Things to do in Cornwall with kids

There are hundreds of great places to visit and things to do with children in Cornwall, whether it's at the beach in the summer sunshine or exploring an ancient woodland amongst the gold and brown of autumn. We've put together this list to help you plan the perfect day out in Cornwall with the kids.

Bedruthan, Cornwall

See the stars at Carnewas and Bedruthan Steps 

The stunning view at Carnewas, Cornwall, is hidden as you first come into the car park. A short walk will show you why it's such a popular spot, and a beautiful place to look at the night sky.

The Kitchen Garden in June at Trengwainton Garden, Cornwall

Cultivating new gardeners in the Community Garden 

A 'home from home' for many students over the course of a year, the Community Garden provides a fantastic space to nurture the potential for a life-long love of gardening.

A view of the harbour at St Michael's Mount, Cornwall

Enjoy a family day out at St Michael's Mount

Enjoy a day out with your family to St Michael's Mount, Cornwall.

Camping at Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall

Highertown Farm Campsite, Cornwall 

Bring a tent, caravan or motorhome and enjoy a relaxed stay at this simple campsite only a few minutes’ walk from the sea.

View of the Edgcumbe tea-room exterior on Cotehele Quay, Cornwall

The Edgcumbe tea-room on Cotehele Quay

After a brisk walk you can enjoy a light lunch, a glass of wine, a refreshing drink, or a cream tea in the Edgcumbe on the quay. Four legged friends more than welcome.

Man Engine tunnel, Levant Mine

The life of a Cornish Miner

For much of its life span Levant had five or six hundred employees, men, women and children. A typical miner’s day was long and very hard going; a life under the sea was not easy and life above it was hardly better.

The tunnels at Uppark House and Garden, West Sussex

Twisted tunnels 

Dark burrows, winding tunnels through trees and shafts that seem to go to the centre of the earth. Are you brave enough to visit these mysterious places we care for?

Holywell Beach

Hidden surprises at Holywell

For its sheer diversity of landscape this group of National Trust places is hard to beat. Exposed rocky headlands, sandy surfing beaches, enormous dunes, common land, streamside habitats, a tidal estuary, mudflats and a patch of woodland area all found in one relatively small part of North Cornwall only a stone's throw from the popular resort of Newquay.

Looking down onto the cherry laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall

Discover the maze at Glendurgan Garden, Cornwall 

The cherry laurel maze at Glendurgan Garden has been entertaining families for more than 175 years. Who will win your family’s race to the middle?

The Boudoir, attached to Lady Robartes's bedroom at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Have a Victorian adventure at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Children can learn to identify creepy crawlies, fold napkins, brush hats and learn about some of the servants' jobs on a visit to the Victorian family home, Lanhydrock in Cornwall.