Late Summer, Spring and Autumn Holidays in Cornwall

Some other attractions which are open in Cornwall in the quieter months are

The National Maritime Museum in Falmouth

A fascinating array of boats, hands on activities, exhibitions, science, stories and history. Perfect for a rainy day!

The Eden Project

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.

Blue Reef Aquarium, Newquay

Explore the aquarium and the fascinating creatures that call it home. Head indoors to the ‘comfort’ of the shark tunnel for a slice of marine wildlife action. Make sure you catch some of the daily talks and feeds on your visit

Minack Theatre, Porthcurno

A fascinating, working open air theatre, pearched high up on the cliff above Porthcurno beach. Even if the performers have packed up for the season the beauty of the Minack Theatre and Porthcurno Bay is still well worth a visit. You must book in advance as its very popular.

Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek

Winter is pup rescue season for the Cornish Seal Sanctuary which means it’s a great time to visit to see this rehabilitation centre at its busiest.

Lost Gardens of Heligan, Pentewan

Pull your wellies on you’ve got 200 acres of garden history, mystery and romance to discover. Thirty years ago, Heligan’s historic gardens were unknown and unseen; lost to the brambles of time since the outbreak of WW1. It was only the chance discovery of a door in the ruins that led to the restoration of this once great estate. Today, The Lost Gardens have been put back where they belong: in pride of place among the finest gardens in England.

Trebah Garden, nr Falmouth

Take a walk down to the private beach and warm up with some homemade soup in the café. It’s what winter days are made for!

Experience the magical essence of a sub-tropical Cornish garden, steeped in heritage, creativity and the spirit of innovation.

Four miles of footpaths wind through dazzling exotic planting, transporting you from a little corner of England to sunnier climes. The private beach, and the countless secret corners waiting to be discovered in the garden, offers the perfect escape for all ages.

Paradise Park, Hayle

Welcome to Paradise Park, a haven for wildlife and a great family day out. The conservation work of this wildlife sanctuary doesn’t stop for the winter and nor does the fun. Visit for wildlife encounters and indoor fun in the Jungle Barn. popular.

National Lobster Hatchery, Padstow

This marine conservation charity does vital work to conserve lobster stocks. See teeny tiny baby lobsters as they are given a helping hand to grow before being released into the sea and make friends with the resident giant lobsters.

What makes it unique is that their work is specifically related to a commercial species – The European Lobster and in the last few years they have successfully established themselves as a centre of expertise on a global scale.

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm, nr Truro

There’s nothing like a drop of Cornish Scrumpy to warm you up on a winter’s day! See it being made and say ‘hi’ to the friendly farmyard animals.

Deep in the heart of the Cornish countryside, a family-run farm that’s been lovingly making award-winning cyders, wines, spirits, juices, preserves, and sauces for nearly 40 years.

Newquay Zoo

Visit in the winter and catch the animals showing off different behaviours with the change in seasons. Discover hundreds of the world’s most amazing animals, living among the beautiful gardens at Newquay Zoo. One of Cornwall’s most exciting visitor attractions in the heart of Newquay, it’s a place to roam, discover, learn and get in touch with nature.