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.



Newquay Zoo

Visited in the summer? Visit again in the winter and catch the animals showing off different behaviours with the change in seasons.



Pinetum Park, St Austell
Full of life during the colder months, the Winter Garden at Pinetum Park was created with chilly times in mind. The 3 acre individual garden is designed like a rose with paths spiralling away from the centre and is full of fragrance, colourful flowers and beautiful texture during the winter. 

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

Do you know any other attractions that are open 7 days a weekin the winter? Let us know by commenting in the box below.