The Top 5 Places to Explore in Cornwall

When planning a holiday to Cornwall, it’s always good to check out the local attractions and explore the very best of what the southwest coast has to offer.

With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the top places to explore and see the very best of Cornwall — all a short drive away from St Ives Bay, one of the many Away Resorts holiday parks in Cornwall, perfect for families and couples alike.

  1. Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

When you visit Healey Cornish Cyder Farm you’ll soon find it’s an attraction not just for kids, but adults too!

Home to the Cornish cyder, Rattler, explore within the guided tours and experiences of the working farm and orchard, where you’ll find out just how they grow their apples and turn them into cyder.

You’ll also be able to taste their hard work too, with samples of the many flavours they produce.

On top of this, you’ll be able to:  

  • ride along in a tractor
  • visit some of the four-legged residents of the farm
  • see the apple press in action
  • visit the jam kitchen
  • view classic cars
  • explore the gift shop and museums.

And if you get peckish at any point, there are a handful of places you can grab a bite to eat, including a team room serving traditional Cornish cream teas!

A perfect day out for all ages, and only around 20 minutes away from St Ives Bay.

  1. Eden Project

It’s time to rediscover the natural world, like never before.

What was once a clay mine, with no soil or plants in sight, is now a beautiful global garden, home to plants you may never have known existed before your visit.

Best known for its bubble-like domes, the Eden Project is a great day out for all ages, allowing every visitor through their doors to fully immerse themselves in the nature within the domes.

Experience the beauty of what nature grows, creates and produces.

A great place for nature lovers and explorers of all ages, and just under an hour away from St Ives Bay.

  1. Land’s End

A Cornish landmark, famous for its natural beauty and being the most southwestern point of England, this is one place many holidaymakers head to when visiting Cornwall.

Known to have a signpost pointing in several directions, is a top tourist photo spot – you may have seen friends and family post photos of themselves by the signpost on social media or within their family albums.

Discover the clifftop trails, the family attractions in and around the site, the West Country Shopping Village and so much more within your visit.

It’s advised to pre-book parking before your visit, and all money paid to the car park goes towards the preservation of this beautiful attraction.

A great place to explore, and less than 40 minutes away from St Ives Bay.

  1. Flambards Theme Park

A perfect day out for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies alike, Flambards Theme Park is the place to go for a family day out full of fun.

With both indoor and outdoor attractions, there is lots of fun to be had, including riding:

  • Western Mine Train
  • Teacups
  • Space Shuttles
  • Hornet Rollercoaster
  • SkyRaker twisting drop ride.

An adrenaline-filled day out for all ages, and only 25 minutes away from St Ives Bay.

  1. Helston Railway

How about an adventure along the railways at Helston Railway?

Jump aboard and journey a mile down the track to Truthall Halt and back again, along a restored railway line featuring some fantastic views across the countryside.

Whilst you are there you can visit the gift shop or even grab a bite to eat in a restored railway carriage – the perfect way to end a trip for any train enthusiast.

A perfect day out for the little ones and train enthusiasts alike, and only 20 minutes away from St Ives Bay.

Now you know some of the best places to visit on a Cornish staycation, the only thing left to do is hand your holiday request form in at work and book the perfect place to stay!

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