It’s approaching the end of the summer holidays and your bank balance (as well as your patience) is most definitely suffering. Fear not! Entertaining the kids doesn’t need to break the bank… in fact you can do it for free! Take a look at our list of great fun free activities you can do this summer in Cornwall.
Remember Flipper the dolphin? Well his friends are waiting to say hello. Take a hike across the headland and keep an eye on the water below, if you’re lucky you’ll see a few dolphins leaping through the waves. Click here for a few suggested walks where discovering dolphins (and even ancient human remains!)
Young or old, everyone loves a rock pool. You get to see all sorts of scuttling little creatures and you can even have a gentle poke if you’re feeling brave enough…. just be careful of pinching claws, it hurts more than you’d think!
Set out to the caves on Crantock beach and discover the beautiful cave carvings hiding inside. To find out more about the carvings, click here to read one of our previous blogs.
You know those bikes in the garage gathering dust? Well it’s time they saw the light of day. So plan a cycle trail and go for a ride with the family. They will love it! But a word of warning; start nice and easy, don’t over do it and take a drink and a snack with you. Click here for some suggested cycle routes
Discover a stunning new vantage point of Cornwall by walking a route you’ve never walked before. Try the South West Coastal Path – you never know what you might find!
If you feel all beached out then go to Trenance Gardens. You’ll love spending a few hours wandering around the stunning grounds and there’s plenty for the little ones too. Click here to find out more.
Take inspiration from the exhibits to create your own beach art. The beach art pictured is by Jim Denevan – click here for some stunning beach art ideas. Don’t forget to share a picture of your creations with us!
Camels aren’t only in the desert… there’s a whole herd of them. It’s true! Go and see for yourself… but best to get in touch with them first to see if it’s open.
The Knights of the round table loved Cornwall. Whether it’s because they liked the beach life or enjoyed a pasty or two we don’t know… but we do know that Cornwall is the setting to many legendary tales. Find Merlin’s mystical cave at Tintagel Cave or find the stone at King Arthur’s last battle ground alongside the Camel River where you’ll find the Arthur Stone which is pictured above. The English Heritage site have lots of information. Click here.
Cornwall’s tin and copper mines changed the fortunes of the world back in the day. Now disused, these mines are worth a visit – the Heatlands site is free and loads of fun! Click here for more info.
So go out and have yourself some free fun, then stop off here at The Bowgie Inn, Crantock on your way home to tell us all about your adventures! Enjoy!