Half-Term Events in Cornwall – Our Top 10 Picks.

Half-Term Events in Cornwall – Our Top 10 Picks.

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Stuck for things to do in Cornwall with children? Give your kids, grandkids, younger brother or sister, a day they’ll remember at some of these adventure playgrounds and fun places in Cornwall.

1. Geevor Tin Mine

See where the tin was mined, where the tin ore was processed in the mill and go underground into the tunnels and imagine what it would have been like to work there 200 years ago. If you’re feeling lucky, have a go at ‘gold’ and gem panning and keep what you find!


10 Things To Do In Cornwall With Kids

Geevor Tin Mine

2. Levant Mine and Beam Engine

With its evocative sounds and smells, it is a thrilling experience for young and old alike to see this old engine in action. Try your hand at the work of a bal-maiden or bal-boy on the copper dressing floors or pick up one of the explorer packs and discover wildlife on the cliffs.



3. Cornish Seal Sanctuary

A group of adorable seals and other water-dwelling creatures await you in Gweek, at the only fully operational seal rescue centre in Cornwall. Providing a lifeline for sick and injured seal pups, spend the day at the site and meet all the residents living at the sanctuary.


10 things to do in cornwall with kids

Cornish Seal Sanctuary

4. Telegraph Museum Porthcurno

Little adventurers love the museum’s free Explorer Backpacks, with everything they need to discover secret tunnels, hands-on exhibitions and interactive science. Througout the summer there are also trails, dressing up, story sessions and creative ‘make & take’ activities.


10 things to do in cornwall with kids

Telegraph Museum, image by Nick Hubbard/Flickr

5. Lappa Valley Steam Railway

Appreciate your picturesque surroundings on a mile-long trip on a miniature steam locomotive taking you to the East Wheal Rose, where you will find more railways, a fabulous wooded valley to explore with a boating lake, a brick path maze and crazy golf



6. Crealy

Do you dare to ride the brand new Wave Rider, soak your opponent in the Downpour Derby, pedal around the park on the four-wheeled Berg bikes and get close to the crocodiles and leafcutter ants in Croc Corner? With thrill rides, character days, hundreds of animals and acres of outdoor play, imaginations can run wild at Crealy!


10 things to do in cornwall with kids

Cornwall’s Crealy Wave Rider

7. Flambards

Experience a dizzying spin on the Hornet rollercoaster, check out the amazing view at the top of SkayRaker and get wet on the Canyon River log flume, plus journey back in time to the sights and smells of a victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz.



8. Carnglaze Caverns

Grab a quiz from the Ticket Office and go on a self-guided undergronud tour to learn how this slate mine was worked and excavated by hand. Descend a flight of 60 steps taking you about 150m into the hillside and to the Underground Lake with its crystal clear turquoise water, why not shout and listen to the cave shout back?


10 things to do in cornwall with kids

Carnglaze Caverns, image by Janelle Baker

9.Trethorne Leisure Park

Fire soft balls in the Jolly Rogers ball blast arena, whizz down the astra slide, become captain of a paddle boat and dare yourself on the bungee run, adventure climbing frame and aerial glide at Trethorne Leisure Park!



10. Land’s End

Will you accept Merlin’s terrifying challenge in Arthur’s Quest? Prepare yourself to cross the Gorge of Fire and discover plenty of spine-chilling surprises as you seek the terrible lair of the dragon. Then navigate the coastal paths and watch out for sun-bathing seals on Longships Lighthouse and the decommissioned helicopter.


10 things to do in cornwall with kids

Land’s End, image by sage_solar/Flickr

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