Ideas for a rainy day

The sun doesn’t always shine in Cornwall. But a little bit of mist and drizzle needn’t stop you having a brilliant time. Here are some fantastic days out that you and the family can enjoy, no matter what the weather.

National Maritime Museum Cornwall - Falmouth
Take cover at the exciting National Maritime Museum Cornwall, situated in front of the picturesque harbour, said to be the third largest in the world. Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, this multi-award winning museum not only has 15 stunning galleries beautifully illustrating the past, present and future of this island nation but also offers a number of stunning exhibitions, including the Pirates exhibition. There is also a fab cafe on site for those feeling a little peckish.

Art Galleries
Cornwall has a wealth of galleries from small independent studios to world famous collections like Tate St Ives, from contemporary art to the more traditional Newlyn artists featured in the Penlee Gallery. They are all well worth a visit, especially if the weather isn't on your side. Most have changing exhibitions, so always check before you go to see what's on display.

Geevor Mine - nr St Just
On the wild West Penwith coast, the remains of one of Cornwall's last working mines makes an interesting day out if the weather is not good (although not recommended if it's too stormy!). Walk around over two acres of listed buildings, showing you how tin was mined and processed, before being guided underground into a real 18th century mine. The views from the cafe are pretty good as well!

Raze the Roof - Penryn
Raze the Roof is an indoor paradise, boasting an exhilarating mega play frame, thrilling slides, and adventurous climbing walls. It's a haven for kids and adults alike, with cutting-edge Gel Blasting, action-packed Laser Tag, and virtual reality experiences at razeVR. Embark on Temple Quests, survive Zombie apocalypses, and cook up a storm in Parisian restaurants—all in immersive VR.

Cornwall Gold - Redruth
At Cornwall Gold, adventure awaits with a treasure trove of children's activities. Dive into the excitement of panning for gold for free, unleash your creativity with pottery painting, and bring joy to life by crafting a furry friend at The Bear Works. Explore the Tolgus Exhibition to discover the rich history of Cornwall's last Victorian tin mill, and be sure to stop for tasty treats at the on-site Cornish Pantry Café. Rain or shine, Cornwall Gold is the ultimate family treat.

Paradise Park - Hayle
Paradise Park offers a perfect blend of indoor and outdoor fun. The JungleBarn Indoor Play Centre ensures entertainment regardless of the weather, with activities designed for all ages. When the sun peeks through, explore the wildlife sanctuary, housing over 130 bird species, red pandas, and otters, or enjoy the outdoor Paradise Island playground. Plus, don't miss experiencing the daily free-flying bird shows and engaging educational talks. For refreshments, the Otter Pool Cafe offers locally made treats.

This isn't all! Cornwall is full of fun activities come rain or shine, click here for even more suggestions.

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