1. Go in the sea.
- Well you are going to get wet anyway, and you’ll feel absolutely amazing I can guarantee. Whether it’s surfing, SUP-ing, body boarding or just running in for a quick dip, that après hot chocolate will never have tasted so good.
2. Have lunch in a really nice place, with space for the kids to play. We recommend:
- The Front Room in Penzance , they will put the stair guard across the upstairs room, empty a big box of toys for the kids and deliver excellent cocktails and lunch to your table.
- The Old Coast Guard in Mousehole, sit on the comfy sofas overlooking the gently sloping lawn and sea. The kids can play in the garden under your watchful eye if there is a break in the weather, or play any one of the board games, puzzles and colouring in provided. Excellent bar snacks too, for a leisurely afternoon watching the waves.
- Pottager Garden near Falmouth. Open Thursday – Sundays this is a haven on any day. Explore the rambling gardens and have some food in the brilliant vegetarian café. Then go next door to the huge Victorian Greenhouse and play table tennis amongst the vegetables, vines and flowers.
- West Beach Bakery - Porthmeor Beach, St.Ives. The indoor/outdoor seaside café. Fabulous food ,coffee, bread and gin & tonics in this take away with a very cool twist. Seating in the covered and heated area with one of the best beaches in Cornwall literally at your feet, the kids can venture out while you sit and enjoy the view.
3. Go down a tin mine.
- Geevor Tin Mine, near St.Just offers the whole family an experience you will never forget. Put on your hard hat and experience life as a tin miner I the largest preserved mine site in the country.
4. Visit a museum with interactive displays – we recommend the Falmouth Maritime Museum (Viking battle re-enactments every Thursday during School Holidays) or National Telegraph Museum with codes to crack and seasonal events.
5. Go Swimming
- go off the beaten track with your choice of pool – try the heated outdoor ozone pool at Trelowarren Estate, dip and dine at Praa Sands Holiday Park or enjoy the luxury of Una Spa pool.
6. Retallack Aqua Park
- Jump, splash, bounce, climb and slide at the brand new 'total wipeout' style floating inflatable Aqua Park, the first of its kind in the South West. Tried and tested (in the rain) by the Milly and Martha – read our News Article on our website!
7. Visit Country Skittles for a truly unique day out
- Indoor activities like nine pin skittles, air rifle shooting, giant draughts and air hockey. A very Cornish rainy day out!
8. Visit some Ancient Stones in the mizzle
- The atmosphere is enhanced by a bit of mist and drizzle. Essential to earmark a good cream tea establishment - for drying off and refuelling afterwards!
9. Pick your own Strawberries
- The poly tunnels are great fun in the rain and you can spend a bit of time with the kids dipping the strawberries in chocolate and leaving them in the fridge for pudding later. We recommend Mitchell Fruit Garden in Newquay, and Trevaskis Farm in Connor Downs.
10. Visit Cornwall’s first Escape Room
Get locked in a room - communicate using your problem solving skills, within a set time limit (60 mins). This will not require a genius brain, as all clues and elements needed to escape are within the room! Hilarious fun.
Tregothal, Goldsithney, sleeps 8
Badgers Croft, Trencrom, sleeps 4
Trenow, Perranuthnoe, sleeps 3
The Holding House, St.Ives, sleeps 5