North Cornwall, in particular Padstow itself, offers visitors a host of things to do. Whether you’re here for 2 days or 2 weeks, there are plenty of activities to choose from that the whole family can enjoy. From popular attractions to adrenaline fuelled activities, you are sure to have lots of fun here in Padstow come rain or shine.
Fun for kids
The Padstow Mystery Treasure Trail – Explore Padstow on this self-guided Murder Mystery themed Treasure Trail. As you follow the Trail route, sneaky clues are waiting to be solved on existing buildings, features and monuments. Can you solve the mystery? The trail starts at Padstow Town Council Offices in the Railway car park and takes you from the Lobster Hatchery Museum on the enchanting harbour front. You will finish on the South West Coast Path. The trail is suitable for all ages from 4-106 (no children necessary!)
Old MacDonalds Farm – Do your little ones love animals? Take them to Old Macdonald’s Farm, where they can see lots of animals including pigs, cows, lambs, chickens and ponies. You can even bottle feed the lambs and even the calves with help from the adults. Aside from the animals, there are plenty of rides and attractions to enjoy (which are included in the price). From crazy golf to a pony ride, there is lots of fun for everyone to have.
Camel Creek Adventure Park – From fun rides for the little kids to thrill rides for the big kids, Camel Creek is full of experiences that the whole family can enjoy. There’s Thunder Falls Log Flumes and junior go- karts, not forgetting Swampy and Dina, Camel Creek’s very own characters that the kids can meet. Braver and bigger kids can enjoy the sea serpent roller coaster; just make sure you hold on! For adults there are plenty of cafes and places to stop to have a drink and a snack, as well as gift shops. Camel Creek is a must visit!
7 Bays In 7 Days – The Seven Bays is a wonderful collection of glorious sandy beaches centred around the rural village of St Merryn. There is Harlyn Bay, Trevone Bay, Mother Iveys Bay, Porthcothan Bay, Booby’s Bay, Constantine Bay and Treyarnon Bay. Each bay has its own unique character, from the half mile wide beach at Harlyn to the sheltered cove at Trevone. The beaches boast great waves ideal for surfers, and beautiful reef for snorkelling.
The Camel Trail – Enjoy the most amazing views whilst cycling along the disused railway line once used by the London and South West Railway. No bike? No problem. Simply hire one either in Padstow, Wadebridge, Bodmin and Wendfordbridge. The trail provides access in to the heart of North Cornwall with plenty of cafes and restaurants to visit along the way. (Bike hire available for everyone, including baby and dog trailers).
Healey’s Cyder Farm – Whether you’re looking for a complete day of fun for your group or you just want to quickly stop by, Healey’s Cyder Farm is certain to make your experience an enjoyable one. With a wide range of tours available, you can take a peek at one of the largest cyder manufacturers in the UK. There are tractor rides, self-guided tours and even taste testing of our products which includes a huge selection of jams, chutneys and marmalades. There are fruit juices for the kids and cyders & wines for the adults!
Just for adults
Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen Restaurant – Overlooking the beach with amazing views across Watergate Bay, this restaurant offers Italian influenced food with a friendly service. From breakfast through to dinner, with a selection of wine and fun cocktails, this restaurant is perfect for a relaxing sit down dinner with tasty drinks to end your evening.
Extreme Academy Water sports Centre – From surfing to bodyboarding, to handplaning and kitesurfing, Extreme Academy teaches every water sport you could ever imagine. Lessons start at one hour and cater to all abilities. Can’t decide what water sport to learn? Why not book an ‘Extreme Day’ for you and your friends, where they teach you everything with lunch included. Guaranteed fun and laughter.
Padstow Brewing Company – An award-winning independent microbrewery set up in 2013 by husband and wife Caron & Des. The brewery is based on the Trecerus Industrial Estate and has a small shop open Mon-Fri from 8am-4pm. Alternatively, you can enjoy an informal visit to the brewery with tutored tastings. Visits last about an hour and include a tasting, a beer gift pack and 10% off purchases made that day. Perfect adult fun.