Rainy day activities
Cornwall has many days of sunshine in the holiday season however sometimes there is a need for wet-weather activities. We have compiled a list of activities, some very close to the park and some a bit further away.
Plymouth is just a 20 minute drive away and offers the following attractions:
Warner complex. Barbican
A great destination for bowling, cinema and dining. Restaurants include Pizza express, Frankie and Benny’s and Nando’s
Whilst not on quite the same scale as Florida this is a great place to go on a rainy day (but do beware of all the other people that know this). The tanks contain lots of interesting sea-creatures, but you need to take time to spot all of them. Our personal favourites are the seahorses.
Plymouth life centre (swimming and other activities)
The Plymouth Life Centre is the best sport & leisure facility in the South West and one of the country's leading centres of sporting excellence, home of Olympic Bronze medallist Tom Daly. Designed to meet the future activity needs of all, there is something for everyone...
Theatre Royal Plymouth
The Theatre Royal Plymouth in Plymouth, Devon, England is "the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the south west"
Plymouth pavilions - Ice skating
With snow machines and disco lights, you can transport yourself to the North Pole even in mid summer! So if you fancy something a little different, get your skates on because our Ice Rink offers the only permanent skating facility in the South West and it's ideal for skating whatever your ability.
Shopping Drake circus
Shopping and food in the centre of Plymouth
Other attractions outside Plymouth include:
Sterts Theatre, Liskeard
This is another open-air theatre, a bit closer to home being located at Upton Cross near Liskeard. It does have a roof but you are strongly advised to take a cushion. Look out for the special children’s production throughout the summer season. It has an intimate atmosphere in an unusual setting.
Lux park leisure centre Liskeard – 15 minutes drive
Award-winning leisure centre with swimming pool, gym, sports hall, bowls and outdoor facilities.
Eden project – 45 minutes drive
We don't think there are many people in Britain that haven't heard of the Eden Project and many make the trip to Cornwall purely for the purpose of visiting this spectacular site. To give a brief summary it is an area of Land, once a disused china clay pit, on which several domes or 'biomes' have been built, each with a different climate. Each biome has ranges of plant growing in 'their natural habitat' that many of us will never see otherwise. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get there although allow Longer in the peak summer months. It is particularly popular during mornings and on rainy days. To avoid queuing for tickets, purchase them in advance at Lostwithiel on the route to the Eden Project. Please note the tropical biome is very warm and with 100% humidity. You will need no more than a tshirt at anytime of year in this biome. The other biomes are cooler so dress flexibly
Carnglaze caverns – 20 minutes drive
Carnglaze Caverns is a much recommended all-weather family tourist attraction near the village of St Neot, on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor in Cornwall, halfway between Liskeard and Bodmin just off the A38.
China clay – 50 minutes drive
Bringing Cornwall's fascinating billion pound China Clay industry to life!
Discover how Cornwall's largest mining industry changed the world and the amazing uses of China Clay in our everyday lives today!
Fun, Discover and Adventure for everyone...... even the dog!
26 acres of woodland walks, nature trails, Cornwall's largest waterwheel, Victorian clay works, children's play and much more...
Dingles – 1 hour
Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is the home of the National Fairground Collection. It is a facility unique in the UK, designed to capture the magic of a bygone age through exhibits, vintage engineering and stunning artwork displays. Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre is a 45,000 square foot indoor attraction that provides a unique opportunity to view and interact with our Fairground Heritage in a beautiful rural location. Come and enjoy All the Fun of the Vintage Fair - our historic rides, shows and stalls operate for your enjoyment, and at a small additional cost.Vintage Penny Arcade, Cafe, Gift Shop. Free Parking.
Couples and adult groups
St Austell Brewery – 45 minutes drive
Explore St Austell Brewery's interactive museum and learn the fascinating story of our pubs, our beers, our wines and spirits and the Cornish families who created them over the years. Walk through the Victorian Brewery and experience the whole brewing process – find out about the secret spring that supplies our water and learn about the crucial fermentation stage. The Visitor Centre has won a Silver award in the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
End your tour at the Hicks Bar for some essential sampling of our award winning beers plus the chance to enjoy home cooked pub food and snacks prepared to order.
Visit the licensed Brewery Shop and Warehouse for wines, spirits, clothing, gifts and of course St Austell bottled beers - all at special prices.
Plymouth gin Factory tour – 20 minutes drive
This tour provides a fascinating 40-minute overview of the history of the Distillery as well as an introduction to how Plymouth Gin is made. At the end of every tour, visitors can buy souvenirs and choose between a free miniature of PlymoPlymouth Gin Distillery Tour
Indoor and outdoor Go-karting – Plymouth – 10 minutes drive
TWO challenging indoor and outdoor kart racing circuits designed to maximise overtaking opportunities. The fastest karts around.