Family attractions

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Pirate’s Quest (10 min drive from Sands)

With an Exclusive 10% discount with Sands Resort Hotel, families can embark on a swashbucklin’ voyage with real live buccaneers at Cornwall’s new Pirate’s Quest. Journey back in time with your Pirate Captain, 300 years, to the Golden Age of Piracy for story-telling and adventure. Please ask at reception for the discount code.

Flambards (1 hour drive from Sands)

Enjoy a 10% online discount with Flambards, the West Country's leading family attraction with rides for everyone, family fun and entertainment. Do not forget to visit the award-winning and unique exhibitions including the Victorian Village and the Britain in the Blitz.
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National Maritime Museum in Falmouth (50 min. drive from Sands)

Celebrating the sea, boats and Cornwall, the museum beautifully illustrates the past, present and future of this island nation. With hands-on activities every school holiday, workshops and events there is lots to see and do for young and old.
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Eden Project (40 min. drive from Sands)

Dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by some, the Eden Project is a dramatic global garden housed in tropical biomes that nestle in a crater the size of 30 football pitches.
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Poldark Mine (50 min. drive from Sands)

Described by Sir Neil Cossons, the former Chairman of English Heritage, as “One of the two most atmospheric mine tours in Europe”, Poldark is by far Cornwall’s most popular mining heritage site.

Heartlands (40 min. drive from Sands)

State-of-the-art exhibitions, climb-on sculptures, gardens of epic diversity, a giant adventure playscape for kids, art and craft studios and a funky café in the old carpenter’s workshop.

Bodmin & Wenford Steam Railway (35 min. drive from Sands)

Discover the excitement and nostalgia of steam travel with a journey back in time on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – Cornwall’s only full size railway still operated by steam locomotives.

Roskillys (1 hr 20 min. drive from Sands)

Stroll around the meadows, meet some donkeys, ducks and cats and watch the cows being milked. then treat yourself to some fantastic ice cream. Yum!
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Camel Creek Adventure Park (25 min. drive from Sands)

This is a great Adventure parks for all the family. With coaster, log flume, swingboat, friendly animals and 75000 sq ft of indoor play you can be sure to not get bored.
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Cornwall Gold (and Tolgus Tin Mill)

Have you ever panned for riches? Seen tin extracted from rocks? Made your own bear? No? Then what are you waiting for? All of this and more waits at Cornwall Gold, near Redruth.