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Explore, discover and prepare to be amazed! Cornwall is home to a huge number of award-winning attractions that are well worth a visit.

Spend the day on the island paradise of St Michael’s Mount, see a production at Minack Theatre or marvel at the wonders of the Eden Project – there is simply so much to see and do.

Take a look at our guide, below, to some of the Cornwall’s finest attractions as well as those that are right on our doorstep here at Tencreek Holiday Park.

Top picks for a great day out

Eden Project

Come and see the globally-unique experience that is the Eden Project. If you have been before, constantly changing Eden will keep you interested with new and interesting features. For children there are new trails, endless leafy places with hideaways, stepping stones and sandpits. Visit the environmental biomes from tropical rainforests to arid deserts in the worlds biggest greenhouse.

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Lost Gardens of Heligan

Unveiled in 1992 from under decades of overgrowth, the Lost Gardens were restored on a shoestring budget and hailed by The Times as “…the garden restoration of the century”. Today the mysterious gardens and estate offer over 200 acres for exploration. Discover romantic Victorian productive gardens and pleasure grounds along winding paths laid out over two centuries ago.

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Dairyland Farm World

Dairyland Farm World is a real favourite with families. It's a hugely entertaining, working bustling dairy farm (and a whole lot more!) with lots to keep everyone in the family entertained all day, come rain or shine...

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Westcountry Surf School

Learn to surf with Westcountry Surf School at Newquay’s iconic Watergate Bay! Newquay Surf School offers stunning surroundings, small groups and expert instructors focused on keeping you safe and getting you surfing!

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Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary

Porfell is just 15 minutes from Tencreek. Help support all the animals in their care, including exotic animal rescues like Macaque and De Brazza’s monkeys, Savannah and feral cats. Visit the African Plains and discover the Tribal Maasai Village with zebra, ostrich and antelope just a few feet away! The Children’s Farm is always a favourite, where you can see guinea pigs, rabbits, chipmunks, goats, sheep, pigs, ponies and donkeys.

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Porfell Wildlife Park & Sanctuary

Porfell is just 15 minutes from Tencreek. Help support all the animals in their care, including exotic animal rescues like Macaque and De Brazza’s monkeys, Savannah and feral cats. Visit the African Plains and discover the Tribal Maasai Village with zebra, ostrich and antelope just a few feet away! The Children’s Farm is always a favourite, where you can see guinea pigs, rabbits, chipmunks, goats, sheep, pigs, ponies and donkeys.

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Wild Futures Monkey Sanctuary

This is a local charity offering a safe haven for monkeys since 1964. Nestled between Looe and Seaton, they care for many different species of rescued monkeys, giving your whole family a chance to tour the monkey enclosures and meet some of its amazing monkey residents and wildlife inhabitants. Kids will love the wild play area where they can learn about the environment around them and let off some steam in the playground. Take a gentle stroll around the beautiful Wildlife Gardens and enjoy a delicious lunch at the Treetop Café.

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Carnglaze Caverns

Part of Cornwall’s mining heritage, Carnglaze Caverns consists of three man-made caverns formed as part of a slate quarry in the Loveny Valley, near the village of St Neot, Liskeard. Tour three gigantic caverns, which have a constant temperature of 10ºC. The lowest of the three caverns has a lake. You can wander around 6.5 acres of shaded woodland. Carnglaze is fun for all the family all year round.

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Bodmin & Wenford Railway

The railway has now firmly established itself as one of the country's finest steam railways, Cornwall’s only full size (standard gauge) railway still regularly operated by steam locomotives………and a great family attraction!

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Flambards Theme Park

From thrill seekers to those who prefer a gentler pace, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Take a spin on the Hornet Rollercoaster, check out the amazing views from the top of SkyRaker - the drop, twisting rider, brave the Thunderbolt and prepare to get wet on the Colorado River log flume! There’s loads of undercover soft play for little ones, hands on Exploratorium and plenty of cool stuff for kids to enjoy in Ferdi’s Funland.

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St Michael’s Mount

Explore the amazing island world of St Michael’s Mount and discover legend, myth and over a thousand years of incredible history. Stroll across the granite causeway where a legendary giant once walked and follow the footsteps of pilgrims. Boat hop to an island where modern life meets layers of history, discover a medieval castle, a sub-tropical paradise and a close-knit island community. Delve into the history of a fortress, a priory, a harbour and a home.

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Minack Theatre

Cornwall’s world famous open-air theatre, the Minack is a place like no other for watching productions. Carved into the granite cliff and set in glorious gardens overlooking the spectacular panorama of Porthcurno Bay, the Minack Theatre’s summer theatre season runs from May to September presenting drama, musicals and opera in the most dramatic of settings. Day visitors can explore this open-air theatre created from a cliffside at Porthcurno by Rowena Cade.

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