How To Make The Most Of A Rainy Day In Cornwall

Whilst we’d love it to be sunny here all the time, the reality is, rainy days – even in the summer can be a frequent visitor to Cornwall.  But don’t let that stop you from having fun.   Be prepared and pack your wet weather gear so you can get out and embrace the elements:  feel the wind on your face as you stank along the coastal path, splash in rock pools, find treasures as you beachcomb along the shoreline and get muddy in the woodlands.  There’s no end to the fun you can have outside on a rainy day in Cornwall!

But we get that being outside in the wind and rain may not be your thing and that’s no problem.  There are plenty of ways you can avoid the showers in Cornwall and this list will have something for you!


The Eden Project.

World famous for their biomes, out door gardens and forward thinking educational activities, the Eden project is a day out everyone will enjoy. Shelter from the rain in the exotic biomes or put on your coat to venture out onto the garden trails.


Adrenalin Quarry. 

With the catchphrase ‘Throwing people off cliffs since 2009’ the Adrenalin Quarry is for thrill seekers where a bit of rain is the least of their concerns. Push the limits on the zip wire or giant swing then let out your anger with axe throwing (yes, you read that right…axe throwing.) Or take to the water and become one with the stormy weather while coasteering.


National Trust properties.

With over 50 National Trust properties in Cornwall alone you won’t be short of choice. Hide away from the showers in a Family house or Historic building and learn all about Cornwall’s mining heritage or run free in the nature reserves and gardens. You can also get involved with park runs and lunches with special guest like park rangers or the National Trust photographers.


Blue Reef Aquarium.

Newquay’s Blue reef aquarium is home to 40 different themed habitats with creatures ranging from sharks to turtles. Explore the animals that live along our Cornish coasts or the exotic animals of the ocean. Come face to face with extraordinary sea creatures by walking through the glass tunnel in the heart of the aquarium. A perfect day out for the whole family and an ideal way to get out of the rain.


Tate Gallery.

Set in the picturesque town of St.Ives the Tate gallery doesn’t only have wonderful art work from local artists but also the famous sculpture gardens of Barbara Hepworth. On the rainy days, you can have a guided tour of the gallery and then if the weather brightens up a guided art tour of the town is also available.


Why not download our free Brief Guide to Cornwall to find even more ideas for when you visit!


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