Wet Weather Activities that don't Stop in the Rain
Active-8, South East Cornwall
www.activecornwall.co.uk Simple to use online booking website with a portfolio of some the best activities in Cornwall whatever the weather!
tel. 01579 320848Map for PL31 1DT
Aggie Arts, St Agnes
www.aggiearts.co.uk Offering art &craft workshops in St Agnes, Cornwall. From Cornish pasty making, photography & felting through to watercolour & illustration, we have something for everyone!
tel. 01872 553722Map for TR5 0TJ
Canoe Tamar, Trips start from Cotehele House, Morwellan Quay and Calstock
www.canoetamar.co.uk Canoeing on the River Tamar between Cornwall and Devon - ideal family activity in all weathers
tel. 0845 430 1208Map for PL12 6TA
Cornish Drizzle Days, Anywhere in Cornwall
On days when there's only a light drizzle, a walk in the woods (any woods) is quite lovely - especially is there's a nice, warm café at the end of it
Country Skittles, Hayle
www.countryskittles.com Set in beautiful rural surroundings near Hayle, Country Skittles is a great family venue for fun and food! There is a fantastic new menu for 2012 in the restaurant, and with Skittles bowling alleys, shooting gallery, loads of games and a well-stocked bar, it is perfect for families and friends to spend an evening or afternoon out.
tel. 01736 850209Map for TR27 6ER
ElementalUK, Swanpool Beach Falmouth
www.elementaluk.com ElementalUK is a Cornish adventure centre offering a range of watersports that bring you face to face with the elements. Our aim is to help you get the most from immersing yourself in the challenges and thrills of the natural world while learning valuable skills and having fun.
tel. 01326 318771Map for TR11 5BG
Encounter Cornwall, Golant, Nr Fowey
www.encountercornwall.com Fowey River Canoe Trips and Kayak Hire. 3 hour Guided Trips on the Fowey River Estuary suitable for everyone. Adults £25 children under 16 half price. Kayak Hire from £15 per person for 4 hours.
tel. 01726 832842Map for PL23 1LD
Falmouth Aquarium, Falmouth
www.falmouthaquarium.com Our Aquarium in Falmouth, Cornwall, is a fun, affordable and educational look at the marine world.
Uniquely, the Falmouth Aquarium combines the live marine life exhibits commonly found in aquariums with artefacts and the type of media found in museums. The aquarium utilises a combination of live animal exhibits, multimedia, fossils, skeletons and models to create a multidimensional experience of how our oceans work.
tel. 01326 212111Map for TR11 3EG
Falmouth Boat Hire, Custom House Quay Falmouth
www.falmouthboathire.co.uk Self drive cabin boats for up to 6 people. The only way to fully unlock and explore the River Fal. We operate even in the rain and in fact even boating can be fun in the rain. Dog friendly.
tel. 07951 610247Map for TR11 3JT
Falmouth/Porthtowan Surf School, Newquay
www.falmouthsurfschool.co.uk/ We are a mobile fully qualified BSA Surf School, who run lessons for all ages, in all weathers (conditions suitable).Pick-up points in Falmouth, we transport you and your family to the surf which is included in the price. Also Equipment Hire is available. Contact Spence for further details.
tel. 07837 712670Map for TR11 4QU
Fistral Beach Surf School, Fistral Beach, Newquay
www.fistralbeachsurfschool.co.uk We are the only surf school based on Fistral Beach, Newquay. Our surfing lessons are 2.5 hours and start from as little as £15 which includes all the equipment you'll need to get you up on your feet.
tel. 01637 850737Map for TR7 1EW
Global Boarders Surf Experiences, Marazion, Penzance, Hayle, St Ives, Sennen, Praa Sands, The Lizard
www.globalboarders.com Unique, award-winning Surf Experiences. 100% sustainable, low impact mobile surfing. Super warm wetsuits and unrivalled customer service. We take you to the best waves on any given day - make the most of a wet day by having fun, learning something new and getting even wetter.
tel. 01736 711404Map for TR17 0EA
Glory of Glass, Lerryn, near Lostwithiel
www.gloryofglass.co.uk Experience the fun of making your own decorative wall hanging in fused glass under the direction of Fused Glass Artist Wendy Bradberry. 1-day Workshops are held monthly (see website for forthcoming dates). Additionally, group bookings for 5+ people can be arranged on mutually agreed dates.
You will be taken through the thoroughly enjoyable process of creating your very own piece of glass art from start to finish. Even absolute beginners will have beautiful pieces that they have designed and crafted themselves. Your design will be ready for collection or delivery within 14 days.
Venue: The Red Store, Lerryn; a beautifully restored building situated on the riverbank in the village of Lerryn, near Lostwithiel. Arrive at 10.15am and finish around 3.
Price: £55 per person. All glass, materials, tools and use of kiln are included. Participants must be over 18. Next day bookings can sometimes be made. Light lunch provided free of charge.
tel. 07737 729789Map for PL22 0QB
greenleisure.co.uk, Based in Tregony but with centres around the County
www.greenleisure.co.uk It's likely that the heaviest of downpours would go unnoticed by those hardy souls in pursuit of such countryside activities as are on offer here
tel. 07773 255426
Harlequinns Leisure, Bude
www.harlequinns.com/ Open all year round we offer entertainment for all the family, whatever the weather. Harlequinns boasts one of the biggest Playzones for children in the South West. 'Screamers' has six fun packed levels. We also have ten lanes of ten pin bowling, the centre comes ALIVE at night with glow bowling, disco lights and funky music!
tel. 01288 355366 Map for EX23 8AR
Harlyn Surf School, Harlyn Bay
www.harlynsurfschool.co.uk Set on the golden sands of Harlyn Bay there really can be no better place to hve surfing or paddleboarding lessons. Why not try coasteering or hire one of our sea kayaks? – a great way to explore this stunning area. One of the safest beaches on the north Cornish coast and ideal for families.
tel. 01841 533076Map for PL28 8EX
Helford River Expeditions, Mawnan Smith on the Helford River
www.helfordriverexpeditions.co.uk Explore Carwinion Gardens on foot and explore the safe and sheltered Helford River by open & 'sit on top' tandem kayak with several stops along the way to take in the sights, history and splendor of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty near Falmouth Cornwall. This is a truly eco-aware and safe way of seeing this beautiful area for active families and individuals that want an occasion to remember.
tel. 07968 024457Map for TR11 5JA
Hibiscus Surf School, Fistral Beach, Newquay
www.hibiscussurfschool.co.uk Hibiscus Surf School is a womens only surf school. All instructors are female, qualified surf coaches and beach lifeguards who's aims are to introduce you to the fun and skills of surfing. Our lessons are small and personal allowing you to learn at your own pace. If you wish to bring along the family we specialise in private family surf lessons
tel. 01637 879374Map for TR7 1NY
Newquay Sea Safaris and Fishing, Newquay
newquayseasafarisandfishing.co.uk We are eco-friendly and run two large tripping boats out of picturesque Newquay Harbour.Our skippers operate a selection of fishing trips to suit all pockets and sea safaris to spot for seals, dolphins, basking sharks and sea birds. or for the more adventurous there is snorkelling with basking sharks or cage diving with blue sharks. Both boats are available for private hire e.g.birthdays, family groups,evening coastal cruises along stunning Newquay Bay.All safety equipment carried. Wildlife safe operator. Family and group discounts available.
tel. 01637 850930Map for TR7 2PZ
Orca Seafaris, Falmouth
www.falriver.co.uk/things-to-do/orca-sea-safaris Wildlife watching and Eco-tourism Trips all year round
tel. 01326 214928Map for TR3 6QJ
Raze the Roof, Penryn
www.razetheroof.co.uk Children's indoor play and laser tag arena.
tel. 01326 377481Map for TR10 9EP
Sandymouth Surf School, Sandymouth Beach, Bude
www.sandymouthsurfschool.co.uk Sandymouth Surf School operates safe and fun surfing lessons on one of Cornwall's best surfing beaches. Whatever the weather, group size, age or ability Sandymouth Surf School will provide you with the tuition and equipment that you will need to get riding the waves!
tel. 07870 472448Map for EX23 9EF
Splash Leisure Pool, Bude
www.cornwall.gov.uk/... Splash is an exceptionally popular leisure attraction which offers a general Waves Session for all the family with the thrill of the wave machine and a chance to ride the flume. There are also a variety of other sessions run at Splash i.e. Length swimming, Parent and Toddlers, Over 50’s and Aquafit classes.
tel. 01288 356191Map for EX23 8JP
The Cornsih Goldsmiths at Treasure Park, Nr Redruth
www.treasureparks.com Visit Treasure Park Cornwall's amazing family holiday attraction. Located near Redruth in Cornwall the park hosts an array of great activities and fun things to do for adults and children of all ages and in all weathers.
Built on the site of the Tolgus Tin Mine and set in stunning grounds, Treasure Park hosts a selection of stunning retail and jewellery shops, jewellery workshops and family and children s entertainment outlets all linked by twisting paths, quiet streams and water wheels. If you after Cornish Heritage and want to see tin being processed, want to try authentic Cornish food from our fabulous restaurant, have a fantastic shopping experience and incredible family fun then - look to further!
tel. 01209 203280Map for TR16 4HN
The Diving and Marine Conservation Centre, Mounts Bay
tel. 01736 364860Map for TR18 4BN
The Silver Dolphin Centre, Penzance
www.silverdolphinmarineconservationanddiving.co.uk PADE 5-star Dive and Marine Conservation Centre offering courses throughout the year - and in the rain!
tel. 01736 364860Map for TR18 4BN
The Stone Carving Workshop, Lanlivery
www.thecarvingworkshop.co.uk Spend a day stone carving with us and take home your own limestone carving. Expert tuition from Pete Graham in a beautiful woodland setting near Eden. Lunch is included, and home baking in your coffee break. Suitable for everyone from 10 to 80+. Surprise yourself with what you can make in a day!
tel. The Stone Carving WorkshopMap for PL30 5BX
Wild Food Walks, Penzance
www.wildwalks-southwest.co.uk There's no such thing as the wrong weather, just the wrong clothing! Whatever the weather, enjoy a leisurely guided walk in beautiful places. Learn about wild edible plants and seafoods, hear about historical and medicinal uses and easy recipes. Enjoy nature in a new way... public walks throughout the year, private walks also available.
tel. 01736 369719Map for TR20 8AE
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