Here’s a list of just some of the tourist attractions in Cornwall that you can visit on a rainy day! All of these attractions are indoor attractions – or have an indoor area on site, meaning you’ll be safe from the elements outside.
For the kids…
Discover all the fun of the farm at Dairyland Farm Park enjoying tractor and pony rides around the fields and helping out with feeding time for the animals. And if it’s raining, they have The Bull Pen (open all year) – a 12,000sq ft undercover play area with Astra Slides, Drop Slides, Ball Pools, Soft Play Areas, Climbing Nets, Fireman’s Pole, Tumble Tower and a snack bar.
Meet the Animals at Terras Farm! Based on a working farm, there are lots to see and meet – from goats to alpacas, ponies to chickens and even small animals such as guinea pigs! Suitable for animals and children, all experiences are fully immersive and hands on!
This family-friendly fun park has a large indoor play barn – perfect for in the wet weather! When its nicer weather out they also have lots to see and do in their large outdoor park, including lots of animals to visit and tractor rides!
Travel back 300 years to the Golden Age of Piracy and let twelve swashbucklin’ holes guide you through our Museum of Cornish Myths, Legends and Pirating past!
The indoor course winds through a selection of immersive 360˚ sets – Explore the mystical caves and murky streets of Eighteenth Century Cornwall, discover local legends of giants and kings, pose for photo in the village stocks or at the ship’s wheel, and travel under the sea in search of our Mermaid. Pre-booking online is required.
Head down to Jungle Jack’s and let your little monkeys run wild, have a blast, and burn off some of that energy. Their purpose-built play-frame provides over 1,700 square feet of fun including challenging climbs, a rope bridge, our astra-glide slide, crafty crawl tubes and peekaboo bubble windows. Daredevils will love their super-fast racing slide and spiral tube.
This large, family-friendly, indoor climbing centre has something for everyone and is a perfect rainy-day activity! This climbing centre has over 100 routes to from complete beginners to pros.
This centre rescues and provides a caring home for mistreated, unwanted, injured and neglected birds of prey and other animals. They aim to educate their visitors on the breeds they care for and work to prevent people impulsively buying birds of prey as pets. Flying displays are held at 12 noon and 2pm daily.
Newquay Trampoline and Play Park has a huge main jump area as well as a soft play park which is perfect for a family day out – especially in the wet weather! There is also a dedicated soft play area for the under 12’s. Pre-booking required.
Cornwall’s award-winning Art, Sustainability and Science Museum creates a pioneering, interactive and informal learning space. Their hands-on interactivity is a catalyst for engaging adults and children with physics, engineering, and environmental issues.
With 9 attractions from Roller Skating and Trampolining to Indoor soft play and a Cannon Area, there is something here for everyone – perfect on a wet or nice day!
Dive into their one-of-a-kind museum packed to the rafters with thousands of artifacts from hundred of wrecks. See the only intact barrel of coins ever recovered from a wreck, feel the weight of a cannon ball and imagine the devastation it wrought in battle at sea. With 165 shipwrecks to explore, their timeless collection has a plethora of artefacts from the smallest dinghies to the largest cargo ships.
Ten-pin bowling is the perfect wet weather activity! With eight lanes there is plenty of fun to be had. Pre-booking required.
Something for the Adults…
Discover life behind bars as an 18th Century prisoner in the heart of Cornwall. Bodmin Jail, on the edge of Bodmin Moor, is now a world class attraction after a major redevelopment. Immerse yourself in the Dark Walk, a state-of-the-art experience bringing some of the grimmest tales of Cornwall’s criminals vividly to life.
Uncover a world of apples, imagination, and adventure at Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm. Meet their friendly farm animals, venture above the production halls, explore the cobbled cellars, peek at Cornwall’s oldest distillery, and sample at least 20 varieties of cyder, wine, and preserves.
These Escape Rooms in Truro have various 60-minute challenges available for groups of up to 8. Race against time to find clues, solve puzzles and use your logic and teamwork to escape!
This historic pub in the heart of Bodmin Moor is famous for being the setting for Daphne du Maurier’s novel ‘Jamacia Inn’, published in 1936 and has a Smuggling Museum, filled with history about Cornish Smugglers, wreckers and villains.
Heartlands was born out of the former mining complex at Robinson’s Shaft in the village of Pool, part of the mining heart of Cornwall. At one time, when tin was the most wanted metal on Earth, Cornwall and its miners ruled the world. Their skills were sought across the globe. Visit the Museum and World Heritage site and learn all about the Cornish Mining Industry. There is also a soft play area for the little ones.
Explore massive covered Biomes to trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and immerse yourself in the calm fragrance of the Mediterranean Biome. Enjoy extensive Outdoor Gardens, contemporary artworks, performance and storytelling. Discover places to rest, play and eat, and pick up inspiring ideas to take home on how to care for the planet that cares for you.
Slightly further afield…
Celebrate the overwhelming influence of the sea on history and culture, exploring 15 galleries over five floors in this huge Falmouth museum. With events and activities running during every school holiday, this is a perfect rainy day destination.