Visit award winning family attractions in Cornwall
Whether you prefer thrill-a-minute rollercoaster rides or like to spend your time visiting historic houses, there are so many great family attractions in Cornwall!
At Poldown Caravan Park, we’re blessed with a great location that’s close to many of the most popular family attractions. Here we take a look at some of our favourites…
If you prefer your action more of the white-knuckle variety then head to nearby Helston for a day of fun at Flambards Theme Park. Enjoy rollercoasters and rides for the whole family at this popular attraction! Take a spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster, check out the amazing views from the top of SkyRaker – the drop, twisting rider, brave the Thunderbolt and prepare to get wet on the Colorado River log flume!
For awe-inspiring attractions look no further than St Michael’s Mount. Only 25 minutes away from our park, St Michael’s Mount is a Medieval island castle steeped in history and legend. Stroll across the granite causeway where a legendary giant once walked and follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history, discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home.
One of the most popular attractions is the iconic Eden Project. With its magnificent rainforest and Mediterranean biomes, the Eden Project is rightly regarded as of the UK’s top places to visit. This epic destination definitely deserves a day of your undivided attention. More than just a huge, tropical garden, Eden is a gateway into the relationships between plants and people, and a fascinating insight into the story of mankind’s dependence on plant life. A great family day out!
West Cornwall holidays really aren’t complete without taking in a show at the Minack Theatre. This legendary open air theatre is perched right on the cliff tops near Porthcurno. Enjoy classical productions or musicals in this dramatic amphitheatre, as you hear the waves crash in close by. It’s open all year round for you to come and explore and discover the incredible story of Rowena Cade, who created the theatre.
Poldark Mine is the only complete tin mine in Cornwall open for underground guided tours and is regarded as one of the most historic locations in the annals of Cornish Mining. The museum and grounds contain many unique exhibits and interpret the fascinating story of the Cornish miners overseas. The museum offers something of interest to people of all ages. Described as a ‘Jewel in the Crown of the Cornish Mining World Heritage Site’ the mine tour gives a unique insight into working conditions in 18th and early 19th century tin mines and into Cornwall’s geology.
Discover the UK’s most westerly mainland point at Land’s End (and grab the ultimate photo by that famous landmark sign!) Here you can enjoy beautiful coastal walks but also learn more about the history of this remote area of Cornwall in the visitor centre and grab a bite to eat in the café too!
Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi-award winning museum not only has 15 stunning galleries beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions.
Enjoy glorious spring displays of magnolias, rhododendrons and camellias plus a thriving walled kitchen garden. Experience stunning views and an abundance of exotic trees and shrubs in a garden cradled just inland of Mounts Bay.
For more information on all the great family attractions in Cornwall, take a look at Visit Cornwall’s website.