Blogs for November 2015

Cornwall Tourism Award Winners 2015

Posted on Friday 13th November, 2015

Many congratulations to all the winners at last night’s Cornwall Tourism Awards.

For a full list please click here

And a high-five to our winning members:

National Maritime Museum
Trengwainton Tearooms
St Michael’s Mount
Eden Project
Trebah Gardens
Screech Owl Sanctuary
Wheal Martyn

And to Bodmin Visitor Centre who run the Courtroom Experience, one of the many fantastic days out on

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Attractions open this winter in Cornwall

Posted on Tuesday 10th November, 2015

Attractions open this winter in Cornwall

Looking for a great day out this winter? features a wide selection, with something for all the family. Please note some of the attractions may have limited opening in the winter, please check the relevant attractions page and website for full details.

This winter, experience some great wildlife attractions from the Cornish Seal Sanctuary Britain's busiest marine rescue centre to Newquay Zoo, home to more than 1,000 of the world's rare and exciting creatures. Then there’s Blue Reef Aquarium with an exciting world of underwater adventure waiting to be discovered, and Paradise Park in Hayle, a wildlife sanctuary with over 140 species to see plus the JungleBarn indoor play centre. The National Lobster Hatchery has a wealth of information about lobsters, the fishery and marine conservation, as well as activities for all ages.

The gardens and country houses include Lanhydrock superbly set in 450 acres of woods and parkland running down to the Fowey river and encircled by formal and woodland gardens, lovely in all seasons. Trebah with it’s beautiful valley garden with over four miles of footpaths, and Trelissick,  on its own peninsula with ever-changing views of the estuary of the River Fal, one of the most amazing natural settings in the country. A delightful small Elizabethan manor house, Trerice is an architectural gem hidden away from the world in a web of narrow lanes and still somehow caught in the spirit of its age. Trengwainton Garden invite you to enjoy some lovely Christmas events this December.

Arts and heritage winter attractions include ‘Santa by Steam’ at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway,  Geevor set in fantastic coastal scenery, the largest complete mining site in Britain. Explore the unique Minack open-air theatre created from the cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade. St Austell Brewery is fascinating, revealing and very refreshing. A tour of St Austell's famous brewery has it all. Tintagel Castle is a marvellous family experience of mystery, myth and magic - a place where kings rule and a legend lived. Journey through 450 years of history at Pendennis Castle from Tudor times to World War II and discover the wartime secrets. Do you love a good murder mystery? Then visit the Courtroom Experience, an award winning visitor attraction at the heart of Cornwall.

Cornwall's Crealy is a haven of family-friendly rides, giant play areas and animal encounters. At Dairyland enjoy a huge undercover play area, The Bull Pen, with climbing nets, slides and ball pools. There's absolutely loads of undercover activities to do at Flambards. The exhibitions include the Victorian Village, Britain in the Blitz, the War Gallery and Pioneers of Flight. Why not try some of the 40 fruit based products at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm which are available for you to taste and buy. Made famous by Daphne du Maurier's novel of the same name, Jamaica Inn, is set high amongst the wild yet beautiful landscape of Bodmin Moor. Enjoy Land’s End coastal paths and landmark , open and free to be explored 365 days of the year. Look out for the ‘Santa Trains’ at Lappa Valley in December. Explore The Lost Gardens of Heligan, one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK. With hands-on activities, talks, lectures, workshops, rotating events and exhibitions, there’s so much happening at the The National Maritime Museum. The award-winning Telegraph Museum Porthcurno, family friendly museum features secret WW2 tunnels.  An unforgettable experience in an epic location, The Eden Project is a dramatic global garden the size of thirty football pitches, nestling like a lost world in a crater overlooking St Austell Bay. Wheal Martyn is the UK's only China Clay heritage centre set within 26 acres of woodland walks and amongst the preserved remains of two former Victorian Clay works. Over forty trains travel through a highly detailed scenic setting featuring operating lights, sounds and action at the World of Model Railways.

Something for all the family this winter at

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