What's on and days out in exotic gardens, ancient houses and mining history encircled by a much-loved coastline

Places to visit

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There's around 50 places to have a day out in Cornwall. Family houses, historic buidings, mining heritage, miles of coast, a nature reserve, formal gardens and parkland. Here's a taste of what's on and where to go in Cornwall this season. 

Top picks this winter

New Year, new you

Outdoor activities

Winter walk at Trelissick

Find a place to visit 

Discover somewhere to visit using our search. In the South West you're never far from somewhere to explore.

Thousands of pink bottles washed up on Poldhu beach

The pink tide - one year later 

We look back on an event that took place one year ago and how the colour of the "tide" helped to raise awareness of marine pollution.

Snowdrops at Prior Park

Find an event 

Places in the South West host everything from guided house tours and ranger days to winter walks.

Upcoming events


Framing Godolphin

Sun 22 Jan 2017
Using the winter light and the grounds of Godolphin as your inspiration, come and photograph, draw or paint at this historic site.

Going digital photography course - Explore your camera part 2 (advanced skills)

Sun 22 Jan 2017
Take an advanced digital camera photography course.

Chit Chat and Crafts

Tue 24 Jan 2017
Bring your latest craft projects along to our chit chat and crafts mornings on Tuesday at Godolphin.

A lecture and lunch with John Peck, the official photographer of Wheal Jane

Tue 24 Jan 2017
A delicious lunch will be served in our Barn restaurant followed by a photographic record of the last years of mining in Wheal Jane and South Crofty
Chapel Porth

Chapel Porth beach cleans

Fri 27 Jan 2017
Get some fresh air as well as helping us keep Chapel Porth clean and beautiful.

Trelissick parkrun

Sat 28 Jan 2017
parkrun - free, timed 5k event, every Saturday at 9am. Run, walk or jog your way around this multi-terrain route.


Journey from wild coasts, moorland and curious historic houses to lush gardens and beaches in Devon.


Moorland, woods, cycle trails, historic houses, gardens and coast are all close to this maritime city.


Amongst the mysteries of the moor are a gorge, a forge and a spectacular modern fortress.

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Best Days Out Cornwall 

We're proud to be part of an association of tourist attractions in Cornwall that, for over 40 years, has been working to provide the best attractions for families and visitors to Cornwall.