7 days a week winter attractions
It’s winter; Cornwall shuts up shop, right? Pah. Winter is when Cornwall sheds its summer hustle and bustle and becomes gloriously free to roam with heaps of fun for the family, tiny queues and reduced admission prices – what’s not to love?
The doors are wide open and the warmest of welcomes awaits at these year-round attractions. And when we say year-round we mean year-round because they’re all open 7 days a week…
National Maritime Museum, Falmouth
Hands-on activities galore, including a chance to take a journey into the Viking world. Perfect for rainy days!
Eden Project, nr St Austell
Dreaming of warmer climes? Make a beeline for the humid Tropical biome.
Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay
The chilly winter sea may not be everyone’s cup of tea so head indoors to the ‘comfort’ of the shark tunnel for a slice of marine wildlife action.
Minack Theatre, Porthcurno
The performers may have packed up for the season but the beauty of the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Bay below isn’t going anywhere.
Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek
Winter is pup rescue season for the Cornish Seal Sanctuary which means it’s a great time to visit to see this rehabilitation centre at its busiest. Be prepared to fall in love with these doe-eyed cuties.
Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan
Pull your wellies on you’ve got 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance to discover.
Trebah Garden, nr Falmouth
Take a frosty walk down to the private beach and warm up with some homemade soup in the café. It’s what winter days are made for!
Paradise Park and Jungle Barn, Hayle
The conservation work of this wildlife sanctuary doesn’t stop for the winter and nor does the fun. Visit for wildlife encounters and indoor fun in the Jungle Barn.
National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow
This marine conservation charity does vital work to conserve lobster stocks. See teeny tiny baby lobsters as they are given a helping hand to grow before being released into the sea and make friends with the resident giant lobsters.
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, nr Truro
There’s nothing like a drop of Cornish Scrumpy to warm you up on a winter’s day! See it being made and say ‘hi’ to the friendly farmyard animals.
Visited in the summer? Visit again in the winter and catch the animals showing off different behaviours with the change in seasons.
Cornwall Gold, Portreath
Take a fascinating tour of Tolgus Tin Mill tour and give in to the lure of the extensive jewellery showroom.
For a full list of attractions see visitcornwall.com/things-to-do/attractions
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