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30 Child Friendly Holidays in Cornwall (Attractions and More)

Looking for the perfect child-friendly holidays in Cornwall?

I know how stressful it can be to get the ideal holiday that can accommodate everyone’s liking (yes, that means toddler-friendly, teen-friendly, mum-friendly, and dad-friendly). 

With its milder climate, lovely coastal walks, and over 400 beaches, it’s no wonder Cornwall is a popular UK destination for a child-friendly holiday.

Here I will share several child-friendly activities/attractions that you can do together when you are here in Cornwall. 

If your child keeps asking “where are we going for?” for the 30th time on your road trip, then quickly tap on my top recommendation for Cornwall holidays’ child-friendly activities & attractions.

Best Child-friendly Attraction In Cornwall

child friendly holidays in cornwall map

Oh, here’s the complete summary list of my top 30 high-recommended child-friendly holidays in Cornwall (Just in case you’re looking for more options)

Best Attraction for Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Outdoor

1. National Trust – Trelissick Garden

2. Siblyback Lake Activity

3. Trebah Garden

4. Golitha Falls

5. Eden Project

6. Land’s end

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Museum

7. Museum of Cornish Life

8. PK Porthcurno Technology Museum

9. Royal Cornwall Museum

10. National Maritime Museum

11. Shipwreck Treasure Museum

12. Cornwall Aviation Heritage Center

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Historical Landmarks 

13. Tintagel Castle

14. Pendennis Castle

15. Launceston Castle

16. Restormel Castle

17. St. Mawes Castle

18. St. Michael’s Mount

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays In Cornwall – Amusement Park 

19. Flambards Theme Park

20. Adrenalin Quarry Ltd

21. Camel Creek Family Theme Park

22. Trethorne Leisure Park

23. Kidzword Adventure Play

24. Hangloose Adventure (Eden)

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays Attraction in Cornwall – Attraction With Animals 

25. Newquay Zoo

26. Fowey Aquarium 

27. Paradise Park and JungleBarn Cornwall

28. Screech Owl Sanctuary

29. Tredethick Farm Cottages

30. The Tamar Valley Donkey Park

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Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Outdoor

If you’re looking for the best outdoor child-friendly holidays attraction in Cornwall, then I am happy to share my top 6 recommendations! (Secretly, I think even fellow mums might agree and love my list!)

1. National Trust – Trelissick Garden

If you want to nurture your child’s interest in beautiful nature, do not miss out on one of Cornwall’s Best Outdoor Child-friendly attractions here in Trelissick Garden under the National Trust

This garden is nestled within Truro, Cornwall’s southern township. This garden is under National Trust and has rich, stunning views overlooking the natural river, countryside, and woodland. 

Since this garden is under the UK’s National Trust, it’s worth mentioning that those who sign-up under National Trust’s membership (a.k.a National Trust (NT) members) will get to enjoy these benefits:

  • Free entry for nearly all places under National Trust
  • Free parking at most National Trust Car Parks
  • Full Access to Member’s Area Only
  • Receive 3 National Trust Magazines in a year

Here is the list of National Trust’s Membership Fee for 2022:

National Trust Membership Fee
Yearly Membership




Individual Membership
Senior ( Age 60 and above)£54($71) / year
Adult (Age 26 – 60 years old)£72($93) / year
Young Adult (Age 18 – 25 years old)£36($47.30) / year
Junior (Age 6 – 18 years old)£10($13.10) / year
Baby ( Age 0 – 5 years old)FREE
Joint Membership2 adults (aged 18+)  with same address £120($157.90) / year


Family Membership
2 adults (aged 18+)  with same address  and children/grandchildren (under 17)£126($165.80) / year
1 adults (aged 18+)  with same address  and children/grandchildren (under 17)£78($102.60) / year
Lifetime Membership
IndividualAdult£1,730 ($2,277)
Senior£1,295 ($1,704)
Joint2 adults (aged 18+)  with same address £2,160 ($2,843)
2 senior (aged 60+)  with same address £1,620 ($2,132)
Family2 adults (aged 18+)  with the same address  and children/grandchildren (under 17)£2,265 ($2,981)

Highly recommend bringing your family here during the spring season, as you will be encapsulated by the colourful flower beds within this well-kept garden. 

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
National Trust Members: free for both adult/child
Non-National Trust Members
Child: £6.00 / $7.80Adult: £13.00 / $17
Operation Hours10:30 a.m – 5:30 p.m (Daily)
LocationNear Truro (Southwest Cornwall)
Go here ForNatural garden walks

2. Siblyback Lake Activity

child friendly holidays cornwall Siblyback Lake Activity

If you want to try water-based child-friendly holiday activity in Cornwall, then try out the Siblyback Lake Activity.

This lake is an excellent place for a family who likes outdoor water-based activities, picnics, running, and other fun and games with the kids. 

If you do plan to do water-based activities in Siblyback Lake, check out the rental fee for these water sports equipment:

  • Rowing (£22/ $28.90)
  • Canoe Rental (£25/ $32.90)
  • Kayak (£15 – £22 / $19.70 – $28.90)
  • SUP paddleboard (£16/ $21)

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeFree Admission
Operation HoursOpen all year round
LocationLiskeard (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forPicnicWalk around Lake, Water-sport Activities (Kayak, Canoe, Paddleboard)

3. Trebah Garden

child friendly holidays cornwall Trebah Garden

If you are not a National Trust Member, you can try and explore this uniquely magical sub-tropical garden that is close to almost 200-years old.

This 25-acre garden is surrounded by stunning exotic tropical plants that bloom year-round. Additionally, this garden is also equipped with both child-friendly & dog-friendly facilities, which explains why this is a multi-award-winning garden.

It’s important to note that this garden only accepts pre-booked visitors. 

Hence, visitors must reserve an arrival slot before visiting as your vehicle registration will be checked on arrival, and only those booked for that time slot will be permitted entry.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeChild (5-15 yrs)) : £3.00 / $3.90Adult: £6.00 / $7.80
FREE for children under 5 years old
Operation Hours10:00 am – 4:30 pm (Saturday till Wednesday; Closed on Thursday & Friday)

PRE-BOOKED ONLY.
LocationFalmouth (South Cornwall)
This is perfect forGarden TrailUse a mobile scooter (free) to explore the garden

4. Golitha Falls

Here’s another great outdoor child-friendly attraction that you should consider!

Golitha Falls is a National Nature Reserve (NNR) that is also a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSI) as it is home to more than 120 types of moss and almost 50 types of lichens

One of the unique features of Golitha Falls is their cascading waterfall in a valley with ancient oak woodland.

If you and your family wish to take your Cornwall holiday for an outdoor adventure, you can also check out these child-friendly campsites Cornwall near Golitha Falls Natural Forest Reserve.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeFree Admission
Operation HoursOpen all year round
LocationBoldeva (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forNature Hiking Trail

5. Eden Project

child friendly holidays in cornwall eden project

If you and your family enjoy a unique botanical experience with adventurous facilities, then check out this Eden Project!

The Eden Project first opened its doors to the public back in 2001. It was both a charity and a business that displayed unique tropical ecosystems through its tropical biome, making it one of the world’s largest indoor forests to explore.

However, in December 2020, the project was temporarily shut down due to heavy rain which resulted in a lot of landslides nearby the site. Understandably, this unique attraction only operates on a weekly basis and all entrance tickets must be purchased online from its website.

Highly recommend that you check Eden Project’s website prior to your visit as their operation hours may vary depending on your selected week. 

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeSubject to selected dates. 
Note:Off-peak week: £24.50 – £29.50 / $32.25 – $38.10 (Average)
Standard week: £27.50 – £32.50 / $36.20 – $42.70 (Average)Peak week: £30 – £35 / $39.40 – $46 (Average)

Child (aged 5 – 16 years old): £10/ $13 (all-year-round)Child (aged 0 – 4 years old): FREE
Operation Hours
Open daily 9:45 a.m – 4 p.m (Average)
Note: based on its website, 14th March 2022 will be closed. Though, the opening time may vary subject to selected dates.
LocationBoldeva (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forBotanical enthusiast Indoor adventure experience (zipline)Explore Art Exhibition 

6. Lands End

Land’s End is one of the best places in the UK to go on a day trip with family. 

As the most southwestern point of Cornwall, you can see how this iconic landmark has attracted both locals & travellers with its breathtaking coastal view

You’ll only have to pay for a car park (£6 for a full day) as this landmark is essentially free. 

Once you’re done, go shopping for souvenirs at the West Country Shopping Village. Then, relax in the Land’s End Bar and Restaurant for a little while. 

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeFREE 
Operation HoursOpen Daily (10 am – 5 pm)
LocationBoldeva (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forNature Hiking TrailSightseeing

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Museum

To get a true Cornish experience, perhaps you and your family can learn Cornish amazing culture through some of its 70 finest museums.

Once you delve into these museums, it may help you understand why certain things are being made in such away. 

7. Museum Of Cornish Life

child friendly holidays cornwall Museum Of Cornish Life

You can’t really say that you have visited Cornwall without stopping by one of Cornwall’s iconic Museum of Cornish Life.

This museum displays a great collection of artifacts as well as belongings from Cornish people back in the olden days. 

For senior citizens, this will certainly be a trip into memory lane while the younger generation gets to learn how life was like pre-social media. At the end of the museum, there’s also coffee and tea waiting for you. 

Since it’s a small museum, do show some love and support by donating since it has no entry fee (yes, this Museum of Cornish Life is free!)

If you still have some energy, this museum is also nearby one of my other child-friendly attractions under amusement parks; Flambards Theme Park.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeFREE
Operation HoursOpen Monday until Saturday: 10 am – 4 pm(Closed on Sunday)
LocationSt. Austell (South Cornwall)
This is perfect forThose who want to learn the Cornish life

8. PK Porthcurno Technology Museum

In this modern age, we have taken our wireless communications for granted as we are able to easily communicate with the rest of the world in less than a second!

So bring your family to this contemporary museum as it displays the entire history of cable communications and how such technology played an important role for Britain during world war 2.

You can also explore its underground escape tunnel which was also built during world war 2. Once done, check out The Minack Theater (a very popular attraction – an open-air theater overlooking the sea) nearby.

 If you are a National Trust/English Heritage member, be sure to flaunt it as you may get a 50% off for this museum entry ticket. 

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult  – £9/ $11.80Child – £5.50/ $7.20 ( Under 18 years old) Family – £26.00/ $34.20 (2 Adults + 3 children)
Children under 5 Years Old: FREE
Operation HoursOpen Daily*: 10 am – 4 pm(Closed on 14 – 27 December & 1-7 January)
LocationPenzance(Southwest Cornwall)
This is perfect forThose who want to learn the Cornish life

9. Royal Cornwall Museum

child friendly holidays cornwall royal cornwall museum

Are you a royal family fan? If the answer is yes, then drive down to the Royal Cornwall Museum! 

What’s really great about this museum is that one of the best bargain deals you can find as children below 18 years old can enter this attraction for FREE!

Once you’re inside this museum, you will see a vast collection of ancient royal artifacts and even a cool Egyptian mummy!  

Brownie points: this museum has an autism-friendly hour.

Conveniently, this museum is also near to some of the best child-friendly hotels in Cornwall! You can try to stay a night at the Mannings Hotel, a 4-minutes drive away from Royal Cornwall Museum.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult –  £5 / $6.50Under 18 years old: FREE
Operation HoursOpen Tuesday until Saturday*: 10 am – 4 pm(Closed on Sunday & Monday)
LocationTruro (South Cornwall)
This is perfect forRoyal fansCurious to learn about royal historyAutism-friendly attraction

10. National Maritime Museum

This harbour museum is undoubtedly one of the most exciting museums you and your family can discover, especially if you are all into boats!

Here you will be able to marvel at some of these boats in all directions as they are all suspended within the museum. Be sure also to check out their top-viewing deck area, as you get a panoramic view of Falmouth Town.

Though some have expressed that the fee is quite on the steep side. Still a great attraction as there are several nearby attractions such as Swanpool beach.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult –  £14.95/ $19.60Children under 18 years old –  £7.50 / $9.80Children under 5 years old: FREE
Operation HoursOpen daily (10 am – 5 pm)
LocationFalmouth (South Cornwall)
This is perfect forNavy fans

11. Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Due to weather, the Shipwreck Treasure Museum is temporarily closed. Tentatively, this museum will open its door to the public by Spring.

Some have commented that the museum has a fantastic collection of artifacts (even artifacts from The famous sunken Titanic Ship!) 

So, be sure to pre-book your tickets early as this is one of the popular museum attractions. 

They also have fantastic tunnels that are marvellously decorated to fit the shipwreck theme, making it a perfect museum for your little explorer! 

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult  – £10.50/$13.80Child – £6.00/$7.80 ( below 14 years old) Family – £26.00/$34.20 (2 Adults + 2 children)
Children under 4 Years Old: FREE
Operation HoursSubject to availability. (10 am – 5 pm)
LocationSt. Austell (South Cornwall)
This is perfect forLittle Sea explorer Titanic fans

12. Cornwall Aviation Heritage Center

child friendly holidays in cornwall Cornwall Aviation Heritage Center

I get it; perhaps you or your kids might be bored from the same coastal theme around Cornwall. Why not try Aviation-related attractions?

This Heritage Center is home to some of the most impressive aircraft collections as several volunteers run it. (some were even former fighter pilots)

You can even try and sit inside the cockpit of these fighter jets, so go ahead and imagine yourself as one of the pilots.

Those who have been here complimented the staff volunteers for their friendliness and excellent knowledge about their aircraft. Making this one of the top amazing child friendly holidays experiences that you should try!

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult  – £10.50/ $13.80Child – £6.00/ $7.80 ( below 14 years old) Family – £26.00/ $34.20 (2 Adults + 2 children)
Children under 4 Years Old: FREE
Operation HoursOpen Sunday until Thursday: 10 am – 4 pm(Closed on Friday & Saturday)
LocationNewquay (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forAviation EnthusiastFuture aviator and pilots!

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Historical Landmarks

You cannot visit Cornwall without visiting a few of its historical landmarks. 

Do note that most of these historical structures are under  English Heritage (historical version of National Trust). You can get full access to all heritage landmarks all over the UK for FREE (if you have a membership).

These historical landmarks are a great opportunity to take your history lesson with your family on a different level. This mighty county has an abundance of coastal castles worth exploring! 

Note: nearly all of these attractions must be pre-booked in advance!

If you are not from the UK, be sure to check out their Overseas Visitor Passes, where you get to save more money when you purchase their 9-day or 16-day passes.

They even have Cornwall Historical Society (an established organization that helps preserve historical knowledge of Cornwall).

13. Tintagel Castle

child friendly holidays cornwall Tintagel Castle

A must-visit historical attraction if you’re in North Cornwall!

This 13th-century Tintagel Castle is located right on top of a northern cliff of Cornwall, is one of the most visited castles in Cornwall as this castle is known to be the birthplace of the famous King Arthur.

I strongly recommend that you pre-book the tickets in advance as this is one of the most popular attractions. The pricing of the tickets is based on the season.

What You Need To Know:

Entry Free
age*:
Senior: > 65 Adult: 16-59 Child: > 95 cm – 15 years
Off-peak SeasonStandard SeasonPeak Season
Adult  – £16.00 / $21Child – £9.60 / $12.60Senior – £14.50/ $19Adult  – £17.60 / $23.10Child – £10.60 / $13.90 Senior – £15.80 / $20.70
Adult  – £18.90 / $24.80Child – £11.40 / $15Senior – £17.00 / $22.30
Operation Hours10 am – 4 pm10 am – 6 pm10 am – 6 pm
LocationTintagel (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forHistorical trip Fan of King Arthur’s tales One of the best castles with stunning coastal view


14. Pendennis Castle

Visit Pendennis Castle when you stop by at Falmouth, as this fortress was built by the infamous King Henry VIII to keep the country safe from invaders.

Fun fact, this beautiful castle has been protecting Cornwall since Tudor times and played a significant role in the two World Wars as it provides a great coastal view from a high vantage point.

I certainly recommend bringing your family to check out other Henrichian castles under King Henry VIII’s ruling.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeOff-peak SeasonStandard SeasonPeak Season
Adult  – £12.50/ $16.40 Child – £7.50/ $9.80Senior – £11.30/ $14.80Adult  – £13.80/ $18Child – £8.30 / $10.90 Senior – £12.40 / $16.30
Adult  – £14.80 / $19.40Child – £8.80/ $11.50Senior – £13.30/ $17.50
Operation Hours (Daily)10 am – 4 pm10 am – 5 pm10 am – 5 pm
LocationFalmouth (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forHistorical trip Fan of King Henry VII

15. Launceston Castle

child friendly holidays in cornwall Launceston Castle

If you are here at Launceston, be sure to check out Launceston Castle, which is built on top of a huge natural rock overlooking the town of Launceston

This 13th-century castle was built by Richard Earl of Cornwall as its administrative headquarters. 

One interesting fact about the Launceston Castle is that in 1664, George Fox (the founder of the Quakers – yes, that oatmeal brand that we’re eating today!) was one of the most well-known people who was held & tortured in this castle. 

Why? Because he preached that all men & women could connect/communicate directly to god without the intervention of a priest/church. Back then, “Quakers” was a sinister remark used by a judge during George Fox’s trial for his offense of religion.

Additionally, what makes this historical attraction one of the best child friendly holidays in Cornwall is that you and your family can relax and have a picnic while overlooking Launceston. 

Once you’re done, stay a night at one of the best child-friendly hotels in Cornwall; Landrends Cornish Holidays.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeWith donation aidWithout donation aid 
Adult  – £6.60 / $8.60Child – £4 / $5.20Senior – £5.90 / $7.70Adult  – £6 / $7.80Child – £3.60/ $4.70Senior – £5.30/ $6.90
Operation Hours10 am – 5 pm
LocationLaunceston (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forHistorical tripLearn history while having a picnic

16. Restormel Castle

Restormel Castle is certainly one of the most stunning medieval castles to explore with your family.

When it was completed in the late 13th century, this tower served as a posh hideaway for its wealthy medieval owners as it is surrounded by lovely spring flowers and plants all year round, for its stunning vistas overlooking the Fowey River.

Fast forward today, this castle still shows hints of its former splendor as you can see large fireplaces, towering windows, and the Great Hall, used for events, convey a feeling of the once-opulent surroundings. 

Take the stone stairway from the courtyard, and you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeWith donation aidWithout donation aid 
Adult  – £7.80 / $10.20Child – £4.70/ $6.10Senior – £7.00/ $9.20Adult  – £7 / $9.20Child – £4.20 / $5.50Senior – £6.30 / $8.20
Operation Hours10 am – 5 pm
Location Lostwithiel (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forHistorical tripScenic view

17. St. Mawes Castle

Here’s another great Henrichian castle!

St Mawes Castle (one of Henry VIII’s coastal artillery castles) as it is one of the best-preserved and best-decorated castles in the UK.

Back in the period of 1539 and 1545, St. Mawes was built as part of Britain’s coastal fort to fend off any invasion from Catholic Frenchmen and Spaniards. Since then, it has also protected the Carrick Roads harbor opposite Pendennis Castle.

So go ahead and explore this castle and find Latin inscriptions that honor the late King Henry VIII and Edward VI, his son.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeWith donation aidWithout donation aid 
Adult  – £6.60 / $8.60Child – £4 / $5.20Senior – £5.90 / $7.70Adult  – £6 / $7.80Child – £3.60 / $4.70Senior – £5.30 / $6.90
Operation Hours10 am – 5 pm
Location Truro(South Cornwall)
This is perfect forHistorical trip Learn the history of King Henry VII & warfare strategy One of the best castles with a stunning coastal view

18. St. Michael’s Mount

child friendly holidays cornwall  St. Michael’s Mount

This is undoubtedly a must-visit historical attraction if you are in Cornwall. 

St. Michael’s Mount is a unique tidal castle where you can walk across the causeway during low tide or even perhaps ride a boat when it’s on a high wave.

Here’s an interesting fact: this castle is home to the St Aubyn family and a small community. 

However, in 1954, Francis St Aubyn gave National Trust a large part of the island in exchange for the family’s 999-year lease to live in the castle and run a travelling business under license from the NT.

In 2003, James and Mary St Aubyn moved to the castle with their 4 children and became Lord and Lady St Levan in 2013

They still live on the island today as they welcome you and other visitors from all parts of the world, to discover their extraordinary family home. This iconic island is truly one of the jewels of Cornwall.

What makes this place a great child-friendly historical attraction is that you can explore the sub-tropical terraced garden, marvel over its 12th-century old building structures, and enjoy breathtaking views of Mount’s Bay!

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult  – £14/ $18.40Child – £7/$9.2 (over 5 -18 years old)
Family:2 adults + 3 children – £35/ $461 adult + 3 children – £21/ $27
Operation HoursSubject to selected dates (Must pre-book)
LocationMarazion(South Cornwall)
This is perfect forUnique castle enthusiastOne of the most beautiful and popular historical attraction

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holidays in Cornwall – Amusement Park

Did you bring along your teenager on your Cornwall holiday trip? 

If they have been optimistic about the trip, that’s great –  any attractions will make them excited!

But if they’re reluctant to join the trip and tug away at the back of the car with their earphones- I think stopping by one of these attractions might just make them lit up! (finger cross!)

19. Flambards Theme Park

child friendly holidays in cornwall Flambards Theme Park

Are you a fan of adventure and pre-heart attack rides? (Just say yes!)

You will certainly enjoy this theme park as it has rides for adventure junkies and little kids.

What makes this attraction one of the best child-friendly holidays in Cornwall is that you will get to enjoy any rides regardless of any weather. So, if the outdoor rides are temporarily closed, you can still have fun indoors!

If you’re lucky, you might even catch some fireworks show even you’re there at the theme park!

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Full Indoor & Outdoor RidesIndoor Rides
Adult – £19.95/ $26.26 (16-59 years old)Child – £14.95/ $19.70 (95 cm – 15 years)Senior – £14.95 / $19.70Adult – £9.95 / $13.10 (16 -59 years old)Child – £6.95 / $9.10 (95 cm – 15 years)Senior – £6.95 / $9.10
Infant (under 95cm) –  FREE
Operation HoursOpen Daily (10 am – 4:30 pm)
except Christmas Day
LocationLooe (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forAdventure junkieFamily-friendly rides

20. Adrenalin Quarry Ltd 

Are you looking for an extreme fun-kind day?

Say no more as Adrenalin Quarry Ltd is one of Cornwall’s best and most popular amusement parks. If you see the world “popular,” you oughtta that there will certainly be a crowd. 

So to avoid any disappointment with your family, be sure to pre-book your rides so that you will not waste your time waiting once you’re there.

The Adrenalin Quarry is great for all as they have both wet & dry attractions. Here are some of their amazing adventure worth trying:

  • The Zip – Jump off a cliff (with a safety cable, of course!)
  • Giant swing
  • Axe Throwing (for any pent-up frustration)
  • Wipeout-style Aquapark
  • Outdoor swimming course
  • Go-karting

So, if you and your family do plan to go here, be sure to bring extra pair of clothes.

Note: most of their activity is available for all ages except for axe throwing (above 12 years old) & Aquapark (above 6 years old).

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Based on adventure rides
The Zip£12.50 / $16.40
Aquapark£20 / $26.30
Giant Swing£15 / $19.70
Axe Throwing£15 / $19.70
Karting£15 / $19.70
Operation HoursWeekend only (10 am – 5 pm)
LocationLiskeard (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forAdventure junkieFamily-friendly rides

21. Camel Creek Family Theme Park

Camel Creek Family Theme Park

Now here’s a theme park that can your little ones look forward to!

Camel Creek Family Theme Park was voted as one of the best family attractions in Cornwall since 2016!

This vibrant, themed park is the perfect place for young children as they have a kiddies carousel, a wave rider, and even have an animal zone attraction.

Ironically, the shorter you are, the better your entry will be, as this theme park can be quite pricey for adults (given that the rides and attractions are mostly targeted to  young children)

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Based on heights!
Over 105cm£17.95 / $23.65
92cm – 105cm£15.95 / $23.65
Under 92cmFree
Operation HoursWeekend only (10 am – 4:30 pm)
LocationWadebridge (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forLittle Adventure junkieFamily-friendly rides

22. Trethorne Leisure Park

Here’s another great theme park that can make both your teenager and toddler excited!

Trethorne Leisure Park is one of the top family-friendly theme park attractions in Cornwall.

Spend a couple of hours here as you get to do some bowling action,  bumper car rides, do wall climbing, and perhaps a mini-golf (for the dads). For smaller kids, enjoy their farm pony rides and feeding session with a few farm animals.

This theme park is quite popular during summer, so I highly recommend visiting during winter as the price is slightly lower. 

Please book your tickets online before you arras this too is a popular attraction!

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Summer PriceWinter Price
Senior (+60) – £11 / $14.50Senior (+60) – £6 / $7.90
Adult (+18) – £12/ $15.80Adult (+18) – £6 / $7.90
Child(<18) – £15 / $19.70Child(<18) – £7.50 / $9.80
Children under 3: Free
Operation HoursOpen daily (10 am – 5 pm only)
LocationLaunceston(North Cornwall)
This is perfect forLittle Adventure junkieFamily-friendly ridesBowler family

23. Kidzword Adventure Play

Here’s another option that can cater to both big & small children!

Kiszworld Cornwall will leave your little ones entertained the whole day as they offer a soft playground, slides & cannon area, roller skating, and indoor trampoline (Oh my, even I get a bit excited on this!).

For teenagers, you’d certainly enjoy the trampoline and roller skating features. But what if I tell you that they also have VR games to try? Cool right?

Parents would certainly love this place too as it has free parking and the adult entry free is one of the most affordable prices! 

So go ahead and take them to this unlimited place of fun! (Don’t forget to pre-book your tickets to avoid any disappointment!)

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Summer PriceWinter Price
Adults and senior – £2 / $2.60
Children (over 100cm) – £6 / $7.90
Children (90 -100cm) – £4.50 / $5.90
Children under 90cm: Free
Operation HoursSubject to school season.

On average, it is between 10 am – 3 pm
LocationSt. Austell (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forLittle Adventure junkieFamily-friendly ridesPraticising gymnast (for trampoline fun!)

24. Hangloose Adventure (Eden)

Hangloose Adventure is the best place to accommodate both child-friendly & teen-friendly attractions. 

While your little child and mum explore the amazing botanical world in Eden Project, let the adventurous one explore this amusement park!

Home to one of the UK’s fastest zip wire experiences – Try their Skywire! Or perhaps maybe you can try their Giant Swing and swing away all your problems and stress.

What’s great about this place is that they also provide team-building activities, especially you’re going with a large family.

Other visitors commented on this highly-rated attraction well by their impeccable services and attentiveness, especially wheel-chair users! 

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Subject to rides
Operation HoursOpen Daily (10 am – 4:00 pm)
except Christmas Day
LocationBodelva (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forAdventure junkieFamily-friendly ridesAdventure junkies with mobility

Best Attraction Child-Friendly Holiday in Cornwall – Attraction With Animals

Do you remember any of your fondest memory; the sight of a large animal standing right in front of you. Exciting, isn’t it?

I’m sure that might just be the same for your little ones too. So, go on and make that same memory with them.

25. Newquay Zoo

Newquay Zoo

Does your child love animals? 

If you are nearby Newquay City, you should definitely take your children to Newquay Zoo as this is one of the best animal attractions in Cornwall. 

Home to many exotic wildlife animals, this zoo will surely entertain you and your children! 

Important: you must pre-book your ticket online in advance (so best to plan this out ahead of your trip)

Do note that the management is quite attentive to their guest, so children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times.

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
With Gift Aid Donation(applicable for UK taxpayer)Without Gift Aid Donation
Senior (+65 years old) – £13.90 / $18.30Adult (+15 years old) – £16.35 / $21.50Child (3-15 years old) – £12.30 / $16.22
Children under 3: Free
Senior (+65 years old) – £12.60 / $16.60Adult (+15 years old) – £14.85 / $19.50Child (3 – 15 years old) – £11.15 / $14.70
Operation HoursOpen Daily (10 am – 4:30 pm)
except Christmas Day
LocationNewquay (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forAnimal lover

26. Fowey Aquarium 

Fowey Aquarium

Does your child’s eye widen when they see an aquarium?

Do them a favour and bring them over to the Fowey Aquarium, a 1952s local attraction (don’t worry, the fresh water tank is replaced daily!)

Most commented that it’s a decent attraction with a touch pool feature that allows young children to explore and touch marine life like starfish, shells & others. 

Not bad for an under £10 ($13) attraction!

What You Need To Know:

Entry FreeAdult (+15 years old) – £4 ($5.20)Child (3-13 years old) – £2.50 ($3.20)
Children under 3: Free
Operation HoursDaily (10 am – 4 pm)
LocationFowey (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forFish lover On-a-budget family attraction

27. Paradise Park And JungleBarn Cornwall

Bring your children to Paradise……Park! 

This 14-acre wildlife sanctuary will take you and your family through a classic Victorian walled garden, luscious jungle walk, fun farm along the adventurous jungle barn.

Additionally, several notable animal conservation programs have been introduced in this park since 1987. Indeed, Paradise Park is truly a paradise for these wildlife animals. 

But this place can also be a paradise for your children, especially if you bring them to the ‘JungleBarn Indoor play center’, where they have giant slides, bouncy castles, and many other adventurous soft play to explore!

Though do note that the Junglebarn Play area is available for late afternoon sessions only.

What You Need To Know:


Entry Free
Paradise Park OnlyParadise Park & JungleBarn
Senior (+ 60 years old) – £13 / $17.16 Adult (15-60 years old) – £14.45 / $19.07Child (3-14 years old) – £10.75 / $14.19 
Children under 3: Free
Senior (+ 60 years old) – £15.50 / $20.45Adult (15-60 years old) – £16.95 / $22.30Child (3-14 years old) – £13.25 / $17.40
Children under 3: Free
Operation HoursOpen Daily (10 am – 5 pm)
Closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year’s Day
LocationBoldeva (North Cornwall)
This is perfect forAnimal lovers Adventurous toddler 

28. Screech Owl Sanctuary

Screech Owl Sanctuary

*knock knock*

Who’s there?

*who*

Who who???

Who………..wants to check out Screech Owl Sanctuary? I know you do! 

This incredibly popular wildlife rescue service is one of the best attraction for child-friendly holidays in Cornwall. Located not too far from Goss Moor Touring & Camping, this sanctuary is home to some of the finest owl breeds as well as other wildlife animals such as

This 2007 sanctuary also included a  family-friendly owl cafe called the Tiggy’s Tea Room (You ought to try their Cornish cream teas!)

Do note that dogs are not allowed (except for assistance dogs) as they might scare off the owls *Screech*

What You Need To Know:

Entry FeeAdult (+15 years old) – £14 / $18.40Child (3-14 years old) – £10 / $13.10
Children under 3: Free
Operation HoursSubject to daily slots (suggest to check their website)
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
LocationIndian Queens  (Mid Cornwall)
This is perfect forOwl handling experience (1:1 session for  30 minutes at £35 / $46)Owl lover

29. Tredethick Farm Cottages

Tredethick Farm Cottages

If you have a young toddler who loves animals, then this might just be the perfect toddler holiday in Cornwall. Go ahead and bring them to stay a night in one of the best child-friendly farm holidays, Cornwall! 

Tredethick Farm Cottages has several cottages throughout its farmland suitable for all ages. 

These child-friendly Cornwall cottages will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your stay as they have spacious, family-friendly rooms, outdoor hot tubs, and even a heated indoor pool! (Amazing innit?!!)

Not to forget, they also have an abundance of farm animals within the compound for you to feed (if you do stay here). 

Few animals on Tredethick farm waiting to greet you & your family such as::

Your child can even get to feed farm animals, get on a pony ride, ride bikes on their farm trail, and explore their acres of farmland.

Do note that this is a highly popular attraction, so I strongly suggest that you book ahead of your trip!

What You Need To Know:

Entry FeeSubject to selected date and no. of nights stay
Operation HoursSubject to your stay
LocationTheredethick (Southeast Cornwall)
This is perfect forAnimal lover Family overnight farm stay with animals Pony ridingFarm experience 

30. The Tamar Valley Donkey Park

Did you know that donkeys have personalities? 

Just like us, they too can be pretty mischievous at times. So, if you and your child are wondering which personality you can find in a Donkey, then head to The Tamar Valley Donkey Park.

They also have few animals such as baby goats, sheep, and other small animals. They also have an indoor soft playground which is great for hyperactive toddlers!

Note that this attraction is quite popular and you have to book online first. Tickets are strictly limited to 6 per customer, and you can select based on the dates available for the month.

What You Need To Know:

Entry FeeSenior – £8.50 / $11.20Adult – £8.95 / $11.80Child – £8.50 / $11.20
Children under 2: Free
Operation HoursSubject to daily slots
10:30 am – 4:30 pm
LocationGunnislake (Northeast Cornwall)
This is perfect forDonkey feedingAdopt a Donkey or other animals (£20 / $26)Donkey walking 

FAQ 

Where In Cornwall Is Best For Families?

Bustling Truro is a great family vacation destination in Cornwall since there is so much to do and see nearby that even the youngest family members will have a great time. It’s a popular Cornish vacation spot because of its central location; from here, you can quickly go to St. Austell or Falmouth.

Is Cornwall Good For Family Holidays?

Yes, this shouldn’t come as a surprise considering how much there is to do in Cornwall with kids making Cornwall as one of the most popular places in the UK for a family holiday. It offers some stunning beaches, farms & theme parks that are suitable for families with small children. 

Is Cornwall Baby-Friendly?

It is one of the best baby-friendly destinations for families as Cornwall has so many unique attractions that can accommodate all age groups in a family. Plus, it offers a perfect place for fun, sea, and sand for babies, toddlers, children, and adults. 

Conclusion

Now you know where to go for a child friendly holidays in Cornwall, so pack up those bags (and those little pacifiers) and get ready to head to all these places.

Your holiday = Your choice.

If you’re racing against time, then you can select several attractions out of my 30 child-friendly holidays in Cornwall attractions/activities. 

Hopefully, any one of these options will bring joy and a smile to your little one! 

If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay while you’re on a southwest coastal journey, then check out my 15 jaw-dropping southwest coastal path accommodations (which I think you & your kids will personally love). 

So go on and make those memories with your family by checking out these attractions!

Have fun, be sure to take a lot of photos once you’re there!

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