Places to Visit in Cornwall
Cornwall’s largest vineyard boasts stunning views and award wining wine. At Camel Valley you can book a guided tour and get the full experience. A family run business that has been making wine since 1989, their passion for the craft is contagious, helping to put Cornwall on the foodie map!
These ancient ruins are packed full of history and legend, a great place for all the family to explore and not far from us on the rugged North Cornwall Coast. Boasting stunning, dramatic views, this site is said to be the birth place of King Arthur!
St Nectan’s Glen
Waterfalls, ancient woodlands and cream teas! St Nectan’s Glen, near Tintagel, has it all. Beautiful walks filled with enchantment and three waterfalls. All in a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
The Camel Trail
The Camel Trail is a 19 mile route that follows the beautiful Camel River from Padstow, where it joins the sea in a wide estuary, on through Wadebridge and passing Bodmin, before turning East leading to Poley’s Bridge further inland, where river is merely a stream running through woodland. En-route at Nanstallon you will also find the Camel Trail Tea Rooms.
The Lanhydrock estate (pictured above) is a beautiful place to explore with or without children. This National Trust house has rooms upon rooms all trapped in time, and over 1000 acres of grounds!
Houses and Gardens
Along with Lanhydrock, there are some really lovely and varied National Trust properties, English Heritage and privately owned stately homes such as Pencarrow House and Gardens. There is Trerice and gardens such as Glendurgan. The National Trust also manage some spectacular beaches like Bedruthan Steps and Kynance Cove.
The Eden Project
The famous attraction is a great all weather place to visit, there is nothing quite like the huge biomes rising out of the ground. In the summer there are the Eden sessions and in the winter the area transforms into an ice rink!
Lost Gardens of Heligan
These gardens are a real gem, gardens that were lost and have been lovingly restored. You can easily spend a day; formal gardens, orchards, woodland and tropical vegetation make a great visit.
Just outside Bodmin and with a great selection of trials at all levels is Cardinham Woods. Now offering bike hire these woods are a great place for mountain biking, or for something a little more laid back take in the wildlife and peaceful scenery. Plenty of space to explore with the kids. The cafe is really great and serves irresistible cake! There are play facilities for little kids and bbqs by the river for sizzling hot dogs and melting marshmallows. A great spot whatever the season.
Camel Creek Adventure Park
Log flumes and lots of exciting rides for all the family, always something new on offer at this theme park.
Old MacDonald’s Farm
Just outside Padstow is a brilliant mix of farm animals, play equipment and even a ride on train. There is something for everyone at this lovely attraction, just up the road from the beach!
Lappa Valley Steam Railway
Lappa Valley is a great day out, especially for children who love trains! They have a steam railway built to 15 inch gauge, as well as canoeing, crazy golf, a brick path maze, a woodland walk, gift shop, tearoom and children’s play areas. You can see the largest mine engine house in Cornwall too.
Cornish Rock Tors
Climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating in Polzeath north Cornwall. The north Cornish coast is a playground for adventure enthusiasts, with a stunning coastline and plentiful wildlife. Cornish Rock Tors provides world-class outdoor experiences in climbing, coasteering, kayaking and power boating for complete beginners to seasoned adrenaline junkies.