Cornwall has a whole variety of things to do apart from the glorious beaches we have got gardens, museums, art galleries, Cornish mining sites, adventure parks and National Trust heritage sites.
A pick of our favourites are on this page and keep a look out for discount vouchers in your cottage.
Where else in the world can you trek through steamy jungles and experience the largest
rainforest in captivity from 30 metres above the forest floor? Or meander through the fragrant Mediterranean and admire the splendour of the largest conservatories in the world? Only at Eden.
Over 30 acres of exciting outdoor planting are growing under the warm Cornish sun, so get out and explore! Find your hidden Eden and seek out the fun trails, shortcuts, hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits.
From the colourful bulbs of spring to den building and survival skills in summer, Halloweden to the winter festival with its magical ice rink, you can be sure there’ll always be something new to enthral and entertain visitors young and old!
Purchase your Eden tickets with us and not only do you get 10% off the normal entry price, you will also benefit from using the pre-paid ticket queue – perfect for those busier days! Plus if instead of paying the entry fee you make a gift aid donation to Eden of equal value you will get, in return, entry to Eden AND can come back free of charge as many times as you like for the next 12 months!
Check out www.edenproject.com
Flambards is near Helston and offers a great day out for all the family. It has numerous rides as well as offering a little history into Britain in the Blitz and a Victorian Village, with the sights and smells to take you right back there. New this year is one2eleven a large indoor play area with cafe. Please call us for your discounted vouchers before your holiday and visit the Flambards website for more information
Check out www.flambards.co.uk
Blue Reef Aquarium Newquay
Take the ultimate undersea safari at the award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay.
Over 40 naturally themed habitats take you on a fantastic journey from Cornish waters to exoctic seas. Come face to face with our fascinating rescued turtles, fierce piranha, pulsating jellyfish and meet amazing pufferfish! At the Aquarium's heart is the giant ocean tank where an underwater tunnel offers incredible views of huge stingrays, tropical sharks and shoals of colourful fish.
As well as a full programme of entertaining talks and feeding displays taking place throughout the day, there's an ever-changing programme of special events and exhibitions
Check out www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk for full details.
The Minack Theatre
The Minack Theatre is the stunning creation of one lady back over 50 years ago. It's situated on a cliff top only a 10 min drive from Lands End. You can visit in the day, or even better in the evening as the sun sets. To watch a performance with the breathtaking rugged Cornish cliffs and sea as your backdrop. This is a must for your visit to Cornwall.
Check out www.minack.com for full details
The Lost Gardens of Heligan
This world renowned garden's history dates back to the end of the 19th century. It belongs to one of the most mysterious estates in England. After decades of neglect it's 1000 acres were discovered and slowly over time are being restored to award winning gardens. Heligan is now internationally acclaimed and with another 200 acres to unearth it's a work in progress with plenty to see. You will find the gardens near Mevagissey.
check out www.heligan.com for full details
The Tate gallery in St. Ives opened in 1993 it showcases modern and contemporary art which focuses on the surroundings of Cornwall. The modern building has great views across Porthmeor beach and you will often see the view in some of the artwork. They regularly run temporary exhibitons all details can be found on their website below.
Check out www.tate.org.uk for full details
St Michaels Mount
St Michaels mount used to be a thriving port for the tin industry. It's spectacular to look at with a castle perched on a small island. It's now part of the National Trust and to visit you can either cross over by foot at low tide. At high tide you will need to take a boat which will take you right to the spot where trading ships once moored. You can see the remains of an 18th Century village as well as the castle steeped in history. For more information please visit the website below
check out www.stmichaelsmount.co.uk for full details
Tintagel Castle is situated on the windswept breathtaking North Cornwall coast and is well worth a visit. Rumour has it it's the birthplace of King Arthur who was protected from the evil magician Merlin by his magic sword Excalibur. The village of Tintagel has lots of quaint art and craft shops and it makes for a plesant day out.
Check out www.tintagelcastle.co.uk for full details
For those of you staying at Pennance or Tresooth. Pendennis Castle is right on your doorstep in Falmouth. It was built by Henry Vlll to defend the country against invasion. It was also the last royalist stronghold during the English Civil war. This award winning attraction has an interactive exhibiton.
Check out www.english-heritage.org.uk/daysout/properties/pendennis-castle for full details
Cornwall Tin Mining
Back in 1870 Cornwall was the worlds premier tin supplier and most of the region were employed in this sector. In a short period there were over 2000 mines. Although at that time the region was booming, it lasted only half a century and due to foreign competitors was almost finished . To this day you will still be able to see the remains of many a tin mine, a few of which can be spotted on the coastal paths. For a family educational and fun day out take a visit to World Heritage Site Poldark Mine.
Check out www.poldark-mine.co.uk for full details