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A little further
If you don’t mind spending slightly longer in the car, there is an array of exciting attractions in Cornwall just waiting to be explored! Discover more about Cornwall’s maritime history at The National Maritime Museum, immerse yourself in a tropical climate at The Eden Project, or wander The Lost Gardens of Heligan to discover the treasures within…
National Maritime Museum
Nestled right by the sea in the colourful town of Falmouth, the museum aspires “to bring new and diverse perspectives to maritime issues and highlight their relevance to the present day”. Showcasing 15 galleries, a boatbuilding workshop, interaction exhibitions that change regularly as well as artwork, maps, charts and more, this popular attraction is sure to delight young and old. They host plenty of special events throughout the year, great for entertaining children during the school holidays! When you’ve finished exploring the museum, you will also find lots of shops, restaurants, cafés and beaches in Falmouth, should you fancy making a day trip of your visit!
A firm favourite with families, Newquay Zoo boasts hundreds of exotic animals as well as familiar furry faces. Expect to discover otters, armadillos, zebras, parrots, monkeys, snakes and lnyx…to name just a few! There is plenty to enjoy including special events and regular feeding times and talks where you can learn more about the critters who call Newquay Zoo home. You’re welcome to bring your own picnic to the zoo which you can enjoy in their picnic areas, or you’ll find a café onsite, as well as a delightful gift shop for picking up a special animal themed souvenir.
Lost Gardens of Heligan
An award-winning gardens, The Lost Gardens of Heligan invite you to take a step back in time and lose yourself in Europe’s largest garden restoration. Set out along winding paths to enjoy the gardens that await, including Victorian productive gardens, pleasure grounds and a jungle experience. See if you can find the The Giant’s Head, Mud Maid and Grey Lady hidden amongst the foliage, as well as a whole variety of enthralling wildlife, such as kingfishers and hummingbird hawkmoths!
The Eden Project
Once a former clay mine that had left the landscape barren, The Eden Project is now a vibrant global garden that lets you take a thrilling journey around the natural world. Grab your explorer’s hat and trek through the incredible biomes where you can explore the world’s largest indoor rainforest. Immerse yourself in the Mediterranean biome before enjoying the extensive outdoor gardens and a variety of art and thought-provoking performance pieces. The whole site is buggy friendly so great for those with little ones in tow and you will find a café onsite where you can enjoy some tasty treats.