Days Out & Attractions
During your holiday, Cornwall has many attractions and places to visit which will appeal to the whole family – whether you wish to visit some animals, sample a taste of Cornwall produce or be inspired by the outdoors, Leycroft Valley is perfectly positioned to explore all that Cornwall has to offer.
Fancy a unique ride on a horse drawn carriage? The Lizard Stallions Carriage and Stud Company will magically transport you back in time with a fantastic carriage ride on their Victorian Omnibus pulled by two beautiful Shire horses. Click the link to check them out.
The Cornish Cyder Farm at Callestick produces over forty varieties of delicious fruit products. Enjoy a self guided tour and see how their famous range of very strong traditional scrumpys, sparkling ciders, country wines, jams, preserves, brandy and spirits are made. During your visit, meet the friendly farm animals, relax in the restaurant to enjoy a genuine Cornish Cream Tea and taste the products at the farm shop.
You can’t come to Cornwall without seeing the Eden Project at Bodelva near St Austell. Since it opened in 2001, Eden’s famous biomes have attracted visitors from around the world. It describes itself as ‘a living demonstration of regeneration’ and it tells the amazing story of man’s relationship with – and dependence on – plants. In the summer months, Eden also hosts a series of sell-out concerts, ‘The Eden Sessions’.
Soaring above the surrounding rooftops, Truro Cathedral is located at the heart of this thriving Georgian city. Its three spires dominate the skyline from many vantage points throughout the city. Enjoy a visit to the cathedral followed by a relaxing time in the restaurant and shop.
Experience the wildlife at Newquay Zoo with over 130 different species set in lush sub-tropical lakeside gardens. From the amazing open rainforest exhibit to the beautiful oriental garden there is something for all ages and abilities. Plenty to keep your children occupied with the tarzan trail, children’s play area, animal encounters, face painting and much more.
Lappa Valley Railway runs on one of the oldest railway trackbeds in Cornwall which opened in 1849 as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose. On reaching your destination, explore the engine house, the maze and learn the history of Wheal Rose.
Crealy Great Adventure Park in Cornwall is one of the South West’s favourite family attractions! Enjoy life’s biggest adventures with slides, rides and huge all weather play areas.
Flambards is the West Country’s leading family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment. Don’t forget to visit the award-winning and unique exhibitions including the The Victorian Village and the Britain in the Blitz. There is so much to do at Flambards. Whatever your age, whatever your interest, there is something for everyone!
Tate St Ives – a stunning gallery overlooking the beach at St Ives, the Tate hosts exhibitions of modern and contemporary art, with a Cornish flavour. While you are in St Ives, you can also visit Barbara Hepworth’s hidden and atmospheric sculpture garden.
The Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay is one of the UK’s leading aquariums. You’ll come face to face with incredible sealife from giant crabs and lobsters to seahorses and tropical sharks and you’ll get a chance to find out more about these creatures’ amazing lives in over 40 naturally recreated displays. At the Aquarium’s heart is a huge ocean tank where an underwater walkthrough tunnel offers incredibly close encounters with the stunning beauty of an exotic coral reef – home to hundreds of colourful fish.
Situated in 40 acres of stunning Cornish countryside, The Seal Sanctuary in Gweek is the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. The seal sanctuary provides a lifeline for stray, sick and injured seal pups which have been discovered around the Cornwall coast
Dairyland Farm World is a children’s land of adventure, designed with all ages in mind whether it be in the all action indoor Bull Pen, enjoying the ‘Pat a Pet’ sessions or a pony ride.
The Minack must be one of the most spectacularly situated stages in the country, perched on the cliffs at Porthcurno. Day visitors can learn the history of the site whilst watching a play as the sun goes down is a holiday memory to cherish (hat, coat, blanket and cushion recommended – performances are only cancelled in the most severe weather!).