Always a popular choice in the summer holidays, Cornwall provides one of the best family holiday choices in the UK. The county offers a variety of things that keep the family entertained including fun attractions, cultural heritage sites, and lots of beaches for plenty of summer amusement. Cornwall provides an affordable option for families looking for a staycation, and we have picked our top free things to do in Cornwall to make your trip great value for money.
This award-winning attraction based in Redruth was named the UK’s first cultural playground. An eclectic mix of heritage exhibitions, a huge adventure playground for the kids, festivals, and farmers markets make up this fantastic free attraction, perfect for all the family. Heartlands is the perfect day out with plenty to do and see whilst providing a great option for free things to do in Cornwall.
The Camel Trail
If walking or cycling interests you, The Camel Trail is a perfect way to explore the Cornish countryside and provides a safe and free activity for all the family. The trail spans from Padstow to Wenfordbridge with several manageable sections to walk or cycle. There are numerous trails in Cornwall dependant on where you are holidaying, and all create a great affordable activity for the whole family.
The Royal Cornwall Museum
As with many museums in the UK, admission is free for kids and the Royal Cornwall Museum in Truro is no exception. With a fabulous collection of artefacts and archaeological treasures, you can experience the history and culture of Cornwall dating back to prehistoric times. The museum is a brilliant place to visit for people of all ages, for younger visitors the museum offers a fabulous timetable of activities to enjoy during the summer holidays.
Roskilly’s Organic Farm
If you want to experience a working organic farm, Roskilly’s located in St Keverne is a great place to see a traditional dairy farm in action whilst enjoying the Cornish countryside. Roskilly’s offer guided tours, tranquil walks, and the opportunity to sample and buy delicious local produce including ice cream and fudge. This is a great place to experience rural Cornwall with the whole family.
Probably the best free thing to do in Cornwall is getting outside in the stunning countryside, where you can enjoy nice walks, a bit of stargazing and wildlife watching. Taking a break from busy family life in the UK’s holiday hotspot is a perfect way to unwind and enjoy a break. Take a look at our cottages in Cornwall, for a fantastic holiday to the South West.