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Things to do on a Rainy Day in Cornwall

Rainy Days In Cornwall

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Cornwall is a beautiful place perfect to go during the school holidays. While it has some amazing beaches and all sorts of things to do outside, the weather does not always stay sunny and is quite unpredictable as the rest of England. While this may be negative on some people’s plans, there are plenty of other things to do in Cornwall when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Here is a list of our favourite indoor places to enjoy in Cornwall so that holiday goers can still have as much fun as possible:

Eden Project, St. Austell

The Eden Project is one of the most famous attractions in Cornwall and for good reason. You can take an educational trip through the many environments and biomes to explore throughout the giant domes that make it so famous.

Aside from all the different ecosystems that you can explore, there are many other activities to partake in such as visiting the ice rink during winter do some skating or even visiting the many indoor activities and exhibits that can be found in The Core. This is the perfect opportunity for a family day.

You can even enjoy seasonal meals and delicious ice creams that are served there. There is even a tractor train that can take you up and down the quarry and leads directly to the entrance to the gift shop so you can buy some mementoes and knick-knacks to remember your trip by.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

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This incredible aquarium has a selection of over 40 natural sea habitats where you can discover all sorts of creatures and fish that are native to Cornish waters and even some tropical creatures from other parts of the world.

The aquarium includes some star attractions like the elusive jellyfish, terrifying sharks and everybody’s favourite – turtles! There is also a gift shop where you can take home souvenirs and the Blue Reef Café where you can get a bite to eat and something refreshing to drink. This is a great place to get an ocean experience if you do not want to get wet at the beach from bad weather. It is well worth a visit.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno

This peculiar place is home to what was once the largest telegraph station in the world! It was here since that the first undersea cable was laid all the way back in the late 18th century and is also home to historic tunnels used built during World War 2.

You can explore many exhibits and follow quiz trails as you learn more and more about the incredible history of how Cornwall was at the centre of the communications revolution. You can also find out all the science behind telegraph communication and discover the people who came up with it all and changed the world forever. The best part is that it is only a stone’s throw away from Porthcurno beach so if the rain does stop you can go there for the rest of the day and enjoy the sun while you can.

Carnglaze Caverns, St. Neot

These beautiful and unique caverns are an ideal attraction for when the weather is rough. A good mix of adventure and history can be found in these incredible and natural underground caverns which are located on the southern end of Bodmin Moor. Descend over 60m below the ground to explore the caverns and take a self-guided underground tour to escape the rain. Learn about the once former slate mine and find out about the miners and their daily routines. The tour finishes at an amazing underground lake full of beautiful clear waters that have a sensational green tint which allows for the perfect photos and memories.

Bodmin Jail, Bodmin

Bodmin Jail, an after-dark held event. Find out what life was like for prisoners behind bars and discover areas like the execution pit and the cells that they used to call ‘home’. This giant granite jail was built by the prisoners themselves and is an eerie sight to behold. Take a tour through six floors of this ancient building and experience what life was like for many Cornish wrongdoers back in the day all while staying dry and inside. This building is also said to be one of Cornwall’s most haunted so if you are brave enough to enter after dark, you can book a ghost tour or a seat for a scary movie night to remember.

Jungle Jack’s, Newquay

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Jungle Jack was created as a jungle barn intended to be a perfect play area for children of all ages and is a great place to spend a rainy day. ‘Full of fun’ activities and surroundings your little ones can enjoy exploring and making new friends all while keeping dry.

There are over 1,700 square feet of play frame to run around in and explore. With rope bridges, crawl tubes, slides and much more, there is something that everyone can enjoy here. There is even a dedicated baby and toddler soft play area, so even the really young ones can have a good time. If they could describe it, they would describe it as a paradise park made just for them.

There is even stuff for adults to do while their children are occupied. You can sit back and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and some cream teas in the well-stocked café which alongside this, also offers free WiFi. You can do this all while keeping an eye on your little ones as the area was specifically designed so that you can see all the areas and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

Things to do on a Rainy Day in Cornwall

Rainy Days In Cornwall

This image is showing rainfall with clouds in the sky.

Cornwall is a beautiful place perfect to go during the school holidays. While it has some amazing beaches and all sorts of things to do outside, the weather does not always stay sunny and is quite unpredictable as the rest of England. While this may be negative on some people’s plans, there are plenty of other things to do in Cornwall when the weather takes a turn for the worse. Here is a list of our favourite indoor places to enjoy in Cornwall so that holiday goers can still have as much fun as possible:

Eden Project, St. Austell

The Eden Project is one of the most famous attractions in Cornwall and for good reason. You can take an educational trip through the many environments and biomes to explore throughout the giant domes that make it so famous.

Aside from all the different ecosystems that you can explore, there are many other activities to partake in such as visiting the ice rink during winter do some skating or even visiting the many indoor activities and exhibits that can be found in The Core. This is the perfect opportunity for a family day.

You can even enjoy seasonal meals and delicious ice creams that are served there. There is even a tractor train that can take you up and down the quarry and leads directly to the entrance to the gift shop so you can buy some mementoes and knick-knacks to remember your trip by.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

This image shows fish in an aquarium which looks they are in their natural habitat

This incredible aquarium has a selection of over 40 natural sea habitats where you can discover all sorts of creatures and fish that are native to Cornish waters and even some tropical creatures from other parts of the world.

The aquarium includes some star attractions like the elusive jellyfish, terrifying sharks and everybody’s favourite – turtles! There is also a gift shop where you can take home souvenirs and the Blue Reef Café where you can get a bite to eat and something refreshing to drink. This is a great place to get an ocean experience if you do not want to get wet at the beach from bad weather. It is well worth a visit.

Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, Porthcurno

This peculiar place is home to what was once the largest telegraph station in the world! It was here since that the first undersea cable was laid all the way back in the late 18th century and is also home to historic tunnels used built during World War 2.

You can explore many exhibits and follow quiz trails as you learn more and more about the incredible history of how Cornwall was at the centre of the communications revolution. You can also find out all the science behind telegraph communication and discover the people who came up with it all and changed the world forever. The best part is that it is only a stone’s throw away from Porthcurno beach so if the rain does stop you can go there for the rest of the day and enjoy the sun while you can.

Carnglaze Caverns, St. Neot

These beautiful and unique caverns are an ideal attraction for when the weather is rough. A good mix of adventure and history can be found in these incredible and natural underground caverns which are located on the southern end of Bodmin Moor. Descend over 60m below the ground to explore the caverns and take a self-guided underground tour to escape the rain. Learn about the once former slate mine and find out about the miners and their daily routines. The tour finishes at an amazing underground lake full of beautiful clear waters that have a sensational green tint which allows for the perfect photos and memories.

Bodmin Jail, Bodmin

Bodmin Jail, an after-dark held event. Find out what life was like for prisoners behind bars and discover areas like the execution pit and the cells that they used to call ‘home’. This giant granite jail was built by the prisoners themselves and is an eerie sight to behold. Take a tour through six floors of this ancient building and experience what life was like for many Cornish wrongdoers back in the day all while staying dry and inside. This building is also said to be one of Cornwall’s most haunted so if you are brave enough to enter after dark, you can book a ghost tour or a seat for a scary movie night to remember.

Jungle Jack’s, Newquay

An image of a girl who has been hand painting as an activity.

Jungle Jack was created as a jungle barn intended to be a perfect play area for children of all ages and is a great place to spend a rainy day. ‘Full of fun’ activities and surroundings your little ones can enjoy exploring and making new friends all while keeping dry.

There are over 1,700 square feet of play frame to run around in and explore. With rope bridges, crawl tubes, slides and much more, there is something that everyone can enjoy here. There is even a dedicated baby and toddler soft play area, so even the really young ones can have a good time. If they could describe it, they would describe it as a paradise park made just for them.

There is even stuff for adults to do while their children are occupied. You can sit back and enjoy a nice cup of coffee and some cream teas in the well-stocked café which alongside this, also offers free WiFi. You can do this all while keeping an eye on your little ones as the area was specifically designed so that you can see all the areas and ensure their safety and wellbeing.

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