Cornwall may be synonymous with sea and sun, but it’s also an amazing all-season, all-weather destination with plenty to enjoy indoors. And when you factor the interior comfort and entertainment available at our Landal Gwel an Mor resort, you have a perfect year-round destination.
But if the weather does let you down, there’s plenty to enjoy when you are out and about in Cornwall. Here are a few of our picks for the best things to do in Cornwall on a rainy day.
One of Cornwall’s best known attractions is perhaps also the ultimate all-weather attraction. The huge heated ‘biomes’ maintain a constant temperature, creating the perfect conditions for the plant-life inside. There’s also loads of events to enjoy in all-seasons, including haunted Halloween activities, ice-skating and more.
It may be based on Towan Beach at Newquay, but a trip to this amazing aquarium takes you on a tour of the world’s waters. Tropical reefs and all kinds of species await, including piranha, huge jellyfish, seahorses and much more. There are seasonal events and a focus on education, so you can have fun, hide from the rain and learn all about the wonderful world under the water!
Located on the southern edge of Bodmin Moor, this former slate mine provides an equally otherworldly experience to visitors. A constant temperature makes it a perfect year-round attraction, and the self-guided tour offers all kinds of unforgettable sights, including the spectacular sight of an underground lake.
If you like your history a little more horrible then a visit to this former 18th Century prison is a must. Explore the jail’s fascinating history over five levels, but be warned, it’s often regarded as the UK’s most haunted location, so who knows what you might see! One thing’s for sure, it offers an unforgettable experience and, since it’s dog friendly, is ideal for every member of the family.
It may be less well-known than its iconic London sibling, but the Tate in St Ives offers an arguably more beautiful setting and an equally impressive array of amazing art. Just off the beach, with amazing Atlantic Ocean views, you can be inspired by seasonal activities and exhibitions, along with works from Dame Barbara Hepworth amongst others.
See Cornwall in style by taking a civilised steam train ride through beautiful Bodmin. In-fact, stepping out onto the 1950s platform is a little like travelling through time. And, as you wind through the Cornish countryside on your 13 mile circular route, you will find few more enjoyable holiday activities, whatever the weather.
A beautiful location and a breath-taking coastal castle makes Pendennis a fantastic day out. The castle was originally built as one of Henry VIII’s first coastal fortresses. Since then it has defended the Cornish coast from all kinds of invaders, including playing a key part in both World Wars. Explore the history through interactive exhibits and enjoy a bite to eat afterwards. With seasonal activities, it’s great for all-weather and all-seasons too.