When it rains
There are days when the sun just doesnt want to come out, with that in mind we have compiled an ever growing list of things to do in Padstow and Cornwall when it is raining or inclement.
Join the old sea dog 'imself as Captain calico Jack, his trusted wench Anne Bonny or other members of his scurvy ridden crew, take you on a swashbuckling adventure. This is an adventure that should not be missed and will be enjoyed by all age groups.
Tel. 01637 873379
22 St. Michaels Road, Newquay TR7 1RA
Tate St Ives
Artists have always flocked to Cornwall and many have settled here to experience the wonderful clear, bright air in Cornwall that sharpens the colours and enlivens the senses. This is a collection of the more famous, and infamous artists and art works.
Tel. 01736 796 226
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG
Magnificent Music Machines
Described by Holiday Which? as 'a delightfully eccentric museum created on the back of one man's passion for music boxes, Wurlitzer's, and organs of yesteryear. Paul personally guides you around his collection, treating you to performances and dipping into his encyclopaedic knowledge.'
Tel. 01579 343108
near Liskeard, PL14 4SH
The Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry Regimental Museum
Housed in “The Keep” at Bodmin, which is a Grade II listed building, constructed at the time of the Napoleonic threats. A fine collection of medals, weapons, uniforms, paintings and artefacts are clearly displayed and will appeal to all age groups.
Tel. 01208 72810
The Keep, Bodmin PL31 1EG
Blue Reef Aquarium
You'll come face to face with incredible sealife with everything from giant crabs and lobsters to seahorses and tropical sharks. Open Daily from 10.00am
Tel. 01637 878 134
Towan Promenade, Newquay
The Eden Project
You can buy tickets at reception to fast-track you in – they are at the same price as at the Eden Project. all year round. Fascinating place! But can get crowded. Ask for best times to go. It takes about 4 hours to tour. Most is under cover but quite a lot to see outside so, take a brolly. +Disabled access
Tel. 01726 811911
Bodelva, St Austell
The National Maritime Museum Cornwall
Open all year round. Good family attraction for a couple of hours. Nice little restaurants out on the pedestrian precinct by the entrance for lunch. +Disabled access
Tel. 01326 313 388
Discovery Quay, Falmouth
St. Eval Candle Co.
Fine Quality Hand Made English candles. Hand drawn candles, Victorian herb-scented candles, candle gifts. Shop and factory. Not a place for children – they would be bored stiff!
Tel. 01841 540 850
Engollan, St Eval
The National Lobster Hatchery
This is a charity to ensure stocks of Padstow Lobsters never dwindle. See baby lobsters and huge Mother lobsters. Lots to do for all ages. +Disabled access. Open all year round, 7 days a week. Also good when it is chucking it down!
Tel. 01841 533 877
South Quay car park, Padstow
8 PRIDEAUX PLACE
Our closest historic house and an international film location. Lots of Cornish history, tour the house followed by a lovely cream tea. Open Spring and Summer. Good when it is chucking it down! +Disabled access
Tel. 01841 532 411
Padstow PL28 8RP
RNLI Padstow Boathouse
Lots to see, lovely views, the children will love the new boat; The Spirit of Padstow. Open Spring and Summer. Not suitable for disabled or wheelchair users, unfortunately. Subject to operational duties
Tel. 01841 532844
Mother Ivey’s Bay, follow signs to Harlyn Bay then to Trevose Head
Accommodation with disability access is in short supply in Padstow. Click here to find out more about our ground floor rooms with access ramp and great views to boot. Read more..
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