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Family Days Out

Days Out

Fun-filled family days

Cornwall is a fantastic place to have a family holiday. Many of the beaches have wide expanses and soft sands perfect for play, while the numerous cycling and walking opportunities make exploring the great outdoors safe and fun. A variety of great family attractions offer great choices for days out too, including the world famous Eden Project and its magnificent biomes.

12 Minutes / 4 Miles

Bodmin and
Wenford Railway

This heritage steam railway runs for 6.5 miles from Bodmin Parkway to Boscarne Junction, via Bodmin General and is a great day trip if your children love trains.

15 Minutes / 5 Miles

The Camel Trail

Following a disused railway line, this 18 mile, largely traffic free cycle path and trail follows the Camel Estuary from Padstow through to Wadebridge, along to the wooded Camel Valley at Bodmin, just a short drive from Glynn Bull Pen. 

25 minutes / 11 Miles

Eden Project

This is a must-see for visitors! The famous biomes of the Eden Project hold the world’s largest indoor rainforest, full of special plants and incredible things to see. As well as the plants, there’s an ice rink, England’s longest zipwire and plenty more to do.

30 Minutes / 13 miles

Shipwreck Museum

This museum at Charlestown is a museum of peril and possibility; discover 8,000 finds from more than 150 shipwrecks, with gold bullion bars, a barrel of coins and more on display. The story behind films and TV shows filmed in Charlestown are also uncovered here.

40 minutes / 23 miles

Blue Reef

Get up close to 40 naturally themed marine habitats at Newquay’s aquarium, coming face to face with freshwater turtles, caiman, pufferfish and so much more.

45 Minutes / 20 Miles

Lost Gardens
of Heligan

After falling into ruin, these majestic gardens have since been returned to their former glory, with a variety of areas and woodland to explore on a sunny day.