The Eden Project – An educational charity that helps connect us back to nature. Huddled in a quarry, Biomes which house the largest indoor rain forest with stunning plants, exhibitions and impressive contemporary gardens, and year-round family events. They also offer courses for everyone including gardening and green living to play and craft and understanding plants. The Eden Project is easily accessible by bike, public transport, car and on foot. However, cyclists, walkers and people who use public transport can claim an extra discount off entry. As ticket prices vary dependent on age, group bookings and methods of transport, it is advisable to check prior to visiting to see how much you could save! Directions to The Eden Project can be found here.
Geevor Tin Mine – Is a multi-award winning attraction and is the largest preserved mine site in the country (a lot of what this heritage site has to offer is undercover so suitable to visit what-ever the weather). There are a multitude of activities for the whole family to enjoy including the Hard Rock Museum with it’s interactive displays, mineral gallery, artifacts and their latest exhibition “Aftermath” in their exhibition gallery. Experience the untouched changing rooms, left as it was when the last miners finished back in 1990. Then take a tour through the processing plants that helped separate tin from waste rocks and then a journey through ancient workings discovered underneath the surface. Either begin or finish your visit by sampling the homemade cuisine in the warm, relaxing and friendly environment of the Count House Cafe. Be sure to take in the stunning scenery and see the former disused mining relics rising majestically from the cliff top landscape. Admission is reasonably priced and group bookings of 10 or more will receive a 10% discount, prices can be found here. Located in the village of Pendeen 7 miles west of Penzance and easily reached from Penzance, St. Ives or Lands End by car or bus.
Holywell Bay Fun Park – FREE entry and FREE parking Holywell Bay has 25 rides and attractions that are suitable for the whole family, ranging from Battle Boats, Water Walkers, Merlin’s Magical Maze and F1 Go Karts Holywell Bay has a pay as you play policy for the ultimate family day out, you only pay for the attractions you use. There is an American themed ‘Beach Diner’ and ‘Daisy’s Ice-cream Palour’ on site offering a wide variety of hot and cold meals and refreshments to suit all tastes. With breath taking views across Holywell Bay Beach and their 18 hole golf course. There’s enough activities to keep any age occupied on this memorable day out.
Flambards – Situated in Helston Cornwall has over 20 rides and attractions, suitable for every age and has something for everyone, whatever the weather. Take a stroll through the cobble streets of the recreated Victorian Village, with 50 life-size shops, homes and businesses from the Post-Office, hat maker, barbers and even the local school. Ever wondered what living during the blitz was like in war time Britain? Experience the grim reality of war torn Britain in a life sized re-creation of a London street during the blitz.Travel back to the 1940’s and take a look into an authentic air raid shelter, experience the ground shake as a bomb hits it target and hear the deafening sound of air raid sirens. This genuine reconstruction of WW2 Britain during the blitz endeavors to provide a real insight into the hardships and struggles of that time in history. For the more adventurous thrill seekers be sure to check our the Log Flume, Skyraker and the Hornet Rollercoaster. There is also hands on Science Exploratorium, where you can experience the magic behind science,lazer maze, amusements and relaxing gardens and plenty more to explore to ensure everyone has the best time at Flambards. Prices vary and advanced online booking can save you 10% off the full admission price. General admission prices can be found here.
Newquay Zoo – Located on the north coast of Cornwall and set in lush sub-tropical gardens Newquay Zoo is home to more than 1000 of the worlds rare and exciting animals. Only a short walking distance from the town centre and Newquays famous surfing beaches, this is one of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions and a a conservation charity. Take a stroll through a tropical rain forest, surrounded by free flying birds, and watch as lions tuck in and devour their lunch. Animal feeds take place throughout the day and if you would like the chance to feed a selection of animals including friendly penguins and immensely cute meerkats the option is there. As well as enjoying a great family day out, you will also be supporting Newquay Zoo’s vital eductaion, research and conservation work all designed to protect endangered animals from extinction. Newquay Zoo is a not-for-profit charity, with all money made going directly back into the zoo and conservation charities. Family admission for 2 adults and 2 children starts at £42.60, other admission prices can be found here.