Away from the beaches and the idyllic destinations, Cornwall is home to dozens of top family attractions.
Perfect for when the weather isn't being so kind, here you can spend many an hour (or a day) and you certainly won't feel like it's time wasted during your stay. Cornwall boasts a huge line-up of award-winning attractions, so there really is something for everyone.
From theme parks and aquariums to museums and open-air theatres, Cornwall has it all! Want to know more? Take a look at our guide to the county's best attractions below...
The internationally famous Eden Project is a spectacular global garden that tells the story of mankind’s dependence on plants. Possibly one of Cornwall’s most famous attractions and well worth a visit.
Blue Reef Aquarium
Prepare to be amazed by the local marine species from the Cornish coast as well as the hundreds of tropical species in the gigantic ocean display complete with underwater tunnel. A great day out!
Lost Gardens Of Heligan
Heligan’s 200 acres of gardens include Victorian Productive Gardens, formal Pleasure Gardens, a sub-tropical Jungle and a pioneering Wildlife Project, all beautifully resorted.
This unique open-air theatre has been created from the cliff side at Porthcurno. The theatre, which has spectacular views from Porthcurno Bay to Logan Rock, hosts a summer-long season of plays, opera and musicals under the stars.
Tate St Ives
The gallery displays a variety of modern and contemporary art and is the home of British Modernism. The Tate at St Ives was built to celebrate the artists, ideas and atmosphere that inspired the movement. A must for art lovers.
Pirate’s Quest in Newquay is an immersive walkthrough experience combing talented theatrical actors, amazing special effects and detailed 360° sets in an authentic, atmospheric adventure transporting visitors back 300 years.
Flambards is a great family day out in Cornwall with a large selection of fun rides and indoor attractions to suit everyone. From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy
St Michael’s Mount
Arguably one of Cornwall’s most iconic attractions, here you can explore an amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Well worth a visit.
Its wonderful location, set high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, offers dramatic views, and its fascinating ruins and stunning beach cafe make it a perfect day trip. It is also said to be the birthplace of King Arthur