Rainy Day Fun & Activities
Museums & Attractions
There is no shortage of attractions in Cornwall, many perfect for a rainy day family activity. Head to the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth or the Tate in St Ives or the award winning Telegraph Museum at Porthcurno, a surprisingly popular and fascinating experience.
The Eden Project is a popular go-to, it’s about 45 minutes away but has plenty for adults and children alike. Alternatively head underground to Geevor Mine or Poldark Mine, two great ways to experience the history of mining in Cornwall, including descending a mine shaft.
St Michael’s Mount in nearby Marazion is also a great choice whatever the weather, children love the castle, adults the garden, cafe and history.
We’re incredibly lucky to be surrounded by great wildlife as well as some great places to see animals. The renowned Seal Sanctuary is 20 minutes away in Gweek and is a great place to get up close to seals and see the great work this charity does. Alternatively, brave the elements and hope to see them in the wild up at Godrevy near the lighthouse there is a fabulous viewing spot where seals bask on the inaccessible beach below.
Wet & Wild
Some would argue if it rains the best thing to do is to embrace it! So grab your wetsuit or wellies and enjoy the wilder side of Cornwall.
Surfing, bodyboarding and other watersports activities are just as much fun come rain or shine. Speak to Global Boarders for great surf lessons with some of the UKs best instructors.
There are some great walks when it’s wild too, be it around nearby Penrose between Helston and Porthleven, if you end up in Porthleven you will be spoilt for choice with food too.
“This place is our second home, it has everything you could need, its close to the beach, has parking, great walks on the door step, not to mention the infamous pod of Praa Sands !!! All in all you will not be disappointed, we love it and I’m sure you will too.” AM & PM, TripAdvisor.
The Cove, Praa Sands, TR20 9TQ