- Things to do or visit with children near Newquay.
You don’ve have to just sit on the beach. Surfing lessons is the obvious suggestion if your kids like the water but also check out other activities on the beach (kiting etc). This is just down the road and pretty well organised (Watergate Bay is worth a visit anyway), but there are loads of other places locally: http://www.watergatebay.co.uk/content/extremesports-kitesurf.htm
Also got family biking on the Camel Trail between Padstow and Wadebridge (and on to Bodmin if they are up to it). Bike hire at both ends if you’re not taking your own.
There’s the Blue Reef aquarium in Newquay itself and there are fishing trips available from the harbour if that’s your thing. There is also a zoo.
Few theme parks in the area – little one might like Dairyland but probably not much for your eldest.
Not been myself but the steam railway at Lappa Valley is also apparently well worth a visit.Posted 4 years agocarlosgMember
Newquay zoo is pretty good for a small zoo and your tickets are valid for a week if you get a quick picture done at the entrance, theres Dairyland just up the road , Old McDonald’s farm at Porthcothan bay is good for a bit (also where we camp) . Theres s Creally adventure park just outside Padstow that isn’t 2 hours away from Newquay. If you like cream teas the national trust place at Bedruthan steps is highly recommended. We’ve done a few treasure trails ( http://www.treasuretrails.co.uk) in Cornwall and they’re not bad for killing a couple of hours.Posted 4 years agoampthillSubscriber
Newquay zoo is grear
But I would have started with bucket and spade.
Castles and stream damns on a falling tide, sea defences to get washed away on a rising tide
tunnels and sand sculptures. Cars and boats with seats for everyone are fun to make
rock pooling at low tide
Oh and make sure you buy then both a wetsuit. Cheap and cheerful sun and sea protection
Crab fishing at high tide
paddling and wave jumpingPosted 4 years agosquiffMember
Try this, great website for planning days out with the familyPosted 4 years agowrightysonMember
Creally adventure park is good for a laugh.
It’s 2 hours from Newquay though so probably best as a stopover unless you want a mutiny!
If you walk maybe but at 12 ish miles I reckon it’s about half an hour!Posted 4 years ago
Also worth looking at tintagel castle as they have various medieval (etc) shows on all through the summer. Then a walk over to trebarwith with some geocacheing on the way. Still one of the best we’ve ever found.
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