Saving money on your days out in Cornwall

We know families across the country are really aware of the cost of living at the moment, and are often looking for ways to save money during your holiday. You may not have as much spending money for your holiday as in previous years, or are looking to have a holiday on a budget.

We’ve put together some recommendations for making your days out more affordable while you are here in Cornwall.

Looking for those low-cost or no-cost options

We’re very lucky to be surrounded by beauty here in Cornwall – and the most affordable days out are those you spend enjoying the surroundings! We have over 300 beaches here in Cornwall, so look up different beaches to visit. We are right next door to two of the most stunning beaches – but there are so many more to visit. You could visit a different one every day!

Or take the family out on a walk – there’s many different routes to choose from, whether you are on the coast path or walking through Cornish countryside.

Look for the best prices on days out to tourist attractions

Pick up a copy of the Best Days Out Cornwall guide or the For One and All Guide – found at supermarkets and shops, attractions, accommodation providers, pubs and restaurants throughout Cornwall – and find exclusive special offers and discount vouchers inside.

Pre-book your visit in advance to secure the best possible admissions rate for your visit – and remember, some visitor attractions offer better rates if you’re booking online.

It’s often more affordable to visit a tourist attraction if you look for offers for family tickets – and don’t forget to look for joint ticketing deals between attractions. If you pay for entry to one attraction, they may have an arrangement for cheaper tickets at a neighbouring attraction.

Lots of visitor attractions offer cheap return deals, allowing you to return to your favourite places time and time again during your stay – and for some Cornish attractions, return visits within 7 days are included in the price. Look at their websites for more details.

If you’re a Cornish resident, there are visitor attractions who provide a Locals’ Pass offer and these can make regular visits to your favourite places more affordable.

Pack a picnic

Make sure you prep ahead and pack a picnic before your day out. Eating out can be expensive, so save this as a special treat for one night of your holiday! Pack a bag full of delicious picnic food to make your day out more affordable – and enjoy a BBQ back at the holiday park in the evenings!

You can also get your water bottles refilled at many attractions, cafes and restaurants – and pack a Thermos for your tea and coffee fix during the day.

Look out for pocket money treats

On family days out, it is inevitable that little children will want to spend money on a souvenir of their trip. Spending money here doesn’t need to break the bank. Keep your eyes peeled for pocket money treats and souvenir shops as many will have price points that are designed for small children’s spending money!

Look for two-for-one deals on travel

Look at public transport options. National Rail often have a 2-4-1 deal running, and there’s ticket saver options on many bus routes as well. Sometimes public transport can be fun novelty for children and can save money compared to petrol costs.

Consider a National Trust or English Heritage membership

For a modest monthly fee, you then receive free entry and parking at all National Trust and English Heritage places – which are plentiful in Cornwall.

Use your supermarket points

Take a look and see if there’s any days out you can use your Nectar or Clubcard points on!