Here is my list of places that you can visit and things that you can do in Cornwall all year round. Obviously, there is a lot to do in Cornwall in the main holiday seasons, but a lot of things do shut down out of season. This is a list of those places that are open all year.
Obviously it is a given that you can visit beaches, woods, coastal cliff top walks and more all year. Cornwall’s natural beauty is always ‘open for business’, but this post is more for the other things you can do in Cornwall to keep the whole family entertained.
Here’s my list in alphabetical order. If you click on the name of the place, it will take you to their website for more information on opening times, prices etc. Please do double check all of the opening times on the sites before visiting.
Bodmin Jail – Bodmin
Blue Reef Aquarium – Newquay – Open every day apart from Christmas Day from 10am.
Carnglaze Caverns – St Neot, Liskeard – Open all year minus Christmas Day.
Cornwall Gold – Redruth – Open all year apart from Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
Cornwall’s Regimental Museum – Bodmin – Open all year, but the time of year can alter which days so do double check before heading there. Free entry for children and special events in the school holidays usually.
Eden Project – St Austell – The Eden Project is open pretty much all year, with just certain dates when it isn’t. Definitely double check the opening times on their site before visiting. They put on some brilliant activities especially for Halloween and Christmas.
Geevor Tin Mine – Pendeen, Penzance – Open all year other than certain days.
Harlequinns – Bude – Soft play and bowling centre. Open all year, opening hours may vary.
Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm – Near Newquay – Open all year other than Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Heartlands – Pool, Redruth – Open every day apart from Christmas Day and Boxing Day.
Helston Museum – Helston – Open all year Monday to Saturday, Free entry and dogs on leads are welcome.
Indoor Active – Roche Services – Soft play and Clip ‘n Climb open all year.
Jump 4 Trampoline Park – Pool, Redruth – This place is new and under cover.
Jumping Jack’s – Newquay – Soft Play open all year minus a few of the Christmas holiday days.
Kidzworld /Cornucopia – Par – Softplay area with cafe. This is open all year, but not on Mondays and Tuesdays during the winter, so check their site to make sure it is open when you want to go.
Land’s End – Although parts of this does close over the winter, the attractions are open from February each year and you can walk around Land’s End and access the restaurant etc all year round.
Lost Gardens of Heligan – Near St Austell -Heligan is open all year, apart from Christmas Day.
Minack Theatre – PorthCurno – The Theatre is open all year with various different performances.
National Lobster Hatchery – Padstow – open all year other than Christmas Day
National Maritime Museum – Falmouth -Open all year other than Christmas Day and Boxing Day, unless there is a rare closure for maintenance.
Newquay Zoo – Newquay – Open every day other than Christmas Day.
Paradise Park – Hayle – Open all year other than Christmas Day.
Pendennis Castle – Falmouth – Open pretty much all year, although in the winter it is only open at the weekends. Pop to the English Heritage website to check opening times and events.
Pinetum Gardens – St Austell – Open all year minus a few dates, so do check their site.
Raze The Roof – Penryn – Soft Play centre with a climbing wall, cafe and Wi-Fi.
Rollers Roller Rink – Pool, Redruth – Roller Disco place open throughout the year, some daytimes, some nights. Look on their site before you go.
Screech Owl Sanctuary – Near Indian Queens – They are officially closed for the winter, but they allow people to visit on a donation basis to walk around and see the owls. There aren’t any displays or tea room during this time. Visit the Screech Owl Sanctuary website.
Tamar Valley Donkey Park – Gunnislake – Open all year, sometimes only at the weekends and does close for a few days over Christmas, so do check the Tamar Valley Donkey Park website.
Telegraph Museum – Porthcurno – Open throughout the year, but on limited days in the winter.
Tintagel Castle – Tintagel – This is closed on certain dates and mostly open during weekends in the winter.
Trebah Garden – Near Falmouth – Open all year, even Christmas Day when entry is via donation and just the gardens themselves are open.
Trethorne Leisure Park – Near Launceston – Open all year, mostly at weekends in the winter months.
Wheal Martyn – St Austell – Open all year minus the Christmas period so double check their site.
I’ll be adding to the list as I discover more places during my research, so if you know of any I haven’t added yet do let me know!