Discover…Cornwall attractions

There are so many fantastic Cornwall attractions that you’ll never be short of things to do, come rain or shine. From visiting the breathtaking biomes of the Eden Project to the spectacular sea creatures at the Blue Reef Aquarium, there is so much to see and do.

Here’s some of our favourite Cornwall attractions that guarantee great family days out!

camel-creek-adventure-parkCamel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge (12.5 miles / 27 minutes from Hengar Manor)

With over 100 acres crammed full of activities, there’s loads on offer for the whole family at Camel Creek Adventure Park. There’s action-packed rides and rollercoasters, including The Beast – the fastest way to drop 50ft in a matter of seconds – and Raging Rivers, a fast and furious water ride. There’s also animals for the kids to meet and greet, indoor fun for when the weather isn’t so kind and lots of great on-site amenities.

camel-trailCamel Trail (Padstow, Wadebridge and Bodmin)

There’s so many great things to do in Cornwall – and the Camel Trail is a must for those who like their action on two wheels! The trail runs for 18 miles, linking Wadebridge, Bodmin and Padstow and follows a disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway. Drink in the spectacular views as you cycle or walk along the trail which runs through both a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Special Area Of Conservation (SAC). The trail hugs the Camel Estuary between Padstow and Wadebridge before joining the beautiful Camel Valley to Bodmin. The route then winds its way in-land to Bodmin Moor, ending near Blisland – just a stone’s throw from our North Cornwall holiday park. It is open all year and parking and cycle hire are easily available.

discover-cornwall-eden-projectThe Eden Project (17 miles / 35 minutes from Hengar Manor)

One of the most popular Cornwall attractions and arguable one of the most recognisable sites in the UK, let alone Cornwall, the Eden Project’s magical biomes are well worth a visit. Wander around the domes at Eden, which boasts the world’s largest rainforest in captivity, with steamy jungles and waterfalls, enjoy the stunning gardens year-round or simple take in the cutting-edge architecture. There’s also live music, with some top bands playing at the Eden Sessions and even an ice-rink to enjoy in the winter months. When thinking what to do in Cornwall, Eden has to be high on your list…

blue-reef-aquariumBlue Reef Aquarium, Newquay (24 miles, 46 minutes from Hengar)

From creatures of Cornish waters to exotic beasts from far-away lands, Blue Reef Aquarium takes you on a majestic underwater journey. Come fact to face with jellyfish, turtles, reef sharks and shoals of colourful fish. The centrepiece of the aquarium is the underwater is the spectacular coral reef home to a wide variety of ocean life, from pufferfish and angel fish.

flambardsFlambards, Helston (48 miles / 1hr 18 minutes from Hengar Manor)

Another great family day out in Cornwall, Flambards is one of Cornwall’s most well-established theme parks. Crammed full of rides and family entertainment, there’s something for everyone of all ages at Flambards…. From the Big Rides Zone, with some spectacular, high quality thrills and spills to the more gentle rides at Ferdi’s Funland. There is also an on-site restaurant and café and great facilities for children and the disabled.

Bodmin JailBodmin Jail (9.7 miles / 18 minutes from Hengar Manor)

Bodmin Jail is one of the most popular Cornwall attractions. This fascinating building, steeped in both social and architectural history, offers guests an amazing insight into Cornish penal life over the centuries.

Here you can visit the cold, dank cells look up at the thin rays of light filtering through a small barred window and imagine being sentenced to even a week in such desolation. There is plenty to see, do and learn in this fascinating visitor attraction as well as After Dark events for the hardcore jail visitor.

Bodmin_Wenford_RailwayBodmin and Wenford Railway (10 miles / 18 minutes from Hengar Manor

All aboard for Bodmin and Wenford Railway! Take a trip on a steam train through 13 miles of beautiful countryside.

Passenger train services operate between February and December, and run daily from early May to early October. There are normally between four and eight return trains each day between Bodmin General and Bodmin Parkway/Boscarne Junction.

Whilst the majority of trains are operated by a Steam locomotive, Bodmin and Wenford also have a collection of Diesel locomotives, which haul trains on some Saturdays throughout the year.

Camel Valley VineyardCamel Valley Vineyard, Nanstallon (8.6 miles / 16 minutes from Hengar Manor)

Do you love your wine? Did you know that Cornwall has one of the best vineyards in Europe? Take a trip to nearby Camel Valley Vineyard and see for yourself! Here you can sample some of the vineyard’s wines and see how these award-winning wines are made.