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Family-friendly attractions the kids will love

If you’re heading out for the day, the only decision you’re going to have to make is where you go first! There’s so much to do in the local area that there really is something for everyone.  No matter if it’s experiencing the one and only Eden Project, taking to the water on a stand up paddle board at Roadford Lake or blowing off a little steam at the Launceston Steam Railway, you and the kids will have a great time!

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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, near Launceston

Just 15 minutes away you can see otters playing and being fed close at hand, handle a bird of prey, explore the woodland and come across deer, wallabies and meerkats, and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake.

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Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lifton

This working vintage fairground attraction is also only 15 minutes away. Almost completely undercover, it features a beautiful horse carousel, dodgems, slot machines and a ghost train – great fun for the kids and plenty of nostalgia for the adults.

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Eden Project, near St Austell

The world-famous Eden Project is just over half an hour away, with its stunning indoor and outdoor gardens, children’s play areas, train ride and family-friendly facilities. They have children’s trails and themed events for all the family throughout the year, and lots of things to explore and learn along the way.

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The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall, Tavistock

This is a great place for you and the kids to enjoy some indoor adventure fun even if you’ve never climbed before. Climbing shoes and harnesses are available to hire so that everyone can join in, and they also run a Youth Climbing Club at the weekends.

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Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston

An enchanting narrow gauge railway offering train rides through the unspoilt Cornish countryside. Take the train to New Mills Farm Park (see below), browse the little museum or enjoy lunch in the railway café.

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, nr. St Austell

Less than an hour’s drive is this 200 acre, family friendly attraction that mixes manicured walled gardens with woodland and wild meadows, farmland and birdlife. This is another one that’s great for everyone – even the dog! The kids will love crossing the rope bridge through the jungle, and Heligan Kitchen serves up delicious food made from the the garden’s very own produce.

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Roadford Lake

Just 20 minutes away is Roadford Lake, set in the Wolf Valley, with plenty of fun things to do for free. Explore the lake on foot, by bike, in a boat or on a stand-up paddle board. There are plenty of open spaces to let your children play freely; explore woodlands, spot wildlife, build a den, and enjoy food and drink from the Lakeside Café.

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Tamar Otter and Wildlife Centre, near Launceston

Just 15 minutes away you can see otters playing and being fed close at hand, handle a bird of prey, explore the woodland and come across deer, wallabies and meerkats, and perhaps enjoy a picnic lunch overlooking the lake.

Visit their website

Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre, Lifton

This working vintage fairground attraction is also only 15 minutes away. Almost completely undercover, it features a beautiful horse carousel, dodgems, slot machines and a ghost train – great fun for the kids and plenty of nostalgia for the adults.

Visit their website

Eden Project, near St Austell

The world-famous Eden Project is just over half an hour away, with its stunning indoor and outdoor gardens, children’s play areas, train ride and family-friendly facilities. They have children’s trails and themed events for all the family throughout the year, and lots of things to explore and learn along the way.

Visit their website

The Barn Indoor Climbing Wall, Tavistock

This is a great place for you and the kids to enjoy some indoor adventure fun even if you’ve never climbed before. Climbing shoes and harnesses are available to hire so that everyone can join in, and they also run a Youth Climbing Club at the weekends.

Visit their website

Launceston Steam Railway, Launceston

An enchanting narrow gauge railway offering train rides through the unspoilt Cornish countryside. Take the train to New Mills Farm Park (see below), browse the little museum or enjoy lunch in the railway café.

Visit their website

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near St Austell

Less than an hour’s drive is this 200 acre, family friendly attraction that mixes manicured walled gardens with woodland and wild meadows, farmland and birdlife. This is another one that’s great for everyone – even the dog! The kids will love crossing the rope bridge through the jungle, and Heligan Kitchen serves up delicious food made from the the garden’s very own produce.

Visit their website

Roadford Lake

Just 20 minutes away is Roadford Lake, set in the Wolf Valley, with plenty of fun things to do for free. Explore the lake on foot, by bike, in a boat or on a stand-up paddle board. There are plenty of open spaces to let your children play freely; explore woodlands, spot wildlife, build a den, and enjoy food and drink from the Lakeside Café.

Visit their website

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