Attractions in Cornwall for Families

The best family friendly attractions in Cornwall.


Newquay Zoo (5 min. drive from Sands)

Get closer to over 130 species at award winning Newquay Zoo. See the penguins relaxing in their pool, visit the creepiest crawlies in the tropical house and watch the big cats get their lunch.


Blue Reef Aquarium (10 min. drive from Sands)

With over 40 naturally-themed displays from rocky Cornish shores to exotic coral reefs. Newquay’s award-winning Blue Reef Aquarium is the ultimate undersea safari.


DairyLand Farmworld (10 min. drive from Sands)

A great day out especially for younger children. From slides to the nature trail, tractor rides and pony rides, to milking the cows and feeding a range of animals the park will keep children busy for hours.


Seal Sanctuary

Experience animal welfare in action at Europe’s busiest Seal Rescue centre. Encounter seals, otters and penguins and take part in feeding demonstrations and talks.


Monkey Sanctuary (just over an hour’s drive from Sands)

The Monkey Sanctuary cares for four different species of monkeys; all rescued from the UK and international primate pet trades. A fun day out for the family including wildlife gardens, children’s activity room, workshops and more.


Paradise Park (50 min. drive from Sands)

With over 650 birds there is a stunning collection of colourful birds including many rare and beautiful parrots, flamingos, toucans and red-billed Cornish choughs. Plus lots more wildlife including Red squirrels, Red pandas, donkeys, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs and more.


Newquay Sea Safari

Explore the North Cornwall Coast and spot dolphins, Basking sharks, Sunfish, Harbour Porpoise and a huge array of sea birds or watch skipper haul his lobster pots.


Cornish Birds of Prey Centre (10 min. drive from Sands)

A falconry experiences are completely hands-on with you flying the birds yourself under supervision of a trained falconer.


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