Holidaying in Cornwall is great fun for all the family, with miles of coast path, beautiful beaches and fantastic attractions throughout the county to discover.

Whether it’s brilliant sunshine or a rainy day there are plenty of things to do in Cornwall. Visit fantastic museums and galleries, have a kick about on the beach or discover ancient monuments.

Below is a list of some of the great activities and attractions that are free to visit in Cornwall – perfect for the half term week.

Siblyback Lake

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Explore a beautiful lake set in the dramatic landscape of Bodmin Moor - situated just outside Liskeard in North Cornwall. Siblyback Lake offers a wide range of activities both on and off the water- from walking and climbing to paid for water-skiing and windsurfing.

Healeys Cyder Farm

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One of Cornwall’s best attractions, Healeys Cyder Farm is located between Truro and Newquay. The kids will love the farmyard animals and there are exquisite tastings of cider, juices and jams to delight your taste buds. Guided tours are also available starting from £15.00 for a family ticket.

Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange Penzance

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The famous fishing village of Newlyn gave its name to a group of artists who were seduced by Cornwall’s amazing air, enviable light and beautiful landscapes. Explore the artist’s work at one of the county’s leading contemporary galleries. Continue the trail of great art at The Exchange in Penzance – the biggest gallery space in the region where large masterpieces are displayed.

The Lizard Peninsula

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The Lizard Peninsula is unique, scattered with fantastic individual fishing villages, an abundance of secluded beaches and beautiful walks. Take your pick of where to discover: Coverack? Mullion? Cadgwith? Wherever you choose we don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

The Camel Trail

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The Camel Trail is an 18 mile multi-purpose route between Wenfordbridge, Bodmin, Wadebridge and Padstow. Popular with cyclists, walkers and horse riders, start in the quintessential fishing town of Padstow and make your way along the trail discovering beautiful Cornwall as you go.


Golitha Falls

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Natural wonders provide some of the best free days out in Cornwall. Golitha Falls is a magical place to visit – an ancient oak forest, waterfalls, beautiful walks and amazing wildlife. If you’re lucky, you might even spot otters playing!

Holywell Bay Fun Park

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Close to the beautiful beach of Holywell Bay you’ll find a fantastic fun park for all the family. Free entry to the park means you only pay for the rides and attractions you actually use - whether that’s the zorbing balls, battle boats or a round of adventure golf…

Chysauster ancient village

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This Iron Age Settlement has been very well preserved. 175m above sea level there are uninterrupted views of the stunning coastal surroundings. A great place to unearth the past and see what rural life was like 2,000 years ago.

The Great Flat Lode

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A seven –mile trail through some of Cornwall’s best preserved mining landscapes. Accessible to walkers, cyclists and horse rides as part of Cornwall’s Mineral Tramway Trails.