Attractions in Cornwall
Whether you’re new to diving and you want to Discover Scuba Diving for the first time or you wish to further your experience with the Open Water Diver Course. PADI Dive Centre, Dive Newquay, offers an exhilarating underwater experience. Distance from hotel 1.2 miles.
No visit to Cornwall is complete without venturing into the surf. With world class beaches and consistent swells pulsing in from the Atlantic all year round, it’s no wonder that “Newquay” is the surf capital of the UK. Newquay is home of the Rip Curl ESF Surf School, which is the flagship surf school of the English Surf Federation and caters for surfers of all abilities — from surf-virgins through to professionals. All Rip Curl ESF coaches are fully qualified and ready to teach you to surf and make sure you enjoy yourself. Distance from hotel 10.8 miles.
Kitted out in a wetsuit, buoyancy aid, boots and a helmet, Coasteering provides the perfect introduction to the true beauty of the Cornish coast. With a combination of sea swimming, traversing cliffs and a bit of climbing, you will delve into smugglers caves and tackle a number of ‘cliff-jumps’ from a range of different heights. Plus you’ll get to see some of Cornwall’s incredible and diverse wild life. Distance from hotel 1.3 miles.
Bodyboarding provides a great alternative to ‘stand-up’ surfing. With smaller, lighter boards that are less challenging than a surfboard. Newquay is home to the UK’s only bodyboard school which is owned and operated by former professional bodyboarder and British Team Coach, Rob Barber. The school caters for all abilities, and provides a range of courses designed to give you the perfect introduction to this adrenalin packed sport. Distance from hotel 0.8 miles.
Fistral Beach is Newquay’s iconic beach, quite simply one of the most consistent and best surfing beaches in the UK and Europe. Fistral is the perfect family beach offering simple pleasures of sea and surf combined with first class beach and seafront facilities including surf equipment hire, lessons and boutiques, showers, toilets, car parking, restaurants and cafes. Fistral Beach boasts a state of the art RNLI Lifeguard station for the lifeguards who work from May to September with voluntary lifeguard cover on busy weekends through the winter. The brand new facilites include a dedicated first aid room, storage, changing facilities and a large observational area from which the lifeguards watch the one of the busiest beaches in the country. Fistral Beach is a 5 minute drive from the town centre or 20 minute walk and has parking for 200 cars ( be sure to pay for your parking). Distance from hotel 1.3 miles.
It’s an action packed day with indoor play areas and outside animals galore including friendly Alpacas! Open from March to November Dairyland Farmworld includes an adventure playground, the Farm Park, Clarabelle’s space age Orbiter and you can journey back in time, in the Cornish Heritage Centre – a fascinating look at how we used to live and work. Distance from hotel 4.8 miles.
NEWQUAY GOLF CLUB
18 holes Links – Par 69. First opened in 1890 and overlooking the infamous Fistral Beach, home to the world surfing championships, this 6000 yard Newquay Golf Course provides a great challenge. The greens are in good condition all year with springy sandy based turf on most holes keeping them mud free in the worst conditions. It has over 100 bunkers and when the wind blows is a real challenge. Distance from hotel 1 mile.
CORNWALL’S CREALY GREAT ADVENTURE PARK
Nestled in 111 acres of Cornish countryside, Cornwall’s Crealy Great Adventure Park is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. Boasting over 40 rides and attractions, 40,000 square feet of indoor play, 35 acres of outdoor play and hundreds of animals. Join Swampy & Dina on their biggest adventure yet! They have been busy preparing their NEW, very own area – Swampy & Dina Land! Featuring three brand new rides and some original favourites! Distance from hotel 13 miles.
TRERICE MANOR HOUSE
Trerice is a romantic Elizabethan Manor House with fine interiors and delightful gardens just on the outskirts of Newquay, Cornwall. Trerice was bought by the National Trust in 1953 and this year sees the 60th anniversary of the opening of Trerice to the public. Distance from hotel 3.2 miles.
HOLYWELL BAY FUN PARK
17 all-age, all-action attractions, – from Adventure Golf to Formula 1. Free parking and entry Pay as you play, spend as much or as little as you like. Rides and attractions from 50p to £4. Easily found: 4 miles from Newquay just off the (A3075) Newquay to the Redruth road. Look out for the brown signs. Why not try the “best in the west” 18- hole pitch & putt course which is open all year and offers fun for all the family. Takes approximately 2 hours and has wonderful views of the Gull Rocks and Atlantic Ocean. This facility is open all year. ADMISSION IS FREE! Distance from hotel 5.7 miles.
THE JAPANESE GARDEN AND BONSAI NURSERY
Discover an oasis of tranquillity nestled in the lush Vale of Lanherne. Set in just one-and-a-half acres, the Japanese Garden is a perfect example of what is small is beautiful. Diminutive it may be in size, but its paths lead into a myriad of divine features, including the Water Gardens, Stroll garden and a Zen Garden – created in accordance with the philosophy of the East. Distance from hotel 6.1 miles.
Get closer to over 130 of the world’s rare and exciting creatures at the award winning Newquay Zoo! Watch the big cats devour lunch, visit the creepiest crawlies in the atmospheric tropical house and learn more about conservation – Newquay Zoo is home to some critically endangered species including the beautiful Red Pandas, Owston’s Civets and Black Wildebeest. Distance from hotel 0.8 miles.
The Eden Project is an exciting attraction where you can explore your relationship with nature, learn new things and get inspiration about the world around you. Distance from hotel 20.6 miles.
LAPPA VALLEY STEAM RAILWAY
Let the train take the strain at Lappa Valley Steam Railwayand Leisure Park with 3 railways, boating lakes, wildlife areas and a fascinating glimpse into Cornwall’s mining history as well as rides on miniature trains around the park. Distance from hotel 4.9 miles.