your day with exciting adventures. Within the discovery park there is the Crystal Challenges where you have got to crack the clues to find the hidden crystal treasure, Oak tree farm where there is a number of different animals for you to pet and get up close to and the Beech Hadge Maze still very much growing this is great for youngsters to get lost in.
Court Room Experience
The court rooms are located in Bodmin’s Shire Hall which dates back to 1837. The hall was used as the County Court until 1988 and has now been restored to its former glory. Now Shire Hall houses the wonderful Court Room Experience, Tourist Information and County Exhibitions. When you visit you have got the chance to become a member of the jury in the trial of Mathew Weeks, who was standing trial for murdering a local girl on the wind swept slopes of Rough Tor in 1988.
Launceton Steam Railway
There is a two and a half mile railway running through the fabulous Kensey Valley, which links the historic town of Launceston to the hamlet of Newmills. All of the locomotives are Victorian and perfect for chugging up and down this stretch of Cornwall. The tea room serves up the best cream teas and hot chocolate perfect for relaxing before having a wonder around the vintage transport and machinery museum at the station.