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Things To Do In Cornwall

loobie Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
We are off on holiday tomorrow - woop woop!

We are staying near Looe/Polperro and would like someones knowledge of the area and also some ideas of things to do.
We can travel but dont want to spend too much time in the car. We have 2 kiddies age 4 and 7.
Ive done some seaching but lots of places are a bit too far away from where we are staying.
Thanks xx
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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suspended#1
Eat a Pasty?
#2
go to the beach
#3
find a sheep, get freaky :lol:
[mod][Moderator]#4
Wooly monkey sanctuary is nearby
banned#5
I think there's a wooly monkey sanctuary at Looe. It's years since i've been though.
#6
Some great first replies thanks!!

Hubby will no doubt be eating plenty of pasties.
#7
There's the Eden Project, a day out in St Ives is nice, quite arty. Bodmin Moor isn't too far away, Jamaica Inn, etc.
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Happysteveo
There's the Eden Project, a day out in St Ives is nice, quite arty. Bodmin Moor isn't too far away, Jamaica Inn, etc.


Thank you! I'm not too sure about the Eden project - have heard that its very overrated.
#9
Hi
We have stopped in Looe before and it was lovely, i would suggest just getting out and about to the beautiful beaches nearby, you won't go far wrong.
Looe itself is quaint but nice for a stroll along the harbour of an evening, also great for crabbing.
Polperro is really nice, went there a few times, took a boat trip out on the sea which was good.
Penzance was nice but Lands End i found a real disappointment and boring!
Plymouth was ok, good for shopping and some HUGE ships dock there so quite interesting.
I liked the Eden project but it was expensive.
I am sure u will have a great time, especially if you get the weather.
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Eve C
Hi
We have stopped in Looe before and it was lovely, i would suggest just getting out and about to the beautiful beaches nearby, you won't go far wrong.
Looe itself is quaint but nice for a stroll along the harbour of an evening, also great for crabbing.
Polperro is really nice, went there a few times, took a boat trip out on the sea which was good.
Penzance was nice but Lands End i found a real disappointment and boring!
Plymouth was ok, good for shopping and some HUGE ships dock there so quite interesting.
I liked the Eden project but it was expensive.
I am sure u will have a great time, especially if you get the weather.


Thanks for your reply, its nice to heart from someone who has been there. We hope the weather is kind to us so we can enjoy the beaches!
#11
loobie
Thank you! I'm not too sure about the Eden project - have heard that its very overrated.


Eden is great, not cheap but its something different. I live in Cornwall, 10 mins from Eden! :p
#12
Happysteveo
Eden is great, not cheap but its something different. I live in Cornwall, 10 mins from Eden! :p


Is it good enough to keep the 2 kids entertained?
[mod][Moderator]#13
loobie
Is it good enough to keep the 2 kids entertained?


I wouldn't think so, took my neice aged 4 and nephew aged 6 there last year and they got very bored very quickly!!
Looe has many types of boat trips daily along the coast shark spotting etc, nearby Plymouth has a huge national marine aquarium, smeatons tower lighthouse on the hoe, 123 Jump the westcountrys largest indoor soft play centre and is not far from Dartmoor with the famous ponies.
I know its further into Devon, but Paignton zoo is fabulous, takes a full day to look round ( they also own Newquay zoo and used to do discount packages ) and there is also the pier in Paignton.
Hope you have a lovely time, weather overcast here today unfortunately
#14
I'm off to Cornwall too tomorrow.

Plan to do the beaches on North Cornwall, Padstow, Newquay, St Ives etc.

Was going to do Eden and Lands End but probably not, Eden looks like a a big green house and not realy into plants anyway (£38 for a family ticket).

Lands end I can imagine is like any bit of land that sticks out and will only be good just to say I've been there which given the distance is not worth it IMO.
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greg_68
I'm off to Cornwall too tomorrow.

Plan to do the beaches on North Cornwall, Padstow, Newquay, St Ives etc.

Was going to do Eden and Lands End but probably not, Eden looks like a a big green house and not realy into plants anyway (£38 for a family ticket).

Lands end I can imagine is like any bit of land that sticks out and will only be good just to say I've been there which given the distance is not worth it IMO.


Lands end is very over rated, and Eden though very nice is very expensive and young children don't seem to benefit!
Near those places are Creally adventure park which my family love and they do a 7 day free return ticket, Dairyland a farm based theme park, well worth a visit, Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley Steam Railway, ( this is a little gem, first visited some 28 years ago with my nieces, took my 17 yr old there from birth and intend to take my bump there once born), and the National Seal Sanctuary is lovely too.
Hope these help
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wishihadadonkey
Lands end is very over rated, and Eden though very nice is very expensive and young children don't seem to benefit!
Near those places are Creally adventure park which my family love and they do a 7 day free return ticket, Dairyland a farm based theme park, well worth a visit, Newquay Zoo, Lappa Valley Steam Railway, ( this is a little gem, first visited some 28 years ago with my nieces, took my 17 yr old there from birth and intend to take my bump there once born), and the National Seal Sanctuary is lovely too.
Hope these help


Thanks for that, on a tight budget so free / cheap places to go are good. :thumbsup:
[mod][Moderator]#17
greg_68
Thanks for that, on a tight budget so free / cheap places to go are good. :thumbsup:


Perranporth has a lovely beach and there is a sea water swimming pool in the rocks there which is free to use, Tehidy woods near Camborne/Portreath have lovely wooded walks, duck ponds, nature trails, bike trails and outdoor events ( usually free ) throughout the summer.
You can hire a variety of bikes quite cheaply in Padstow and ride the camel trail from there to Bodmin via Wadebridge. In Padstow there is a fishermans building on the wharf where they display lobsters in tanks/pools and they don't mind visitors wandering in to look.
The Royal Cornwall museum in Truro is free entry, as is Falmouth and Newlyn Art Galleries.
I believe its Fowey Regatta and carnival week next week, daily races/events, a carnival, red arrows and firework display.

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