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Family Days Out

With Cornwall being one of the top UK holiday destinations, there is no shortage of things to do and places to see.  There is something for everyone whatever the weather, rain or shine, making Cornwall the ‘Perfect Family Holiday’.

With so much choice available to you, here a just a few favourites (from nearest to furthest from Trewince):

Charlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre – St AustellCharlestown Shipwreck & Heritage Centre – St Austell (Approx 18 miles): Located in the historical village of Charlestown, (one of the locations used for filming the current BBC series Poldark) offering insight into the village history, heritage and shipwrecks. Exhibition contains artefacts from over 150 shipwrecks – shipwreckcharlestown.com

FPhoto of Cornwall Football Golfootball Golf – St AustellFootball Golf – St Austell (Approx 19 miles): FootballGolf uses the same rules as golf but instead of using a club players kick a football into a hole. There are hazards and obstacles along the way helping make the game fun and enjoyable for everyone. Two courses to suit all ages and abilities – cornwallfootballgolf.co.uk

The Eden Project – St AustellThe Eden Project – St Austell (Approx 21 miles): Built in an old china clay quarry, now a world famous visitor attraction.  Popular for Tropical & Mediterranean Biomes, home to plants from all over the world – edenproject.com

Clip ‘n Climb – Victoria, RocheClip ‘n Climb – Victoria, Roche (Off A30) (Approx 24 miles): Suitable for everyone from 4 years and up, Clip ‘n Climb is a safe and fun climbing experience based around a variety of themed challenges.  The system makes climbing safe and accessible for everyone, from pre-school kids to retirees – indooractive.co.uk

Newquay ZooNewquay Zoo (Approx 24 miles): Cornwall’s largest zoo housing over 130 species. Seasonal events run throughout the year including ‘keeper talks and feeding times’ allowing you to get closer to the animals – newquayzoo.org.uk

Maritime Museum – FalmouthMaritime Museum – Falmouth (Approx 27 miles): A multi-award winning museum based on the harbour-side at Falmouth. Featuring exhibitions, events and activities that celebrate the sea, boats and Cornwall. Explore Cornwall’s maritime heritage and heroes – nmmc.co.uk

Pendennis Castle – FalmouthPendennis Castle – Falmouth (Approx 28 miles): Built between 1539-1545 for King Henry VIII to guard the entrance to the River Fal.  The castle has a discovery centre complete with interactive displays & activities.  Medieval re-enactments are staged here, plus special events held throughout the year – english-heritage.org.uk

Heartlands – RedruthHeartlands – Redruth (Approx 29 miles): A free visitor attraction and world heritage site gateway in Cornwall. State of the art exhibitions, sculptures, gardens, giant adventure playscape for kids, art & craft studios and a unique cafe in the old carpenters workshop – heartlandscornwall.com

Poldark Mine – HelstonPoldark Mine – Helston (Aprrox 31 miles): Visit the real ‘POLDARK MINE’ The location of the world’s first documented tin stamping mill (1493) and its 18th century tin mine makes Poldark one of Cornwall’s most important heritage assets. Situated in the picturesque Cober River Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  See where filming took place for some of the underground shots used in the BBC series – poldark-mine.co.uk

Bodmin & Wenford Steam RailwayBodmin & Wenford Steam Railway (Approx 32 miles): Journey back in time and discover Cornwall’s heritage railway through the countryside (13 miles).  Special events and ‘themed’ visits take place throughout the year – bodminrailway.co.uk

Cardinham Woods – BodminCardinham Woods – Bodmin (Approx 32 miles): Beautiful, mixed woodland, popular with dog walkers, cyclists & horse riders. Follow 4 trails from easy routes to longer walks that include steep valley climbs.  Childrens play area and cafe at the entrance – forestry.gov.uk/cardinham

Flambards – HelstonFlambards – Helston (Approx 32 miles): This family themepark has rides & attractions to suit everyone from children to adults alike.  Walk through history in the award winning exhibitions including the re-created Victorian village  and Britain in the blitz – flambards.co.uk

Geevor Tin Mine – Near PenzanceGeevor Tin Mine – Near Penzance (Approx 51 miles): Closed as a working mine in 1990 and now a world heritage site and museum on the cliffs of the Atlantic Coast.  Discover Cornwall’s mining history, go underground, pan for gold & take part in activities & workshops – geevor.com

In Reception you will find, leaflets, booklets and lots of further information to help you plan your days out during your stay here at Trewince.