After a sunny and beautiful day, it’s now raining cats and dogs but Sands is a family friendly hotel and we can hear happy laughter of kids playing air hockey in our games room and toddlers babbling on their way to the children’s club.
There is lots to do at Sands on a rainy day. Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium come in on a regular basis and during the summer holidays we have a Summer Holiday Programme packed with exciting activities for children and parents.
Many of our guests spend half a day at our family friendly hotel and the other half exploring Cornwall. Here are some more ideas from the Sands Team on what to do on a rainy day in Cornwall.
1. Dairyland Farmworld
(only 10 minutes drive from Sands)
Dairyland Farm World is great especially for toddlers. From slides to nature trails, tractor rides and pony rides, to milking the cows, feeding animals and touring the museums this popular family attractions has so much to offer that your little ones will be kept happy for hours! If the weather’s not so good, don’t dispair! – Dairyland also has a whole host of family fun all under cover including The Bull Pen, a massive indoor play centre, a tour of the milking parlour where you can take part in the milking of the cows. A must if your are on holiday with a toddler.
Entry fees are: Adult/Child – £9.95, Groups of 3 or more – £9.45, Children Under 92cm tall – free
2. Paradise Park (45 minutes from Sands)
At Paradise Park you’ll meet lots of colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, flamingos, toucans and red-billed Cornish choughs. With over 650 birds there is a stunning collection to see. Plus lots more wildlife including Red squirrels, Red pandas, two species of otter and some furry friends in our Fun Farm including donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more. The big Jungle Barn indoor play centre offers lots of fun for children even in cold or wet weather.
Entry fees: Saver Ticket (2A + 2C) £44.50 Adults £12.95 Children 3-15 £9.95 under 3s are free
3. Rock pooling & Crab fishing
(5 minutes walk from Sands)
Put your rain coat and wellies on and get a fishing net. Remember, there is no such thing as bad weather….then head down to the beach and see what you can find in the rock pools.
You would be amazed how many interesting little animals, shells, colourful pebbles and other beautiful treasures you will find. Kids of any age love this activity.
4. Kidzworld Cornwall
(35 minutes drive from Sands)
54,000 sq ft of ‘all weather’ family fun, Kidzworld is one of the leading indoor play centres in Cornwall with a wide range of activities including Mega-slides, Giant tubes , Ballponds, Death Slide, Crushers, Fireman’s Pole and much more. There is no height restriction so the whole family can get involved.
Ideal for your family holiday in Cornwall.
Entry fees (all require online booking otherwise it’s 10% more): Children 3+ £9.40, Children aged 2 £3.15, Children under 2 go free and adults £5.85)
5. National Maritime Museum Falmouth
(50 minutes drive from Sands)
The National Maritime Museum is well placed in an ideal position overlooking Falmouth harbour and the busy Carrick Roads shipping area with a look out point in the top of its
tower. The maritime heritage exhibition is presented on three floors with loads of audio, visual and interactive displays for children and families to engage.
Entry fees: Adults £10.50, Children (6-15) £7.20, Children (0-5) Free
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