Kidzworld is an award winning play centre, providing 54000 sq ft of family fun, just down the road from Penhale. The majority of activities are undercover, so you can have a great day out whatever the weather.
Activities include dodgems and mini golf, sky trail and treehouse scramble, digi climbing wall, laser tag, as well as a large indoor play area with slides and sand & water play. All activities are included in the admission price.
Stadium Retail Park
Par Moor Rd
Tel: 01726 815553
Distance: 3.5 miles
This is the biggest indoor market in Cornwall. Open Saturdays & Sundays, and Wednesdays during the summer, it has 70,000 square feet of retail space, with loads of stalls selling most things you could imagine. You can get your groceries here, fresh fruit and vegetables and sweets from the jar. There are also many fashion retailers and stalls selling tools, linen, home wares and even a 12 volt shop selling useful items for the caravan and camping enthusiast.
This market is big! Wear comfy shoes and don't get lost!
Cornish Market World
Stadium Retail Park
Tel: 01726 812544
Distance: 3.5 miles
Set in the grounds of two former working china clay pits, the park provides visitors with a fascinating insight into china clay - how it was mined and what is was used for. There is an impressive Visitor Centre, with interactive displays, and a Historic Trail through the old clay works where you can see the largest working water wheel in Cornwall, at 35 feet high.
There are regular events held at the centre. The children will love the Adventure Trail, which is a commando style assault course. There is also a Nature Trail, picnic area and cafe.
China Clay Country Park
Tel: 01726 850362
Distance: 8 miles
Carnglaze consists of three underground caverns set in the wooded hillside of the Loveny Valley at St. Neot. Created by local slate miners, the caverns are of cathedral proportions, and there is a famous subterranean lake with crystal blue-green water. You can take a guided tour, which lasts about 45 minutes, during which time you will descend 150 metres into the hillside and 60 metres below ground.
You can also see a unique display of South West minerals. There is a craft and mineral shop and a refreshment area with vending machines for hot and cold drinks and snacks. There is a picnic area in the gardens.
During the Second World War the Royal Navy used the first of the three caverns at Carnglaze to store rum. In 2001 it was converted into an auditorium with seating for 400. A stunning backdrop to the many varied performances put on throughout the year, the acoustics in the Rum Store are said to be incredible. Check out the website for current performances.
Tel: 01579 320251
Distance: 14 miles
There are loads of fun activities and things to do at Crealy Park, both indoors and out. Meet all the animals, from huge shire horses to cute baby chicks and lambs.
If you like getting wet there are some great rides like the Raging Rivers raft ride and the Thunder Falls log flume! Or you can ride the terrifying Beast or the Viking Warrior Swing Boat. For younger children there are lots of outdoor and undercover play areas too.
Eat at the cafe or bring a picnic. Gifts are on sale at the entrance.
Crealy Great Adventure Park
Tel: 01841 540 276
Distance: 20 miles
Holywell Bay Fun Park is a great day out for families. Entry and parking are free. All rides and activities are then on a pay as you play basis.
Activities include a maze, go-karts, trampolines, water attractions, adventure golf and pitch & putt. There is also a gift shop and diner. Holywell Beach is close to the Fun Park.
Tel: 01637 830095
Distance: 26 miles
Hidden Valley Discovery Park
Tel: 01566 86463
Distance: 30 miles
Probably the largest in Cornwall, Flambards is a great fun adventure park with lots of rides, amusements and activities but there are also some really interesting exhibitions, so there is something for the whole family.
As well as The Hornet Rollercoaster, Canyon River Log Flume and The Thunderbolt and Extreme Force thrill rides, there is a really cool hands-on science experience that will amaze young and old alike. You can also visit an authentic recreation of a Victorian village, made in the most incredible detail, with streets, shops and homes you can walk around, and all undercover. There are also exhibitions about aircraft and the Blitz.
Meals and snacks are available at the cafe, or you can bring a picnic.
Tel: 0845 601684
Distance: 37 miles
Land's End is the most westerly point in mainland England and the most popular outdoor tourist attraction in Cornwall. The coastline is stunning.
Entry to the site is free but there is an all day parking fee. Attractions include the brand new 'Arthur's Quest', an interactive experience that uses the latest interactive technology and special effects to conjure the mystical Dark Age of Arthur, Merlin and, of course, dragons.
There is also '20000 Leagues Under the Sea', a 4D family cinema show, an air sea rescue motion theatre experience, a small animal farm, and an exhibition telling the stories of the people who have journeyed from Lands End to John O'Groats, known as doing an End to End.
You can browse the shops, where you will find clothes, gifts and local products, and there are places to eat and drink.
Tel: 0871 720 0044
Distance: 65 miles