These are just a few of our own favourite days out. Just ask if you need help in finding yours.
Explore in a greener way with the Fal River Mussel card which enables you to travel by bus, train or boat around many attractions of the River Fal. You can even get a pass into many of the attractions. Its a great way to explore and cards can be bought online or picked up in the new Fal River Visitor Information Centre on the Princes of Wales Pier.
Sea safari's with Orca are a brilliant adventure and day out exploring the wildlife in the water and along our coasts. You might spot basking sharks, dolphins or seals whilst finding out more about our historical seamen and pirates.
Seal watching at Godrevy will give you a amazing experience you will always remember. Take binoculars to get closer to the grey seal colony of around 30 but sometimes up to 80 seals which can often be seen on the beach at Mullion Cove. Autumn is the best time to see the pups. Walk form Hells Mouth car park to Godrevy café for coffee or lunch.
Drive to Redruth and catch the train into St Ives and visit the Tate, Barbara Hepworth Museum and wander round the numerous other galleries. Closer to Little White Alice why not explore the creative lively towns of Falmouth and Penryn. In Falmouth visit the excellent Falmouth Art Gallery where you can browse the art and the kids can get stuck into a creative activity before wandering along the main streets to discover many private galleries. Penryn has in recent years become a real creative hub of activity with many new exhibition spaces opening such as the quirkey intimate gallery Fannie and Fox and the beautiful glassworks gallery of Malcom Sutcliffe.
Get creative and make your own souvenirs.
Jubille Wharf in Penryn has become an inspired sustainable arts and community centre where you can spend a whole day exploring the small studios and galleries. You can take a workshop in printmaking with John Howard. Pop into the award winning Miss Peapods for lunch on the terrace over looking the river or even drop into a yoga or dance class in the Zed Shed.
Get on the water. Hire anything from a small motor boat to a sailing cruiser to a kayak and explore the wonderful estuaries of the rivers around us. You can hire boats of all sizes from many different venues. Some of our favourite days out have been on our kayaks launching from the Helford, Mylor or Loe beach. More recently we've been exploring the North Coast, on ocassions accompanied by seals and Frenchman's Creek on the Helford with Koru Kayaking who are perfect hosts with indepth knowledge of the waters around them.
Hire a bike from our neighbours Explorer Cycle or take your own and discover over 60 miles of the Mineral Tramways. There are lots of spots to stop off and have refreshments along the way. You can even cycle to the new Heartlands Project with its amazing gardens, play park, heritage centre cafes and much more.
Experience astounding outdoor theatre in the historical cliff side Minack Theatre with a changing programme of visiting companies. Be inspired by the innovative Asylum theatre with the ground breaking Kneehigh company who have both adult and childrens shows and workshops throughout the summer.
Golf at one of over 10 courses within 10 miles
Whether its beautiful park land settings or dramatic coastal links Cornwall has it all.
Get Nautical at the Maritime Museum Falmouth
The award winning museum is excellent for a wet day with hands on interactive displays to keep everyone entertained and childrens workshops throughout the year.
Get historical at Poldark mine
Hard hats, steep climbs and narrow dark tunnels, think Indiana Jones not for the faint hearted. The above ground attractions are a bit dated but the guided trips into the mine is well worth taking the time out to experience.
Discover and rediscover The Eden Project
Cornwall’s eighth wonder of the world with the world’s largest biomes is less than an hours drive away well worth calling into on your journey to or from us saving those vital fuel miles.
Shopping in Truro
If you cannot live without a bit of retail therapy then Truro has a good mix of national and independent shops and you can catch a train or a ferry there from Falmouth and do a bit of relaxed site seeing on the way.
Relaxing days at the Budock Vean Hotel. The lovely folk at Budock Vean Hotel have come up with a whole raft of offers for our guests including discounts on Spa treatments, the use of their pool, golf course, tennis courts and more. It's a fantastic place to go for a day out with cream teas and sumptious lunches on the terrace and a private woodland walk down to the estuary.
Surfing for all. You are never too young or too old to start surfing and there are lots of activity providers around to help you. One of our favourites are Global boarders who will coax you up on to the waves what ever your previous experience. There are numerous other surfing beaches to explore.
Sunbathing on the Helford
South facing sheltered beaches surrounded by lush trees, our favourite is Grebe Beach close to the village of Durgan with calm estuary waters it’s a must for wild swimming.
Horse riding with Cornish Riding Holidays With amazing off road trails to explore, beach rides, lessons and holiday clubs. Cornish Riding Holidays have the horse to help you grow and develop confidence from exploring Cornwall at your horses pace along the historical Mineral Tramways to jumping lessons. You could spend a whole week riding everyday with them and return to the luxury of our hot tub every evening.
Garden watching at some of Cornwall’s 60 amazing gardens
Our mild climate has created some of the most exotic gardens in the UK. the award winning Trebah gardens with its lucious walks leading down to the seashore, an adventure playground, Kids trail and creative sessions, gallery space, shop and fantastic cafe tick all our boxes.
Sculpture in a garden? Tremenheere just newly opened has become one of our favourite places to hang out in with the fantastic Limetree cafe, a shop and magical light sculptures and art installations. Film evenings and other themed events throughout the year.
Sea fishing for your dinner? Why not take a trip out with Blue Pointer. Whether you are a first timer or an experienced fisherman Dan will take you out and ensure that you don't come back empty handed.
Some of the Places where more accessibility has been carefully considered include:
Trebah Gardens with their Tramper all terrain scooters
Stithians Watersports Centre with their wheel chair friendly wheely boat
Heartlands with their flat level site and gardens.
The Maritime Museum Falmouth
The Eden Project.
Falmouth Art Gallery.
Jubilee Wharf and Miss Peapods in falmouth