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Rainy Days

You can never guarantee the weather so it's always good to have a Plan B. The weather can vary from coast to coast so it's usually possible to find the sunshine somewhere in Cornwall. We're here to help with some ideas of what to do on those long rainy days that don't let up.


If it's raining you are going to get wet anyway, so a perfect time to learn to surf! The guys at Kingsurf in Mawgan Porth will get you standing on your board and catching a wave in no time! Merlin Farm guests receive £5 off their first lesson. Or why not explore the rugged coastline with Kingcoasteer where you can expect to jump, swim, climb and find hidden caves. 7 miles away Retallick Water Sports Centre offers an Aqua Park, Flo Rider, Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Wakeboarding sessions.



Woodland offers shelter from the rain so is always a good option if you fancy getting out to stretch your legs. Explore caves and rock pools on the beach. Take Wellies, waterproofs and a change of clothes and I'm sure you'll have a great time. In the words of Alfred Wainwright — 'There's no such thing as bad weather, only unsuitable clothing.'


Lunch with a view

Stay warm and dry and enjoy lunch with some great views. How about a pub lunch at The Merrymoor Inn overlooking Mawgan Porth Beach, The Beach Hut at Watergate Bay, Afternoon Tea at The Terrace Restaurant overlooking Fistral Beach in Newquay, Lewinnick Lodge at Pentire Headland in Newquay or The Harbour Kitchen & Bar overlooking Padstow Harbour.

Visit an Indoor Rainforest

The Eden Project is home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world.

Explore massive covered Biomes to trek through the world’s largest indoor rainforest and immerse yourself in the calm fragrance of the Mediterranean Biome. Enjoy extensive Outdoor Gardens, performance and storytelling, places to rest, play and eat.

Book online to guarantee entry on the day.

Visit a Jail 

The ‘Dark Walk’ at Bodmin Jail uses theatrical effects and the latest technology to transport visitors back to Cornwall’s murky past, enabling a first-hand experience of the penal life of a working 18th and 19th-century prison on the fringes of the windswept Bodmin Moor.
Retold for 21st-century audiences, the haunting cinematic visual experience will tell stories of smuggling, mining and the everyday hardships facing Cornwall’s poorest, including tales from infamous prisoners. 


Check out Anns Cottage at nearby St Columb or Kingsley Village at Fraddon. 

Visit the Cinema

There are Cinema's at nearby Wadebridge and Newquay, also St Austell and Truro. Make sure you book ahead to avoid disappointment


Allow Extra Time for Traffic

Allow yourself extra time for getting to places. Everyone takes to their cars in the rain, and at peak times/high season expect delays.

More Rainy day links...

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