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Rainy day ideas

Ok, I am not going to liar to you, the sun does not always shine in Cornwall.  In fact right now it is horrid, heavy rain and a little bit of wind thrown in too.  I think most of the country is getting this, but I thought I would give you some rainy day ideas for when you come to stay.

How about doing something where you get wet anyway?  You could take a surf lesson at Fistral?  Or try your hand at canoeing on the River Fowey? Or how about learning to fish or a sea safari?

If you just want to go somewhere and stay dry then how about the Blue Reef Aquarium in Newquay?  Or visit some real caves.  The Carnglaze Caverns are not only interesting; they will also set you imagination going of times gone by.  Or as you are near the coast wherever you are in Cornwall why not take a stroll around the Maritime Muesum.  You can convert your ticket into an annual past so you can go back again again throughout your stay. It is worth noting that many people (some times thousands) flock to The Eden Project on a rainy day thinking that a) it is all indoors and b) it will be quiet – two HUGE mistakes.  The Biomes at Eden are good but the grounds it is set in are equally as impressive.  If you do want to go on a rainy day our advice is to head there as soon as it opens or just after lunch when it will be a little bit quieter.

If history is more your thing how about a tour round a historic house.  Cornwall has some stunning houses that are well worth a visit including; Pencarrow House is not only stunning but is also dog friendly.  Lanhydrock is a firm favorite of ours as is Cotehele – the drive is well worth it.

How about just being a kid for the day and enjoying Cornwall’s equivalent of theme parks; there is Dairyland, Flambards, Crealy’s or Paradise Park.  Or if you need to have some soft play fun why now visit St Austell’s Kidzone.

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