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The best theme parks in Cornwall

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Cornwall is home to so many amazing sights, from its awe-inspiring beaches to stunning coastal walks and amazing towns, but it is also home to some great theme parks that are perfect for families of all ages to visit when staying at a holiday park in Cornwall.

Although not commonly known for its theme parks, there is actually a great selection of attractions all around Cornwall that are the perfect accompaniment to your next holiday at Tencreek. Read on to find out a little more about some of these theme parks and the sorts of exciting things you can expect on your visit.

The best theme parks in Cornwall:

  • Flambards Theme Park
  • Camel Creek Adventure Park
  • Trethorne Leisure Park
  • Hidden Valley Discovery Park
  • Kidzworld Adventure Play

Flambards Theme Park

Location: Helston

Flambards Theme Park

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Flambards is probably one of the best-known theme parks in Cornwall and is situated just outside the town of Helston on the south coast of the county. This award-winning family attraction has a whole host of exciting experiences to offer, from unique indoor attractions like the Victorian Village and the abundance of thrilling rides including the new and exciting ride ‘Sky-Force’.

Some of the best and most exhilarating rides in Cornwall can be found at Flambards, including the Thunderbolt, Skyraker, Sky Swinger, Hornet Rollercoaster and fun-filled Log Flume.

Created in 1976, the location started its life as a modest aviation museum set up by Douglas Kingsford Hale. Growing in popularity, the park has never looked back and now welcomes thousands of visitors every year. The park is so popular due to its diverse range of rides and attractions, meaning there truly is something for everyone, with rides for kids of all ages.

The blog Mudpie Fridays visited Flambards with her family recently and commented about her experiences on her blog: “My favourite thing about Flambards is that it is a theme park we can enjoy together as a family. Because of the age difference between the boys and so the height difference, we have visited theme parks before where we end up splitting up. Which although fun still, it is not exactly the family day out we had planned. What I really like about Flambards is that we did not have to do that. This made for a much more enjoyable day out for all of us.”

Top attractions to enjoy at Flambards:

  • Sky-Force
  • Victorian Village
  • Jurassic Journey
  • Dino Express
  • Thunderbolt

Camel Creek Adventure Park

Location: Wadebridge

Camel Creek Adventure Park

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Situated in Wadebridge, Camel Creek Adventure Park gets its name from its proximity to the famous Camel Estuary. The perfect location all year round, the Adventure Park interprets legends of the local area and turns them into a great day out for the whole family.

With attractions designed to suit all conditions, you won’t need to worry about weather on your visit as there will always be something to keep the little ones occupied. Some of the exciting rides to experience include the Clown Coaster, Creeky Water Rush, Dancing Flowers, Dizzy Dina and Swampy’s Drop.

Not only does Camel Creek Adventure Park have an amazing selection of rides, it also hosts a plethora of themed events year round, so whether it is the height of summer, Halloween or Christmas, you’re bound to find something to keep the kids entertained.

Top attractions to enjoy at Camel Creek:

  • Swampy’s Drop
  • Clown Coaster
  • Junior Keepers Experience
  • Mission SIMpossible

Trethorne Leisure Park

Location: Launceston

Trethorne Leisure Park

Image credit: Trethorne Leisure Park

Need the perfect place to let the kids run around and unwind? Trethorne Leisure Park is the ideal attraction with over an acre of outdoor play areas, a whole host of cute and friendly animals to meet and indoor play barns to keep kids big and small entertained from dusk till dawn.

Situated near the Devon border in Launceston, kids can get up close and personal to cuddly animals, ride ponies, enjoy a game of ten-pin bowling or whiz off some energy on one of the many indoor and outdoor slides.

Where To Go With The Kids comments on Trethorne Leisure Park on their website, explaining a little more about the attractions you can expect: “Trethorne Leisure Park is a theme park near Launceston in Cornwall. There’s plenty there to keep the family entertained. The leisure park is a family-run attraction and there are even animals waiting to meet you in their animal barn. Their animals include a horse, pony, donkeys, goats, ducks, rabbits and more. There is a large indoor play area and over an acre of outside play areas. Outside they have bouncy pillows, crazy golf, paddle boats, a climbing wall and dino karts. Plus, trampolines, a climbing frame, playhouses, tube slides, aerial glide and more.”

Top attractions to enjoy at Trethorne Leisure Park:

  • Puzzle Trails
  • Forbidden Mansion
  • Railway
  • Maze
  • Gardens

Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Location: Launceston

Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Image credit: Hidden Valley Discovery Park

Also known as The Puzzle Park, Hidden Valley Discovery Park is situated in Launceston and is a park full of puzzles, designed to challenge the mind and keep the family occupied for hours on end.

Their website describes a little more about the puzzles and their mystery: “The strangest creatures within Hidden Valley have created these puzzles to send you doolally. Explore and uncover but don’t get befuddled, solve all their challenges before you get muddled! Children will love following the Muddlers Mystery Trail over the wooden bridge, through the woods, along twisting and winding paths solving the puzzles and discovering all kinds of mystery characters, fairy houses, secret places, and the answers to some special Muddler challenges. At the end, you can try to light the Muddler Light Bulb by entering your score in the Big Light Bulb Challenge display.”

Kidzworld Adventure Play

Location: St Austell

Kidzworld Adventure Play

Image credit: Kidzworld Adventure Play

Kidzworld Family Adventure is based on the outskirts of St Austell and has a whole range of indoor and outdoor activities to keep the whole family entertained. With nine attractions to choose from including slides and soft play, roller skating, outdoor play, trampolines, dodgems and much more.

There are designated soft play areas for all ages, including even the littlest of visitors. Many of the attractions are situated indoors, making Kidzworld the perfect place all year round and in all weather conditions.

If you’re planning to visit Cornwall on a family holiday and want to enjoy some fun at a theme park with the kids, then hopefully this guide has given you a few ideas of where you can visit. For more tips, guides, and advice, make sure to visit our news page.

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