Cornwall – something for everyone

Newquay is ideally located on the North Coast with good access to the Cornish road network. Here’s a comprehensive list of things to do, places to go and things to see in and around Newquay and farther out into Cornwall. Whether you just want to relax or experience every available adventure and experience, there’s something for everyone.

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Newquay itself is packed with exciting things to do, places to go and attractions to enjoy. Here are some of the most popular. You can also find plenty of leaflets and brochures in our B&B, covering more or less every popular attraction in the area and beyond.

Newquay Zoo – Newquay Zoo is the only one of its kind in Cornwall and offers plenty of fun things to do for every age. There are children’s play areas, a dragon maze and real, live animals to meet, a restaurant and shop plus special animal feeding times, fascinating talks and a summer barbecue.

The Cornish Cyder farm – Just 10-15 minutes outside Newquay, the Cornish Cyder Farm nestles in several acres of fragrant apple orchards. Open all year round with free entry and paid-for guided tours on tap, there’s also the Mowhay Restaurant to enjoy, situated in a beautifully converted barn.

Blue Reef Aquarium – Right on Towan Beach in the centre of Newquay, the Blue Reef Aquarium is a stunning place to explore. Discover local marine species as well as masses of tropical fish and other sea creatures. Marvel at the underwater tunnel. Experience fresh water turtle displays and more. Wow!

Magical Mystery Tours – The Magical Mystery Tour Newquay is one of the most exciting family experiences in the town. The Beatles-inspired attraction and coach tour is the best way to experience Newquay even if you’re not a Beatles fan, providing a feast of spectacular scenery and stunning Cornish villages.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway – 10 minutes outside Newquay, the Lappa Valley Steam Railway runs on one of the earliest railway lines in Cornwall. Opened in the late 18th century as a mineral line from Newquay to East Wheal Rose, it later became part of the Great Western Railway. Closed to the public in 1963, the founder Eric Booth reopened part of the line as a narrow-gauge railway in 1974.

As one of Britain’s best-loved counties for sun, sea, sand and adventure, there’s a host of thrilling things to do, see and visit in Cornwall. Here are some of our customers’ favourites. We also display lots of brochures and leaflets detailing even more Cornwall attractions – just ask.

The Flambards Experience – Opened nearly 30 years ago as the Cornwall Aircraft Park, the Flambards Experience is one of the most popular days out in Cornwall. The theme park hosts the best thrill rides in Cornwall plus the popular Flambards Victorian Village and Britain in the Blitz indoor attractions.

The Eden Project – Visitors are invariable moved by the sheer scale of ambition and the incredible beauty of the Eden Project’s remarkable Living Theatre. The world famous attraction brings together scientists, artists and technologists to create a unique place where the future comes to vibrant life. It’s unforgettable.

The National Seal Sanctuary – Set near the beautiful village of Gweek, the National Seal Sanctuary is a busy rescue centre as well as a permanent home to many seals of all breeds, sizes and ages.

Land’s End – Stunning scenery, fantastic views of the magnificent cliffs and the endless Atlantic ocean. From here you can see wild flowers, sea birds, seals and dolphins plus five excellent ‘pay as you go’ attractions bringing ancient tales of heroism, pirate skullduggery and adventure on the waves to vibrant life.

Paradise Park – Opened in 1973, Paradise Park is home to a huge private collection of birds. The park is set in a sheltered area with large aviaries in beautiful gardens, a sanctuary for owls, eagles, touracos, cranes, peacocks, parrots and all manner of fascinating and exotic feathered friends.

Cornish Market World – A tourist attraction in its own right, you’ll enjoy exploring a vast range of products spread across a huge venue loved as much by locals as it is by visitors. And the children won’t get bored – there’s plenty to keep them amused plus a choice of cool paces to eat.

Minack Theatre – Minack is Cornish for ‘a rocky place’ and the crag below the theatre has always attracted local fishermen. Until the 1930s they had the gorse-filled gully to themselves and the cliffs echoed to the cries of gulls instead of actors. A breathtaking place to see performances.

Dairyland Farm World – Slides, drop slides, ball pools, soft play areas, climbing nets, a fireman’s pole, tumble tower and much more for the whole family to enjoy! The Dairyland fun also includes pony and hay rides, bottle feeding, pat a pet, hands on milking and a viewing gallery where you can watch the cows being milked.

The Tate St Ives – Choose a self directed visit, book a tour guide or book a practical artist-led workshop. The exhibits change three times a year and you can also enjoy the permanent collection displayed at the nearby Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.

Great gardens of Cornwall – Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Cornwall’s picturesque gardens are home to some of the most exciting, rare and beautiful plants and trees in the British Isles. You can also use the Garden seeker website to find useful links to gardens and other scenic areas throughout Britain.

Carnglaze – The famous underground slate caves in south east Cornwall are your oyster – how can you resist Carnglaze Caverns and The Rum Store?

Geevor Tin Mine – Geevor became a Museum and Heritage Centre in late 1993, helping preserve the legendary mining heritage of Cornwall. Fascinating stuff.

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April 2017
21-23rd       –    ThunderCat Racing National Championships on Fistral Beach
21-23rd      –    Porthleven Food Festival
27-1st            –   Cornwall International Male Voice Choral Festival

May 2017
1st        – –     –   Padstow May Day
6th           –     –   Helston Flora
13-20th          –   St Ives Literature Festival

June 2017
8-10th            –   Royal Cornwall Show
16-17th          –   Electric Beach Festival on Newquay’s Fistral Beach
16-18th          –   Falmouth Classics Regatta
30-2nd           –   Tunes in the Dunes

July 2017
1-8th           –   Newquay Carnival Week
14-16th          –   Tropical Pressure Festival

August 2017
4-13th            –   Falmouth Week
9-13th            –   Board Masters Championship & Festival
24-28th          –   Cornwall Folk Week in Wadebridge

September 2017
2-3rd              –    Newquay Women’s County Gig Championships
8-10th            –    The Little Orchard Cider & Music Festival
8-10th            –    Newquay Fish Festival
16-17th          –    Newquay Men’s County Gig Championships

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