Places To Go In Cornwall All Year


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.




If you are looking for things to do in Cornwall in the rain rather than out of season, I have a post for that too. I also have a post listing well over 100 places to go and things to do in Cornwall.


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.


Cornish Seal Sanctuary – Gweek – Open every day of the year apart from Christmas day from 11am. You can read about our visit too.


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.


Autumn at Eden Project


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.


The mud maid at the lost gardens of Heligan


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.


Pendennis Castle


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.


Places to go in Cornwall all year round


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!


Stevie x

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  1. luce
    10 December 2016 / 8:30 pm

    Loving this post, it’s giving me lots of ideas for places to visit! Thanks for putting it together x

    • 10 December 2016 / 10:28 pm

      My pleasure, before I started researching even I didn’t realise that a lot of these were open all year!

      Stevie x

  2. 11 December 2016 / 10:42 pm

    Wow, there’s loads going on! I still haven’t visited the Eden project and that’s top of my list of things to do next time we’re in Cornwall.

  3. 11 December 2016 / 11:27 pm

    We are going to head to Cornwall next year so will take a look at this list then. We’ve already ticked off a fair few places from your list but there are a few more we’d love to go to x

  4. 16 December 2016 / 8:59 am

    That’s a great post, you really don’t have an excuse anymore to not go somewhere or be bored, right?;))I wish we had a roller disco place! #PicknMix

  5. 16 December 2016 / 3:13 pm

    Very pretty!

  6. 16 December 2016 / 6:31 pm

    I loooooove Cornwall. There are quite a few places on this list that I haven’t got round to visiting yet. We’re hoping to bring the grandchildren next year so I’ll bookmark your post to remind me.

  7. 16 December 2016 / 8:03 pm

    Carnglaze and the Minack are both on my to do list! I just need more time to fit in everything I want to do!! Thanks so much for giving us a great list of wonderful places to see!

  8. 17 December 2016 / 8:52 am

    Loads to do! Great list! The lost gardens of Heligan look good I saw there is a discount to buy the eden project tickets if you buy them together which is an added bonus!:)



  9. 17 December 2016 / 2:41 pm

    We went to tintagel, Bodmin jail and lands end in September and loved it. Definately recommended and lands end was shut by the time we got there so we experienced it how it would be at winter- still stunning and worth going too #PicknMix

  10. 17 December 2016 / 6:36 pm

    I’ve not been down to Cornwall since 1998 I think it was, we went to see the eclipse as it was supposed to be better down there! We talked about taking the children next summer as it’s too far away for us to nip down in the year, but it sounds like there is so much to do all through the seasons! #picknmix

  11. 18 December 2016 / 4:44 pm

    Love your wording that ‘Cornwall’s natural beauty is always ‘open for business’’. I’ve been to a few of these places but not all of them. I will have to return with the family and geocache our way round the area.#PicknMix

  12. 20 December 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Ahhhh, your picture of the castle completely transported me! Since I can’t travel that far, I can still go in my daydreams, right?

    Have a wonderful holiday!

  13. 21 December 2016 / 12:12 pm

    I am bookmarking this page because I plan on taking the boys to cornwall next summer after my graduation :) #picknmix

  14. 4 January 2017 / 3:23 pm

    There’s so much on your doorstep! We haven’t made it to Cornwall for a few years now but would love to this year #picknmix