Children attractions in Cornwall

Children attractions in Cornwall

Children attractions in Cornwall & The Scilly Isles

Children attractions in Cornwall


1 mile west of Calstock on the banks of the Tamar River. Enchanted and remote, perched high above the wooded banks of the river Tamar.
St Dominick,
near Calstock.
(National Trust)
 01579 351346
The Monkey Sanctuary

2 miles east of Looe on the coast. The Sanctuary was started in 1964, as a refuge for ex-pet and zoo Amazonian woolley monkeys.
The Monkey Sanctuary
  01503 262532
Porfell Animal Land Wildlife Park
0.5 mile west of B3359 between Liskeard and Looe.
Family attraction where you can meet zebra, tamarins, lemurs, ocelots, raccoons, capybara and many more exotic and domesticated animals.
Porfell Animal Land Wildlife Park
Nr Lanreath,
 01503 220211
The Tamar Valley Donkey Park
Just south of A390 Callington to Tavistock road at St Ann’s Chapel.
Donkey rides and cart rides, meet the animals including rabbits, ducks, goats and calves, adventure and toddlers playground and nature trails. Café and shop.
The Tamar Valley Donkey Park
St Ann’s Chapel,
01822 834072
Poldark Mine 2000

 Guided underground mine tour . All weather attraction. Indoor/Outdoor museum. Fun for children. Gardens
Poldark Mine 2000
near Helston
 01326 573173
Screech Owl Sanctuary

Over 100 Owls! Many different species!
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Nr. Indian Queens,
Goss Moor,
St. Columb,
01726 860182

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The Tamar Otter Sanctuary
A branch of the famous Otter Trust. Walk in the wood to see the Fallow and Muntjac Deer roaming free.
The Tamar Otter Sanctuary,
Near Launceston,
01566 785646
Flambards Victorian Village and Gardens,
A life-sized recreation of a Victorian village of streets, alleyways, shops and homes.
Flambards Victorian Village and Gardens,
Culdrose Manor,
 01326 573404
Tintagel Castle
Set on a wild, windswept Atlantic headland,Tintagel Castle is best known as the legendary birthplace of King Arthur and home to Merlin the magician.
Tintagel Castle,
PL34 0HE
 01840 770328
St Michael's Mount
This iconic island rises gracefully to the church and castle at its summit. Accessible on foot at low tide across a causeway, at other times it is reached by a short evocative boat trip. The oldest surviving buildings date from the 12th century, when a Benedictine priory was founded here. Following the English Civil War, the island was acquired by the St Aubyn family, who still live in the castle.  
St Michael's Mount
nr Penzance
TR17 0EF
01736 710507
Tate Gallery St. Ives

St Ives has been an artists’ colony since 1928. By 1939 many of the leading British artists of the time, including Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, and Barbara Hepworth, had settled permanently in the seaside town. The opening of the Tate Gallery, St Ives in 1993 has allowed some of the best work of these and the later St Ives artists to be brought together in one building. 
Tate Gallery St. Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St. Ives TR26 1TG
Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Houses the biggest collection of the works of the Newlyn School.
 Penlee House Gallery and Museum
Morrab Road
Cornwall TR18 4HE
(0)1736 363625

Five Acres
Cornwall Wildlife Trust’s Fox Club events take place throughout the year across Cornwall. Events are designed primarily for children and families. Contact us for current programme or check our web site.
Five Acres
Allet, Truro
Cornwall TR4 9DJ
Tel: 01872 240777
Hidden Valley
Amazing treasure hunts set amongst a unique themed land. Mini Adventure Golf. Myrtle Rose Shipwreck. Woodland Play Area. G-scale model railway. Pets Paddock ,Nature Reserve. Farm Pantry , Gift Shop
Hidden Valley
Adventure and Conservation Park
01566 86463
Louis Hudson Pottery
This large pottery produces a wide range of stoneware, eathenware and terra-cotta ware. There is a factory seconds shop on site.
Louis Hudson Pottery
Unit 8-10,
Moorswater Industrial Estate,
01579 342864
Sterts Amphitheatre & Gallery
In the moorland village of Upton Cross, 5 miles North of Liskeard on B3254. Amphitheatre for plays, music and dance performances. Bar and café. Arts and Environmental Exhibitions, craft sales, picnic lawns. Lynher Valley Walk Trail.
Sterts Amphitheatre & Gallery
Upton Cross,
01579 362382 / 362962
Polperro Model Village
Seven different stories of legends and superstitions from Cornish folklore and a chance to meet Merlin the Wizard. There is also a large 00 guage railway and a model village.
Polperro Model Village & Land of Legend
The Old Forge,
Mill Hill,
01503 272378
Paul Corin’s Magnificent Music Machines
On the Looe Valley Line branch line / 1 mile east of St Keyne village, between Liskeard and Looe. Just off B3254. Working exhibits of many performing music machines including fair organs, player pianos, a Polyphon music box and a great Wurlitzer pipe organ.
Paul Corin’s Magnificent Music Machines
St Keyne Station,
Nr Liskeard.
 01579 343108

Isles of Scilly
Diving and Snorkelling with seals
Take your family on a diving safari in the clear Scillonian waters. All equipment and expert tuition provided. Suitable for children 11/12 years upwards.
 Diving and Snorkelling with seals.
Contact Mark at :
Old Town,
St. Mary's.
01720 422732
 Isles of Scillies Museum
Open daily in season.
 Isles of Scillies Museum,
Church Street,
St. Mary's.
Isles of Scilly Underwater Centre
Explore the many wrecks in the unpolluted waters including "Association" (1707).
Isles of Scilly Underwater Centre,
St. Mary's,
Isles of Scilly.
017290 422595
St. Martin's Vineyard,
The St. Martins Vineyard and Winery is on the south facing slopes of a tenancy farm originally used to produce bulbs and cut flower by Mr. Dereck Perkins, Val's Father. The first of the vines trialled were white varieties - Reichensteiner and Madeleine Angevine. Plantings have taken place annually in the spring; to date there are 18 field's approximately 3 acres are under vines.
Val & Graham Thomas,
St. Martin's Vineyard,
St. Martin's,
Isles of Scilly,
TR25 0QL.
Tel: 01720 423418

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