Local Attractions

Local Area

  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf at the Tehidy Golf Club, Radnor, St Ives and Truro
  • Wind surfing, sailing and canoeing
  • Horse riding
  • Tehidy Country Park with miles and miles of walks through the woodland, streams and lakes.
  • Cycling the famous coast to coast cycle trail suitable for familes.
  • Cycling The Great Lode mining heritage trail - suitable for families looking for more of a challenge.
  • Sandy bays which are life guard patrolled
  • Gardens
  • Heritage and History
  • Beautiful walks like our popular woodland walk
  • and much much more...

Further Afield

Excellent road connections and our central coastal location ensures that you can easily enjoy the best that Cornwall has to offer.

Eden Project - 35 minutes

Don't save this for a rainy day, choose a good day and enjoy it all. There is a lot to see. For ice skating, concerts and other events see their web site.

Lost Gardens of Heligan - 35 minutes

"The Gardens that time forgot".

Trevarno - 15 minutes

Home of the National Garden Museum.

Trebah - 25 minutes

"The gardens of dreams....."  

Lanhydrock - 20 minutes

This wonderful estate offers house and gardens, riverside walks and a longer walk out to Restormel Castle.

Camel Trail - 30 minutes

Another favourite cycle route. Padstow to Bodmin, via Wadebridge. This route is another of our favourites to take the children on. Fish and Chips at Rick Stein's in Padstow make a wonderful treat to finish the day.

Blue Reef Aquarium - 20 minutes

An ideal place for a wet day. The children love it here.

Newquay Zoo - 20 minutes

Newquay Zoo makes a fun day out.

Lappa Valley Steam Railway - 20 Minutes

One of the oldest railways in Cornwall. 

Porthtowan - 10 minutes

Approximately 3 miles from Tehidy this is another family and surfers favourite. The Blue Bar has great views over the sands. Car Parking is easy. A great spot to try out the body board and you can be safe in the knowledge that the RNLI will be keeping a careful watch on you and your family.

Chapel Porth - 10 minutes

Just beyond Porthtowan this National Trust beach is stunning. It has limited parking, but does have a cafe AND keep a look out for the Fishermans cottage at the top of the valley. Fresh crab or lobster make a great way to end the day.

St Ives - 15 minutes

A busy but largely unspoilt town/ harbour. St Ives makes for a great day out with ice creams, pasties, beaches, shops, Tate St Ives gallery and Barbara Hepworth Gardens, etc. It has something for everyone. Beat the traffic and take the Park and ride in from St Erth. The train runs behind the beaches with wonderful views.

St Agnes - 15 minutes

Great village, great beach, well worth a day out.

Truro - 15 minutes

A small historic city. Well worth a visit.

Pendennis Castle

A key castle in the Tudor times and has been used since then in the wars. An English Heritage site well worth a visit.

St Mawes

If you're going to St Mawes you have got to go by St Harry Ferry. St Mawes is a picturesque village and has a castle that is well worth a visit.

Minnack Theatre - 30 minutes

Combine a day out to this wonderful spot with the local beach, just below the theatre. You won't be disappointed.

Maritime Museum - 20 minutes

If you're going to Falmouth this should be on your list of places to visit. We have information in reception regarding the fishing trips from the quay.

Flambards - 20 minutes

An ideal day out for the whole family.

The Lizard - 30 minutes

The most southerly point in the the UK beautiful beaches around this spectacular peninsular.

Roskilly's - 35 minutes

Real Cornish Ice cream from an organic farm. It is slightly more expensive but the taste is great, that's why we stock it. There are some lovely walks in the area, good food and the cows are milked at 3pm. A good day out.

Cyder Farm - 10 minutes

This is a good stopping off place if your on your way to Newquay or Perran Porth for the day. A cold Rattler goes well after a hard day on the beach.

Chysauster - 20 minutes

On the way to Falmouth or Lands End. If you have children they will love this Iron Age Hill Village. It has great historic and hide and seek value. Another English Heritage spot is the famous Tintagel.

Lands End - 35 minutes

'The might of the wild Atlantic meets the towering cliffs of Cornwall.' On a calm day a walk from Sennen Cove makes an ideal way to visit Lands End. 

Poldark Mine - 15 minutes

One of the two most atmospheric mines in Europe.... English Heritage.

St Michaels Mount - 20 minutes

Walk across at low tide or catch the ferry. A wonderful spot to see the sun set too.

 National Seal Sanctuary - 25 minutes

Caring for injured or abandoned pups and returning them to the wild.

Geevor Mine - 25 minutes

The largest preserved mining site in the UK. Here Cornish mining comes to life.

Newquay Water World - 25 minutes

A 25 m tropical fun pool.

Shore Surf School - 15 minutes

Shore Surf is a British Surfing Association Approved Surf School. Not only the most established mobile surf school in the area but they also run daily lessons from their Surf Centre.

Goonhilly - 25 minutes

A satellite station that tells the story of the development of modern communications. Find this on the way to Roskillys.

Paradise Park - 15 minutes

A Tropical bird garden, fun farm and indoor play area.

Fishing - carp - 15 minutes

MK Fisheries near St Erth come highly recommended. For those who want to try fishing for the first time or are expert.

Cornwalls Crealy - 25 minutes

A children's paradise' Home of the BEAST.