Our top tips for a summer day out in Cornwall

Wednesday 28th July, 2021

From country houses and castles to mines and museums, gardens and galleries to theme parks and railways – Cornwall has a wealth of attractions to choose from. Whether you’re visiting for a short break or happy to call this place home, make each day a discovery. 

Every destination featured on our site is a member of the Cornwall Association of Tourist Attractions (CATA). As a collective of almost 40 top attractions, we’ve been creating Cornwall’s best visitor experiences since 1974, working together to meet and raise industry standards. We’re passionate about Cornwall, and love inspiring visitors with ideas for new and varied experiences. Our aim is clear: to create quality days out that you’ll remember for years to come.

Here's some of our top tips for making the most of your day out at a tourist attraction in Cornwall:

  • You can often get a discounted ticket price if you buy online in advance – check attractions website for more information. With safety measures in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for many attractions, pre-booking is essential.

  • Cornwall has over 300 beaches to choose from – combine your day out at an attraction with a visit to a nearby beach. Find one at visitcornwall.com/beaches

  • Lots of our attractions are located around the Cornish coastline – combine your visit to a visitor attraction with a walk on the beautiful South West Coast Path. 

  • Eat lunch al fresco and enjoy a family picnic on your day out. Many tourist attractions are happy for you to bring your own lunches. 

  • Beat the unpredictable Cornish weather by looking for the Indoor Attractions symbol throughout the website and in our printed guide, found in racks at locations across Cornwall..

  • Lots of attractions will have resources to keep your kids happy – from trails and quizzes through to hands-on experiences like animal feeding. Ask at the ticket desk if there’s anything they can provide. The school holidays are often a great time to experience added extras as part of your visit.

  • Don’t forget a water bottle – you can ask for your reusable water bottle to be filled at all of our attractions.

  • Many of our attractions offer combined tickets or discount offers with other tourist attractions nearby – check their websites for more information.

  • Take your dog on a day out! Lots of our attractions welcome pets on leads. Look for the Dog Friendly icon throughout the guide or find dog friendly attractions on our website.

  • Many visitor attractions offer special offers, such as discounted return visits within a seven day period, locals tickets or annual passes. Look out for these offers on their websites!

Do get in touch with us if you have any top tips for making the most of your day out at a visitor attraction! 

Our top tips for a summer day out in Cornwall

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